5 Reasons Why I'm Not Going to DWP

When somebody ask me,
"Will you be at DWP too?"

No doubt, many friends of mine from around Indonesia and even abroad are come in to the J City to watch the famous Djakarta Warehouse Project. As well as asking for the venue, transport, and accommodation. So why should I join the crowd?
I know, to make a good review, you should attend the event first at least once in your lifetime. But the fact is I never give my interest on this event from the start. It hasn't even started yet but I'm already annoyed.

These are my reasons why I'm not going to DWP:

1. Not my cup of tea of music genre
I'm a fan of oldies, especially 90's music that makes me feel so good every single time. When I'm driving, when I'm in the shower, when I'm working, when I do workout. I'm always listening for pop music genre, because electronic dance music doesn't work on me, they doesn't make me wanna cry happy tears.
Moreover, I ain't a party folk like the new generation. Oldies generations are more calm and almost never get rushed or make some riots in front of the stages. It's an understanding peaceful entertainment.

2. Pricey
Am I really ready to spend millions rupiahs for 1 day or even 3 days of concert?
While accommodation cost and meals are still not included of course. Unless you're a VIP, in which case the prices and the benefits are in comparable reason.
It's better for me to spend my money and watching another favorite music festival that I can fully enjoy.

3. Too crowded
DWP is the most popular festival in a year, not only for Jakarta resident, but also for domestic and even international visitors. No more free moving or dancing, because there's no space at all. It seems like all the population of entire city plopped down together on the festival grounds. What's the point of watching a concert if you can not see the performers clearly from a closer range?

4. Many peoples are drunk
Did you know that most of the festival audience I know drink little or much alcohol? Well, I'm not one of them, especially not at a music performance.
I can't fully blame on them, because usually there's some alcohol drinks or beers become the main sponsors of the event. But, this is Jakarta, part of Indonesia. You don't need to drink much something alcoholic to looks cool and get around the festival grounds.

5. Everything for social media
No wonder, people comes for their social media contents. Instagram story, timeline, and hashtag to get attention in the real life. Sometimes I miss the moment when people share their real moments on social media, not as an art display. Many attend DWP for the music, but we can't resist a lot of social media climber who want to show off to have a festival-like experience only. They aren't the real fans of the artist, and I don't want to give a damn on it. I just want to have so much more fun at festivals that are exactly festivals with fans and not primarily people who showed up for some perceived prestige.

Certainly it isn't just the lacks I mentioned above, DWP also has a lot of fun. But for me personally, I just don't feel like it. That's why I write this post, to open up your mind there are so many great festivals out there which are completely worth it.
Do you have any recommend?

Light Here Light Now

Light Here Light Now
Sunday, December 10th, 2017
at The Residence On Five, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta

A Sunday noon private party on top the central heart of Jakarta. It's all about Heineken Light launch party, in collaboration with Sunset People Project and Danjyo Hiyoji. Such an amazing event in town you won't missed out!

The umpteenth bottle of Heineken Light, and still standing! I never get intense with alcohol drink before because I don't want to get drunk early. But that night was insane, abnormally I never stop drinking because they didn't provide any other drinks. Hmmm okay, there's fine soda actually. But with low calories, and low alcohol, this Heineken Light is better for those who have pretty low alcohol tolerance like me. Yeah, sometimes lighter is better and let the light show you the way!

ALBESEN by Danjyo Hiyoji
It wasn't me that go anywhere, but Danjyo Hiyoji is. Favorite brand all the time comes with the newest collection ALBESEN 2017 shown above the central of the city surrounded with the view of Jakarta. This closing show of 2017 came with a special fashion choreography by @papah_edwan.
Simply but stunning! White in white with a little touch of green looks so special and perfect for the event.
Particularly the brand has their own way to present each clothes, the powerful models squad also, they have the iconic @anazsiantar and fashion influencers walking the party ground! If you are a truly fans of Danjyo, you will notice some familiar faces behind their every great show.

As you know, the weather is unfriendly lately, but the drizzling rain can not stop us to be "Light Here Light Now". We were still having fun under the drizzle as much as in the sun.
What a wonderful occasion to end the weekend, from sunset till late. Thank you for inviting me, you had lightened up our Sunday!

Fashion Fusion

Blibli.com regularly support the local talented brands. The current project was their collaboration with some cool designer brands has revealed by #JFW18 show titled "Fashion Fusion".

Hunting Fields
Bringing the nature itself to their new collections, with the basic neutral tones of black, white, and grey. The monochromes are still alive even in this colorful world. Every pieces from their Capsule Collection 'ANTHESIS' are stunning and out of the box. More about layered up, asymmetrical cutting, and oversized emblems.
Hmmm, I love them from up to toe, seriously! Look at their shoe too, so cool and stylish!

A touch of retro and classic, this brand has its own style to be real. Colors may be blocked up, but denim will standing still. Got some denim jacket inspiration by stealing their style how's models rock the runway.

Pop.U by Populo Batik
Looks so confident with their motto, "Batik is the new black!". Colorful batik in modern ways are successfully become a new talk of the town. The smells of local are so strong in these collection, mixed with contemporary art designs. Create a feminine yet independent impression.

Danjyo Hyoji
They have some schedule show in #JFW18, almost everyday, ensure that they had prepare a lot for this fashion movement. On Day 4, they're showing the latest women's collection which is more about feminine side with theme 'Arc', still based on Japanese glamour style. The pinkies are dominant for this season, and they play with exquisite details on some outfits. Simply but elegant yet glamour, fit for many occasions.

Overall, all collaborations are too cool for resist. Can't wait to get some attention in daily life like every models got on the runway floor! Check and shop yours too at Blibli.com.

Indonesia Fashion Forward #JFW18

Indonesia Fashion Forward (IFF) is a supporting program which is part of Jakarta Fashion Week to hook up young talented local designer in fashion industry and bring it to the world market. It's 6th generation already since its debut on 2012. I looked at their 2nd show and found out the new aspiration on it!

Rani Hatta
Rani Hatta label is focused on sporty luxurious. I love the way she made a creative concept like "Detention Room" for school looks. Inspired by Rockstar Games (2006), it consists of many different characters of high school models from the nerdy, sporty, decisive, narcissistic, rascal, to the sleepy guy whom we'll always find in class. They are just too cool for school!

The brand's name already tell everything, the looks are about Japanese ready to wear inspiration. Bring the "MOON" showcased as their latest preview. They are more formal attire for the taste of freedom in expression and art, with clean finishing.

Danjyo Hiyoji
The edgy cutting. Versatile with spring-sneakers. I often heard about this brand before, they always have something new and fresh to show off whether in men's and women's section through every campaign. The latest collection is "GEMINI 2017" where each article have another different options. Bold in orange that is the new black. Designed by duo Dana Maulana and Liza Mashita, two faces behind Danjyo Hiyoji clothing brand. Stunning pieces are available to order now.

Fashion Highlight
I captured some inspiration that amazed me on the runway... Fringe and spring-sneakers are exactly the highlight!