Thursday, January 28, 2010

My Debut (Album)

The January-February edition of AMICA Indonesia would be a true historical piece for me. Styling has always been my true dream ever since I first fell in love with fashion--I was a fifth grader back then. I used to style up in friends' shoots or gigs for their bands, but it was not the same now.

AMICA had turned into a little weird part of me now--yeah, weird. It used to be the magazine with Michael Pondaag's spread I used to worship and admire. I remember one of the best spreads I have ever seen, styled by him--it was titled "The Kebaya". I didn't have the picture though, but as you could see me writing about him in my second post of this blog, you would know how I have been a big fan of his spreads. He made his great spreads in AMICA, a magazine that I loved, that I enjoyed so much to see. Strangely, it has been a part of me now.

As I made my debut in AMICA Indonesia, I showed the world the very first spread that I made. Something I worked on with love and tenderness, heartbeats with bits of fright; just like how a new Mom held her very first child, i think--not that I knew how it felt like. I didn't have any idea on how it might came out and published. I never thought about how people would say things about it. I do care, but I have no braveness to hope.

But it was my first time, no matter what. And this, Eclectic Structure, will always be my first ever spread in my history of published styling, no matter how it might be judged.

I dedicate this spread to my parents, and also my fellas who were there when I was out and learning, when I was running here and there whilst dreaming; Bilawa Ade Respati, Mita Diran, Andry Alamsyah, Krisna Satmoko, Chandra Prawendha, Sarah Paramitasari, Andhini Putri, Nasha Adinda, Rinda Salmun, Marina Tasya Avianty, Rajani, Jo, Christina, Praew, Giulia, and Erola. I thank you.

Wish me luck, this was only the beginning. I still have so much to learn.


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