July 29, 2013

Floral Denim Top and Angle Management

So, it is almost the end of July, which means we're less than a halfway to another happy new year!
Floral Denim Top, Fedora Hat, Stripestripe Shorts Blue, Milky Bag — all GOWIGASA [http://www.gowigasa.com]

Anddd… Yep, you got it right! The much loved Floral Denim Top is back in stock at GOWIGASA! *yippie-kay-yay* Posted these two pictures on Instagram, days earlier, wearing the dainty top for a Saturdate:
Floral Denim Top, High Waisted Denim Shorts, Square Backpack Brown — all GOWIGASA [http://www.gowigasa.com]
Cony (LINE) iPhone 4S case: http://instagram.com/kimora_id
..Got some customers asking about it right away lol. It IS a very cute top, I admit. You can yours now for IDR 175,900 only at http://www.gowigasa.com ;)
By the way, if you look at these two pics above closely, you'll find that I look tall on pic A, and *ahem* pretty short on pic B. Well my friend, that is what we call 'angle management' ; which obviously worked on pic A, yeehaw! Basically, I just leaned back, even rested my butt a little bit on the table *sorry, table* and HEL-LO, long, legs! XD
Another way to look tall on your pics: low angle shots. Pic B was taken from my bf's eye level, and he's taller than me, so of course I look shorter there. :b #anglemanagement #tinyselfdefense

Examples of low angle shots:

…and ending this with 
Whatever angle shot! Lol

See ye later, aligator! Love ya better by the weather!

X O X O,
Jess Yamada

July 24, 2013

Never Mind (the Haters)

What I Wore: H&M 'Never Mind' Top | GOWIGASA Cross Print Skirt, Studded Bag, and Lion Pendant Necklace | Swaychic Heels

A few days ago a fellow blogger asked me on Twitter if I've ever been bothered by 'haters'. Well, I guess if you are active in social media, it's likely that at some point you'll get at least one hater— it comes with the package! Not only in social media, you can also get spiteful haters in real life no matter how nice you think you are.

Dita Von Teese said it best:
"You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches."

Therefore the question is not "How to not be hated," it is "How to deal with haters." 

The best advice that has been proven to work for me is the classic "Never mind the haters." It's true, y'know, when you get back at haters, that just fuels them up to keep coming back at you. When you leave them alone, they leave you alone. In dealing with online haters, you can always use that cute 'block' button, it is there for a reason. Man, if I had a penny for every time I block someone. (Jess: "Me too!")

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

...see? Why should you be upset over what small minded people has to think or say about you? 

To sum up, here's few sentences from Johnny Depp which is related to this issue and has inspired me a lot. It is one of the quotes I live by :) Thank you Mr. Sparrow!

"Just keep moving forward and don't give a shit about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you."

X O X O,
Elle Yamada

July 19, 2013

Good as Gold

What I Wore: Forever21 Turtleneck Cropped Top | GOWIGASA Dollar Sign Denim Shorts | Stradivarius Camo Jacket | Dorothy Perkins Gold Sneakers

So two days ago we finally launched GOWIGASA new website and yesterday we uploaded 70++ new items to the web! So happy~~!! What made me even happier was the fantastic responses we got back! Here are some of our favorites:

"As far as I browsed, no glitches detected :D I can see how both of you work hard on this! Amazing new website." Levina D

"After midnight, just wanna sleep but these GOWIGASA mid-year discount made me saw their sale items & now me wannttt" Shabrina

"Ada diskon, ada new arrival. Aduh aduh GOWIGASA emang jagonya bikin ngiler." Vanda

"Argh ini NA GOWIGASA bikin mupeng deh. Pengen beli semua rasanya." Fransisca Dian

"Ada new arrival tapi kok ga ngmg2 sih? You make me shock with the new arrival, cute cute cute T_T" Thalia Audya >>> We are very sorry this month's new arrival came without any notice ^^;;

Reading comments like these really makes me smile and, as cheesy as it sounds, they are like the fuel that keeps me going, so THANK YOU!! :)

Kindly visit our revamped website and browse through the new arrivals, and if you have any comments or feedback, please leave a comment below, we would love to hear from you! We accept constructive criticism as well! :D

X O X O,
Elle Yamada

July 18, 2013

GOWIGASA Web: How to Use Voucher Codes

After months of preparations, we are proud to announce that we have launched our new website WWW.GOWIGASA.COM ~~WOOHOOO!!!

This time around, you will find many new features that we hope will make your online shopping experience even better, and one of them is... VOUCHER CODES (or Discount Codes).

Now, we will guide you through the steps on how to use it. :)


Kali ini, kamu akan menemukan banyak fitur baru yang kami harap akan membuat pengalaman belanja online kamu lebih baik, dan salah satunya adalah... KODE VOUCHER (atau Kode Diskon).

Sekarang, kami akan memandu Anda melalui langkah-langkah tentang cara menggunakannya. :)

As an example, we will use the promo code which is currently underway, namely "DISC10K" which means a discount of IDR 10,000 off your total purchase.


Sebagai contoh, kami akan menggunakan kode voucher promo yang saat ini sedang berlangsung, yaitu "DISC10K" yang artinya potongan sebesar Rp 10.000 dari total pembelian kamu.

//STEP 1//

Upon check out, you can see there is a column to type in the voucher code.
Please note that your current grand total is IDR 373,000 and discount is IDR 0.


Pada saat check out, di sebelah kanan akan terlihat kolom untuk mengisi kode Voucher.
Harap perhatikan bahwa total pembelian (grand total) kamu saat ini adalah Rp 373.000 dan diskon Rp 0.

//STEP 2//

After typing in the Voucher code, click the "Add Voucher Code" button.


Setelah mengisi kode Voucher, klik tombol "Add Voucher Code" di sebelah kanan.

//STEP 3//

Now you can see the discount has changed to IDR 10,000 and your grand total has decreased to IDR 363,000! For the last step you simply need to click that "Place Order" button below and you are good to go! :D


Sekarang kamu dapat lihat diskon telah berubah menjadi Rp 10.000 dan grand total kamu telah menurun menjadi Rp 363.000! Untuk langkah terakhir kamu hanya perlu meng-klik tombol "Place Order" di kanan bawah! :D

Good luck!

July 16, 2013

Double Denim

What I Wore: GOWIGASA Whatever Denim Vest | Wellborn Company 'Skull Fuck' Tee | Boots from Japan

Mixing dark denim shades with light, matched it with a white tee, and finished it off with a pair of black boots that complement the rest of my outfit. I love how the graphic on my denim vest matches very well with the graphic on the tee, it's like "Whatever, fuck it." if you read them together, lol.

X O X O,
Elle Yamada

July 12, 2013

Featured in Wonder Teen Magazine

In the July 2013 issue of Wonder Teen Magazine. Thank you Wonder Teen Magazine and Edo Fumiko for the 2-page feature and thank you everyone for visiting this blog and for your kind words, I truly appreciate it! 

X O X O,
Elle Yamada

July 11, 2013

Back to school? No, thank you.

"Whether checkered, tartan, or houndstooth, we'll all be marching straight into Fall 2013 with a wardrobe of plaid jackets, dresses, trousers, and more." -ELLE Magazine

What I Wore: Motel Rocks Top | GOWIGASA Red Plaid Shorts and Square Backpack | Do-A-Fashion Navy Coat | Boots from Japan

It's that time of year again - Back to school! So why not make it the theme for today's outfit! :)

I chose these shorts because I think plaid always plays along with that school-girl look. And this navy coat is the ideal pick for this theme because not only does it cover me up, it also kind of looks like a school blazer, don't you think?

For the top instead of wearing a white button up shirt like a typical school uniform, I chose this mesh cropped top with cross beads to add a bit of goth element to the look. Wouldn't it be cool if my hair is black with straight bangs just like Gogo Yubari from Kill Bill? Ha!

Actually this is far from the school uniform I used to wear. Sooo far that the only things I would be allowed to wear from this outfit are my backpack and coat! Not even colored soft-lenses.

Writing this post just reminded me of how much relieved I am to have graduated from my school.

X O X O,
Elle Yamada

July 05, 2013

Pastel Mood

What I Wore: GOWIGASA Pastel Striped Sweater | Stradivarius White Shorts | EMS Project Pastel Shoes

Just one of those days when you just want to relax and hang out with your friends in a coffee shop (actually I don't drink coffee, so usually I just go with lemonade or mineral water :D).

The weather here in Jakarta has been very gloomy lately, and that's what led me to wear this pastel sweater! It's so slouchy and comfy and it adds color to the sad grey sky lol. Hopefully bright sunny days are coming soon cos I think that's the best time to take (outfit) pictures hehe..

But until then, enjoy the weather while listening to this song... :)

ps. Thank you sooo much for your kind advice on my previous post! You guys are so helpful! <3 

X O X O,
Elle Yamada

July 01, 2013

So Long and Goodnight

What I Wore: Topshop Turtleneck Crop Top and Necklace | GOWIGASA Green Plaid Shorts, Grey Oversized Coat, and Luna Bag | June and Julia Mustard Heels

My sleep pattern has been totally screwed up lately, I don't get to sleep until 4-5am and get up at 3pm. You might think it's nice to sleep for like 10 hours, but no no no, too much sleep actually makes you feel tired! It can also cause puffy eyes wtf.

I'm trying to find ways to straighten it out, so if you have any suggestions to adjust your sleep schedule, please comment down below! Thank you very much :)

X O X O,
Elle Yamada