Monday, August 25, 2014

Few of My Favorite Things In Indonesia Fashion Week 2014

So, here it is... a few of my favorite things in IFW14

The ART exhibition, or rather called a Fashion Photography Exhibition (? yea I'm not so sure what to call that) was placed at the exit of JCC which is an odd place because not a lot of people are there, maybe some, the ones who are waiting for the drivers or things to get but not much... so I think it was a pity to put the photographs there when people could only enjoy it for a slight second. The photos are pretty well directed and the models are wearing Denny Wirawan adn Priyo Oktaviano collections that I truly obsessed with they are absolutely amazing. Just if... people could see the amazing detailing on the clothes in the pictures longer and in a place where there was no hustle and bustle people exiting the JCC, I think it could be a brilliant exhibition.

 AW Wardrobe prints and the gecko neon prints mixed with stripes are very suitable for teenagers and great for casual styling for young adults. Pair it with skirts; pencil, midi, maxi, any... some heels with clutch and dainty accessories, and you're ready to go. They are the kinda pieces that you want to let clothes speak for itself without over doing it with statement jewels.

I would say that almost everything in this post are attention seeker pieces. Cut out, sequins, sheer elements, fringes and prints!!!
My eyes was drawn into the dresses which has real sketches printed on it, definitely an interesting twist in an LBD.

Can't wait to see what's on IFW 2015, maybe new place for the photographs? ;)

And also, I am so annoyed right now because I forgot a couple of the brands' name I mentioned here.
The super cute and sassy dress is from a clothing line from Bali and the second picture which I'm obsessed about, is such a stunning piece along with the sequins and fancy party dress shown below is also one of the brand name that I forgot, so please if you know what are their names, let me know in the comments below! Enjoy :)


Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Dorhout Mees brought us underwater for her SS15 fashion show with the title "O".
The atmosphere was calm, soothing and very whimsical.

"Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it" - Lao Tzu

Her miraculous fascinations towards the studies of microscopic difference between water crystals with simple geometric shapes versus water crystals which was meditated next, yielding complex mathematical shape definitely stunned me. Inspiration does come from everywhere and she amazes me with hers.

The mood was set by the time we entered the what looks like an auditorium at Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam. Dorhout Mees then started her show with a video, giving us a sneak peek of the story she's about to tell us through her collection. The very well produced video was well thought of, it flows beautifully with the collection.

She mixes all the three things women lust in their closet, an haute couture looking dress that is ready to wear but still is the basic they need with an extra twist of print, fabric, texture and/or modern designs.

She always combined her designs with unconventional materials that are still wearable. Because according to Ms Mees, elegance in style and wearability are some of the most important element when it comes to designing.
Dorhout Mees that has achieved such an impeccable fashion journey and learning from the best by working at big designer names such as Bruuns Bazaar and Tommy Hilfiger.

"All our thoughts actually affect the cells in your body. I thought it was something special that something that seems so elusive suddenly became visible to the naked eye. ", that is became the base of my collection says Esther

Thus you could see; there are some ruffles, a lot of folds, sheer elements, undone cuts that looks like tears flowing, ripple effect prints, mirror effect, geometric pattern, lines, even down to the fabric choices that are soft like water and looks like how the water catches the sun shine. Even more detailed to the hair styling and the shoe designing where she distinguish the fabric that looks like a wet shoe, and suede that represents dry.

"The collection was a true treat for the eyes, you couldn't help but to be fixated as in trance by the beauty and impeccable detailing." says Isabelle from nowfashion and I couldn't agree more! It was like an art.

Special thanks to Ms Esther Mees and her Team

Thank you to Ms Esther Mees for the invitation and gave me the opportunity to attend your show. It was a surreal experience, an unforgettable one. It was beautifully designed; even right from the start and the collection really represent the whole story and inspiration of water crystals that transforms under the influence of the environment. The prints & ruffles are irresistable, with soft colors and delicate touches, yet the designs are very structural and contemporary. Your show was truly amazing, the imagination and the thoughts that you put into it is really unbelievable. Once again, thank you for such a great show. Congratulations!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


   Going to Europe was definitely (still is, because you can't get enough of Europe) on my bucket list, and it's one of my biggest dream that I get to attend fashion shows around the world. 
Fortunately, both of them happened at the same time and I'm eternally grateful for that.

   Last July I went to Europe for a family holiday and I knew that there will be a fashion week just around the corner. Knowing that I'm that close to my dream, it made me dream a little bit bigger (if that make sense..). 
I got in Holland just a few days before I decided to find out how I could attend the show. 

   And shortly, the designer of Dorhout Mees, Esther Mees, emailed me back saying that she would absoloutely invite me and  I couldn't be more happy :)
Even though there were some style dilemma and heels drama (stay tuned for more posts about it!) and even if there were any tears (there was...) it was pure joy.

   So let's see what was in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, the biggest fashion week in the world!! *my excitement level is through the roof*

Still couldn't stop smiling. Your girl is so happy. Did this on her own 
#proudself #teammakeyourselfhappy #makeyourdreamscometrue #workforyourdreams