Saturday, 6 August 2011

Birthday Luncheon

It was my birthday on the 29th of July. So, I've decided to take my friends out for a luncheon at Luna Negra. Too bad J was not in Jakarta so she couldn't join us :(.    A

(One of the drinks that my friend ordered is called Blueberry Potion)
(Luna Negra Pizza)
(Mushroom Risotto)
(Thinly sliced red tuna with apple vinegar sauce)
(Pine nuts salad)
(A side of shoestring fries - we always couldn't resist to NOT order this)
(The dessert)
Funny thing about the dessert that day was the cream tasted a bit off and sour whereas it supposed to be sweet. I called the waiter to complaint about it but then the waitperson told me it was supposed to taste like that because of the strawberry, which didn't even make any sense. So, my friends and i continue to ate it (bad mistake) until we felt that it didn't eatable anymore. So, we called another waitperson and ask for the dessert to be taken back to the kitchen for the chef to tasted it. Turns out we were right, the cream was off and they replaced us with another freshly made new dessert, it's the same but this time the cream definitely taste sweet. I felt like punching the first waitperson for making us ate a spoiled food, cos not long after it, one of my friends got a stomachache and went to the toilet -_-.   A


(the ladies)

(What I wore that day: Tees by T by Alexander Wang, Black Wide Leg Pants and Leather Bow Belt by Stella Rissa, Bag by Chanel)
I know this post somehow contradict with what J has posted previously by sharing her Bikram Yoga experience but then I spoiled it with the pictures of good foods I had during my birthday lunch. Haha my bad :P.    A.

Anyway, weekend is coming again (time flies!). Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I know I will, I'm gonna watch Transformers 3 with my dear boyfriend this Saturday, after 6 months of not being able to go to the movies due to the taxation thingy happening between the movie importer in Indonesia and Indonesian custom. Sigh!     A.



Wednesday, 3 August 2011

feel the heat....feel the benefits

Hi girls, it's J here. I have been having love and hate relationship with Bikram Yoga for more than a year. Bikram Yoga is basically a series of 26 postures, 2 breathing exercise and the room is intentionally heated to 38 degrees. 


At my first class, i wondered if i could survive. I felt dizzy during the first half which is the standing postures. I had to lie down dealing with the heat and i had only been attempt half of the postures. But don't be scared after reading my first Bikram Yoga experience because here i am now.. still alive and feeling better than ever.  

Over the last 2 weeks, i have really embraced my morning yoga routine again ( three times a week), without fail. I must admit Bikram gives me an amazing feeling, and i found my self committing 'i am gonna practice Bikram Yoga regularly' :) 

Click HERE for more (this is where i normally practice Bikram at and you can read an amazing story on how the co-owners Adam and Jenny introduced Bikram Yoga to Perth community)
(26 uncomfortable-but-very-beneficial poses)
(my most essential equipments, Yoga mat, Lulu Lemons Tank, Stella McCartney pants, Spirulina Tablets and of course a bottle of water)

PS: This is not an ideal spot for  first, second, or third date because seriously, you will  look crap immediately after - flushed,  sweaty and stinks .. *jokes...i highly recommend you to smile during the practice:))*



Anyone else has Bikram Yoga experience? feel free to share with me and A here.. 



Love,

J
(try this Mango Smoothies from Gloria Jeans after, it is extremely refreshing)

we are obsessed.....

We can't stop thinking of these things we are currently obsessed with. They are just disturbingly beautiful...and delicious.

1. Brian Atwood Sofie Sandals. Get a perfect weekend outfit with these sweet sandals.
 Click HERE to take a peek










2. Seriously loving this Nancy Gonzales Passport Cover. Who does not love croc skin?

3. Printed Maxies is having its moment right now. We are thinking of pairing it with a slouchy sweater for autumn look or with plain singlet to get summer look.
Very affordable maxi skirt from Forever 21

4. We are such a huge fan of a true statement pieces, it is just the easiest way to add a little bit of drama to your ensembles. Absolutely beautiful.
click www.dannijo.com to purchase this Lucas Ring.

5. Morrocan Oil is my beauty-must. It will give you that silky texture and extreme shine, i have been using it for over a year now. If you have a frizzy hair, try this one and me know :)   - J -
Available at most beauty supply stores, costs about AUD $40


6. We have tried different type of lip balm and we swear by this from La Mer. It is quite pricey though, but when something is this good, it's worth it.
buy online now at lamer.com

7. Gotta love this interesting shape sunglass from Elizabeth and James. I always adore these modern cat eye shape, it is really cool and flattering - A -
Elizabeth and James 'Lafayette' Sunglass

8. Don't be skeptical whether long line bra is comfortable or not because it is!! We both are really happy with this purchase. It looks amazing on. We also own a similar style from Marks and Spencer.
A gorgeous Long Line Bra by Pleasure State Atlantis Couture range

9.  OH MY GOD. Don't you just love these candy pop colours from Lime Crime? We almost couldn't resist the temptation to purchase all the colours but we gotta play safe. So, we only bought the COSMOPOP and COQUETTE colors. Click HERE for more.
 Cosmopop
Coquette

10. This is Lita from Jeffrey Campbell, a shoe that has rocked many people. I have not bought this pair from yet but i really want to. One thing that has been really bothering me is because everyone seems to be wearing them. No doubt these will be gone like a flash so i gotta decide real quick. What do you think peeps?
Click HERE for more

Friday, 29 July 2011

Jeggings are everywhere

Thanks God it is Friday and thanks God for whoever have invented jeggings because seriously, we were never a big fan of jeans in whatever material it is. It is just to hard to commit to wearing jeans in unbearably hot weather.  Why did not we pick out leggings then? ha, frankly speaking, it really bothers us to no end when girls just wear legging as pants without tunics or long top over it.  We are completely aware that jeggings was a real hit of 2010 but it is the style that will not die, it is really easy to wear and style differently depending on our mood.

One of our favourite jeggings is from our own collection. We have never thought of getting so many thumbs up on this product from our customers :) thank you all.
(Black Jeggings from our own collections. Also available in dark blue. Click HERE to take a peek)




Another our favourite jeggings to slip on is J-Brand Comet no 901O216. If you are comfortable enough to flaunt your legs then you can pick brighter colour. The length is perfect for any height for some reasons; just like a tailor-made. 
A: I love to match denim on denim, i promise it won't look ridiculous as long as you do it in a right way, like pairing this J-Brand jeggings with a denim top that is slightly lighter. 
(Dior sunglasses, Necklace from ASOS, Guess denim shirt, J-Brand jeggings, Shoes from Nine West)



J: For casual look i always go for 
singlets, doesn't matter whether it is plain or print, put on a nice pair of flats or boots then i am set for the day. 
On my lazy days, i swear on this Wildfox Couture jumper. It does create a slack and effortless look that i love.



(Jumper from Wildfox Couture & J-Brand Jeggings)




Dressing up with jeggings is not impossible, add a fitted black blazer to jazz it up or put on a loose cardigan to throw on a class. Don't forget to layer on accessories to make your style come through and oh, of course a pair of heels is necessary.
(Claude Maus Leather Jacket, Zara singlet, FRANKIEandKATE jegging, Chanel 2.55 bag, BStore shoes)




Lastly, we just want to share this song from Red Hot Chilli Peppers song. This has been stuck in our head for the past how many days and still can't get enough of it. Enjoy your weekend with The Adventures of Raindance Maggie .. xox






Wednesday, 27 July 2011

the muse: Kate Moss hitched by Jamie Hince

Who does not love Kate Moss? 'The Waif Look' model who can always pull off every look. Despite her addiction to drug and her controversial life, she sure does inspire us in her unique sense of style.

Kate Moss finally hitched by Jamie Hince, well, don't compare this wedding to the Royal gigantic wedding which happened early this year. Now, we are talking about this intimate and low key wedding of Kate Moss and Jamie Hince. Finally, they made it official after getting together in late 2007. Yayy(:

I know it's hard to picture Kate Moss in a wedding dress but you did not think she was going to look silly, did you? of course not, she is a supermodel! Don't you just love her wedding dress designed by a close friend of hers, John Galliano? It was not an original bridal gown, surprise enough? but who cares, the vintage inspired dress plus the floor length veil embroidered with flowers and shoes by Manolo Blahniks has made her such an absolutely stunning bride. Talking about the groom who is the front man for The Kills, he donned a suit by Yves Saint Laurent, it certainly represents his personality. HOT and super fashionable!

(the bride was wearing a gorgeous floor-length speckled veil and her hair was set in a loose waves by Sam McKnight)
(the wedding bling)
(The gorgeous gang of girly bridesmaids. Each wore white dresses, ballerina pumps and floral head garland. Simple and sweet)



Congratulation to the happy couple 
Jamie & Kate

Picture taken from http://www.popsugar.com.au

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

who's up for breakfast and a chick-flick?

Today was surely not a weekend, so we managed to get up early and had breakfast at Sayers in Leederville. We always love this cafe, even if the place is rather tiny the foods does compensate that issue. They have impressive breakfast options, the foods are beautifully presented and their coffees are delicious. Great breakfast is absolutely a perfect way to start our day (:

 (Grilled Chorizzo with scrambled eggs and wilted spinach served on a toasted ciabata) 
 (Full breakfast - Italian sausage, poached eggs, grilled tomato and mushroom, bacons, baked beans, a potato cake and toasted ciabata bread)
(BLACK PLASTIC, the store right next to Sayers, they sells some quirky stuff from books, toys, birthday cards; well any kind of cards basically. Perfect place if you are after a gift for someone.)
 (one of the card they have that caught our attention)
(Grey Jacket from a boutique in Sydney, ZARA brown ankle boots, black jegging from our label FRANKIEandKATE, brown leather bag from ALDO)
PODS!!!!
We have been such a movie rat these days, without regretting those hours of our lives wasted away; everyone deserves a lil bit of fun, don't they? Well, we had a few chuckles while watching Bad Teacher,  however overall the plot was quite flat; but still we are not giving this movie a lower score because we still got entertained (apologies when we drooled over Cameron Diaz's Louboutin). For those who have not watched this movie, leave this to DVD rental, you won't miss anything.

Incredibly artwork

 (Shirt Dress worn as a top from FRANKIEandKATE, Shorts from Ksubi, Headband from SportsGirl and Ankle boots from Topshop)

Aside from the rain, winter today was not so bad. I was wearing my own label FRANKIEandKATE. It is actually a shirt dress but worn as a top. Also, just found my lost long hidden stash which is my headband from Sportsgirl :) and my favourite shorts from Ksubi. I could not help but notice this great artwork written all along the alley.. how creative people are nowadays! salute. J

(Silk with lace details shirt dress from Shakuhachi, Blck leather pants from ZARA, Mont Blanc watch, Chanel flats, Brown leather bag from ALDO and Ring from Lovisa)

 I was out today running some errands in the city with J, then I came across this small alley and its wall was written with chalks all over it. So, I decided to take a picture in the alley. What do y’all think? A


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