As a diplomat’s wife, I attended many receptions and parties. There are many times when I have to bust out the Filipiniana gown or party dress which have to go with high heels. These receptions are usually cocktail style events with no seats and a few cocktail tables to place ones drinks on. By the end of the night my poor tootsies are hurting and I need to slip my shoes off. Now instead of waiting to get in the car to put on slippers, I have a secret weapon… Butterfly Twists which are usually tiny enough to carry in my bag! #BestInventionEVERRead More
One of my favorite Indonesian finds is their amazing beauty secret… LULUR body scrub! It’s basically their local body scrub. I don’t recommend just any Lulur, since there are so many available in the supermarkets, drugstores, etc. When using the right brands, I can say that it’s the best body scrub I’ve ever had, even when compared to professional treatment, which usually irritate the heck out of my sensitive skin. My recos after the jump!Read More
Last week I was invited to attend 2 Jakarta Fashion Week shows. Unfortunately I couldn’t attend one of them with Asian Fashion Law, but I was able to go with TD and Kaho of Chuzai Living to the Rusly Tjohnardi Atelier Fashion show. Just wanna share with you what I wore and the video of the cool and unique fashion show finale.Read More
I don’t know why this posted despite putting it on draft mode. It’s a bit redundant of my previous post, but what the heck…So sorry! Bear with me while I decode this Polyvore sharing feature. Ooops!
Hi guys! So sorry my blog has been so erratic lately! I’ve focused my energy on my new baby, my DIPLOshop. Just trying to get it off the ground is taking a lot of energy and time. I’m actually feeling a relapse of carpal tunnel symptoms because I am not only spending a lot of time on the computer (I’m doing the website myself) but also creating one-of-a-kind jewelry/accessories by hand myself! I’m having so much fun and getting utterly obsessed with new designs and finishing them. So please bear with me until things are more stable for DIPLOshop so I can focus my energy again back on the blog. Okay back to the topic on the current über girlie trend…
Hello everyone! I am finally posting the 3in1 turquoise necklace on my DIPLOshop! Here’s the more formal look that I created for it. Inspired by Megan Fox’s red carpet look that I’ve been obsessed with lately.
Hey guys! I’ve discovered another thing I love… POLYVORE! So this is how all those fashionistas are creating their super cool “looks!” And it’s so darn easy! Yey now I’ve a way to create some looks without resorting to low-tech Powerpoint heehee. Occassionally I’ll do a post when I feel inspired. Best thing about it is that it says where you can shop for the items and how much it costs! SO cool!
I am so excited because of my new baby, my DIPLOshop, where I can share with friends in Jakarta some of the stuff I curate and create! (It’s still on soft-launch so more improvements and hours of work for me to put in yet.) Today I posted something that I created and that I am super excited about! Detachable glam wristlets for clutch bags!Read More
Whenever I go to Manila, there is one man I never fail to see. It’s Stefan, my stylist from Basement Salon in Shangri-la Ortigas. I have the misfortune of having super unruly thick wavy hair (or in OC Mom’s term “wavy-yuck”), which is really hard to tame or cut. Left to it’s own devices it puffs out in all directions like a lion’s mane! Thank God I found Stefan Wilczynski, co-owner and creative director of Basement Salon in Ortigas.Read More
Since I’ve moved to Jakarta one of my main complaints is the dirty tap water, it doesn’t help that we live in an old building and I get massive chunks of metal and stones in my faucet aerator. Eww. We found out that our friends live in houses or apartments that already have a centralized water-filtration system but our landlord refused to provide one for us. He finally gave in after we suffered for 2 years but it does not resolve the problem of hard or over-chlorinated water. (This is common in countries where the water quality is not that great so they make up for it by adding more chlorine).Read More