September 21, 2014

DIY Fashion Projects with Paper

What do you love to do in your free time?
Hang out with friends? Sleep? Work out?

As for us, we used to love doing some Do-It-Yourself project when we were kids, and mostly Fashion accessories! I wonder when and why we stopped doing that, because It was really fun, y'know, just locking ourselves in our room prepared with food and drinks, and then start braiding some bracelets or necklaces! :D

Finally, there is a chance for us to rediscover the joy we had in DIY! Canon is organizing a DIY contest for everyone who loves to express their creativity through fashion called Paper Runway!!

Recreate fashion accessories, with paper, patterns and colours printed with a Canon PIXMA printer!

If you love creating fashion stuff, then you should join this contest to have some fun and get a chance to win amazing prizes! :D

How to Join the Contest?

• Create fashion accessories and/or outfits using only paper.
Patterns can be printed out on the papers used to create the outfit and accessories, but do note that utilizing patterns from PIXMA will earn you double votes!
• Go to Application on PIXMA Facebook page to submit your creation.

Here are some more sophisticated fashion DIY to give you (and us both) some ideas :)

...or maybe you are the type of person who just like to roll around? Why don't you try this bag using PIXMA prints? 

The Prize (worth up to USD$1300)

☆ First Prize 
 Canon PIXMA MG 7570 + Canon Powershot N

☆ Second Prize 
Canon PIXMA MG 6670 + Canon Powershot S200

☆ Third Prize 
Canon PIXMA MG 5670

We're pretty sure you all know how awesomesauce the print quality of Canon printer is, especially along with Canon fine-art papers. The colours are magnificent, the characters are sharp, in shortyou can easily get the quality of a professional photo lab! \ (๑✧ȏ✧๑) 

Take this opportunity to showcase and express your talent and creativity in fashion and stand a chance to win those amazing prizes! Not only that, your work would be featured on the gallery page of this Paper Runway Campaign on Facebook and be seen by their 830,000 followers. :D

 Campaign period begins on the 12th of September and ends on the 13th of October.
 Winners will be selected 50% by votes and 50% by Canon team.
 Please visit PIXMA Facebook page for more details regarding this campaign.


September 18, 2014

Falling Birds

Hello everyone!
I shot this outfit post around last week as we were approaching sunset, and the light was gorgeous. I barely edited the colours, it was naturally pink-purple-ish like that :) Makes it look a bit emo compared to my usual outfit posts though! haha
 Anyway, even though here in Indonesia we have summer all year long, but fall is already in the air in some parts of the world. So, why not make it today's theme!

For me, every time I hear fall or autumn, I instantly think of earth-tone colours aka the colours that come from natural things around us, like soil, leaves, sky. I will never get tired of these colour schemes! They can create that warm, friendly atmosphere :)
 The first thing that came into my mind when I was planning this outfit was the pants! I think the olive green colour is really "autumn-y" and provides a good starting point for the rest of the outfit.

After that I decided to go with dark colour palettes to match the pants and theme. I chose this bird prints top so my outfit won't be too plain, and I also tucked it just a little bit behind the belt buckle (front tuck), so that the brown colour from the belt can pop up. Besides, wearing a belt will also create a waistline :) Just remember to wrap the belt around the thinnest part of your waist!
 For shoes, I chose this Michael Kors slingback sandals that I got from Shopbop. They are very very comfortable and casually stylish! I'm sooo eyeing the brown ones! Last time I checked, Shopbop still carried my size :D Wait for me brownies!
 For bag, I opted for my 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Medium Satchel that I also got from Shopbop. I LOVE it so much, I think it really adds style and class to an outfit! And the medium satchel is just the purrrfect size for me, because it's roomy enough to fit all my everyday essentials (which is a lot, and thus made me scratched the mini size off the list), and the bag itself is already quite heavy so I don't think I can handle the large size.

It also comes with an adjustable 19in/48cm drop bag strap which is removable! Me like a bag with optionshandles and a strap. 

If you find it interesting, you can go to Shopbop for more colour and style options! :)
 To finish off my look, I wear my brown fedora hat to match the colour of my belt. Plus it's great to cover my black roots! Ah, that reminds me to book a salon appointment. -___-
Can't get over the colour of the sky.
What I Wore: Twenty3my Birdie Top | GOWIGASA Olive Green Capri Pants | 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Medium Satchel in black (from Shopbop) | Michael Kors Cassie Slingback Sandals (from Shopbop) | H&M Brown Fedora Hat and Belt

Okay that's all for today, thank you for reading and see you guys in my next post! :)

꒒ ০ ⌵ ୧ ♡
Elissa Yamada

September 17, 2014

[VIDEO] Bolu Goes Meow + Bonus Facts About Her!

Our lovely Scottish Fold Cat PRINCESS BOLU has decided to speak with her tiny, soft voice…to the camera. Because this is her first appearance on Youtube, I decided to mention some facts about her, too! Click play to watch the video or click this link:

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Necklace - Forever21



Okay then, thanks a lot for watching and see you guys on my next post! ˆ)づ♡

Jessica Yamada

September 02, 2014

A Little Advice, A Little Update

If there is just one piece of advice I can give to you all, it's the one I always tell myself when I'm having a hard time in life:

Just Keep Moving Forward.

Instead of mulling over what you can't control, start focusing on what you can control and what makes you happy. :)

What I Wore: Twenty3 Salmon Dress | Sooka Style Sandals | ALDO Bracelets

Anyway, Jess and I just got back home from our trip to Singapore yesterday. It's been an amazing week for us! We learned so many new things and made friends with a lot of inspiring people. Such an unforgettable experience! :)

Can't wait to share with you guys what we did there! Even though if you follow our Instagram, you've probably made a guess hehe..

Down Below

Elissa Yamada