The Wonder of Egypt

January 30, 2013


Pictures by Fernando Prasetyo

EGYPT. After watching and reading about Egypt history, I found that they have amazing cultures. Of course, based on fashion, the one I adore the most is Queen of Egypt - Cleopatra. Until now, she was one of the most famous and powerful women in world history.

Black Milk Clothing Egypt Leggings | Gowigasa Hat & Sick Girl Sweater | Autumn Skye Bag | Weirdwicked Olstore Spike Lita

Cleopatra was always portrayed as a woman of great beauty, an idea that is given weight by her successful conquests of the world's most powerful men. Some might say that is true, but opinions from an Ancient Greek historian Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus would suggest otherwise.


"For her beauty, as we are told, was in itself not altogether incomparable, nor such as to strike those who saw her; but converse with her had an irresistible charm, and her presence, combined with the persuasiveness of her discourse and the character which was somehow diffused about her behaviour towards others, had something stimulating about it. There was sweetness also in the tones of her voice; and her tongue, like an instrument of many strings, she could readily turn to whatever language she pleased..."

Plutarch, Life of Antony (XXVII)



According to him, her beauty was found in her wit, charm, and the sweetness in tones of her voice. Along with him, another noted historian Cassius Dio also mentioning about her charming voice and her amazing knowledge of how to make herself agreeable to everyone.

Judging on ancient Egyptians coins, she had large and a-bit-crooked nose with prominent chin. Because of that, it seemed like her beauty and her charm was in the way she presented herself, rather than the way she really looked.



Does it really matter? No. But we can learn one thing, true beauty not only come from the outside appearance, but from the inside and the way we presenting ourselves to other people. These kind of beauty would never fade, never grow old, but would forever remain in people's heart.

She might be in the highest position and influence a lot of people, while we are not. But, for me, I just want to start making a difference with people around me - especially to dearest Fernando and my family. And, THIS is my New Year Resolutions. One of them - I mean (Yeah, I have a lot of them! LOL).



Giveaway #5 : $80 MsDressy Gift Voucher

January 21, 2013


GIVEAWAY. Here we are again with a wonderful giveaway organized in collaboration with MsDressy, online store that I love so much! Do you want discover the same love as mine? Just follow the simple rules below and you'll have the chance to win an $80 gift voucher from them!

Ready? Go!

Required Rules :

1. You have to become my follower through Google Friend Connector -GFC- (on the right sidebar of this blog), Bloglovin', and Facebook. (+1 entry each)

2. You need an account at MsDressy, please make one if you haven't, because it's super easy! Create MsDressy account here.

3. Like MsDressy on Facebook.

4. Leave a comment here with the email you registered in MsDressy. This is very important so they can send you the prize! Don't forget to leave your GFC & Facebook name, along with your bloglovin' email.

Additional Rules for extra points :

1. Blog/Tweet/Share on Facebook this giveaway. (+1 entry each)
Tweet : "I've just joined an amazing #giveaway from #missoline @CarolineSiao Win $80 Gift Voucher from MsDressy before 4 Feb 2013!"

2. Fanned me on Lookbook (+1)

3. Hype my look on Lookbook (+1 for each hype)

I will choose the winners via random.org. The giveaway opens world wide and closes on 4 February 2013!


Good luck dear! xoxo


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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

January 19, 2013


BLOGGER. The thing about being a blogger that I love is I can meet a lot of people all around the world. We can share our hobbies, keep in touch with each other through comments by visiting each other's blog, and also help me find a lot of new inspiring + interesting things.

For those who always give the time to read the whole post and keep supporting me. I just want to say thank you! I really appreciate it. Believe me! After reading a lot of fake comments, the genuine ones really make me happy and feel like you really appreciate me. :)

One of fellow bloggers, Jade, gave a blog award. I recently know that she is a fan of my works on Wattpad. And wow! That makes me so happy. Thank you very much, Jade! This is the first award that I received since I start blogging :D

To receive this lovely award, I have to answer a few questions :


If you were a thing what would you be? 
Ring! The symbol of love and union between two people. Or maybe The Ring on LOTR (but of course, the good one >.<)
What’s the greatest achievement or failure that made you into who you are now? 
Nominated in Watty Award. It means I got a lot of support from readers and fans. I really love reading their comments and how they appreciate my talent. The talent part makes me keep writing :)
A hobby that you can’t let go of. 
I have a lot of hobbies. LOL. I can't stop writing, dancing, and singing.
Your favorite color. 
Baby blue, red, baby pink.
A place you really want to visit in the future. 
Europe! :) New Zealand too, since I want to see the real beautiful view in LOTR movie. I went there, but too small to remember anything - except the snowy mountain ^^
A person you really want to meet. 
Julie Garwood! One of my favorite authors <3
Books or movies? 
Both! I'm a nerd and movie lovers ^^
Food or sleep? 
Both! I love eating so much and I can sleep anywhere! LOL
A physical feature that attracts you the most 
Cute face - just like my fiancé <3
A skill or a talent you wished you had. 
Creativity in making DIY :D


The nominees :)

Obviously, I can only choose girls -judging from the award title ^^. I decided to choose the one who keep giving me genuine comments, supporting me, and always keep interacting with me!
Sarah - Dear Sarah, you are a really amazing lady! I always laugh when I'm reading your sweet comments and also appreciate how you pay attention to every little details on my blog! You go, girl! ^^
Anastasia - Dear Anas, I love how you keep supporting my blog, since I'm a newbie and truthfully your support means a lot to me. You are really a dear friend to me in this blogging world. :)
Mira - I always love reading your blog. I feel so lucky stumbling upon your blog. I just love your sense of style and the support that you keep giving me in each of my posts :)
Katherine - It started with me stumbling upon her blog and I love with the various things that she blogged about - including cute DIY. Thank you for introducing me to Blogilates. I'm literally with the exercises! :)
Veren - She's young, but has been blogging for a long time. I do love her style. What I love the most is seeing how her sense of style getting cooler and also how she's starting to get older and more mature.
Julian - A young entrepreneur and fashion blogger from Indonesia. She has a cute and sweet style. Sometimes, we do keep in touch in our own hectic life. Not much, but it counts to something, right? :)
Clara Devi - A sweet Indonesian blogger who loves vintage fashion and musing thoughts. I keep reading her posts and it's really inspiring. :)
Anastasia Siantar - My most favorite Indonesian blogger with super great style! Truthfully, she's the reason that makes me start blogging :)
Ashlee Foster - Another precious girl who becomes my inspiration to become a fashion blogger. I keep visiting her blog and she's super friendly. The only blogger that I know and not arrogant at all, despite being famous. Talking from time to time through Facebook with her, so how can I not love her? :)
Levina - A fellow Indonesian blogger from the same city as me. We have become friends for a few months (since I started blogging). She's a really lovely girl.
Only a few, but they are the nicest people I know and the most inspiring ones in this blogging world until now^^
Here are some rules to receive this award :
  • Acknowledge the person who passed the award to you and provide their link.
  • Include the award logo on your blog.
  • Answer the ten questions I posted below.
  • Nominate blogs and link those you have especially enjoyed reading. The number you can select is up to you.
  • Notify each individual that you have nominated them.

  • Here is the award logo :

    My questions :
    Please tell me a story of your fashion disaster experience.
    What’s your favorite thing to do, if you are not blogging?
    Who did you want to be, if you had a chance to become a character in your favorite movie?
    Who inspired you and made you started blogging in the first place?
    Favorite Movie?
    Favorite Book?
    Favorite Brand?
    If you had a magical ability, what did you want it to be?
    Actor crush?
    If you could meet a person who has died, who would you choose?

    Thank you for everyone who keep reading my post and give me continuously support. I'm really happy to receiver this special award. Cheers! ~
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    Caroline

    Book Project : Until We Meet Again Love

    January 13, 2013


    BOOK PROJECT. Some of you might not know that I have knack for writing stories. On my previous post, I wrote that I added brand new categories about my nerdy side : Book and My Projects. I think it's time to start with my projects first.

    To some of you who actually following me because of fashion, you might not interested in reading this. But I know that inside every girls or women's hearts, they have the tendencies trying to find romance or love. Well, maybe I can help you with that! Through my story - of course.

    My short story background is in Valentine's Day, and you know, that day is almost coming. So, I think that this is the right time to introduce this story to you.

    A little bit short pitch :

    He’s gone.
    That was the only thing that kept occupying my mind in this Valentine’s Day – the supposed to be happy and loving day. He was supposed to be here, sitting by my side, whispering softly to me how much he loved me – like what he used to do.
    But that’s not going to happen.

    Ah... after reading that, I know that you might think, "What? Is this girl crazy?", or maybe, "Sad story on Valentine's Day? Who will like that?"

    Hang on for a second!

    Let's face it! Not every story has a happy ending, but you can find something special, sweet, or positive in this kind of story. Mine is one of these stories. My loyal readers on Wattpad - a writers/readers community website - already proved that. They already commented and some of them even cried.

    Until We Meet Again Love is also nominated as one of most popular short story in Watty Awards 2013. Sadly, I was absent from Wattpad a bit too long in order to maintain this fashion blog, so I'm not promoting the story at all. I don't even know that I was nominated until it was too late. Haha!

    If you want to help me by voting, it's super easy!

    1. Open this link : Watty Awards 2013
    2. My story is in Genre Award Short Story - Most Popular : Until We Meet Again Love by Miss Oline. Choose that one (click the button beside the title first) and then click vote! :) 

    Note : I'm not sure, if you can just vote or have to join in. If you have to join in, just login via facebook and that's fine.

    I'm not intending to win, when I remember what my fellow Wattpader said, "Why should you care about the votes? Or even want to win so badly to a competition that not really paying attention to the content? I can see myself want to be as good as your character in the future. I want to be him."

    In my heart, I disagree with him. I want to win this competition so badly! But his next words changed my mind.

    "What matters the most is how your story affect the readers. Affect them to change their behavior and appreciate true love, also how much your story truly touching their heart. Just like I do."

    Wow! I'm speechless and he's totally right! Maybe this should be my new mind set, not only as a writer, but also as a fashion blogger. I want to make this as my new year resolution. Hard? I know. The competitor side in me just want to win. But, I can learn to appreciate little things. For example, reading my readers' comments (just like you, guys!) and it really makes me smile.

    Enough with the talk! >.< Here is a part of my three pages long story :

    I stared at the windows, looking at the scenery. The blue sky, the wonderful cliff, the vast ocean, taking in every little detail. It stays the same as always, but yet it looks dull. Without you by my side, I couldn't see the beauty and the joy of the world - like what I used to see.

    I only feel numbness.

    Looking at the joyous couple that passing by, I felt envy. They held each other's hands, whispering words of love, and laughing at each other. I looked at how we used to be, when you were still here. I tried to reminisce the past and finally I could smile for a little bit.

    The memories that will never fade in my heart.


    Sorry! Only a sneak peek, since I'm avoiding plagiarism. One of my stories was copied two years ago  (even the dot, name, comma - in short everything!) and I don't want the same thing happen again! :)
    Hopefully, you like my story preview and maybe want to read some more? Just visit : Until We Meet Again Love :)


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    Lady in Red

    January 9, 2013


    Pictures by Fernando Prasetyo

    RED. This color is believed as a lucky color by Chinese people and well... my family is one of them. Even when we celebrate Chinese New Year, Birthday, or another happy events like that, my mom wants us to wear something red (Pink - still okay though).


    The same thing happens when I saw this dress ( Okay, I admit it! Not only because of the color, but also the design), this dress captured my eyes immediately. Really thanks to MsDressy for sponsoring me with this beauty.




    MsDressy Red Dress | Autumn Skye Clucth & Valentino Shoes


    I always love asymmetrical skirt or dress, and for me, this trend would never grow old or out-of-date. Just look at how the skirt flowing down graciously! It gave me the absolute glamorous feeling, but because of the short skirt on the front side, I felt sexy at the same time. The thing that I love from asymmetrical trend. :D


    This dress' fabric is organza, which I rarely heard before. I searched that term on google and found that it's a sheer fabric similar to tulle but more tightly woven. However, this fabric is really soft, different from what I thought before. This fabric flows really nicely when it's ruffled.

    The stitching is very neat and not a single thing is out-of-place. This is the most important thing that I always pay attention to from a made-to-order dress. Why? Because it shows us the quality of the tailor crafts. MsDressy make me satisfied with this dress!


    I was also a bit concern of the size, since mine was a custom order. When I tried the dress on, everything fit perfectly.


    Because of Christmas and New Year holiday, I thought this dress would arrive late. But no! This dress arrived on schedule. MsDressy really put my concern away of ordering custom dresses online. Maybe you should try ordering too! I know you will like their dresses as much as I do.


    Anyway, thanks to my fiance, Fernando for patiently taking all of these beautiful pictures. You are really the best, Love!


    P.S. Here is the link to order my dress : Lady in Red. (This is just a name that I created for this beauty ^^v)





    Happy New Year 2013

    January 1, 2013


    Pictures by Fernando Prasetyo

    NEW YEAR. Before and after Christmas, I couldn't update my blog, since I was so busy. My family's bakery had a lot of orders. So, Merry Christmas! Haha! And now, it's time to celebrate new year all around the world.


    I celebrated mine with my fiance's family. We booked a cottage (still in our city) and spent the night there. We had a lot of fun last night at dinner. There were a lot of door prizes and wow . . . we have never been so lucky.

    We won a lot of things! Swimming vouchers, dinner voucher, blender, and a BBQ Grill! We didn't get the main prize though. A simple thing to do, but it's a great way to spend new year.

    A little bit of scoop from the restaurant. A bit small, but it's better than nothing, right? >.<

    There's no big party or something like that, but still I enjoyed myself to the fullest. We never knew about that night theme until it was too late. The restaurant chose a country night! Well... at least, we got the cowboy hat to get into the country feeling.

    My fiance's grandmothers.

    My fiance's cute and naughty nephew and nieces.

    My fiance's parents (soon-to-be mine too!) :)

    My fiance's father was playing one of the games last night. He had to dance and throw the cowboy hat to the pole behind  him. He won this game and got another prize again! :D

    We waited until 12 a.m. to yell happy new year to each other and call my parents too. There were a lot of fireworks that we enjoyed looking from afar (right inside our cottage).


    Last but not least, Fernando and I just want to say, "HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!" >.< Hope that all your wishes will come true and this world will be a better place.


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