Rabu, 09 September 2015

Heads Of State Millinery



Hello readers! I am back with another post from the fashion festival. I do hope you guys aren't bored yet about the fashion festival cause I still have a few more posts about it up on my sleeves. And this post might be what you've been waiting for, it's about a fashion show for not only clothes and dresses but focuses on headpieces! Unique isn't it?

I myself has always been and will always be a huge fan of hats and headpieces, so I really looked forward to this show and of course to share about it with you too, my wonderful readers!

If you are one of my loyal readers you might have noticed that I seem to be in a very good mood at the moment, cause I used quite a lot of exclamation marks starting from the very few sentence of this post. And you are probably wondering why is that so?

That's because I have great plans for my next blog posts and going to do a collaboration with a web called WhatWeLike soon! And I'm just getting started with the brain storming idea. Curious much?

Stay tuned and I'll tell you more about it in my next blog posts!

Enough talking about me, let's move on and check out this wonderful collection by the Heads of State Millinery! 



A Brief Introduction

Heads of State Millinery designs sustainable statement hats by applying radical redesign to the art of hat-making. Celebrating the luxury of handmade, they create fresh applications for indigenous craft traditions and utilize overlooked raw materials. Each hat draws inspiration from different cultures, making a lasting connection between hat-makers and hat-owners. As each piece makes its way around the world, it makes a statement for fashion as a positive force in ecologically and socially responsible development.The brand is pioneered by Chee Sau Fen, an award-winning self-taught designer who previously spent over 15 years working in the visual arts, exhibition and events industries. Since turning her focus to her own creative work at the beginning of 2011, she has earned immense recognition for her successful collision of art, fashion and sustainability.





My Personal Thoughts about Heads of State Millinery

Two words: LOVE IT!!
Each pieces are unique and really special in their own way. When you find the right headpiece that suits you best in one of their collection, I can guarantee that you will feel like it's absolutely made for you. Beside their fashionable models, they are also very light, the designer herself explained to me that they use raw traditional materials which makes their hats not only ecological but also have a cultural values from the place where the hat makers craft them and besides who doesn't love a light accessory that doesn't give you headache?

These hats are also perfect for horse ridding season in those countries who hold them!


I felt so lucky cause I had time to visit their booth on the second day of the runway and managed to have a little chit chat with the designer herself, Ms. Fen. She was actually really humble and kind. She's from the Sunny Island, Singapore.

The thing that intrigue me the most is the fact that she never had lessons in fashion design at all. She is purely self taught in hat making. Well that talent didn't came out of nowhere of course because she was a fine art student and I can definitely tell that she sure knows what she's doing and have real talent in art! Two thumbs up for Ms. Fen!!

I sure wish to follow her footsteps and be successful at doing what I love to do :D



Looking at it makes me feel like a pretty forest princess! ;;)



It's time for a mirror selfie with my cute tiara and a glimpse of how my samsung camera looks like if some of you might be wondering what camera do I use to take my pictures.


And this is a picture of me with the super talented Ms. Fen <3

The girl on the left with a straw hat is actually the designer of the clothes that the model wore on the runway, another talented girl and she even looks younger than me! Unfortunately, I can't remember her name >.< But you go girl!!

I love how her style is so effortless but have touch of elegance in it, perfect for a casual day and a stroll on the seashore. Yaaayy to the power of minimalism!


It's my mom, me and Ms. Fern wearing our favorite headpieces :D







Check out their full collection on www.headsofstatemillinery.com

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my post, I hope you enjoy it!

Love,



Clara
xx


Jumat, 04 September 2015

Julia Milan



Still another post from The Fashion Festival Bali 2015. Now it's time to feature Julia Milan's designs. She is actually a Dubai based fashion designer who represents for the United Arab Emirates for this show, just like Mona Al Mansouri. Her designs are well known to be very distinctive and unique with a little touch of quirkiness. Most of her collection uses full print patterns with a vibrant color.

Without further ado, let me present you Julia Milan's latest collection, "The Monalisa Collection"...





A Brief Introduction

In the beginning of 2014, Julia Milan launched her distinctively free-spirited fashion label. Originally inspired by the magic island of Ibiza and the limitless creativity of local designers, at just 25 years old, Milan is set to rise in the world of fashion without pause. She has now lived in 10 countries, but names Slovakia as home and Dubai as the birthplace of her divine creativity. Julia’s collections reveal the power of femininity; a celebration of high-end quality mixed with street style. Striking, innovative and timeless pieces for downtown days or uptown nights.








My personal thoughts about Julia Milan

Honestly, some of her designs were my favorite outfits from the whole fashion festival show, like those green dresses with Monalisa print on it! Those are definitely my faves because they're one of a kind and unique. I can feel a strong vintage vibe from that dress and yet high fashion at the same time. I also like how she makes different shapes and types of hat! Since I have always been a big fan of Hats! Unfortunately, the downside of her collection is I feel that most of it wouldn't really suit much Asian girls like myself, because they are mostly long and I'm in petite size >.<














Here are two videos of her full collection, with a glimpse of the maestro herself. Enjoy!



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Have a wonderful weekend :D


Love,


Clara
xx


Selasa, 01 September 2015

Under the Lamp Post

That's what the present is. It's a little unsatisfying because life is unsatisfying. - Midnight in Paris (2011)

It's finally time for another OOTD, still with the summer vibe of course. This OOTD was actually a bit unplanned and last minute. But I'd like to say thank you to my lovely friends who stick with me through it. Especially Valenciana Setiawan from beautyfoodology.blogspot.com who helped me take all of these pictures.

I always love one of those meet up with some old friends where we could laugh about anything and basically just have fun. Well but honestly I only do these when my wallet is being supportive and those days mostly happen on the earlier dates of the month hahaha. 


All of the pictures are mostly taken in La Favela, one of the hippest place in town at the moment, restaurant by day and transformed into a club when it gets dark. This was also my first visit there and I really like both the interior and exterior of the whole place. The leaves on the front part of the place made the place shaded which I find really refreshing & soothing. Don't you think so?









I got this bag from a bazaar that I went to in Jakarta with my fashion blogger friend, Graciella Shiaryn and actually had a dilemma about it for quite a long time. I'm pretty sure a lot of girls can relate to this feeling. So I decided not to buy that bag and after I reached the ground floor of Senayan City, I went back up to the top floor and look for that bag, right before they close down. They've even have already packed almost all the bags even mine! But well I guess luck was still on my side and managed to take the bag home. All the people in store was like asking me why I didn't buy it earlier so I don't have to give them a hard time looking for it, well I feel sorry for that :p


And about a week ago I just realized and finally understood the picture on my bag, those are 4 beatle cars and guess where are they? Yes! It's the famous Abbey Road in London, just like the band! And that fact made me love the bag even more! It gives the bag the perfect vintage touch that it needed. Big thanks to my brother, Richard for noticing it! This satchel bag is now definitely on my favorite owned items list :D







Hat - Zara
Sabrina Top - Stadivarius
Red Skirt - Online Store
Satchel Bag - Jade Bag
Black Rose Sandals - Ipanema



Thank you for stopping by and have lovely week! :)


Love,



Clara
xx