Inspiration can come from anywhere. This seems to be the mantra at Moschino for a while now, what with the McDonalds and glass cleaning supply inspired collection we've seen before. This season, they're inspired by many different things, including cardboard boxes, magazine scraps, carpets, bubble wraps, et cetera. By this point, your first initial thoughts may be the same as mine: why use all of these random items that one would usually ignore as inspiration to create fashionable pieces? My opinion is that Moschino never takes fashion too seriously. It's fun (as it should be) but it is also beautiful and artistic (also, as it should be). I'm also really excited for the small goods (phone cases, bags, fragrance, etc.) that could be launched from the same collection!
Friday, February 24, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Milan Fashion Week is here! It's as colorful and as unique as ever! The first show that blew my mind was Alberta Ferretti. It really reminds me of Venice and the last few pieces actually remind me of the "Phantom of the Opera". The collection is basically a salad of everything: prints, colors, textures, shapes and even model diversity! I really love this season's fashion week because most designers aren't just trying to show their beautiful creations, but they also want to make a statement. They show that their clothes aren't just there to be pretty, but also to voice out their opinions on the, ehem, current "political situation". My favorites, though, would have to be the lion sweater and the black feather dress (which really reminds me of the Black Swan, and I'm really obsessed with ballet right now).
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
I love Victoria Beckham's simple, elegant and chic designs. The minimal design, minimal prints and minimal shape are really up my alley. The pieces are very tailored & sleek, and all of them really do look beautiful on any women. My favorites, though, are the high neck tops and coats. I always prefer high-neck tops because I feel most comfortable in them, and they're also my idol's (aka Yuzuru Hanyu) favorite silhouette for his costumes and casual wear.
You might be wondering what the title means, so here's my story behind today's look: everything that I am wearing here was given to me for free! The white top is from my friend, the skirt and necklace is from my mom, and those heels are actually from my campus' event called "Indonesian Week" (they had a fashion show segment, and after the show is over, they decided to get rid of some stuff, and the shoe happened to fit me, so that's the story). I have always wanted to wear this obnoxious, full, red skirt, but it's been very tricky. So, this time I just went for my simple and airy white top. From a distance, this might actually look like an Indonesian elementary school uniform though...
Sunday, February 19, 2017
If you're a big figure skating dork (like me), you would have seen Yuzuru Hanyu's Free Program at the Four Continents Championship and you would have been totally blown away. He made a mistake at his Quad Salchow Triple Combination, but instead of doing everything as planned, he changed his second half of the program completely! His quick and smart thinking and actions made him achieve a super score of 206 points (first place for the Free Skate) and a total of 303 points (second place overall), I know that some Yuzu fans (or haters) might say that he messed up bad and other criticizing things but could you imagine when even if without as many quads as planned he could still get 2nd place, how amazing does that make him? He's not just (really) good at quads, but he's also amazing at the performance itself, which makes him good at the whole package, really. Anyway, his outfit was this blue-green top for the free program. I was so inspired by him that I felt the need to give him some sort of shout out... with my outfit...
Saturday, February 18, 2017
London Fashion Week has finally begun! London's designers are always famous for their unique and slightly more eccentric designs, but I also enjoy simpler designs. One of my favourite British designers is Julien Macdonald. His creations are always so beautiful, ethereal and feminine. This season, I haven't heard of the inspirations for this collection, but my interpretation of the collection is "warrior princess". The patterns of the intricate beading, the cut and the textures of the dress just remind me of that. My favourite, however, is the dress with the mix of textures (feathers, beading, see-through fabrics, etc), which might be due to my current obsession with figure skating. My favourite figure skater, Yuzuru Hanyu, wore a feathery, glittery costume for his exhibition performance, and now I want a feathery, glittery dress of my own...
CLOTH INC Skort
JAPAN BRAND Bomber Jacket and Pumps
This shirt is one of my most interesting shirts because of the texture - it's very similar to the cloth that you use to wash your car with, but I promise you it doesn't feel as disgusting or as weird as I make it seem. It's actually one of my go-to shirts during the colder months! I decided to simply pair it with my origami skort from Cloth Inc, which is one of my favourite Indonesian-based online (and recently, offline) stores.