Rabu, 23 November 2011

Inspiring: Sketches by Krisna Pramadita

A year ago I found a facebook account, containing beautiful sketches. It's Krisna Pramadita's facebook. He designed cute, beautiful, & elegant outfit for hijabi, woman and man, too.. Woww,, wide range of design..

I asked permission to him for posting his sketches here, along with a little interview. Hope it can inspire you, too.
Well, this time i'll use Bahasa Indonesia :) *If I have more spare time, I'll translate it into English heheheh*

Muslim attire
[Ask 1] Mas Krisna mulai suka mendesain sejak kapan?
"Suka mendesign itu sejak SMP, tapi masih gambar sekenanya saja, paling lihat almarhum ibu buat pola dan menjahit pakaian untuk anak-anaknya, di SMA ikut kelas tata busana dan mulai memberanikan diri mewujudkan design yang dibuat."
Sketches in black theme
[Ask 2] Apakah dari awal mas Krisna sudah sekolah desain hingga jadi fashion designer?
"Awalnya saya belajar otodidak, karena sekolah formal yang saya tekuni pun bukan di bidang design, tapi di keperawatan. Namun begitu saya bekerja di garment di Bandung, saya memberanikan diri buat sekolah malam di Pusat Pendidikan Design Bandung. Jujur saja capek banget melaluinya, dimana pagi sampai sore itu bekerja dan malamnya harus sekolah dengan tugas-tugas yang seabreg banyaknya."

Muslim attire
[Ask 3] Sketsa mas Krisna kan ada di majalah wanita muslim ya? Bisa ceritakan awal mulanya?
"Awalnya di tahun 2008 saya dengan isengnya ikut lomba skesta design di majalah wanita muslim UMMI, memang tidak menang saat itu, namun malah diminta untuk mengisi rubrik sketsanya sampai April 2011 kemarin."

Mood board & collages

[Ask 4] Dalam mendesain, mas Krisna dapat inspirasi dari mana?
"Ehm... bicara inspirasi design dapat darimana, alhamdulillah saya dapat banyak sekali inspirasi design dari mulai lingkungan sekitar, majalah, internet atau saat hangout, nonton film, denger musik."

Thank you for the interview, mas Krisna :)
Now we know that to be a fashion designer, there's no "late" word. Even though your education has no relationship with fashion thingy, you could start learning from now (if you have a faith in fashion industry). Inspiration can come from anywhere, so make sure you open your eyes and mind! :D Have a nice day, peeps!

BTW, you can browse his facebook "Krisna Pramadita" to see more sketches.

Selasa, 15 November 2011

Dear Diary

Okay, so this is a spontaneous post. Do not expect to see anything fashionable here, coz i'm treating my blog as a diary. Just skip this post, okay.

Phewww I felt a little sad. And a little bit disappointed. Ummm, maybe not a little. That's why I wrote this post.

This night after magrib, my brother brought his friends from college to do their task. They are my bro's new friends (first-year college students a.k.a mahasiswa baru). Twenty five boys & girls got into my house.
After preparing mango ice for the guests, me, mom & dad went to a mall, coz our house was noisy (yeah imagine 25 people talking at the same time). Tunjungan Plaza was our destination to find peace (;p). Hehee actually my Dad had a meeting there, and my mom & I was just hanging out (again, to find peace, coz our home was in chaotic situation)

First Disappointment
After eating, buying (discounted) books, and tired of walking, Dad hasn't finished his meeting. So I decided to take a seat at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaves (TCB)--which located near the car park. I have never ever bought anything there, nor entered those coffee shop. My curiosity told me to try some of the menu. My Mom had already sat & read her books. And how could we sit without buying anything? So I bought hot chocolate (coz I avoided caffein) at Rp 40.500. Aaaawwww such an expensive price for a cup of hot choco!!!!

Well, probably for some people who loves to hangout, they would spend more money to sit & chit chat, accompanied by a cup of good coffee.
My disappointment was, I AM NOT GOOD ENOUGH to know which one is expensive & which one is cheap. I enjoy coffee, but I can't tell you the difference between a sachet of instant coffee which you can get at Rp 1.500 per serving, and a hot cappuccino at a coffee shop which cost more than Rp 30.000. I just like coffee. Doesn't matter how they make it. Same with tea. A cheap cup of tea like teh Tongtji would taste as best as an expensive infusion of Dilmah tea. And chocolate? I like MILO more than what I bought tonight! (Oops sorry TCB, it's the fault of my tongue, not your barista).

So, this time, my curiosity made me realize, that I actually don't have to try any expensive beverage anymore. Coz it will only make me lose my money (without an added value to some kind of appreciation). I mean, if you appreciate classical music, then going to an exclusive concert will relieve your thirst of rhythm. But if you don't really know music, then hearing those music only in MP3 will be OK.

Think before you do something, Tia. Do you really need it? Or just want it?

Second Disappointment
Finally dad, mom & me went home at 10 pm. And found out that my bro's & his friends were still at our house. Motorcycles were everywhere. And my dad's car couldn't get in to the garage.
The right thing to do was to ask my bro's friends whose motorcycle was parked in the way of the car. But after asking, NONE OF THEM really moved. They just... seeing, looking left and right, keep standing in their place. What??
In my opinion, there should be someone feeling responsible. Maybe calling out of his friends who owned the motorcycle, or helping my dad moving the motorcycles. MY DAD BECAME THE ONLY ONE who moved the bikes (with a help from my brother). Whaaattt???
Are kids (pardon me, teens) nowadays so ignorant??? They were just looking at what happened in no expression, like confused, don't know what to do. Why didn't they help?? Although it's not their motorcycle, it belonged to their friends.

This kind of "don't care" behavior, I usually found in my brother's friends. To the house owner, they didn't say hi nor give salam. Just being so ignorant. Well, I can't (and shouldn't) generate all of my bro's friends like that, but I can say, maybe 90% have those kind of i-don't-care-about-anything-but-me behavior.

It's not that as the house owner we want to be respected, no, it's not something like that. But to survive in social world, at least you should have respect to other, especially to the ones older than you.

Well, I'm not saying that I'm already perfect. I learned much at college. Feel the urge to help people in needs. Although it's just a small thing like helping a person collecting his dropped pen, giving direction to a confused people at a supermarket, smiling to a cashier, or just getting rid of a rock which lays in the middle of the street.

I am happy, I grew older with such great-and-caring friends. I learned from my friends to take care, to go to the kitchen and help preparing the foods while everyone was having a fun chit chat outside, to be the last person on an event (like breakfasting at friend's house) and cleaning all the mess. It's probably tiring, and it makes me sick to see others happy while me doing those jobs. But by then, I learned to be a more caring person. If it's not us who feels responsible, then who?

And I expected my brother at least has some friends who also responsible like what my friends did back at college.

Sigh. Things were different now, huh? I hope those kids will grow up soon, so they'll be able to see what's good in our custom, and what's not :)

Sorry for the long & whining post. Feels much better after writing this ;p

Kamis, 13 Oktober 2011

Poster Design: Financial Planning for Newly Weds

Tadaaaa, my new poster design! I was so excited to make this poster coz my design concept was: comic!
You know, "financial planning things" looked a lil' bit scary and boring, so why not spice it up with a cute poster? :D
design by: me
Do come to the event if you wanna know more about how to arrange money, whether you're a new wife, or just planning to get married soon :)
*Pssst, limited seats, only for 30 participants!

Selasa, 11 Oktober 2011

Giveaway Winners!

Finally! Congratulation for the winners :D And thanks for everyone participating, I hope you all get your luckiness something sometime ^^ Thank you for spreading the happiness!

Pourvous Dream Aromatic Pillow: Rafabacil & Dweedy

Vannara Cardigan: Riska Susi

Tealovero Blooming Tea: Santril & Ardyan Nisa

Ethnic Necklace: Eriska Idamantari

I've sent my emails & will wait until the next 2x24 hours for respond. If not, I'll choose another winner. Fair? All winners have confirmed :) Please wait patiently yaaaa ^^

*How did I choose the winner?
I list down everyone participating, according to what they want. Then I took random number. Voila, I got the winners (and checked if they did all the rules) ;)

Jumat, 07 Oktober 2011

To Lose and to Have

To Lose
World has lost one great person yesterday. Yeah, Steve Jobs has left us with his wonderful inventions :')
I believe, he carries blessings to the world afterlife. Imagine this: every time a person reads Qur'an in iPhone, or each time someone learn new things through his iPad, or maybe when a person creates da'wah video using his apple macbook? And how many hearts had been touched by Steve's speech? I don't know him, but may he rest in peace :)

To Have
And i want to share you a story, dear bloggers.. A few days ago, some of us might received spreading letter about a sick baby named Aaliyah, asking for donation. As usual, I've never really believed about such messages, coz I'm afraid it's just a hoax. I DIDN'T EVEN TRYING to find out the truth. i was busy with my ignorance, astaghfirullah :(

But some of my friends care. They did ring the hospital written in the message (which is RKZ Surabaya), and found out that the baby was really there. And they contacted the baby's father, wanting to know the baby's condition. They visited the hospital. Aaliyah was still sick, diagnosed with asfixia: a condition where brain cannot automatically tells lungs to breathe. So, her life depends on the use of ventilator, attached to her throat, which cost nearly Rp 4million per day.
Due to the high cost, Aaliyah's parents who depends only on the UMR based salary, needs help.

Please follow @coin4aaliyah, and read the whole story of Aaliyah here.

As we still have the chance to breathe freely, feel blessed. Be thankful to God. And if you still have time, please follow the twitter link above, pray for Aaliyah, and RT the important news. If you still have money, a donation will be great too :) Syukron. Jazakumullah khairan katsir.

Senin, 03 Oktober 2011

Cute Finds: Fairy Shoes

Fairy things will always be sweet as it reminds us to our childhood bed time stories.
Be prepared, I'll post some extremely cute things from my recently-found-favorite-shop at Etsy. I'm not lying, I stopped breathing when I saw these. Whoooaaa what cuuuteee shoooess & accesories >.<
Here they areeeee...

Pictures from Fairysteps shop
Super duper cute leather shoes from Fairysteps, England. I'm eyeing on that sand-colored leather shoes, but it cost US$ 176 T_T Gosh, the maker is soooo creative! And it's all handmade!

Pictures from Zave's felt shop
I WANT that fairy shoes having curly front!!! It's US$ 62 from Zave's felt, Lithuania. They are all made from felt wool, and you can see that the shoes don't have any stitch. OW MY GOD I want to be able to make thaaaattt!

Just visit their shops and, I don't know about you, but I do wanna cry wanting these and thats :D

Selasa, 20 September 2011

Giveaway! Do you love freebies? :D

Assalamu'alaikum.. Hiiiiii everyoooneeee... Halo semuaaaa :D
This time, I'm holding a GIVEAWAYYY!!! Yayyy!! Who doesn't love giveaway? ;D

But sorryyy, this giveaway is open for those who lives at Indonesia only ^^
Hence, I'll use Bahasa Indonesia for this post.... starting from... NOW!

Hadiahnya bisa dipilih tergantung mana yang disuka:

  • Blooming tea dari Tealovero untuk 2 pemenang
  • Kalung etnik untuk 1 pemenang
  • Dream Aromatic Pillow dari Pourvous untuk 2 pemenang 
  • Cardigan dari Vannara untuk 1 pemenang
Totalnya ada 6 hadiah. Berarti bakal ada 6 pemenang, ya :D

Cara ikutannya? --> baca baik-baik ya B-)
  1. Pilih hadiah yang diinginkan (boleh lebih dari satu)
  2. Join socmed SPONSOR: untuk Tealovero: add FB-nya | untuk Pourvous: follow @mypourvous & Like Pourvous.Bodycare | untuk Vannara: Like fanpagenya. Follow blog tealovecoffee ga wajib kok, tapi dianjurkan (hahaha)
  3. Tulis di kolom komentar: 
  • hadiah apa yang kamu inginkan
  • bahwa kamu udah join socmed sponsor (sebutkan akunmu juga ya untuk ngecek ;D)
  • khusus hadiah dari TealoveroPourvous dan Vannara: produk apa yang paling kamu sukai dari web-nya sponsor? (silakan ke webnya mereka untuk pilih2 apa yang kamu suka ya)
  • alamat emailmu (untuk dihubungi kalau menang)
  • kalau ikut menyebarkan giveaway ini via twitter atau via blog (untuk dapat tambahan poin)
Contoh komentar: 
Tia: "Saya pilih hadiah dari Toko ABC, sudah follow twitternya ABC dari akun saya @tianandaw. Udah follow blog ini juga lho. Kalo dari webnya ABC, paling suka kecapnya soalnya paling murah.
Juga hadiah dari XYZ. Udah di-like dari akun Tiananda. Paling suka produk anu karena blablabla.
Semoga menang :D | tiananda_w(at)yahoo(dot)com"

Ketentuan lainnya:
  • Diharapkan 1 orang nulisnya di 1 komentar aja ya supaya gampang rekapnya :)
  • Pemenang akan dipilih secara acak tanggal 5 Oktober 2011 
  • Satu pemenang hanya bisa mendapatkan satu produk
  • Pemenang akan dihubungi dari alamat email yang dicantumkan
Ada yang kurang jelas? Good luck ya! :D

Rabu, 14 September 2011

DIY: Harem Pants

Do you like harem pants? I don't know, haven't got the chance to wear harem pants without making my hips looked wider than ever :p
However, last week I spent 3 hours thinking and creating my own batik harem pants. Wanna know how? See this pic :)
PS: sorry for the blurry images. Taken by my 2MP cell phone.

Well, just draw the pattern on your fabric: make sure it's wide (mine was maybe 2x wider than my usual pants)
The pattern was the same, front & back
Sew the sides
Crumple the waist, sew to make pleats
Leave the waist it wide enough so you can wear it & pin it to secure
(You could just add elastic band or zipper, but I was too lazy to do that -__-*)

I know, if any of you understand how to make pattern, my pattern was too simple and not good hahahaha
Wait for the next few days, I will wear this pants :p
PS: see this post, I used the pants! :D

Senin, 05 September 2011

Featured: She Radio Website

Assalamu'alaikum, friends!!
On Friday I was called by She Radio FM to tell the audience (ON AIR!!) about my latest holiday (mudik) and blogging activity. That was a freaking 3 minutes of speaking, hehehhee *I had a sort of phobia to show up in front of people*
And guess what? They featured my interview on their website!! Aw aw awww >o< *hiding inside wardrobe*
Despite of those "lebay" choices of words in the title (c'mon, I'm not extraordinary >__<), and a grammatical mistake at "be informed and origins" (maybe it should be: share useful information and be original), alhamdulillaah I feel so happy to be given a chance being featured hehehe.
Thanks to She Radio 99.6 FM Surabaya! :D
I hope those tips are useful, too :)

Kamis, 01 September 2011

Eid Mubarak! Journey to Bogor :D

Assalamu'alaikum, Selamat Idul Fitri ^^
Please forgive me shall I did many many mistakes to you all, readers...

I celebrated Eid mubarak at August 31, how 'bout you? :D
After doing eid prayer yesterday at Cimahi, me and family + my grandma went to Bogor!!!
At Bogor, lived my grandma's older brother. Buuuut, before we visited him, we did: Culinary journey! Hehehehehe

I had lived at Bogor for about 4 years when I was a child, and going to Bogor reminded me of the past :')
Aaahhh I love the foods there, especially Kue Ape and gorengan sold by emang-emang (young man) around the houses.

Well, the first place we visited yesterday was: Bogor Permai. Actually it's a restaurant combined with minimarket & selling traditional cakes too. But we didn't get into the restaurant :P It's the street's food that we missed. Usually, there were tukang Batagor, Es Sekoteng, Soto Mie, and Toge Goreng. But since yesterday was Eid day, many were closed >__<
We ate Toge Goreng (opens yesterday). As we remembered, it was the bestest Toge goreng ever! I've been wanting it for 2 years (the last time I ate it was 3 yrs ago). But I don't know, it tasted different and not as good as I knew. But still, compared to other toge goreng at some resto, it's the best :)
Theeeen got in Bogor Permai's minimarket and bought.... Kranggae Binggrae Ice Cream :P Hehehehe, yeah it's not Bogor's thing but I've been curious to taste those Korean ice cream, the fish-shaped ice cream! Cute XD It's vanilla ice cream with red bean paste covered by fish-shaped wafer :d hmmm want it more!

Toge goreng, Kedai Kita, Klappertaart and Pia Apple pie. My outfit: Ribbony blouse. Worn that since eid prayer :D
And we went to Jl. Pangrango. Aaaaaahhh actually, there were Kedai Kita cafe, selling the yummmieesstt grilled pizza! It's grilled inside firewood stove, and it smelled deliciosoooo.. But the cafe was closed >_<
Across the cafe, was the famous Bogor's gift: Pia Apple Pie. Cute small store, look at my narcissistic photos :P heheheh. Bougt the apple pie with my brother.
Aaand, beside Pia Apple Pie, was a Klappertaart store. Nice taste too but I ran out of those Klappeertart due to the crowded store -___-"

Hehehhe that's my culinary story :D byebyeeeee
*blogging from my grandma's house*

Pictures were taken from my blekberih and edited with photoscape. luv u Photoscape :*

Rabu, 24 Agustus 2011

I Joined Food Photo Sharing!

Hurraaayyy I got a chance to join Food Photo Sharing with Jiewa-Inijie the Food Blogger, at Omnivoro Fusion Cafe. The event was held by Akademi Berbagi--it's a movement to share free education about various topic. Cool, isn't it? :D

"The event is not a workshop," Jiewa explained. "This is a mini sharing, where we could discuss things about food photograhy."

Awww i was sooo excited. I love capturing food wherever i eat. But my knowledge about camera-world was noooneeee. So, this event would help me much!

At first segment, Jiewa explained some tips to do food-photography, which is totally different to fashion-photo & scenery-photo. Then, Omnivoro cafe prepared some beautifuuulll food to us for practicing photography.
Up left: Having fun practicing photography skill | Up right: I lost focus -__-" | Bottom right: hehehe quite okay :D

Here's some Live tweet from my twitter account, about the "mini sharing". A little bit random, but i hope you can get the tips :D

 Tiananda Widyarini 

Lesson 1. Start with PASSION (in food & photography) |   *FoodPhotography

Lesson 2. Master YOUR TOOL. Kamera HP - Digicam - DSLR |   *FoodPhotography

Kamera handphone, meski kualitas jelek, tetap bisa dipakai untuk latihan komposisi |   *FoodPhotography

Cellphone tips: Gunakan mode Close-up jika ada |   *FoodPhotography

Pocket tips: Gunakan mode Macro |  *FoodPhotography

Pro Tips (DSLR): ISO as low as possible; Aperture f/2.8-f/5.6 Av Mode (+__+) |   *FoodPhotography

BIG DON'T in *FoodPhotography: Use DIRECT flash light |  

FIND YOUR STYLE at photography, either it is blurry at the background, or clear, and stick to it. Having your own style makes your photographs unique.

BIG THANKS to Omnivoro, I won a doorprize: Omnivoro member card! Worth Rp 75.000 + Voucher Rp 100.000
Yaaayyyy!!! :D
Alhamdulillaah, Great event!
fotoku gak penting banget :p

Sabtu, 13 Agustus 2011

DIY Easy Clothing: Twisted Kimono Shrug

Another simple styling of shawl into a different level of clothing: shrug with kimono look-alike.
I used Delisha's patterned shawl and 3 (three) pins
1. Twist the center of shawl
2. Wear the shawl, with the twisted part below your chest
3. Pin the back of the shawl to your shirt (see a similar step here if it's not clear enough)
4. Pin the sides of the shawl to the sides of your shirt (to create sleeves)

(If you want it more secured, pin the twisted part, too)
 Yay or nay??

Sabtu, 06 Agustus 2011

Flyer Design: Cutey Elegant

Hehehehe actually I don't have a theme. It's not cutey elegant. It's just pouring what my mood was, while designing.
Good mood creates pretty good design :p Thanks to Adobe Photoshop.

Flyer design & fashion drawing (orange-girl) by me.
For Hijabee Surabaya.

Aaaahhh I think it's a nice event but I couldn't come! My family's gathering will be held at the same time. The closest bond wins the choice :)

Senin, 25 Juli 2011

DIY Easy Clothing: Shawl-Hoodie Vest

Yihaaaaa :D Finally I'm back with DIY Tutorials.. don't you miss it? wehehehehe (No, Tia, we don't miss it)
Soooo, you girls probably have some shawls at your wardrobe. Here's a few steps to turn your cotton shawl into hoodie vest. Well, 'hoodie' things is so in trend right now, eh?
Hana Tajima | Hana Tajima's Maysaa | Ria Miranda's Hoodie | Siti Juwariyah (wearing Jenahara) | Puput Utami | Nur Zahra Indonesia

To make hoodie vest, you need: 
Cotton shawl (mine is from Kamiidea 200 x 60 cm)
1 pin
1 brooch (if needed)

1. Wear the shawl over your head. This is to create 'hoodie' effect.
2. Take the outer side of your shawl to the back of your body. Make sure the shawl is at the same length.
3. Pin the shawl at the back of your blouse. Yes, your blouse. This way, your "vest" is more secured.

VOILA! As simple as that :D yayyy!!
Now you could create some improvisation. 
1. The back view of finished hoodie vest
2. Hoodie vest worn as it is.
3. The shawl at the shoulder is folded to the neck (so the "sleeve" is gone). The "hoodie" is not being worn.
4. Hoodie vest worn with jacket. The vest itself is buttoned by a brooch.

Is that all, Tea?
Well, you could create another style.
1. Grab some fabric from the center of your chest (from left & right shawl, probably 7 cm).
2. Pull up a little bit.
3. Pin at the center.

Voila! It has more drapery ;D

Do you have more ideas? Or do you feel like wanna try? Please share with me yaaaa ^^
Thanks for reading *smooch*

Minggu, 24 Juli 2011

Cocomomo and Me :D

Alhamdulillaaah!! Yeaayyyy i won the Cocomomo giveawayyy *dancing*
I've been eyeing on their product since about one year ago. I'm curious to have one, to touch the feel of the product, but it's quite pricey for me (well, Cocomomo used real leather so the price is actually worth the quality). Finally the time has come!!! I'm having one Cocomomo's product!! \(^o^)/
Excuse my sleepy face. Actually i feel happy! Heheheh.

I've been inspired by the owner, mbak Ayang, since i first read her blog (when i fall in love to a blog, I'd read the story from the beginning hehehe). It's about when she become unemployed, feeling afraid of what will come next, having no money, and then started to find out her passion. She loves to create. And as she poured her heart into her creations, her brand got bigger & got lots of love. Now you can find the products at Grand Indonesia, Jakarta.

Verryyy neat sewing
Good packaging (makes you happy since the first you received the package, open it, and see what's inside)
Good material

Me likey! :D Thanks mba Ayang!!!

Jumat, 22 Juli 2011

The Little Girl Chose To Wear Hijab

Found the story via Fashioning Faith's blog.

A good point of view when choosing to wear hijab.
This little girl was still 9 years old when she asked her mother to buy her veil.
Not because of fashion, nor because others told her so. It's just the little girl understand her identity as a Muslim without thinking what others may think about her.

Rabu, 20 Juli 2011

Quoted Today

...from my twitter.

"Sometimes I think I am a girl with tons of creative ideas. What I'm afraid of, is to be a girl with ZERO action to make them real."

"Dear God, thank You for always giving me such inspirations :) Alhamdulillaah. Next action: Laa haulaa wa laa quwwata illaa billah.." 

~Tiananda Widyarini

Selasa, 19 Juli 2011

Kamis, 14 Juli 2011

Sketch: Combining Colors

Maybe you'll get bored because these days I will post some of my design tasks :p
*solution of my no-materials-for-blogging & no-time-for-blogging issue hehehe*

Color combination theory is choosing colors based on color-wheel.
This one is: analog colors. For more information about analog colors harmony, please kindly ask Mr. Google :D i found some info here.
*I kinda think the skirt makes her look like Mars creature--like an octopus! :))
Heyy lately hoodie outfit was booming. Please note that I drew this picture around Feb 2011 before the trend :p

And this one: complementary colors. 
*the bow applique was inspired by Tsumori Chisato's design

Thanks for reading! Critics & comments are welcomed :D

Rabu, 13 Juli 2011

Sketch: Denim and Ribbon

My illustration task a few months ago. Designing denim :)

Me likey the left picture, heheheh. The right was too sexy -__-"

Actuallyyyyyyy I haven't done my evening lesson at Arva, but I've been absent for more than 2 months. Evening lesson was tiring you know, going after work, and arriving home at night.
Hiyaaaaa, I know I know, I shouldn't quit before I finished all my tasks.
InshaAllah I'll finish it aaaalllll! Aamiin.

Selasa, 12 Juli 2011

My Random Thinking

... I thought I was on my way pursuing my dream. Working at my family's company (to supply monthly-money-needs) and studying sewing at the same time.
But I'm now questioning.
I should have started everything if I am serious to have my own business. I should have done doing material research, looking for garment company, making my own label, having a business-partner, thinking of marketing strategy, but the truth, I haven't done all of that!!
I could have an excuse, "I am still studying sewing now..."
But that's just an excuse. If I'm willing, I could just hire a pattern maker.
I need some strength & some time to do it all (since I haven't got a partner by my side).
I am still afraid to fail, afraid to hurt myself.
Well yeah, I've read some motivation books, I've tried to be positive. I know that the best business idea is a business you start immediately!
Why I haven't started anything?

Actually it hurts me in a sweet way to see some of my blogger friends have already fly higher making their dreams come true. Surely I am happy, inspired, but jealous too! Heheheh.

Now I'm thinking to have a 1 month vacation. No working. Just thinking, and preparing my life. Can I???

Minggu, 10 Juli 2011

Introducing a Group Event

It all started with a group of muslimahs in Surabaya who were inspired by HijabersComm (HC). HC could successfully gather many muslimahs and held some good events like Islamic study, bazaar & hijab class.
They were a bit disappointed when HC closed the branch-development, coz they were preparing to join the part.
As many muslimahs support that "in Surabaya, there should be a community that can be as useful as HC, inspiring muslimahs to wear hijab & do good deeds", the group will keep doing the faith. It's good if in the end they become one organisation inside HC, if not, it's still okay.

Lately I (happily) joined :D
*** there were a bit of worry inside myself to join such community. Since usually the members look fashionable & beautiful all-the-time, I was afraid I'll push myself to be more fashionable too. Now I know such kind of worry is not important at all and it was just my negative thinking of something I haven't try.
The important thing is I could give my opinion, my energy & my ability to do good deeds such as charity, study,etc. Maybe I found some kind of enjoyment like what I feel when I was still a busy-student-committee at campus not-so-long-years-ago :D hehehehh

Join the event, anyone? It's Hijabee's 1st Islamic Study :)
UPDATE: Registration closed -- Full! ^^
more Info: Here

Flyer design by me :p
If anyone (hijabi) who lives in Surabaya is expert in design, please helppp meeee,,, >__< 
*I think my designs were not pretty cool* *coz basically I don't learn how to design in a formal way*

"Hijabee" logo by me too

Selasa, 21 Juni 2011

Fashion Design - PKBL BUMN Expo 2011

On Friday, June 10, 2011, a muslim fashion design competition was held at Gramedia Expo, Surabaya. Actually, the competition itself began from a month before that. Participants were given traditional fabric randomly, and they must design + create muslim clothing for party. Here are some designs of participants..
 The second outfit from the left, became the judges most favorite that day. In my opinion, my favorite was the right (fourth).
 After the outfits worn at runway by models, they were being displayed for "sewing technique judgement". I really appreciate the first winner. Verrryyyy neat creation, and the cheap batik looks elegant too.

Hehehe here's mine.  

To minimize the cost, I sew my design by myself. Mistakes I've done: I couldn't sew chiffon material, so the bottom side left unfinished. Of course the judges noticed it and told me it should have been sewn >_< Even my model friend told me, "Heyy how could this clothes is unfinished? If you join a fashion competition it should've been fitted to the model few days before the event..." And my sewing wasn't neat at all.. :p ahhh such an experience!
Three pieces of clothing: Inner gold sateen abaya + chiffon maxi outer + batik bolero

Just an opinion about the competition....
****you could stop reading at this point, unless you wanna get bored****
I guess the event organizer didn't do their best they could. So many information were missed, like: 
Participants should bring their own mannequin -- many, including me, didn't bring it (luckily my chauffeur could went back home & brought me)
The mannequin & clothes should be left at the Expo until the next day -- after the event many participants went home brought their stuffs, then suddenly the committee told us to leave our mannequins there. 
Chairs surrounding the runway hadn't filled by "true watchers". Chairs were used to keep bags of the participants. If it's good organized, front rows should be filled with real people, shouldn't it?
Gladi Bersih/ Rehearsal was done at 12 PM --> it's Jum'ah praying time! How come "Muslim" design competition be held like that?
The MC didn't wear hijab and legs were shown (I mean, she could be more modest for this event, rite?)
Very small changing room, and easy access makes a boy could get in (although he's still maybe 7yr old, but he saw models changing clothes >_<)
The competition itself didn't give time for models to do pray.

Hmmmm does every fashion event has circumstances like that?
*I'm a newbie speaking here*

BTW have you noticed that Surabaya's fashion sense is very different from Jakarta/Bandung? Yeah, here people like the more "heboh" or bling bling designs...

Minggu, 19 Juni 2011

Slouchy Saturday & DIY Aladin Pants

Mbak Lely once asked me, where did i buy the aladin pants I wore in this post.
Well, actually the pants was bought in Up2date. And it WAS not aladin pants :D It's a wide kulot pants, and too long for the short-me.

DIY Aladin Pants :
1. I made the "too long" pants shorter by folding the bottom seam
2. Sew to make a seam at the bottom
3. Insert a ribbon (cut some thread at the joint of fabrics, for the ribbon's hole)

Voila! The wide pants can be worn in 2 styles now :) Just pull & tie the ribbon to create aladin pants.

Desk Clutters

Salaam, readers (I wonder do I still have readers after the long hiatus? heheheh)

In case someone wondering where did I go the last few weeks, here are the answers:
1. Busy working
2. Joined fashion design competition and decided to sew by myself (to minimize budget)
3. Been busy sewing for the competition
4. Fell sick because I got really tired

During the "sickness" I stayed at home, bed rest >_<

Health is the greatest gift from God. We shall feel blessed of our health, and we need to measure our capability. Never push your body over the limit! Being sick was not good at all. My body heat turned to 40 degrees and headache was the most terrible I ever had. Gone to doctor twice, and spent some money for medicine.

If I was healthy, of course the money could be used for a better cause, for example, enjoying meal at a good restaurant hehehe.

Well, the photo above was taken when I was at home. Clutters in my study desk (btw I'm not using it for studying, so can i still call it study-desk? hahah).
Photo frame-gift; Glass decoration-gift; Small board-Daiso; Decorative candle-AJBS; Antique paper box-Gramedia.
I put the pictures of my dream on the board :D

Sabtu, 21 Mei 2011

Land Coffee

..a.k.a Kopi Darat a.k.a Meet Up with some bloggers at Royal Plaza Surabaya, May 15 2011.

Met the creative Amelia Saga, accompanied by her sister. They came from Tulungagung for this meet up! Waooowwww... Thanks for coming! :D BTW Amel wore a cute DIY owl brooch.
Mbak Yuni and Aishi Lely, they were junior high school friends. Mbak Yuni came from Sidoarjo, and Aishi lely from Tanjung Pinang!!!
And there were mbak Elsa (from Jombang) accompanied by her sister, Nona. Ooops sorry Nona i only had this picture when you're not in a good pose >.<
Had a fun and noisy chit chat for about 3 hours at "good friends great pizza". Nona had a hidden plan. She made us fill her questionnaire task!! Hahahaha...
It's so great to meet the 'real person' of bloggers we'd only known online :)
By the end of our meet up, Amel gave us brooches she made herself :) Thank youuuuuu... And thank you mbak Elsa for the food! Read the full article on mb.Elsa's blog (btw the 1st and last picture above are hers) ^^

What I wore:
I wore my new purple hijab, sent by Bunda Key from Rumah Jilbab.
It has 3 layered colors from chiffon (I don't know the real material name), and surprisingly the hijab is easy to wear & not see-through. Thank you Bunda Key!
Purple brooch from Luchie.

Jumat, 20 Mei 2011

Sketch for Cita Cinta Magazine

My friend Irna told me, my sketch was published at Cita Cinta magazine (CC10/XII edition)! ^^ Yayyy!!!

Heheheh a long time ago, at Junior High School, my sketch was featured at Kawanku Magazine. Now I'm feeling the same excitement :P
Thanks Cita Cinta!

Short Trip To Kuala Lumpur

So, after spending 2 days in Singapore, finally we arrived at Johor Bahru at about 00.00 am. It's midnight. Spend some minutes at immigration (one of us had trouble by losing a letter of arrival, but thanks God he found it), and continued our way from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur by bus.
At morning we arrived at a biiig, clean and new bus station (I forgot the name!). We cleaned ourselves (big thanks to wet tissues! hahahaha), changed clothes, and had breakfast.
Wowww, after being at Singapore, eating in KL seemed to be veryyy cheeaaap (you know, things were so expensive in Singapore). I bought Roti Canai + Tarik Tea for RM 2.7 (less than Rp 9.000). Yippieeee...
Then we took Rapid KL to KL Center. We put our bag in locker room and we were ready to go to Genting Highland! Poor us, we missed the bus to go to Genting, and the next bus was late at noon--we won't be able to catch our flight in the afternoon. Soooo we decided to do city tour. Petronas Twin Tower!!!

Here was the view outside Suria KLCC mall. Prettyyy :)
Well, actually, in Malaysia I felt sad. I was so sad because I knew our time was sooo limited to enjoy the country, the holiday, and especially, the togetherness. Three days with my college friends, I felt we were more like family. 
After we had lunch at Suria KLCC (inside Petronas building), we spend an hour at Pasar Seni. Then, we went back to KL Center, took our bag, and the next destination was....

Bye byeeeeee......
Ahhh I miss you guys :') I'm looking forward to our next destinations! Let's go see the world!!