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sydney festival 2018

It's always fun to explore the Sydney festival during my annual break here. I could only visit one exhibition in carriage works on my last day in Sydney. I felt inspired and looking and walking on this multi colored fabric made me happy that day. It looks simple yet it mesmerized all of the visitors. The hippie gone mad in me was screaming HELL YEAH. I felt as if i entered the long lost world of Hippie gone mad, i'm about to change my blog's name into Cindy Karmoko this year and i felt all melancholic and sad about it. I hope for those who read my blog these past six or seven years will still see the essence of Hippie Gone Mad in all of my posts... and for you Sydney.... See you later this year!

Exhibition by Katharina Grosse
Top by COS
Sandals by scarpa shoes
Photographer Daryl Ariawan  


a trip to taiwan

I don't know if you miss our trip to Taiwan as much as i do. I miss the laughter, jokes, food, culture, the togetherness and of course the karaoke session. We bonded last year and can't wait to be reunited for 5 days again this year.
Our trip to Taiwan is so memorable, i learned how to dance to the beat and also accepted that maybe dancing to my own beat is not a bad thing after all. It became my trademark for sure. Thanks to Jovi ahahaha...
We went to lots of beautiful places in Taiwan, from museum to night market to wishing upon the lanterns. We eat at the original Din Tai Fung and saw the owner there too! From street food, $6 bubble tea to an endless fine dining course. We enjoy our Taiwan trip so much especially with China Airlines premium economy and business class service. I'm impressed and can't wait to fly with them again this year. Life after Taiwan? 
We're so busy doing or own work, a lot of things happened. My dear Clara Devi is Mrs.Gempa now. Sonia went to Poland to meet her boyfriend, i went back to Sydney for a month, Jovi went to UK chosen by youtube global, Maria and Eliz are currently writing their own book, Anaz our nyai(or queen) is busier than ever globe
trotting in heels, Hans is still eating the best food in the world, you could see Patgouw everywhere in tv or your cousins wedding even your sweet seventeen party too, Andy found his forte and you'll soon see him in tv too! Calvin our photographer has a wife after Taiwan. So cray right? Time flies so fast and what about me?
Well... I met a few people, accepting myself and loving my me time more than ever, i went to Bali when Mount Agung erupted, that's crazy! I collaborated with lots of brands and my career is going to the right direction for sure, i'll travel more this year and will soon revamp my website. I am content and can't wait to see what i could do next.... As for love life, i got a few advises yesterday from Jovi's mom.... I always imagine how hard to be loved i was til it became my reality, i undervalued myself and always think about the worst that could've happened. I attract the wrong people because of what i think about myself. What if, i let myself to dream a little bit bigger? Just like my career but to my love life? Well.... Let's see if i'm still the same person on our next trip to......
to be continued....


The Santai - Bali

The last time I was in Bali mount Agung erupted but i had an amazing me time in a private villa called The Santai in Umalas area. It was as serene and amazing as my pics above, i spent the supposedly two days of evacuation lounging and resting, eating in bed and trying to think about nothing but my well being. If you come to Bali you definitely need to spend at least two days at The Santai. It'll change your life seriously , treat yourself!

Photographed by Oktavian Putra
Dress by Eesome
Bag by curatedfirst
Earring by Coach
Place The Santai


Weekend in White

Having another annual break here in Sydney, where the sun sets at 9 pm and i could finally have a fancy brunch in the city. I love the weather here and meeting the baes of sydney, catching up and creating content together while eating my fluffy ricotta pancakes. I'm living my dream i know.... I choose my body hugging white dress that i bought from Debenhams before i left Jakarta. So sad cause i won't see the department store anymore when i'm back to the city. I guess everything shifted and people are loving local brands and online shops more than ever now.
Back to my aussie adventure, Sydney reminds me of Milan. A city where you could be as fancy or as laid back as you want and people don't stare(cause it's not polite to stare). Acha and i chose Cook and Archie's as our brunch place not knowing that our initials are C & A too! What a coincidence! We wore monochrome outfits that day and talk about my charming uber driver, her life as a wife here in sydney, my life in Jakarta, our christmas plans and lots of things in between. Oh btw i borrowed the fancy hat from mia sorella di italiana, kezia(thanks babe) just because..... I really love the hat and i need to wear it at least once with a white summer dress! Enough said, i hope you like my outfit and see you on my next post,  Ciao ciao ragazzi .

Photographed by Acha Sinaga
Wearing Ciel dress, Kate Spade Bag, Esmee Sandals, borrowed hat.


why do you need a staycation?

Why do you need a staycation? Renting a hotel or service apartment in the city for one or a couple of nights to unwind, restart and a dreamy continental breakfast in bed is the modern day option to escape from the reality. I love living in a hotel, like the royal tenenbaum! Even if it's just for a few hours of afternoon nap, those small talks in bed....Priceless.
Staycation is cheaper than therapy for sure, a new scenery and environment without having to run to the airport or wearing seatbelts for hours. It's simple and it makes you happy in an instant. 
You could chill with your bestfriends or family, having a room for a day right in the middle of the city so you could have an ootd spot all day err day.
I tend to use the most casual clothes and accessories during my staycation, my go to outfit is always an oversized shirt dress and a bucket bag. To throw lots of things at once, and this time i use my green loev bag! So easy to mix and match with, the pink inner linings stole my heart and it's classic with a twist just like me. Super love love loev! 
Photographed by Timothy Felix
Bag by Loevstyle
Dress by Shopatvelvet
Special thanks to Raffles Hotel Jakarta 


Always in Style feat. Levis

It's always a challange for me during ramadhan season to dress modestly and to tolerate other's during this fasting month. 
Usually i always wear whatever i like and not even think twice to show my true personality anywhere. 
Thank God my favorite color is black, it's modest, subtle, neutral but bold at the same time. I paired the newest collection of Levis to show you that we could all still be stylish, show our own style during this month of self reflection and modesty. 
Black with a hint of white, red and a pair of pointy heels to refine the look. I opted the oversized jacket so that it'll cover most of my body and black denim to make my legs look longer yet covered fully. As for the t-shirt i feel like it's the easiest thing to pair with, this look is actually my fuss free look for ramadhan. You don't have to think too much but voila! Hope you'll get inspired! 

Photographed by Timothy Felix
Jacket, Denim and t shirt by Levis
Shoes by Alexander Mcqueen


Boss Lady

" In War, numbers are not the issue. It is a question of: Not attacking too aggressively; Concentrate your strength; Assess your enemy; And win the confidence of your men: That is enough"- The Art Of War by Sun Tzu

Hello, back at my new fav place to write my blog. Today it's hella crowded here, lots of meetings going on..... no day off for us i guess. All laptops are on except the seats beside me, i don't know why the women on that seats are always talking about love and weddings. Anyway no matter what we're all talking about or do we're all share the same wifi connection, strong and fast just the way i like everything to be. Oh what an ambiguous statement of mine ahaha. 

Btw since i'm going to to lot's of business meeting too this year and i'm partnering up to build my own company. I won't lie, people do look at the way you look before they decide to work with you, not only looks of course but they don't give "the power suit" it's title without reasons obviously. Therefore I feel like i need more appropriate business look, with a twist of course *cough cough*. I like to look serious and amazeball at the same time! Feminine and strong, blazers and playful earrings, satin pants and a barely there cleavage.... *crying* Well fashion is the way to express oneself after all.

I love the oversized pants and blazer cause fitted clothes make me feel restricted and anxious. I love the balance of this outfit. It's structured, oversized but you could take a little peek of my skin. It's comfy, mysterious and interesting. It's the "You could just watch but you couldn't touch" look ha!. The art of teasing? Just like in business meeting, i like to tease them with a few ideas of who am i and what i could do. 

You could wear whatever you want of course and i prolly will wear something underneath too if i'll meet my future clients. But hey it's my birthday photoshoot! I collaborated with Indra from Nomina pics and Endi Feng my dear dear make up guru. Will upload more outfits and story too! Stay tune peaches... 

Photographed by Indra of Nomina Pics
MUA Endi Feng
Clothes: Duma Official
Earrings: Massicot
Shoes: Alexander Mcqueen