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Featured Article: Backstage Images of Winning Mark 3 Grand Final


Hair and make up has always been THE most essential part in the world of beauty and fashion and it takes the creative mind of a true talent to produce an extraordinary ensemble.

‘In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.’ – Coco Chanel

And boy, do we fully understood what she meant when we attended the Grand Final of Winning Mark 3, a biennial make up and hair bridal competition held at the Grand Ballroom of Ritz-Carlton Mega Kuningan, Jakarta on Tuesday, May 29th 2012.

There were 10 finalist competing in each of the three categories – International, Traditional and Modern Wedding categories. Each of the finalist was handpicked and crowned the winner in their respective regions. At the event, they displayed their individual artistic make up and hair talents to their finest and impressed not only the judges with their creations but the audience alike.

While awating for the results to be announced only at the end of the show, the audience was treated to a visual feast by Indonesian make up extraordinaire, Qiqi Franky and Ave Sanjaya. As usual, the duo never failed to impress with their interpretations of hair and make up masterpieces. Ravishing Selma Abidin, who is returning on the catwalk scene after giving birth, open the show for Ave Sanjaya alongside other models in International Wedding gowns.

Next in line was a gorgeous model in a traditional Balinese ensemble followed by Whulan Dary Herman, 3rd runner-up of International Model Of The Year 2009 in her gorgeous gold dress and exquisite headpiece from Palembang. Top runway model, the elegant Laura Muljadi appear soon after in an Indian inspired dress and make up. Thomas Sebastian, Mister Indonesia International 2010 swept the ladies off his feet next with a display of his fine,chiseled body alongside other gorgeous model in an intricate Javanese wedding dress.

Runway veteran Nayla Alatas and Best Male Model in Asia Model Festival Award 2011, Hendy Bramantyo walked the runway next in a beautiful black velvet Solo wedding dress with gold embroideries. Ave Sanjaya kept the best for last with a dramatic sequence of Oriental male models (in Rinaldy A.Yunardy headpieces) fighting over two girls who wore lovely cheongsam dresses. The feud stops when an ” Empress”, played by Pantene spokesmodel Dominique Agisca Diyose, arrived on the runway.

Finally the result of the Grand Final Winning Mark 3 was announced and what’s impressive was Traditional and Modern category were won by the same person. Congratulations from us!

At a glance, we felt the event was a little too far streched, saved only by Ave Sanjaya and Qiqi Franky display of talents. Ave Sanjaya with his amazing skills in hair & make up and the gorgeous bridal costumes while Qiqi Franky, on the other hand with his mile-long Rapunzel braids, multiple cubes on Marcella Tanaya’s head and of course that “pirate-ship” hair do on Dara Warganegara!

Qiqi was also the artiste responsible for Katya Talanova’s colorful LT Pro head piece in the finale. Those fabulous make up done by him were matched equally with one-of-a-kind dresses from Sapto Djojokartiko and Tex Saverio (his dress were worn by Lady Gaga on Harper’s Bazaar US and on her Asian tour!). Anyway, if you are curious to see their creations..feel free to browse through or Facebook fanpage for more images taken at the backstage of the event.

Until next time, people!

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All images courtesy of art8amby.









Salvita DeCorte for dewi July 2011


UPDATED JULY 04th 2011: Added a better cover image of dewi July 2011 featuring model Salvita DeCorte wearing Louis Vuitton photographed by Luki Ali for lukimages styled by Karin Wijaya with hair and make up done by Qiqi Franky. Image via lukimages blog.

Salvita of B Management was photographed by Luki Ali of lukimages for the July cover of Indonesian monthly fashion publication, dewi.

Image via @dewimag


Backstage Images of Sunsilk Hair Studio Launching Event




Sunsilk Indonesia just launched Sunsilk Hair Studio yesterday with a blast show! Indonesian make up artist and hair stylist extraordinaire, Qiqi Franky, collaborated with seven prominent Indonesian fashion designers to showcased three outfits and seven hair trends for the event last night: Retro Red Carpet (on Ari Seputra), Upper East Ponytail (on Denny Wirawan), Perfect Waves (on Rusly Tjohnardi), First Lady (on Adesagi Kirana), Fierce Crop (on Jeffry Tan), Country Braids (on Barli Asmara) and Hollywood New Edge (on Sapto Djojokartiko).

After spent times in backstage to photographed the models–where Indonesian famous models such as Alannys Weber, Kimmy Jayanti and Monique shared the make up moment with new faces, Anastasia, Patricia and Adel–I rushed to the star studded event hosted by former model Aline Adita and Sari Nila (both in Adesagi Kirana) to watched the fashion show and live-on-stage hair styling by Qiqi Franky and performance by the stunning jazz singer, Dira Sugandi.

I also got a chance to snapped the revolutioner hair stylist, Jamal Hammadi, who once a protégé to the great Odile Gilbert slash the owner of the eco-friendly Hammadi Beauty and now collaborated with Sunsilk for their Black Shine range.

You can also view the seven display of seven dresses by the designers in front of Sunsilk Hair Studio located at Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, East Mall, Level 2 until July 31st, 2011.

Well, I think it’s time for you guys to enjoy the images from the event 😉

Amby.

Some of the images are via Sapto Djojokartiko‘s blog.

Alannys Webber


Jesslyn


Kimmy Jayanti


Monique


Natalia and Joanna

Ria and Oka in Denny Wirawan

Adel, Patricia and Camelie in Sapto Djojokartiko


Evi in Rusly Tjohnardi

Adel in Sapto Djojokartiko


Anastasia, Jesslyn and Kimmy Jayanti in Jeffry Tan


Enna in Rusly Tjohnardi


Hanna in Ari Seputra


Lita, Mona & Lina in Adesagi Kirana


Natalia in Barli Asmara


Patricia in Sapto Djojokartiko


Putri in Ari Seputra





Sunsilk Indonesia's ambassadors, Julie Estelle & Titi Kamal backstage prior to the event


Qiqi Franky & Lina

Aline Adita in Adesagi Kirana


Sari Nila in Adesagi Kirana

Actress and LUX Beauty Soap ambassador, Atiqah Hasiholan


Former MTV VJ and host, Cathy Sharon


Hairstylist, Jamal Hammadi, and Sunsilk Indonesia ambassador, Titi Kamal


Actor, Reza Rahadian


Actress, Rianti Cartwright


Sari Nila in Adesagi Kirana


Singer, Dira Sugandi in Sapto Djojokartiko

Sapto Djojokartiko finale


Rusly Tjohnardi finale


Jeffry Tan


Barli Asmara

Adesagi Kirana


Ari Seputra


Barli Asmara


Denny Wirawan


Jeffry Tan

Rusly Tjohnardi


Sapto Djojokartiko


ELLE Style Awards 2011


Well, it was my very first award show. Of course that year-end-awarding-event in high school doesn’t count! It feels great to just mingling, sipping wine and eat canapes (I do eat a lot, thank God to my great metabolism system) before the show started at 8.15 pm with a video presentation of Elle Indonesia‘s 3rd Anniversary fashion spreads with models Mateusz Rogenbuk (the March/April cover boy of Men’s Folio Indonesia) and the doll faced Ksenia Shapovalova (did you know that she was represented by Elite Milan?). Click here to visit the blog of Elle Indonesia‘s Associate Fashion Editor, Yoland Handoko, to see the superb fashion spreads of their 3rd Anniversary issue.

The first five awards of the night are Model of The Year – Kelly Tandiono (B Management) who looked so fresh in summer colored ensemble; Young Hairstylist of The Year – Tedza Syahriyal; Blogger of The Year – Michelle Koesnadi (the title will be ours next year, amen! LOL); Music Group of The Year – RAN (they also performed that night) and Woman Designer of The Year – Lenny Agustin who made an acceptance video due to her umrah to Mecca at the time.

Lenny Agustin presented five gold-ish looks and she was not the only designer held fashion show on the night. The others are Mel Ahyar/Luxurious Dream, Oka Diputra/Serenity Dream, Sapto Djojokartiko/Romantic Dream and Irsan/Surreal Dream. Edwan Handoko managed the choreography very well and the fabulous Qiqi Franky did the makeup. One of the highlights of the night was when Nien showed up from the opposite side of the runway and wearing a long-train kimono styled black dress. She walked gracefully and managed to presented the dress perfectly. Awesome!

The next five awards are Fashion Label of The Year – Danjyo Hiyoji; Young Make Up Artist of The Year – Husein Yunior; Young Photographer of The Year – Glenn Prasetya; Actress of The Year – Laura Basuki and Actor of The Year – Reza Rahadian. Teges Prita Soraya received a special award, Pond’s Woman of The Year and the much coveted award for Fashion Designer of The Year goes to our friend, Sapto Djojokartiko!! Congratulations mas Sapto, you deserved it!!

I’ll see you at ELLE Style Award 2012!

The 2011 ELLE Style Awards was held on Friday, April 29th 2011 at the new Citadines Hotel Sabang, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Amby of art8amby

Images by amby and via Sapto Djojokartiko.


The crowd



Blondes trio: Eugenia, Zoya & Masha at the make up and hair room


Nien, the girl who closed the fashion show in THAT Irsan dress!


Isabela & Priscilla posed after make up and hair


Yuni before the fashion show

Lenny Agustin fashion show


Mel Ahyar fashion show


Oka Diputra fashion show


Sapto Djojokartiko fashion show


Irsan fashion show


The long-train finale dress by Irsan

Music performance by Music Group of The Year winner - RAN


Model of The Year - Kelly Tandiono


Young Hairstylist of The Year - Tedza Syahriyal


Blogger of The Year - Michelle Koesnadi


Fashion Label of The Year - Danjyo Hiyoji


Pond's Woman of The Year - Teges Prita Soraya


Young Makeup Artist of The Year - Husein Yunior


Young Photographer of The Year - Glenn Prasetya

Actress of The Year - Laura Basuki

Actor of The Year - Reza Rahadian

Fashion Designer of The Year - Sapto Djojokartiko


Elle Indonesia's Editor In Chief - Adeline Juni Mewengkang


Model and Emcee of the night - Aline Adita


Elle Indonesia's Associate Fashion Editor - Yoland Handoko


Elle Indonesia's Beauty & Health Writer - Zefanya Deby Pangemanan


Former child singer and now a blogger, designer and stylist - Geofanny Jacobs Tambunan


Fashion designer - Ichwan Toha


Model of The Year 2011 - Kelly Tandiono of B Management


Actress of The Year 2011 - Laura Basuki


Miss Indonesia Universe 2008 - Zivanna Letisha Siregar


Bazaar Fashion Concerto 2010


I got the chance to attended the 2010 Bazaar Fashion Concerto at JCC Plenary Hall Jakarta on December 01st, 2010. The event was held every year since 2006 and this year was quite special because it’s also the celebration of Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia 10th Anniversary.

Crowd at entrance

They have 10 Indonesian designers with their fantastic designs that interpreted their imagination of Fashion and Technology just like this year’s theme : FASHIONTECH

Young talented Indonesia singer, Sherina Munaf are one of the performer on the show along with the extravagant Melly Goeslaw, the gorgeous Dewi Sandra, rocker Andy /RIF and the one and only Ubiet. Becky Tumewu was the host on that night while Andy Ayunir acted as Music Director.

The designers (with their collections name and make up & hair by) are :
Deden Siswanto – Great Galore – make up & hair by Donny Liem,
Sofie – Iconic Fluidity – make up & hair by Adi Adrian,
Kiata Kwanda – Sculptech – make up & hair by Jimmy Himawan,
Sally Koeswanto – The Extraterrestrial – make up & hair by Gusnaldi,
Wita for BIN House – Fabric In Motion – make up & hair by Qiqi Franky & Team,
Sapto Djojokartiko – Flysionaire – make up & hair by Philip Kwok,
Oka Diputra – Ré-Évolution – make up & hair by Michael Zimbalist,
Ari Seputra – Techno Afrique – make up & hair by Wim Soeitoe for KLEO Beauty,
Susan Budihardjo – The Glasses Pages – make up & hair by Qiqi Franky & Team,
Denny Wirawan – Eternal Revival – make up by Oscar Daniel hair by Hendro Revco.

This year’s show is the best in my opinion. From the theme, collections and the show executions. I was stayed on my seat until the show its over because they presented the great collections with a stunning presentations!!. The combination of techno music, great visual art and also the awesome runway presentations (noted that it was the works of Inet Leimena as show director and Panca Makmun as choreographer) made a FABULOUS show!!! My only distractions was 3 people that sat behind me. They chatted and commented all the way from the show started until the show ended with an annoying level of sound… Wish i could thrown something to them 😀

The Finale

I gotta say, my favorite collections are : Deden Siswanto with his love to local fabrics and Indonesian heritage (Paula Verhoeven looking fab with long silver cape as she closed his section!) he gave his signature collection with a twist. The dramatic collection of Sally Koeswanto where she knows how to dress a woman and make them feel sexy!! (the flowing gown is my favourite).
Sapto Djojokartiko’s structured and edgy designs was memorable!! He got his inspirations from “aeromodelling” where he combines wooden details and feminine fabrics such as tulle. One dress even have a wooden windmill on it and who can missed THAT finale dress worn by Bazaar Fashion Concerto 2010 face, Julia Jamil !! (some models wearing wood airplanes on their blonde beehives!).
Last but not least, Denny Wirawan with his military inspired collection (he used lots of red which is great for a different military look).

Sapto Djojokartiko


Denny Wirawan

Harper's Bazaar Indonesia Editor In Chief and former model, Izabel Jahja


Cosmopolitan Indonesia Editor In Chief, Fira Basuki

Too see the collections you have to be patient because Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia will featured the collections exclusively in fashion spreads in their future issue. And hopefully they will give a DVD just like the previous years so that everyone can see it also 😉

Amby from Art8amby.


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