OUTFIT | Purple Flower

When receiving a beautiful piece of clothing, I always feel like dressing up in a complete romantic mood to fits the nostalgic girly-ness that a dress can bring. But living in a big city like Jakarta, you don't really find a romantic background easily. Not to mention the whole tropical atmosphere that made your classic dress like an old-age artifact. I almost casually paired the dress with casual flats and taking pictures from the house when my boyfriend offered me an afternoon walk around his place. I put on my vintage hat and get my red-wine heels for the hope of getting a nice shooting place, and we did. There's a nice park without anyone around (maybe because it wasn't preferable to stay outside during fasting month) and we took several photos there. The result was quite wonderful.

photography Fajar Prabowo

Sometimes we easily give up on doing what we want because "growing up" isn't always a place for exploring dreams. But if we keep trying and pushing the creativity forward, we can find a corner where dreamers can harvest their wishes - started from a small beginning. Just like letting classic-romaticism grew even when the whole surrounding begs you to be tropical-realistic. True story.


{OUTFIT} |YUAN CLOTHING purple floral dress / Vintage purse with gold chain / Vintage hat bought via Etsy.com / NEW LOOK red wine mary-jane / TOPSHOP pendant / H&M knuckle rings

Beauty : L'Occitane Sublime Beauty Series (Review)


Summer is here! As a person who spent most of her time inside air-conditioned room or driving around with air-conditioned car, moisturizer is an important thing. We all want to keep our skin healthy and sometimes we have to change products in order to find what's most suitable for us. I've been using L'Occitane products since my mom introduced me to their Brightening Essence (I wrote about it here). Now I'm going to share you the Angelica series I'm currently using : Sublime Essence, Sublime Beauty Cream and Hydra Vital Gel.

My morning usually starts with a face-washing and serum appliance. The product I use is this Sublime Essence. It's a serum that can refine our skin texture and help to soften the skin's surface (especially when regularly used). I naturally have big pores around the nose area, so using this serum is really helpful. The result can be seen pretty quickly - with more consistent use, I think the skin will continue to glow more permanently.

Angelica Hydra Vital Gel is basically a very light, cooling moisturizer gel that help to soothes the skin for a more radiant complexion. I usually apply this gel in the morning (after shower), after using the Sublime Essence. It's fresh and quickly absorbed by the skin. If you use other moisturizer, you can apply Hydra Vital Gel after that as well.

The last product from the Angeline series I use is this Sublime Beauty Cream - a BB Cream that acts as protecting sunscreen as well. Usually I use this after the Hydra Vital Gel and Sublime Essence. I always love the light feeling these whole products give me, and the neat result as well. I tried several BB cream before, but this one is my current favorite because of its flawless result. You can also use it without make up and it still looks naturally smooth.



Whenever I want to use products, I try to learn about the ingredients before I decide to start using it. Angelica series from L'occitane is made from Angelic extracts : white Iris and Angelic flowers. It's worth because the price is still affordable for the duration of use and great result. I suggest you to try them and share what you think below this post! 

image (8).jpeg
*This post is a collaboration between Lucedale, Grazia Magazine and L'Occitane. But my opinion is always my opinion, and I've been using L'Occitane since last year myself.




photography Vilianty Swarnam

Somedays were totally meant for vintage-inspired outfit. Just like this one, when I decided to doll-up a little bit with my red beret hat and wearing something that remind me of Moonrise Kingdom or The Education... Even not too similar.

{OUTFIT} | GIORDANO washed-out top / Vintage beret / CHANEL bag / STACCATO two-tone shoes / SHANBRINA tulle skirt

OUTFIT | #Styldby GAP : Denim Jersey Top

photography Dimas Hendrajaya

This is my third look for GAP #styldby project, wearing the Jersey denim shirt as an outer over a white plain tee and oversized tea-length skirt in natural khaki tone. The style is also part of my classic basic series, where I paired simple items in basic colors to create a functional vintage-inspired looks for daily wears. What I like best about this combination is the casual/semi-formal impression - something for a lunch meeting or afternoon drink with my girls. And the knot on my Jersey top makes the style kinda looks like some 60s/70s. Give it a try!

{OUTFIT} | GAP Jersey Denim Top / SHOP AT VELVET tea-length skirt / H&M white tee / PROUDLYSHOES Nude ankle boots / CHARLES & KEITH bag

WAKUWAKU JAPAN : AIBOU - Tokyo Detective Duo (DRAMA Review)

After some romatic movies review in the previous posts, now I have to share you my recent addiction : Aibou - Tokyo Detective Duo. As a lover of crime/mystery-based novel stories, I enjoy seeing this famous series so much. It's been aired since 2000 and had 3 (three) big cinema movie launched based on its episodes as well. Now let me share some basic review to guide you, below!

Drama Title : Aibō - Tokyo Detective Duo
Cast : Yutaka Mizutani, Kaoru Kameyama
Channel : TV Asahi

Aibō (相棒 / Partners) is centered on the daily situation inside Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's fictional unit called Special Missions. The inspector of this unit is Ukyō Sugishita (杉下右京 - portrayed by Yutaka Mizutani), a protagonist who partnered with Kaoru Kameyama (亀山薫 - played by Yasufumi Terawaki). This division is unpopular among others, but they're trying to solve difficult cases throughout the whole season.

The combination between Ukyō-san (who's calm and highly intelligent) and Kaoru (the energetic and young-spirited) is my favorite thing from this movie. It brought the stories into something more rich and real, which is way more enjoyable. I also love the wicked genius crime scenes, the story-telling, the sets, the songs... Aibou might not using a drama approach, but it does talk about life a lot.

Watching Aibou, just like watching any other Japanese drama and entertainment content has been a lot easier now for Indonesian fans, thanks to WAKUWAKU JAPAN. If you're looking for WAKUWAKU JAPAN Channel at home, go to Ch. 168 (Indovision) or Ch. 32 (OKEvision). For searching another programs or checking schedule, you can go to their Official Site. Happy Watching!

The Classic Black

photography Dian Paramita

Once in a year, I picked one most favorite outfit to be worn on a special day. It keeps changing from year to another... But this year, I certainly picked the most favorite of all, an outfit that I feel completely represent my way of dressing up. A set of black to black outfit from head to toe. I got back to my roots - the classic simplicity. I turned a year older, but the clock has reset to a new beginning. It's another new start that I can't wait to cherished. Happy Birthday to me.



{OUTFIT} | H&M Stripes Top / Homemade Black Tea-Length Skirt / STEVE MADDEN pumps / CHARLES & KEITH black leather purse / Vintage Bow Hairpiece

Event // Charles Keith SS2014 x GRAZIA Magazine

A couple weeks ago (April 23rd, 2014) I had a wonderful chance to host a launching event by CHARLES & KEITH and GRAZIA Magazine along with other bloggers : Bethany Putri, Cinta Ruhama Amelz, Catherine Soepadhi and Michelle Hendra. We were having the launch of CHARLES & KEITH Spring/Summer 2014 Collection and Fashion Talkshow with GRAZIA Magazine - represented by Yoland Handoko (Fashion Editor) and Saskia Damanik (Executive Fashion Editor). The event itself was held at CHARLES & KEITH store at Grand Indonesia Shopping Mall Jakarta and attended by such a fun crowd!

The whole SS2014 collection from CHARLES & KEITH are just beautiful. For such design and affordable pricing, they're reasonable to shop. I especially love the wide range of options that allowed customers with different styles to find something for themselves. You can find metallic and silver, black and white, along with mint and pink pastel colors, side-by-side with racks of colorful summery tones like yellow, orange, and green.

The talkshow was fun because we had enthusiastic audience who asked variety of questions to the speakers. And since the bloggers were allowed to invite some of their readers, we also had a short meet-and-greet moment with them during the event!

So before the event, we bloggers got a chance to pick 5 of our favorite CHARLES & KEITH items from its latest collection to be brought home. It's not an easy thing to do really... Especially because I love the whole batch, and there are so many basic-to-pastel colors to choose! After some hunting hours, I came down to these 5 key-items below:

I decided to pick my favorite colors, and the one that I'd likely wear the most. I go for two pointed shoes because it's classic, even with the touch of glass-transparent heels on the white one and gold line on the back of the pink pastel heels. For the bags, I picked one big handbag in white that has eyelet laser cuts on its surface - I think the details are beautiful, and I always need a bigger bag to carry my camera around. The Tan Brown satchel is in medium size, and the black one is the smallest (it's like a semi-clutch with gold chain strap). Both are choosen because of its versatility - brown and black are easily paired with almost anything.

Alright, that was the recap from CHARLES & KEITH x GRAZIA SS2014 Collection Launch! But there is more for you to catch - a SUMMER HOLIDAY competition to win a 3 days trip to Bali! If you want to now how, go to THIS PAGE and follow the instruction. Goodluck!