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Pretty Wedding

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Hi all,

It’s been a while I haven’ t wrote anything due to technical problem. Thanks to Benny who patiently help me to make this blog possible again.

In this wedding I accidentally met my best friends. Since we rarely meet nowadays due to busy schedule. There are always some things to catch up between us. Always miss them all.

This time I wear a nude organza mid dress with red embroidery as details. I don’t wear red that often. But I like the combination of nude and red.

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I can’t help not to take a picture if these little girls. Look at them. They’re like posing professionally. Hahahaha. So cuteeee…

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Location: Shangrilla Hotel. My dress: Nancy & Warren Couture

 

Testimony about My Beloved Baby Sister ( also in Indonesian )

wpid-img-20140226-wa0000.jpgMerry Chiang is my youngest sister. She’s 33 years old now and my baby sister has just got married last Sunday. I’m so happy for her. I just can’t wait to tell the world about her and her miracles.

Merry Chiang adalah adik saya yang paling kecil. dia sekarang berumur 33 tahun dan baru saja menikah hari Minggu kemarin. saya sangat bahagia dan tidak sabar menunggu mengabarkan pada semua orang tentag hari bahagia ini beserta mujizat yang sudah dia alami.

Merry was born with genetic disease and it’s called SMA. Usually boys who get it not girls. Her chromosome that I forgot what number which help our body processing the intake protein to be absorbed by our body is not working. The doctor said that she can only survive until by the age of 12/ 13 years old at maximum. That makes sense because the body never receives protein. So the the doctor predicted that her weakness would go up slowly from her leg up to her lung then when it hit her lung then she would be out of breath and gone.

Merry dilahirkan dengan penyakit yang namanya SMA. Pada umumnya penyakit ini menyerang anak laki-laki bukan anak perempuan. Kromosom dalam tubuhnya yang ke berapa saya lupa yang membantu memproses mencerna protein yang masuk ke dalam tubuh dan diserap itu tidak berfungsi. Para dokter berkata bahwa umurnya tidak akan melewati 12 atau 13 tahun. Itu masuk akal karena tubuh Merry tidak pernah dapat mencerna protein untuk diserap dalam tubuhnya. Para dokter memprediksikan kelemahan tubuhnya akan naik dari kaki ke atas dan kalau sudah mencapai paru-parunya dia akan tersenggal-senggal dan meninggal.

So none of our family told her this. We waited and waited and nothing like the doctor predicted happened. Then along the way we forgot about it and nothing happened. But she acknowledged later on as she grew older.

Kami sekeluarga tidak ada yang berani memberitahu dia tentang ini. Kami menunggu dan menunggu akan apa yang dikatakan dokter akan menjadi kenyataan. Kemudian dengan sejalannya waktu kita lupa dan memang tidak terjadi apa-apa. Tapi waktu dia bertumbuh remaja dia mulai mengeitahu apa sesungguhnya penyakitnya.

For your information she grew up as a very sweet and lovable girl. She’s super nice, friendly to every one and hard worker ( she helps our daddy in his company ). All her friends love  her so much. She is a counselor for her friends even for the married ones. She has an intimate relationship with God that is why she has such wisdom and good characters. She reflects God’s love through her life. She is even a motivator for some people. For example, one day she had a therapy in the hospital and  she met a surgeon who just got stroke three months before. He said to her that last year he still practiced surgery but then he was handy capped. If he was injected to be dead he actually did not mind because he felt useless. Then, Merry said,” Sir, you couldn’t walk only for the last three months, right? I couldn’t walk since I was born ,you know.” And he was quiet and Merry offered to pray for him and he cried. God touched him through her.

Merry bertumbuh menjadi anak yang sangat manis dan menyenangkan. Dia sangat baik, ramah kepada siapapun dan seorang pekerja keras ( dia bekerja membantu papi kami di perusahaannya) Semua teman-temannya menyayangi dia. Dia seperti konselor di mata mereka termasuk yang sudah menikah padahal saat itu Merry belum menikah. Dia mempunyai hubungan yang intim dengan Tuhan dan karena itu dia berhikmat dan mempunyai karakter yang baik. Dia memancarkan kasih Tuhan melalui hidupnya. Contohnya, suatu hari Merry bertemu dengan dokter ahli bedah yang baru terkena stroke tiga bulan sebelumnya. Dokter ini berkata bahwa tahun lalu dia masih dapat mengoprasi pasiennya tapi sekarang dia lumpuh. Jikalau dia disuntik matipun dia tidak keberatan karena sudah merasa tidak berguna. Kemudian Merry berkata,” Om, baru tidak bisa berjalan kan baru tiga bulan terakhir kan? Saya ini lho sudah tidak dapat berjalan sejak lahir.” Kemudian dokter ini terdiam dan Merry menawarkan diri untuk mendoakan dia dan dia menangis. Tuhan menjamah dokter tersebut melalui Merry.

One day there were three similar scenes happened in two weeks when she was around 24 years old. First, she heard a testimony of one servant of God who already 80 years old. This guy was born  with defected heart so he got many heart attacks but he did not die until he was 12 then he received Jesus as his personal savior and his God then he was healed until he was already reached 80 at that time.

Suatu hari, ada tiga kejadian yang berhubungan satu sama lain dalam kurun waktu dua minggu dan itu waktu Merry berumur sekitar 24 tahun. Pertama, dia mendengar kesaksian tentang ada satu pendeta yang umurnya sudah 80 pada saat itu

Secondly, suddenly my mom mentioned that her age was not supposed to pass 12 / 13 years old but she did not take it seriously. Then the third thing was she happened to move her mandarin lesson in the class where there were some doctors for acupuncture. And they asked why she was on the wheel chair. So she explained about the SMA thing to them. They were surprised because they said they knew that people who suffer genetic disease does not survive over 12 / 13 years old.

Kejadian ke dua mami saya tiba-tiba menyeletuk kepada Merry kalau semestinya umur Merry tidak dapat melewati 12 / 13 tahun tapi Merry tidak begitu menanggapi dengan serius. Ketiga, suatu hari Merry pindah les Mandarin di tempat lain yang mana teman-teman sekelasnya adalah dokter-dokter tusuk jarum. Mereka bertanya kepada Merry mengapa dia memakai kursi roda. Merry menjelaskan tentang hal penyakit SMA kepada mereka. Mereka terkejut karena mereka tahu kalau orang yang menderita penyakit genetik tidak dapat hidup melebihi umur 12 /13 tahun.

She went home and pray asking God why those two weeks she got those similar messages. Then God ask her, ” Do you remember when you were baptized and received Me ( Jesus) as your savior and God?” The she answered, ” Twelve” and God answered, “There you know your answer why you survived until now.”

Merry pulang dan berdoa kepada Tuhan mengapa dia mendapat tiga kejadian yang mirip-mirip dalam dua minggu. Kemudian Tuhan menjawab,” Kamu ingat tidak kapan kamu dibabtis dan menerima Aku (Yesus) sebagai Tuhan dan Aku  sebagai Juru Selamat?” Kemudian Merry menjawab,” 12 tahun.” Dan Tuhan menjawab,” Nah sekarang kamu sudah tahu jawabannya mengapa kamu bertahan sampai sekarang.”

So all this time, she is a walking miracle. She never experienced everything what the doctor predicted long time ago. I praise God for giving her a wonderful and kind hearted husband, His name is Markus Suteja and his family is also full of love and cares, not to mention faithful to God who loves my baby sister with the way she is. Above all, that is the answer of her prayer for a future husband few years ago. Finally, it came to pass.

Jadi selama ini, dia adalah mujizat yang berjalan. Dia tidak pernah mengalami apa yag sudah diramalkan dokter-dokter beberapa tahun yang lalu. Saya bersyukur kepada Tuhan Yesus yang telah memberikan suami yang sangat baik dan luar biasa dan yang juga setia kepada Tuhan dan mengasihi adik saya apa adanya. Itu semua adalah hasil doa Merry dari beberapa tahun yang lalu untuk pasangan hidupnya. Akhirnya ini digenapi.

Thank you Lord for your favor for my lovely sister, Merry. And to you be the glory. Amen.

Terima Kasih Tuhan atas perkenananMu kepada adik saya tercinta, Merry dan segala kemuliaan hanya untukMu. Amin.

All of us from both sides of the families.

wpid-P2231798-1.JPGWarren and I with the parents of the groom.

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wpid-P2231605.JPGAll Gowns: Nancy&Warren Couture ; Decoration: Steve Decor

Agam and Ivana wedding

Finally, Ellyna’s younger brother’s getting married. Their aunt was the matchmaker who introduced him to Ivana. I remember the time we were doing business overseas,  how Agam bought so many presents for Ivana while we were shopping together with his sister. All he thought about was finding the right things for her and asked us our opinions. So sweet……

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Agam’s sisters and cousin. All wearing Nancy & Warren Couture

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Warren, Ellyna and me. The three musketeers:)

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The three musketeers with Tari, Erlin and Lulu.

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Warren’s sister, Laura.

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Warren, Diana (Warren’s sister), Steve (Steve Decoration)

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The fluffy girls are wearing our designs.

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Ivana originally loves clean and simplicity. But we finally convinced her to wear more fluffy dress and a super simple one for the wedding in the chapel two days before. Yeyyyyy…..

Dresses: Nancy & Warren Couture; Decoration: Steve Decor.

Lita and Shen2 wedding

It’s another wedding party that Nancy&Warren have to attend.
Warren’s wearing white beaded lace bodice and traditional batik long dress. I’m wearing a dark gold sequin bomber jacket and long black tulle wide pants. I look very conservative,  right? Ellyna’s wearing white beaded cord lace bodice and black thai silk pleated skirt.

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On Warren and Ellyna: dress (Nancy&Warren Couture)
On me: Sequin bomber jacket (Sportsgirl-Australia) and wide tulle pants (Nancy&Warren Couture)

Miss World 2013 Top Model

Dear all of my beloved readers,

I’d like to apologize for the super late post of the Miss World event due to technical problem with my account. Thank you for always following up with this blog. I’m so glad I can share my adventure with all of you. Here’s one of my awesome journey as a fashion designer.

For few days after the first fitting, Warren and I were nervous waiting for the exact date for the Top Model event since the rest of the events had to move from Jakarta to Bali. Luckily we could change all the tickets and the hotel reservations. Finally the “D” day came.

As I mentioned before in my previous post that we dressed three contestants from France, Denmark and Bermuda. We were so happy to see them so pretty and tall that would make our dresses to stand out even better.

Warren, Ellyna and I are one team who always compliment each other in our designs.

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Preparation backstage

Miss France with the hair-dresser getting the hair-piece on.

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Warren with Malene Riis Sorensen ( Miss Denmark)

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Warren & me with Marine Lorphelin ( Miss France) during last fitting.

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Our beautiful jewelry designer Yuling (Le Ciel) with Katherine Arnfield (Miss Bermuda)

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1236438_428947410561035_1793364320_nMiss World 2013 Top Model Show

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The Top ten Top Models

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Miss France’s one of the ten finalist.

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Location. : The Westin Resort, Nusa Dua.
Accessories by : Le Ciel.

You can see articles about us and the three contestants on these links:

http://missworld.okezone.com/participant/34http://lifestyle.okezone.com/read/2013/09/24/29/871287/redirect

http://w.centroone.com/index.php/photo/2013/10/1y-2/duet-manis-nancy-and-warren/printpage

http://mobile.royalgazette.com/article/20130925/NEWS/130929830

http://female.kompas.com/read/2013/09/04/0754296/Partisipasi.48.Desainer.Indonesia.Di.Ajang.Miss.World.2013

Interviewed as one of the fashion designers for Miss World 2013 contestants.

This year, Nancy & Warren Couture  gets the chance to dress three of the Miss World 2013 contestants. Today me with one of my assistants fly to Bali for dress fitting. We are so happy that everything went well. Not to mention Warren was so nervous last night she couldn’t sleep. Hahaha. It’s really by God’s grace, they fit them almost perfect. There ‘re only minor alterations for the length and the girls love the dress.
After the fitting, I was called to be interviewed to explain how we’re inspired when we created these dresses. Too bad my beloved partner’s not around. It must have been more fun if we can do it together.

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The hotel, Bali Nirwana Resort ‘s so beautiful but I didn’t have the chance yo take pictures because I was so focused with the job. I forgot it was this nice when I stayed there long time ago. You should go there and enjoy the view.

The Roaring Twenties birthday party.

It’s Juliana’s awesome birthday with the theme of “Roaring Twenties”. Some are putting lots of efforts and the others are just wearing regular comfy dresses. It was so much fun.

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This is Liza. She owns Drupardi Batik at PTC mall (next time I’ll post her work) She came to our showroom and requested us to make hairpiece and dress according to the event.  So I designed this hair piece of molded cord-lace with dustyrose satin dress. I myself chose this white halter lace straight dress so I can relax in it :) And I found my old beaded little bag which I thought it”ll go with the theme. With my hair super short I just added a pearl thin head band as hairpiece.

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Place: The capital, lenmarc.

Etaupe Mania

Taupe is my favorite this season. Finally found my next dream bag
, grey horn Emile tote Alexander Wang. I saw in the internet last month. As usual before I go overseas I search for stuff I could possibly buy. So when I go shopping I know what I’m looking for. And if I couldn’t find it, I then will try to order through online shops.
Since I found this bag, I automatically  buy stuffs which match this bag. For example is this blouse I’m wearing in this post. About the shoes. I happened to have this old old long lasting perfectly matched Gucci sandals. Indeed they look sooo old but I never had the heart to throw them away. Hahaha.

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Bag: Emile tote bag (Alexander Wang), blouse: Olivia+co , short: the Gap, shoes: old Gucci, necklace: Bossini style, bracelet: Animale (Bali)

Embroidery and Lace

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Warren and me were invited to Yuyun’s wedding party. As usual we were wearing our own colletion. Warren’s wearing gold metallic black cheongsam dreas with red piping and flower embroideries. And I was wearing black lace and beige chiffon dress.

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Ladies in black

Warren, Yenny and I didn’t discuss what we’re going to wear. But we ended up wearing all black :)
Warren just bought that black dress that afternoon from Zara. Yenny was wearing my design. I wore my own design of a black lace blouse with organza ruffles and black tuxedo pants from ASOS.

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Warren’s shoes: Christian Louboutine

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Yenny’s clutch: Roberto Cavalli

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My bag: vintage Barry Kieseltein, shoes: Freelance (Australia), rings: I -stuff and SML, necklace: H&M (Bangkok)

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