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Fashion: Shoeaholic

I am just madly in love with shoes…. Here are some of my favorite shoes….

Christian Louboutin Dugueclina [2013: E O]

Christian Louboutin Dugueclina [2013: E O]

Neon pigalle by Christian Louboutin [2013: E O]

Neon pigalle by Christian Louboutin [2013: E O]

Open Toe  Ankle Boots Leopard by Dolce & Gabbana [2013: E O]

Open Toe Ankle Boots Leopard by Dolce & Gabbana [2013: E O]

Black Manon by Christian Louboutin [2013: E O]

Black Manon by Christian Louboutin [2013: E O]

White Flat Spike by Christian Louboutin [2013: E O]

White Flat Spike by Christian Louboutin [2013: E O]

Black Pigalle Shoes Christian Louboutin [2013; E O]

Black Pigalle Shoes Christian Louboutin [2013; E O]

Giuseppe Zanotti Skull-Detail Flat Thong Sandal [2013: E O]

Giuseppe Zanotti Skull-Detail Flat Thong Sandal [2013: E O]

Sam Edelman Serena [2013: E O]

Sam Edelman Serena [2013: E O]

Dolce & Gabbana Lace Heels [2013: E U]

Dolce & Gabbana Lace Heels [2013: E U]

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Fashion: Shoes Shoes and Shoes

For my happy feet [2013: E O]

For my happy feet [2013: E O]

How many pairs of shoes does woman really need to make them happy? Two? Ten? Or 100 pairs of shoes actually could make woman happy. What kind of shoes would make them happy? High heels shoes? Kitten Heels? Ballets flat? Pump shoes? Boots? Loafers?

But why shoes? Why shoes could make women happy? What is so special about a pair of shoes? Why are women just crazy in love with those shoes?

Oh shoot! I should just have asked myself why? Why do I love shoes? Why shoes could make me happy? What have made me fallen in love with shoes at the first place? Could shoes really replace man to make woman happy? Well… whenever I am feeling upset, I am just purchasing for beautiful shoes and YES it makes me happy.

Lemme tell ya somethin. . .

I actually have never been such a fashion freak before. Even many of my gay friends always talked about the latest trend on the fashion industry or about luxury fashion product with the brand, which I could hardly pronounce it correctly, I have never given a damn about fashion.

The old me

The old me

Back then I was just kind of a girl who would only wear t-shirt, jeans, sneaker or slipper wherever I went. Campus. Church. Hang out. I rarely dressed up. I did not really care what was the brand of shoes. I did not really follow the latest trend. When it came to accessories, I just wore something ‘unique’ such as Apache Indian bone bead choker necklace or handmade wood earring. Ha ha ha… I even was known as an ‘ethnicgirl’ *blushing*

But it was seven years ago. Times flew, things changed.

I started to fall in love with shoes since I knew Carrie Bradshaw. Of course, I have never known her personally. She is just a fiction character from the Sex and The City tv series. So, blame it on her baby!

Black Manon by Christian Louboutin [2013: E O]

Black Manon by Christian Louboutin [2013: E O]

DKNY Strappy shoes

DKNY Strappy shoes

Dolce & Gabbana Lace Heels [2013: E U]

Dolce & Gabbana Lace Heels [2013: E U]

Neon pigalle by Christian Louboutin [2013: E O]

Neon pigalle by Christian Louboutin [2013: E O]

Anyway, I am not Imelda Marcos, I don’t own 2,700 pairs of shoes (What? 2,700 pairs of shoes? This woman must be mad! She needs to get her head checked! 2,700 pairs of shoes? What is she gonna do with those shoes? Can I have one of them).

So far, I only own 35  pairs of shoes from Manolo Blahnik,  Christian Louboutin, Guizzepe Zanotti, Tods, Dolce and Gabbana, Burberry, zara, Timberland, Aldo, Pedro, Nine West, Guess,  and many more.

Geez….! Sometimes I am questioning myself why I start to love designer shoes as well? Louboutin, Zannotti, Tods, Dolce and Gabbana, Chloe, Choo, Blahnik and others *sigh*. I don’t know… I just found those designer shoes are just gorgeous, pretty and my feet would just love them.

Rocking my red sole

Rocking my red sole

I have to admit that those pretty designer shoes are also killing shoes, sometimes I got blister and also foot pain whenever I wear them for so long. But guess what? I am still rocking them. because whenever I wear a good pair of shoes, I always feel more confident as I stand taller. I also always feel sexy. That’s why I love shoes.

Other than that, I love it when a stranger, whether it is a woman or man, told me that I am wearing a gorgeous pair of shoes. I love it when other woman is staring at my shoes. It would just give me a shoegasm.

If there is a cure for a shoe addiction, I doubt if I would ever take those treatment because shoes are just so pretty and they never broke my heart before (except when it is so phucking expensive).

For your information, if you are designer shoe lover, you must be a smart shopper so you don’t have to waste your money. I have never purchased for the latest collection because the price is just too much. I just have to wait for four months and I would get a good deal with a 40 percent cheaper from it’s real price.

Lately I got best deal for some of beautiful beautiful shoes with 50 percent off, a pair of  Mary Jane shoes by Manolo Blahnik, a pair of the famous spike shoes by Christian Louboutin and also a pair for Leopard ankle boots by Dolce and Gabbana. I am dying into shoes heaven ….

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Fashion: Abhaya Skirt

I am in my Abhaya Skirt [2013: E R]

I am in my Abhaya Skirt [2013: E R]

I always love traditional textile, be it batik, songket, ikat, sarong or tenun. Unfortunately, I always find it difficult to find a ready wear outfit, which is made from traditional textile, that matches to my taste. Hence I always designed my own outfit.

Well, some people say that there is nothing new under the sun and I would say that my design is not particularly original. But I often put a little detail on my design such as button, zipper or line.

Here it is my latest design, A-line skirt, which is made from orange and green Cambodian silk.  The skirt has no waistline and use invisible zipper on the left side. And I named it  Abhaya skirt, which means fearless skirt.

Abhaya skirt sketch [2013: Oktofani]

Abhaya skirt sketch [2013: Oktofani]

Abhaya skirt [2013: Oktofani]

Abhaya skirt [2013: Oktofani]

Somehow, I really like my Abhaya skirt because I can wear it for formal meeting or hanging out with friends. It all depends on what kind of top that I am wearing with.

So what do you think?

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Fashion: Where To Shop in Ubud?

Whenever I visit Ubud, there are couple of boutique that I always check out whether they have new collections or not. Those couple boutique are Ginger Snap and We’Ar, which are located in Jalan Hanoman Ubud. I would say that Ginger Snaps and We’Ar are the best boutique in town because they have unique design with a good quality material with a reasonable price. And on the top of that, either Ginger Snap and We’Ar have collection for women and men

Ginger Snap

Let’s shop in Ginger Snap [2012: Oktofani]

Since Ginger Snap opened their store in Jalan Hanoman, Ubud in 2010, I have purchased some of their collections from a white short, green Turkish pant, a blue polka dot dress, a white turtle neck top and also a grey long Turkish pant with a belt.

I would say that Ginger Snap style are very simple but unique. On the top of that, they have a good material. Therefore I do not mind to spend Rp 650,000 (70 USD) for Turkish pants or Rp  350,000 (38 USD) for white tank top because they have a good quality stuff. It is all worth.

Ginger Snap Shop in Jalan Hanoman, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia [2012: Oktofani]

You can check their blog at http://gingersnaplifestyle.blogspot.com/. Ya.. Their blog is not that organized! But even though their blog is not really managed properly but I assure you that they have a good quality stuff in their shops with reasonable price! Believe me, you will not regret every cent that you spend in their shop .

Ginger Snap has two shops which are located in Jalan Raya Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali and Jalan Hanoman, Ubud, Bali.

We’Ar

We’Ar It [2012: Oktofani]

I am not a yoga freak, I do not even do any yoga but I love We’Ar collections are yoga wear clothing. We’Ar design are very simple and very colorful.  Their collection is suitable to be worn as a casual outfit. We’Ar make their collection with an organic material which required a good quality maintenance if you want to keep your collection in a good condition. You can just check their collection in their website www.we-ar.itTheir website is very organized!

If you visit Bali, you can go to We’Ar stores, which are locate in Jalan Hanoman, Ubud, Bali and also Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak, Bali. But if you are not visiting Bali and want to get We’Ar collections, you can just go to their online store in their website.

Again… I assure you that We’Ar has a good collection of yoga wear with a reasonable price for a good quality stuff.

We’Ar It Store in Jalan Hanoman, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia [2012: Oktofani]

So, if you plan to come to Ubud, Bali. Don’t forget to visit those two boutique because they have good quality stuff with a good quality material. I can tell you that you will not waste your money for nothing in those couple of shops. It is because as I have lived in Ubud since  2009 and went back and forth between Yogya, Ubud and Jakarta there are so many shops in Jalan Monkey Forest and Jalan Raya Ubud that sells many crap with a bad quality stuff but with a very expensive price.

As a woman, who loves shopping, I don’t regret what I get in those two shop. I am writing this review is not for advertising their shop because I do not get paid from them. I am writing this review because I am just too in love with their collections.

Make sure that you pay the right price for the right quality of stuff! Bali has so many shops that sell good quality stuff with a reasonable price but Bali also has SO MANY SHOPS THAT SELL JUNK with unreasonable tourist price! So be a smart shopper if you are traveling to Bali! Happy shopping!

Blue polkadot dress by Ginger Snap [2013: Jolsvi]

Blue polkadot dress by Ginger Snap [2013: Jolsvi]

Brown leather bag by Ginger Snap [2013: Nataya]

Brown leather bag by Ginger Snap [2013: Nataya]

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Green Turkish Pants by Ginger Snap [2011: E R]

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Fashion: No Mo Boots for Friday Night Out

Nightlife scene

Going out to a nightclub every Friday night has become a ritual in the last couple years since I moved to Jakarta, either I am going out by myself or with my friends. Somehow, it became a must for me because I learned that it is very important that I take some time to enjoy myself and to please myself as I have been busy working whole weeks. It just keeps me young.

…. speaking about fashion for Friday Night, I prefer to wear a casual outfit or street wear clothing because I always go to a nightclub that plays R&B and Hip Hop music. I don’t know but casual outfit just makes me feel outgoing. Where for casual outfit, I like to wear casual mini dress, tank top, jacket, skinny jeans, ankle boots, boots or stiletto shoes.

My Friday night outfit

My Friday night casual outfit

Lately, these pair of grey Timberland boots have become my favorite shoes whenever I wear mini skirt. It is because other than it makes me taller [as I am short], it somehow makes me feel that I am kind of rough person ha ha ha. Well, I do not know why or how come I feel that way.

But to be honest, these shoes make my feet very heavy to make a move and dance freely when I am not tipsy. I feel that I cannot dance, I don’t feel that I am having fun. Overall, it just makes my mood down the drain. So I decided that I  keep these boots in the closet because I do not feel it anymore. So, NO MO for boots on Friday night. So Boots, you have to say goodbye to a night club from now.

“Goodbye nightclub!” Timberland boots said

Anyway, even though a casual outfit or street wear clothing is my favorite outfit for Friday night, sometimes I also love to dress up elegantly with my favorite little black dress and sexy stiletto shoes. It all depends on my mood and occasion.

Cheers,

Fani

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Fashion: Please Don’t Spill Your Drink On My Shoes

DKNY Strapy Shoes [2012: Oktofani]

DKNY Strapy Shoes [2012: Oktofani]

What would you do if a total stranger ruined your favorite stuff? How would you feel if a total stranger is being careless and damaged your stuff accidentally? I bet… you would feel so angry and annoyed to that people. So did I!

Last night, I was so annoyed and angry to a man at Blowfish because he spilled his vodka orange juice to my strappy DKNY heels that I got in Montreal few months ago. I knew that he was drunk but  it really made me upset because it is one of my favorite shoes and I value it a lot.  I was so upset and crying like a little kid.

It is not that I was being unreasonable but when you have your favorite stuff is ruined by other people because of their carelessness … I cannot just accept it. I actually bought a glass of orange juice and planned to pour it to his shoes. But I changed my mind because things would just get worse.

Even though the “accident” has really ruined my mood, I am glad that I could still control myself than make things get worse.signature

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Rule 22 :Dress like today is important

Dress like today is important [2012: C P]

Dress like today is important [2012: C P]

I love fashion, I love clothes. It is a must for me to make myself feel good about myself as it will make me work faster.

Once I read a book “The Rule Of Life” by Richard Templar. He said that Rule 22 is Dress like today is important. He also said that people will react differently to you if you dress as it matters. That is so true and I just totally agree with what he said.

Other than it makes me feel good and motivated me to work faster, I just really enjoy how good it feels when people appreciated you because you also appreciate yourself by dressing well.

Tank Top by DKNY Jeans * Jeans by Armani Exchange * Wedges Sandal by Bruno Premi * Handbag by DKNY * Glasses by Dior Homme * Stud earrings by Swarovski * Watch by Ted Baker 

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May 7, 2012 · 12:42 am