Authentic Self.

Unexpectedly, this April marks the 8th anniversary of this blog. And to be honest, I'm grateful for having started this blog, but at the same time I realized, how bad I am as a (self-claimed) blogger. I haven’t blogged in so long. Constantly neglect this blog just because I have no idea what to write about. Even more, it got me frustrated when I couldn't come up with a post idea. Almost enough to make me give up on it, until I realized that something had to change. 
I've always considered myself as a “visual person”. I tend to find it’s always more interesting, simple and fun to deliver any ideas in visual content, instead of full text content. For that reason, this might be another beginning for Fashion-Maverick. I feel like I’ve come out of my break refreshed with a new creative direction, and that makes me excited. 
From now, this blog content will be mainly focusing on images and also will have some new features, about anything that I find uncommonly interesting. I might also share some glimpse of exciting experiences of my work, as a freelance stylist and a full-timer in one of Indonesian lifestyle magazine company, doing event project management. 
This will be my last post with full text content. To wrap it up, I do really hope with this whole new “blog reinventing” could share some new ideas and inspirations to you.

photographed by Hans Havilah


The New Inspiration

Ready or not, 2016 is just around the corner. I always find the beginning of each new year to be very exciting. It’s like that time of year when you’re already thinking about what to do next and somehow it could keeps you young, challenged, hard working, and inspired as well . The same excitement also pops out every time I got the chance to see the work of new young talents. They always manage to have their own distinctive approach that favours innovative exploration while at the same time creating modern and cutting-edge pieces. 
It took me back when I flew over to Kuala Lumpur couple months a go to attend The Grand Finale of the AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search at KL Fashion Week Ready To Wear 2015. A total of 10 young designers were given the chance to showcase their creations on the prestigious KLFWRTW2015 runway. They were selected based on their originality, creativity, design, stage presentation and consistency in their proposed collection. The Top 3 AirAsia’s Most Promising Designers were revealed after an intense final round of judging and they are, Lee Bao En from UCSI University as the Grand Winner of AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2015, followed with Shazmin Hashim from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) as the 1st Runner Up and Ter Mei Ching from Esmod Kuala Lumpur as the 2nd Runner Up of this designer search. 
Each of the collections fusing the cleverness of the construction and offers an instantly recognisable design signature. Two things that has tapped into something new and fresh. And for me personally, look forward to what the winners has to present next year. 
How about you, what inspires you at the end of 2015?










(Not Just) Another Good News

Yes I am aware that I have been basically neglecting my blog because of that busy trap. I went from having lots on my to-do-list to the point of being overwhelmed in everything. Frankly, this year overall has clearly been a challenging one. With the end of the year approaching, I think it could be a perfect time to plan a sweet escape to reward myself on everything that I have been through this year. 
 And the good news is, my personal favorite airline cost saving, AirAsia, has just recently expanded their e-boarding passes (which happened to be my favorite feature as well) for international and domestic flights to and from Balikpapan, Banda Aceh, Lombok, Pekanbaru, Palembang, Pontianak, Solo, Semarang and Makassar on 11 November 2015. This expansion complements the scope of e-boarding pass that has previously been launched in May and September 2015 and for the six cities of Indonesia, namely Jakarta, Bandung, Denpasar, Medan, Surabaya and Yogyakarta, it made a total of 15 cities in Indonesia have been getting e-boarding pass. 
Well, who doesn't want a hassle-free holiday getaway right?







The Excitement Never Stops

Sorry for the late update everyone, but as we all know, good story is always worth the wait, right? Continuing my last post of The AirAsia Blogger’s Community Party 2015 trip on last June, today I would like to share with you all those fun we had during the event.
First off, we started the day with the AirAsia Bloggers' Community Photo Rally. We were divided into several group comprised of different nationality bloggers. What made it more fun and interesting was we were given five main tasks to capture creative group selfies at any locations that represents Thailand’s most iconic shopping paradise to its street foods and also to find AirAsia signage. I was belonged to Group 2. It was the first time I met with MrJocko (Malaysia), Chuckie Dreyfus (Philipines), Teresa Chang (Taiwan), Jikwanhoo (South Korea), Boonchoke (Thailand). Although it took us a lot of rushing but I think we did have a great teamwork.

Photos courtesy of MrJocko from MrJocko.com

The excitement still continues. It’s time for all the bloggers to enjoy the party. We were all dressed up in our national costume and was enjoying an evening of awesome prizes, good food and networking. 



Photos courtesy of   Stephanie Josephine from Teppy and Her Other Sides
For me personally, it was an amazing way to meet and make new friends with bloggers from different countries. Thank you AirAsia Indonesia for this wonderful opportunity.

Heidy Kalalo Photo Hunt Pack