The Best Looks from New York Fashion Week Fall 2017

The weather in the past few days really pushes us to amp up our styling to not only look really chic but also to protect us from this cold weather. Thank goodness the New York Fashion Week last week delivered some major inspiration that we can certainly happily to apply. Here are some of the best looks from the Big Apple:

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3.1 Philip Lim 
Impeccable tailoring with a splash of romantic feel in the silhouette that translates an artful touch of feminine strength.

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The many ways and colours in keeping us warm, involving neutral coloured knitwear to berry coloured leather coat.

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Marchesa
There’s no such thing as too much bows as Marchesa has proven. Just add them to your hair and dress.

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Calvin Klein 
A collection that involves his and hers looks, Calvin Klein delivers with that power pantsuit we’re looking for.

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Proenza Schouler 
Wearing leather doesn’t have to be so stiff, it could give a more uncomplicated cool look that is definitely the way to say goodbye to New York City.

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Tory Burch
As you do, we also still have the hollow in our heart that Gossip Girl once reside. Wearing these preppy outfits can make us feel better about it.

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Narciso Rodriguez
The era of post-athleisure is here. Say hello to comfortable yet dramatic looks to rock our world.

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7 Looks We Adore from Grammy Awards 2017

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held last night (or this morning depends on where you are) celebrating the best music from the past year. Congratulations to Adele for winning Album of the Year and Song of the Year. The event is also where fashionistas like us look for inspiration from our favourite musical acts.


1. Adele in Givenchy 
Prepared in over five months, this look is definitely was perfect when she received Album of the Year.


2. Rihanna in Armani Privé 
Riri having a blast in this orange and black combination that shows her beautiful body art.


3. Demi Lovato in Julien Macdonald 
Going in for gold, this figure hugging dress is an absolute picture perfect look that compliments her skin.


4. Chrissy Teigen in Roberto Cavalli 
It is very hard not to talk best red carpet looks without mentioning this model and cookbook author.


5. Faith Hill in Zuhair Muraid 
Faith Hill hit the red carpet in an all-red ravishing ensemble.


6. Kristin Cavallari in Olima
This is a look from someone who knows her body well. The plunging neckline and see-through no-slit is a simple yet alluring look.
7. Beyoncé in custom Peter Dundass
What a beautiful sight. Queen Bey showing off her twins: the Grammys and the bump.

Valentine’s Day: Five Ideas to Enjoy with Your Beloved

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, have you planned a romantic date yet? If not, we have gathered some ideas for you to enjoy in this upcoming hallmark holiday with your significant other.

Dinner and Movie Date

It’s a classic date night idea but it works; even when film roll got burned. Add extra points if you have dinner in a place that is meaningful for both of you.

Have a Staycation

Enjoy a new scenery and create new memories together. For a more noteworthy and relaxing experience, book a much needed couple massage.

Romantic Couple Workout

Couples who work out together, stay together. Nothing is more romantic than a commitment in growing old together.  Jakarta has one event that you can check out here.

Get Crafty

There are many creative workshops that you ought to try together with your significant other. From elementary painting for couples to leather-work for couples who are up to the challenge.

Dance Night Out
Grab some tap shoes and see how compatible you are with each other. You can get to know how much trust there are between you while having some fun.

Rêves Studio joins Indonesia Fashion Forward

We are honored to be one of many emerging labels in Indonesia chosen to join Indonesia Fashion Forward (IFF) this year. Considering we only have just started a year ago, this is a development that we did not imagined to have come this soon.

IFF is a program initiated by Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) as an effort in pushing Indonesian fashion industry to be capable in reaching the global market. It is not only to attract public audience and the media but also to seek opportunity and chance to conduct business transactions. Supported by Badan Ekonomi Kreatif Indonesia (Bekraf/Indonesia Creative Economy Agency) and partnership with British Council, IFF is a credible program which facilitates Indonesian creativity in the international scene through the help of culture exchanges made with more established countries.

As part of their program, IFF have invited Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) London to give guidance to the chosen designers to grow their labels into a competitive and consistent business. Over 40 designers were given training of every aspect they will face; from business planning, branding strategy to legal aspects. As the sixth generation, we are following the footsteps of local brands before us who have stepped into the international market with the help of IFF such as: Sapto Djojokartiko, Tex Saverio and Toton.

Following the hectic yet meaningful mentoring we had last week with other brands chosen this year, we are in deep preparation for the upcoming events and activities that we cannot wait to share with you. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some of the pictures taken during our mentoring session.

Best Street Looks from the Paris Couture Fashion Week

Fashionistas from around the world gathered in Paris this week for the first fashion week in 2017. The Paris Couture Fashion Week presents the art of dressmaking in the most grandiose and luxurious scale. But our eyes are not just glued to the ethereal creations made happen through the help of ‘Les petit mains’, as we are take down notes on the best street looks we ought to try this year.

Chiara Ferragni

Chiara Ferragni wasn’t the only one sporting the cool t-shirt debuted on Paris Fashion Week last year and we are certain the trend won’t stop here.

Bringing a fresh take on the monochrome style by adding a natural hue to the hue.

Who says it is impossible to be chic to wear in matching colours with your grandma?

Elevate the simple shirt and trousers look by colour-blocking as shown by Victoria Beckham.

We are loving this statement outerwear; simple yet mesmerizing.

Essential Chinese New Year Dishes and Their Meanings

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Just like any other celebrations, the Chinese New Year will not be complete without the presence of all the delicious food to share with the family. In fact the dishes usually served for the occasion are so much more than filling our appetite, as they are also heavily in symbolic meanings. Let’s explore all the food that we are going to eat to welcome the Rooster Year.

Dumplings 
How to Make Chinese Dumplings from Scratch - The ultimate guide to making Chinese dumplings from scratch. The dough can be used for both boiled dumplings (shui jiao, 水饺) and potstickers (guo tie, 锅贴) | omnivorescookbook.com
The classic Chinese Food is traditionally eaten during the Chinese New Year. It is believed that the more dumplings you eat during the CNY celebrations, the more money you will make during the year.

Fish
Authentic Chinese Steamed Fish | omnivorescookbook.com

In Chinese word for “fish” sounds like the Chinese word for “surplus”. The fish should be the last dish left with some leftover to symbolizes there being surpluses every year.

Longevity Noodles
Healthy ONE PAN longevity noodles | thealmondeater.com
As the names suggests, this dish symbolizes a long life. The length and perseverance in prepping the dish symbolizes the life eater’s life.  

Sweet Rice Balls
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It is actually the main food for China’s Lantern Festival. However, due to the round shape and the name associated with togetherness of the family, this dish is also favored for the Chinese New Year Celebrations.

Tangerines
Yes, Mandarin orange and kumquat trees are auspicious during Chinese New Year. Here's why.:

The gold-colored citrus fruits symbolize prosperity and good luck. Tangerines, however, is more special considering the Chinese word for tangerine and gold is virtually the same. So expect to have tangerines everywhere, including as decorations. Also note that with their stem and leaves on represent longevity.

So what is your favourite Chinese New Year Dish? Tell us at the comments, also don’t forget to check our special collection for Chinese New Year.

 

Who What Wear: Golden Globes 2017 Red Carpet

The Awards Season is here -the important one that is-with the Golden Globes Awards as the opening act. The grandest night where the best movies and TV shows of last year mingled together. So who were they wearing on this prestigious night?

Blake Lively in Atelier Versace

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Caitriona Balfe in Delpozo

Riley Keogh in Chanel

Maisie Williams in Ong Oaj Phairam

Naomi Campbell in Atelier Versace

Naomi Campbell, 2017 Golden Globes, Arrivals

Jessica Chastain in Prada

Naomie Harris in Armani Privé

Nicole Kidmnan in Alexander McQueen

Emma Stone in Valentino

Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa

Brie Larson in Rodarte

Elsa Pataky in Zuhair Murad

Sofia Vergara in Zuhair Murad

Gal Gadot in Mugler

Sophie Turner in Louis Vuitton

Jessica Biel in Elie Saab

Carrie Underwood in Iris Serban

Michelle Wiliams in Louis Vuitton

Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren

Amy Adams in Tom Ford

Ruth Negga in Louis Vuitton

Mandy Moore in Naeem Khan

Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad

Olivia Culpo in Zuhair Murad

Tracee Ellis Ross in Zuhair Murad

Louise Roe in Monique Lhuillier

Which one is your favorite?

17 Things We are Looking Forward to in 2017

We can’t quiet believe that 2016 is sending soon. Although we are very grateful with what we gain in 2016, we are certainly ready to face 2017. There are many things that we are looking forward to next so year, so we picked 17 of them that we hold dearly in our hearts.

  1. Big Little Lies

    A new HBO dramedy mini series based on a book written by Liane Moriarty, created by the creator of Ally McBeal and directed by the director of Dallas Buyers Club and Wild. Released in February, the show is starring big names including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley.
  2. Haim’s Sophomore Album

    The long-haired sibling trio announced that their second album will be released next summer.
  3. Wonder Woman
    We are getting closer to the first female superhero movie and Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman. Is Chris Pine going to be the Damsel in Distress?
  4. The new iPhone

    News surfacing that Apple is going to release the new iPhone next year which some say will be so cool it will break records.
  5. Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

    Another book from the Japanese author is coming in our way! This time, the author of Norwegian Wood is giving us a collection of stories about men living without women.
  6. Getting on that driverless car

    We are in the future as driving is getting irrelevant; more and more cities have autonomous cars available.
  7. Green. Green. Green
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    Greenery is Pantone Color of the Year 2017, the yellow-green hue reflects our sentiment of getting more in touch with the environment. We also have seen the manifestations of the color on the runway, including Gucci Spring/Summer 2017 Collection.
  8. Ralph Lauren Autobiography 

    Still untitled, Ralph Lauren is releasing his autobiography next fall to celebrate half century in providing impeccable classic style, not only to America but to the world.
  9. Urban Decay Spring Launch

    In early 2017, Urban Decay will be releasing a new line up that features innovative high tech formulas.
  10. See more of the world 
    Science says that we should spend our money on experience instead of spending them on things. What more valuable to spend our on money on than travelling? The Lonely Planet have curated the best places to visit in 2017. 
  11. Bruno Mars 24k Magic Tour

    We may or may not have repeat Bruno Mars’ latest album non-stop since it was released and we definitely want more. Hopefully he is going to perform near us so we can have that 24k Magic.
  12. #MACMakeupArtCosmetics

    Created by legendary makeup artists Kabuki, James Kaliardos and Diane Kendal, MAC is releasing one large collection that consists of 50 new products for lips, eye and face next January.
  13. Paul Thomas Anderson’s Fashion Drama 

    Teaming up again with Daniel Day Lewis, the movie which is set in 1950’s London fashion scene is in production early 2017 and targeted to be released late in the year.
  14. The ending of Homecoming 

    Homecoming is a psychological thriller podcast starring Catherine Keener, David Schwimmer and internet’s boyfriend Oscar Isaac. Premieres every Wednesday, this has turned to be one of our commute companion.

  15. Last episode of Running Man

    This one is actually bittersweet as we have spent so much time investing in this show. They say all good things has come to an end and at least this famous reality show from South Korea have the chance to write the narrative of their ending.
  16. Arcade Fire New Album

    The Canadian band suggested, through their band member Will Butler that their next album will be released during 2017.
  17. Trunk Show 

    We are in deep preparation for a collaboration with two other local brands. Who are they? What is our collaboration? Stay tune for more information as we keep you updated. You can also can keep guessing in the comments.

DIY Beauty Projects Made Out of Deliciousness

As many news outlets and pretty much everything else have reported and discussed, this week has been very stressful on top of our own hectic responsibilities. A much needed decompressing is very well desired to release all the negative energy and recharge positive vibes. Sometimes getting into DIY projects can be therapeutic and an appealing activity to do during the weekends to breakaway from our strenuous daily routine.

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So why not step away from the screen and get our hands a little bit dirty? Making your own beauty products can be an exciting side project that will totally refresh your mind, body and soul. Here are some homemade beauty tips from natural and yummy ingredients.

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Avocado-Honey Mask

Made out of ingredients that you can find in your fridge, this is an all natural recipe for brightening up your skin.

You will just need about 2 or 3 avocados and 1/4 cup of honey. After cutting the avocados in half, discard the pits and mush them up. Add honey and mix or blend the ingredients together. This mask mix can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days. It’s easy to use, just rub onto your face with your hands, wait for 15 minutes then rinse with cool water. (via brit.co)

 

Green Tea and Pomegranate Toner 

This anti-aging homemade toner is the perfect recipe to give extra rejuvenating benefits for your skin.

What you need:

  • 1/4 cup green tea, cooled
  • 1/8 cup pure pomegranate juice
  • 1/8 cup filtered water
  • Mister bottle

How to prepare:

Steep a green tea bag in hot water. While tea is cooling, dilute pure pomegranate juice with equal parts water. Discard the tea bag and combine green tea with diluted pomegranate juice. Skip the cotton ball and pour the toner into a small mister bottle. One of the most refreshing ways to apply toner is to spritz it on all over your face and neck. Keep refrigerated and use within 2 weeks.

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Lip & Cheek Stain

Homemade beauty doesn’t stop at prepping for healthier skin, but it also extend to into making prettier look. Try making your own lip and cheek stain made out of beets.

Another quick and easy recipe. You will need 1 beet to peeled and chopped then add 4 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of honey. Mix the ingredients together and blend them until smooth.

You can rub it on your cheeks and apply it on your lips. This mix lasts one month if you keep it in the fridge or you can double the time by keeping it in the freezer.
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Coconut – Lime Soap
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Put the lime in the coconut and make it into soap!

This set of instructions makes about 64 ounces of soap that you could divide into 16 pieces bar of soap.

Base Oils
15 oz. coconut oil (34.09%)
15 oz. olive oil (34.09%)
8 oz. sunflower oil (18.18%)
6 oz. safflower oil (13.64%)

Lye Solution
14 oz. coconut milk (for more on soap-making with milk, click here)
6.25 oz. lye

When making soap with milk, freeze the milk first, to at least a slushy state, otherwise the milk will burn or curdle when mixed with the lye. When creating your lye solution, very slowly mix the lye, a small amount at a time, into the frozen milk slush. Complete the rest of the recipe as you normally would.

Additives
2 oz. coconut-lime fragrance oil
Lime zest and chopped dried coconut for exfoliant (optional)

As always, remember to let your soaps cure for 4-6 weeks before using or gifting.

(via offbeat + inspired)

Sea Salt Spray 

Now make your own sea salt spray for the wavy beachy look.

What you will need:
1.5 cups of distilled warm water
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp glycerin
Spray bottle

Combine all of the ingredients together into a small bowl and mix them together before pouring the ingredients in bottle and seal it properly. For best result, use warm water and heat the coconut beforehand for smoother even blend. Because of there is oil in the ingredients, shake the bottle before use.

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So which one of these are you going to try this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

Spring/Summer17 Runway Looks We Wish to Magically Appear in Our Closet

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John Font presented us the ultimate holiday looks with all the swell, curve and jut in the most lovely yet artistic way.
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Blue is the warmest colour and DKNY just made runway to street much easier.
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The ruffles, statement silhouettes and bold patterns; it won’t be hard in making big entrance in these looks.

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Strong looks inspired from strong women designed for strong women.

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We are loving the hint of laces, peek-a-boo cut outs and the strong embellishments. Certainly a great way to show off some skin.