November 28, 2009

[Little Blue Tee]

"Well, I just wanna try one thing."

Remember that quote? and remember this tee?



If you are a true TwiHard, u must have known ;)

Yes, fortunately this is the tee that resembles the blue tees Edward and Bella wore on the first night of Edward's "sleepover" at Bella's room (refer to my post: [Twilight Saga and I, the 1st Anniversary part.1])

So, regarding the scene first, I have (no, I MUST) discuss this one fave scenes of mine, since I didn't get the opportunity on my previous post- due to the length of the post, cos when I start talking bout Twilight, these fingers seem like drumming on the keyboard on their own, they're unstoppable.*horror face*
Okay, enough of the gibberish introduction Grace *pfft*

A little preview of the scene to decorate this blog lil' bit:



Well, I found it cute that they actually have this kind of theme for the so-waited kissing scene in Twilight, wearing matching tops. But maybe because it's them, Bella and Edward, so I am able to find it cute and sweet somehow. I may find it different in the real life, it's kinda boo-ya for couple to wear the exact same tops *pardon me*

Back to the topic; The kissing part itself actually is not my favorite but the continuity of the kissing part that is. Remember when they spent the rest of the night chit-chatting while sleeping side by side and until Bella fell asleep with her head laid on Edward's torso? That scene absolutely worth a "gyaaaaaa" kind of expression. I myself can't stop from the hysterical every time I think about that scene, which I am right now, thanks to you guys *lol*
So envious.



*the so-romantic scene*

When Bella laid her head against Edward, Edward had this kind of expression where it as if Bella was so delicate that he was afraid of breaking her with a single touch or movement. That was so sweet of him and worth an awe.
This scene was like the ascertainment of Bella and Edward relationship, where Edward was reassuring his ability, himself, to be able to love Bella without having the thought of draining her blood everytime he wanted to have this physical touch with her ;p
Gosh, what a thoughtful Edward *love you even more.

I found fanarts of this scene *unfortunately all focus on the kissing scene ;p*:


Okay, so I was so excited when I found the tee that resembles Bella and Edward', it's a Zara basic tee which is affordable..so it's not that costly to get Edward and Bella's look ;)
I decided to give a little mix and match of this tee to have my own style in it, along with the make-up of course- I haven't had the time to make the tutorial, but I will..so please be patient :)*



Blue Tee - Zara Basic
Belt - flea market
Polkadot Skirt - a gift from Vonny :)
Golden copper mini skirt - Forever 21
Necklace - own mixmatch



What do you guys think? *heehee*
I'm still learning on mastering the make-up skill, the lipstick itself still not quite resembling Edward's though, still on the hunt of all Twilight Cullen wanna-be make-up, I'll post it as tutorial as soon as I get all the kit needed. Promise :)

More twilight-saga posts coming up, wait and see guys :)


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November 21, 2009

[Twilight Saga:New Moon - SPECIAL Screening]

"I am so damned lucky!"

That was what on my mind when I got the ticket for
New Moon special screening. *scream out loud monologue*



So, this whole special screening thing is the same as New Moon premiere actually. It is the term used by this one cinema in my home-country, who fortunately got the honor to play New Moon a day after the worldwide released date, which is on Nov 21st 2009. Worth called "SPECIAL" then ;p since we are always a little bit behind regarding the new released movies.

My friends and I were all like counting down the days to New Moon released date. Gosh, finally that awaited day has come. And big thanks to my friend,
Vonny, who successfully booked 8 tickets for us the day before the special screening. You're the man!!;D


*courtesy of Terrylin Lovi*

"I am so damned lucky!"

That was also what on my mind earlier today (4:30 PM), when I sat down there, right inside EX STUDIO XXI theater 3 row A, watching Twilight Saga: New Moon for the very first time. It was a very emotional moment of me own ;p
Couldn't help but shrieking a bit when Edward first came out from that err black Volvo *blush*

Can't wait to watch it for more, to grasp more meanings of the movie ;p
I'll tell you guys more about the movie after I watch and breathe it more inside me. All I need is just a time out of all these excruciating assignments then I can enjoy watching New Moon at ease *sigh*


I wish I could take pictures right from the 'crime scene' to show it to you guys, but I forgot my camera. Furthermore, it was so crowded and gosh it shut down the mood to take pictures *sigh*
My deepest apology, but at least I get to show a picture of us girls together:



*courtesy of Yenny Tessa*
Stunning aight? :)

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October 25, 2009

[Broken and White]

"Oversize still, yet not way overtime."


Straw Hat - Quicksilver
Over sized Blazer - Zara
Brittle Gray Jumpsuit - Forever 21
Heels - Naning


Finally, yes finally..I'd got to wear this dreamy blazer of mine.

Found it on
April, bought it on June, wore it on October. Yeah gotta admit it, had quite a story with this blazer.

"So, what's the story behind it, Grace?"
Thank you for asking, and here's the story: *a two-way monologue =_=*

So I've mentioned about this blazer on my previous April post: [Oversize is not Overtime]
. And finally after 2 months of patience, the time that I'd been waiting for finally came: Zara Summer Sale, hurry got my ass to Zara.
However, my journey of getting this blazer was quite a disappointment, cos' every Zara I went in, turned out did not have either this model or the size.
Yet how did I get this blazer at the end? Gotta thank momma then, she was the one who found it, just the right model and the right size, on this one miraculous day while she was out with her friend. ;p
and it was on sale too fortunately, hmm..nice~
And again, same old story happened, couldn't find the right shoes to go with it. So I retained from wearing it until I found the perfect one, just didn't wanna ruin the whole concept :(
and yeah indeed I found the shoes, on Yahoo's auction TW, so I asked my friend,
lovely Triyana, to order it for me but I had to be patient for..another 3 months. *sigh*


*TARAAAA~*

and in the end, it was a happy ending story, I finally got it all on October, the 24th to be exact. Strolled it round the mall right away. *yay!*

*Happy Birthday Vonny ♥*

Heart this blazer so much, and still got another concept to go with this blazer but still in process of collecting all the items. So, just wait ;)


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October 13, 2009

[Twilight Saga and I, the 1st Anniversary part.1]

"My heart is just as silent. And it, too, is yours."


T-W-I-L-I-G-T S-A-G-A
Two words that can make my world goes right round right round.


"About one thing I am absolutely positive, I am unconditionally and irrevocably in love with Twilight Saga."

So, it was a year ago, beneath the clouds of a September sky, the night Twilight Saga and I first met. I remember it was Wednesday, the first time I got my own copy of Twilight (the first book of the saga out of four). I ended up buying this book after hearing an interesting intermezzo about this novel from one of my class fellow when we were having this afternoon chit-chat on a 3credits-length class. And he recommended me just the right and perfect novel. *thanks Gary*

After finished reading the first book-Twilight- I was awed, dazed, and intoxicated by this captivating love story between Bella and Edward *aww*. I go all frenzy with this Twilight Saga thing ever since, I even finished the whole 4 books in a week, with Breaking Dawn in just a day. Cos' once I'm caught up in an interesting story I can't help but keep flipping page by page, don't know where to stop. And I was broke cos of that, 4 books in a week..a hell of a money, but worth buying ♥
Up until now, I still can't stop. I have this routine, which I call "HAPPY HOUR": reading Twilight Saga every night before I go to bed, accompanied by a cup of earl grey tea with Twilight and New Moon soundtracks (so far) on the background. Yap, every night, except when I go abroad or else, when I cannot bring my saga with me *it's killing me*. Yeah yeah, I'm a freak *lol*

O-kay, let's start talking bout Twilight Saga, inside-out ;p
First of all, TWO THUMBS UP Stephanie Meyer. Thanks for creating such stupendous story. Heart it.

Twilight: Book or Movie?


Regretfully I must say, I go with the book. The movie turns out quite unexpected actually, the story and some of the details are different from the book and if you are observant and watch it over and over again, you'll find many errors as if as it's a low-budget movie. It's also too choppy.
BUT...*there's a but*
fortunately, the leading actor and actress are FABULOUS! Heart RPattz and KStew from the bottom of this beating heart.
RPattz is like carving Edward out of the book. His face, his voice, exactly like what's described by Bella on the book, some kind of Pagan God's beauty. A perfection. I honestly cannot think of any other actor that's suitable for Edward part other than RPattz himself.



Moreover, what interest me most is that, in the real life, he has this quite opposite of Edward image, his style is a mess and the way he speaks and behaves..not cool at all-for some people. But to me, he's so damn charming by not afraid to show his real self, he actually gets out of Edward's box. Unlike those Hollywood hunks that are trying to look oh so cool *yeah I'm talking bout you Zac Efron*
And the other breathtaking fact about this absolute British hunk is that he can actually sings and play instruments (guitar and piano), a
nd he's got quite a talent there. He sings my most favorite track in Twilight OST, "NEVER THINK", I'm lovin' it. You can also find some videos in Youtube of him singing live like "Stray Dog", "To Roam", "I'll be Your Lover too", "I Was Broken", etc. Don't miss it ;)

And KStew, ohh pretty pretty KStew. Her Bella is quite different from the book actually, more aloof, but she rocks the character somehow. And she looks so cute as Bella.
I love her feature and figure so much, so envious. She looks stunning in almost all of her outfits and I love all her photo-shoots.

*MAJOR!!!! shoot from Interview Mags*
Many people find KStew as this one of most hostile Hollywood young-star, but come on, I mean like it's her nature. It's great I think that she's not trying to please the annoying paparazzi all the time, she's just enjoying her private time being herself. Keep it up girl, no matter how often Perez mocks you *lol*
She makes a real great couple together with RPattz
, wish I could display all my favorite photos of KStew and RPattz here, but it's just too many *ugh*

*love the louboutin she wore for Harper's Bazaar shoot*

Sorry, kinda outta the line, I was supposed to review bout the books and movies, not the actors *my bad ;p*
So, it's not that I dislike the movie, in fact I love it but not as I love the book but the point is I love both the book and movies *yeah yeah keep talking grace*, cos' some of the scenes are breathtaking, even after for God only knows how many times I've watched it.

Let just say that the book is great the way it is and the movie itself are more for the movie material, some parts from the books are maybe not too interesting if developed into movie scenes so that the director had to modify a lil bit to get the thrill outta it.

Here are some of the breathtaking favorite scenes of mine:
1. Edward's first appearance.

With Carter Burwell's Who Are They playing on the back, Edward came into the cafeteria and smirked as he passed thru' Bella and Jess. Gosh, what a charm!

2. Edward introduced himself to Bella at the Biology Class.

It starts with a 'hello' and I melt myself. His voice is so sexy and the way he stares at Bella *fiuhh*. Both of them looks stunning close-up.

3. Edward and Bella's first public appearance

If I were Bella, I must be the luckiest girl in the world.

4. Edward and Bella's Lullaby *favorite one*

Luckily this scene comes up after the cheesy chatting up on the tree scene. I'm all gyaaaa-ing everytime this scene shows up.

5. Edward's first "sleepover" at Bella's room

They look so cute together, wearing the same blue t-shirts.

6. Dancing on the pavilion

So romantic, and the soundtrack Flightless Bird, American Mouth by Iron & Wine is perfect.

A little story of me and Twilight the movie, you'll know what I mean ;)




Guess I'll end my first post of my TwiObsession here. To be continued..there's still so much to share with you guys bout Twilight Saga. Twilight Saga: New Moon is coming up this Nov 20, post bout it later, can't wait...counting down the days. :)



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October 2, 2009

[Batik-Heritage of Indonesia]

"Mbatik manah - drawing a batik design on the heart."



On Oct. 2, Indonesia finally got the world recognition for one of its most significant unique culture- the culture of Batik.
To celebrate this significant achievement in Indonesia culture history, many of the Indonesians proudly wore Batik on the day of recognition by the UNESCO (which is acknowledged as the Batik Day now).

This recognition is major especially for Indonesia fashion industry. Indonesia designers are challenged to bring out different themes for this esthetically-high fabric, other than the traditional one. Not that the traditional look of Batik is out-to-date or boring, it still bears the exquisite heritage of Indonesian beauty.
However, designers ought to think outside the box of heritage beauty, what could be brought out of this traditional fabric which screams modern and sophisticated. By having various style of design in Batik will enrich our Batik culture, and also makes Batik more suitable for any kind of occasions, any generation which lead to growth in usage of Batik itself. Many Indonesian designers are into this issue nowadays. Some of my favorites are Kanaya Tabitha, Anne Avantie, and Oscar Lawalata. Check out Kanaya's heritage/batik collection, so chic..not bad for Indonesia designers *wink*

My classmates and I also participated wearing Batik in unison on Oct 2. This is what I threw on..


Big thanks to my dearest mom for providing all these fabulous vintage clothes
Cotton Batik - Mom's Closet
Acid-washed Denim Pencils - Mom's Closet


*courtesy of morning dew*

The more people wear Batik, the more preserved this culture. So, starts collecting Batik now, especially "Made in Indonesia" Batik :)

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September 25, 2009

[MIKA, You're Inspirational!]

"You should be as free as you want."


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Mika - Good Gone Girl

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Who's the reigning "Queen" of Pop?
MI-KA!


Yes, the hell he's still reigning though it's been 2years since his 1st album "Life in Cartoon Motion".
Now finally he's back with his 2nd album that I've been dying to hear, "The Boy Who Knew Too Much".

MIKA brought this quite new different atmosphere to the music world, with his falsetto high-pitched Freddie Mercury sound and his creativity in making you feel all the colors there are in his music. Listening to Mika's songs really can balloon my spirit and make me see the reality in a more positive encouraging way.
Like what he conveys through his single on the 1st album "Big Girl, You Are Beautiful". This song really match the phrase "Big is Beautiful", and actually has been quite meaningful to me personally :)
Moreover, on his 2nd album with the single "We are Golden", again he encourages us through the his inspirational lyric to have more confident in ourselves, just be ourselves, no matter from which background we come from, we are all special- we are golden!

Though his style is sometimes considered "silly" but to me his music defined what I call the freedom to express yourself, without hesitation. He brings these fresh, cheerful, rosy songs that are ready to lighten up my dull days.
He cud be brown, he cud be blue, he cud be violet sky, he cud be purple, he cud be anything you like ;)
Thanks MIKA, I love you :)

I heart almost all of his songs, I could like go hyper listening to one track and suddenly turn emo on the next track. Really bring out all my emotion *lol*. By the way, these are my MOST faves:


Grace Kelly
Lollipop
Love Today
Happy Ending
Big Girl, You Are Beautiful
We Are Golden
Good Gone Girl
Blue Eyes
Lover Boy
Dr.John
By The Time


Have you had your MIKA's albums? If you haven't, better go get one or two or three or how many you like *lol*

P.S.: Buy the original album, stop piracy ;p


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August 13, 2009

[The HangOver]

"Do they dream of mauling zebra or Halle Berry in her cat woman suit~"


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Ed Helms - Stu's Song
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One hilarious movie, don't you agree? ;)
I can't stop listening to the "Stu's Song", one short song made in the middle of mess with a tiger in the bathroom..how hilarious that can possibly be!? *rotflol*

This movie really kicks the laugh outta me no matter how many times I've watched it. Totally hype this movie because it's naturally funny, doesn't look like an act out to me. So entertaining, watching this movie really made my day..love it!
All the characters fascinate me in their own way, like Alan with all his ridiculous acts and thoughts (especially the way he stands carrying the cute baby..ahahahahah), and Stu with his song for sure and marriage with the stripper (Heather Graham rocks, what a beauty).
Gosh this movie is really funny in its own way, one movie that will definitely be on my "fave movies of all time" list.

"Alan Garner: You guys might not know this, but I consider myself a bit of a loner. I tend to think of myself as a one-man wolf pack. But when my sister brought Doug home, I knew he was one of my own. And my wolf pack... it grew by one. So there... there were two of us in the wolf pack... I was alone first in the pack, and then Doug joined in later. And six months ago, when Doug introduced me to you guys, I thought, "Wait a second, could it be?" And now I know for sure, I just added two more guys to my wolf pack. Four of us wolves, running around the desert together, in Las Vegas, looking for strippers and cocaine. So tonight, I make a toast! "

"Mr. Chow: [as Mr. Chow closes his car window slowly, his head trails the closing gap] Toodooloo mother fuckers!"

"Phil Wenneck: [his answering machine message] Hey, this is Phil. Leave me a message, or don't, but do me a favor: don't text me, it's gay."

"Alan Garner: You probably get this a lot. This isn't the real Caesar's Palace is it?
Lisa: What do you mean?
Alan Garner: Did, umm... did Caesar live here?
Lisa: No.
"

*rotflol*

TWO THUMBS UP for THE HANGOVER!

"
The Hangover is a funny movie, flat out, all the way through. Its setup is funny. Every situation is funny. Most of the dialogue is funny almost line by line."
- Roger Ebert

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July 18, 2009

[MidSummer Tea]

"I'm still waiting for my yellow teapot and my flying carpet~"


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Joker's Daughter - Yellow Teapot
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A cup of tea
dear in this midsummer night, with a little company of the summer breeze.

Finally, I've got my new tea set :)




Pretty yet energizing right!? Adore the color, suits my summer theme.
Came across this new tea set when I was wandering alone at the mall. Fell in love right at the first sight *aww*. Unfortunately
, it didn't come in a set, only the cups and saucers available. However I decided to take it, since fortunately I have these teapot and tray which match these little cute teacups in a great way if I may say. Yosh!

I'd completed my new tea set since two weeks ago actually, but just haven't got the chance to use it cos' my kinda hectic summer classes' schedule, seems like there wasn't any relax feeling with it.
And finally these days has come, where I can sit there, relax, enjoying my cup of tea with my new tea set without any burden to think of but my holiday. *Ah-ah-ahe!*

My yellow teapot and friends:
*arent't they cute!?


This tea ware inspired me of a little outing outfit for tea drinking ;)

*Denim Vest - Mom's Closet
*360 Yellow Skirt - Own handmade
*Lady Brooch - Mom's Closet
*Lashes - Shu Uemura

Have a nice summer holiday y'all..especially to those who joined me in summer classes, freedom guys! Ahey!

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July 7, 2009

[So long and Goodbye, Michael]

"There's nothing that can't be done if we raise our voices as one."


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Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror
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It is just too hard to accept, left nothing to say.  I am speechless.
Just..
may you rest in peace Michael.

Speechless (from the album "Invisible")
Your love is magical, that's how I feel 
But I have not the words here to explain 
Gone is the grace for expressions of passion 
But there are worlds and worlds of ways to explain 
To tell you how I feel 
But I am speechless, speechless 
That's how you make me feel 
Though I'm with you I am far away and nothing is for real 
When I'm with you I am lost for words, I don't know what to say
My head's spinning like a carousel, so silently I pray
Helpless and hopeless, that's how I feel inside 
Nothing's real, but all is possible if God is on my side 
When I'm with you I am in the light where I cannot be found
It's as though I am standing in the place called Hallowed Ground
Speechless, speechless, that's how you make me feel 
Though I'm with you I am far away and nothing is for real 
I'll go anywhere and do anything just to touch your face
There's no mountain high I cannot climb I'm humbled in your grace
Speechless, speechless, that's how you make me feel
Though I'm with you I am lost for words and nothing is for real 
Speechless, speechless, that's how you make me feel 
Though I'm with you I am far away, and nothing is for real 
Speechless, speechless, that's how you make me feel
Though I'm with you I am lost for words and nothing is for real (You are always in my heart)
Speechless 
Your love is magical, that's how I feel 
But in your presence I am lost for words 
Words like, "I love you." 

You are superb and irreplaceable.
We love you, Michael.
You are always in our hearts,
always have always will.

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