Jumat, 21 Oktober 2011

How To Wear Batik Pants

Here I used my DIY Batik Hareem Pants. Since my sweater was too long, it covered the "hareem shape". I added elastic band to the ankles (feet holes), so it wrinkled. If my pants didn't have the elastic band, probably it would look like ordinary pants.
What I wore last Sunday:
Top: my mom's (from Heritage FO Bandung), Necklace: gift from Dannis; belt: Cherry chan; bag: mom's; Hareem Pants: DIY; flats: mom's. I was kinda bored with inner ninja, pashmina and so on, so I wore my ciput & paris :D

Hehehe I don't know if this tips would be useful, but maybe you can add elastic band to your cheap-comfortable-batik-pants (usually sold at Rp 15.000 at Malioboro), and voila, you get a new look :)

Selasa, 18 Oktober 2011

Oxford Girl in Batik

Hehehehe I was having fun with my new shoes. I know the outfit doesn't match, and I rolled my jeans a bit to add more cuteness (wakakakaka) :p
Batik dress: Dua Putri; Blue cardi: Surabaya garage sale, denim pants: unbranded; sock: sox gallery; "oxford" look alike shoes: Maggie shop (facebook)

About the shoe store: it's from a made-by-order online shop, pretty cheap, & I love the shoe design, buuutttt they're not really good at service. My shoes were delivered almost 3 months after I ordered (maybe their orders were over capacity?).
Do you have any experience with made-by-order shoe shop? Or any recommended shop? :D

Senin, 17 Oktober 2011

Reunion at Friend's Wedding

I love how a wedding could be a 'reason' to get reunited with good friends :)
Sooo happy when I attended Asthi's wedding last month, at Taman Mini Jakarta.
Top: Thirty guests from Teknik Industri 2005 ITS!! Woohoooo,, probably this was the most-attended-wedding of 2005 family this year :) | Bottom: Look at the boys expression!! They looked so happy! Can you feel the happiness? :D

Top: girlssss took picture with the bride :D | Bottom: hey heyy we're KOI laboratory assistant! (the groom was KOI assistant too--our senior) BY THE WAY it's the first time I saw my senior using eyeshadowww heheheheheehh

Top: Just a crazy pose :P | Bottom: I found myself looked a lil'bit cute ;p so I posted this pic hahahhaaaa

We stayed at the wedding reception until all guests went home, and had the chance to have a chit chat with bride & groom. And we continued the chit chat until the bride & groom left the building :))

Hwaaaa I miss them, I miss the ambiance of seeing good friends :D

PS: what I wore: the same piece of blouse like I wear here (Mom's); pleated skirt: Icons; clutch: Mom's
PS: Pictures are from Galih Febrianto & Virnanda T. Seffy's cameras. Thank youuu for the great pics! :')

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!

Rabu, 12 Oktober 2011

Gothic Lolita

While gothic represents something dark and scary, lolita is a word used to describe a girly style that looks like a doll. Here's my design (actually my task at design lesson almost a year ago) in Gothic Lolita theme!
designed & sketched by me
Full of layers and ruffles and ribbons and volumes...
Hehehe, in Japan, it's probably acceptable to wear outfit like that (there were some groups of girls who love wearing lolita's clothes--just browse! And be amazed :D). In Indonesia? Helloooo, are you going to a carnival? :p

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

Hijab Tutorial: Paris Turban

Woohoooo my first videooo >__<

Inspired by Fika and her tutorials, I made my own video :D

*awww so shy to show this, especially how my expression turned out to be flirty in the whoooleee video (but I swear I had no intention to be flirty!). Aaaand my acne on my right cheek... hahaha if you notice :p*



Here's a (2, actually) very simple turban using paris hijab (square thin cotton), which can be applied if you're in a hurry to go to a quite special occasion. Well, we've been collecting various colors of pris hijab when suddenly the shawl-trend came, rite? :D So here's just an idea on how to use our paris hijab.

Needs: 1 paris hijab, 1 inner for head & neck, 1 pin, & 1 brooch
Pros: quick, easy
Cons: no chest covering

Back song: Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield

Here's the link on youtube :)
My previous hijab tutorial on this blog: braided hijab.

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

Minggu, 02 Oktober 2011

Happy Batik Day!

Have you heard? Today, October 2, is Batik Dayyyy!!
Batik vest: DIY project; Skirt: handmade by myself)
What's your favorite motif of batik? So many motifs: mega mendung, udan liris, kawung, parang, aawww my knowledge was sooo little. I don't know much, meanwhile, Indonesian culture is sooo rich!
UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization)`s list describes Indonesian Batik as: The techniques, symbolism and culture surrounding hand-dyed cotton and silk garments known as Indonesian Batik permeate the lives of Indonesians from beginning to end: infants are carried in batik slings decorated with symbols designed to bring the child luck, and the dead are shrouded in funerary batik. (Source: indonesia-oslo.no)
Let's be proud, Indonesian! :D

By the way, GIVEAWAY is 4 days left. Hurry hurry ;)

Sabtu, 01 Oktober 2011

Red Cross

Had some outfit pictures but I don't think they're really blogworthy :p (do you ever posted something that someday you regret posting it? Not because bad comments or what, but just because.)
Here's what I wore to work last week.
Hehe. Actually wanna blog a lot but in a hurry now >__<

BTW have you entered my GIVEAWAY? Still got 5 days left ;)