June 4, 2014

Prada Pre-Fall 2014 Ad Campaign Featuring Lexi Boling

Natural light from the tall windows floods the background. Prada Double bags, in shades of white, caramel, sand, yellow and red, calm and alluring stare, deceptively simple, understated study of femininity and luxury.

Shots by Steven Meisel.

June 3, 2014

Louis Vuitton Spring 2014 Ad Campaign Featuring Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams in the 2014 Spring advertising campaign for Louis Vuitton spotlighting three key city bags: the new Lockit, the Capucines, and the iconic Alma. Michelle Williams was a close friend of Louis Vuitton while Marc Jacobs was still there, and it looks like she'll remain a favorite of the brand even after he leaves the house.

The leather goods take the center stage, of course, but Ms Michelle looks as classically cool as ever with her short, boyish blonde crop and blood red lips. I think the basic colours: off white and black really brings out the taupe and nude pink leather's best beauty. The other brightly coloured leather, not so much.

Photographed by Peter Lindbergh,  styled by Carine Roitfeld

Beauty in God's Eyes

Was browsing around to read Indonesian famous fashion bloggers, and guess what, my inspiration level peaks up in an instant.

It's very inspiring to see these beautiful, attractive ladies who are obviously unbelievably fashionably stylish to be so passionate about fashion world and staying true to their personal style. 

Beauty comes from within, that's for sure. But I also personally believe that true beauty is challenged more when the owner is exceptionally beautiful when seen by the world's standard. My logic goes something like this: Easier for the average-looking people to be humble about their appearance as compared to those who score high on the attractiveness bar. 

These ladies inspire me the most when I see their humble conversation and hardcore determination to achieve success. I'm aware that it's much tougher for beautiful ladies to be humble about their looks, and their humility really marks something about their character (noone wants to follow arrogant figures no matter how famous they are). 

Pursuing character growth and maturity will always be my life's biggest passion, as taught by the bible. So I thank God for His daily inspiration in my life, some times through these seemingly innocent leisurely browsing time. Thank you God for beautiful ladies. Amen. 

1 Peter 3:3-4 ESV
Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.

Proverbs 31:30 ESV
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

1 Samuel 16:7 ESV
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

Proverbs 3:15-18 ESV
She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed.

Matthew 5:8 ESV
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

1 Timothy 2:9-10 ESV
Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.

Psalm 119:11 ESV
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.