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April 07, 2014

Poise24: Pastel pop!

It's been quite a while since the last campaign we did with VDS Photography on Chinese New Year Orient collection back in late January. Compared to it, this is a rather bright, colorful campaign, which highlights Poise24 Privé, our high-end collection of dresses and separates.

The challenge is for me, to actually come up with a cohesive theme, which wasn't easy (since I didn't really study design in the first place). First I got to choose the right fabric and colors, and decide on the actual style, it took me about 3 months or so to finally launch our first 'themed' collection. It's a rather small collection, there are 5 styles in 5 different colors, but I hope it's good enough for a start.

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Anyway, we worked with Desy F. again, since I love her posture and her face and all those gorgeous bone structure, but this time it was Lilo who did her hair and makeup.

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This series was shot by Randy Septian on behalf of VDS Photography, it was our first time working together and we had a great time shooting. I'm also launching an exotic accessories line in the coming months, and to begin, there will be a couple of python and lizard oversized clutches and python phone cases. Honestly, I can't wait for it to be launched, however, I'm still finalizing on the packaging and overall direction of the accessories line, and by the end of this year, hopefully some fine jewelry to follow!

Lastly, I'm so incredibly sorry for not updating this blog as much as I used to, but you can follow me on Instagram (@silviasiantar) which I updated pretty much weekly. That's about it, and let's hope the accessories line can launch soon, followed by beauty and bath & body and sleepwear maybe, perhaps everything you and I can think of to be under the Poise24 empire. Just kidding. Just dreaming of expanding my brand and become a 'Martha Stewart' in the near future.

Shop the collection online on www.poise24.com or if you have any questions please send an email to info@poise24.com.

March 14, 2014

PFW: Chanel Supermarket Fall 2014

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Have you ever imagined the whole world as a Chanel megastore, with Rihanna, Cara and Joan Smalls running around in shopping carts? This is even better than Disneyland, at least to me. It is so grand and unexpected and totally unforgettable. And without Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton and his extravagant show sets, I think it will be so difficult and it will really take a while to top this.

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The shelves of this extraordinarily detailed set were stacked with more than a hundred thousand items, brazenly advertised at 20 or 50 percent more. However you shouldn't worry, they said all packaged foods have been or will be donated to charities and the remaining empty boxes will be used for the fall campaign and store windows. But I thought guests can grab everything they can after the show, did they? All I know is that the meticulous work that went into this supermarket blew me away.

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The clothes and accessories feel very modern and quirky, I mean, Chanel sweatpants and sneakers? What happened to Karl seeing sweatpants as a sign of defeat? I wonder how Coco Chanel would actually feel about this. But at least it was fun and edgy and fresh to the eyes.

Images from various sources.

March 12, 2014

Karl Lagerfeld fur bag charm

Probably the cutest, most adorable, furry thing ever. The cult status appointed Karl Lagerfeld fur bag charm (complete with a pink mohican) opened Fendi Fall 2014 show, elegantly carried by the one and only Cara Delevigne.

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As he once said, "In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and even clothes, the discussion of fur is childish." Bravo, uncle Karl. Now every girl in the world wants to own one.

Image from Vogue.com

March 11, 2014

Introducing: Boudoir Lingerie

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Launched in 2013, Boudoir is a high-end lingerie brand based in Indonesia. Founded by Herlina Prakoso and Evelyn Lustono, their lingerie styles are unique and are inspired by a classic boudoir look using the finest materials and craftmanship.

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Here are some of their couture collection (view more on their Instagram page), made of luxurious satin silk and french lace, available for purchase via email at boudoirlingerie@live.com or whatsapp +6285330046793. My personal favorite is the camisole set in hot pink and nude lace, see the photo on my Instagram here.

Images courtesy of Boudoir.

March 06, 2014

Best dressed at The Oscars 2014

As a devoted J-Law fan, I've been waiting for the Oscars since weeks ago and I keep guessing what crazy thing she will be doing this time that's going to make news. And then the world saw her fall again right after she shook her arms fat. This is so amazing I could die.

Anyway, here are the best dressed actresses at this year's Oscars. I feel like almost everyone played it safe.

1. Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture

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2. Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

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3. Anne Hathaway in Gucci

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4. Lupita Nyong'o in custom Prada

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5. Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive

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6. Amy Adams in Gucci

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7. Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace

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8. Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab

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Images from various sources.

March 05, 2014

Backstage: Prada Fall 2014

“People and their emotions are what I’m interested in—that kind of humanity.” And with a little shrug, she added: “How that is related to clothes, I don’t know.” Miuccia on Prada Fall collection.

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I think this collection in general is pretty much wearable, the coats are huge, luxurious, there are recognizable, Prada-esque art deco prints, narrow-piped edgings, fur, strappy dresses and wedges. Can't wait to see the shoes in real life once they hit the stores.

Images from Vogue.com

February 25, 2014

On dressing like Rihanna, by Rihanna

Rihanna is Vogue‘s March cover girl and I know every girl has a bad girl in them and they wanna dress like Rihanna. The singer, who turns 26 on Thursday, Feb. 20, looks low-key yet strikingly gorgeous in a pair of faded, embellished jeans and a see-through, mesh fringe top by Louis Vuitton.

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In case you don't have a copy,  Fashionista.com have basically revealed what's inside the cover story, and how to achieve her seemingly unattainable cool and influential personal style.

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Okay so they're basically interesting, some are applicable, and some are not. But every bit of it is genuinely awesome.

1. Don’t worry about the pain when choosing footwear: “I can dance in them,” Rihanna says of a pair of Saint Laurent stilettos. “It’s not about pain. It’s about the commitment. I say to myself, ‘I want to look like this,’ and worry about the pain later.”

2. : “My jewelry’s all fake — from Claire’s. Or I get it from my mom’s boutique in Barbados. Her shop’s called FAB-U-LUS.”

3. Oversized jackets are the key to everything: “It’s fierce,” she says of a men’s Alexander Wang jacket. “This is dope leather. More than anything, I like a jacket. You can do anything with a great jacket, the bigger the better. You can have any silhouette underneath. It gives you an attitude. It makes a gown look cool.”

4. Dress like you’re a pop star at dance rehearsal: “It all started in dance rehearsal,” Rihanna explains of her now-iconic sweats-with-heels look. “When you’re on tour, you go to rehearse wearing sweats and sneaks. Then you practice your song in the heels you are going to wear that night. I realized, Wow, that looks cool! I have a friend who is literally searching for cool T-shirts for me all the time because I’m obsessed.” Also, employ someone whose sole job is to “find cool t-shirts” for you.

5. Get fashion inspiration from Instagram : “I follow girls from the Middle East. It gives you ideas.”

6. The best rule of all, the rule of bras: “If I’m wearing a top, I don’t wear a bra,” she says. “If I’m wearing a bra, I just wear a bra.”
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