How to: Style the Plain White Tee


The ultimate wardrobe staple, the plain white tee. Airy and light for the summer and still perfect for layering during the colder days. It may not have the same level of hype as designer labels or the latest trend, but we swear by the plain white tee. And since summer's here to stay all year in Indonesia, we're depending on this sheer beauty to move us along on the hotter days.
Here's 4 different ways to style a plain white tee (and probably, how we would wear it too)!
Bonus: These outfits are so simple, you probably have everything in your wardrobe already

From top left to right: Hana, Kyrena, Ditra, Rana.
Top (Forever 21) | Skirt (Forever 21) | Wedges (Staccato)

Top (Giordano) | Shorts (Giordano) | Heels (Zara) | Bag (Coach) | Necklace (H&M) | Watch (Swatch)
Top (H&M) | Jeans (Avant Premiere) | Necklace (Lafayette Collection) | Bag (Michael Kors) | Bracelet (Thomas Sabo)

Top (Zara Men) | Pants (Uniqlo) |  Sneakers (Nike)

Last but not least, meet our not-so-new addition to khasilla, Ditra Matin. She owns the house, credits to her!

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How to: Dress Petite


Dress (Topshop) | Wedges (Nine West)

Have you ever gone to a family event you haven't attended in years, and been told that it's been ages since you've met, then asked how old you are now? As an 11th grader, the youngest age speculation you'd expect would probably be about 15. It would be flattering because you'd think, "Oh, I must have such a youthful face!" but then if you're in senior high and people think you're a junior, like, 8th grader, it's sort of sad. Especially if they add the remark, "But you're so small!" Ouch. 

There's no cure for this. Sure, you could drown yourself in gallons of milk, stretch yourself, do all the sports on Earth, or go bold and try acupuncture to grow a centimeter or, say, ten. Sometimes, though, it's just destiny you know?  There's no need to pout though. There are lots of ways you could still look (seemingly) taller (even though not actually).
Here are some tips! 

1. V-necks elongate the neck.
Don't worry, it's not just v-necks! You've got the scoop neck, and any other relatively low neck lines--make sure it's not too low, though, just so long as you're comfortable in it. These necklines make it seem as if you have a longer neck, because there's more flesh near the neck exposed, making you appear taller. 

2. Wear clothes that fit, not baggy ones.
If you're fun sized... You'll drown in baggy clothes. Your already small frame will be hidden by unneeded layers of cloth. It's overwhelming, and makes you look not only even shorter, but also larger.

3. Heels are a fool-proof way to increase your height.
As girls, we're lucky. The fashion industry won't stop producing heels: wedges (personal favorite #1), stilettos, platforms (personal favorite #2), pumps... These shoes actually increase your height, obviously, so invest in some!

Striped Top (H&M) | Skirt (Zara) | Wedges (Staccato)
4. Midi clothing are your worst enemies.
"I'm five feet tall - I'm very petite - so for me, if I'm wearing a skirt or dress, it needs to be short, or else it makes me look frumpy. I need to wear either something really short or a maxi dress; anyhting in between just looks weird." -Kourtney Kardashian
Wear short skirts and pants (exposing more flesh makes your legs look longer) or long ones (which, if you're short would be sort of hard to find because clothing stores tend to have pants that are sooo extensive: I usually need to get them tailored!), but stay away from midi ones. They make you look awkward, and thanks to how it divides your body, it makes you look short. Midi clothing are reserved for the tall girls, sadly.

5. Wear high waisted anything.
It is an automatic assumption that the legs start at the waistline, so high waists make your legs look longer, too! Wear something high waisted with a cropped shirt or a tucked in top.

6. Remember: 2/3rd, 1/3rd.
Do not wear anything that divides you in half--as in at your center line. It reveals your true height more than anything. Cut yourself in 2/3rds from the bottom--like, again high waisted pants.

7. Tuck in your shirts.
Lastly, tuck in your shirts to make it fit your figure more.

Good luck! XX

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Venice: 3/5 of a trip, 1 page of speed sketches, and 9 photos


Everything I did in Venice this June was rushed, except for the last morning–and even that was just a brief reprieve before my family and I were forced to move as fast as possible, back to the hotel, and then to the airport. It's a shame that I didn't have more time to take in the Venice Architecture Biennale, which I highly recommend visiting even if you don't care about architecture. If you'd like to see it, the Biennale ends on November the 23rd; plan accordingly. It was opened to the public starting June 7th,  so be prepared to pay €20 for a one day pass that's valid for all venues.

The main exhibition housed in the Arsenale, Monditalia, has a wide scope; the exhibition showcases many different facets of Italian culture, using everything from dance performances and film clips to immigration case studies. Indonesia also has its own pavilion in the Arsenale: a dark room where short films featuring building materials are projected on several glass screens.

From left to right: 1) Part of the Time Space Collateral event. 2) The Belgian pavilio at the Giardini. 3) A model of the Indonesian parliament building, mounted on the Austrian pavilion at the Giardini. 4) The Dutch pavilion at the Giardini.

It's an event where one might see the kind of person I aspire to be like–that is, someone who wears things that (on someone with less flair) might look over-the-top and unsightly, and yet somehow manages to pull off the look with aplomb.

The Biennale is also full of the kind of people who move from party to party, running around on the streets with glasses of wine in their hands. Once emptied, the glasses are placed in random spots: under a bathroom sink, on the railing of a balcony, or next to the bottom step of a flight of stairs. Not once have I seen a shattered champagne flute or a shard of glass; these people are either very efficient in cleaning up or incredibly graceful drunks.

Locations, from left to right: in the Belgian pavilion; studio mk27's film installation at Palazzo Mora; Arsenale; in front of the book shop in Giardini; in front of the Venezuelan pavilion

Me at the Serbian Pavilion at the Giardini

Note: Bring sunglasses and dress in light, breezy clothes. This time of the year, the Venetian sun is unbearable.

Due to the rushing mentioned above, we weren't able to eat in amazing restaurants all the time. We did have a very good meal at this restaurant right next to Arsenale, although I can't remember what it's called. There were two other standout meals: dinner at a restaurant called Rosso Pomodoro (I loved the pizza and desserts) as well as breakfast at the Amancanal on my last day (try a set menu, or have the crab meat omelette). 

From left to right: 1) Breakfast at the Amancanal. 2) Part of the Monditalia exhibit

From a previous visit, I remember Osteria alla Botte (excellent fresh bamboo clams and spaghetti) and Caffé Florian (hot chocolate and pastries). Regular restaurants by the side of the road usually serve seafood and pasta, with prices averaging at about €15-20 per dish. As for transport, water bus tickets are €7 per journey, although walking is much cheaper, sometimes faster, and almost always more rewarding. 

Venice is not a city where your destination is what matters most. 
If you don't get lost in it at least once, you might as well not go.

Spend at least a week in this city. This time, I spent only three days and it was far from enough. As far as holidays go, it was unsatisfying, but it is impossible to be in Venice and not for a moment feel that everything is tinged with the color of an afternoon lifted straight from a dream. You can try to think of it as a dull, unremarkable place, but the rising voices of the singing gondoliers won't let you; the age-old windows, doors and walls that shape the alleys won't let you; the water, with its deep green waves and glimmering darkness, will not let you.

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Writing About Music is Like Dancing About Architecture


Here's an acoustic cover of phoenix's 1901. Press play to never pause.
Gue ngerekamnya jam 11 malem, hari sekolah, ngadep tembok.