September 07, 2016

Bella Hadid: My woman crush

Bella as we know, is the younger sister of Gigi, who dates The Weeknd. I love how she is so different from Gigi in terms of personal style. I also loved the fact that she dyed her hair brunette because she has a darker personality, seeing her videos and interviews makes me become more and more intrigued about her take on life. Anyway, saw her today on the news at the GQ awards and she looks so mature and oh-so-perfect. And then she's only 19, yet so full of charm. I can totally imagine her looking like a young Angelina Jolie in the next few decades. The 19-year-old model stunned on the red carpet at GQ's Men of the Year Awards in London on Tuesday night, showing off skin in all the right places in custom off-the-shoulder Hugo Boss dress, completing her look with a delicate diamond choker, a flashy ring, and strappy sandals.

 photo GettyImages-599725262_zps8bfdjiwe.jpg

 photo GettyImages-599724844_zpsf0qv5szf.jpg

More looks that I love.. scroll down.

 photo hbz-bella-hadid-lbd_zpscs39xlq9.jpg

 photo bella-hadid-braids_zpsqxxgyuci.jpg

 photo Bella_zpszhmpitqk.jpg

 photo bella-hadid-style-budget-affordable-198466-1469208320-promo.300x0c_zpshh6wzdnf.jpg

 photo 8920991_bella-hadid-models-street-style-in-cover_t8b7165ac_zps7xgrc8ee.jpg

 photo 324801403563094af5020a9c908bfcd2_zps9vyy505g.jpg

 photo bella-hadid-summer-street-style-los-angeles-ca-08-03-2018-7_zpsoyjmwy9g.jpg

 Images from various sources.

July 30, 2016

Holiday with Invisalign

I just came back from my holiday in Thailand! This is my first time going away for a week since starting my Invisalign treatment. It is amazing that Invisalign aligners allow me to smile as if I don't have any braces on in every photograph. As I change trays every week, I have my change due in between the trip, but it wasn't uncomfortable at all. I absolutely love how easy it is to wear my Invisalign aligners anytime and anywhere.

 photo DSCF5662resize_zpsjiluim5d.jpg

I'm on my 10th tray when I'm typing this. Dr Immilia have examined my 2-month progress last week and she handed me over the next 4 trays. The purpose is to take a closer look at my progress, as I have to come back for a visit in 1 month. My main concern is my smile, how I want to achieve the perfect straight teeth from every angle. Currently I am already satisfied with my smile when it is photograph frontal, but not from the side. We are trying to correct it.

 photo DSCF5689resize_zpsdzxod3wy.jpg

At this point, I have seen a slight progress, and I am so happy with it. I can see that my main concern (lower teeth) is getting better. I have to be disciplined enough wear my Invisalign aligners up to 22 hours a day, even though when I'm on holiday I keep having snack every now and then. To me, another good thing is that sometimes I don't feel like snacking because I want to keep wearing Invisalign aligners (and... of course it helps me stay slim). Just kidding.

 photo DSCF5675resize_zpsdedxra6a.jpg

 photo DSCF5669resize_zpsddeb0vs5.jpg

Will post more photos soon! If you have any questions about Invisalign treatment feel free to contact me by email silviasiantar2@outlook.com

July 29, 2016

Inspiration: Home decor

 photo interior-glamorous-elle-home-interior-decor-ideas-fabulous-elle-home-decor_zps97wdgqta.jpg

I've been looking at home decor inspirations lately. I wanted to have this one beautiful blue corner inside my dream house. I thought these can be useful if you guys were looking for some inspiration for your own. My favorite is blue-and-white palette which brings comfort and style that's cool, calm, and collected.

 photo the-studio-okl_zpsspizkxad.jpg

 photo A-deep-blue-Ellsworth-Kelly-work-is-the-focal-point-in-a-monochromatic-living-room_zpsrwu5ugni.jpg

 photo BLOG_OneKingsLane_slide2_zpsirurzu2h.jpg

 photo 1442341204-edc100115randal01_zpsnw2a3n9h.jpg

 photo Martyn-lawrence-bullard-ELLE-DECOR_zpsocdrtcjh.jpg  photo elle-decor-blue-living-room-edit_zpsx2jfopv4.jpg

 photo edc100115randal06_zpsu2i8zuwa.jpg

Images from various sources.

June 17, 2016

Getting used to the first set of Invisalign aligners

 photo DSCF5564_zpsmg4ryzty.jpg

Here comes the actual aligners! I went to the dentist the other day and she showed me my 32 out of 32 trays and I was a little surprised to see that much of aligners that I'm supposed to wear. I've always known that we're supposed to wear each tray for two weeks, so basically 32 trays means 32x2 = 64 weeks! Which was a little more than a year.

 photo DSCF5534_zpsxig4oli9.jpg

 photo DSCF5538_zpsnria5hbr.jpg

However, based on my dentist, Dr Immilia’s recommendation, she arranged 1 tray for 1 week, so that means I will only need 32 weeks to fix my bottom teeth. She showed me how much difference I can achieve in 8 months. She marked each tray with different dates so I can see the exact schedule when I'm supposed to change trays every other week.

The key is to wear each tray for about 22-24 hours each day to achieve the best results. My idea of using the first tray is that I will be in such a great pain, that I have to prepare for it. I clear my day and I prepared painkillers. However, it's only surprisingly a very very mild pain. Way less than the pain of wearing the metal braces. That night I slept with my first aligners, and when I woke up in the morning I can feel that my teeth is a little sore. That is how I know that the actual aligners work.

 photo DSCF5574_zpsjxhesv9y.jpg

The next day I was pain-free. And then the week have past, and I changed to my second tray. My second tray was less painful than the first tray. I can see that wearing this doesn't affect my daily schedule at all and I'm so happy with the way it works.

 photo DSCF5536_zps758vdscn.jpg

For those of you who have started the Invisalign programme, do share with me your experience. Feel free to connect with me via email silviasiantar2@outlook.com

June 11, 2016


 photo unspecified_zpsoe9drcpc.jpg

I had the chance to work together with the team from Nomina pics Jakarta for a shoot at the new Onni Surabaya. Nomina Pics is a prominent photography company that covers photography for weddings and event, and they came to Surabaya to open 15 limited sessions for those who wish to have their photos taken at Onni.

 photo unspecified-8_zpsl6vptxdo.jpg

 photo unspecified-11_zpsy29nlvpk.jpg

 photo unspecified-14_zpsa60dzsgb.jpg

Onni offers a backyard ambience dining spot and a specialized retail and flower shop. There are lots of rustic themed spot around the area that Nomina Pics will use for the photoshoot. Here we chose a more subtle character for the series, so we avoid the floral boutique area. But you can see more options on Instagram using hashtag #JunnoxONNI.

 photo unspecified-5_zpsi0qrwgag.jpg

 photo unspecified-13_zpsyw4uwpw6.jpg

 photo unspecified-4_zpskyxberim.jpg

 photo unspecified-15_zpsid4nz4eo.jpg

 photo unspecified-9_zpsqczavhm3.jpg

 photo unspecified-6_zpsyxspaik8.jpg

Last but not least, a photo with my best friend. Thank you to the man behind the camera, Donatus Ariel who is a young photographer who could very well be the next big thing, and Malva Soewarno who did my hair and makeup.

 photo unspecified-16_zpswvdcpd9c.jpg

Lensed by Donatus Ariel @donatusariel of Nomina Pics @nominapics @juniapics
Wardrobe Poise24 @poise24
Brushed by Malva Soewarno @malvava
Location Onni Surabaya at Jl Opak 56 @helloonni

View more on Instagram using hashtags:

May 09, 2016

An absolutely candid review of the new Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone

The first smartphone I used after was the old Samsung Galaxy S3 back in 2012. I also had the Samsung Galaxy S5 after that because I was just too familiar with Samsung to switch to another brand. I was totally impressed with the new Samsung Galaxy S7 released. It is way sleeker than its previous ancestors and it has many improvements on camera both front and back.

 photo L1000795edit_zpsvw1e79za.jpg

The new Samsung Galaxy S7 features a 2,560x1,440 OLED display which delivers strong color reproduction. The processor is upgraded from CPU: Up to 30% faster, GPU: Up to 64% faster, and 4GB ram. And it is one of the fastest phone you can buy today. It's also super sexy. It has the slickest exterior a Samsung phone has ever had, making it a very elegant piece to hold. This is probably the only phone you wouldn't want to put a phone case on because it's so stylish on its own.

 photo L1000735aedit_zpstr51kwhx.jpg

 photo L1000743edit_zpsmov3it6i.jpg

 photo L1000798edit_zpszulosciu.jpg

The new Samsung Galaxy S7 has a dual pixel camera which we usually find in DSLR camera and a higher resolution a 12 megapixels. The ability for it to do a superfast autofocus is one of a kind and on top of that, it features lots of shooting modes, from camera to video. It's probably the best thing for this Instagram era. These photos are taken at 7.45pm in Orchard Road, it's almost gone really dark. I have to say that the low light camera function is absolutely remarkable.

 photo 20160331_190922-0_resized_1_zpsbkvaix0j.jpg

 photo 20160331_191008-0_resized_1_zps4tw4onx1.jpg

Anyway, I used the phone from 10am and at 10pm I still have 20% battery life. A single charge at night will be enough to last for a day with a regular use for surfing the internet and social media like Facebook and Twitter, even to play games. Overall, this is a fantastic phone and it’s definitely what I need at the moment.

May 08, 2016

The best Rihanna (Fenty) fashion collaborations so far

Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty is unstoppable. When she's not making music, she's probably designing shoes. And after all they're not just shoes. She launched a collection of socks, and an entire collection of Puma.

1. Rihanna for Manolo Blahnik 

 photo rihanna-by-craig-mcdean-for-vogue-uk-april-2016-5-620x803_zpsqlkt5ybv.jpg

Rihanna lands the cover of Vogue UK April 2016, wearing a white cowboy hat and matching jacket photographed by Craig McDean. Inside the issue, she models her new collection collaboration with shoe designer Manolo Blahnik - a pair of thigh-high crystal-embellished boots among others.

 photo Rihanna-x-Manolo-Blahnik-Limited-Edition-_zpsmh5agivn.jpg

On her interview, Rihanna talked about how she’ll react once the shoes are released: "The day I see a woman in the street wearing my shoes... I am sorry for that woman because I'm going to literally run after her, shouting, 'Stop! Selfie! Who are you? Where did you get them?' I'm going to have a moment!"

2. FENTY Puma (The Fur slides)

If these weren't by Rihanna, you won't probably even take a second look at em. Launched in April and sold out completely, I think the guys at Puma are pretty much genius(es). I tried to call a Puma boutique in Singapore one day before the launched, and they are already sold out. They couldn't put me on waiting list. It's borderline tacky and fashionable. But I just wanted to get them to wear around the house and look cute.. what do you guys think?

 photo trybuyshop_zps3ngauxgn.jpg

Psst.. did you know that everyone from Kylie Jenner, 18, to Zendaya, 19, has showed love for these.

3. Fenty for Stance socks

 photo landscape-1461163533-rihannastance-lead_zpscukptmon.jpg

 photo 1461168470-stancesocks2_zpsgr0vw2se.jpg

 photo gallery-1461168296-stancesocks1_zpsw4dqt8sf.jpg

Apparently, it doesn't end at fur slides. Her most recent collaboration is with Stance socks and she's showing you how socks can be the sexiest thing in your entire wardrobe. You can own a pair of these dreamy socks, which are a part of her summer line and available now on Stance.com. This range is girly, but still has a sporty vibe which is just the kind of thing you were going for, right?

Images from various sources.
Creative Commons License
p o i s e p o l i s h by SILVIA SIANTAR is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 Singapore License
Based on a work at WWW.POISEPOLISH.COM
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at WWW.POISEPOLISH.COM