Tuesday, September 18, 2018

WHATTOWEAR #1: 5 easy ways to wear TARTAN

12:37 AM 0
hello folks!

i've been wanting to write about review or tips & trick for fashion related.
this is not based on my professional skill or whatsoever, but through a very amateur judgement & personal taste.

i hope you guys would still love it, 
or hate it,
but at least enjoy it :)

my first WHATTOWEAR article will be talking about tartan.
i think most of you guys would find 'tartan' familiar, but if you are unaware; 
tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal & vertical bands in multiple colours - wikipedia.

tartan is regarded as a cultural icon in scotland
and when you see the pattern, you'll be able to distinguish it right away.

people here usually call it 'plaids' and often is dominated by the colour red.
but, let's see some more inspirations on how we could style tartan in a very - fashionable - way.


1. PAIR IT WITH NEWSBOY CAP & BRIGHT COLOUR

[photo: unsplash]

the tartan blazer is a classic. 
but this unusual looking guy with his newsboy cap & yellow backpack, is definitely an inspiration for me.

tartan itself has already a stand-out looking pattern, but pairing it up with a simple (and currently hip) newsboy cap with a bright-looking backpack is absolutely a go!

for me myself, i love to clash things here and there to get the vibe, feel free to do so.

based on the inspiration i found above, here's a set i created for you to follow.

2. GET A ONE SET TARTAN



[photo: pinterest]

if you like something that is not too flashy, but would love the idea of 'out-of-the-box'; why not getting a one-set tartan suit? pick the simple pattern or muted coloured ones, so it won't be looking 'too much'. 

this set by Giorgio Armani is a darling. i just LOVE it! here's an outfit idea you may want to follow.



3. STAY LOW WITH BLACK PAIRING



[photos: pinterest]

stay calm, they said.
you love tartan as much as i do? but you are not an attention seeker?
fret not, these two examples above are your answers, folks!

the pattern of tartan itself highlights one's appearance & pairing it with a black shirt/ leggings calms down the entire outfit. if you want to steal people's attention through your one-and-only tartan's charm, choose a simpler friend to accompany the look.

this is my suggestion, go and explore more!


4. CLASHING TARTAN(S)



[photo: pinterest]

you love challenges? try this dare!
if one tartan is not enough,  then why not clash a couple pattern of tartans into one outfit?
afraid of making a mess? naaah, don't worry too much, you'll look awesome.
trust me on this one.

the key to ace this look is obviously by being confident! and probably, pick a similar pattern or connected colours between two/ three tartan(s).
this is my favourite set, let's take a look.




5. SPICE IT UP WITH ACCESSORIES


[photo: pinterest]

the easiest way to get handy with this trend is through accessories. 
you may take a peek on how Chanel does it (photo above), but you can always create your own tartan day.

here's a creation of mine that might help, enjoy!




so tell me, how are you going to wear your tartan?
which one is your favourite?


comment below!



cheers,
sartob

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

beauty brings out the strength within

7:44 PM 0
inner beauty, 
i think it's pretty common that people nowadays have a different view of beauty.
being beauty isn't merely from the outside look, but it also comes from the inside.

some folks might not able to foresee it, but if you pay attention closely; a person who has a beautiful soul will shine in her own way. it captivates your attention and suddenly your eyes will follow this person's persona.

inner beauty can come from a positive mind, a positive attitude, and not to mention, it can be built from a healthy lifestyle.
eating clean food and exercise routinely are part of this inner beauty game. they will help you transform to a better person; a new, beautiful person.


a couple weeks ago, i got reminded that the importance of having a healthy lifestyle is very crucial. 
although i hate to admit it, i never got out for an exercise anymore. i've been lazing around & didn't even bother to walk & use public transportation.
long story short, i was invited to Shiseido's healthy 'party' where they invited me to join their yoga class. honestly, i was unsure at first since yoga wasn't really my thing. but when i came there, i realized i made the right choice.

before the yoga class started, Shiseido Cosmetics Indonesia firstly introduced Ultimune 2.0 as their latest skin care which formula has been revised & improved. Ultimune 2.0 has been designed for urban women who are tough & wanting to keep their healthy skin under this stressful world.
when i first heard of it, i was like, 'oh okay, this is so me!'
other than neglecting my exercise habit, i also started to lose my skincare routine.
due to my very busy schedule that keeps me awake til late, i tend to sleep without having to wash & rejuvenate my face.


to get myself more educated, Shiseido explained that Ultimune 2.0 was improved under a 25-years research using the technology ImuGeneration which combines Reishi Mushroom & Iris Root which will arouse the Langerhans growth cell. it's able to increase the ability of skin to protect itself.


now folks, let's sneak a peek the fun things i did during the event!





Prisia Nasution, as Shiseido Indonesia Brand Ambassador
now can you feel the aura of her inner beauty? i even felt so calm just by seeing her smile.

throughout her career & life journey, she still keeps living healthy through frequent exercise, eating clean food, and so many more.
can't we just steal her recipe, then?








  posing with my beautiful girls: sabrina, nana & yulia 


not exactly the right pose, but hey i tried!

now, let's talk more about the product itself.
since i get the chance to own one myself & review it, here's a capture of Ultimune 2.0 and how i see it:





can you spot the difference?
the left hand is using Ultimune 2.0 and does look shinier & smoother right?

here's what i really felt about the product:
1. the first feeling is rather cooling. it feels so good when it first touched my skin
2. its texture is really light & not cause to clot
3. it gives the brightening effect
4. and after a week usage, i really felt the difference.

my skin got so much brighter & lighter. 
sometimes, my usual skin care doesn't go well with my make up & makes it uneven. but then, Ultimune 2.0 suits well with my makeup and doesn't change the look.

love it, live it!


 cheers,
sartob

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Sunday, July 22, 2018

hi again!

10:32 PM 0

hello world! how are you?

it's been like, um, ages since i last wrote here.
and i missed screaming my heart out through writing, so here i am.


a lot of things happened throughout the past year.
both good and bad, and things in-between.
feelings changed, situations changed, and basically, almost everything changed.

tracing back the past time i had back in melbourne, i sometimes wish my time would just stop there.
just right there.
when i used to believe that two kind of worlds exist.
when i could pronounce 'home' with a warm intonation.
and when i didn't have to worry much about the future 
(and exam was my only enemy).


i was one of the million of people who secretly wish to have a super power.
a power to control the time.
a power to control one's mind & heart.
a power to escape reality; without having consequences.
but, that's just one of the impossible bucket lists that will never be ticked, right?

never mind,
let's just create a new memory, shall we?









cheers,
sartob