10 Local (Indonesia) Accessories Brand to Step Up Your Outfit Game

[credit: antyk butyk]

[credit: antyk butyk]

I love accessories, especially the unique one. They add more colors to our outfit. They became a center of attention if we wore a simple plain outfit they become more like statement of our outfit.

Although there are so many brands out there, I prefer brands from local. Let’s just say that I support local. They have unique design, good quality, with reasonable price.

Here are some of local brands that I adore. Especially for their necklaces, which are wearable for me as hijaber. If you are looking for local accessories brand to step up your outfit game, they are some of the best out there.

Massicot by Amanda Matsuri and Ramdhan Muhammad

What I love about Massicot is that each pendulum (stone) does not have the same visual and it always one of a kind. It is a statement. It doesn’t matter if you wear a plain shirt, T-shirt, or even dress, because a piece of massicot accessories will definitely step up your plain outfit.

Schonmoi by Vedca Maria Orissa

What I really love about their necklaces are almost all of them made of wood. So it can pretty much called as part of ecofashion or sustainable fashion. The design also very unique. They are a little bit retro or vintage. So when you wanted to add some nice touch of vintage or retro style to step up your outfit game, Schon is one of the best choice out there.

Antyk butyk

All I could say about antyk butyk is not boring at all. Their accessories design or material often amazed me. The slight of culture can be see in each of their piece. You can look edgy, unique, funky, elegant, vintage, and feminine with one of their accessories in your outfit.

Environmental jewelry by Ega & Julia (EJ)

A jewelry brand which all their jewelry carefully handcrafted using dry rice grain. Yes, rice, the same rice that we used to see everyday and ate every single day. Some piece of rice add to your outfit will definitely step up your outfit game. Especially if you are a nature lover or looking for a sustainable jewelry.

Eden by sight by Jessica Saputro and Handy Yonathan

They were known for their natural gemstone in each of their accessories. Each of them are unique because of their raw nature. The design is simple and the gemstone that they use are colorful and pretty which make us look elegant.

Tealabel

If you want to look as pretty as if you are going to attend some tea party, just put on one of their accessories and you’ll definitely be center of attention. They really can mix kinds of rope with beads, shapes resin, or tassel into a beautiful and unique piece.

From Tiny Islands

Just like their brand name, they do look tiny and simple. Made mostly of silver and gold plated is perfect to add a statement to your outfit. If you are looking for an elegant yet not to eye catching, they are probably the best.

Atelier Pedra by Emiria Larasati

For edgy, classic, and elegant looks to step up your outfit game, Atelier Pedra offers a a simple yet detail accessories made of gold, silver, and stone. I love how simple their design look like.

Klar by Talita Natalia

A brand which use acrylic as their main material. Looks edgy, structured, and solid. They really did justice for their philosophy which is ‘a silent statement.’

Moth Jewellery

Their accessories is beyond unique. Color pencils, literally, on your plain, simple, or effortlessly outfit will mostly gain any attention out there. Not to mention, their unique and creative design. You’ll definitely want to have one of their accessories after you see them.

Menembus Hujan dan Kabut di Perkebunan Teh Gunung Mas

Menikmati suasana kebun teh di daerah Gunung Mas, Puncak mungkin terdengar biasa. Berjalan-jalan ditengah hamparan kebun teh, memanjakan mata dengan hijaunya dedaunan teh, sembari menghirup sejuknya udara pagi. Sesekali seorang guide menjelaskan perihal Perkebunan Nusantara 8 saat kita berhenti sejenak. Sungguh hal yang teramat biasa, setidaknya bagi saya.

Tapi, tidak pernah terbayangkan oleh saya untuk menikmati suasana kebun teh di Gunung Mas dalam keadaan hujan dan berkabut, di pagi hari pula. Dingin, sensasi utama yang paling saya rasakan.

Saat itu, Puncak diguyur hujan yang tak hentinya. Kabut pun turun menemani sang hujan. Rencana semula untuk tea walk sepanjang lebih kurang 4 km sambil menikmati hijaunya kebun teh pun terasa akan gagal. Suasana terasa gloomy dan membuat kami mager. Jarak pandang yang hanya beberapa meter saja semakin membuat kami ragu untuk melanjutkan rencana awal.

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Kalau saja, warung-warung di Gunung Mas tidak menjual jas hujan, enggan rasanya beranjak menuju perkebunan teh. Kenapa jadi jas hujan? Karena jas hujan itulah saya menjadi lebih bersemangat untuk melanjutkan rencana semula (maklum, saat itu saya sedang kurang sehat karena sehari sebelumnya, saya sempat demam dan flu berat).

Namun, ternyata Ide untuk ‘main hujan-hujanan’ sungguh membuat saya excited. Kapan lagi hujan-hujanan di tengah perkebunan teh di ketinggian 800-1200 m di atas permukaan laut yang dipenuhi kabut, pikir saya dalam hati. It will be so much fun!

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Benar saja, sangat menyenangkan.

Menembus hujan dan kabut, melawan udara dingin yang menusuk kulit, melewati sungai yang alirannya sangat deras, dan sesesekali berhenti untuk selfie, wefie, mendengarkan penjelasan sang Guide, atau hanya sekadar menikmati keindahan alam di perkebunan Gunung Mas.

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Mempesona. Breathtakingly beautiful. Natural art.

Ditambah lagi dengan jalanan yang terbilang tidak biasa. Perjalanan kali ini lebih tepat disebut sebagai mountain tracking daripada tea walk. Menyenangkan!

Perjalanan turun pun tidak kalah mempesona. Melalui jalanan berbatu yang diapit rumah-rumah penduduk Gunung Mas. Masih ditemani hujan dan kabut. Saya merasa sedang berada di sebuah Negri di Atas Awan.

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Di salah satu rumah itulah kami beristirahat untuk melepas lelah dan sholat zuhur. Di sini pula kami menikmati sebungkus cilok terenak yang pernah saya makan, semangkuk mie rebus, dan secangkir teh putih panas hasil perkebunan teh gunung mas.

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Perjalanan berlanjut, dan kami pun bersiap untuk kembali ke penatnya dan panasnya Ibukota tercinta, DKI Jakarta.

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Kami pun sempat bernarsis ria dengan jas hujan kebanggaan kami. Sungguh berwarna. Kami tampak seperti para Hobbit. Tapi kalau dipikir-pikir kembali, kami pun tampak seperti para Teletubbies.

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Fashion Show: “Passion” Part 2

Fashion show bertema ‘Passion’ digelar di Plenary Hall, Jakarta Convention Center pada hari ke-3 Indonesia Fashion Week 2017, Jumat, 3 Februari 2017.

Setelah kami menyaksikan fashion show part 1 lalu dihibur oleh penampilan Maria Calista, fashion show pun dilanjutkan. Deretan desainer kenamaan Indonesia memamerkan koleksi terbaru mereka. Part 2 diisi oleh Susan Zhuang, Harry Ibrahim, Chossy Latu, Acakacak by LPTB Susan Budihardjo, dan Dinara Abdullina from Kazakhstan.

Susan Zhuang

Show dimulai dengan koleksi terbaru Susan Zhuang. Busana yang didominasi oleh warna hitam dan putih dengan sedikit bahan brokat dan berkesan feminim.

[Photo by @mikhaelandraias]

[Photo by @mikhaelandraias]

Harry Ibrahim

One of my 2 favorite in these show part 2. Koleksi Harry Ibrahim sangat indah, elegan, dan mewah. Tepat seperti tema yang diusungnya yaitu Royale Glamorous.

Saya bisa membayangkan gaun-gaun tersebut dipakai para selebritis dalam moment awards atau red carpet. What a very beautiful dress and look awfully expensive. Kunjungi www.harryibrahim.com untuk tahu lebih banyak.

[Photo by @panjulnew]

[Photo by @panjulnew]

Chossy Latu

The other favorite from 2. As much as I love Batik, I also love Songket. Songket member kesan mewah dan glamor. Selama ini songket dikenal masyarakat hanya sebagai kain yang difungsikan sebagai rok.

Akan tetapi, koleksi terbaru Chossy Latu ini memberi inspirasi baru bagaimana memanfaatkan songket menjadi busana elegan yang bisa dipakai oleh orang-orang di perkotaan. Dengan tema ‘Songket in The City’ (which remind me of Sex & the City series). Dan saya, langsung memutar otak bagaimana memodifikasinya agar bisa dipakai wanita berhijab seperti saya.

In this show, I just love the whole package. Glamour collection, perfect background music and beautiful accessories, and perfect atmosphere.

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[Photo by bajadams]

[Photo by bajadams]

 Acakacak by LPTB Susan Budihardjo

Para desainer alumni LPTB Susan Budihardjo ini menampilkan koleksi terbaru mereka bertema Camio 2. Kesan ‘acak-acakan,’ minimalis, kaku, dan futuristik terasa kental di semua koleksinya. Menyaksikan fashion show acakacak ini seakan-akan membawa kita jauh ke suatu tempat masa depan.

[Photo by irvandyyulius]

[Photo by irvandyyulius]

Dinara Abdullina

Fashion show passion ini ditutup oleh koleksi terbaru dari Samidel Dinara Abdullina yang berasal dari Kazakhstan. Busana yang ditampilkan sebagian besar berupa gaun berpotingan A-line atau babydoll dengan warna putih, hitam, biru dan merah. Yang paling menarik perhatian saya adalah motif kain yang digunakan, pola berlubang-lubang namun bukan brokat. Unik, If I may say.

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[Photo by mikhaelandarias]

[Photo by mikhaelandarias]

Berakhirlah sudah Fashion Show yang mengusung tema Passion ini. Show yang menarik dan memanjakan mata penikmat fashion seperti saya. Yang lebih penting lagi, show yang menginspirasi untuk membuat karya yang sama atau bahkan lebih baik dari yang sebelumnya.

See you in Indonesia Fashion Week 2018.

See you when I see you.

 

Fashion Show: “Passion” in Between with Maria Calista

Fashion show bertema passion ini memang dibagi menjadi 2 bagian. Selagi menanti bagian ke-2, kami dihibur oleh suara merdu seorang Maria Calista yang menyanyikan lagu singlenya berjudul “Satu kali lagi” dan cover lagu “Closer”.

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Seorang penyanyi yang sosoknya sedikit mengingatkan saya kepada Agnes Monica, baik dari wajah maupun kemampuan menyanyinya (kebetulan saya pernah menonton penampilan live Agnes Monica).

Selama ini mendengar single “Satu kali lagi” melalui radio atau via youtube. Kali ini menyaksikan langsung penampilannya yang ternyata sungguh memukau. Menurut saya, suara live Maria lebih bagus daripada rekamannya.

What a talented singer.

Next, Fashion Show: “Passion” Part 2

Fashion Show: “Passion” Part 1

Fashion show bertema ‘Passion’ digelar di Plenary Hall, Jakarta Convention Center pada hari ke-3, Jumat, 3 Februari 2017.

Deretan designer muda Indonesia dan beberapa desainer kenamaan Indonesia memamerkan koleksi mereka di gelaran Indonesia Fashion Week 2017. Part 1 diisi oleh Hanny Lovelly, Wid/Lid, Gita Orlin, Kanzi Collection by Liza Yahya, Gee Batik by Sugeng Waskito, Anwar Dani, dan Uzy Fauziyah.

Hanny Lovelly

Show dimulai dengan busana rancangan Hanny Alamsyah. Bagi saya, yang menjadi highlight adalah penggunaan bahan utama sifon dengan warna-warna pastel dan detail yang mengingatkan saya kepada busana para wanita Eropa di masa lalu, totally feminim. Koleksi Hanny bias dilihat di http://WWW.HANNYLOVELLYFASHION.COM.

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Wid/Lid

Busana Wid/Lid memberikan kesan minimalis, casual, dan wearable. Saya bisa melihat diri saya memakai busana keluaran mereka dalam keseharian saya. Warna dominan putih dan hitam dengan detail fringe berupa tassel menjadi ciri khas koleksi terbaru Wid/Lid.

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Gita Orlin

Warna hitam mendominasi koleksi terbaru Gita Orlin. Penambahan bordiran di beberapa bagian dengan warna terang membuat busana tersebut lebih eye-catching.

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Kanzi Collection by Liza Yahya

Busana koleksi Liza Yahya ini merupakan satu diantara 2 favorit saya di Passion Fashion Show Part 1. Kesan kulturnya sangat terasa, etnik. I really would love to have one of those as my outfit. Koleksi lengkap mereka bisa dilihat di www.kanzicollection.com.

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Anwar Dani

Koleksi pertama Anwar Dani bertema Summer of Love memadukan kombinasi lace dan bahan berwana metallic. Koleksi Anwar Dani bias dilihat di www.anwardaniatelier.com.

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Gee Batik by Sugeng Waskito

For I’m so in love with batik, I’m definitely really fall in love for his collection, for sure. This one is my other favorite from the show. Seluruh koleksi Sugeng Waskito memperlihatkan busana yang dibuat dari bahan sutra. Batik dan sutra, perpaduan yang membuat busana tampak elegan dan mewah, kental nuansa budaya Jawa. Want to know more, visit www.geebatik-jogja.com

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Uzy Fauziyah

Koleksi Uzy memberikan kesan maskulin namun feminim, seperti pejuang-pejuang wanita Cina bernuansa Indonesia. Koleksi ini mengingatkan saya akan tokoh Chun Li dalam balutan kain tenun.

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Dan Passion Fashion Show Part 1 pun ditutup dengan penampilan apik Maria Calista untuk kemudian dilanjutkan dengan Fashion Show: “Passion” Part 2.

Not So Fashionable Presence at Passion Fashion Show, Indonesia Fashion Week 2017

Finally, the Indonesia Fashion Week is here. Finally, we could present in one of the fashion show.

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Excited, as we see the designer line up in the invitation. I mean, Susan Zhuang, Harry Ibrahim, Chossy Latu, and Dinara Abdullina from Kazakhstan are in the line up.
Curious, as there were also new young designer show their first collection in IFW.
Worried, if there will be a PD or another meeting at work that make us late for the show.
Last but not least,
Wondering, if our outfit will be fashionable enough to attend this show.

By the time we should leave to the venue, straight from the workplace, the feeling that remains only excitement and curiousity. Worries is long gone since there was no PD whatsoever. Wondering also vanish through the air since we actually don’t have choice to change into another outfit. So there we were, wearing our work outfit.

I was presentable enough but not so fashionable enough. I kind of laughed at myself by the time I looked at the mirror. I remember of a line in the invitation, “We request your fashionable presence at Passion feat…” Hahaha, fashionable presence.

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Well, at least we were full of smile, felt comfortable, and confidence enough to come. There some said, confidence and smile is what makes you more beautiful. And our fashion, let’s just called it effortless fashion.

The show must go on. So did we. Take our own moment outside and inside the venue.

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And let the show begins.

Fashion Show: “Passion” Part 1, Passion Show: “Passion” In Between with Maria Calista, and Fashion Show: “Passion” Part 2.

 

Indonesia Fashion Week 2017: Celebrations of Culture

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Indonesia Fashion Week is an annual event worth waiting for, at least for fashion people. An event full of fashionable people, fashion knowledge, fashion athmosphere, and local brand which reflects Indonesian culture.

Hoping that somehow, I’ll be able to cover this event at least in one of my post. Since I got the invitation after registered my blog not so long ago.

Thankfully, I can witness the Passion Fashion Show in Day 3 of Indonesia Fashion Week 2017. Which I post into 3 parts. Fashion Show: “Passion” Part 1, Fashion Show: “Passion” In between with Maria Calista, and Fashion Show: “Passion” Part 2.