Friday, August 28, 2009

Chic Travel

I've been pretty fortunate enough to be able to travel around due to family holidays and even the perk of my job has taken me places. I'm pretty known to the people that I'm close with as a Master Packer.

I'm currently making plans to travel to the beautiful Greece for my honeymoon by the end of the summer. Why? Because entering Fall, the weather is just perfect over there (or so I'm being told). It's still warm and crisp, yet not as scorching as the hot summer weather. Perfect. So I can still bring along my summer wardrobe staples plus the necessities.

If you're also planning a trip somewhere, anywhere, here are some tips on how to pack. Super simple and you can maximize your space:
  1. Start with shoes on the bottom. Put in sacks so they don't get scratched and protect the shape by stuffing them with socks, tank tops, or something else.
  2. The next layer is any jeans, folded in half.
  3. Then layer everything else, laying it flat with as few folds as possible: trousers, sweaters, dresses. On top, place the more fragile items - anything chiffon, beaded or sequined - turned inside out so they won't catch. Wrap these pieces in plastic or tissue paper.
  4. Lastly, don't over-stuff your bags! Clothes and shoes can end up badly creased.
Personally, I'm a big believer in light traveling. I like to feel comfortable during long flights (my wardrobe staples include: cotton stretch black legging, loose tops or t-shirts, denim or leather jacket - depends on where I'm going - and flat shoes) and I don't like to worry about carrying too many unnecessary holdalls and such. I put all my travel necessities into one bag fit for everything:
  • Cashmere wrap or any printed thin silk scarves (warm enough for the cold airplane temperature and it can even hide any bad hair day once you landed)
  • Big sunglasses (a must!)
  • Oversized pocketbook to store passport and tickets
  • Digital camera and iPod
  • Moisturizer, eye cream, toothbrush and paste, antibacterial wipes and tissues (placed in clear plastic bags in small amount)
  • Mints or gum
  • Magazines or any reading materials
  • A small notebook and a pen
  • A favorite scent to be applied after the flight (again, in small amount)
  • Small mirror and a small bag of cosmetic basics - mascara, cheek tint, lip gloss, concealer
There you go. I hope that helps, if not, oh well.

Enjoy!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

August 2009 Most Wanted

Now that summer's almost over (well, not quite), I'm gonna go ahead and list down my August '09 wardrobe staples most wanted:

1. Alice + Olivia bow embellished cotton t-shirt
2. Christian Louboutin circus 120 cutout boots
3. Haute Hippie jersey tutu tank dress
4. Bird by Juicy Couture paillette embellished tank
5. Dacute kiodo vipera leather jacket
6. Dacute military suede jacket
7. See by Chloe studded leather ankle boots
8. Emanuel Ungaro studded leather clutch

I'm all about tough masculine edge meets frilly, pretty, chic feminine pieces for the upcoming Fall season. You can say biker chic meets ballerina. Whatever. Also I'm currently very into Dacute's line of jackets. They're amazing. I want one.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

my happy ending

Can't even describe it in words. See it for yourself -- starting with the traditional hardcore Javanese ceremony at home to the fancy schmancy reception at the Mulia Hotel. Good times.

9 August 2009





15 August 2009







Enough said. The best yet most tiring week ever.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Bachelorette Night pt.2

This is the second part of that particular wild night. Great girls, Good food, Delicious Sangrias.. all in all, excellent night.






I'm eager and anxious. Only 2 more days to go until the big day. Yikes. And I'm suffering from a hideous monstrous zit!! Fuck it. Went to the skin doctor today with my maid of honor.. I hope it'll go away tomorrow.

Adios.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

#1 Task of the Week

must. clean. room. now.

or soon.

seriously.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Bachelorette Night pt.1

Friday 31st July 2009 -- a bunch of my girl friends have been so sweet throwing me a "bachelorette night" (or you may call it "hen's night"). We stayed at one of the girl's apartment then went to 8 Lounge for light meals and some drinks. Went back to the apartment for the 'real' party. Here's a sneak preview on what happened:





They made me wear the silly crown, but it was all in good fun. However, the highlight of the night would have to be this:

UGLY NAKED GUY
right on the apartment opposite where we're staying
Yeah.. he was butt-naked, full-view (we get to see EVERYTHING). The dude didn't even realize that other people can actually see his full-on activities from across the building. My goodness. We were laughing oh-so-hysterically.

More photos of the event will be coming soon! Stay tuned for more!

It was a helluva night! Thanks ladies! Me loves you all very very dearly!