Saturday, October 31, 2009

Introducing R6: a First Look

“Clash” typically carries a negative connotation, but not when two diametrically opposed brands lay one hand on contemporary menswear and the other on traditional craftsmanship.

In 1995 the influential Scottish designer, Kenneth MacKenzie founded his menswear label 6876, which bears a subtle but significant meaning: the French student riots of 1968 and the birth of punk in 1978.

Like the subtlety of the name brand, Kenneth has impacted the UK men’s fashion industry through subtle detailed tailoring.

The Regent Belt Company has been perfecting the art of accessories for the past 40 years through Northampton craftsmanship, traditional artisans, Italian leather, and quality trimmings like pewter buckles.

Now a unique new brand, R6, brings the two together in a line of bags, belts, lanyards, card holders, and wallets.

The full collection is being launched in February for spring/summer 2010; so get ready for clash—in a good sense!

Photo & Slideshow s/s 2010 collection Copyright R6.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Too Much "Quatsch" by Raphael Hauber

Quatsch—the German word for “too much stuff, rubbish, or ‘bullshit’”.

“Too much quatsch” is the inspiration for spring/summer 2010 by German designer Raphael Hauber.

Deconstructive in approach, Raphael bases his collection on the essentials of summer wear, as he features piles of denim jeans and t-shirts printed on the very same garments.

For embellishment and accessories, the collection is accentuated with natural leather and wood. Piles of wood are also found printed throughout the collection.

Photo 2010 s/s collection “Too Much Quatsch” Copyright Raphael Hauber.
Slideshow 2010 s/s collection “Too Much Quatsch” Copyright Raphael Hauber.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

RAN for my life

This morning i watch RAN live performance with my friend. They have a good personality, good music and of course good style. Check out this photo with Nino " RAN " ( minus Rayi and Asta ).


On stage RAN and the band wore plaid shirt with shocking colour like pink, red and yellow. And you know what today i wore plaid shirt too. Woooowwww....i'm spechless.
Here there are new single from RAN " jadi gila ".

Ps : tommorow i'll watch GEN FEST 2009 at PLAZA SELATAN SENAYAN. I'm so excited to meet Widy " VIERRA " and PEE WEE GASKIN. See u there everyone.

Quod Erat Demonstrandum or Simply Q.E.D.

Since last month we were exploring the history of menswear throughout the Mediterranean, I thought it appropriate to write on a label that is Latin.

Now, by Latin, I don’t mean Latino or Latin American but rather the original Latin, which was spoken by the ancient Romans.

For centuries, Latin was the universal language—the lingua franca—throughout the Mediterranean. By the 9th century, Latin had begun to evolve into local languages, such as French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, and Catalan, all of which we call Romance languages. Latin words, however, appear in hundreds of non-Romance languages around the world.

Q.E.D. is the abbreviation of the Latin phrase quod erat demonstrandum, which literally translates as ‘that, which was to be demonstrated’—an expression that was used to conclude the proof of a philosophical argument or mathematical problem.

Q.E.D. has been translated into many languages, such as C.Q.F.D. in French (ce qu'il fallait démontrer), W.Z.B.W. in German (was zu beweisen war), C.V.D. in Italian (come volevasi dimostrare), C.Q.D. in Portuguese (como queríamos demonstrar), and ч.т.д. in Russian (что и требовалось доказать).

Interestingly, however, the Romans took the expression from the ancient Greeks, who used it after having established a truth by logical deduction: ΟΕΔ (ὅπερ ἔδει δεῖξαι). “Wow, this history is some heavy stuff,” you say! I concur with a conclusive “Q.E.D.”

Today, Q.E.D. is no longer restricted to math or philosophy but rather has entered the world of menswear to prove that intelligence is sexy!

QED is the brainchild of Julia Böge, Simona Gabrieli and Jasmin Moallim who founded the menswear label in Berlin, in 2006, around their shared love for the color black.

The 2009 a/w collection entitled “the Man Comes Around” was designed as a homage to the hobo, recalling the good-ole days of the black and white film. In QED’s own words:

“A somnambulist blend from the music of Tom Waits and the surreal films of Dali & Bunuel forms the mood basis of the season. Hard, darkly, spent, full of recollections, occurrences, life.

The hero is a raconteur, stamped by loss and privation and driven by thirst for adventure and inner riots: an eternal wanderer. This movement is transferred into the statics of the clothes by generous volumes, as well as astonishing pocket solutions and pocket volumes which play a major role in creating the silhouette.”

q.e.d. 2009 a/w collection
photos : David Bornscheuer
model: Ramon@vivamodels
hair&make-up: Franziska Gottschlich

Photo & slideshow 2009 a/w collection "the Man Comes Around" Copyright Q.E.D.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My Lovely Agy !


// Agy photoshoot //


// Agy is bike lover //

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Drew William: a Trooper for Men's Fashion!

The first designer of Vancouver Fashion Week that I would like to introduce is 23-year-old Drew William, who was born in Edmonton, capital of the Canadian province Alberta.

Originally a student of photography at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Drew began experimenting with textiles while studying design at London’s Central Saint Martins.

He soon found himself in Copenhagen working under the tutelage of Henrik Vibskov where he explored conceptually the collision of opposing forces.

The 2009 fall/winter collection of Drew William is a visual experiment of oppositions in unity. As you will see in the picture gallery below, the pattern cutting is a reflection of fluid motion colliding with geometry.

At Vancouver Fashion Week, Drew will exhibit his 2010 s/s collection, of which he writes:

“The collection was inspired by aviation and my interpretation of the silhouettes and subverting them. Images that emerge are twisting parachute structures. Largely this collection was inspired by my grandfather and his participation with the Canadian forces as a paratrooper. It was a re-imagining of myself within those same parameters and on a basic level those clothes, putting myself within in history.”

Best of success to you, Drew, at Vancouver Fashion Week!

Photo top center 2010 s/s collection Copyright Drew William.
Slideshow 2009 a/w collection Copyright Drew William.

Vancouver Fashion Week, Making the City Rank!

Originally the home to the Squamish, Musqueam, and Burrard Indians. A relatively new city, as we know it today, dating back only to the late 1800’s.

Located in British Columbia and named after George Vancouver, a British captain who explored the area in 1792. Populated by 578,000 inhabitants with a metropolitan area of over 2 million residents.

Ranked as the 3rd largest city in Canada and one of the most livable cities in the world. Future home to the 2010 Winter Olympics. The 10th cleanest city on the globe!

Fashionable, forward-looking, and modern—welcome to Vancouver!

Also, a warm welcome to Vancouver Fashion Week, which has been attracting Canadian and internationally acclaimed designers for 15 seasons, or 9 years, and becoming the West Coast’s most prestigious fashion event with over 15,000 attenders!

This season, Vancouver Fashion Week kicks off on November 3 and will continue until November 8 with a variety of events and designs for s/s 2010, including street wear, aborigine, and eco-friendliness.

Stay tuned for complete coverage on the menswear scene in upcoming articles!

Photo by Tom Quine Creative Commons License at Wikipedia.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sun in the city

Fresh from the oven, let see my brand new photoshoot for today !!!






Le Chieene blazer // sweet cabin hoodie //
number 61 t-shirt // vangad jeans //
distro brown shoes


ps : i'm so excited to meet RAN ( my inspiration style )
on next friday, see the picture Ran with me..

Holiday planner

What i'm doing for spent time my holiday tommorow ???.
Check this out my plan !!!!!
1. Watch DVD " The September Issue ".

watch this !!!!

2. making a new photoshoot like this.

3. reading a novel by Elizabeth Gilbert " Eat-pray-love ".


4. last but not least make over my room .



Sunday, October 25, 2009

"Love is a Stranger" Lookboook from LAB

Several days ago, I posted an article entitled “Love is a Stranger” with LAB, in which I narrated the general plot of Madame Butterfly.

Tonight, I just received the “Love is a Stranger” Lookbook from designer Chris Cheng, and I wanted to post it immediately.

Enjoy the fresh colors and new trends soon coming your way!

Art Direction - Chris Cheng
Photography - Romain Machefer
Hair & Makeup - Danii Harry
Models - Jason.B @ Chadwick & Scott.B
Shot on Location: Paddington, AUS. Courtesy of Iain Dawson Gallery
Shot on Location: Sydney, AUS. Courtesy of Montique Exclusive Furniture

Culinary Nite Fest

My friends and I went to Kemang Food Fest on Saturday evening (it was my second visit). I do love the place since it has beautiful view and unique stores (e.g. boutique, distro, toimoi, etc); and it was terribly crowded due to weekend. Apparently, I shall do ‘shopping’ there next month, and for sure, new shoes will be the first on my ‘what to buy’ list!



eat sushi at NAGA SUSHI


me and another best friend ( angel ) at hok-ben


night view from hok-ben balcony



from left to right : ali - angel - onenk - me

Saturday, October 24, 2009

An Italian in Paris: from Calabria with Class

Everywhere I go, I meet people who say to me, “My family is from Italy. I think I am Calabrese! Where’s that?”

Well, first of all, Calabria is essentially the “toe” of the boot! But there is much, much more to the story!

Although Catanzaro is the capital of Calabria, Cosenza and Reggio Calabria are equally known to many.

The original inhabitants of Calabria were the Oscan tribes, followed by the ancient Greeks, who settled in about 720BC. Thereafter, the region’s history followed much of what we learned several weeks ago about Southern Italy and the isles of the Mediterranean.

Until the mid-20th century, Calabria was one of the most impoverished areas of Europe and, for this reason, many individuals can trace their ancestry back to someone who emigrated from this region.

Although Calabria is a mountainous region, the region boosts one of the most beautiful coasts with pristine seas. Olive production is a major crop, while many tourists are attracted to the region’s mountains and beaches.

The oldest and largest city is Reggio Calabria, which is known for its spectacular beaches, botanical gardens, Aragonese Castle, and the full-size Riace bronze statutes from ancient Greek times (housed in the National Museum of Magna Grecia).

Now, let me ask you: Can you name anyone or someone whose ancestors come from Calabria? Author Gay Talese, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Gianni Versace, Saint Francis of Paola, actress Maria Grazia Cucinotto of Il Postino, and America’s most famous muscleman Charles Atlas.

But there is one more: designer Francesco Smalto.

Francesco Smalto was born 1930 in Reggio Calabria and, at the age of 11, he was already making the costumes for his town’s puppet theater. Three years later, young Francesco found himself working as an assistant to his uncle who was a tailor.

Francesco Smalto emigrated to Paris in 1951 where he apprenticed at Cristiani and Camps. After a short visit of several months to New York, Francesco finally founded his own label in 1962.

To quote this extremely talented and successful designer: “Fashion, in my opinion, is balance. It’s taking into account the shape of the head, the shoulders, or the stomach.”

Photo & slideshow 2010 s/s collection and backstage, Paris, Copyright Smalto.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Stonehenge, Griffin & Greenwear for Men

Most of people have heard of Stonehenge—the iconic circular stone monument that dates back to about 2500 BC.

What often goes unspoken, however, is where the prehistoric monument is located; namely, in the county of Wiltshire, England.

Lying mostly on bed of chalk, Wiltshire abounds in rolling hills and wide valleys, in addition to a wealth of pre-Roman archeology.

Of recent, Wiltshire has now become home to Griffin Studio—a cutting edge and environmentally conscious men’s brand that was spearheaded in 1994 by Jeff Griffin.

Jeff kicked off his fashion career in Milan, Italy, after having graduated from the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s College of Art. When he returned to England in 1994, Jeff founded his own label “Griffin Laundry.”

Currently at the age of 40, although Jeff continues to produce some outerwear pieces in Italy, he has been concentrating efforts on local production, such as in a wool mill just minutes away and with other British manufacturers like Barcuta and rain wear specialist Mackintosh.

Two season ago, Griffin Studio joined hands with outdoor wear experts, Berghaus, in developing a jacket that is made with recycled Gore-Tex.

Photo & slideshow 2009 a/w collection Copyright Griffin Studio.

Next destination

Tommorow i'll hang out with all best friend at Kemang Food Festival. I'm so excited to chit chat and have fun with them in there. See the picture soon.


photo from here

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Love and Peace


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Holiday shoot

It's time for Holiday.
It's time for Photoshoot.
Enjoy and leave u'r comment.










thrifted blazer // unbranded stripes polo shirt
// thrifted skinny jeans// ADIDAS shoes

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Top 5

I love

so much !!!



from various sources

created by tara

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sketch and lights

I feel bored yesterday. I pending my plan to buy a new shoes. At my workplace so quiet, no guest at all in the restaurant. So i made this sketch design in my office.


background image from here


so bored in here...




spotted at the restaurant
love the light

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sunday is time to " SHOES-ing "

Happy SUNDAY....
I'll go to BLOK M SQUARE to buy a new shoes this Sunday. Wish me luck everyone...


source here and here

I want this shoes !!!!!!

Stripes on this day

I spent this saturday with buy JCO YOGURT again with toping almond ( my fave toping for frozen yogurt ), orange jelly and nata de coco. I love it !!!!!


PS : maybe in this week i want to THRIFTED SHOPPING again....
so excited !!!