June 23, 2013

Chasing Deadlines

What I Wore: Bershka Bralet | Stradivarius Tribal Sheer Outerwear | Unbranded Skirt | Bruno Premi Boots | GOWIGASA Skull Sling Bag | Suite Blanco Necklace | Topshop Bracelets

Hi, today's post is going to be a quick one as I've got a lot of deadline work to be done. Currently Jess and I are pretty busy working on GOWIGASA's new website and arrival. I know it's been a while since our last collection (sorry ><!) but we really want everything to be perfect so you can shop a lot more convenient with us! Hope you understand, muah! :)

Elle Yamada

June 19, 2013

The Stag and the Owls

What I Wore: H&M Sweater and Bag | Romwe Stag Necklace | Suite Blanco Owls Belt | Forever21 Heels

Wearing this stag necklace reminds me of the TV series I'm currently hooked on... Game of Thrones. Do any of you watch it? Well if you don't, I highly recommend it! It's about seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros with jaw-droppingly beautiful cinematography and award-worth acting.

(IMDb rate: 9.4/10 - Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Action)

My favorite characters are Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, and Arya Stark :)

Elle Yamada

June 17, 2013


What I Wore: ALL GOWIGASA, except shoes from EMS Project

I'm sure some of you have noticed that I love combining colors in my outfit, and this time I chose blue and pink! I used blue as the dominant color while pink as an accent. Do you have a favorite color combination to wear?
Anyway, always love how vertically striped pants can give the illusion of longer legs! ;)

Elle Yamada

June 15, 2013

Sorbet Colors

Hello, Summer!
Well, technically, it's whole-year summer right here in Indonesia, but hey, nobody's complaining. ;) Anyway, Summer is identical to hot, humid weather (which of course, is one of our country's trademarks), and what's the best way to adjust to it? Cold stuffs~~!!! Say, like, a glass of Freshly Squeezed Lemonade, a refreshing portion of Zaru Soba and of course, a cone of Ice Cream or even better, a scoop of Sorbet!

True to the title, on today's outfit post, I'm wearing Sorbet-colored clothes. From the grape toned outerwear, raspberry striped top to the minty green skirt, they all look and feel very summery to me XD ~All of them are also very lightweight, just perfect for this Summer's outdoor activities. 

Put together bright lenses and bright lips to complement the whole look.
Outfit: GOWIGASA Bold Vertical Top | GOWIGASA Silky Flare Skirt (upcoming collection's) | GOWIGASA Studded Belt Mocha | GOWIGASA Lilac Chiffon Outerwear | GOWIGASA Milk Envelope Bag / Clutch (upcoming collection's) | Hat & Shoes are from Japan

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In short, YOU could be one of the two lucky winners (one female and one male) that are going to be the New Face of Nokia Lumia 720. Your face will be all over Nokia's LED Billboard in front of La Codefin Kemang, GoGirl & Hai magazines and Nokia's FB App. You'll get free 1 year subscription of GoGirl magazine (female winner) / Hai magazine (male winner) and of course, you will be rewarded with the super cool gadget itself! How awesome is that?? 
Best part is, all you have to do is showing up at a Nokia store nearby or meet Nokia Jalan-jalan team in several locations (3-23 June 2013), do your best pose and the staff will capture it with Nokia Lumia 720's camera. Your photo and everybody elses' will be posted at http://www.project-standout.com. By July 25th, the judges will pick 20 finalists (10 females and 10 males) and there will be a voting period (in which two lucky voters will also get a Nokia Lumia 720 each). 
So, what are you waiting for? Hop to the nearest Nokia store or find Nokia Jalan-jalan team, do your most fabulous pose, be the new face of Nokia Lumia 720, and bring home the prizes! ;) http://www.project-standout.com
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Last but not least, we had this handsome companion, wandering around the place during the photoshoot: Hyde my boy!!! Parading darling pics (and video!) on my next post! See you ^^v

X O X O,
Jess Yamada

June 13, 2013

One Step at a Time

What I Wore: GOWIGASA Kitten Love Sweater and Striped Pants

Hell yeah, I work out! I've been starting this new habit since March '13, and am so happy I can make it stick for this long (the longest period of time I've ever worked out was only 2 weeks wtf). I really hope I can make it stick for good this time!

What's my motivation?
*To start living a healthy lifestyle.
I become more and more aware of the importance of being healthy. There is a great quote about this that I read somewhere: "Those who think they have no time for exercise (or healthy eating) will sooner or later have to find time for illness."

I've also been starting to eat healthy (not diet!), drink minimum of 8 glasses of water per day, and take buffered vitamin C every morning.

ps. I'll try to post my breakfast/lunch/dinner menu to my Instagram as often as possible :)

*It makes ME happy.
Just like Elle Woods from Legally Blonde said, "Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy."

I always feel so energized, happy and positive after a work out! And I guess by feeling that way, I automatically become more productive at work. :D

*To get a toned and defined body.
Nuff said.


Of course I still have some bad habits that I need to get rid off (e.g. staying up late), but it's all a process and I'm quite proud of myself for taking this small step. :)

Elle Yamada

June 12, 2013

Back Home

What I Wore: Suite Blanco Top | GOWIGASA Blue High-Waisted Skirt | ZARA Houndstooth Bag | Sheinside Studded Leather Jacket | ZARA Heels

Got this beautiful top from Suite Blanco (Senayan City); beside the eye-catching prints, I also love the neckline of this top as it can show off your shoulders (it's a beautiful part of your body!) :D

I paired it with an electric blue high waisted skirt from GOWIGASA to make the outfit even more colorful, then added the studded leather jacket to toughen it up. For the final look I decided to slip into these delicate heels from ZARA to keep the feminine side alive.

Anyway, I just came back from 5 fabulous days in Bali. If you follow my Instagram (@elleyamada), you can see real-time photo updates when I was there :)

Well back home means back to work and back to healthy lifestyle! Wish me luck ;)

Elle Yamada

June 03, 2013

Double Acid

What I Wore: Shredded Back Cropped Top from Somewhere store in Bali | GOWIGASA Acid Washed Denim Jacket | shopAKIRA Acid High Waist Jeans | VIPARO Hologram Cap | June and Julia LOLA Boots

I love denim especially when it is acid wash like these vintage high rise pants from shopAKIRA and jacket from GOWIGASA.

The pants.
It's hard for me to fall in love with pants (I usually go with shorts), but this pair of pants is an exception. First off, it is high rise and it fits my waist perfectly, it's medium weight, and I freaking love the stretch fabric of these pants it doesn't make my legs feel trapped.

The jacket.
What more can I say? It's acid wash, it gives you a little bit of retro chic slash punk rock vibe to your look without looking too much. It's officially my new favorite wardrobe staple :)

The cap.
Either you love it or hate it, but the holographic trend is making the fashion pack take notice. Designers such as Stella McCartney, Jonathan Saunders, Hugo Boss and Burberry experimented with the metallic, bold, oil-like print. Are you bold enough to try it? VIPARO

X O X O,
Elle Yamada