Monday, October 27, 2014

OOTDINDO X Local strunk Styling Competition

Hello!

So finally I can reveal the recent project that I have been participating in: The Fashion Bloggers Styling Competition held by OOTDINDO x Localstrunk!
I was really excited when the co-founder of OOTDINDO invited me to join this competition with the amazing fellow bloggers (Though on the beginning I had no idea who else was going to participate in this competition).


With the intention to show some support for local brands, Local Strunk is collaborating with OOTDINDO to hold "Fashion Bloggers Styling Competition" where the bloggers are challenged to create the mix & match look from the tenants of Local Strunk. They are five of the total bloggers: me, Lulut M, Amelia Bunjamin, Gricia Effendi, Rd. Rahmawaty Endang.


Local Strunk is a retail pop up market, which gathers various local brands together at one place. They are located at Plaza Indonesia Level 4, near QQ kopitiam.

The tenants of Local Strunk. Some of them are already pretty acknowledged local brand, from the clothing like Petite Cupcakes, Milcah, Monday to Sunday and accessories like Tea Label, Antyk Butyk. You can expect new and different collection every month! 

Necklaces from Tea Label.

More jewelleries from Antyk Butyk.
Quite a wide range of pouch and wallets!


Cute printed notebooks and agenda = my biggest weakness.


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The initial plan was to gather all the bloggers together for the mix and match challenge, but due to our different schedules, we did the challenge separately. 

Overall, I had fun doing the challenge! Though at the very beginning, I was quite struggling with the mix and match hahaha. 

You know those days when you completely have no idea what to wear. :X

I tried many outfits for all different looks, but none really fit me. 
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I was already quite panicked and pressured at that time lol cause I have spent like quite some time and still I couldn't decide the look I should go with. Honestly, I was freaked out, especially when Laurent and Erick (the amazing & brilliant couple from OOTDINDO) approached me and I realised that I made them wait for me for too long omg :X 

Thank you Erick and Laurent for being so patient towards me!

In the end, I went with the classy all white look. Believe it or not, right after they approached me, it took me less than 5 minutes to come up with this look hahaha guess deadline is the best motivation.

Right after I finished with the styling, we were moving forward to the taking #OOTD pics. I didn't know if it's my bad luck but it was suddenly raining. Just when the least needed.


With the gorgeous woman behind OOTDINDO.
A blurry pic but this is all I got. Actually I had a nicer quality pic in my phone, but I lost my phone yesterday at IKEA urgh, that will be another story.






Despite the the rain and windy weather, I am glad that we managed to take a few good shots. I am totally loving the result hehe!

Please, pretty please help me win this competition by voting for me! 
There are two ways of voting: online and offline.
So here's how:

ONLINE VOTING:
1. Follow @OOTDINDO and @Localstrunk on instagram.
2. Like my photo posted on @OOTDINDO and @Localstrunk.
3. Don't forget to comment "I vote!" on the liked photo.
4. Psst. 5 lucky online voters can win exclusive gift from Local Strunk!

OFFLINE VOTING: (If you happen to visit Plaza Indonesia, or if you're really super nice that you are willing to go to Plaza Indonesia to help vote for me lol)
1. Come to Localstrunk Booth located at Plaza Indonesia Level 4.
2. Find the voting box and pick me as your favourite!
3. Same with the online voters, there will be 5 offline voters who can win exclusive gift from Local Strunk too!

The voting period is from 26 Oct - 31 Oct 2014!


If you have already voted for me, I'd like to thank you for the kind help!

If you haven't, then it's okay, you still have time to vote for me now. Go go!
 *shameless*




Sunday, October 12, 2014

Still here

Hello!
To be honest, I am now pretty confused about what to blog, as I do have some posts long overdue, from my unfinished Hongkong trip, my favorite spot for brunch in town, to my recent Tokyo trip and many more. Not to mention, other than these long overdue blog posts, I have many other things to be taken care of. I need to clone myself, don't I? Oh well, I figured out that I shall start with this.

A very rare candid photo of me laughing (read: showing my teeth) in front of the camera.

I got this long vest some time ago, but I haven't got chance to wear it until today. I do have some new stuff in my closet that I bought quite some time ago but I forgot that I ever bought them so I never wear them hahaha.
My current favorite bag. It actually can fit a lot of my stuff despite the size of the bag.
(Oudre Pale Pink Knitwear, Khaki Long Vest, Black Skort, Mango Black Heels, Charles & Keith Bag)


Ok, busy week ahead!
Have a good one, everyone.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Tokyo's OOTD

Ohaiyo! I am finally back from my #PixyTokyoBeautyTrip today! Touched down around 6 in the morning and I basically just spent the rest of the day unpacking my luggage and having a lot of sleep. I barely slept during the flight back, and oh all those sleepless nights..

I can't wait to blog about my trip, but right now I am still waiting for the others to send me the photos on their cameras. 
Meanwhile, here's short outfit post from Tokyo!

Throughout the whole trip, I really love the weather. It was mostly sunny, but pleasantly cool.
By the way, I am never a big fan of rain, thus I was really hoping that it wouldn't rain during our trip. I checked the weather forecast a week before the trip and it showed that it'd mostly rain during our trip. Luckily enough, it was only raining all day long on the second day, and in the morning on the third day, the rest were sunny and windy!


 It has been raining non stop since morning that day, the temperature hit 16°C. Despite all the layering, I was strill struggling with the cold when the cold wind blew.

(Topshop Furry Black Sweater, Zara Dress, Placebo Boots, Colorbox Sling Bag)

Overall, the weather has been quite lovely throughout the whole trip! I already planned my whole outfits for the trip, and every single day I'd never miss an outerwear yay so yeah I love the weather!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hongkong Day 1 & 2

Hello!

I am heading to Tokyo in less than two weeks and I can't describe how excited and grateful I am! I am just extremely lucky to have the opportunity to go to Japan, especially when it's all free. Did I mention free?
Ok that will be another story.

So I promised to blog about my Hongkong trip, which was already due a long time ago lol. My trip was from 4th-11th June!

This post covers the day 1 & 2 in Hongkong!

Day 1:

Mandatory shot of airplane view lol. Took an early morning flight to Hongkong. We had 4 hour transit in Singapore in between though.


The night before was full of drama so I barely had any sleep. :X
Due to my last minute preparation and my clumsiness, I only bothered to find my passport when it was less than 6 hours to our flight schedule.  I was looking for it anywhere possible but I just couldn't find it. Since it was very last minute, everyone was helping me to search for it. I thought that perhaps I left it in my office, so I went to my office in the middle of the night in hope of finding my passport. Went there and nothing was found wtf. I was already giving up on going to Hongkong by that time, then my sister gave me a call when I was heading back home. Apparently, and thankfully, she found my passport in one of the bag I used on my previous trip wtf  I thought I was doomed. I felt guilty to drag everyone into such panic situation. Lesson learned. Totally.

My lunch during the 4-hour transit in Singapore Airport. Noodle with dumpling yum!

#wefie with the family.

Airport's ootd. Didn't bother to put any make up on, thus the sunnies were my savior hahaha.

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Transport
Be sure to get an octopus card when you arrive in Hongkong, as it will come very useful for you to travel around city. We picked up the octopus card at the airport, but you can basically get it from all MTR stations. Click here for more info!

 Hotel
We stayed at three different hotels during our trip. For the first few days, we stayed at Ibis Hotel Northpoint.
 The room was pretty small, but it was clean and the location was great. It was one step away from MRT station. Also a lot of good food nearby. Got free wifi somemore hahaha #cheapskate


- Back to Day 1 -
Since we've already got the octopus card, we took MRT to our hotel directly from the airport station. Touched down in Hongkong around 8pm, and by the time we arrived at our hotel it was already pretty late, so we just went nearby to grab some dinner.

Cute pocky packaging on the 711 nearby our hotel.

Strolling around Wan Chai area the next day.



 Hongkong Style Breakfast, Cha Chaan Teng.
They say that a trip to Hongkong is not complete without eating at Cha Chaan Teng. I have always wanted to try the scrambled eggs, french toast, macaroni, milk tea! We went to Capital Cafe to have our very first Cha Chaan Teng! Capital Cafe is quite popular and it was pretty easy to reach there.
My verdict? I love the french toast! Other than the french toast, the other wasn't impressive. The scrambled egg tasted weird, and the milk tea was so so. I guess that's because I had a high expectation, I kinda felt that Cha Chaan Teng was quite overrated.  During our stay there though, I got to try a few of Cha Chaan Teng other than Capital Cafe, and they served way better food than Capital Cafe.

Based on my experience, every restaurant usually has two different version of menu, so you better ask for the english version. Otherwise, you will feel confused looking at the chinese menu hahaha.
Don't be surprised of how few people in Hongkong actually speak english. If you can't speak cantonese, you can still order your food using body language lol.

Capital Cafe
Shop B1, G/F, Kwong Sang Hong Building
6 Heard Street
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2666 7766
Nearest MTR: Wan Chai

Me over excited for food/snack as always lol



Stopped by Honolulu Cafe for their famous egg tarts! Other than egg tarts, they sell all kind of pastries as seen on the display. Everything looked so tempting! Idk if it's a good thing that I just had a breakfast, otherwise I might end up buying everything hahaha.

I love it! Flaky pastry egg tarts om nom nom. Only around HK$6 per pcs. I also love the one from the little bakery nearby our hotel (way cheaper too!). I made sure that I stopped by the bakery every morning before we head into the city lol.

Heading to Causeway Bay for shopping time!





Toilet's mirror selfie! The toilet was huge and the lighting was nice so I felt like I just had to take pic hahaha.
More.
Ok that's it lol

It was a really long and packed day! By the end of the day, we were already worn out from all the walking. My hair was already such a mess hahaha.

One of my favorite: Bo Lo Bao (pineapple bun)
I first tried pineapple bun from Crystal Jade My Bakery in Jakarta, and fell in love ever since. So when I knew I was going to Hongkong, I gotta find the best pineapple bun in Hongkong. I went all the way to Canton Deli - heard some good reviews about it offers a very good pineapple bun. Only to find that they didn't serve pineapple bun at all. -________-
I saw the Bo Lo Bao pic on instagram and some food guide blog, but the waiter insisted that they only had this bbq pork pineapple bun, and not the usual plain Bo Lo Bao with butter. Ordered the bbq pork pineapple bun instead. It was good, but I wanted the plain Bo Lo Bao. :X
Sigh. It still doesn't make sense to me, until now.

Continue to the Day 3 & 4 on the next post!