Saturday, December 13, 2014

Colors Fading & Frayed At The Sides

Music has always been something that is very important for me. I can never live my life without music. Most of people said the exact same sentence as I just said, but seriously I really mean it. Forgiting my iPod or even worst earphone equals to bad day! Imagining facing the crowd and spending 45 minutes in the metro to campus without my music is basically torturing me.
The point is I LOVE MUSIC, not only listening to it, but also watching music performance a.k.a CONCERTS!

I mean who doesn't? The experience is just priceless. It is not only listening to the music, you get to see the artist doing what they really passionate about, the energy, the emotion that they share, It. Is. An. Amazing. Experience.! Especially if you lucky enough to see the band member (spoiler alert). 
In the beginning of 2014, if I'm not mistaken in February, my friends and I wanted to watch so many shows. Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, Bombay Bicycle Club, etc but we missed it all due to hardcore class schedule and projects we had. So when Bombay Bicycle Club announced another show for 25th of November 2014, without any hesitation I bought the ticket, along with my friend. It is part of the So Long See You Tomorrow tour.
At the day of the show, we decided to come early directly from campus, which is only 8 metro stops away. We estimated to arrive in Le Bataclan only around 15 minutes, so we had the time to fill our belly with some quiche first. Although it was not that good.

We arrived there around 17;15/17:20 a.k.a 2 hours before the door opens. Finding only 5 other people queuing in front us made us very positive that we are going to be in front. In front of the venue, parked a huge tour bus and the crew of BBC kept on going in and out of it. We were sure that Jack Steadman, Suren de Saram, Ed Nash, Jamie MacColl and the rest of the supporting people were inside just chillin', watching over the people around there. I kept on looking and smiling–trying to be charming. Kinda hoping that they would come out and invite us over to the bus to chill with them (I thank those kind of films for making my expectation exceed lol).

We just continue being excited and listening to their music while queuing up, when all of a sudden.....


JACK WAS JUST CASUALLY WALKING TOWARDS US
I died for a couple of seconds there.

"omg omg omg omg omg omg" that was all that I could say. They other looked weirdly at me and started to wonder why the hell is this girl freaking out. A second later, they finally noticed that He was walking towards us. or should I say towards the venue. When he finally got there with us, I immediately ask him how's he doing. I tried to look chill but I obviously he knew how I was actually very nervous. "Hey, I'm great, how about you", he answered. DID HE JUST TALKED TO ME WHILE LOOKING AT MY FACE?!?
We started to have a small chit chat and my friend mention him about BBC concert in Indonesia. "Oh yeah we were in Jakarta, It was great". I was very happy that he actually remember the name of the city when we actually just mentioned the name of our country. I WAS VERY VERY GLAD THAT I SPEAK ENGLISH, which gave us the advantages to engage in a conversation with him when the others just stare at him. 
We took some pictures with him, started with my friend, then me, followed by the other 2 girls who was there. When I found that the others didn't want to take picture with him, I asked whether I could take a selfie and he answered "Yes, of course". SO I GOT 2 PICTURES WITH HIM!. 
He left us and went to the café beside the venue, but none of us followed him. We knew he need his space. He left us with tons of excitement and happiness. Then I realised that all this time I was talking to him, I actually had a little quiche crumbs sticking on my lips because of my lipstick.....
Around 1 or 2 hours after that, the door opened and we rushed inside. I got the best position ever. Centre and very front. I promise you that Jack was only a meter away from me."Childhood" band opened the show with a very good indie songs that pumped us. They are also a British band from London. But sadly the venue was quite empty when they performed. At that time, our only hope was that the space will already filled up by the time of BBC get on stage. Which happened. 
The show was amazing. I'm not lying. Jack as usually wore his blue shirt, sang and played the guitar wonderfully, Suren was so fucking hot bring the beat with his drum, and of course Ed and Jamie too. Liz Lawrence, the lady with amazing voice also sang well as the backing vocal and Louise Bhose doing his thing with the beat. I need to give a big applause for the lighting designer. It was just amazing. 
For those who is still doubting whether to watch Bombay Bicycle Club play or not, dude seriously just but your ticket now and enjoy the show! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Naturel

 Il fait beau! Thank God I went out from the house today. Paris is finally getting colder, even though its still appropriate and possible to wear skirt without socks like I did. Welcome I'm glad to say, welcome back scarves, boots and coats <3 
Oh and don't forget to follow my blog and instagram to see up updates on my life in Paris. @patriciarossaa!
Glasses : Gucci / Necklace : H&M / Top : Bershka / Skirt : Pimkie / Shoes : Dr. Martens
Photos by : Heidy Martuparia

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Summer in Fall

Don't forget to follow my instagram : patriciarossaa
I got no idea what's happening with the weather now. Its already fall but it doesn't feel cold. I feel like its summer. This is so not cool. Now I began to wonder will I ever see snow pouring from the sky in my stay in Paris. Anyway my blazer and skirt is from Indonesian Local brand, which I am so proud of since it got so many compliments. Yeay Indo Brands!
Sunglasses : Swarovski / Blazer : Luna / Tank top : unbranded / Skirt : Milcah / Shoes : Vans 
/ Bag : Zara / Lipstick : Sephora 3080A R05

Photo : Hanna Theodora

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Health

I have been very determined lately to be the healthiest person I can be. Because 1.) I gained too much within a year 2.) I been eating so much of bad stuff like kebab and greasy stuff which I didn't consume before I came here 3.) I just wanna be healthy lol.

So I been shifting myself from waking up at 11 am in my free days, to waking up at 8 am everyday or earlier, followed by 45 minutes or running if I don't have morning classes and juiced some fruits as my breakfast like I always do since I was tiny. Drink a loooott of water during the day, eat nutritious food, and try to sleep maximum of 11 pm. And I feel sooo much better because of this habit. Not only I feel like I lose some weight, I also feel fresher and fit.

Lately we have been exposed by the issue of self acceptance. To be happy with who you are, what you have, what size to are, how tall you are and everything. Being skinny like Barbie is not what we want anymore. The guys are interested in any sizes, not only the 0 or the 4 sized women. Even the fashion industry is using Plus Size women in the runway shows or in the magazines. This is a very good thing. But I feel like every great thing can be misinterpreted. 

In this case, people are starting not to take care of themselves by not applying a healthy lifestyle through the food they are consuming, not having enough of good sleep, not exercising and everything just because they feel like nobody can judge her of being 'fat' or maybe simply because of she's happy with any kind of sizes she has. But seriously, this is not healthy. Accepting and being happy with how fat you are doesn't mean you are healthy. Especially nowadays more weird diseases are found without any cure, cancer is not a rare thing anymore, even a 3 years old kids has cancers, the number people with heart diseases, obesity, diabetes, cholesterol are increasing every year, this is obviously because we are not taking good care of ourselves. 
Some people says being healthy is expensive. And it is. Especially when you are living in a country who is using currency that is more expensive than your country's. But it is more expensive to pay hospital bill that paying your healthy grocery bill.

It's good to accept who you are because I know it is hard to achieve that stage of self acceptance, but girls (and boys) don't forget to be take a good care of your body with healthy lifestyle because healthier you, can lead you to a better you .

 Top : Topshop / Skirt : Alexalexa / Shoes : Dr. Martens / Bag : Zara / Sunglasses : Swarovski 
Nail Polish : O.P.I Dulche De Leche

Photo : Hanna Theodora

Monday, September 22, 2014

Retour

I'm back in Paris again everybody! And back posting again hihi sorry for the lack of posts for the last couple of weeks. Pardon me for not having anybody to help to take outfit pictures with my camera. 
I went home for almost a month and just got back in the city in the beginning of the september to renew my visa. #studentlife.

Anyway I have quite a funny story about my trip. Which gonna come in the next post! Have a nice working week! #mondaypleasebenice

Sunglasses : Swarovski / Top : (x)s.m.l / Skirt : Forever21 / Clutch : Zara / Flats : Zara

Nail Polish : O.P.I Dulce de Leche / Lipstick : The Body Shop, Color Crush 110

Photo by : Hanna Theodora


Friday, July 4, 2014

Voyage

Ola! I just got back from my 1 week vacation to explore The Netherlands, (plus Antwerp). I've been to The Netherlands before but only visited 2 cities, and in this trip I explored and visited more cities. I took most of the pictures using my Iphone since my camera is very heavy lol. Plus I only made one outfit picture. 
I'll share my experience and the photos in the next post. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

C'est l'été

What time is it? SUMMER TIME? 
Lol I know I sounded very lame just now, but you have no idea how happy I am right now because 1.) First year of college already finish! 2.) I finally can sleep (i've been an all-nighters because of heavy loaded final projects) 3.) I'll be home soon 4.) catch up with my fav tv series lol 5.) IT'S SUMMER (duh?) Like I need other reason to be happy?!

Top : Vintage / Skirt : H&M / Sneakers : Nike / Bag : Zara / 
Sunglasses : & Other Stories / Watch : Swatch

Photos : Heidy Martuparia

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Scarcity

I hate it when the academic year is going to end, all kinds of tests and projects are pilling up. I mean come on, I've been lacking sleep lately, which makes my face looks so horrible. Actually, these pictures were already taken more than 2 weeks ago, but like I said, I got no time.

I would like to thank ka Fahad and a couple of other bloggers for nominating me in Liebsters Award, but i am really really sorry so say that I think I can't 'participate' or passing the award to other bloggers, since 1.) As I mention before I have no time :(
2. I actually don't really know/follow a lot of bloggers, so I found it really hard. HEHE

BUT I found it really interesting and just for fun I would like to answer the question that He proposed to me:
1. Please describe your style in 3 words!
Colorful, a bit "rock n roll', and exprimental
2. When is your birthday?
25th of September. (fun fact : It's also my parents' anniversary)
3. Who is your fashion icon?
Honestly I have no idea. Blake Lively I guess... HAHA
4. What's your favorite pattern?
Leopard (but in fun colours)
5. Let's do a throwback moment, would you like to share you very first outfit photo on your blog here? (Yes you have to)
Here it is HAHA

6. Do you have any story behind your blog's name?
In fact, I do. Which you can check it out in Here 
7. What's your next "MUST HAVE" item to purchase?
SKIRTS! I'm completely obsessed with skirts, oh and leather jacket, whether its faux leather or the real one
8. You will never wear?
Can I answer never say never? lol hhmmm I don't know, maybe Harem pants?
9. The first thing you look at in another person's outfit?
Honestly, I always look at someone else's outfit as a whole. So I don't really know HEHE
10. Who's your favorite fashion blogger?
http://madamejulietta.blogspot.fr
11. What do you think about me? (Though we haven't met in person yet or we already met, just give me your opinion)
I like your style as it is very bold and really shows your strong confidence :) 

Anyway, I just made ask.fm account, well free to ask questions :) 
HERE'S my link 
Jacket : Zara / Dress : (X).S.M.L / Shoes : Dr. Martens / Bag : Mulberry 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Little Italy

To live in Paris, it is a very unique experience. Everything is just so...... colorless. The way people are dressed, the buildings, well basically everything, until I found this little street which made me so surprised as it is located inside Paris. Surreal, surreal. Definitely I wouldn't be surprised if I found this in Italy or I don't know maybe Greece. Oh well. Anyway, this location is not called Little Italy.

Anyway, I know I don't really promote myself much but I just wanna tell you guys that I'm in Instagram (Duh) as patriciarossaa. Feel free to click the follow button eventhough I protected my account :) Have a relaxing weekend