Flip Flops – Where do You Stand?

>> Monday, May 21, 2012

Over the past few decades we’ve seen sandals and flip flops transform from disposable beachwear accessories into designer luxuries. Once made from foam rubber and costing only a few pounds, flip flops and sandals are now expensive and durable fashion items sported by countless supermodels and fashion icons.

But how did this transition come about, and do people these days genuinely accept sandals to be mainstream staples of their wardrobe? For example, while we all know it’s de rigueur to strut the dunes in a pair of flip flops while on an outing to the beach, would you wear a pair of designer sandals to a smart restaurant or formal function?

Responses will inevitably be mixed. In the workplace, things aren’t really any clearer. During the dot-com boom in Silicon Valley, business dress was relaxed and the whole world was introduced to the idea of ‘casual business attire’. No longer is it just Friday that’s ‘dress down day’; now it’s expected in certain areas of the creative industries that employees will wear nothing more formal than a T-shirt every day of the week.

However, sandals continue to cause divisions here, too. In 2007, 24-year-old Jennifer Cohen from Philadelphia went to the press to express her astonishment at being told by senior colleagues that her choice of sleeveless shirt, Bermuda shorts and designer flip flops was not acceptable causal business attire.

As with a number of clothing items, much of how we perceive flip flops and sandals is determined by the outfit choices of certain celebrities. Jennifer Anniston, for example, is often spotted donning a pair of colourful sandals, usually pairing them with jeans for dressed-down, casual chic. Paris Hilton, meanwhile, prefers to combine them with shorter skirts for a typically summer look.

No matter where you stand, the fact remains that flip flops have carved out a special little niche for themselves in the fashion world. No longer considered to be just beach footwear, you might not yet be comfortable wearing them out for a night on the town, but you can be sure that they’ll go with just about anything in your wardrobe.
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We're All In Love

>> Thursday, May 3, 2012

Here's a short recap from Cleo &Steve Madden "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" photo contest final event at Senayan City. It was such a cool event, I spotted tons of stylish girls dressed in colorful summery outfits and pretty towering Steve Madden heels. See that fierce-looking girl in purple jacket? Yes people, she is the winner of Cleo & Steve Madden photo contest. She knows it best how to have fun with her style, she truly deserved it!

These are some pics of my work for Bank Central Asia (BCA). It was my first time doing styling for kids and I have to say that I really really enjoyed it! Aqifah, being famous for Oreo TV Commercial, is such a wonderful talented little girl. The photoshoot started at 8AM in the morning and finished at 11PM and she was still in a good mood though she hadn't had a power nap during the break. Amazing little kid!

And these are some shots of my works for fimelashop.com. Amazing photos taken by our  young and super talented wonderful woman Nicoline Patricia Malina. I really love the results! To me, seeing our hard works get published is one of the best feelings ever. Thus being said, I don't think I need to say "I love my job" anymore. When you're content with what you're doing, your heart screams it louder. :)
Have a great day, everyone!

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