Monday, December 14, 2015

Farewell London

There are no words enough to express my gratitude towards what I feel about London and how it has changed me. I found my passion, friends and true joy here.

I grew and I learnt. There have been too many things to list that are the highlights of my stay here, ranging from helicopter ride overseeing the city to walking the red carpets to drinking bubble tea in ChinaTown, but most importantly, meeting up with my dear friends that are too many to list. If you are reading this I am sending you massive hugs and kisses.

As I am writing this I am waiting to board my plane back to Indonesia. It is difficult to part but I want to believe that there will be more things in store for me back home. I did not intend to get so attached to England and the people but I did, my mistake (joking I love you all). I do not know when I can return so I guess we have to try this long distance relationship thing a go, London. 

Do not change London. I love you. 

Special mentions to (in no particular order):
Conor, Ina, Mervin, Martina, Lucy, Zee, Julian

Coat: Vintage
Satchel: Leather Satchel Co.
Shoes: B.A.I.T.

Photos by @cestmaria

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tips From The Travelling Vintage Girl

As a keen traveller and a vintage girl that wears vintage and retro dresses 90% of the time, I have gotten used to the on-the-go approach in travels without sacrificing too much of my regime!

Yes you still can look fabulous when you travel, and yes it is possible to jet set to different countries with hand luggage!  And I am going to tell you the insights on how I did it. This post was also in Unique Vintage blog section go check them out!

Me in Amsterdam


I usually started with arranging my outfit (roughly) for the following days. Try to accommodate two looks with one key piece so you do not need to bring unnecessary extras.

Make-up Better be On-Point

Here are the list of things in the order of importance:
1. Sunscreen and base- May be included with the foundation you own (SPF). Also ensure you use long-lasting foundation as you might be out all day. With good coverage and flawless skin you can actually get away with less makeup
2. Eye Liner- Befriend them, as they are mates for vintage ladies, pulling off that cat-eye should be a crucial key thing for your retro look. Please get a long lasting liner too, we do not want your liner to change from on-point to smudgy by the end of the day.
3. Red Lips- I recommend investing in a good lip liner for that red pout! And carry your favourite lipstick for touch-ups!
4. Blusher- Cream blushers are more portable than the powder ones, and you don’t need any brush for application, neat.


Bring plenty of bobby pins in case you want to refresh your pincurls, or emergency victory rolls as you travel! I recommend packing your favourite smoothing brush too so you can maintain your beautiful mane!

Other than that I strongly encourage you to bring either a bandana for the classic ‘Rosie the Riveter’ look, or pack a flower hair clip to finish your vintage hair.


Never bring your shoes that you have never worn before, you wanna look cute I know. But do not sacrifice your holiday. Get a nice kitten heels to compensate. If you do want to look hella cute in those killer shoes you can, pack a folding flat shoes, it should work!


Soooo important for me! And I figured it should be for most of you ladies too. It is much of a hassle if you want to bring all of your stuff in a carry on but you still can pack your cleansing liquid! Place them in cheap contact lens pod from dollar store and voila you are good to go.


This should be the whole point for travelling, for me at least. So have fun and enjoy the little things, take it in, and do not forget to take pictures.

Cheers lovelies!

Monday, November 9, 2015

My LBD Has Polkadots All Over It

That's right I found my LBD. With polkadots all over. Dreams are made of this. Okay I gotta stop my rambling but I just really like this dress okay?

A flattering dress with really nice volume on the skirt? Totes yes! Thank you Unique Vintage for sending it over :)

Recap: This week has been great, I visited World Travel Market, met new amazing friends, in additional to already amazing friends that I already had (I know life is good). I also started managing RT Holidays social media, visit them and show some love please! 

Oh I almost forgot, I had the chance to explore Millenium Mills in a photomeet hosted by Canon UK and Holly, it was quite amusing as some of my friends there have never seen me in jeans and tshirt but I did as for the occasion! 

Shoes: B.A.I.T.

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Versailles!

How early would you wake up to take pictures??

Merv and I got up early to beat the queue in Paris for the Hall of Mirrors in Chateau Versailles.
It was worth it. We were the first to enter that day, rushed to this hall, and took loads of photos.

I went to Amsterdam afterwards for WorldWide Instameet, sadly I did not really archived my outfit of the days but I promise you I had the best of fun!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Ahoy Paris

Hello lovelies!

I have now commence my post-dissertation travel! Overjoyed of course. To top it of, one of my absolute favorite retro clothing brand Unique Vintage approached me and asked me to join the style society! Which I gladly accept! Check out their retro dresses and vintage clothing as they are so beautiful and well designed. When I receive the dresses I am glad to find that the fit is great on me, bear in mind I am quite fussy with sizing and fit.

So please find the followings as the travel photos of me in Paris featuring the lovely nautical themed dress from UV! Also visited Fondation Louis Vuitton whilst I am in Paris and I have to say it is one of the best architectural phenomenon. Such brilliant design, admirable.

Dress: Unique Vintage
Shoes: B.A.I.T.
Rose Clip: Unique Vintage
Can we just take a moment to admire the architectural goodness? By the way that is Merv the one who took photos of me. Check him out as he is one of the most talented photographers!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Empty LV Series 3

Dear Lovelies,

I was lucky enough to be invited among some lovely digital influencers to attend to Empty LV Series 3 (Which means they open the gallery earlier for us to wander about before the opening hours). The exhibition is at 180 The Strand, London. I braced the morning breeze and turned off that alarm and headed to the exhibit with entusiasm!And boy oh boy it was a brilliant exhibit and totally worth waking up early for!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Dijon Mustard

I found a lovely sleeveless dress on Modcloth! It was a delight and the fit is amazing :) 

I paired it with my trench coat as it is getting colder here in England. I was rather surprised as to how fast the weather changed, which I am nervous about. Well it is because my time here in England might come to an end...

Dress: Modcloth
Trench coat: Primark
Bag: Accessorize
Shoes: Modcloth

Snapped by the lovely @chaiwalla

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

What has been happening?!

Ha. So that was a fun shoot that I did, just to express my relieve after my Master dissertation hand-in.

So, I am finally done with my dissertation! It has been quite a long and tiring journey. Sorry that I kind of half-abandoned by blog. Was not my intention at all!

Let me tell you what has been going on, after the submission.

My landlord moved me and my lovely classmates to another new property (due to some issues with another tenant which I cannot disclose) which is in Cambridge. I have to cancel some events I guess. Which is kind of a bummer since this is London Fashion Week and I am unable to join the spirit whilst it is in full swing!

But hey at least I have a roof over my head and Cambridge is beautiful.

I should be able to post more often here, and I sincerely hope that you guys have great days ahead :)

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Globemakers and Instagrammers + Vlog

This Saturday I have had the pleasure to visit Bellerby &Co Globemakers studio in Stoke Newington (with other awesome individuals of course), located somewhere in east London. 

Really love the place and hope to come back real soon. Video log follows after the photos ;)

 Dress: Modcloth

Saturday, April 25, 2015

On Board Anthem of the Seas

Well hiya everyone. I know I have not been posting here for a while and I kinda miss it. Last weekend I have had the chance to attend the inaugural sail of Anthem of The Seas by Royal Caribbean UK and it was gooood.

I took Annissa with me cause she is such a good company. It is nice to see some familiar faces on board, which are my instagram friends!

Really enjoy the sail, wonderful facilities and lovely service! I mean when you have robots making drinks for you... Well, I'm impressed.

Anywho, my sewing buddy Natalia Kiantoro who is an amazing fashion designer who used to be in the same Uni as I was, kindly sent me this lovely set of outfit! Cool lasercut top with my now favorite floral shorts, major love!

I forgot that the cruise trip is not the same like the ones I used to have in south east asia. I packed the wrong things-kind of. It was pretty windy and slightly chillier than I expected, but luckily we have to sun shining from most of the days!

Although it was cold, I realised that I forgot about the cold when I was taking photos. Oh how I wish I could just take photos all the times!