Friday, August 27, 2010

Berita Harian for An Nuur Boutique

the shoot taken place at An Nuur Boutique itself at Plaza Alam Sentral, Shah Alam. the designs are simple n in my opinion i would like to have one of the pairs because it is comfortable to wear at work or simply for occasional functions. the boutique's owner is Puan Juhara (thx for inviting me to become the model) and Miss Elyana, makeup artist from Aroma Bidadari: Hair Saloon & Beauty Treatment, Tmn Sentosa, Klang (012-363 9857). i wore 5 cotton kurungs n 5 chiffon kurungs (chiffon kurungs will be published soon in BH).

warm n cold colors

cottony feel, with pelikat abstracts

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mingguan Wanita Bumper Edition

Shika and myself

Anis Al-Idrus and myself

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Mandailing - my culture, my tribe

* for more details about mandailing wedding (tradisi, busana, tatarias and kuliner) u can browse to:

Mandailing bride

The Mandailing is a traditional cultural group in Southeast Asia. They are found mainly in the northern section of the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. They came under the influence of the Kaum Padri who ruled the Minangkabau of Tanah Datar. As a result, the Mandailing were influenced by Muslim culture and converted to Islam. Previous to their conversion, they practised Hinduism and Parmalim (Batak native religion). There are also a group of Mandailing in Malaysia, especially in the states of Selangor and Perak. They are closely related to theAngkola, who are mixed between Muslim and Christian adherents.

Mandailing bride and the traditional house

The etymology of 'Mandailing' is said to be a coupounding of the words mande, meaning 'mother', and hilang, meaning 'lost'. Thus, the name is said to mean "lost mother". Some research has suggested that the Mandailing are the descendants of the Batak, who migrated to the south before the coming of the Portuguese and Dutch colonisation of Sumatra. There they converted to Islam and intermarried with Minangkabau and the Malay peoples. Mandailing society is patriarchal, employing family names, or marga, in the same manner as the Batak, Simalungun, and Karo. The same marga can be found, such as Lubis, Nasution, Siregar, Hasibuan, Harahap, Dalimunthe (originally from Munthe), Matondang, Rangkuti, Parinduri, Pulungan, Rambe, Daulae(y), Pohan, Batubara (not to be confused with the Batu Bara people from the east coast of Sumatra), Barus and Hutajulu.

The bride is wearing ‘bulang’ (crown of mandailing virgin), gonjong hiasan dada, selendang songket, baju kurung, puttu (arm accesories), pending, keris dan sarung songket. meanwhile, the groom is wearing tengkulok mandailing (or called ‘tukku/happu’ – head gear from beludru), baju teluk belango, puttu (arm accessories), kris, sarung songket sebatas lutut, and long pants.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Gene Martino

this photoshoot is for one of Seri Dewi & KELUARGA's clients, Gene Martino. Published in September, 2010 by Mirie Norhayatie Alli

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Utusan photoshoot at Restoran Istana Bamboo

me and Utusan journalist, Puan Meran Abu Bakar

a pose taken for Mah Collection

the spreads in the Utusan 11/08/2010

Cover for Mode

Harmoni photoshoot for Hajaba

me and Dina with Puan Mona Din of Hajaba

me and Dina

the whole team: Fiza (makeup artist for Dina), Sherry (makeup artist for me), myself, Puan Mona Din, Dina and kak Norma of Harmoni

us in the Harmoni Magazine

another shot for Hajaba