July 2012 ~ style whimsical
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July 29, 2012

July 29, 2012

Covered-Style Inspiration: Victoria Beckham in white Catharina shirt and long tuxedo skirt.

Victoria Beckham wearing a Jil Sander Catharina Shirt and Maison Martin Margiela Long Tuxedo Skirt

Victoria Beckham, out and about, Paris, France, in a polished look..

Love it! :)

Photo credit: FameFlynet, via RCFA

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July 23, 2012

July 23, 2012

Black, navy blue, deep brown, or charcoal.. to make a contrast pop!

Ways to use rich, dark colours.

Karlie Kloss in tartan for U.S. Vogue
I'm the one that prefer navy blue or dark grey/charcoal as the basic hue, rather than black, to highlight bright colors and bring out the outfit's best details.

The navy blue or charcoal grey looks more elegant than black.. since black looks "too dark". Especially in my country's sunny, shiny tropical climate, wearing black seems "not suit to the environment" because of its "darkness" against the bright sunrays, and its nature to absorb the heat.. And, while bright colors paired with black, they will look too garish..

Black, also, is too "usual", not something "surprising" for an outfit.. so black is just not my pick.. ;) The navy blue or charcoal seems to be a better choice.

As for in my everyday life, in the day time, in this tropical country, when there are no special occasions or events, I usually go for white, grey, beige, pastel colors, blue jeans, for the basic hue; bright colors for the accessories; and I keep the black and dark leather brown for my shoes and handbag.. ;)
How about you, Lovelies?

Another fabulous dark color is deep brown/dark chocolate. Pair this color with pink for the classic color combination..
Victoria Beckham, sporting dark chocolate with gradation of pink.

or, with purple for more edgy look..
Dark chocolate sweater, light pink belt, purple tights.
Fashion tips:
  • If you pair more than two contrast colors for your outfit, keep the accessories, like shoes, necklace, or handbag, in other neutral/earth tone colours. This, will help to tone down the contrast look and erase 'the image of too matchy-matchy thing' off from the look.. And I'm not a fan of "rainbow" look either.. ;)
  • On the other hand, if you wear a solid one dark colour as your outfit, you can add a bold statement piece or details (like necklace or belt) to be highlighted. This, can add a polished feeling and character to your look.
Louis Vuitton bright bold necklaces and belts.

Here are some looks which sporting black, charcoal, and navy blue with other bright colors and bold details:

Meryl Streep in black and navy outfit with a bold gold necklace.
Kim of Kim's Closet wearing charcoal dress with chartreuse pashmina, a bold ring, and a neutral plaid handbag.
Navy blue with yellow mustard, creme polkadots details, and a neutral tone handbag.
Navy blue with some "bright" colors in stripes and a burgundy handbag, highlights the hand's accessories.
Navy blue with bright orange.

Regarding to the last pic above, wouldn't it be better if the shoes are brown leather booties/flats or nude platforms, instead of the orange ones so it won't look too match-y?
So, which dark colour is your favorite to make a contrast pop?

Stay with black? Pick the navy blue, charcoal, or the more warmth color, dark chocolate? Or, do you go for something new, unexpected, like dark green or burgundy? Or even go bold by pairing one bright color with white, or with another bright colour?

How do you style them up so it won't look too garish? Please share in the comment.. :)

Have a blessed Ramadhan, Lovelies!


July 20, 2012

July 20, 2012

Ramadhan Mubarak, 2012

Welcoming Ramadhan..

(Photo: courtesy of Rania, FashFaith.com.
Photographer: virtri)

Tomorrow is the first day of the Holy Month, Ramadhan, 2012. Please.. forgive me for all the mistakes that I probably did to you..

Have a wonderful Ramadhan! (Try to) Enjoy every moment! Keep in high spirits! ;)
Taqobbalallahu minna wa minkum.. May all of us get the bless of Alloh..

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July 15, 2012

July 15, 2012

Style Diary: at 'Raminten'

I was looking at all my files and found some (not too) old photos of me.

..and here are two pictures from several months ago during my visit to 'Raminten' traditional restaurant at Kaliurang, Yogyakarta..

Here is my simple, comfortable outfit of that day.. :)

The restaurant's backyard view:
(Photos: copyright © Rania of FashFaith.com)

It is one of our family's favorite restaurants, that has been set by traditional Javanese atmosphere with a natural view at the backyard, and the food also taste quite good..

Have you been there?

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Colourful stripes, blue jeans.. and mint green.


Photo: courtesy of Rania, FashFaith.com
Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Are you a fan of mint green? How do you style that colour up?

Happy weekend! :)

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July 14, 2012

July 14, 2012

Vignette: Yuna Zarai

A short video featuring the very popular, L.A.-based Malaysian singer and songwriter: Yuna Zarai

Bruce from Maker Studio, Music Department, recently sent me this awesome video of Yuna, sharing a bit story of her life and a sneak peek to her performance.

Really in love with her voice.. and her great sense of style! :)

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July 1, 2012

July 1, 2012

Sisterhood! by Dian pelangi

Dian Pelangi's Book Launching

After a "long journey" working on her first 'Street Fashion' book, Dian Pelangi plans to launch her book on July 15th, 2012. The book's title is Hijab Street Style. Working with her husband as the photographer, Dian captured Muslimah street styles as the references collection for this book.

Along together with the launching of this book, it's planned there will be a Sisterhood! event. It is an "Akbar Silaturrahim" (big 'meet and greet' event) with as many as Muslimahs who attend the event. The famous Hana Tajima of StyleCovered and Dina Tokio of Lazy Dolls were plannned to attend this event... So do young hijab-wearer Muslimah celebrities in Indonesia, such as Marshanda, Zaskia Adya Mecca, Zaskia Sungkar, Nadya Almira, etc. Also well-known Muslimah-fashion bloggers from Indonesia and Malaysia.

This Sisterhood! event will be wrapped in form of Dinner, Mingling with the guest stars and other Muslimahs who attend the event, Talk Show, Hijab Tutorial Class, Bazaar, Fashion Show (from several young talented Muslim fashion designers), and other entertainment, like a music show from Marshanda and Ina Rovi..

Briefly this event can be divided into 3 parts:
  • Hijab Class and Talk Show on July 14th, 2012, at 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm.
  • Dinner: Meet and Greet on July 14th, 2012, at 7.00 - 9.00 pm.
  • Fashion Show and Book Launching on July 15th, 2012, at 2.00 - 5.00 pm.
Time is in WIB (Western Indonesia time).
Place: FX Plaza, F3 and F4 floor, Jakarta, Indonesia.

During the event there also will be a Fashion Bazaar for public, selling many Muslim fashion brands, such as: Dian Pelangi collection (end of season sale), Lazy Dolls by Dina Tokio, Old Blossom Box by Jezmine Blossom, Aluyya, Treimee, Internal by Errin, Simply VeeWee, Malabis, Zanetta House, Kavi, Deyn Scarf, etc.: July 14 -15, 2012, from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm.

According to Dian's site, you can contact Dara (+62) 81294489981 or Lady (+62) 818633736 for more information on this event..

So.. will you come? ;)

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