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