Today’s Outfit: Galeries Lafayette Now Open!

If you’ve passed by Pacific Place recently, you will definitely notice a huge sign on one side of the shopping mall that says Galeries Lafayette.

Yes, that’s right! The legendary Parisian department store is announcing the soft opening of their very first store in Indonesia. The department store is home to various international and local brands of cosmetics, perfumeries, accessories, fashion for men and of course, women.

Prior to the soft opening, Galeries Lafayatte held a contest called Fashion Is You, a nationwide fashion contest which promoted individual fashion style, and I was asked to judge alongside Biyan and Ria Lirungan from MRA Media. It was such an exciting experience to be a part of this project, as I met so many enthusiastic stylistas from many different backgrounds – students, bankers, career women, musicians, journalists – who all shared one common passion: fashion!

This outfit was what I wore during the pre-selection event. It was held at Orient 8, Hotel Mulia and all of us at the judging table spent the entire day meeting 60 finalists, interviewing them and selecting them into 40 preferred contestants. These 40 contestants were then publicly voted and the 10 highest voted contestants became the finalists who contended to win the grand prize: going to Paris and enjoy a unique shopping experience at the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann! I wouldn’t say it was an easy task, now I know how Tyra Banks must feel when judging for ANTM :D

Mango dress / Jeffrey Campbell shoes / Tiffany bracelet / Guess watch

We gathered at Fable for the final night, and the three of us sat back down on the judging table with the task of choosing 2 winners out of 10 finalists. Even though there weren’t as many people to choose from, it was still tough because these 10 finalists were all stylish and creative. There were some heated moments backstage where Mbak Ria, Mas Biyan, the Galeries Lafayette people, and myself had to decide who got to be the winners and fly to Paris but in the end, we chose the 2 lovely ladies: Krystle Hanifah and Melanie Camaro!

The judges and the winners, I was wearing Dorothy Perkins dress, Stuart Weitzman peep toe heels and Tea Label necklace

With Ria Lirungan, Biyan and Mrs. Arnolda Ratnawati from Galeries Lafayette

Congratulations and thank you so much Galeries Lafayette for inviting us to be a part of your arrival in Indonesia.

Now, I can’t wait to visit the store! Who’s coming with me? ;)