The class is a mess full of fabrics

Hello there,
Been on hiatus for a while now which will extend for a whole week.
Its a busy week in uni again I've been getting sick because of too much work..
I'm making a shirt, pants and vest in one weekend. God bless me :(
Promise to get back on doodling asap.
Btw, wishing everyone Selamat Hari Raya Idul Adha and Happy Thanksgiving too!
Here's a little quick old doodle.


Doodling Jakarta fashion week 2009.

Hi friends! How's your monday? :D
I've been so busy lately and sleeping late that my eyebags are starting to get darker. Oh noess..
I know it's quite late but I'm posting some quick doodle illustrations about the fashion week.
I think Im enjoying these quick illustrations.
As I said, I was going to doodle some stuff from the show. Saw many fashionable people around.
Pardon my memory I couldn't remember all their outfits. Hehe ;p
What a fashionable gay couple on the right sitting across where I was watching,
I couldn’t help but illustrate them.
So is the man on the left with his fedora and printed scarf.
At the front row.
My alumni friend at the most left with his friend wearing a black dress holding a fur bolero.
I think that woman in red dressed so elegant with great poise that she stood out.
Oh, this was my friend and I standing at the center.
She's wearing a dress with high heel wedges and me with a skirt and black ankle boots.
Cheers everyone!


JFW 09/10, ESMOD alumni.

Differing from the traditionally conservative muslim wear,
these collections from ESMOD Alumni were more expressive and lively in the pieces.
Each of the collections showed some personality in the designs.
There was a touch Indonesia's traditional culture in some of the designs - beadwork, embroideries and great detailing. Some ready-to-wear, some couture-like.
Imelda Kartini.
She has a flair for creating creative fabrics.
Poppy Karim.
Kebaya dresses. Traditionally beautiful.
Albert Yanuar.
His collections were colorful and lively.
Sapto Djojokartiko.
Crowd pleaser collection with heels free footwear like Nina Ricci.
This reminds me of one of Maison Martin Margiella's collections. Hmm..
Sisca Chandra, Paperdolls.
Chic like the 20s/30s, draperies with chiffon.
Evelyn Fransisca "Roxanne".
Great contrast on power looks and soft drapery.
R. Sapta Dharma "One Piece Pattern Power"
Imagine just one pattern turned into a dress, great.
He's our pattern teacher in ESMOD.

JFW 09/10, Muslimwear show.

 I've found some well dressed people around.

Hi all, its Jakarta Fashion Week!
The whole week is full of fashion shows to attend to.
Lucky me I got free tickets to some shows BUT only to find myself short on time.
I was supposed to watch 2 shows on Tuesday because I wanted to watch the traditional Indonesian Kebaya costume but the shows were in such delay. I got to watch the muslim wear instead.

Overall, I think the collections were nice and wearable.
There were alot of chiffon fabrics used in a variety of colours, embroidery detailing and traditional motifs accented here and there.
I'm not very familiar with muslim wear but I appreciate it, there were some traditional pieces that were nice.

The stage.
Jeny Tjayawati "Matryoshka"
Ida Royani. Nice and traditional.
 Hennie Hananto "Benji Maji"
Monika Jufry "The Eclectic Batavia". I like the wrap arounds.
Interesting cutting.
Anne Rufaidah "Lost in Space"


Weekend inspirational quotes 17.

It’s hard to go with a trend. As soon as it’s out, everyone picks it up. It’s important to stay true to yourself.
Have fun with fashion instead of letting it dictate.
Estella Warren
I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.
Marlene Dietrich
A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.
Coco Chanel


Jakarta Fashion Week 09/10, to go or not.

Hello, how is weekend so far?
Hope everyone's having a relaxing one. I always enjoy saturdays because its art classes.
Anyways, Jakarta is hosting their very first Jakarta Fashion Week 09/10 here in Indonesia and it will be a big event. It is finally happening :D
Ive got two free passes on a fashion show, one show for my school's alumni fashion show and the other one for Indonesian designers.
However, there are two deadlines to catch this coming Thursday.
So confused whether I should go or not, though its a tempting offer and a great event to doodle on too.
Owh, I can't decide.

Come around.


The Coco look.

The Coco look.
I just watched the movie, "Coco Chanel" (the old version) and I enjoyed it so much.
It's a great inspiration for everyone and Coco has the best quotes ever.
In fact, I was inspired by her short hair look when she was young in the film. Hence the Coco look.
Love that hair.
Shirley: In this world, men makes the rules. We women must rely on our charms and looks for pleasing our man.
Coco: Looks fade.
Shirley: I suggest you take advantage when it last, like I did. I've been a dancer, I've been an artist model. And I called the King of Belgium, Leo.
Coco: I didn't have to be a dancer or a model. When I had nowhere to go, I found a job.
If I've allowed myself to be supported by Etienne, it's not by his money.
Shirley: And when leaves you?
Coco: If that were to happen, I'd survive. I've made love before.

The infamous Burberry trench.

Fall in love with the new mini site of Burberry's Art of the trench, celebrating their iconic trencoat.
Creative Director of Burberry, Christopher Bailey, had collaborated with Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist to create a snapshot collection of real-life people on the streets wearing the infamous trenchcoat. The best part is, that you can even submit your own trench. Background soundtrack is by The Kooks.
I love!


Weekend inspirational quotes 16.

Style is primarily a matter of instinct.
Bill Blass
A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes.
Edith Head
Fashion is about knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn.
Gore Vidal


Spring/Summer 2010 colours in London.

Inspired by the video,
Fashion 156.com: London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 Exclusive Preview:
Don't you just love next year's bright colours?


Contribution to BalladOf.

How it feels so free to just walk barefoot on fresh grass :D
These 2 girls in their tutus are surely doing it with their tutus and colored tights.
Speaking of, pardon my absence because I've been catching up on a deadline which was due today.
It has been draining all my energy to do my daily illustrations. How it feels so relieving now.

Anyways, I received a package today from Balladof today.
I was surprised because I never expected they would continue to send it since shipping was expensive.
Or perhaps, somebody else sent it to me? Confused.
As you know, BalladOf is a new UK-based magazine founded by Lindsey and Claire
where they collect a community of emerging and exciting artists around.
Not to mention that these people were so friendly to talk to.
Currently they just launched their 2nd newest issue, BalladOf Tommy Lane.
I'm so glad to have an opportunity be a part of it and illustrate a small style piece for them :D
It was my first contribution to a magazine so I was excited to see it.
Please do stop by their site to them out if you have the chance :D
Finally :D
Hope you have a nice day.


Weekend inspirational quotes 15.

Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.
Coco Chanel
The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural
Calvin Klein
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
 Coco Chanel