Daily Archives: April 29, 2011

Backstage Images of Batik Danar Hadi 2011 Fashion Show

Me and Paula Verhoeven

Batik Danar Hadi, the powerhouse label famously known of their batik collections just held a fashion show “The Glory of Batik” collaborating with five Indonesian foremost fashion designers: Oscar Lawalata, Carmanita, Ghea Panggabean, Hutama Adhi and Sapto Djojokartiko at The Ritz-Carlton Pacific Place, Jakarta, Indonesia on April 28th, 2011.

Each designers presented sixteen collections using the exquisite batik printed fabrics with their own imaginations. The fashion show made me love this beautiful cloth that traditionally uses a manual wax-resist dyeing technique even more! Of course we still have that ubër famous let’s-wear-batik-every-friday action, but it was more than that. It’s about appreciating our Indonesian heritage and take it to the next level! I bet you still remember how international designer, Dries Van Noten translated it to a chic collections for his Spring Summer 2010 show in Paris back in October 2009.

From the casual parang printed batik dresses by Oscar Lawalata (oh, don’t forget to check out those batik turbans!); the formal male collections by Danar Hadi Men; to the glamourous evening gowns with sequins and beads detailing by Sapto Djojokartiko, proves that the beautiful fabrics can be very versatile!

As usual, I made a visit to the backstage before and after the show to took pictures of my favourite subject : models. Twenty five female models and eight male models walked the runway with live performances from Lea Simanjuntak (in Danar Hadi and Hutama Adhi dresses), Marcel (wearing Danar Hadi and Carmanita), Rossa (in Oscar Lawalata and Sapto Djojokartiko) and Ruth Sahanaya (wearing Danar Hadi and Ghea Panggabean).

Some of the models who walked for the shows are Paula Verhoeven (one of my favourite); Christina (she proved that she’s a professional model by still walked the show even though she’s not feeling well. Get well soon dear!); Nadya; Tya; Dhining; Whulandary Herman (the winner of Best Fashion Model at the 2010 Fashion Asia Award in China); Frans (who’s also an actor); Thiago; Thomas (1st runner up of L-Men of The Year 2010); Karina; Masha; Sharlotta Senk; Ilmira (her actor husband, Teuku Zacky, also walked for the show) and JIM Models girls: Sarah, Pamela, Mega, Prinka, Filant and Ksenia (the main girl for Elle Indonesia 3rd anniversary editorials!)

Enjoy the images below and please forgive the blurry images. Art is way better in taking photographs but unfortunately he’s overseas at the moment. He’ll be back this October 😉

Amby of art8amby.






Tya and Nadia




Paula Verhoeven


Sharlotta Senk







Ksenia, Masha & Sharlotta Senk

Pray before the event


former model Arzeti Bilbina


Oscar Lawalata

Grand Finale

Sapto Djojokartiko Finale

Images by amby and via Sapto Djojokartiko

Givenchy Démesure Audacious Lashes Mascara Ad Campaign Preview

Liv Tyler photographed by Willy Vanderperre for the latest mascara range from Givenchy, Démesure Audacious Lashes.

Visit FTape for more details of the mascara that will be sold on July 2011.

Piaget Spring Summer 2011 Ad Campaign Preview

The famous Brad Goreski styled the new face of Piaget, 30 year old Jessica Alba who was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for the campaign.

Images via Models.com

Cameron Diaz for Elle UK June 2011

UPDATED MAY 04th 2011 : Added the better image of newsstands cover.

UPDATED MAY 01st 2011 : Added the subscriber cover photographed by Jan Welters and styled by Sasa Thomann.

We can’t wait for the better cover image of Cameron Diaz for Elle UK June 2011 because from this peek via TFS, she looks beautiful!

The last time we saw the 38 year old actress and former model on magazine covers was for the December issue of Elle France and November cover of Elle Japan.

Peek & Cloppenburg Summer 2011 Ad Campaign

Top model Tyson Ballou and actress Eva Mendes features on the Summer campaign of department stores Peek & Cloppenburg.

Images via Tyson‘s agency, Sight Management.

A.P.C Spring Summer 2011 Ad Campaign Preview

Marc Gyoury of Re:Quest photographed by Venetia Scott and art directed by Ezra Petronio for the Spring Summer 2011 campaign images of A.P.C

Images via Re:Quest blog.

Rosario Dawson for FHM Russia April 2011

Image via TFS.

Rosario Dawson by Sheril Nields

Vera Wang Lovestruck Fragrance Spring Summer 2011 Ad Campaign

Actress and singer Leighton Meester and top model Tommy Dunn photographed by Carter Smith for the Vera Wang Lovestruck campaign.

Image via Models.com

Alex Pettyfer for VMAN #22 Summer 2011

Mario Testino photographed Alex Pettyfer on the Summer 2011 cover of VMAN. The actor was styled by Elliott Smedley, hair by Marc Lopez and make up was done by Cedric Jolivet.

Images via Models.com

Katrina Kaif for Vogue India May 2011

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