Friday, December 11, 2009

the leopard in me

okay, this is really bad. these photos i am about to post here were taken at the jakarta fashion week 09 that took place few weeks ago. jakarta fashion bloggers have put up their photos at the day of or at least few days after the event, but i have to wait till now. sorry....

anyway, i got the chance to come to some shows. although i had the chance to come to all shows if i wanted to, thanks to fashionesedaily for providing me with tickets. but due to my rather busy schedule at that time, i could only attended 2 days of show (which consisted of several shows from different designers) and the closing party, which was really fun!

from some shows i attended, i took so much pride with the cleo runway show, which presented young talented local designers. their designs were really a breath of fresh air. unique, quirky and very well thought. a friend said that their designs were copying international household names (in fashion industry), but i should say that i didn't see it in that way. and if i may say, a design is a result of a thinking process, in which it involves elements of seeing, feeling and imagining. And don't forget, the market has a very big influence in the designs of many designers. for instance, since a season or two ago, many designers have used studs, excessive shoulder pads and fringes (and many other elements) in their designs. of course in different unique ways. does that mean they copy each other or they got the same exact inspiration at the same exact time?

but again, what do i know? i don't work in the fashion industry nor do i pay extensive attention to it. i may be wrong :D

the point is, here are the photos of what i wore at the closing party of jakarta fashion week *grin*:


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wearing: GAP black tanks || wetseal back mini skirt || h&m black cape || f21 belt || unbranded leopard tights || melissa red velvet booties || f21 bangle

p.s.: sorry for the bad quality photos.


by the way, i have now snatched a few pieces of clothing being showcased in cleo fashion show. and because they were of young designers, prices were very reasonable. woohooo!!!



Sunday, December 6, 2009

just a thought

many people think that fashion has something to do with high end designer items. so we've seen people wearing head-to-toe branded items. some do work, some don't work at all, and some even look completely like a walking advertisement.
to me, fashion is not always about expensive designer items. because cheap stuff and a good taste could make a good fashion. no?! if you're lucky to be able to afford designer items, then mixing it in your style will certainly be a nice touch. it's always nice to see a mix of street style and runway style that works. your ability to do so that matters not how expensive the stuff you're wearing.

as for myself, i still don't have the gut to shell out thousands of dollar on high end designer duds. i still prefer to use the money for something more useful. that's for now at least. perhaps, if i have lots of money that i don't need to make spending priority anymore, than it might be a different story *grin*

enough rambling. here are some photos of what i wore sometimes ago:

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wearing: f21 dress || guess black boots || f21 silver bangle