Consious Fashion Choice

9/01/2016
@Buro247Singapore : Fashion has never been more popular, more democratised or as widely consumed as it is today but when was the last time you asked yourself about the origins of the clothes that you wear? Would you question things more if you knew that fashion was the second highest polluter in the world, right behind oil? That one in six people who work in the global fashion and textile industy — the majority women who earn less than $3 a day? Or that more than half of all clothes produced end up in a landfill, of which most are made of synthetic, petroleum-based fibers that will take decades to decompose? Clothing production is up more than 400% from just two decades ago and 8 billion pieces of clothing are purchased globally a year, this is neither sustainable nor ecologically sound based on the planet's finite resources and how the majority of garments are currently made. Would you make different choices if you knew all the facts? We think and hope you will. # regram 1 minute episode from @truecostmovie by @andrew_morgan
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One afternoon, When I was in first year in university (the end of 2010), Few of my friends and I went to alun alun Lor, for awul-awul. A friend of mine told me that we will go thrifting. I imagine it would be small booth of 1x1 meters square, with lovely used dress from 80's. When I arrived, I was surprised by the view. There's a sea of used clothes as far as I could see. The smallest booth would be in size of 4x3 meter square and fully stuffed with clothes, hanging on the rack or ceiling tightly. At least there is 20 or even more booths. The bigger booth would go up to the size of 8x6 meter square. Only 10% of clothes, that is actually wearable and the rest is I really in bad condition, that is impossible to be reuse in anyway. To make it worse I could tell that the clothes not coming from 80's or 90's but it came from early 2000.

When I was a teenager, I would love to experiment with crazy trends. The rapid growth of fast fashion supported my interest, by providing trendy items in affordable price. At least I would buy a new fashion pieces every month, and that would multiply by 10 when it is holiday season and off season sale. But After I had seen lots of piles of clothes in awul-awul, I realize, that my clothes would be polluter in the end. As the fashion trends quickly in such short period, there will be one style that leaving the 'Trendy' list. This one item that might never make any appearance, and soon forgotten and lost it's value. Since it durability is not one of consideration in fast fashion production, we notice that after only few uses and washes, the clothes started to break down. Since fashion is more afforable this day, we won't bother try to stitch broken holes. We will throw it away, while justify that it is no longer in trend and it's not in good condition, and that's how probably our clothes end up in awul-awul.

Fast forward to 2016, as I going through my Instagram feeds, I was drawn into caption that miroslava duma write about today's fashion.

" Fashion has never been more popular, more democratised or as widely consumed as it is today but when was the last time you asked yourself about the origins of the clothes that you wear? Would you question things more if you knew that fashion was the second highest polluter in the world, right behind oil? That one in six people who work in the global fashion and textile industy — the majority women who earn less than $3 a day? Or that more than half of all clothes produced end up in a landfill, of which most are made of synthetic, petroleum-based fibers that will take decades to decompose? Clothing production is up more than 400% from just two decades ago and 8 billion pieces of clothing are purchased globally a year, this is neither sustainable nor ecologically sound based on the planet's finite resources and how the majority of garments are currently made. Would you make different choices if you knew all the facts? We think and hope you will."

Miroslava Duma @Miraduma

Such a shocking revelation, how fashion actually contribute to pollution and source of social problems. So let's be more conscious every time you shop. When you buy something, make sure that it fit you perfectly. Take time to asked your self, "would you wear it for 100 times?". Because your choice would make a significant changes in the world.



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July Favorite: Timeless pieces

8/13/2016
 
I don't feel wearing makeup since I'm still in mourning period, so I guess that I'll do a fashion item favorite this month. Believe it or not, far before makeup I'm so much into fashion. I'll always try on and experimenting in latest trend. But over the time I realize that I waste a lot of money in some trendy pieces that I use once. But makeup unlike fashion, one eye shadow palette create thousand looks and nobody would care if you use the same foundation everyday. Now, everytime I go shopping for a fashion pieces I would ask my self "Could I wear this 100 times and be okay being seen in this pieces? So here is it some super basic fashion pieces that I use over and over this month.

1. Les Catino Missouri Ice Crossbody (Zalora)

2. Charles and Keith Transparent Heeled Sandals

3. H&M Black Shorts

4. Giordano Solid V Neck Tee




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Do it Better: Keep your Colourpop Eyeshadow Wet

8/08/2016
 
I am obsess with Colourpop eye shadows, aside the wide range of colors and affordable price 5 USD (Or around 90k IDR in some OS), we are addicted to bouncy feel, Smooth texture and how pigmented these shadows are. In the application tips section (on the bottom of the page), they told not to forget closed the lid tightly to make sure not to lose the magic  that make the shadow feels amazing. 

If you have bunch of Colourpop eye shadows, you won't have much time to twist the lid tightly to make sure none of magic (or the secret ingredient, that make the eye shadows amazing, dry up). Store them in air tight container, You could easily find one and they are totally affordable.

The air tight container that I use is Biokips, you could buy it at Ace Hardware. They often held  up to 50% sale, so each container would cost around 17k IDR to 50k IDR (2 USD to 5 USD) according to the volume.



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A month without a phone..

7/25/2016
So this is what I experience and learn living without my cellphone for a month.

1. It's possible to live without cellphone, but not internet
When my phone died, I slightly panicked and  worried. I thinking what if someone tries to contact me about jobs.. But then I remember, I'm not even in the area , so I won't be able to take the job anyway. Some works is obviously delayed, I still manage to overcome the crisis and solve everything. So don't panic, just take a deep breath and relax, then you shall find the solution. (p.s. this tips of take deep breath and relax, could not be  applied in solving math problem :p)

2. My cellphone is more that just a cellphone
It is also my watch, my calculator, my entertainment, my inspiration source, my diary, my personal assistant, my music player, my camera...

3. I read.. real book..
Since most of the time I entertain myself by reading random news in snapchat discovery or going through thousand of bloglovin's feed, I hardly ever had time to read books, like actual book with paper. Since I've been missing my biggest entertainment source, I back to the time when cellphone is not as multi function as it is now, reading a book.

4. Good thing that my laptop is still working
Yay! I still have my laptop. Although you could not bring it to bed, because of the heat, the noise it's made. thank god I bring my laptop.

5. You'll know who truly care for you and reach out for you
When you are unreachable, you could easily know who truly care. when you've been out of the radar they will try to find your where about and ask you what happen. Relax my cellphone just broke, and I won't risk to get it repair in shady place.

6. or he/she/ whatever pronoun prefer by the person is just a creepy stalker
Yes creepy stalker always know your where about even though you try to slow down any social media post...

7. Don't use fake charger
The biggest bet is my phone battery life is reach the maximum, so it died. Orrrrrr I use fake cable charger from china. A long time ago while charging, my phone give me notice not to use fake accesories to charge or you may damage your phone. I ignore and continue charge my phone with it andddd.. here I'm in 21st century, 2016 doesn't have cellphone, and I'm just 23.

8. I shop less...
Since I couldnot sign in to any messenger service, my communication just limit to emails. I could not contact the shops to shop. So I don't buy... Sorry economy, I could not help you this time.

So how long you've ever been without cellphone? what's your experience?



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Runway Beauty : Marchesa F/W 2016

7/18/2016
This makeup look from Marchesa Fall/Winter 2016 show could be easily recreate for your next day date. It has the touch of romantic and lively look. Clean fresh velvety skin pair with rosy cheek and pink lips. Then use clear brow mascara to Finish with couple coat of mascara. Psssstt stamp the mascara on the roots, this will naturally line your eyes.

cheek / eyes / lips

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