s a v a g e - b e a u t y

"Coiled" Corset, The Overlook, Autumn/Winter 1999-2000

"Spine" Corset, Untitled, Spring/Summer 1998

No. 13, Spring/Summer 1999

 VOSS, Spring/Summer 2001 

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Autumn/Winter 2002–2003

It's Only a Game, Spring/Summer 2005

 "Jellyfish" Ensemble, Plato's Atlantis, Spring/Summer 2010
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is exhibiting Alexander McQueen's 13 years of extraordinary work. To celebrate the late designer's theatrical roles to fashion, the exhibition named Savage Beauty (May 4 - July 13, 2011) will be showing one hundred ensembles and seventy remarkable accessories. Alexander McQueen has never failed to present and introduce a world unlike any other. You know when people say fashion is art; well this is exactly what they mean! I wish I could go see this.

Photo credit: The Met

w i l l i a m & k a t e

Kate Middleton with sister and maid of honor Pippa Middleton

Prince William and Prince Harry arrives in Westminster Abbey

The Royal Wedding! Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and his new bride Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, tied the knot yesterday on the 29th of April 2011. Kate and her sister Pippa looked beautiful in Sarah Burton's designs. Sarah Burton is the recently appointed creative director for Alexander McQueen and I must say that she did a brilliant job for this wedding dress is fit for a princess! The simplicity of the dress is what makes it statuesque, classic and timeless.

As I was watching the royal wedding service and procession on television last night, I wondered back to the time when Lady Diana got married to Prince Charles in 1981. A time when I did not yet exist, however the fact that she was unable to witness the wedding of her son somehow saddens me. It is still so hard to believe that she is no longer with us. She was the epitome of grace and regal sophistication.

29th of July 1981
Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Whales on their Wedding Day


m i n i - m e t a l s

It is officially flu season in Jakarta and I have become a victim of the virus. :( Not so sweet! It's so hard to swallow, my nose is a running marathon of grossness and I can almost believe that there is a heavy metal concert going on inside my painful head. In spite of all that, it was difficult for me to rest and take a nap so I decided to organize the ingredients to my next creative project. This is just a sneak peek but stay tuned to see the progress on what is to come. Going to watch the royal wedding with the whole family now. There is nothing better than the comfort of being home with your family when you are sick.

Photo credit: Adinda S

c o w g i r l - c h i c

 <3 <3 <3

Who knew a casual plaid shirt and an intricate beaded skirt can resemble a sense of effortless elegance. This is cowgirl chic at its' best and I absolutely love everything about it. The over sized belt buckles, the American Indian inspired over-the-shoulder bags, the metallic silver cowboy boots! These are a couple of my favorite looks from Ralph Lauren's Spring 2011 ready to wear collection.

Photo credit: iFashion Network


h u m a n - n a t u r e

The naked human body is being celebrated through a mixture of nature and photography in this collection of work by Los Angeles based photographer, Cecilia Webber. She has created something quite unusual and beautiful. Being shy and socially awkward as a child opened up a world of creative insight to her photographs. This time consuming editing work would have withered a lot of people. As it turns out, being different is like an exotic flower that is difficult to find. When discovered, you will cherish it and let it be of magnificent keepsake.

Photo credit: My Modern Met

p o t t e r - c o m i c s

The Sorcerer's Stone

The Chamber of Secrets

The Prisoner of Azkaban

The Goblet of Fire

The Order of The Phoenix

Ever felt left out when your friends are rehashing about the adventures of Harry Potter... again? These comics by Lucy Knisley will not only guide you through the plots just like Sparknotes would, but it will also entertain you with a little touch of comedy. 


m o l t e d o - b e e

My studded black Corto Moltedo bag has finally found its' yellow stripes! As the son of Laura and Vittorio Moltedo, founders of Bottega Veneta, Corto spent summers working in the family factory and used his knowledge of the family business to start a career of his own. With the influence of a worldly upbringing and opportunity to learn the inside secrets of design and production at such a young age, a star is born! Every bag that he designs owns a unique and vivid identity. He is definitely one of my favorite handbag designers at the moment and I am so gay for my Moltedo Bee.

Photo credit: Adinda S

t o n y . o r r i c o

Penwald: 6: Project, Recoil

Penwald: 4: Unison Symmetry Standing

Penwald: 8: 12 by 12 On Knees

Dancer and performing artist, Tony Orrico, has made a human spirograph art with the fluid movements of his arms. Amazing patterns of symmetrical mathematical curves are created through a repetitive process by tracing the contours of his upper body or simply drawing with the wing of his arm span. He simultaneously moves his entire figure to the degree of design that he wishes to invent with infatuating precision, incredible focus and bewildering endurance. His work is truly mesmerizing art and mathematics. I am in awe!

Performance at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC

Photo credit: Tony Orrico

c a s l e e

The Fit All Bag

CasLee Hobos

Malibu Clutch. One of my favorites!

CasLee Clutches


s c o t t . s c h u m a n n

The man behind The Sartorialist!

f l o a t i n g - r i n g s

I came across this last month and was charmed by these rings. Erin Wahed is a photographer turned jewelry designer and Bandes des Quatres is the name to remember. The vision of her debut collection derived from the Bauhaus style of modern architecture and is named after legendary architects of simplicity in design. Pretty awesome! I love seeing the rings hover across the top of the fingers and how optical illusion can influence fashion.

Photo credit: Bandes des Quatres