Tuesday, May 16, 2017

BALI


B A L I

chapter I 
- how to escape touristy Bali - 
Today marks two months since my first trip to the paradise, Bali. I have finally got all pictures done to cite my joyous time in Bali, Indonesia. Shall we start?

Four months before the trip, I called my bestfriend - Gabby - out to join me in Bali, she was keen to come along and she brought Angelia along with her. A month before the trip, Angel and Gabby has already decided places to visit in Bali, they listed down hell-a many places (note : they used to live in Bali for 6 months, so they know what's goin on :p).  
I have never traveled Bali before, I have only been to the airport for transit. But as much as I wanna make the best out of my four days, I personally tried to avoid touristy-places as I can. When I mentioned escaping touristy places, I mean it! Thankfully I have travel buddies that have the same thoughts and it was the best four days of my first time in Bali.  

Sundays Beach Club is a private beach located at The Ungasan Resort and Villa. You do not need to reserve. It costs IDR 300,000/per person (equal to AUD30), which includes towel, IDR150,000 Food & Beverages Voucher to be purchase at the restaurant, free Kayak and snorkeling equipments and you may stay as long as you want.
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wearing : Straw Hat - Sportsgirl 
Black Dress - The Fifth Label 
Sandals - Rubi Shoes  
Pineapple Kimono - H&M 
Sunnies - Elsa Lanvin

TEGALALANG RICE FIELDS - UBUD

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UBUD ART MARKET

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wearing :
Pink Off Shoulder Top - Glassons
Shorts - Cotton On
Belt - Uniqlo
Shoes - Adidas Original
Backpack - Calvin Klein
FOLK CAFE - UBUD

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WARUNG BABI GULING IBU OKA - PORK SUCKLING

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SARASWATI TEMPLE

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SISTERFIELD CAFE - SEMINYAK
My favourite cafe in Bali by far. Sisterfield serves Australian standard breakfast, lunch menu and service. They also have serious marble goals!

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ULUN DANU BERATAN TEMPLE - Bedugul

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PANAMA KITCHEN & POOL - Canggu
I have to say this is my favourite place so far. Besides how photogenic this whole place is, the foods are way to go. However a minimum IDR100,000/per person purchase is required.

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wearing :
Longsleeves White Top - Rockmans Fashion
Skirt - ZARA
Sandals - Rubi Shoes
Black mini messenger bag - Roxy

AZUL BEACH CLUB - Legian
A perfect spot to enjoy the sunset while dipping in the pool sippin' coconut mojito. What a moment to spend the last night in Bali :) 


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sippin' coconut mojito like a boss :p

wearing :
Kimono - H&M

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best. sunset.

Last outfit before leaving Bali.

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wearing :Pajamas Outerwear - Glassons 
Yellow Suede Top - Sportsgirl 
 Jegging Pants - Uniqlo

I was sad that Bali trip ended faster than I thought. Bali has such a good vibe, or what I'd called positive vibe. And I believe Bali will always have me coming back for more :)

Peace Out,
Lenny x 

Here's how I arrange flight, accommodation and getting around Bali :

FLIGHT  I flew JET STAR from Sydney directly to Bali. I spent AUD250 for one way (including 20kg check-in luggage). I did not purchase in-flights meal because I fueled myself at the airport, but I did purchase in-flight entertainment, I couldn't get away from my boredom. 
ACCOMMODATION I stayed at Sense Sunset Hotel in Seminyak and paid $88 for three nights. I always book my hotel at Booking.com every time I am planning a holiday, besides the cheapest price and the best room I could get, it is a really easy booking process.
You can now enjoy AUD20 off your room by booking through my link : HERE! 
GETTING AROUND BALI We got around Bali by car. Gabby arranged a car rental and she droves us the entire trip.
Another way to get around Bali is by motorcycle (for short distance), taxi or rent a car + driver.
*Note: Bali has 15% - 21% tax surcharges when you dine in the restaurants.





Thursday, May 11, 2017

An Afternoon at King Street Precinct

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🚩PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
An Afternoon at King Street Precinct
photographed and styled by yours truly. 
Top - Uniqlo // Skirt - @iintan_thelabel // 
Sandals - Rubi Shoes // Metropolis Bag - Furla
King Street is a famous street in Perth, Western Australia. On my first day in Perth, I was actually lost in this street full of classic Victorian buildings which turned into luxury retail stores, you name it, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Oroton, Prada, Chanel, and the iconic store would be Tiffany & Co, with its turquoise blue pop-out amongst other stores on King Street. While roaming through the street, I rejoiced within and immediately planned an outfit shoot. I decided to go back on Good Friday (public holiday) and I was not surprised to find out how empty it is, exclude a few pedestrians (or they could be tourist like me), because that's what I want. Tripod set, camera rolling, snap snap snap. 
Speaking about outfit, I pulled out the custom-made Batik skirt by the lovely designer, IIN TAN that I self-picked at a fabric store. 
A little story behind this crazy idea of designing my own pieces with the help from Iin Tan.
Two months before I went back home for holiday, I contacted Iin and telling her my interest in designing my dream clothes. I told her my favourite pieces and despite her packed schedule, she spaced out some slots for me. The second day after I arrived in my hometown, we met up and discussed about the exact type of clothes I wanna do then after breakfast she took me to this fabric store in hometown. Trust me when I say we were there for ONE fabric. My inner-shopaholic soul could not take my eyes off beautiful fabrics they have and eventhough I do not have any talent in drawing or designing clothes, seeing fabrics alone has drawn me a lot of clothes idea outcome in my mind. I ended up picking two beautiful laces (I'll definitely show you later when it gets warmer in Sydney) before I had my eyes on this Batik fabric. The simplicity but bold shown by this Batik had me at first sight, and as soon as I tested the material (to make sure it is comfortable, airy and not hard), I quickly pulled Iin aside and told her my vision. Voila, she executed it perfectly! An A-Line high-waisted mid skirt with a twist, designed and made by Iin Tan The Label, self-picked fabric and vision by me. (sounds cool, doesn't it).
This outfit speaks a lot about me. Vintage feminine classic with a twist of bold accessories. 
 And to celebrate a dedication on The Pink Frame, I have finally had my own domain, www.thepinkframe.net! I am terrified with this milestone because I have never thought this day would happen. I am truly thankful for your support and I will continue to strive more ideas, soothe out the perplexing thoughts and gather wanders in the promise of bringing The Pink Frame readers the best visuals from my perspective.

With love,



Lenny xx 



Monday, May 1, 2017

VAJIFDAR's

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Fashion never stops, neither the climate change. 
Fashion is you and I, so does the climate change. 

In the midst of adjusting my body back to Australia Eastern Standard Time or AEST, an interesting text hit my instagram's inbox. 
A lady named Sonya Vajifdar was introducing me to her collection.
I literally had no idea about this person nor I have heard about her. She happened to be visiting Sydney for a week and hooked me up with her new collection, a collection dedicated to the earth; supporting fashion sustainability. I am sold.
Fashion sustainability refreshed my mind. This industry has been filled with quite a lot of fast fashion (not Maccas!), and little did you know that fashion ranks second in pollution after oil industry. Lately, bigger brands such as H&M and Zara are trying to recycle your old jeans. I personally support fashion sustainability because how brilliant the uses could be. 
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That's why I agreed straight away to Sonya's offer. I never get a chance to meet her in person, because all we did is dropped off and dropped in the clothes. But I need to thank her through my work; appreciation towards her work, her design. I might only show two pieces out of ten from her organic and sustainable collection, but so far, she speaks the language of fashion and her appreciation to the earth. She has gone far and beyond and contributing such love to the industry.
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That little black dress was a comfortable and classy dress a lady could ever have. Sonya offers quality and warmth. And to the one dress I'd call "Gaga Wanna Be" is no ordinary, it'd jumped me to be a popstar, Stacked Dress and Black Boots, I am in!
Look 1
Dress - SONYA VAJIFDAR
Heels - SHUBAR 
Look 2
Dress - SONYA VAJIFDAR
Shoes - GOSH INDONESIA 

Photographed by Lenny Novitasari 
(copyrights reserved)