Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Issey Miyake Bao Bao

Have you heard of Issey Miyake? You should have. I was familiar with the designer's name, but never stumbled upon the stores (surprise surprise, there's only an LV store in Surabaya...but I'm sure loads will follow).

Issey Miyake, according to my cousin, is popular through this perfume; 

I don't know if it's true or not but the bottle seems iconic, no?

And well, I think Issey Miyake has more signature styles, such as the Bao Bao bag!

At first I saw a person wearing it in white, and it directly caught my eye. I fell in love with it at the first sight. I was like, where did she get it? What brand is it from? I thought she bought it like in Camden market or something (silly me, if I tell her what I thought she must be pissed cause I didn't know how much it costs, but now I do don't worry). And then, there was the second time when I saw another lady wore this (also in white) when I was in the toilet in Selfridges (see how I remembered every single detail from not knowing till like, owning this bag?). I was still thinking, where did they get THIS ah-mazing bag? Especially at that time I was studying about textures and I made some sort of similar texture for one of my assignments and these just reminded me of Louvre.

Days passed, years gone by (I'm exaggerating).... and THEN... the final moment... *drum rolls* my cousin and I, after shopping, strolled down Bond St, on our way home and suddenly she was like, "Oh that bag is cute!" as she walked and I turned, I looked at a similar bag in yellow, not rectangular, but sort of sphere. I thought, "OH MY GOD! That was the bag I was searching for! Even better!" And I told my cousin everything. Then I saw the shop's name; Pleats Please by Issey Miyake. "Oh! Issey Miyake! A Japanese. No wonder." But the store was closed so I couldn't come in and like investigating the details, what was it made from, how does it look like when I hold it in my hand whatsoever, so I planned to come back the next day.

The next day, my cousin whatsapp'ed me when I was in class, she told me all the details. It's very light, not made by leather so when it's raining you don't need to cover up anything, no zipper, and blablabla. I was like, "I'm coming straight to the store right when my class finished" and I did. I was very interested in the sphere one rather than the rectangular one because it's more unique (I'll show the pictures laterrr when I post my outfit post) but sadly there were only three colors; black, blue, and yellow. I like the blue one, but I just bought a blue bag and ironically I don't have a black bag with me, so I bought the black one instead because the yellow doesn't really pop (there was some mixes of gold in it, so it was yellow-gold-ish). The rectangular, however, have loads of colors to choose from; purple, green, shocking pink, silver, gold, orange, and I love every single of them but I love the sphere one more so I was very happy when I got my ownership upon one of those bags! I was about to wait till next year when they probably produce more colors, but I to let go and who knows, I mean the store attendant said that this was the first time they produced the bags again after three years of absence because one of the customers asked for it (maybe a VERY important customer).... Maybe there will be more colors next year--especially for S/S--or maybe none at all. I'm not taking any risk, so I bought it. My friends and tutors loved it. My sister loves it. I love it. The end. Now it's mine. Go envy me.


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Monday, 28 November 2011

Sweet Surrender

I am extremely happy because I handed my portfolio in already today in the morning. So that means now I have loads of time for shopping! And believe me, London is the best place to shop. Okay, maybe people in in New York or in LA or in Paris or in Milan or in Tokyo or in Singapore wouldn't agree. BUT, it is one of the best places anyway, do not disagree! Hahahaha... And it's really fun when your friends are as excited about shopping as you are :D We're planning on shopping trips! Hurray!!!

I still got 2 short essays to be submitted but they are not graded and I've finished one of em so I might do the other one tomorrow (and some of you might be thinking right now why the heck she's telling us this).

So, pictures!

forever new romper, picnic flats, h&m gold bangle, necklace borrowed from my cousin, accessorize 'love' ring

My sister bought me this romper but unfortunately it's two size bigger than my size that's why the back was like that wobbly.

Photographed by Recordance

This set of photos were from my pre-sweet seventeen pictures. I really like the candid pictures like the last one or the sixth one. Oh, I miss my sweet seventeen :( I plan to post some pictures of my sweet seventeen on the 3rd of December (the date when I celebrated it last year) this year, just to make it more... I don't know, like,... anniversary? Blach, me and my silly thought. But the pictures aren't with me right now sooo...yeah... Probably not on 3rd of December (s.a.d).

Anyhow, SHOP! It's nearly Christmas and you deserve to give yourself happiness (or maybe you already did)!


Tuesday, 22 November 2011

I Fell For You

Yes, I did. Probably. I didn't want to, but I did. It started out by misunderstanding, really. I mistook everything in the first place. I knew it isn't what you meant, but well, I was the one to blame. And then, things started getting pretty awkward. And I've done ridiculous stuff like shouting your name all of a sudden in the middle of a crowd, even though I didn't mean to. I was surprised myself. Fortunately no one noticed, or did they? I don't know.

For a whole year, I was in denial. I was like, no no no no no no no no, I did not fall for you. No, I didn't. It was more like a crush, cause you know, love is a strong word. But then, somebody tweeted something like if you have been crushing for more than four months, then it was love. I was still like, no way. I still believed it was just a crush. But then I thought about it, then this sort of sense was just creeping in and I changed my perspective. I didn't do much after that, like there wasn't a big dramatic change in the relationship whatsoever. But maybe, I was falling in love. I don't know (bear with the words, it's like everybody's favorite sentence!). I haven't figure it out until now because I don't know what love is, really. Love is vague. Who can describe love? I love God, I love my family, but like, for you? I mean, that is... :/ I'm not sure about that.

However, times have passed. I'm finally letting go. Letting go of something I've never had. Maybe the change of place, or maybe because a year has gone by, but I don't think of you that way anymore. I don't hope for something out of you anymore. I'm not waiting again.

So you just go your own way, I will go my way. And maybe someday, we can continue being friends, not like an awkward kinda friend, but friend, in a friendly way with a friendly conversation :)

zara tank top, tailored suede skirt, aiiz cardigan, new look boots, primark sling bag

Photographed by Paulina Koshan


P.S. It was a beautiful Sunday in autumn. Now is winter. Still pretty, but cold.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

MnM's World

It was not my first time there, but it's always good to be back :)
MnM's world, as what's written on the plastic, is available in London, New York, Vegas, and Orlando. I'm lucky to be here. Anyway, MnM's world is like Disneyland, but full of chocolates. Okay, there are no games whatsoever, but there are (statues?) and the characters walking around for customers to take pictures. Unfortunately, I didn't get the chance. So I'll just share the pictureeess.

3 floors! ... and a half

look. at. these!

golf balls

So, if any of you guys visit London, don't forget to go to MnM's World, just on the corner of Chinatown in Leicester Square or Piccadilly Circus (Chinatown is in between) :)

Ciao darlings ;)

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Thank God It's Thursday

Not that tomorrow I have no class or anything, but tomorrow's class will only be for one and a half hours so yiipiiiee! Students are students, you can't expect them to be excited about going to school everyday.

Okay. Story: I almost cried because I miss Indonesian food too much. This is the thing that's going on in my mind for the past couple of days. I miss sambal, I miss good rice, I miss nasi goreng jawa, ayam penyet, bakwan penyet, pentol, tahu telor, sop merah, sayur asem, jangan bening, soto, rawon, EVERYTHING!!! I just realized that I'm an Asian food type of girl because when my cousin asked me what type of food I favored? I can't answer the question, I always said, "I can eat anything. I mean, I love Western food as much as Asian food. I love sushi, steak, pasta, pandan chicken, and sandwich. All." Guess what? I hate sandwich. Okay, I don't hate hate sandwich, I just don't like it as my lunch. Or dinner.! Now I have to cook by myself :(

zara trf dress, armani exchange jacket, uniqlo socks, zara shoes

my sister bought me this necklace from like, what, a year ago? i think it's from diva.

the very obedient ducks

wasn't able to come in cos it was closed. so i just pretended to watch the show of the white dolphin. no. white elephant? no. i'm not sure, i forgot.

These are the pictures that were taken when I was in Canada vacation-ing. At the end of the trip, I was asking what's so special about this country apart from the fact that it's America Wannabe? Joking. I'm not Barney Stinson who constantly mocked Robin about her beloved country. I love Vancouver, it's a good place to live :) And especially this restaurant called Guu, a very yummy Japanese restaurant :9

Sooo, I still have to work on my portfolio though. The fact that it's Thursday doesn't mean I can blog, listen to music, and then sleep. I have 30 times A3-sized-papers waiting for me to work on them. So, enjoy your Friday for all of you who live in Indonesia, cos it's 11.11.11. Yes?

P.S. I'll enjoy mine too, hopefully I can go to this party/artwork show/ fashion show in The British Museum tomorrow night. Grayson Perry night.