Thursday, 22 December 2016

Formal X Casual Christmas Wish List



How are you all doing?
I find this year time flies so unbelievably fast and suddenly in a few days will be Christmas.
Does anyone of you have all of the gifts wrapped under the fab Christmas tree? Or perhaps some of you prefer to buy last-minute gifts? Some might wait until the sale started and some people do not even bother to celebrate Christmas.

Me personally, when I was living in Indonesia, I didn't celebrate it.
But of course since I moved to Switzerland, I am also taking part of this Christmas activities. What I could say the difference between Christmas celebration in Indonesia and Switzerland is that in Switzerland is rather tradition instead of religious festive. Everyone, doesn't matter from which religion you are, are taking part of this celebration. It is the time to gather with your family, friends and beloved ones. Time to reunite, looking back what we have done or simply to give nice goodies.
Speaking of nice goodies, year-end is the time when I give myself a treat.
Doesn't have to be pricey, but sometimes it can take some digits from my account *sigh*
This year I have so many favorite things and made my wish list become longer than ever!
In December usually I have a few Christmas events, both formal and casual dress code. So let me just share with you my wish list, they are classified for formal as well as casual.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

BLACK GOLD



Autumn is always energizing my fashion and beauty side.
It's the moment where designers release their collections that we really look forward to.
Let's talk about beauty today!
 
This year I have been waiting for the collaboration Victoria Beckham X Estée Lauder.
Who doesn't know these two big names?
Since the beginning I knew this collection is really worth to have!
So, here we go...

Monday, 17 October 2016

Fall In Love With Fall

Slit Sweater Dress & Necklace: Zaful ¦ Bodysuit: H&M ¦ Hat: Zara (old) ¦ Jeans: Mango ¦
Bag: Miu Miu ¦ Shoes: Studio Pollini

I am definitely not a fan of fall.
Don’t get me wrong, I love to see how the leaves are changing color, the warmth of pumpkin soup, some people are getting even more romantic during autumn. I just feel uneasy knowing that the temperature is dropping and windy. Classic issues of a person from the tropic country.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Santa Margherita Ligure

Dress: H&M ¦ Sandals: Hermès ¦ Bag: Tory Burch

I have been meaning to post this trip couple of weeks ago after my short getaway to Italy, however many things came up and I kept postponed it. So here we are.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Still Summer

Top: Vila (old) ¦ Skirt: H&M ¦ Statement Necklace: FiliNi ¦ Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo ¦ Bag: Marc Jacobs
Photos: Stephanie
 
As summer is about to fade away, well temporarily, I feel my days are getting busier.
Sometimes it's hard to describe, what caused you from being really busy. I just feel the day goes super fast and I haven't done so many things for my day. As if 24 hours in a day is not enough and my to do list is getting longer and longer. Am I the only one who feels this?

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Slow Âge

Vichy Slow Âge

AGE.
Most of people celebrate it when they're young and they don't want to talk about it when they grow old.
Who doesn't want to grow old gracefully? More mature, wise with charm?
However, what happen very often is only the ageing signs haunt us.
It is even worsen by bad habit, bad nutrition or bad lifestyle.
I am certain that so many of us wishing that if only we could push Pause button to slow our age.
But, could we really slow down our age?
The answer is: Yes, we can!

Sunday, 17 July 2016

A(RT)SYMMETRIC AT ARTPARK

Top: H&M (similar here) ¦ Bootcut Jeans: H&M (similar here) ¦ Sandals: Hèrmes (also adore this) ¦
Bag: Love Moschino (old) also check out here with fringe

When it comes to art, there are various definitions.
Some crave for bizzareness, some need to have in abstract, some simply want minimalist.
I basically appreciate any kind of art, perhaps my favorite would be the street style art. The reason behind it because I could feel the freedom energy in street style art.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

FIRST DAY OF SUMMER

Top: Sisley ¦ Shorts: H&M ¦ Cross Body Bag: Armani Jeans ¦ Shoes: Ras
Photos: Stephanie


First day of summer.
I have been waiting for this since winter and it's such a nice feeling to be able to say that summer is eventually here!

Friday, 17 June 2016

Spring for Summer





Gigi Burris Endless Ete Summer Raffia Hat

The word 'summer' seems so far away in case you are living in Switzerland. We are having bad weather here and it is quite depressing. I wish I were somewhere exotic with warm weather and my lightest clothes.
 
Since the rain is pouring almost the whole day, my browsing activity is going up. What I have found recently on the internet is Spring, the fashion company based in NYC. When my finger hit the their accessories shop, I was amazed. More than 800 brands to choose, am I sensing the SoHo vibe here? I have always such a long wishlist and now by checking those brands my list is getting longer!
Just because I am so keen to spend the time on the beach, let me share to you my Spring wishlist:
 
The summer hat on the photo above stole my heart immediately. Such an elegant cut and effortlessly chic. Stylish hat for summer is a must this year. Everytime I see this hat, my mind wonder to the golden year of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly where elegance was woman's secret weapon.
 

Monday, 23 May 2016

Street Food Festival Basel

Top: Zara (similar here) ¦ Trousers: Mango ¦ Statement Necklace: H&M (adore this) ¦ Sandals: Michael Kors (also love this) ¦ Bag: Prada (adore this) ¦ Nails: L'Oréal Color A L'Huile 404 Cherie Macaron ¦ Sunglasses: Tom Ford (similar here) ¦ Watch: Tissot

How was your weekend?
I had the great one! On Saturday together with my little family, we went to Basel for Street Food Festival. This is my second food festival and I am absolutely so into it!

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Mother

My mother in year 1966

I was born in a simple family from a talented active mother.
My mother used to work as a primary teacher. Teaching was her life. After years of teaching she then became the princlipal of one of the primary schools in my home town.
She loved her job, even after she retired she was still teaching at pre-school nearby our house.
So dedicated to her profession, sometimes I wish I could be like her.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

LOVE FOR MOTHER

Statement Necklace: FiliNi ¦ YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush ¦ L'Oreal Color Riche Le Vernis à L'huile 550 Rogue Sauvage
Hat: Zara (old) ¦ Armani Jeans Cross Body Bag (old) ¦ Mug in Canon Lens Form: No Brand ¦ Self Made Black Planner ¦

Every mother is unique.
Sometimes she appears fragile but at the same time she could move the world. She shows her love to us in her special way; tenderly or even boldly. She is the source of our happiness and joy but sometimes she could make us cry.

Mother's Day is knocking on the door.
Perhaps some of you have done preperations to bring the big suprise to your mother. For today's edition, me - as a new mother - will not skip the chance to share some of the gift ideas for the first woman we saw after we were born.
To emphasize the first sentence I have written above, I will share different items since we know how special our mothers are.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Coachella Vibes and My Concert Story

Guerilla During Coachella


Oversized Round Sunglasses ¦ Lime Crime Bleached Velvetine Liquid Lipstick ¦
Signorina Eleganza Eau de Parfum by Salvatore Ferragamo ¦ Benefit Hoola Zero Tanlines All Over Body Bronzer ¦
Seafolly Goddess Bandeau Bikini Top ¦ Pocahontas Shorts ¦ Casetify I Will Meet You at Coachella ¦
Plein Sud Fringed Waistcoat ¦ Kate Spade Lookout Glasses Ring ¦ Pom Pom Sandals ¦
Marc Jacobs Jean Blue Cross Body Bag ¦ Retro Punk Blue Evil Eye Ring ¦ Kate Spade New York Crystal Flower Ring ¦ 
 
Who doesn't know Coachella?
This event is very happening since it was founded by Paul Tollett in 1999. An annual 'must seen' gig for many people including long lists of celebrities, who are taking part as the attendees.
With different kinds of music genre such as rock, electronic dance music, indie or hip hop, Coachella made its way to be worth waiting for.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

BACK TO BLOG

Dress: Sandro ¦ Shoes: Ras (old) ¦ Sunglasses: Tom Ford ¦ Watch: Tissot ¦ Lips: YSL Baby Doll Kiss and Blush 11 Prune Impertinente


I cannot describe how I miss to blog.
No, seriously. It's not just the words that I put in front of readers, but I insanely miss to blog. I took a couple of months break from blogging world to concentrate in raising my daughter in her early stages plus since August last year I started to work again, so it's all about juggling between family and work.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Grey and Camel

Two-in-One Top: Street One, Trousers: Mango (old), Coat: Mango, Hat: Zara (old), Statement Necklace: FiliNi, Shoes: Navyboot (old), Bag: Michael Kors

Hi everyone!
It's such a great feeling to be back again. This is my first fashion post in 2016 and I am super excited about it. My life is indeed in turbulence lately, I finally understand why people said that being mother is the hardest and at the same time the most beautiful job!
Everyday is another challenge and luckily I am still survive until now :-)

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

ONE YEAR

Bourg St. Pierre, Valais

Haute Hardy is one year old
It's been a year that I am having this blog.
Although lately I was off quite a while, due to my activities as working-slash-new mommy, I am still very attached to the life as blogger :-)
With this quick post I would like to wish everyone Happy New Year 2016!
Thank you for your time to read my blog, with or without comments I do appreciate it.
I hope this year will bring so many luck and miracles to all of us!

Big hugs to you all

Ika