Hello Christmas.

Hello Christmas, I can't wait to meet you.

Few snapshots from the JFW runway, NOONIO

NOONIO Natural Oasis collection on CLEO fashion awards 2011 at Jakarta Fashion Week.


Visiting an art opening.


A tribute to S.Sudjono joined by various famous Indonesian artists on Galeri Canna.
Just a casual visit to an art exhibit is always makes my heart warm, especially with friends.


110km/h on the highway.

what happens when drawing in a shaky car.

CFA preparation.

Ahh I haven't blogged for a long time. Forgive me blogger n friends..
Been doing alot preparation for NOONIO's collection with the team. Doodles, patterns, etc.. 
Surprisingly, our brand got nominated for "best innovative brand" by Cleo magazine Indonesia for the Cleo fashion awards.
Its going to be on November 9th with all the other nominees. I'm so excited, never enjoyed this much. 
Hehe and exciting to be able to see the other upcoming shows as well.
Here's a sneak peak of doodles for NOONIO's "Natural Oasis 2011" collection" with some womenswear pieces.
Happy cheers.


Quotes 32 - Giorgio Armani

To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail. 
You can think you've made it and yet the next day's press will always be waiting for you, 
the public will always ask more of you. In short, you can always do better! 
The difference between style and fashion is quality. 
 I love things that age well - things that don't date, 
that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best.
I design for real people. I think of our customers all the time. 
There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing or accessories that are not practical. 



Loves.. Coco.

Coco~ Coco~ Coco~..
Haloo.. How's life?
Anybody watched the fashion weeks? Must have been great to see.. 
I've always dreamed of watching the main FWs. Hopefully one day.. 
*daydream, daydream, daydream..*
Fortunately, we got a spot for Jakarta Fashion Week here that's coming soon.
Still starting out but i'm so glad to get the opportunity to join one :)
I think its going to be such fun. I've never been this hectic preparing for one while working,
go.. go.. goo.. all the time.
Here's another one of my series of illustrated famous designers after the McQueen tribute.
She's such an inspiration, always posing in elegance. Forever Coco *hearts*
Have a great weekend.


Traffic relief.

In Jakarta, traffic is not something new.
I figured if you can't beat it, draw it.
It's a better stress reliever.
Enjoy the week! Cheers :)

Oh the weather.

oh the weather outside is frightful



Just bought myself a new set of Cotman brushes for an upgrade.
Hehe I'm such a beginner for using the cheapest brushes for a long time :B
Anyway, this one I've done with a little bit of experimentation,
Maybe a more subtle feeling. My scanner didn't really do some justice.
But I hope you like.
Oh.. and..
Happy 65th Independence day Indonesia!
I have to say this year is the most quietest celebration,
almost everyone is fasting because of the Lebaran season.
 Well hope you are having a good day.
Life is peachy, don't let the sour get to you..


Gandaria opening.

Last week I got an invitation for an opening of Gandaria city mall from Pakuwon group.
Didn't really know anybody but anyway, I decided to just drop by and check it out. 
One of my favourite Indonesian band, 
Maliq & D'essentials was playing, which I did enjoy.
Also, not to mention the free appetizers from the waiter whom I can't help getting from. Hehe.. 
There were lots of business men in suits in different shades of dark,
and  a few women that caught my attention - in the late 40s still looking so fashionable. 
I admire how still manage to look edgy and elegant at their age.
Congratulations for the success of the Pakuwon group.


Metropolitan chic.

Call her Metropolitan chic. Elegant and stylish; and the city is where her heart is.
She's probably at the rooftop taking a view of the city's beutiful skyscapers.
I'm so happy to start doodling again.
Eversince my graduation I only had a week break (busy all the way)
and then it was already the start of my first job outside the city with first paycheck. Aha!
Good thing about work is that there's no homework, though I still keep thinking there is.
This doodle was from an inspiration idea from office boredom sticking random fabrics.
I thought experimenting on the doodle mixing fabric collage would be fun.
Had to wait some extra long minutes for it to dry though.
I think she's looks so chic here on her camel coloured coat!
Hope you like. Good day!


Loves.. Christian LaCroix

 Guess the designer...
It's Christian Lacroix.
If you guessed it right, then good for you. 
Hehe.. One of the designers I know who creates really cool fashion illustrations.
He's such an inspiration!
Well here's a little doodle of you, Mr. Lacroix.
Cheers everyone! :)


The grad show.

photo is by Mr. Patrick Shaun
(NOONIO models on the catwalk)

Hello, hope everyone had a nice weekend. 
Ok, I know this isn't about illustrations but I just had to post these :)
 It was our uni's fashion festival "Archipelago" held outdoors at Museum Gajah on 26th June; 
a big show with 200+ models on the runway.
Everyone was so scared the event would be a fiasco because it started to rain. But the show had to go on and the rain stopped. *relief* Finally got to showcase the clothes on the runway. I had soo much fun watching the show, 
finally all the sleepless nights paying off. Hehehe..

I got Best Fashion Design in Menswear award.
Didn't expect it because I always find my other friends are reaaally good in their designs/collection. 
So I was thinking, "Really?" But it was such an honour :) 
Another thing, is that my dear friends who collaborated with me also won;
Mutiara Sitompul as Best Pattern Making in Menswear and Bunga Bakri as Best Fashion Business Retail in Menswear.
And this is NOONIO, our brand.

NOONIO's personal walk in wardrobe inspired booth.
 the boys just love checking themselves out in the mirror. XD They're soo tall too!
little details.
Justine (bff) and
Stephan Kotas, the handsome and talented photographer/model!
Models posing like mannequins. They're so photogenic. ^^
the runway.
So glad my family and friends came to watch and support.
And a big congratulations to everyone who graduated and my friends who won in the womenswear section :)

Hope you enjoyed the pictures.
Wishing you a great day!


The photoshoot. NOONIO.

NOONIO Spring Summer 2011.
"Washed Up"
 Photographer: Stephan Kotas 
Model: Renato Cavalli Andrade
(A non-illustration post)
Hi hi! I seriously don't know where to start because alot of things have happened before and after the grad show.
First things first, I wanted to share a few shots from NOONIO's SS 2011 collection.
Actually the some of the outfits weren't completely finished during the shoot because we had so little time to finish.
Adding to it was our model being sick that day too, so we were all so worried how things would turn out.
But anyway, good thing Renato managed to still pose well despite his condition. He's so hardworking :)
Thanks to our talented photographer/model Stephan Kotas, the photoshoot turned out great! *happy happy*
We all had such a wonderful time together although the hot sun made us sunburnt (painful!)
I'm going to miss this moment. Had so much fun since it was a first to experience a fashion photoshoot too. 
Hope you like.. Cheers!

Weekend inspirational quotes 31.

The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
Andrew Carnegie
If I set for myself a task, be it so trifling, I shall see it through. How else shall I have confidence in myself to do important things?  
 George Clason 
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.
Thomas Edison 
The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.
Anthony Robbins
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Oscar Wilde


Quotes 30 - Ralph Lauren.

 Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion of the inward strength, 
vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within.
I don't design clothes, I design dreams.
They know they're going to look beautiful, and I don't think women should look like costumes. 
They shouldn't look like fashion victims.
People ask how does a Jewish kid from the Bronx do preppy clothes?
Does it have to do with class and money? It has to do with dreams.
A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved.
He inspires the power and energy to get it done.


Alone together.

An animated short film inspired by the song "Alone Together", 
composed by Arthur Schwarzs and performed by Chet Baker.
Direction and Animation: Marc Esteban, Jordi Matosas & Oriol Rello.
I'm in love with this illustration video right now. 
Such a chilly atmosphere of the 50s and enjoyable to watch *heart*
Love the glamour and ambience. 
Watch it if you like..

Transvestite madness.