Monday, November 8, 2010


ive been sick all weekend. I did feel better on saturday, but went out at night, and so the fever came back again. these photos were shot during the week right before I headed for class. white shirt and light washed denim is one of my "uniforms" when I cant be bothered to pick something out in the morning. These bowler shoes were a gift from the lovely owner of Wondershoe. I love them sooooooo much ! they're so comfy that I can treat them like my running shoes. its also a good way to rest my legs from high heels every now and then in a stylish way :)
club monaco shirt, madewell denim shorts, ysl bag, wondershoe bowler shoes.

meanwhile, do enjoy the first part of my question and answer thingi from a couple posts before ! there's still more coming in the way :)

 how is ur hair so amazing and volumized and healthy?
*thanks* hmm my hair care is very basic . I use either herbal essences or l'oreal for my shampoo. then I have this korean hair tonic thing to keep my hair intact with the scalp. and that's it ! one tip I can give is, USE LESS HOT TOOLS ! definitely made my hair better :) some natural texture is great too.

What's the brand and shade of the black lipstick you wore in the "Midnight Media" post?
Midnight Media by MAC

what is your skin care routine?
I swear by SK-II products. They make my face glow even on 3 hour sleeps. I switch to NuSkin's Clear Action toner and creams when I get my occasional break outs.

What's your favorite makeup products?
Benefit Erase Paste (for undereye circles), Makeup store Eazy Cover in Red for red blotches, iD Bare Minerals foundation and powders, MAC Blush in Peaches (universally flattering for ALL skin tones), Chanel Iminitable mascara (best waterproof mascara ever and very good for stubby straight asian lashes).

Have you ever thought of doing a beauty blog one day? I've seen some fashion bloggers doing beauty posts, vice versa. I'm actually interested in seeing you posting one.
YES OF COURSE :) i'll definitely do this when I have the time to prepare one.

How do you stay fit?
I try my best to go to the gym at least 2x a week, eat healthy, and drink lots of water. I eat alot of vegetables and high fiber foods (fiber one makes the best cereals). and I rarely "drink" calories (ie. fruit juices, sodas, etc) except for Starbucks :P I always go for skim milk though..

i have a penchant for japanese delicacies.. they make great tasting sweets & chocolates, but in low calorie.. genius
what's your fave resto/cafe to hang out, chill, and talk with friends in jkt?
Tough one.. Probably either pepenero (cheap and good), cork and screw, or just even the cliche Starbucks :) also love the atmosphere of the new place, Pesto at Thamrin 9 Podium. The pasta is pretty good there..

What's your favorite food?
I could make a 100 page list with this.. haha.. I like anything really, just as long as it's not too spicy. The most spicy food I can eat are like those instant noodles spicy level :) my favorite foods are Japanese and Italian. I'm a sucker for noodle, pasta, and sushi rice !

What's your favorite ice cream?
Gelare's Banana Walnut, Dermaga Cafe's Bailey's ice cream, Baskin Robins mint chocolate chip, Cream & Fudge Cookie Dough, and Haagez Daasz Green Tea :D

Favorite drink at Starbucks?
Green Tea Latte, java chip frappucino, and toffee nut latte in Christmas season :)

Where are you from?
I'm from Indonesia (Jakarta specifically).. and I'm a Chinese decesdant

How old are you?
18 this year... (the cake photo was from my 18th birthday)

Where do u live and what college do you attend?
I get this question alot. and this is a very private issue for me.

What will you do after you graduate? Seems like you graduate at such a young age.
I want to pursue my interest in photography and fashion furthermore. I've taken several freelance photo jobs and I really love doing that ! I don't even feel it's like work to me. To be paid, or not paid, I don't mind about that at the moment. I care about the valuable experience I get. I don't like the idea of learning in a classroom. I don't think textbooks and lectures are that important as your work experience.

What is ur dream job?
any kind of freelance work. I hate going to the office (especially when I have to battle Jakarta traffic). It'd be nice if I could become a photographer or one of those full time bloggers, who just blog for a living :)

Do you think you classify yourself as a fashion blogger? Or are you more of a lifestyle blogger?
I guess I'm more of a fashion blogger as my blog content is very fashion related. But I do give a smidge of my own life to my readers because a to me, a blog is like an online diary :)
that's me and my cousin sipping the BEST (and i mean it..) xiao long bao at Nan Xiang, Shang-Hai during our winter holidays in 2007.
Do you have any siblings? If yes, a brother or sister? and if not, how do you feel when you're lonely?
I'm an only child. The truth is I never feel lonely. I'm such a busy body ever since I'm a kid. I had all sorts of lessons from piano, violin, organ, drum, drawing, dance, wushu (some chinese martial art thing), and more.. So I never felt bored or anything. I'm always occupied with things I can do :)

Besides fashion, photography, and food, what other things captured your interest?
nothing much. I had soooo many things I was interested back when I was little, and I'm trying to narrow them down so I can really focus on the things I like.

how do you think the fashion in Indonesia nowadays?
I think it's going through a big phase at the moment. Indie brands, Jakarta Fashion Week more "out there", the Brightspot Market, etc. I'm happy that fashion is now something that can be considered as a "valid job" whereas before, people think fashion is just a hobby for dumb girls who like clothes. To those people who still think that, they should try learning Fashion Business or Fashion Design, and they'll know what the industry is really like.

what is the quality you like most about yourself?
I'm a hard-worker, I don't give up until I reach my targets, and I stand up for my believes. I also love that I can sorta blend in with alot of people groups (or maybe I should be thankful for being a Gemini for that quality? ;)
that's me when I was in 9th grade (about 4 years ago..) with my friend and the french teacher from NJIS.. considering of going back to those heavy bang days..
which school did u go in high school?
I spent most of my school life at North Jakarta International School (klp Gading), and I "completed" my school duties at The British International School (in which I only spend a year and a half before moving on to college)



VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Your style in the first photos is so gorgeous! Well done, i love ur blog :)

Fashion Rehab said...

I love the pictures, especially the first one!!

ps: cute shoes! and hope you get well soon!


Those shoes make me not want to wear heels and that is sayin something. I hope you feel better soon Michelle! Take care of yourself =) x

projectvee said...

this was an interesting read :)
cute shoes in your outfit,

Turquoise and Lily said...

mich, i love your bag and OMG, are you still 18? you are still so young anyway.. :)

michellehendra said...

hey love! i love you :) you look pretty with that bowler shoes.. :D aw aw aw.. exactly 3 weeks before we reunite! :) i was wondering if we could meet that day! siapa aja yang lagi di jakarta pas gw pulang beb?

Liz said...

I hope you feel better! and I love java chip frappucino, they are so yum.



Beny Ricardo Sadewo said...

Awwww Michele!!!!! the shoes looks so guhreat on you ^^, hmmph i though about to wear it too... hihi..

Beny Ricardo Saedewo

John B. Marine said...

I'm not usually crazy about oxford shoes, but those are cute on you. Your pictures and looks are totally wonderful. Keep up the great work! You're a beautiful young lady with exceptional pictures and great fashion sense. By the way, hope you feel better from being sick.

btd. said...

Amazingly awesome pictures once again! So cute. :) said...

I hope you feel better! Love your shoes a lot!

A Lot Like Fashion said...

Those shoes are lovely! :) Take care!

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Princess S said...

Get better ! I love your shoes. those are a keeper :)

janettaylor said...

Hope you feel better soon, darling!


Karina Pricilla said...

nice shoesssss and bag!
im taking fashion marketing by the way :)

faboosh baboosh.

jemina said...

What a fabulous Q&A, this is a great way to know more about you dear. Sorry to hear that you are under the weather, hope you are OK now :), LOVE that Wondershoe shoes, and you look stunning as always :)

Keep in touch and Take Care Sweetie

HiFashion said...

Hope you feel better soon.

Love the outfit. The shoes are incredible.

And thanks for answering these questions. It's always wonderful when you get to know your favourite bloggers a bit better.

silviasiantar said...

babe, does the benefit erase paste really work? I'm using makeup forever HD full cover but I think the coverage is not perfect yet.

Anyway you and your little baby sister look incredibly adorable sipping xiao long bao!


christine shelley candrawinata said...

very interesting and amazing
love your photos..

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thanks :)

thewhitecamera♥ said...

I love your shoes! And wow, I thought you were just 16! :O

Schnappy said...

Hy! I like your shoes! So pretty photos! :)

joninel said...

love your shoes :D nice answers too

Lia Waroka Putri said...

simply cool outfit! omg Im really with you with the statement "the most spicy food I could eat is spicy instant noodle! xDD

dred said...

those are really cute shoes. heels or no heels, babe, you are still beautiful. you have such lovely and inspiring photographs, you're photography will take you places. :)

Dressing Up For Me said...

Interesting details about you and yes, the less you do something to your hair the better. :)

Those shoes are adorable!

Keziiaiueo said...

Really cute shoes! And i heart it!

vdcouture said...

great questions and answers, hope you'll be getting better and post another awesome outfits :)


Karoline said...

Grrl, I've missed your blog!

beautifuldisaster236 said...

Hello there! i love reading the post!
you're a kind person,surely you will have a beautiful life!

>Missy S The Thrifty wishful-Fashionista

Tiffany said...

well, i'm greek american, now living in greece...where you celebrate your name day rather than your birthday, but i celebrate them both on the same day since my b-day's on jan. 5th and my name day on the 6th!
mum makes home-made cake and friends and family gobble it up :P
i don't really have a special beauty routine, moisturizer daily and a cleansing mask about once a month...
i love those shoes! so cute and preppy!

Bog-Bog said...

Interesting post :-)
Those shoes are amazing, my sister would kill for them :-)

lalita tian said...

nice shoes, mich :)
get well soon yah!

She is Sara said...

Cute shoes! I love them! Oh and I so want that cake!!

janet said...

enjoyed reading your new post :)
nice to know you more!
keep blogging to inspire people :D <3

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Thank you for the comment ;) Yes the couple is going for a prewed shot ;)

Leia said...

Nice to learn a bit more about you :) hope you feel better darling xx


Shoe Splurge said...

loving this getting to know you entry!

Good luck with your studies :)

Lucy said...

lindas fotos, gracias por compartir toda esa informacion.


Erika said...

Sick or not, you look gorgeous as per usual, Michelle! I hope that you are feeling better!! :)

Mesmerize said...

You look wonderful! You aresoo pretty:)

Ohhh and good luck with your studies:)

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Love the black and white shoes!
Great photos. Hope you feel better.

Iulia Romana said...

I think you already know how ADORABLE and SUPERCALIFRAGELISTICEXPIALIDOUCIAS are the shoes :X:X:X

dennicapearl said...

i cant get over how amazing those shoes are :] !!!

<3 dennica pearl
- through the eyes of a pearl
- vintage shop

Zarna said...

hope you feel better! those shoes are really really lovely!


Sian said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog =D I really love your shoes in this post, they look so comfortable and stylish =)

TheMadTwins said...

what an amazing interview :) I love it ^__^ I hope you become what you wanna be later :) and I hope you become a model ^___^ I'm already looking forward to it :)
beautiful pictures again, and I wished I had such a lovely birthday cake O___O

Couture Carrie said...

Hi gorgeous!
Fun interview and pics ~ lovely to learn a bit more about you!

Hope you are feeling better :)


Venus In Virgo said...

sorry you had a fever but glad you feel better :) And you should be wearing flats more now as to make yourself more comfortable and not slip! Take care of your health in the state your in... i enjoyed reading everything you posted about yourself and Happy Belated Birthday!
I would love to try some of those dainty Japanese treats from your photos,looks good XOXO

Evelyn Halim said...

Dear Michelle, happy birthday dear..
Wish you all the best and have a great day on your beautiful oxford shoes.
I'm in INTO City, its a business foundation actually.
Visit me here! lol.


Ayanna Michelle said...

Your style always looks so effortless. Amazing. I love the shoes as well! Great interview, too =)

Quench Fab

Lizz Styleitinheels said...

omg Thoses shoes are SO cute!!! :D

and thank you for answering my question Michelle! I'm deff going to try to upload them from Fliker now! :)


wulanasihsetyarini said...

aw... nice Q and A post michelle..
u're talented person and so young..

keep up the good work darl, and i believe you can reach what u're dreaming of.


Marcella Cornelia said...

nice photoshoot.

u look so cute at this :D

KD faustino said...

fierce shoes!!

The Backseat Stylers said...

Those shoes are badass!!! Absolutely adore them.

Faboulista said...

once again beautiful photos. i am always amazed by your talented photographer. the brogues are some of the best i have seen. a very very special pair.


hope you're feelin better , girl.

those shoes are so awesome but i would be scared to get them dirtyy.


Eva Silviana said...

I love the photos in this post :D Lo beda bgt ya mich dari dulu sama yang sekarang! You look so much gorgeous now!!!

andres suliano said...

hey michelle. always love your photos.

and, indeed, i shoot nina the other day :D.
i cant say im surprised you know her, considering you guys are both fashion blogger.

thanks for checking my humble blog michelle.

p.s: you should consider getting a short-twiggy-bob haircut. it'll look marvelous on ya

Imogen said...

WOW your shoes are incredible! I wish I had those shoes so much. They are perfect. They look so effective with the black and white photos. I also love the picture of you at the end, as gorgeous as ever.

Amalia Hani said...

i love your shoes..
and your story inspire me..

AlvianaKalin said...

it is kinda weird to see you without But the oxford shoes is very cute!! and I have also tried the big xiaolongbao. :p

Isabel said...

i need to buy some SKII products but i think it will b super expensive in north america

Diva Putri said...

lovely outfit michelle!
and i've just known if you are only one year older than me :D


Anna said...

Great insight. U look v chic casual too

chaoskontrolowany said...

Cute shoes;)

Audrey Allure said...

Your shoes are so cute!

Sophie said...

Those shoes are very cute! Thanks for sharing the answers to these questions, it is always nice to get to know the girl behind the blog. xo

Bee said...

wow, the cake!
awesome shoes :)

crazy pig said...

Very interesting post! You are really naturally beautiful, you could do some beauty video, it would be great :)
and I try not to drink calories, too, I think that water is the basis...

and the bangs really fits you <3

Bionica said...

Hey Michelle
hope you are feeling better girl
omg those shoes are so very nice
and I love the qs on the post =)


Sanny said...

Cute shoes! Envy your make-up collection! Get well soon, darl (: Glad to be able to learn a little bit more about yourself from that Q&A.

Have a delicious day! (:

Sanny's Head to Heart

{ I V Y } said...

cutest shoes! i want them!

FashionJazz said...

Loved your post! I am also an only child and I get asked questions all the time: ) Love your shoes too! Mwah xx

diana! said...

i think it's my first time i see you without heel mich.tetep keren

Bella Francisca said...

love your wondershoe's shoes ci mich :D you're still look gorgeous without heels. and simple but nice outfit!

xoxo, missingbee?

Cris said...

Aw thanks for posting the questions and answers on your questionaire. I love the shoes...the black and white flats look very good with your entire outfit! Love coming to your blog! Take care sweetie!


KcomeKarolina said...

great pics1 happy b-day! mine is tomorrow :D
i just bumped into your blog! love it!

xoxo from rome

Pop Champagne said...

love your outfit in the previous post, and nice answers to your questions, I feel I know so much more about you now :)

Fitri said...

hope you'll be getting better ,soon

Astriela said...

get well soon :)
and it's always great to know more about others ;)
and as usual, i'm killed by those shoes...pretty!

The Stylish Nomad said...

Loving the oxfords! Your attitude in photos is awesome, I'm so camera shy! What camera do you use?


Call Us Mesdemoiselles said...

aww love your oxfords! i hope you're feeling better!

We love the sweet life said...

Thanks for sharing with us!!

I love the ysl bag in the first pictures. Very nice. xoxo

agnes said...

Tu es magnifique, j'aime beaucoup tes photos, et j'adore ton blog.
Super Interview

you read my article "with all my heart", a dedication for you

Nora said...

great outfit as always chelle! jarang2 liat lo pake baju nyantai begitu. :))


Heather said...

I drool over your ysl bag and wondershoe bowler shoes. Seriously fabu.

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ediot said...

hi darling. what an enjoyable post. sorry about you being sick lately though. hope you're well now.
LOVE those bowler shoes.
i try to keep things private on my blog too- especially when sad things happen.. i want my blog to be a place for positivity.
have a good week darling

Caroline said...

Those shoes are really lovely! I hope you're feeling loadsss better soon! Great photos :) xxxx

Victoria said...

FUN post !! :) U look gorgeous on all the pictures- as usual :)

**OnYxStA** said...

love those brogues!!! need them in my life!!

Beverley said...

awesome blog! i love your Q&A, so detailed, i enjoyed reading it! and your style is impeccable, especially love all the photos on your blog :) definitely need to start following you!

Adeline Yang said...

and japanese food mostly have a perfect packaging. very fun even just to look at them :9
great post! :) said...

I love your style and I look at you like a model whenever I see your pictures because you are a natural! I love your shoes. Good Luck:)