Monday, October 15, 2012


I actually wanted to write "no time for photos, been busy" for the opening sentence of this post but I hit backspace because that's really boring even when that's the fact. *ps. I am so glad that I found these photos from July lurking in one of folders as I am short of photo stocks*. What's more funny is when I read my favorite blogs and I find that most bloggers write somekind of phrase that resembles "I've been busy lately.. got exciting projects.. or sorry I've been on hiatus". I couldn't help but scroll through my own posts and I've been writing that phrase for a long time as well (my to-do list only gets longer, no kidding.)

Lately, I've been disappointed by certain companies who don't take bloggers seriously. I am not sure how the system works overseas but over here, I feel like we are the "free promoters". I understand that we may not have a company or fancy smancy offices but we are humans who put effort into our blog posts just like how news/fashion/etc reporters would in their articles. Blogs don't just poof out of a cloud.. Layouting takes time, emails take time.. building a twitter audience is also another thing.. I don't reply comments as diligent as I used to but I give kuddos to those who can reply the 100th comments on a single post (try blog walking with Indonesia's slow connection).. and for myself, I spend a total amount of 4-5 hours (sometimes more) for just a single post. Not to mention that most of us also have a day job or are still dealing with assignments from our teachers. Anyway, my point is : blogging takes time.

From that amount of time we bloggers put into, we do want a better reward and compensation than just an item/exposure. We're not always after some money but offering a more mutually beneficial collaboration scheme would be much more appreciated. Through conversations, I've learned that many bloggers don't have the guts to say no. I know what it was like because I felt bad when I rejected a company during my early days as a blogger. But now, I have learned to say no when offers aren't up to my bartering standards (note : saying no is not a bad thing as long as you're polite - see here for info). Perhaps most bloggers coming from Indonesia haven't spoken out about this issue out of their head. But I feel that it's time that our work gets appreciated and rewarded in a more appropriate way.
I paired my favorite leather pants with sweeter pieces like the sequin peter pan collars and baby pink blouse from Velvet which has little pleats on the seams !
Velvet blouse, ASOS sequined collars (similar here), Patrizia Pepe leather pants (similar here), Chanel bag, Beatrix Ong shoes



Carissa said...

agree with your post mich :) people should really respect bloggers, anw, love your bag!


Fashionista said...

You look stunning! I love your pants!

g.ta said...

lovely outfit!! love your Chanel bag..=`)


Calita Hin said...

u look great! love the blouse :)

Heather said...

LOVE your top and your pants!

O and i totally agree with how some companies treat bloggers. We have the same problem over here in the states as well.

Pop Champagne said...

lovely outfit! it's been a while since i commented (but i do read your blog religiously!) over here it's the same with companies and blog, they think that blogging is free and they expect free promotion from bloggers, they don't understand that it takes time and effort to edit the photos and write up the post. and time = money. unfortunately some bloggers will do it for free resulting in companies continue to behave the way they do. it's a vicious cycle.

Living_in_aShoe said...

your bag is gorgeous!

Gabriella Olivia said...

totally agree ci :')
i love your shoes anyway <3

Tara said...

cute channel bag, the photos looks so great :)

Michelle said...

I agree that bloggers should be more appreciated :) Love your outfit!

The Daydreamer said...

I totally agree with you. there's one company too who's been collaborating with me but they seems don't take it seriously and it's so annoying -,-

Cathy said...

Well, well said! Gorgeous the fit on those leather pants!

Veren Lee said...

the sunnies & bag are my faves from this outfit.

and what you wrote here is really true.. I'm busy as a student, I try hard to reply e-mails as soon as possible but there are some people who send me e-mails, I reply them, but they don't reply back and it annoys me a lot . It's just so unprofessional (most indonesians did this. geez) :((((

Alita Claudia said...

lovely bag :))

Caroline Susanto said...

I felt the same way as you and they really don't offer much T.T btw, love your bag.


Kelly Ann said...

I absolutely love this photo!

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Sesilia Anastasia said...

yeahh, what you said is so true ci! Blogging takes time and people should have appreciated bloggers.. nice bag by the way!

Vicky said...

This look is great! Love it!
From Paris with love, Vicky

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Miccy said...

*please mind the CAPS :O

oh and good luck for the Axis nominating!! :)

check mine too!


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Mitha Komala said...

i do agree! there is actually someone who talked about a blogger just because that blogger didnt want to be sponsored by that someone, that someone said that blogger is picky and stuff like that. anyways love the outfit, you look gorgeous ci mich! xx

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Karina Dinda R. said...

Loveee your leather pants so much! :)

Karina Dinda R. ♥