Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Schmiley Mo 2.0 in JFW 2017!

The BIG day is finally over. Oh boy was I suuuuuuuper nervous about showcasing my 2nd collection at Jakarta Fashion Week 2017. My team and I prepared this collection in two months time and given the amount of short time, I am proud of what we accomplished today. We developed our own prints, made our own bags, bracelets, pompoms, even the bandana. We just wanted things to be detailed and fun! :)

In this collection, we used a lot of denim and tweed fabric paired with metallic pleats and faux leather here and there. As for the elements; pompoms, polkadot patches, fringes, daisies, cactus, smileys (as usual hehe). I looooove this collection so much! Can't wait to share with you all the photos from the runway. Stay tuuuuuned! :)

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Monday, October 24, 2016

To: Vogue // From: Fashion Blogger

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Interviewed by CNN Indonesia for a very interesting topic: my opinion on Vogue US's recent harsh comments where they called out fashion bloggers as "pathetic" and "heralding the death of style". I have a 70% - 30% split view on this. I for sure disagree that fashion bloggers are heralding the death of style because in fact, we are bringing real style to the streets. We are not models, we are not celebrities, but we celebrate style and fashion on a daily basis. Magazines and editors should be happy because we are bringing your editorials to life. Instead of building a wall between us bloggers and your media empire, we all should be working closely because like it or not, this is the era of collaborations - cross country, cross category, cross age, cross everything. Now my 30% lies in a shameful agreement that yes, some bloggers are actually abusing the moment and they shouldn't. Us fashion bloggers should have more respect to the word "fashion" itself, because fashion is not just about the pretty clothes, but there's an actual history and progress and evolution behind it that we must understand and not ignore. Fashion is an actual study that must be carefully learnt, not just fun fun fun. So thank you, Vogue US, for being mean and blunt. At least you raised the topic.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Welcome, JFW 2017!

As I was heading home from today's event, I learned something new. I realized that dreams are self-made, and so are opportunities. I sometimes wonder how I am able to do the things I am doing today. I feel like I am just an ordinary girl but I just work very hard. I don't even have a fashion background but I'm making my way my own way and I guess that's it: to make your own opportunities.

Today is a historical day for me because Schmiley Mo is officially a part of the Jakarta Fashion Week. I am truly honored for Schmiley Mo to be able to join the Opening Parade of Jakarta Fashion Week 2017 as well, and by Opening Parade, it means that the designer gets to walk down the runway together with his / her muse. So here I was with the adorable Acha Sinaga as my muse and truthfully I couldn't ask for a better person to walk with. Thanks for your support, girl! Both of us are wearing Schmiley Mo's first collection that will be available for purchase starting November.

And yes, I am sooooooo excited for Schmiley Mo's fashion show featuring our 2nd collection on Wednesday, 26 October 2016!

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*Photo credits to @rezapappoto, @pesonamag and @achasinaga

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Truth Is...

Being an outlier does not always mean that you're not good enough for a particular society. It can actually be because you're just ahead of every one else.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Yoghurt Flirt

I am a fan and a believer of yogurt because it has many benefits for our health. It's as yummy as dessert, but without the guilt. Yogurt is known good in preventing osteoporosis (because it contains a lot of calcium and vitamin D), reduces the risk of high blood pressure, and improves our digestion system. My husband S comes from Pakistan and in his country, yogurt is also used as one of their main ingredients in almost everything; for cooking, for drinks, for sauces. Because of him, we nowadays consume a lot of yogurt on a daily basis for the whole family.

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For breakfast, S and I like to eat muesli and oats with fruits and yogurt. This is probably one of the things I most look forward to in my day; having a healthy yummy kind of breakfast. It's a really great way so start the day (and a great mood booster) because it's light yet filling and packed with nutrients.

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My mother-in-law was the one who taught me about the many meals we can actually cook using yogurt. My favorite has got to be this Yogurt Chicken and I can assure you it is very healthy alright. How can it not be because this delicious dish only uses 4 basic ingredients; chicken, water, black pepper and yogurt. No oil, no other seasonings. It's also probably one the easiest dishes to make and the taste all comes for the yogurt itself.

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As a snack on the go, we drink yogurt too. The new Heavenly Blush yogurt drink comes in a new Wholesome Ogirnal flavor that tastes really creamy and not so sour, it sort of makes you feel like you're drinking vanilla ice cream even though it contains no artificial flavoring.It's so good.

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Just a tip though; make sure we choose the right yogurt. Choose one that has the right level of acidity, is low-fat, low sugar, high in calcium and contains Prebiotic. Be a proud Yogurtarian, peeps! #HealthNow

Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Foundation Of It All

Just got my hands on Revlon ColorStay Foundation that comes with a new pump for a mess-free application. I've used it for the past one week and I can say is that this is officially my new everyday foundation.

First of all, I love the texture. It's lightweight and creamy and it blends well to my skin. It goes on even and as I add highlighter or concealer, it remains well-blended without making it cakey. I've been looking for a cheaper foundation that works well with my slightly oily skin and has good coverage for the whole day and this product fills both of those requirements. I personally think that Revlon ColorStay Foundation beats many "high end" foundations. All in all, I would recommend this product. Easy to apply, gives a nice matte finish with a bit of glow, lasts all day with no fading. Love! :)

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This is my look today using the new Revlon ColorStay Foundation. I see that my skin has a subtle glow, yes?

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