March 20, 2013

Save Orangutans

The bad news:
Orangutans are in serious trouble.

As we know, now Orangutans population has declined due to the massacre in their own habitat, one of them in the area of natural forest in Kalimantan, which has now been converted into palm oil industry. According to the case since 2008, Orangutans murdered for being a destructive pest that must be exterminated. Ways to slaughter like a rifle shot, burned, tortured, if ways are still not successful, hunting dogs will be released to pursue Orangutans. There's even a contest with prizes of 500 thousand to 1 million rupiahs for capturing orangutans alive or dead.

The GOOD news:
We can still help them.

By purchasing this awesome shirt from Wellborn Company for IDR 70.000 only! Wellborn Company will donate 100% of the sales profit to BOSF (Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation).

Let's participate for a good cause! Have a great weekend ahead guys! :)

X O X O,
Elle and Jess

March 16, 2013


Moneh Top - Wellborn Company
Skull Tassel Bag - GOWIGASA
Brown Boots - Bruno Premi
Chain Necklace - Topshop

How do you view money in life?

I view money as a very important factor in life, but it's not the most important. As a Taurus woman I always need security and stability, so I think of money as an instrument for assuring of a good living :D

So yeah, that's that. Thank you for reading, and please leave a comment below on how do you view money in your life, I'd love to know! :)

X O X O,
Elle Yamada

March 15, 2013

Nice People

Sheinside Bart Sweater | GOWIGASA Peterpan Collar Top (as inner) | Forever21 Cobalt Blue Pants | JuneandJulia Lola Boots | GOWIGASA Backpack

Just got back from our short trip to Bandung. Although it was a business-purpose trip but we had a lot of fun AND lessons as we met many talented, smart, funny, yet so humble people (my favorite kind of people!) ♡
Thank you Bisma Karisma and Theo Faybriean for being kind and helpful hosts. Nice people DO exist! :)

For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
–The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

X O X O,
Elle Yamada

March 11, 2013

Valentine 2013 // Wet n Wild Giveaway Winners

Behold, the belated post of my Valentine's day dinner date at Scusa, a comfy, modern-stylish Italian restaurant located just inside Intercontinental Hotel, Jakarta. :)

\\ THE MENU \\
The menu was placed under this round glass, made a nice decor and also cleverly served as a placemat.

\\ THE FOOD \\
↑ Sweet Water Prawn Cocktail with preserved lemon ↑
 Lobster Bisque clams, langoustine and spinach tortellini ↑
 Sole Fillet zucchini and herb flan, tomato-basil chutney and saffron reduction ↑
 Wagyu Beef Tenderloin Parmesan potato cake and truffled veal jus ↑
 Chocolate Cake fresh cream, marinated strawberries and vanilla-almond ice cream ↑

The whole dinner experience was nice, the food was pretty in presentation but average in taste. The appetizers - Prawn Cocktail, Lobster Bisque and Sole Fillet were great, but we expected more for the main entry and dessert, which I thought weren't very good.

The ambience was casually romantic, the whole place was dimly lit, each table was presented with a pretty red rose for the lady and decorated with rose petals and a candle. A Jazz duo performing live on stage and romantic music would fill in whenever the musicians took a break or two.

Oh, and because it was Valentine's Day, the place was packed, I mean, REALLY packed with young couples dressing up and sitting across from each other, eating and throwing awkward conversations lol. So, if you are looking for a more private place, this might not be it. But if you're looking for a more casual-yet-you-can-still-dress-up fine dining moment, you know where to call:

Jl. Jend Sudirman kav. 10-11, Jakarta 10220, INDONESIA
Tel. : +62-21-251 0888 • Fax: +62-21-251 1777

Alrighty, as promised on the title, I hereby announce the lucky FIVE winners from my previous Wet n Wild post that are entitled to two juicy products from Wet n Wild! Using the help of this useful fella: - we have... *drum rolls*
 ♥ our Wet n Wild giveaway winners!! Congratulations~~!!! (\(◦ˆ ó ˆ◦)/)

Winners will be personally contacted by Wet n Wild team, so look out for the email! :D
Thank you so much for all of you who have participated on the giveaway, anyway. Better luck on our next giveaways, because plenty others will surely come! ;D

X O X O,
Jess Yamada

March 10, 2013

Colorful Sunday

Aglio Olio from BLD (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
GOWIGASA Geometric Print Top, Khaki Jacket, Mustard Skirt, Beige Studded Clutch | Jeffrey Campbell Lana Boots | Romwe Gold Multi Cross Double Chain Brooch

Many of you have been asking when will we launch Gowigasa new arrivals, well the photoshoot will be done next week, so you can expect it's coming soon! ;)

Happy Sunday to you all, I love you!

X O X O,
Elle Yamada

March 07, 2013

Explore and Learn

Top and Skirt are from Somewhere store in Seminyak, Bali | Topshop Burgundy Cardigan | GOWIGASA Alexa Purse Bag | Tights from Japan | Bruno Premi Boots

"As you go through life you'll see there is so much that we don't understand."
–Lion King

The answer I've come to recently is the same old story in human history – there's simply so much that we still don't understand... even ourselves. There is so much to learn in this life and so much to experience, that's what makes it so interesting. Be curious, explore, learn and share. :)

X O X O,
Elle Yamada

March 04, 2013

World’s First Jeffrey Campbell Boutique Opens in Harajuku, Tokyo

Yes, it is the world’s very first stand-alone Jeffrey Campbell boutique!

Located on the third floor of the famous LaForet Harajuku department store in the center of Tokyo’s youth fashion district. The store, which opened on February 23, 2013, features a wide selection of the designs that made the brand famous – including Litas, boots, sneakers, pumps, and platforms, lots of platforms!
Designs from the Jeffrey Campbell 2013 Spring/Summer collection are currently for sale, with new items to be rolled out with each season. The Jeffrey Campbell men’s footwear collection can also be found here, which is not as widely available as the women’s line.
In the center of the store hangs a cool chandelier made of Jeffrey Campbell shoes and stuffed animals.

ANDDD the highlight of the Jeffrey Campbell Harajuku grand opening was the unveiling of several limited edition ALL-GOLD Jeffrey Campbell styles exclusive to the Harajuku store:

Now you have one more reason to visit Japan, right? ;)
Here is all of the important information about the store:
  • What: Jeffrey Campbell Harajuku
  • Where: LaForet Harajuku, 3rd Floor
  • Finding It: LaForet Harajuku is one of the most famous department stores in Tokyo. Easy access from Harajuku Station, Meiji-Jingu Mae Station, or Omotesando Station
  • Address: 3F, 1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
  • MapJeffrey Campbell Harajuku store map
  • Phone: 03-6434-0335
  • Hours: 11:00-20:00
  • OnlineOfficial Japanese Website
Source: Tokyo Fashion