I often visualize myself coming into a new island, a new society after going out from darkness. Half a year ago I said I want to run for the horizon, I want to run for the sunshine with my renewed mind. Infinite hope is in my heart. My love tank is full. I smile delightfully and greet every person I meet along the road, introduce myself as a newcomer. I spread happiness. I take chance and opportunity whenever they are available. I have new and fun experiences that I have never encountered before. I slowly grow as a person. I tell people my stories. They are impressed. I tell people my struggles. They are inspired. They even put my story in the local bulletin board. I feel like my face radiates sunbeams.
I am so lucky to be invited to the opening counter of YSL at Lotte Shopping Avenue last Saturday, October 26th 2013. Thankyou for trusting me again Carnellin. It has been a very long time I haven’t shown up my face in blogging world or blogging event. I love to be around these pretty girls again. And hello again mas Gusnaldi, the official makeup artist ambassador for Yves Saint Laurent. He is known for his brush strokes and color inventions in makeup artistry. Though I miss Mas Gus’s performance on doing makeup, I come to him and ask for beauty advices.
My heart breaks every time I hear someone—family member from close friends or relatives, mostly, or someone I know, or someone else—is clinically diagnosed with cancer, especially breast cancer. When I say my heart breaks, my heart cries. From the stories I have been told, breast cancer grows and spreads quickly within months, or even weeks. From the very deepest of me, I encourage you, my readers, to educate yourself more about the early detection and going beyond it. Cancer could turn your life upside down, let’s prevent life-full-of-hard-struggle earlier.
In the past two months, I spend a lot of my weeks travelling back and forth. From Singapore, Jogjakarta, and Singapore again. Two weeks, four days, and another ten days. Yes I have enough travelling and playing around. I feel so full of guilt by neglecting my own career as a makeup artist. Like, really guilty. Everyone’s improving and I am still here standing at the same point. Even I have to decline an invitation of 10-day travel in Japan this November. Firstly, I still want to settle down here. Secondly, please don’t laugh, I can’t stand the winter cold.
his is another first collaboration with my high school friend, Angela Jane, and her talented friends. So she and Ardian Tjandradiredja team up as IPHOTOGRAPHY team. Angel is the art director. Ardian is the director and photographer. Our first project theme is “Love in The Air”. The location takes place in Ancol, Jakarta. As usual I do the makeup and hairdo for the bride (Agista) and the groom (Ricky).
We are on an afternoon break at Kopitiam then suddenly she, Vinna, asks me to do makeup for her upcoming collection. She is a passionate fashion designer, graduated from Raffles Design Institute. I really adore her style. Simple yet still modern, and stylish. The shoot takes place on July 14th, 2013 which is such a blessed day indeed. I am soooo excited to do this shoot that we are going to do our first gig in a very wonderful place called Gn. Pancar in Sentul on Sunday. But what makes us worry is on Saturday night, the sky rains hard over Jakarta.