Monday, December 19, 2011

Irreverent, it's so poetic

Irreverent is a disregard for the conventional point of view, without being negative. A poetic word that reflect Carine Roitfeld's productive work over a decade, something that gave us spirit and inspiration both in life and career. Finally I can embrace this book as tight as-close, thank you to my dearest friend Dinta Jakile to bring this book for me.


Carine Roitfeld wears controversy as effortlessly as woman wear perfume. She entices it through her provocative work. Alongside the erotic discourse, the bondage, leather, and spiked heels, there is her French sophistication and Russian descent, a mix that has marked Roitfeld's vision since the beginning; hedonism, seduction, and a risk taking. It's an attitude that's been labeled her as a 'porno chic'.

Carine is a free spirit and vision, she's full of ideas and ambition, she have non conventional taste but in very a respectful way. She built a home for the best fashion photographer in the world, she know how to work, push and convince them, and the important think on these day, she's the one who taught us how to respect "the law of business" in fashion industry but at the same time how to respect our integrity and other artists.

Fashion is like a piece of art, fashion is a dream, it needs freedom because fashion without dream is not a fashion. That's the thing why she inspires young artists to emerge and express them self in a free manner and spirit.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Meet the Russian beauty Katya Karpova.
Photography Teuku Ajie

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ladytron: Point of Survival

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It's been a dozen-year of the 'icy' band's career. From the very first Ladytron debut album 604 (2001) when the single "Playgirl" brought some national and international attention to the band and when they were labeled as electroclash instead they rejected this tag but however they survived.

Beginning 2002 with a glosier darker released of "Light and Magic" and critically acclaimed album "Witching Hour" in 2004, made the group took the road of cult following, booking sold-out tours across North America and Europe, and playing capacity crowd  around Asia and Latin America. Without any real label support, Ladytron toured exhaustively over the next two years.

In June 2008, Ladytron released their fourth and most successfull album "Velocifero" on Nettwerk. The album spawned three single: "Ghost", "Runaway", and "Tomorrow" leaving behind their traditional hits on the dance floor. During their dozen-year career, they've endured the "electroclash" and "bloghouse" phases and persevered alongside plenty of flash-in-the-pan contemporaries. With this in mind, their fifth album "Gravity The Seducer" could have been approached as more of a victory lap than anything else.

Gravity The Seducer(Nettwerk 2011)

Gravity The Seducer, Ladytron's fifth studio album find its place as Ladytron's most hypnotic record to date, the vocals are submerged deeper in the mix giving more space for the synths to layer, intertwine and generate friction. The result is an album which is less immediate than the predecessors, but more atmospheric. This Liverpudlian synth-pop group build on their creepiest former glories while with holding the hooks that previously put the sweet in their bitter. Opener "White Elephant" signal their new approach, offering an intricate with a swaying melody, keyboards chiming rather than cutting, its rhythm lilting rather than propelling, it's clear that Ladytron have let some light into their previous darkness. "Moon Palace" sounds exactly like its dreary landscapes are covered by two frigid female vocalist. First released single midtempo "Ace of Hz" polishes chillwave's hazy psychedelia into glozzy yet dense ice sculpture. Gravity The Seducer is a transitional album between the periods but yet still frostbite guaranteed.

Considering electroclash "movement" that gave them recognition, it's a pleasant shock that they have stuck around this long and still manage to evolve. By stripping back the layers of overbearing electronic production of the past, they've recorded  an album of lush and elegant pop music, beguiling and gloriously cinematic.

At the moment Ladytron is in Asia tour, in two more days they will perform live in Jakarta at Djakarta Warehouse Project. I'm quite exciting, it's been a ten years waiting to watch Helen Marnie and Mira Aroyo's band performance live. Now there is a real utopia coming into our town although very late ;)

Official music video for "Runaway" by Ladytron, taken from their fourth album "Velocifero".

Watch their amazing live performance at Astoria London 2009.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Before Sunset

"Before Sunset"
Photography Teuku Ajie
Styling Arsy Medina
Models Kristell Chenut and Roman Blinov

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Pilgrims

"The Pilgrims"
Photography Teuku Ajie
Styling Arsy Medina
Hair and Make-up Artist Tania Ledezma
Styling Assistance Rical Ardani Tedjoutomo
Models Michaela Novakova at VTM
Maria Del Carmen at Posh Management

Saturday, October 29, 2011

DEW Magazine #3 Eastern Issue

DEW Magazine third issue 'Eastern' is ready to publish after two months delayed because of the technical problems. But we're relieved now with the result, our contributors mostly came from Asian regarding this issue. Featuring most talented young professional artist around Indonesia.

DEW third issue speaks about the influence of the Eastern against the world especially in fashion industry. From people, culture, history, celebration, and folklore coming into a theme, design and direction. So through out the growing tree of Asia, we try to pick up the blooming flowers from the late of summer/early fall and translate it into a pieces of artwork.

Let's begin now to celebrate with the colour of the East :)

Stay tuned for more from this issue.

DEW Magazine Eastern Issue Cover Story
Photography Teuku Ajie
Styling Arsy Medina
Hair and Make-up Tania Ledezma
Model Michaela Novakova at VTM

Friday, June 10, 2011

DEW Journal is Officially Active

Welcoming the wind of summer, DEW Magazine just launched official blog today, it's called DEW Journal. This journal will provide Pre-Issue for every theme each seasons, and more editorials to published, more contributors to showed, more fashion film to watched, and more news to covered especially music that influences DEW at present and future. DEW Journal will have daily update every week, you can visit to read and watch the whole updates of DEW activities. No longer need to wait, DEW condense more faster than before, enjoy the visual guys :))

Monday, May 2, 2011

May Playlist: Warpaint Back to Back Album by Bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg


This name was given to the song due to the sway I was doing whilst playing bass; indicative of the Beetles sway or any dance from the early 60's. This song evokes every emotion possible. It's the probably the most skitzo song.

Sounds like elephants stomping the grounds - out to cause a rickus! A great trance and meditative experience, but also a very high energy song.

The opening of this song is a homage to the Lars Von Trier film, Antichrist. I love how high energy the song is, it reminds me of Elephants in that sense.

We wrote Majesty in Malibu in 2007, when Warpaint was just a three piece (Emily, Theresa, and Jenny). Since then it has taken on a life of its own, and has transformed wonderfully. I love the tragedy in this song, you can hear it in Theresa's voice.

Bees was originally written for the bees! The bassline sounds a bit like a mass of buzzin' bees. I love this song, because it makes me dance, and it's not so in your face. I think it needs a few listens before you catch on, then I believe magical things are revealed.

The original Warpaint's interview by Anders Christian Madsen for i-D Magazine: The Livin' Loud Issue Pre-Spring 2011. Visit to listen.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Psychedelic Warpaint

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A little bit late to fill an article about Warpaint now, because it's so difficult to imagine a suitable words for this amazing band. If Nirvana having an affair with Siouxsie and the Banshees then the childrens will be Warpaint. Apparently they are singing like the two little girls from The Shining, it 's thrilling and haunting. 

Hailing from LA, the band consists of Emily Kokal (vocalist/guitarist) and Theresa Wayman (vocalist/guitarist), Jenny Lee Lindberg (vocalist/bassist) and the piston-like drummer Stella Mozgawa. The original line-up of the band was formed in 2004 with childhood friends, Theresa, Emily, Jenny Lee, and actress Shannyn Sossamon. As the girls battled through the L.A. rock scene for three years, the group eventually parted ways with Shannyn and went through a string of line-up changes before they found Stella Mozgawa. 

The band weaves intricate guitar lines, hypnotic vocals, and driving post-punk rhythms into gorgeous, sprawling songs that skirt the line between the soundscapes of psychedelia and intimacy. In 2009 the band released their debut EP titled Exquisite Corpse, followed by their full length album, The Fool, released on October 2010. Exquisite Corpse produced by John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, the EP successfully captures the band’s sonic textures and playful dynamism that they’re notorious for creating in a live setting. "The Fool itself is a reference to a state of innocence, to push yourself to see who you are, with the potential of falling on your face to reach liberation, The risk of laughing at the wrong moment or to choose not to act like you know everything," Kokal explained. Recorded in LA, The Fool was produced by Tom Biller (Beck, Karen O, Liars), with further mixes from Andrew Weatherall (New Order, Primal Scream, Bjork) and Adam Samuels (John Frusciante, Daniel Lanois). 

Soon they will performing live in Jakarta on July 21, watching the live version is beyond compare, cause the group playing consistently impressive. In Live, each one is in her own zone, often with eyes shut and head loose, It's almost like watching them make up songs in real-time at every show. Warpaint has toured incessantly over the last couple of years with standout performances at CMJ, SXSW, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, as well as the Leeds, Reading and Laneway festivals. They have also shared the stage with The xx, Band of Horses, Yeasayer, Akron/Family, Javelin, and The Walkmen. But so should the fact Kokal and Wayman were raised in hippie communes, but sound like the sky has slightly caved in. Come smash yourself against their song and performance, you won’t regret it.

Warpaint - Stars from Adam Harding on Vimeo.
Official music video for "Stars" by Warpaint, taken from the Exquisite Corpse EP (Manimal Vinyl). Filmed in the ashes of the Angeles National Forest. 
Shot by Adam Harding, edited and directed by Burke Roberts and Adam Harding © 2009

Warpaint - Elephants Live Coachella 2011 from Tyzmatos on Vimeo.
Watch their amazing live performances at Coachella 2011.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Best of British AW 2011

Glamour Inc. Pte. Ltd. based in London and Singapore has been promoting British designers in the South Asian region under BOB (Best of British). This concept encapsulates the best in contamporary design and quality in the fields of fashion and lifestyle. Every season right after LFW, a selection is done on the strongest and influential trend emerging.

The formula of BOB is unique and dynamic way to bring British brands to the buoyant Asian market place. This is the platform in Asia for the fresh UK designers to introduce themselves, few names to be called; Boudicca, Kokon To Zai (KTZ), Joanne Hynes/Helen Steele, Hermione De Paula, Alice Lee, and Lee Lapthorne.

BOB (Best of British) AW 2011
Photography Teuku Ajie
Styling Hakim Satriyo
Hair and Make-up Tania Ledezma
Styling Assistance Arsy Medina and Rical Ardani T.
Model Darya Savishkina at Posh Management

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Design Scene Exclusive Preview: DEW Magazine Earth Issue

It's been a while since our last issue featured on Design Scene, now they featured us again on exclusively preview for 'Earth Issue'. This time they featured 14 editorials including stunning cover from Sandrine Castellan. Thank you so much Design Scene for being a close media partner and supporting us until today, thank you to unveil our story and spread the words, hope this will continue at present and near future. Regards

Follow this link to read the whole stories on Design Scene:

DEW Magazine 'Earth Issue' is Officially Published!

Spring is coming home now, a new cycle of life has been through, from catterpillar into chrysalis and we're begin turning into colours. Four months have been passed to prepare this issue dedicated to our mother nature. As a newborn we're still learning to walk and see, explore everything to fulfill our curiousity. So we sit back for a while, observing the moment, give an attention to the progress or setbacks and the other on nature.

And here it is our second publication, proudly to announced DEW Magazine 'Earth Issue' is officially published, Visit to read and watch the whole stories, please do enjoy :))

Cover Star Jessica Langlois at Scoop
Photography Sandrine Castellan

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Say hi to Alyona Subbotina

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Meet the new Givenchy Girl, Alyona Subbotina, having a runway exclusive-opening Givenchy Fall 2011 show is fantastic for rookie's debut. Alyona is from Kazahkstan and currently based in Singapore (Represented by Mannequin) where she is developing her model portfolio as well as studying at university. First time I recognize her when she's in Singapore, despite having never worked in major market, her book has gone from strength to strength.

Alyona has an awkward beauty and completely typical of Tisci's Muses-say it, Maria Carla, Lara Stone, Lakshmi Menon, Natasha Poly, Ranya Mordanova, Iris Strubegger, Daphne Groeneveld,  even Lea T with mostly of them has an intense staring look and hand-picked by Tisci itself to translate his vision, so no wonder if Alyona has been selected to opening Givenchy show, she's more than just suitable for it. Tisci also proved he's a man with an expert eye to accredited with launching the careers some of the world's leading supermodels, and I hope today will be including Alyona Subbotina. 

Now she's placed on a global exclusive, we just stay waiting patiently before she hit other runway, ad campaign or mostly editorial spread for some well known magazine. So guys, this vixen is more than ready to being watched! Let's say hi to Alyona :)

Image courtesy mother agent

Hair: Dark Blonde
Eyes: Blue

Height: 179cm / 5′10.5″
Bust: 83 cm / 32.5″
Waist: 60 cm / 23.5″
Hips: 87 cm / 34.5″

Place of Origin: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Date of Birth: February 13

Milan: Fashion

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Burberry Prorsum AW 2011 Review By Paulina Otylie Surys For DEW Magazine

Burberry Prorsum A/W 2011
By Paulina Otylie Surys

Rumour surrounding the massive tent of the Albert Memorial of the Kensington Garden on February 21st. Everybody was wondering what Christopher Bailey was vacant to do next after he made it rain during his last men’s fashion show. From Daisy Lowe to dearest Allison Mossheart were flown into the crowd buzzing the same question perhaps.

Well Christopher Bailey bring the snow this time with many models donned a po’boy caps and trim coats as a star. If while the rest of fashion world is obsessing over the ‘70s, Christopher Bailey looked to Jean Shrimpton and her fellow shades of ‘60s in the form of chunk wedges and retro silhouttes with a contemporary edge for the new season. Never deviating too far from the much-beloved Burberry classics, Bailey sent down coats, jackets and trenches in lovely tangerine, pea-greens to the black mink while he played a silhouette-cropping the body, dropping the shoulder and exploding the sleeves.

Fur also replaces the studs of spring summer and wraps around arms and aprons, leather is only seen on the piping cream padded macs and in super skinny ribbon belts to mid-widht-probably about two inches wide. All of the models heads were topped with black and white paneled flat caps and their hands carried the extraordinary variety of bags to match.

The show was ended with an indoor snowstorm, as a PVC-caped models did their final walk up the runway. The show was also broadcast on the big screen in London's Piccadilly Circus, with the opportunity to buy the collection right there on the spot. Talk about mod-ern convenience, I almost wish I was outside to see the crowd’s reaction.