Romantichic for Amarilis

Together with my mom and sister, I released the private label Amarilis for moslem fashion. And this is the photo session for the recent collection ‘Romantichic’.

Talking about the collection, most of the dresses play with layers of chiffon and cotton, decorated with delicate pleats, and beads along the embroideries.

All photographs by Tri Rahayu Kusumawati, 2012.


The First, and Unforgettable Memories in Bali

Back in 2002, I had a chance to visit Bali, the island of paradise. Many amazing images I’d seen about this land before, but being there for the first time was a totally different experience.  It was like ‘love at the first sight’.  Bali was, and yes still is, definitely beautiful. The landscape of hills and mountains, spectacular coastlines and sandy beaches, greenery paddies fields down the hills combined with deeply spirituality and rich culture maximize this picturesque island to be the paradise on Earth.

The photos below were captured on that year -sometimes in the past. Some have changed, some stand still just the way they were. But as we know it, with all the unforgettable moments, first love never dies.

The coastal temple Pura Rambut Siwi, Negara, west Bali, heading south to Indian Ocean.

The coconuts trees surrounded the temple.

My brother took step on ‘the stairway to heaven’, linked the old temple Pura Rambut Siwi on the foreshore with the main one on the cliff.

The lush garden in Agung Rai Museum of Art, Ubud.

The ‘Mother Temple’ Pura Besakih, east Bali, was having reconstruction.

The water temple Pura Ulun Danu, stood gracefully on Lake Batan, Bedugul -the central highlands in Bali located 1700m above sea level.

People -with bright colorful dresses and sarongs- were entering the gate of the temple Pura Uluwatu for a spiritual event.

The tourists had to dress properly -with blue sarong and yellow sash that rented for free- in Uluwatu temple. My brother’s outfit looked perfectly match with the Balinese’s dresses -except the hat.

All photographs by Tri Rahayu Kusumawati in Bali, Indonesia, 2002.

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…

Rainy Day, Lembang, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, February 2012

Rainy Day, Lembang, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, February 2012

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass,
it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Anonymous

Problem is there to be solved, one said.
Just enjoy the solving process with patience, gratitude and of course smile.
After the flood all the colors come out.

Fun and Loving Moments in the Forest

When I was kid I always had a dream to walk in the wood without having a kind of ‘horror’ illusion on my mind. I think this forest park, Cikole Resort and Adventure in Bandung, Indonesia, is the answer of my childhood dream. It has beautiful pictures that I always tag on my mind about the forest : tall trees, fallen leaves, wild flowers. This forest park is under management of Perum Perhutani, a state-owned company that has the right to manage the teak forest in Java-Madura islands of Indonesia.

There we can make some outdoor adventures in the woods by simply exploring the land or playing games in Bandung Treetop Adventure Park, that located along side with the woods.  We can fly like a free bird by crossing the Flying-Fox Challenges from trees to trees for about 160 cm long and 20 meters high above.

Instead of rushing the adrenalin, I chose just to walk around the forest, and of course captured anything my eyes could see with my camera. Let’s celebrate the loving moments… trees, leaves, flowers, fresh air, peaceful atmosphere, amazing landscapes and of course the colors…

Bandung Tree Top Adventure #8

All photographs by Tri Rahayu Kusumawati in Cikole Resort & Adventure, Bandung, Indonesia, 2012.

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