Saturday, August 29, 2009

Lonesome Dove

Dress: SHIMA by Shinta Handamari


Dress: SHIMA by Shinta Handamari

Jumpsuit: SHIMA by Shinta Handamari

Tops: Katie Perry for H&M Fashion for AIDS
Vest & Skirt: SHIMA by Shinta Handamari

Dress: SHIMA by Shinta Handamari
Coat: H&M
Shoes: Diane Von Furstenberg

Swank Glossy Magazine 08/09
Photography: Jacky Suharto
Model: Jenn Kosinski
MUA: Brandon Ward (MAC)
Stylist: Shinta Handamari
Photography Assistant: Anjosmoro Maroef
Retouch: Tody.p

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


This is too important and not to be missed! 
So I copied this one out from John Masters Organic blog (
Read and learn, fellas!

If you want to talk about human rights, let's start with pure, safe drinking water for all humans.

In 1995 Ismail Serageldin, vice president of the World Bank (an agency in itself problematic in my opinion), wrote "If the wars of this century were fought over oil, the wars of the next century will be fought over water unless we change our approach to managing this precious and vital resource".

Fourteen years later this couldn't be more true. Between 1 and 2 billion people living in the developing world lack access to clean water and that number is expected to rise to 2.5 billion in 2010 with increased pollution and privatization of this natural resource. Not only is it a problem in the developing world, but a major problem we face right here in the USA & globally.

The public drinking water in the USA is loaded with a mix of toxic chemicals including sodium flouride (a by product of nuclear waste & the aluminum industry, the main ingredient in rat poison), chlorine, chloramine (chlorine with ammonia), alumuinium chlorohydrate, along with an array of pharmacueticals recently detected in major city water supplies which are not filtered out. Over 20 prescription drugs were found in NYC drinking water last year after testing and this rang true in other communities as well. I recommend no one drink the water from the tap unless you have a water purification system to take out what our gov't has put in the water claiming to make it safer.

Equally as disturbing is that water has now become a commodity, this would have been unthinkable just 20 years ago. Then, bottled water was certainly not an accepted part of everyday life. It is now normal to spend a few dollars a day on bottled water. Municipalities now charge for your water as well, something that was once free. Big corporations now promote their water as better and safer which is not always true. Huge profits are being made on something that for sure should be FREE & SAFE TO EVERY HUMAN ON THE PLANET! Talk about a human right, how about water to start with? Will water be the next oil? Let's hope not but we must speak out loudly now. Earlier this year to illustrate this point I was paying more for a gallon of water than for a gallon of gas in the country.

Maude Barlow (pictured left), chairperson of the Council of Canadians (Canada's largest advocacy organization), said to Mother Jones in 2005 "People don't understand how fast the world is becoming a desert." She stated "We need to declare water a public trust. Water belongs to the Earth and all species. It belongs to future generations. We need to challenge the world bank and trade agreements. We have to take back the power to this thing that is essential to life".

Carbon emmisions from homes, cars & power plants are changing the chemical composition of the oceans by increasing the water acidity, which leads to a breakdown in the ocean's food chain. Riverkeeper found that 10 out of 13 leading species in the Hudson River have been on the decline since the 1980's. This is another serious issue that must be addressed concerning water.

We must not only demand that our water supply be cleaned and toxic cocktails of chemicals be removed from our municipal drinking water supplies, but we must also conserve water and stop wasting it.

Here are a few easy tips on water conservation and less carbon emmisions:

Decrease your shower time by two minutes and you can save approximately 250 gallons of water a month.

Upgrade your shower head to a slow-flow, water-efficient model and save up to 17,000 gallons a year. Several on the market can save up to 40% of water used by older shower heads.

Every home that turns the thermostat down by 2 degrees in the winter & up 4 degrees in the summer can cut 2,000 lbs of carbon emmision a year.

A gallon of gas produces 25 lbs of carbon so walking, bicycling, carpooling or public transportation can make a difference.

Collect rainwater & use it to water plants & vegetables. This practice is actually outlawed in a few parts of the country. I guess the corporate-controlled gov't wants to own rain now, very scary. Imagine, it is illegal to collect rainwater on your own property.

Don't leave water running the entire time when washing & rinsing dishes.

Run your washing machine only when full.You can save up to 100 gallons a month.

Spread a layer of organic mulch around plants and gardens to help retain moisture.

Check your faucets, toilet and outdoor hose for leaks.

Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or while shaving. This can save 25-50 gallons a month.

Get rid of your garbage disposal and start a compost instead. Saves up to 150 gallons a month.

Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. Taller lawns shade roots and holds moisture better.



Phoenix Diary Day 3 - Lunch plus Midnite Juggernauts and Goodbye

Phoenix Diary Day 2 - After Party

With my homegirl, Tatis. Rockin' it like it's 1999 !!

Umayya with the crews


Mench + Jojo

Too many cameras, don't know where to look!

Cut Loose & Stand Still

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Organic Skincare

Okay, so. Now i'm all about the organic skincare. I'm crazy about it.

Organic (adj.): 1.relating to or employing agricultural practices that avoid the use of synthetic chemicals in favor of naturally occurring pesticides, fertilizer, and other growing aids.

Though i've been trying to live my daily life as 'green' as possible, but it's hard for me to keep it going when everything surrounds you doesn't seem to go with the same green-friendly directions as moi!
Sadly i must say, that mostly everything here in Jakarta is (currently) still using plastic for everything.

So this is my top 5 organic skincare at the moment:

1. Kou Organic Soap

is made from Bali, Indonesia. I found this cute little shop down at Jl.Dewi Sita, Ubud, 2 years ago. Made of very yummy scents of organic flavours and flowery, with lovely packagings.
My heart is set on Kou Organic Soaps instantly.

Besides variety of flavoury soaps - KOU Premium Tuberose & Premium Rose White, Kou also came in different sizes and weight of Jasmine White/ Rose White/ Sweet Orange/
Vanilla Heaven/ Minty Green/ Lemon Tea Tree.

Kou's range of products also consist of bath salts, jams (yes, as in bread & jams), and sleepingwardrobes & sheep baby pillows. It's too bad they haven't got the website yet, but i still can get my hands on it by special order.

Photos courtesy of : and

2. Burt's Bees Shea Butter Hand Creme

This creme had amazingly worked out for my dry, chapped hands!! I'm completely surprised how Burt's Bees Shea Butter Creme also made my nails doesn't easily ripped/peeled. You can get it from or if you reside in the USA, just go to your nearest Duane Reade at the price $13.

3. John Masters Organics Lip Calm

Love this. Yummy lips with nice organic scent. I bought it from Whole Foods, in NY. But you can also get it at for $6.

4. Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme

I actually haven't test this one out, because this product is still on it's way to my house being sent from Singapore yesterday. I shall give you the update about it but i'm pretty sure that it's gonna cure my crazy-dry foot since the hand creme worked out perfectly! Oh yes, and the nearest Burt's Bees is actually in Sephora Singapore! That's a shame. Again, for those of you live in the U.S. (darn, lucky you!) get it at the nearest Duane Reade or just visit

5. Burt's Bees Naturally Ageless Skin Firming Night Creme

'Nuff said about Burt's Bees, this agless skin firming is not gonna take overnight to firm my eye-lines. Although this product doesn't make the cut to Vogue UK's top 10 eye-creme chart, i'll try this one out! :P

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Favourite Summer Ending

Still crazy about this song, also my fav mash-up video version of Lisztomania.
Reminds me so much of summer days in Brooklyn, which i heart!
Summer breeze, dirty dancing, and sunkissed skin is the best part of summer.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Phoenix Diary Day 2 - Showtime!!

Brotherly love at the soundcheck

Phoenix Diary Day 2 - Meet and Greet

Meet and Greet at Aksara Bookstore, Kemang Raya Jakarta
Photos by Kae Prawira

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Phoenix Diary Day 1 - Welcoming Dinner

Dinner with the band

The Bosses!

My Favourite Liaison Officers

signe s'il vous plaît!


double YAY!

Merci Beaucoup wearephoenix!

Went Tabac-ing to close the nite