Friday, 17 July 2009

smoke and ashes

Ms. Match is in mourning for her lovely city, Jakarta, and all of the victims of today's bombings at Ritz carlton and JW Marriott. But she believes that this will not dampen the spirits of Jakartans and Indonesians. We are not afraid! People..please stop infecting everyone with this virus of fear and paranoia. That's just what they want, to turn Jakarta into another city of fear. (for the term, city of fear, Ms. Match credits her lovely friend, Olga Panades)

Sunday, 5 July 2009

holly golightly hair and kebaya?

If Ms. match has never mentioned how much she is in love with the film Breakfast at Tiffany's she will say so now. She looooves it. And as soon as she bought the DVD on ebay she watched it over and over again. She also bought the book. and loved it too! (even though there is some discrepancy in the story line. anyway.. you all got the point right?? So naturally, when Qiqi Franky, the infamous makeup artist, proposed to do her hair like Holly Golightly's in Breakfast at Tiffany's she squealed with joy! A tiny tiara would just perfect the look. She even thought about cutting her bangs to look like the adorable wispy one Audrey Hepburn had at the film. But.. talking about details brought her down to earth. Now.. the hair looks PERFECT with a black dress like the one Holly was wearing when she had her croissant in front of Tiffany's, but a kebaya (a traditional Indonesian dress)? Hmmm.. Another option she was thinking (since the kebaya will have a belt with a big bow at the back) was the bow chignon (will try to post a picture tomorrow). What do you all think?

Friday, 26 June 2009

hey doc, meet your nurse

Wearing white always makes ms. match feel like a nurse somehow. To spice it up she decided to play with bright stockings and a leather jacket. What do you think? still nurse-y?
PS: Finally a post after sooo long.. it's hard to find time to blog in between crazy 9 to 11 (as in 9 am to 11 pm) work hours and wedding prep. Anyway this is a picture taken about 2 months ago in Stanley Allan's studio by a lovely former colleague, Ms. Dida. Finally it's up.
--thrifted white dress (ps. senen), thrifted scarf (brick lane sunday up market), unbranded necklace, Topshop purple stocking, Topshop shoes, Topshop leather jacket-- hmmm.. too many Topshop in one post I think ;)

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Teddy Boy Blazer

If ms. match had been born a man, she for sure would dress like a teddy boy with their sharp suits and cool hair do. But.. finding a nice teddy boy style blazer in the men's section of Tendencies (a first time for her to visit the shop, even though she passes it every weekend when she visits mr. match) that is her size is a good substitute. Experimenting with it lead to these looks. There are still more, but ms. match needs to get her card reader. Will post more looks as soon as the pics are in the laptop.

--Tendencies blazer, Zara ruffle top (believe me, the tops has lovely unfinished ruffles all along the v-neckline. the flash from the camera overpowered the texture of the shirt, darn!), DIY leggings, Office shoes, ring bought at tendencies (forgot the brand name)--

--tendencies blazer, unbranded tank top, express tube top worn as a skirt (found at FO), Topshop shoes --

--tendencies blazer, number 61 tank top, vintage levi's 501 skirt, primark white stocking, Ted Baker shoes, vintage bag thrifted at a market in Rome for 1 Euro (am I the bargain queen or what?!)--

a slight variation on the grey on grey tone.. this one it is combined with a thriftted white top and metallic gladiator sandals

PS: Ms. Match and Mr. Match found their new house today! Finally..our own house! She is ow getting ready to haggle for more closet room :)

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Will Kill for Shoes Part 2

Browsing through fall winter collections Ms. Match found these on the feet of Balenciaga models. oooooooohhhhhhhhhh (having tiny orgasm now).. me want! Ms. match starts doing her calculations and wondering how many paychecks it will
have to take to buy these shoes.
images of shoes are from

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

neon, gold, and everything bold

Ms. Match never thought that she would be so much into neon color, but look at this. She has been wearing this neon yellow cardigan (ok.. the picture does not do it justice) to its death (remember the outfit with the harlequin skirt?). But now she just realized that she has not seen that cardigan for awhile. Oh dear..oh dear.. that's the consequences of having 3 homes at the same time (my own rented room a.k.a kos2an, family home, and boyfriend's home).. you get mixed up some times.

--unbranded polka dot top, unbranded neon yellow cardigan bought at Mal Ambassador, unbranded white pencil skirt (bought a looooong time ago, long before the days of high waist skirts..she just knew this would come in handy someday,DIY chain cecklace, unbranded studded gold bangle (well actually it is a gold painted plastic bangle), Naughty head band, Ted Baker shoes, unbranded belt, Francesco Biasia bag--

Monday, 1 June 2009

Why do so many people get married in May?

Too many wedding invitations and not even one kebaya (traditional Indonesian clothing which women usually wear to a wedding) results in outfits with a twist (what ms. match means by a twist is the corsage and the color play, but if you don't think it's a twist, well in her book it is :p )

--2 tone silk all saints dress found at petticoat lane market for about 5 quid, corsage at Inacraft for Rp10.000, Ted baker shoes--

--(X)SML top, TopShop skirt pulled up to the high waist so it would look like a dress when paired with a wide bottomed top such as this, corsage brooch worn as head piece bought at INACRAFT, Office Shoes--
PS: hair is twisted by Ms. Match herself and loads of people thought Ms. Match went to a salon to have it done--
Hair tips: For those of you with short hair (not too short though), create this look easily by sectioning off hair and then taking them up and just twisting them in place. When you have got the perfect coil (not too tight at the top so it creates volume, and a bit loose in the front), take 2 black small hair pains dan pin the sucker in place. Use 2 criss-crossing pins to lock the hair do. After that stick a gigantic pink corsage in your hair!
Too bad you can't see it, because thanks of my recent color job (red highlights), ms. match's simple twist looked more modern with streaks of red running through the do.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Should I work in a cotton candy store?

Coming home after 10 pm every night really is not good for this blog. Ms. Match has not posted for too long! anyway.. for some reason Ms. Match has been wearing oodles and oodles of pastel colours! here are a couple of examples.. maybe she should work for a cotton candy store instead? :)

This picture was taken in the talented Barli Asmara's studio, while Ms. Match had a meeting with him for her wedding kebaya. The studio is all white and filed with all sorts of nice dresses which made Ms. Match wanted to change the concept of the wedding from traditional to a more modern one so she could wear one of his nicely detailed dresses! One thing about Barli that Ms. Match likes is that unlike a lot of other Indonesian designers who uses tons of bling-blings (ou know what Ms. match means, right?), he concentrates on textured details. Smocking, pleating, weaving are some of his techniques that Ms. Match looooves. We were talking about a kebaya with a huge bow at the back made with a weaving/smocking technique. yummmy.... and also some detailed shoulders.. hmmmm... I wanted to be courages and have a futuristic kebaya with structured shoulders ala Balenciaga, buuuuttt.. maybe the family would not like it so much. This is a family affair after all.
--Express tank top (FO bought), thrifted multi coloured rose printed pencil skirt (ps. senen), DIY bolero, thrifted scarf tied in a bow for a belt (Brick Lane sunday up market), office shoes--

--thrifted top and skirt (this one cut short from the one Ms.Match wore before as a tube dress) both at Ps. Senen, unbranded studded belt and studded necklace bought at Petticoat Lane Market, Mango kimono style jacket, vintage bag borrowed from Ms. Match's mother, white straw bowler hat, Office gladiator sandals--

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Please forgive me..

Girls.. please forgive Ms. match for stealing this straight off the super fabulous blog of susie bubble Even though ms. Match knows that most of yu probably read her blog religiously everyday. Ms. Match's excuse is that, she is simply I LOVE with these shoes! And she could not stop checking back susie's post to drool at the shoes. Anyway.. the brand is Omelle, which was borne from the two genius minds of LA Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Cherise Angelle and Nicole LaFave. Their passion for luxurious footwear and their unique and distinctive taste brought about strong structured boots made from fine leather with a fierce looking pair of unique heels combined with some chunky knitwear. How can Ms. Match resist that??? ..Pssst.. looking at these gave her tiny orgasms.. hmmm
However these can not be found in their website as linked above, as these are their AW 09-10 collection and what they are still featuring on their site is their SS 09 collection (which is equally awe inducing). And this is also the reason why Ms. Match chose to post Susie's pic (sorry...too tired to google some more ...)Oh here are some pics of their spring summer as well. Enjoy!

Sunday, 24 May 2009

still showing off

In this picture ms. match was still loving her (then) new heels and wearing them to their death (they are now scratched everywhere due to heavy duty wearing). After a while her legs complained, but she still didn't want to give in. Of all the silly inventions in the world, why can't anyone make retractable or detachable high heels which can transform into a pair of comfy flats when our legs are tired?
--unbranded white tee, FCUK tie dyed tank top, H&M shorts, necklace found in a market in London, leather satchel bought in a market in Morocco, and of course... the Topshop heels!--

50s coca cola ad remake

ms match has a thing for 50s advertising. Once she even did a beauty shoot with this theme for Harper's BAzaar (need to dig up the magazine!). anyway.. this picture was taken on the last day of INAcraft.. another example of my laziness to resize image and post Hrrmmm... anyway.. i used to do this whole tied scarf thing almost everyday during my rockabilly wannabe days

--Republic shirt. Levi's Type 1 jeans, 5 quid plimsoles, vintage scarf, rouge unlimited shu uemura lipstick--

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Belated Post..Why Am I Sooo Lazy These Days???

Well actually.. Ms. Match is lazy because she has tons of things to do at work and when she gets home at whatever time it is (be it 9, 10, 11, 12, or even in the wee hours of the morning) she is now just too damn tired to write some more. Now she starts asking herself the question: do I work to live or do I live to work? The latter is a big no no in her world. But.. as you can see working 12 hours a day equals to no personal/social life. Anyway... enough with the curhat colongan. Here are some pics from Elle's anniversary party which happened a loooooong time ago (I believe some time in April?)
The lovely fashion editor of Elle and one of my bff. The dress is Biasa. Love the layers!

Elle's Editor in Chief, Adeline (another bff) in Priyo Oktaviano. A bit pricey but I have to admit the dress did make her look even hotter! Love the simplicity of the dress and how it just spells out GLAM with an understatement.

Adeline with the infamous Chandra Gupta, penata rambut handal ibu kota :) Seriously, he is damn good! He gave me my first mullet cut! Thank yo, Be...

Lovely Nanda, a former colleague, and now (I think) a freelance stylist. Ms. Match hearts big bows!

The man of the hour. Chandra Gupta, Ms. Match and Elle team

Bang Ben looks mighty cool in this pic. Luuurrrvve the jacket, reminds ms. match of a tuxedo jacket she once found in Portobello market but didn't buy hiks hiks..