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March 29, 2015

March 29, 2015

The difference between vintage, second hand (or thrifted), retro, and antique.

Old photos of young women (via)

Hello, Lovelies!

Today I want to share a good post by Sonja on her blog, Retro Sonja, that explained the difference between vintage and second hand (plus retro and antique, too). As you know, lately many shops, titled vintage clothing shop, are blooming, and what irritating me is that some of these stores may not sell REAL vintage items. They sell second hand clothing, or imported new/preloved clothes in vintage-inspired (or retro) style, yet labeling them using the term vintage. As Sonja described in her post:
... there's a lot of misunderstanding on the difference between vintage and second hand clothing. A lot of people think that vintage is a fancy word for second hand -- which actually there is a difference between the two. 
So, this article from Sonja is a good source to make us all clearly understand about what each of the term means (vintage, second hand, retro, and antique), and can use them in the right context.

Here's the link to read the post: The Difference between Vintage & Second Hand (+ Retro & Antique)

What is your thought? Do you a retro-style and vintage clothing lover, too?


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March 21, 2015

March 21, 2015

Outfit: Fresh as Green Leaves, featuring Wegdan Hamza Headscarf


Last week I received my package of headscarf from Wegdan Hamza, and.. don't have to wait too long, I wore it yesterday with my green-leaves printed baby doll top, a white chiffon skirt, and a denim jacket. Green is one of my favorite colors. I usually can pair green with almost any color of clothes. There are some colors you are comfortably wearing, and for me, green, blue, grey, peach, and beige, are those colors that fall into that category. So, when I picked a headscarf from Wegdan Hamza, I chose a green chiffon headscarf with side wrap and beads. Chiffon is my favorite fabric for headscarf because it is lightweight, soft, doesn't absorb your sweat, and it drapes beautifully. The side wrap and little flower beads add some personality into the headscarf -- which is whimsical.. ^^

When I opened the package and saw this headwrap for the first time, the one thing that crossed my mind is that I want to pair this scarf with whites.. and I was picturing in mind a Spring season; the green grasses and flowers are blooming, and I'm walking in the field fulled with tall feathertop grasses that have white soft-looking feathery flower spikes.. Actually, there's a field like I pictured above in my area, but because of some other things I should did, I couldn't make it there. White chiffon outfit also make you feel so pure, and the green leaves print adds a nice touch of freshness..
  
Note: There are plenty of unique headwraps on Wegdan's site that may fit to your style if you are interested. Use code FF25 at the checkout to get 25 % OFF your purchase.

Related article: Wegdan Hamza Designer Headwraps

Outfit details:
Chic Simple baby doll top
Lois Spain denim jacket
DAC chiffon skirt
*Photo: Rania, fashfaith.com


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March 15, 2015

March 15, 2015

Inspiring Photography and Hijab Look from Dian Pelangi

Edensor, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England.
London College of Fashion, John Prince's Street
Bond Street, Central London
Oxford Street, London, England.
Big Ben, London
Shepherd's Bush Market, England
at Hyde Park, London UK
Brooklyn Bridge, New York, US [photo by afidasukma]
at New York City
5th Avenue, Manhattan, New York
at Madinah al Mukarromah
at Madinah
London College of Fashion, Lime Grove Campus, England
headed to Madinah from Istanbul

Dian Pelangi's recent instagram photos really impressed me. Beside they showcased Dian's activities, they also are beautiful images. As a well-known Indonesian 'Muslimah fashion' designer, Dian's has a busy schedule, such as last February, she made few collaboration and projects (some of them are: had a show in New York Fashion Week, had a workshop in England and attending London Fashion Week) that made her taking a trip to New York and England -- soon after she finished her Umrah. During those days, Dian has never stopped sharing on her instagram, and I found these images was so inspiring.. not only her looks, but also the photography; using natural lights, pop-up color, perfect angle, beautiful blurry lamp-bulbs, also supported by gorgeous scenery just like my favorite photo taken in Edensor, England (the first photo in this post). And Dian's last outfit photo in this post resembles nicely with a photo of an airport she took (last photo) -- I should put this into my next 'colour-comparison' post.. ^^

[Photos: courtesy of Dian Pelangi]


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March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015

Flashback: Ulyana Sergeenko's Debut Collection in 2011


Ulyana Sergeenko is a Russian fashion photographer and designer. Her debut collection in 2011 was jaw-dropping! and I directly fell in love with these admirable pieces.. The collection was elegant, girly, whimsy, and dreamy, with strong retro vibe and a silhouette I really in love with. The red velvet-y maxi dress and the black dress with white peterpan collar are some of my picks from this collection.. Not only amazing in designing clothes, Ulyana also has exquisite style that make her popular among the street-style photographers.. I definitely will make a 'style crush' post dedicated for her personal style somewhere in the near future ;)

all images courtesy of etoday.


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March 9, 2015

March 9, 2015

Outfit: Yellow as Candle light


It was night.. with heavy rain. I drove my mom to a place where she need to be. I was waiting for her in the car (read: got stuck in the rain.. ^^) at the parking lot with little sweetie slept beside me. However, I enjoyed the night.. enjoyed a little 'me time'.. and enjoyed seeing my surroundings from my camera's point of view. Here are a glimpse of my outfit that day.. and I think it shone in the middle of a cold dark night inside the car with only a bit of lights.. it's just like candle in the car, no?

Outfit details:
Adele shawl
Karita inner scarf
vintage dress
Adele pants
old socks
unbranded shoes
old gold ring
Tommy Hilfiger watch


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