Saturday, July 12, 2014

Summer Look

(H&M Floppy Hat, F21 Tropical Print Blazer, Zara Bag, The Editor's Market Bralet, Oudre Leather Skirt, flatform sandals from Hongkong)

If you have a sneak peek of how my wardrobe looks like right now, I can guarantee you that the majority is black and white. I suppose that's because of my obsession into monochrome, but really, black and white color is very easy to mix and match with. But then I decided that my wardrobe needs more color. So when I was strolling around F21 back on my Hongkong trip the other day, I just felt that I had to buy this tropical print blazer. It was a love at the first sight when I saw this cutie hanging on the wall. Perhaps that's because I was craving badly for a beach holiday and this tropical print reminds me so much of the vacation I needed. Ugh I miss Bali.

Photo credits to my talented friend, Arnold.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Tweed Midi Skirt

It's not very surprising to see midi skirt everywhere as it is quite trending at the moment. Midi skirt is a very flattering piece as it helps to draw attention to your small waist as it hides the hips very well. Midi skirt is usually paired with a sabrina top and a pair of strap heels - to make the whole look sweet and elegant. This time though, I try to explore and play around. I want to style it differently, something other than just the sweet look. I came up with this edgy look, by pairing the tweed midi skirt with a black bralette and a pair of boots with chunky heels. I love how the chunky heeled boots made the whole outfit less girly and more edgy!

On top of that, I put on a blazer as a statement to the whole look.

(The Editor's Market Bralette, Zara Boots and Blazer, Oudre Rolled Clutch, ChlorineClothe Tweed Midi Skirt)

By the way, have you seen my makeover and styling video? You can watch it on my previous post!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Makeover & Styling Challenge by Claudia Phankova / TRESemme Style Seeker Hunt

As you all might have already known, I am currently in the running for TRESemme Style Seeker Hunt Road to New York with the other Indonesian bloggers. We're currently on our last challenge (out of three!) and I gotta admit that doing all these three past challenges has been really fascinating and challenging at the same time! The two lucky winners will fly off to New York! I really hope I can win!! Nonetheless, it's already an honor for me to be invited to participate in this competition by TRESemme X Gogirl! :)

My current mood board.

I have always got inspired by New York either from the street style or beauty trend! I love that the New York street style somehow reminds me of how effortlessly independent and elegant the NY ladies are. These are all my current favorites, and as you all can see, black&white, midi skirt and a lot of outerwear. Whereas most people invest in bag and shoes, I, on the other hand, invest a lot in outerwear. I have always had this secret wish secretly that someday I could move to someplace where winter does exist so I get to have excuses to shop more outerwear lol. 

For the last challenge, I was doing a makeover and styling for a friend of mine, Hikaru! Styling is my favorite thing to do but usually I only do styling for my sisters, or when I do photoshoot for my online clothing. Apart from that, it was my first time doing make over for someone else thus I was really looking forward to it! It was really exciting to do a makeover and styling for her because she is very petite and a typical girl next door. 

It was also Hikaru's first time modelling and she was extremely nervous about that in the beginning. I didn't blame her though cause standing in front of camera can be intimidating sometimes hahaha.

Here's the whole make over and styling process!

In total, I did three different kinds of styling for her. All the looks though have something in common, which is the black and white color palette, or monochrome. I intentionally only choose monochrome as the main concept of all these three looks, cause I believe that I can create the black and white ensembles in different styles. Proving that monochromatic palettes don't have to be boring. We can explore the styles from grunge look, to chic look or even sweet look. Monochromes come in many, many forms.

For the make up, I want to keep a clean look, with red lips as the perfect statement taking the whole look into higher level. I want to give black and white a fresh and modern makeover.

The first look with the low pony tail hairstyle is the modern and clean look.

The second look is the sweet and elegant look.

The third look is the grunge look.

Which styles do you prefer and why?

More pics!

Before the Makeover & Styling.

Before - After

By the way, I would like to ask your help once again to vote for me by simply liking my pics on my instagram. Thank you lovelies!!

If you haven't join this competition, then you'd better hurry up! Flying off to New York might not only be just a dream. Submit your entry now!
Check out the link on my previous post and you can find out how to join this competition.

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

DKNY Spring 2014 / Tresemme Style Seeker Hunt - Road to New York

Most people's favorite city is usually Paris, but people who know me well know that unlike most people,
my favorite city is New York. 

I love the 'big city' so much since I was a teenager, when I began falling in love with fashion. I grew up watching Sex and The City and it will forever be my go-to fashion serial movie. That's when I know, New York is on the top of my must-visit place. I swear to myself that someday I am going to visit New York. I will be experiencing the real hustle there, witnessing all the fashion people with an amazing sense of style walking around the busy streets, stumbling upon a fabulous vintage clothing store and cute bakery.

That's my dream.

With a beautiful city like that, no one would argue that the best fashion designers were born in New York. Proven by DKNY, a label by Donna Karan, my most favorite fashion designer (Period.) who has been busy creating an amazing collection for the past twenty five years - which is considered a pretty long time in fashion, isn't it?

For their 25th Anniversary, they were marking down this special occasion with revisiting their best hits, on their Spring 2014 Runway Show. With their taking trip down the memory lane of their greatest hits, we can obviously see their signature body suits, sporty wear, all with bold DKNY logos, everywhere. It was such a perfect combination between the nostalgic memory and the versatility of the design. Think about parka, snapback, mesh top, denim overalls, blazer! There was indeed an energetic and celebratory spirit at the Spring 2014 Runway Show!

My favorite look of the show! The shirt dress was worn underneath a blazer and paired with heeled sneakers. This look was simple yet really versatile at the same time! 

Cropped trench coat over a white shirt and mesh skirt. Eyegasm!

Another favorite look. Love the idea of the trench coat!

This look reminds me of cotton candy! Such a lovely color palette.

A very sophisticated mesh gown.

We can definitely see the beauty trends here: the effortlessly chic low ponytail and the signature bright orange-red lips. It ain't a small task to find a beauty look to suit all style, but they nailed it!

The show was closed by Rita Ora in adorable DKNY look, who is currently the latest face of the brand.

The great figure behind all the magnificent collection of DKNY. She truly has done an amazing job translating the street style into all these trendy pieces!

I was really enjoying myself browsing through their Spring 2014 Collection, thus I was really thrilled to turn the runway look into my daily style. I actually love most of the looks from the runway but I decided to come up with this look. The overall look I came up with focusing on the mesh material and white color theme. Simplicity really never fails me.

(H&M Mesh Top, Apparel After Dark Spaghetti Tank, White Skirt from Bangkok Local Designer, Wittnes Shoes, Kate Spade Bag)

As I have mentioned before in my previous post, I am extremely excited to be able to participate in TRESemme Style Seeker Road Hunt to New York by TRESemme x Gogirl! to fly off to New York to watch the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Therefore, I am asking for a favor to help vote me by liking my pictures on my instagram! Here's the link.
Lots of love for the help!

If you want to win a chance to fly off to New York, you can join NOW! Don't miss the almost once-in-a-lifetime chance to win the prize to fly off to New York to watch the #MBFW live!
All you have to do is to register yourself and buy any of TRESemme products and upload your picture with your best style and ask your friends to vote for you or click here for more information.

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