Personal Style

She's Clarestatok

Quite difficult to finally I found my personal style. I used to like super girly style with lots of flower and colours, then quite boyish, and I've tried monochrome minimalist style but non of them I really into and comfortable with those kind of styles. 

After long time adventures plus trial and error, finally I found my personal style that I really comfortable and into, vintage-inspired style. Its not a kind pure vintage with all vintage clothes but I'd like to mix and match vintage items plus modern items with a glimpse of my own preferences. 

I took these two pictures of my friends 

Yesterday I attended Fairfield Marriott's event about personal style. Fairfield Marriott itself want to facilitate many direct messages about people want to take pictures in that hotel, so they invited an influencer from Surabaya (you can check her instagram @clarestatok) for sharing session and a architecture-photographer community, and we could ask many things to them. 

 I met lots of people with different kind of styles. when we were there, we divided into three groups with around 6-7 people so we can help each others to take pictures in several spots there, like near the pool, ballroom and cool corridor, plus a lobby. 

I got into a group with these people, I thought it would be awkward moment when you got into a group with a bunch of people you don't know,  but they were really fun and humble so we could help plus got to know each other quickly. we talked about many things, about our personal preference of style until about our life. I had so much fun there with these people.

I enjoyed the pool in the noon

Here all I got from yesterday, besides good pictures in a good spots also new friends! 

Dress: vintage
Barrett hat: Stradivarius 
Sunglasses: Pull and Bear
Watch: Hush Puppies
Bag: Elizabeth 
Shoes: Gia, Berrybenka


Welcome to Legal Age

Hi! So, I officially on my legal age!
I'm blessed because I still live here with tons of sparkle and happiness. So, I'll write a letter to younger me and girls out there.

Dear young girl, in front of a mirror, you don't need to please every-single-one, because you can't never pleased the whole world. Fight for someone who really deserves your sweat and tears, don't cry over someone who doesn't deserve you. 

Choose your priorities carefully, and make them happy. Surround yourself with positive people, who will tell you the truth plus criticize you whenever you need those slap-words and the ones that validate your feelings. The ones who tell you how precious you are and its okay to be different, its okay to be sad, its okay to be sarcastic and grumpy and cranky, its okay to be you and embrace it!

You know, it's okay not to be happy every time, you can't always control your feelings. You don't need to press yourself and try too hard to be/look happy. Its acceptable to cry alone in midnight and wish nobody knows how much you've been suffered, and also acceptable to cry in front of your besties and tell them how's your feelings. 

Please, learn to love yourself bit more than you love anyone else because at the end you need to consider your own happiness too. Don't rely your happiness to others, because you must be the one that you can rely on. Don't change yourself for anyone else, change yourself for the sake of your own happiness. You don't need to be as bright as social standards, be bright version of yourself. 

Read lots of books, educate yourself. Go discuss many things with someone smarter, you'll learn from the pros. Do many things you're into on with all your heart. If you love drawing go draw on your sketch books, if you love writing go write stories or make a blog, if you love singing go sing and make pretty melody, if you love photography go photograph things you like. Let your imagination free. 

Write your dreams on your wall and you need to work your ass off if you want to reach them, you can't be lazy and do nothing! 

Consider yourself lucky of many things you were born with some people maybe would kill for them but you're living your life with complaining "I don't have this brand". You need to remember, you don't need to spent all your money for shopping 'brand'. You'll learn later that good outfits can be put together with any budget and still look fashionably amazing. Anyway, please don't be lazy to wash your face and do skincare routine every-single-night, I know it takes time but your skin will thank me later. 


First Stop: Rio De Janeiro

I finally went to Malang's Kampung Warna-Warni (colourful village) and Kampung Tridi in Jodipan, after years living in Malang City I just visited it yesterday. Jodipan Village, aka Malang City's Rio De Janeiro, the place were pretty cool. You can see everything painted colourful and literally everything. You can take many pictures there, many beautiful spots. I'll give you more references so check this video https://youtu.be/uUFaHKBpDkA 

For more, just visit Kampung Warna – Warni (no kidding, this is recommended). The admission fee which is allocated for the maintenance is only Rp 2.000 (2000IDR) and Rp 2.500 (2500IDR). Only with that affordable money you can take lots of colourful selfie and bunch of colourful wefie with your mates.

I visited this place alone, I already asked my friend to accompany me but yeah she was kinda busy so yeah why not exploring some places by myself? A lady in tickets asked me, "are you alone?" with wondering gaze. Not only her, several visitors also looked at me with that gaze. But well, I'm fine with it. 


But guys, there are several things you need to consider when you visit here. My friends had some research here, and they were interviewing people here, people here are very welcome with all visitors but actually they're hampered with several things. 
For girls please watch your clothes, please don't wear too sexy clothes here as crop tank and hot pants, I know maybe the weather kinda hot but many underage children in this village, and parents here won't their child is copycating the way it looks. For boy (yes, I said boy because I know that a boy did sexual harassment to underage girls here), please don't do sexual harassment here. Sexual harassment only left many negative vibes for the victim, especially for underage child. And please be polite guys, not that difficult to smile at people here.

Top: Stradivarius
Yellow Skirt: ZARA
Socks: New Look
Shoes: Converse
Watch: Zalora
Bracelet: From Lombok
Earing: Accesorize

 Details Matter

That's all, so enjoy your time!