Tuesday, January 13, 2015


First post in 2015 ! Last couple years I usually do somekind of a recap post, but since I have not been blogging diligently, I think clicking the 'older post' button wouldn't be much of a problem for all of you (that is if you're still interested in my archives of course!)
What was interesting in 2014 was that it was one of those years I had a drastic hair change (only happened 3x in my life -this one included-FYI) Once I got I bob in high school, which I thought was horrific.. then a medium length cut in 2013, which grew out into my normal length pretty fast despite the fact I had regular trims. I don't think that I uploaded the 'change' onto the blog, but I knew I did on Instagram. you can call this as a late update I presume.. Midyear, I finally got the guts to color my hair after considering 'will it be brittle? will it look brassy?" for 100x at least. I hoped for a really soft ombre anyway, so going 1-2 shades lighter wouldn't be hair-treathening at all I thought. I sat down with a colorist my friend had recommended me one afternoon. I saw the oozing red cream as he squeezed it out of the tubes. I didn't panic because I trusted my friend and the stylist anyway. We both thought that my hair type wouldn't absorb color in easily so we left it in slightly longer and bam, when we washed it out, it came out Ariel Red.
Since I'm not a fan of those bright and loud hair colors, duh of course I panicked. I mean I liked it but it's not really me, and I wouldn't want it permanently. I know some people would be incredibly happy if they got that bright red (especially when no bleach was involved!) So, I sat again in my colorist's chair darkening my ends. At this point, I was pretty damn sure that my hair will be fried.. I thought it was just hair though I could just chop it off.. but I was wrong, my hair still came out healthy. but ! it still wasn't that dark.. and today's photos was where my hair was at that "middle stage".

Friday, December 12, 2014


You know the nice thing about blogs is how we can evaluate the changes in our lives through our posts. Whether it's style-wise (from dorky to chic -amen-).. photo-wise.. or in my case, from dating to married and to becoming a mom. Up until today, I've never written about any baby products because mainly... I prefer writing about something that still has the style aesthetics Glister and Blisters is used to.. and when it comes to baby bits and bobs, I prioritize functionality over style (except for my son's clothes! I put a jacket on him even if it's hot *evil mommy grin*) So I thought there is no point of babbling about 'useful' baby products when you can find mountains of reviews online already. Today's one exception though !

Because.... my favorite pushchair brand, Bugaboo, (not that I have a second pushchair LOL.. but I have tried others that belonged to my friends) has just released their fourth collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation. Even before Bugaboo contacted me, I purchased my own Bugaboo Bee based on my interest and likes, so this is proof that I wrote "favorite" not because I am sponsored. My Bee has never had any form of facelift so it was exciting to be able to get my hands on their Marilyn Monroe set (yup, we get the canopy AND a matching tote bag!) early. I know some of you might give me that "hmmm Marilyn Monroe for a boy? selfish mom" look... Well, since the prints are repetitive and the background base is black, I didn't really get the 'girly' feel too much.. But If you still disagree with me, not to worry.. Bugaboo's still got 3 other prints for this 4th collaboration.

Monday, November 10, 2014


a little update better than no update ! actually, I am liking the less photos kinda thing right now.. However, I always have trouble narrowing down to which photos I should upload ! I'm uploading this during a meeting, so see you soon !

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


One day in September... In the midst of our busy schedules, we managed to pull off this mini series of photos for LOFT 20 (find out more about it by following it on Instagram : @LOFT_20)... And God must have been on our side that day.. From the nice security guys whom for once didn't expect any form of tipping... Beautiful sun resulting beautiful flares... the happy hormones that swooshed through our veins as we review the photos from the little camera displays.. and last but not least, no traffic at all that day!

photographed by Calvin of Moreno Photography // Concept by Jo Widira // All dresses and wardrobe by LOFT 20

Thursday, September 18, 2014


I can't say enough thanks for my first few clients who trusted me in taking over their campaign and catalog stylings. I mean, back then... I haven't quite graduated from uni.. I had ZERO portfolio work. ZERO real-life sighting on how a stylist/photographer works (let alone being a stylist/photographer myself).. and Instagram might have existed but it was still the Blackberry age in Indonesia.. So, it was only my blog that existed. But yet again, a handful of clients believed in me.

SHOPATVELVET was one of those peeps (see my first work for them here!). I still remembered how awkward and nerve racking it was for me to meet them after I was recommended (yes !!! recommended !! such a 'jackpot' word and moment for me). Truthfully, I was scared. Thoughts scrambled through my head : "what if I sucked? what if they regret hiring me? what if I screwed up and everything looks shit? this is their promotional material girl !!! it's not school grades where you can retake any failed classes"... Yes, I am one of those panic peeps. But, I still took the plunge. and Guess what? Fast forward three years now, I am still rummaging through piles of their clothes before each photosession and dear Lord, I can't imagine having another job...

While I may only blog every couple of months, Glisters and Blisters is still my baby. I am not as excited to be infront of the camera as I used to be. However, this blog has bridged myself to the things I now do for a living. Blogging only started off as a fun thing but I never expected this. I do like to dream big but I never expected big things.. because, when you expect the rain to simply stop but you got sunshine and rainbow instead, you will be thankful instead of disappointed. slight pessimism? well, depends on your point of view.

So my 'lesson' for you all today (and tomorrow and whenever you read this), take that plunge. Believe in yourself. Work your ass off, have confidence and patience !! Remember that Nothing great comes for free. and if you feel like you're failing, take a look at babies and count how many times they fall and tumble while trying to walk/stand.

*ps dont forget to check the rest of the pics of the lookbook I style and photographed for shopatvelvet last month*