Would you Rent The Runway?

Having watched the recent Oscar red carpet, I feel like writing this post. Since you all may know that the celebs are wearing items that are lent to them, I discovered, that in Los Angeles, you can RENT THE RUNWAY although it is NOT for a red carpet event.
With list of designers items, you can be a member of Rent the Runway website that will lend you items that you desires online at the cost of 10% (only) from the retail price.

"Co-founders Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss met as sectionmates at Harvard Business School,
where over frequent girls nights, they became fast friends. During a trip home to New York City, Jenn watched her sister Becky struggle with a ‘closet full of clothes but nothing to wear’ moment. Becky had an upcoming wedding and wanted something gorgeous—Hervé Léger maybe, or Proenza—but her modest salary meant that everything high-end was out of reach. What if, Jenn thought, the Beckys of this world could have access to their dream closet – a new dress for every occasion? And what if designers were able to get their pieces into the hands of young, fashionable womenand build an addiction for designer fashion?
Jenn told Jenny about Becky’s dilemma, and, this being business school, they started creating a company. With a "business plans are a waste of time" mentality, coupled with a series of iterative tests and formative meetings with top designers and retailers, was born in New York City.
It’s a community designed to fill the needs of women just like Jenn, Jenny and Becky—women who know and love high fashion, who want to look glamorous for all their nights out and experiment with new brands without the anxiety of investing in piece after piece. Users benefit from the expertise of professional stylists and the shared wisdom of like-minded fashion-forward members. Through exclusive relationships with top designers, is able to continually update its stock with the latest pieces. And to think: it all started with that age-old complaint: I don’t have anything to wear. Now you do, and you’re going to look amazing!" [from RTR backstory]

How does RTR works? Find out here

What about you? Would you Rent the Runway?

For me...I am an old fashioned, -conservative thinking- kind of gal, so I preferred to own my things although they're not designers labels..... but these stars looking -damn- good in their look last Oscar night

and the comments from Miss Piggy? "they all are copying my look..."
:D  [images of celebs on Oscar's red carpet are googled]


An invite to a wedding reception

Its Siska's wedding today and so I am attending this ballroom wedding reception,
Siska is my best friend's sister,
and today I am bloating, perfect! (NOT)

the bride and groom

my bff&ever with her daughter,

 “We loved with a love that was more than love.”
– Edgar Allan Poe


Borobudur temple ~ A holiday

Yup, it is now a must to wear the Batik Sarong before entering the temple! It is provided, free to be borrowed.

Borobudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist monument in Magelang Central Java, Indonesia. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated Stupa.

The monument is both a shrine to Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage.The journey for pilgrims begins at the base of the monument and follows a path circling the monument while ascending to the top through the three levels of Buddhist cosmology, namely Kamadhatu (the world of desire), Rupadhatu (the world of forms) and Arupadhatu (the world of formlessness). During the journey, the monument guides the pilgrims through a system of stairways and corridors with 1,460 narrative relief panels on the walls and the balustrades.

Worldwide knowledge of its existence was sparked in 1814 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, then the British ruler of Java, who was advised of its location by native Indonesians. Borobudur has since been preserved through several restorations. The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government and UNESCO, following which the monument was listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Borobudur is still used for pilgrimage; once a year Buddhists in Indonesia celebrate Vesak at the monument.

Outfit here: top by Exit, pants by Body & Soul, flip flop by Ipanema, bag by Guess, sunglasses by Roxy, sarong was lent by the Borobudur site govern.

Pictures posted in this particular blog were taken by me (sepatuholig) and for the sole purpose of "sharing my memories" with family and friends and not indented for distribution / downloaded or public use without my written permission.


Indonesia Fashion Week 2012

With this year theme of Colorful Indonesia, through APPMI (Association of Indonesian Fashion Designer Entreprenuers) -Indonesia Fashion Week (IFW) is held on 23rd-26th February 2012 at the Jakarta Convention Center.

Failed to attend the event, I am lucky to get a scoop and photos from a friend of mine. She is a talented fashion designer with a brand called “Indische”.  Check out her designs and you can even order online here 
Or you can go to her website  http://www.indischedesign.com/

Indonesia Fashion Week was held with a vision that Indonesian Fashion will inspire the world. Starting with strengthen the supporting industry and the product, take control of the local market, up to holding a roadshow with the international image of typical Indonesian Fashion.

Congrats to Riri .... yeayyyy....
[All images belongs to Riri Rengganis]


Cosplay and 11 Questions

Cosplay is a short terms for Costume Play (in Japan it is called Wasei-Eigo). Cosplay here in Indonesia grows as a hobby in wearing clothing, accessories and make up like cartoon character in anime, manga, manhwa, fairy tales, video games, singers or musicians. Participant of a cosplay called cosplayer / layer. In Japan you can find cosplayer in shows or events that are held among cosplayer (Dojin circle),  Comic Market, or attending a musical concert of Kei-visual genre. These days, cosplay or cosplayer are  all over the world, f.e. USA, RRC, Europe, Philippine and Indonesia.

Most of Indonesian cosplayer adapt from Japanese comic books and just 3 weeks ago I saw it on TV that they held a Dojin Circle with Indonesian hero such as Gatot Kaca.

In Indonesia cosplay are categorized as below:
Cosplay anime/manga = Cosplay from Anime and Manga (Japanese cartoon) including Manhwa (American cartoon)
Cosplay Game = Cosplay with character taken from video game/ game.
Cosplay Tokusatsu = Cosplay from Tokusatsu movie characters.
Cosplay Gothic = Cosplay with dark character/ gothic character (including Lolita).
Cosplay Original = A Real Original Cosplay Not in anime/  tokusatsu/ others; or basically have the same base as character in a game: Kingdom Heart. ex. Sora in metallic.
Harajuku Style = adapted from the manga/anime character like Nana.

Last time during the Jazz Market in Nusa Dua, I saw a group of cosplayer walking around, and I swore they own it! They really live up to the character!
Here are some photos,

For you guys that are staying in Bali or around, you can order your Costume(s) HERE.
The community even have their own magazine, called Coz Magz.

This image below  is taken from another blogger, you can check it out here

And now, moving on to 11 Questions, yes, you guys must be wondering whats Cosplay got to do with 11 questions? Well... I didn't use to get TAG on anything (guess.. yet.) and so I now have to post about it.

I am tagged by the lovely Dian Ajeng on her 11 Questions post!
And so here I am compiling another 11 questions, another 11 people to tag with the rules that are set as bellow:
- Each person must post 11 things about them on their blog.
- Answer the questions the tagger has set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you tag to answer.
- Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
- Go to their page and tell them.
- No tag backs.
- You legitimately have to tag.

 11 things about me:

1. I am currently working as a product development manager in a jewelry manufacturer company that market their brand in the U.S.
2. I always have my tripod to take my pictures for my blog, my husband is not always around…. ;)
3. I love shoes
4. I love bargain hunter
5. I love the beach
6. I love snorkeling
7. I love travelling a lot!
8. I love all colors with no exceptions
9. I sometimes take pictures of silly things
10. I enjoy the weekends with friends and besties
11. My husband spoils me too much sometimes…

Now, to answer Dian Ajeng’s 11 questions:

1. Describe your style in 3 words! ~Rock, Accessories, Chic

2. What is your best buy item ever? ~My car

3. What is this season hottest item goes to? ~More accessories

4. What are you passionate about? ~Process (any kind)

5. What is your favorite brand? ~Body & Soul Clothing

6. What is your favorite blog ever? ~Susie Bubble & Michelle

7. What is your hobby(s)? ~Travelling, reading and swimming in the sea

8. Do you take your pictures on your blog by yourself? ~Yes

9. Do you love giveaways? Why? ~Nope, I think its bribery that people creates in order to get other people to follow their blog.

10. Do you love DIY project? Why? ~Yes, most definitely, because it shows how creative a person can be! Love people with talents!!! Plus I love save rather than splurge.

11. Spring or summer? Why? ~Summer, I love the sun.

My 11 questions are:

1. Describe why you –fashion blog- in 1 sentence.
2. If you are to survive in a forest, name one item you think you have to bring.
3. What is your favorite color? Why?
4. What is your hobby beside blogging?
5. Brand or unbranded?
6. Who is your favorite fashionista?
7. Botox or plastic surgery?
8. Thrift or brand-spanking-new?
9. Clothes or shoes?
10. Made in China or Made in your own country?
11. Where will your un-used fashion items go?

And now I would love to tag 11 bloggers (in random order) that I think live to the truth and the dedication of their blog. Check their blog. They are so creative, chic, and lovely. Their blog are interesting. Follow them! Here they are,
1. Fashionadictas by Marcela
2. Cosa Mi Metto?
3. Positive Snaps
5. Stricken by Fashion Emergency
6. 2ndhandcinderella
7.keep in touch with fashion
9. Cute Blossom Cherry
10. A Dream Called Fashion
11. I Am Guyanese

These are additional rules that I add for the 11 questions (because the ball is in my park)
1. It is not necessary to continue tagging another 11 blogger should you choose not want to continue this chain
2. You can always continue this chain of 11 questions at your own time, meaning to follow up on this in another 3 years is legitimate
3. If you cannot come up with 11 (eleven), just repeat the other number by copy paste until you reach 11
4. Do all the above with respect and don’t hurt anyone! Meaning everyone counts! If you have opinion, (sometimes) you have to keep it for yourself.

The additional rules are made to make this chain of 11 questions more fun and this is what this all about: FUN, so just enjoy!


High School Reunion

It was yearssss ago, but it feels just like yesterday...
I pull a lot of my cheek muscle!
Was soooo much fun...


good bye, au revoir, auf wiedersehen, selamat tinggal....

good bye, au revoir, auf wiedersehen, selamat tinggal....
to some of my clothes and accessories....
it has been one hell of a ride wearing you all...

the last time wearing this yellow black dress,
@Marina Bay Sands Singapore

MBS observation deck,

with my bff,

view from my sunbed,

my limited edition of Roxy Carla sunglasses, mark 20 years Rock Food

it all scratches, pfff

bye bye,