Daily Archives: February 18, 2013

Featured Article: Indonesia Fashion Week 2013 – Melinda Looi Couture


Kuala Lumpur-born fashion designer, Melinda Looi showcasing one of her labels (the other two are Melinda Looi Prêt-à-Porter and MELL) in the recently held Indonesia Fashion Week 2013, last Thursday.

The three times Designer of The Year recipient (two from Malaysian International Fashion Week, and one from Mercedes Benz Stylo Fashion Awards) wowed the guests at Jakarta Convention Center with her folkloric, gypsy girl meets African queen collection. Chiffon, animal prints, lace, satin, and textured fabrics were her choice of fabrics. The shapes were loose and flowing, but somewhat still exudes the feeling of sexy, sultry and fierceness as top names Kimmy Jayanti, Dominique Agisca Diyose, Christina Borries, Putri Sulistyowati, Katya Talanova, Ilmira Usmanova, and Reti Ragil amongst other models walked on the wide runway that evening.

Looi, who graduated from La Salle School of Fashion in Montreal, Canada, completed the bold looks with equally bold accessories. Multiple strands necklaces, big glamourous earrings, multicolored turbans, chunky bracelets, and striking antlers headpiece and arm bangles. See the complete runway looks on our Facebook fanpage, and get ready to be blown away!

You can also read our previously posted reviews of Rudy Chandra, Jeanny Ang Couture, and Kraton by Auguste Soesastro.

Please do not reproduce any images without permission. All images are courtesy of art8amby.









Featured Article: Indonesia Fashion Week 2013 – Rudy Chandra


Parisian chic with Indonesian twist. Perhaps that’s the perfect words to describes the latest collection from Rudy Chandra, that was presented last Thursday during Indonesia Fashion Week 2013, at Jakarta Convention Center.

The designer used lots of chiffon crepe, silk satin, jacquard, gabardine, batik from Pekalongan, and combined it with 40s and 50s silhouettes, such as A-line skirts and dresses + chic details like gloves and playful ponytails. Peplum accents, pipe trousers, and pencil skirts were also shown quite oftenly in the collection. He completed the looks with ropes embroideries (symbolizing that women can be soft, vulnerable yet strong and powerful at the same time), to make it even more distinctive.

With the use of bronze, champagne, brown, and black as the main color palettes (with few looks in blue), Rudy Chandra managed to created a glamour, elegant, yet feminine collection, as intended.

Browse through the gallery in our Facebook fanpage to see the complete runway images from the fashion show. You can also read our previously posted reviews of Jeanny Ang Couture and Kraton by Auguste Soesastro.

Please do not reproduce any images without permission. All images are courtesy of art8amby.







Saskia de Brauw for Vogue Korea March 2013


Dutch model Saskia de Brauw looks so soft and serene on the latest cover of Vogue Korea, celebrating their 200th issue.

Click here to view last year cover featuring Karlie Kloss, here for 2011 cover with Tang Wei and Hyun Bin, and here for 2010 cover with Kim Tae Hee.

Image via Glossy Newsstand.


Cameron Diaz for Interview Russia March 2013


Awful hair, Cammy!

Images via Glossy Newsstand.



Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign


Hilary Rhoda looks amazing in the campaign!

Image via TFS.


Valentina Zelyaeva for Elle Russia March 2013


Russian catwalker Valentina Zelyaeva is featured on the March covers of her homeland Elle, photographed and styled by Kayt Jones and Daria Anichkina respectively.

Click here to view last year covers featuring Natalia Krauchanka, here for 2011 cover with Bar Refaeli, and here for 2010 covers with Anne Vyalitsyna and Maryna Linchuk.

Images via Glossy Newsstand.



Jessica Paré for Elle Quebec March 2013


Image via Who’s Dated Who.


Rooney Mara for Interview March 2013


Academy Award-nominated actress Rooney Mara wears a dress from Calvin Klein Collection Spring Summer 2013 on the March cover of Interview magazine, that was photographed stunningly by Mikael Jansson.

Click here to view last year cover featuring Katy Perry, here to view 2011 cover featuring Amanda Seyfried, and here for 2010 cover featuring Lara Stone.

Image via Glossy Newsstand.


Ashton Kutcher for Esquire US March 2013


Nigel Parry photographed the other cover of Esquire US’ March issue featuring actor Ashton Kutcher. Click here to view the other bold cover.

Click here to view last year cover featuring Kate Upton and Jon Hamm, here for 2011 cover with Liam Neeson, and here for 2010 cover with Leonardo DiCaprio.

Image via TFS.


Abby Brothers for Elle Italia March 2013


Click here to view last year cover featuring Lakshmi Menon, here for 2011 cover with Tasha Tilberg, and here for 2010 cover with Tori Praver.

Image via TFS.


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