poisepolish.: April 2016

April 19, 2016

Absolute wedding fantasy: Elie Saab Bridal

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"The ideal wedding dress is one that reflects the character of the bride wearing it,” says Saab of his inspiration for the launch. “There is nothing more beautiful and seductive than a confident bride with a relaxed attitude.” Symbolic of this, you'll see the word ‘oui,’ sometimes in the form of a tattoo, as you scroll down through the collection's accompanying campaign.

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I love how there are so many diverse styles available for every bride out there. These are so great for actual wedding receptions or engagements or pre-wedding photos. I bet we're going to see a lot of these on Indonesian 'royalty' brides next Summer. A limited selection of styles can be found now in Elie Saab boutiques in Paris, Beirut, Dubai, Hong Kong, and London. The full collection with a total of 25, comprised of full length ballgown, mermaid dresses, fitted, midi dress, veils and the most striking jumpsuit will be available in October 2016.

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Images courtesy of Elie Saab.

April 16, 2016

First look at my Invisalign journey

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I'm now 23 years old and I have had braces in my teenage years during high school, just like many others did. But, I didn't really take a good care after I took off my braces. Everyone is supposed to wear retainers at night even after their tooth is perfectly aligned for the rest of their lives. However, I didn't because I couldn't care less.

It was only after a year, my wisdom tooth started to grow against the tooth next to it. So it pushed the other tooth away and made my bottom teeth alignment is starting to become slightly messy. I began to find my old retainers but it couldn't fit anymore. So I thought I was going to get my teeth done after I removed my wisdom tooth when I'm ready.

I feel that I didn't have the perfect smile and I searched for a solution. It's either doing veneers or Invisalign treatment. I settled with Invisalign treatment because it's a more interesting way to 'design' my smile. With Invisalign, I can ask the doctor to adjust my bottom and upper teeth by a couple millimetres to achieve my desired smile.

This is perfect for me considering porcelain veneers don't last forever, and the fact that having it means I had to get a portion of my tooth structure removed, which is a much greater risk if it's not done perfectly.

Long story short, I made my first visit to Gigi Sehat Dental which is one of the Invisalign provider in Surabaya. My first impression when Dr Immilya introduced Invisalign and showed many end results was that this treatment is very promising. It suits my very active lifestyle and it's not visible at all! Which means it won't alter my current smile and I wouldn't be afraid of getting photographed with metal braces.

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I had my teeth mould and they are ready to be sent to Align Technology in the USA, the makers of Invisalign. My Invisalign clear aligners will be ready in 2 months and I will share more about it soon.
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If you have any questions regarding anything about Invisalign feel free to drop me an email!

April 10, 2016

SK-II: You don't have to be married by 25 featuring China Leftover women

How many women do you know that are above the age of 25 and not married? We might not think twice about it, but these women are labelled “Sheng Nu” in many parts of China. The literal translation of the term is “leftover woman”, denouncing women who are not yet married at this age, and associating them with being undesirable and desperate. In Singapore, we see that the marrying age is slightly above Indonesia. I have experienced living in both countries.

The fact that I have both families living in Singapore and Indonesia makes the new SK-II campaign represent my culture. In the third generation of my family, the girls married by 28, which is not as bad as what happens in China. But still, this campaign is really impactful to me and I guess.. some Independent women from other Asian culture out there. Watch it below.

As part of SK-II’s ongoing global #changedestiny campaign, SK-II captured the leftover women speaking up against this negative societal stigma and the pressure that comes with it. The video has gained immense traction, making the “leftover woman” an inspiration to all and a reminder to society of the power of a woman’s right to choose her path and take control of her own destiny.

Video courtesy of SK-II.
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