|April 18, 2014||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Eyeshadow Illustrations, Personal Shares, Tips that Will Help Your Life|
We’re lost in the woods, I get it. We’re entrapped within the very boundaries of what’s right and what we think is right, I get it. Boyfriend high on pills and abusive? Totally get it (not really, sorry).
Art gives everyone the promise of escaping, eluding the dreadful dramatory (short for drama purgatory) that is life. Your best friend backstabbed you? You paint. Your lover dissed you for that ho with the visible thong? You make crafts to sell on Etsy. Your achievement escaped you? You write about the newest Alexander Wang >< H&M collab.
Point is, the only one thing that comforts your soul better than the chocolate chip mint ice cream is art. All form of art. All kinds of contexts of art. Be it personal, commercial, or whatever, you know one thing: you found your dramatic venture through creativity.
And don’t you say no.
-The Dilly Chic-
|March 29, 2014||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Eyeshadow Illustrations|
Now now, my long overdue absence doesn’t mean I’m vanishing from the eyeshadow illustration world altogether. The insecurities and displease still attack from time to time, but hey that’s none of your business because this blog ain’t gonna talk about my emotions and personal life and all dat stuff!
Onto the gem then, this one is taken from Schuman’s photograph looooooong ago. I honestly can’t remember when I saw it and when this pic was posted on The Sartorialist. Hence, the vague title name. But if anybody recalls who this woman is or what street this photograph is taken from, that would be golden peach!
-The Dilly Chic-
|March 19, 2014||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Uncategorized|
Disclosure: This is an endorsed post, however all commentaries and opinions are exclusively my own.
2014 is a good time to start with sexy dresses, no? Okay. What I caught would totally change your opinion. As I once read in someone’s blog (a good friend’s blog, The Creative Bent by Swati), feeling sexy and good about yourself is a wonderful way to empower ourselves. Sure sweaters and unwashed jeans are comfortable to the core for daily reality catches, but from time to time you will tire yourself thinking that it is all you can do, and when that time comes you would wish you’ve put more effort into yourself. You would’ve wished you started revamping yourself sooner than later. And you would want to feel sexy, feel empowered, yes that will happen at one point, don’t cry about it.
That’s why I was pretty much super interested in looking at dresses lately. That’s about time when I started looking at Victoria’s Dress (you can access it at http://www.victoriasdress.co.uk), and I loved it. While on my stay there I went up and look for a variety of dresses; unique prom dresses, wedding dresses; and those sexy evening dresses. I wouldn’t mind one bit grabbing one of those just for the sake of having fun (yay!).
Of course, there’s plenty more to look at if you would just click at that yummy link above. Anyways, back to sexy dresses. The matter about sexy dresses is that a certain color can only be flattering on certain height, skin colors, or body types. SO, in that regard, I especially pick out the especially magical color of black! Black suits everyone, everything, and every kind of age and so on. If I may expose a bit about myself, the most dominant color of my wardrobe is black, navy and pastel, with black being the alpha dog of my closet. If I am an expert (which I obviously am) and you would like an advice in choosing that special occasion dress, I would definitely advise you to get a dress in black. It’s sexy and neutral at the same time, and I assure you no other color can do quite the same.
So here goes my favorite black dresses
Another comment I could add about evening dresses is the fact that the A-Line type is my favorite. They flow gorgeously on everyone and even though you’re a petite or just plain short, the train would still be adequate for you to look sexy in it without overwhelming your body. Ball gowns or mermaids can look equally stunning given that you’re tall or the dress is custom fitted for your body. But otherwise, definitely go for A-Lines, they rarely go wrong (in my expert view of course).
So, what do you think about those dresses? Do check out Victoria’s Dress and tell me what you think!
-The Dilly Chic-
|March 17, 2014||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Uncategorized|
The exhausting long await of Indonesia Fashion Week 2014 review is finally here!
First of all, though, a sincere apology from me. There’s no excuse for staying down for so long. It’s the usual catch-and-release game with life, as you might have known it. There has never been an intention to drop and forgo this blog completely, no worries. It’s just that in this game, you have to constantly reorder your priorities and unfortunately, this blog is one of the many casualties.
ANYWAY, the review!
The Marketplace & the Heavenly Ambiance
Indonesia Fashion Week is relentless in terms of trying to present the best Indonesian creatives from all over the country. As always, the fashion shows and the fashion marketplace goes side by side. The most charming thing is the fact that tenants from all kinds of background stand one next to the other; the boutiques, the newcomers, the household name, the divine creative, the unique concepts, and all other kinds of fashion creatures. That way the visitors were able to immerse in the heavenly atmosphere of the market without worrying too much about the tenants’s backgrounds (which of course, means the price of the stuff).
The Mannequin Showcase at the Entrance
A lovely bomber jacket, AND a snippet of the marketplace
The fascinating unique jewelry by Tree Craft Diary
The fashionable orderly shoes arrangement by Kulkith Shoes
Bags by Wanni
Note: I even chatted with a kind lady who just held a fashion show just hours before I came as I was staring at her beautifully hand-stitched sweaters. Kudos to Miss Nuniek Mawardi for being such a delightful person.
Embroidery Work by Nuniek Mawardi
The Runway Shows
What would a fashion week be without runways? IFW 2014 completed the arrangement of fashion overload with series of runway shows featuring household name Indonesian designers, brilliant newcomers, and collective designers fashion show parades. Featured here are the best I could gather so far. Of course, plenty more are more or equally amazing, but I tried my darnedest to pick out the winners.
Disclaimer: A lot of photos are taken from Indonesia Fashion Week’s official website unless not stated since I couldn’t get a good angle and my camera died halfway of day 3 (plus I only came for two days instead of the intended four full days)
That about wraps everything up. Surely coming there was a hell of a nice break from reality. It was amazing, majesty, and magnificent. It delivered what it claimed in the tagline, “the biggest fashion movement”. I can’t argue with it.
-The Dilly Chic-