Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas and Award

It's been two days since the brithday of Jesus Christ, but it's never too late to wishing all of you a Happy Christmas and Happy Holiday!!

My pray is that you may have the gladness of Christmas which is HOPE, the spirit of Christmas which is PEACE, and the heart of Christmas which is LOVE. Also, may HIS bless come upon you even more throughout the new year we're heading.. :)

Also, another main reason of this post is to thank my beautiful lovely super stylish blogger friend, Freesia, who gave me this stylish blogger award. An award known by fashion blogger to give appreciation and support to their various style around the world. This I think really connects us together! :D

So I really really thank lovely Frees (Monica) for the award.. <3 you guys HAVE TO, I repeat, HAVE TO check her blog definitely!!!! She's a creative Illustrator and have the super chic vintage style on earth! I love her idea to recycle her mom's closet and put it together into a perfect mix of trés chic vintage style! What's more great about her is that she's a very very lovely friend in spite all her talents. Great personality and great style.

Now there are rules to accept the award, which are:
1. thank the person who gave you the award [BIG TANKS to you Monica!!!! ;D)
2. tell 7 self-facts
3. give the appreciation and award to 7 adorable bloggers, and let them know of their given award

And so my-self-seven-facts are...
1. I'm a completely 'forgetful-grandma' type, so I make use of my daily planner and Blackberry task most of the time.

2. My fave hang out place in school was the art room. I fell in love with art since elementary school and made a good friend with all my art teachers.

3. I had a four years classic piano-course, but I still play terribly! :(

4. I looove fiction movies, in fact, all movies. I'm a movies freak and spend every weekend in theater with my friend or boyfriend.

5. I've been with my boyfriend for 45 months.

6. I've been a pescetarian for 2 years, and still will be.

7. (this might be shocking to you..) I never weight more than 40 kgs (88 lbs) since my birth until now. I have this light-weight bones hereditary from my mom, that she, all her sisters, and my grandma only weight 35 kgs (77 lbs) when they married and only gain 10 kgs when they were pregnant. But I'm completely healthy tho! :p

And finnaly the award goes to.............

chic girly timelessismore
vibed dominique
fabulous chahana
gorgeous shasha
superb ziortza
rocking oomph
amazing victoria

Until next post, toodle-doodles!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thoughts and Graduation

Nude Kebaya I designed myself 2 weeks before the day..

Sorry for the blurry pic

See how big was my head in those 'costume'?

My fave was the back accent..

Yay! Finnaly.. After 4 years of studying and banging head into my 10cm thick books, it's all comes to an end. And it was couple of weeks ago, when I crowned in a gigantic black weird-shape hat that mark me as a fresh graduate. Just so you now, the graduation 'costume' made my head twice bigger and my chicks more puffy like it's gonna to explode! LOL.. :p All in all, it was a happy moment, because..... I graduated as one of best students! YAY on that too!! xD

So they choose 5 students from each major, and in the grad ceremony they choose only one from each major to get free fly ticket to London! Ugh!! Too bad I didn't won it.. :( Butttt, I am very proud of myself, and so does my parents.. :) That's happy enough for me..

Can't stand those heavy eyelashes! LOL!!

Alsoooo, today I couldn't be happier to read an email from my adorbz super stylish friend, Freesia, that she tag me and gave me a stylish award.. YAYYY againnnn...!!! (Too much yaaay for a day :p) I will probably write another post in a few days, or tomorrow... ;p So......

Until next post, toodle-doodles!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

No Excuses...

Random brand long sleeve top and harem jeans- Converse Shoes, Zara Retro Sack Bag- Cartier gold watch- Random bunny ears headband

Dear my blog,

I'm so sorry for abandoning you for the last couples of weeks.. :(


God!! I've never posted single thing within a month! :(

Here, here, I am guilty as charged... So, I try to make it up by started to posting again... I would never want this blog ended up like the first one, frozen...

Huff, I didn't realize before that we are in the end of the year already! Next week I'm going to have a graduation ceremony... Think it's legit to have a new name card now.. :p Here in my country, we have to put on our national dress to such educational ceremony, esp for graduation. It's called Kebaya. Sort of like a see through outer clothes full with laces and brocades, with either separated or attached long torso on the inside. The skirt made from Batik, and they're supposedly reach your ankle. I designed the Kebaya myself for my grad ceremony. Hmm, I'm hoping the sewing turns out well. And if it's good, I will share you some pics.. ;p

Well, I hope nobody's forgetting me.. ;)

Until next post, toodle-doodles!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Super Dork

Bwahh! It has been waaaaaay too loooooong since my last post!! :( A very lots of things happened these past couple of weeks... A good thing tho'... :) And that is.... *drumroll...* I opened a new online shop!! yay! LOL...... At first, I have this sudden wild idea to reselling the accessories that I've been purchasing for the past couple of months from a friend.. She was actually welcome me to resell her products. And then after that, I decided to sell only statement rings using my Blackberry group. It turned out beyond my imagination. 11 out of 15 rings were sold out within less than an hour! Oooh, soo thankful only to God on that! xD

6 days after the first collection was all sold out, I began to restock the collection with some new items. It turns out waay wilder than before. Only just half an hour, 3/4 items on the second collection were sold out. (Halleluyaaaa.........) The next day I was thinking to open an online shop in Facebook account (here's link to my shop) to expand the market range, because there are only approx. 30 members in my Blackberry group.. So, to cut out my excuse, I have no time left for blog while juggling all the campus assignments, my language course, and the selling activity..

And finnaly *sigh..* today is a special day for me! All activity was canceled today. No language course and no class! Yay!! So happy to be at home more that 8 hours :p  So I took this chance to write this blog... Oh, I'm sooo missing my blog! ;p

Ok, about the outfit. Those was last night outfit. I had an evening till night class yesterday. I decided to put on something different and mostly against my usual style. I think see through shirt with bow tie makes the nerd looks become chic.. I guess... Hope ya'll like it.. ;)

Until next post, toodle-doodles!
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Two Floral Mood At A Time


Today, I just got my shipping hosiery order. I'm a bit disappointed though. Coz without good lighting toward my feet, the stocking will just go black and the roses will appear in soft shade. Having this on my hand, I cannot wait any more longer, and just try on some outfits that (seemingly) works best with the stocking. I'm a big fan of floral pattern and I think they are and will still in vogue as long as people still live on this earth (what a corny way to deliver the thought...).

So I have this two different mood played in two different outfit. On the second outfit, I'm proudly present you my first sewing result. The fabric was from my gramma's closet, and it's older than my age! She's the best sewing teacher ever, cos she sew for her entire life! Well, I'm just wondering, which one do you think works best all in all? ;)

Gaudi purple top, Handmade pearl necklace, Forever 21 white rose accessory, Ruby shoes, Dorothy Perkins crossbody bag, DIY skirt, Brandless peach belt, and Brandless rose stocking.

Skirt: my first DIY project

Ruby ballet shoes, Dorothy Perkins knot crossbody bag

Until next post, toodle-doodles! <3

Monday, October 18, 2010

Nicknames and Culture

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I just realized that I have soooo many nicknames! Since my day in school, people called my differently, and that is particularly because my Ma and Pop decided to give me a looooooooooooooong name when I was born. Ok, wanna know my real name? Here it is.. Elisabeth Paramita Poetri Koentjoro. 4 words with more than 5 letters each! And here are my nicknames that I can remember of how people around me been calling me since school days:

<from my schoolmates>
- puth
- powed (read: poet)
- pow

<from my teachers>
- elis
- paramita
- putri (in English it means Princess)

<in working place>
- liz
- lisbeth
- lizzy
- beth

I have funny experience too with those different nicknames. One time, I was an Intern in one Japanese Advertising Agency in Jakarta, and as I was expected, I have some new nicknames (because I always introduce my self with one first name (elisabeth) and one last name (paramita)). If I'm not mistaken this embarassing moment happened in second day:

My boss: Lisbeth.... Please email a meeting invitation to the team. You can use my computer.
Me: (seating in my desk behind her) ..............
My boss: Lisbeth....
Me: .............. (giggling quietly while reading friend's comment on Facebook)


My boss: LISBETH!!!!
Me: (oops, that's me!!!) Aa, yes??? (panic....)

There is also another, well, I might see it as a disadvantage, of having such a long name. And that is when it comes to filling the application papers or exam papers that requires me to write my full name as it's stated in my birth certificate. The disadvantage is, when other students or people already begin to filling their answers or another step after filling the name box, I'm still busy completing and writing my name! LOL. But that's never a big deal for me anyway.. Oya, not to mention, my brother and sister ALSO has such long name.

This is quite funny I suppose, because here in my country, we have this different cultures of naming the children. Here's some hints:
1. Different idea from common rule of 1 first name, 1 middle name, and 1 last name
Here, some parents give heir children with ONLY first name! Yes, they don't have any last name nor family name. Some, creative enough to give theirs 2 first names, 1 middle name, and 1 family name (that's me!)

2. The longer the better
Some parents also believe (in certain culture), that the longer the words or letters they given for their child's name, the more successful the child will be in the future.

Well, above all, I'm grateful with all I am, and thanks to my Ma and Pop (for the long name), I have some experience which I can share with you in this post ;)

Until next post, toodle-doodles!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fashion Confessions

Tanks to my dear lovely new stylish friend, frees (@ freesiablog), I get to write my first tag-post. This is soooo exciting! xD So, here we go............

1. I have a chronic time-scheduling habit. I organize every activity in my everyday life, and that's include the time to dress up. Mostly, I spent more than an hour to decide my outfits everytime I go out. Therefore, I (used to) do a montage on the NIGHT BEFORE the event. Since that night is specifically timed for that montage, I have no reason becoming late (which I hate the most) on tomorrow's event. And what I reffer as 'event' is mostly e-v-e-r-y-t-i-m-e I go out! That's pretty silly I guess.. :p And what's even more silly is: I (almost) NEVER wear what's being decided on the night before (on the montage), and always ends up with new pairs of outfits! LOL. Well, that I confess, is my past.. :) Now, I just spare 2 hours before my 'event': half an hour for shower, another half an hour for make up, and an hour for the montage. (Still......) ;p

2. Although it may seems to you (from my chronic habit in no.1 confessions), that I'm a type of perfectionist and tidy person, believe me, I'M NOT! :p This is my self-embarrassing confession: I usually tidy my clothes after three or four montages (1 montage = 1 day). Please don't judge me over this.. :p

Pile of clean clothes in the corner of the room
Another big mess in other corner of my room

3. I'm a HUGE fans of accessories. You can see it from the photos below.. :) I've been accidentally collecting them since high school. My current favorite accessories collection is statement rings. As I'm writing this post, I just bought a new big bow ring. It's on shipping, so I can't show it off to you ;p My rings, mostly I bought them online, coz it's cheaper. But some other, definitely Forever 21 who sell the best accessories (yet so much affordable) on earth! ;)

Half of my necklaces (some still in my parents' house)
I love wood bangles!

Did I mentioned how I loooove purple? ;D

4. In terms of color in fashion, I looove GOLD. Here in Indonesia, gold accessories has a certain stereotype of ‘The Accessories of New-Rich Village Lady’. Weird, huh? Having a gold bracelets or rings tends to be  tacky here. White gold is more popular here for the middle to upper-class people. Well, since I’m not a big fan of trend, and I usually go against the stream, I wear the tacky gold anyway. ;) I used  to be teased alot in high school coz I’m wearing many gold bracelets and  outfits with bright gold thread. But now, it’s quite the opposite amongst the Indonesian fashionistas. Since the vintage style strikes the fashion world, I see more gold in girls’ hand and neck or clothes.  Guess it’s good to stay on my own fashion principle and found out later  that they becoming majority trend. Or not. :) Oh, and yes, I love other color derivatives from gold, particularly dark brown, chocolate brown,  cream, yellow, and orange. Although I don’t avoid other colors, you would always see (at least) one of those earth color in my outfits..

I lost those giant gold heart-shape ring.. :'(
 5.Besides accessories, I also have nail-colors collection. I used to change my nail color to match my outfits. Usually, I changed them every two days. :p There was one time, one of my girl friends called me ‘Miss Matching’ because she always expected a new nail arts or  nail color which matched with my clothes. I also pretty good at making a nail arts. Not by sticker but I like to draw patterns on them (lines, dots, and animal prints). I used to see references from Teen Vogue Magazine, and then just draw them up with color improvisation. My roomates also always asked me to draw her nails every weekend. Now, since I don’t have much time to draw on my nails, I just color them with one or two color every weekend. I’m sorry I can’t show you my creations :( Even my nails are colorless right now.. But you can still see my nail-color bottles ;p . And, my fave is from The Face Shop (they’re pretty cheap and doesn’t make your nails turn yellow after wiping it of).

6. I have a very petite body, and that means I have to  buy the first arrived collection in stores. Because what I know is, almost every fashion stores here in Jakarta, like Zara, Forever 21, Miss Selfridge,  Topshop, Dorothy Perkins (my fave), and so on are usually only stock 2  pieces of size 6 on every store (that means 2 pieces on every mall9).  Sometimes, I’m fortunate enough to see the fresh collection and can buy the clothe in my size. But most of the time, they dontt stock enough size 6 for the outfit I’m already in love with in the first sight. :( Being desperate enough, I grab the medium size (8 or 10) and try it on. If after fitting I’m still falling in love with it looks, I never hesitate to pay that loose clothe :p That mostly what happens to me. The worse also happens to me: it’s more sucks when I finally get the size 6 for the clothe I fell for, but sadly don’t have the money to buy it. :p

7. I guess it’s not fair if I don’t mention about my fashion budget. Well, I confess that I’m (stupidly) NEVER set a budget for my shopping spree. I’m a horrible money spender. How much I have in my wallet, it always ends up empty. I have this guilty feeling if I don’t buy something (anything) every time I go to the mall. :( I know this has to change soon. Actually, right now I’m doing a method I make myself to avoid the empty wallet: I only get to buy 1 outfit every two or three weeks (I usually buy at  least 1 clothe every week), and every weekend I only put money to eat and to buy a movie  ticket in my wallet. Also, I’ve been avoiding my fave stores for weeks!  ;p But, if I fail (which I obviously and clearly still failed as right now speaking, or writing), I blame it on the technology of online fashion shop!! They’re on my cell, my email, my facebook.. Arrrgh! Anyone should help me please.... by giving me money perhaps... :p :p

Wow, I didn’t realize it went quite long. I planned to be precise and short.. :p Finally, to pass the legacy I will tag these fabulous fellow stylista to post their 7 confessions:


Until next post, toodle-doodles!