Thursday, November 5, 2009

quizzes = bored

Style icons?
I don't have any because I admire everyone's individual look so at the moment I'm admiring Vika Gazinskaya, Sonia Rykiel, Hamish Bowles, Giovanna Battaglia, Carine Roitfeld, Lady Amanda Harlech and my mother. I also admire everyone who wears great tapered trousers.

Personal style quirk?
My fetish is feathers as you can see. I also don't wear anything matchy-matchy and I'll feel naked without accessories especially watches, anything on your wrist. This tends to be the point of argument with my mom.

Favorite designers?
Whoa so many: Sonia Rykiel, Luella Bartley, Dries van Noten, Karl Lagerfeld, Alannah Hill, Kit Willow, Akira Isogawa, Zimmermann's swimsuits, Basso & Brooke, Yigal Azrouel, Donna Karan, Prada, Moschino, Viktor & Rolf, Charles Anastase, Isabel Marant, Ricardo Tisci, Haider Ackermann, Alber Elbaz, Phillip Lim, the late Yves Saint Laurent, Kiki de Montparnasse, Giambattista Vali, Nicholas Ghesquiere, Jewellery designers Matina Sukhahuta, Peter Lang, Louis Mariette & Solange Azagury-Partridge.

Most cherished item?
Lately I cherished everything I buy because I put more consideration into them, but I won't ever let go of my YSL cage heels, a grey jumpsuit I got from Etsy for only $30, my Luella boxy jacket & frill skirt, all my Sonia Rykiel clothes, all my AH dresses, nor my velvet Chanel bag.

The first thing I look at in another Sartorialist's outfit...

Proportion for me...
won't work if you haven't learn about your body type. You'll need to know which ones to hide and to flaunt, then you can do whatever you want.

I always break this fashion rule…
I never obey dress codes. When there's a costume party I only put on the nicest dress I have with feathers but for day to day I'll look like I just got home from a wedding. I especially hated colour dress codes. I wanted to be able to wear colour according to my mood, not someone else's.

I never break this fashion rule.
Black tights will always make you look a tad bit taller and skinnier :)

Never caught wearing?
tank top + jeans combination.

Most underrated item in menswear/womenswear?
Hats, or any headpiece. Your head is your crown, you should decorate it. It'll draw the attention to your face as well, not down below.

Favorite stores? 
Anything at The Strand Arcade in Sydney city, anything at Rue St Honoré (especially Colette) in Paris, Assin in Paddington, Selfridges in London, and online stores.

Favorite vacation spot?
Everywhere in Europe & Bali, no doubt the most beautiful island in the world. 

Favorite place to search for inspiration?
Everywhere, if you open your eyes wide enough

Best stylish movies?
In La Dolce Vita there's a girl who's only on the screen for 2 minutes but caught me for a lifetime, I've posted it before. Every movie with Grace Kelly & Audrey Hepburn in it are also very stylish.

Currently reading?

The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood

Saturday, October 31, 2009


My roommate and I were trying out dresses to be worn to the Halloween party tonight. She tried on a few kimonos, I tried flapper dresses and furs. Then my boyfriend asked me to go to Kingsford for dinner so I wore black leather pants, white blouse and heels, and she asked me "What are you this time? Michael Jackson?" I answered "No, I'm going to Ayam Goreng 99"

Friday, October 30, 2009

Copying and Adding from Missatlaplaya

An excerpt from Missatlaplaya blog. So true! But I'll need to add some more.

Things I'm tired of seeing in the magazines:

- Editorials where the styling and the models imitate Marilyn Monroe/Twiggy/Madonna/Classic movies. Have they run out of ideas? There are infinite ways to make an editorial without copying past styles.
- Articles about the favourite beauty products of the celebrities. Which is obviously fake, as they have contracts with major beauty brands and they couldn't say the real products they use.
- Editorials featuring models/celebrities with no make-up and no photoshop retouching, and then, on the next pages, the rest of editorials with photoshopped photos.
- The charity work of Angelina Jolie. It is great that she uses her money and her influence to make the world a better place, but I don't like reading about it every month.
- Articles featuring luxury hotels of the Caribbean. I don't really understand why they always make articles about them. Do people really go to those places? Is it necessary to write about them on every issue?
- Editorials with no styling, that is, the model wears the outfit as it appeared on the runway.
- Articles recommending the motorbike leather jacket as the trend of the season. Really? They do it almost every season, in every issue. That, and the trench coat.
- "Eco-friendly" themed articles.
- The best clinics for botox, surgery, etc.
- Interviews to politicians.
- Silly headlines such as "Norma Jean" for an article on denim.
- The horoscope. Does anyone read it anymore?
- Articles translated from the international editions of the magazines, but months later.


- Articles about body issues. Come on! Fashion business is risky and if you don't want to risk your body then don't enter it let alone discuss it, it's just hypocritical.
- Articles about Paris Hilton. She doesn't even skim the surface of stylish.
- Articles about cheaper "designer-inspired" stuff that you can find on lower retail stores, especially Australian mags although I admit the retail business here is more to blame. It's still a fake goddammit.
- A spread dedicated to social parties and socialite's pictures, especially Indonesian magazines. I saw once a 10-page spread of some rich businessman's daughter's wedding party and photoshoot and I almost threw up.
- I hated how there are less and less styling advise for real women (one with career, one with children, etc), and too much for party women. I'm dying to see more accessory mixes, trousers, layers, hats and suits and less of a Gossip Girl combination of leather jacket+micromini dress+ankle boots+clutch please.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Alexander McQueen Men's Fall/Winter 2009

i got me the jiggies when I saw these (quite late I know), very Jack the Ripper meets Viktor Krum from Harry Potter. Me likey *drools

Image Feed = Bored


Vika Gazinskaya

I wish I could do this with my mum ;) Amanda and Tallulah Harlech



From Miu Miu's Spring 2010

Pics from Filming - Part II