As known as Sonia Eryka, a happy-go-lucky kid who stays and lickin Jakarta's lips as a blogger, vocalist, freelance fashion stylist, experimental photographer, and a cafe owner.


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Melbourne Minute.
20 April 2016










  




Arriving in Melbourne, got invited to attend Melbourne Fashion Festival and here I am exploring the city with my bestie / tour guide / photographer Gilbert Ganda while I'm here. (Check out his feed, he's a really awesome guy.) More pics coming soon!

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the day i dye
07 April 2016




Got featured on Vogue Italia on denim hair trend! So here I share you guys a video tour of Andreas Zhu's super chic salon, and the process of turning my hair from natural black to balayage silver blue hair or (as what Vogue called, 'Denim Hair'). I'm trusting it to the expert, Andreas Zhu Salon for bleaching & colouring without damaging my hair and leaving it still unbelievably smooth after hours of such treatment (they're using Olaplex). For my shoulder length bob, I spent 4 hours total at the salon. 

+ Andreas Zhu Salon
@andreaszhusalon on instagram 
Jl. Pluit Putri No.2, Pluit, Penjaringan, Jakarta Utara, Indonesia


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Sonia Eryka x Make Over: Fame Fatale
05 April 2016





Just in case you haven't heard, I'm collaborating with Make Over for their matte lipstick line, and I'm representing the dark, winey red, Fame Fatale. I don't think my love and obsession for dark lipsticks will ever fade. I gave it a try before it was launched (one of the perks I love about blogging?) and of course, this dark red lipstick feels like it's made specially for me, because I can do A LOT with it: from a 20's vintage glam to 90's grunge.




My make-up for the event: a light eye make-up using Enchanting Nude Spell eyeshadow, cat-eye eyeliner, and Fame Fatale lipstick, all by Make Over.




I teamed up with Make-Over & Lavie Lash to hold a super fun luncheon + make-up workshop for girls, where I share my make-up tips accompanied by the make-up expert to give them a certified make-up class. I also shared my daily photography tips to maximise your social media content. The whole event was hosted by my dear friend Ucita Pohan so I enjoyed the ultimate girls time there! 

I did an experiment photo session afterwards, I honestly didn't expect THAT much of enthusiasm, it was definitely super fun and I had a good time! The girls brought home prizes, Make Over & Lavie Lash products, and make-up certificate. Thank you sooo much for joining Sonia Eryka X Make Over class :)












Me and my giant Fame Fatale lipstick! :)



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mind cloud
31 March 2016




I have one confession to make: I've never been a tech-savy my whole life. But as it's my job and also my hobby to bring my camera and take pics and videos everyday, I have to deal with thousands gigabytes of data, which some belong to myself or my clients, so I have to repeatedly buy new hard disks when the last one is full. My greatest horror in life really is if one day my only source of data decided to stop working with all my data inside it (happened to me once before when I was working outside the country and it was DREADFUL.) It taught me to come up with a back-up plan. So this is what I bought.






Having a personal cloud storage means minimising the possibility of our files getting leaked or hacked. Why is it different than the usual hard disk? My Cloud Mirror has two hard drives set in mirror mode so it automatically backs up your data just in case the first one corrupts. Oh I've never been more secure! It's compatible on PC and Mac. And the best thing about it: the data is accessible on all of my mobile devices!

Attach My Cloud Mirror to your router and you have your own personal cloud storage, connected to your phone and laptop, totally secure and private, with no monthly fee. I hope this could be a suggestion if you're looking for a big file storage like me. :) Xx



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vogue italia: denim hair
18 March 2016






Got featured in Vogue Italia about the Denim Hair trend, along with Kylie Jenner, Nicole Richie and Jourdan Dunn. #woot! I got mine colored at Andreas Zhu Salon (@AndreasZhuSalon on instagram) which I'm planning to write a review soon on my satisfaction! Read the full translated article here.


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A Day In Life 01: SKATING SCHOOLGIRL
17 March 2016






Decided to start making something different than the usual video blog, it's a glimpse of my daily life and what I do when I'm at work. My awesome little brother told me how to edit videos because he's really good at it (check his Youtube channel: Brian Imanuel.) I'm starting to learn though there are still editing flaws here and there. I've always had this passion to make short movies, maybe someday. For now, I'm taking my camera with me to record anything my eyes catch. 


I'm working together with Sally Ann & Emily May, duo photographer sibling, styling for Planet Surf magazine. It's always so exciting for me to work behind the lens as it's the job I've been longing for since I was a kid; writing, styling, making videos. (Also, it's refreshing to upload something that is not my face everyday. HAHA.) Anyways, I always love challenge and I think it's really fun to style outside the usual image of the brand. I'm bringing preppy schoolgirl vibe with socks and collared shirts (I can never say no to the seventies schoolgirl vibe, yet).






  
  






Photographers: Sally & Emily. Make-up by Aldis Setiadi. Models: Widika, Maria Nikulina, Caio Botelho, Daniel Bentford. Behind the scene photos & video by me.


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date night
14 February 2016






This time I'm making a dolly eyed make-up, pink eyeshadow, pink matte lipstick and a simple hair-do for a short hair, which you can try for a date or hanging out with your friends. Hope you like it! 
Products used:

Sleek Make-Up - Showstoppers Pallete (Bohemian, Graphite, Sparkle)
Girlactic Eyeliner - you can get it at instagram @FDPCosmetics
Real Techniques Contouring Brush - you can get it at instagram @FDPCosmetics
Lavie Lash lashes
Benefit They're Real mascara
Benefit Watt's Up highlighter
Max Factor white eye pencil
Make Up Store 'Ultra' Foundation
Lancome Miracle Cushion
Emina Cotton Candy Cheek Lit
Make-Over 'Foxy' Matte Lipstick

Comment for more video ideas! :)

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5 Jewellery Picks for Valentine's Day
12 February 2016




Valentine’s Day is coming closer and if you have the habit of giving or exchanging gifts on holiday for mom, dad, boyfriend or best friend, especially those in long term relationships. It actually depends on what type of gift-giver are you. If you’re like me a.k.a the sentimental person, you’ll ALWAYS want the gift to be personal, has its own special meaning to you and the receiver,and it endures for a long time. I bet after a few years, you’ll run out of ideas. 

Or maybe you’re the simple type who have no hints of the person’s interest and fashion taste, so you always end up picking the wrong gifts and it disappoints everyone. So yes, people, here I am sorting out the ten simple yet precious gifts to be given on those special days. Worry no more!

First, I want to fix what everyone else has been thinking about gifts and women. What’s the only thing that comes across everyone’s head when they have to look for presents for women who love fashion? Shoes. Okay, women love shoes. But not just any shoes. FYI, we need to find a special connection with shoes, that chemistry from the window display to actually trying it. Therefore you just can’t randomly pick a pair of shoes or clothing to surprise her if you don’t exactly know what’s on her Pinterest wish list. (On behalf of all the women in the world, I just want to say: We’re women. We leave hints.)







So what do we love to have? While clothes is women’s daily need, try to give something that won’t end up piling on our closet with all our other clothes, it just won’t look so special anymore. What about jewellery? *guys and girls gasp in horror* I found that jewellery might be taboo if you are in a relationship because A: it means a deeper commitment or for proposal only! or B: and it’s pricey!


My personal favorite jewellery piece is a ring because it’s timeless, it looks beautiful on my finger, especially if it comes from a special someone. I can always wear it and it reminds me of that lovely Valentine’s Day or my birthday a few years back. So take note, when a girl wants a ring, sometimes all she wants is a ring. And as a girl, I also buy it myself or as a gift to my mom or my sister as a token of love, there is nothing wrong in that.



About the price, I used to have that kind of perception, too. There are also some people who find it intimidating to enter a jewellery shop because it must be expensive. But what if I told you that jewellery could be more affordable than a pair of shoes, or a piece of clothing? OK, don’t lose your mind yet. 

I found out about ORORI two years ago, when I got a diamond necklace on my 20th birthday; it’s beautiful, and it has a diamond certificate to make it even more legit. I continued to browse the website and get one for myself, and I realised shopping for jewellery has never been this easy. There are options to choose when you visit the website, and I was surprised that these beautiful gold jewellery collection starts below IDR 1,000,000, cheaper than most pair of shoes or clothing you’ll find in malls yet you can get a much better value, endurance and signification; it’s timeless. The price range is really friendly and far from your horror expectation, they deliver it right to your house safely, including the certificate.








Last but not least, a gift guide of course. I’m a fan of the classic round shape, because it’s timeless and goes with anything. My first pick is a row of round diamonds pendant, which would look very stunning worn with a wide neckline black dress. 

 The second and third is a combination of gold and white gold earrings and pendant, which I love because it allows you to mix both colors on other accessory. 

 The forth is a men’s ring which I chose because I love how simple yet gallant it looks with a tux, this is the kind of jewellery gift I’d get for boyfriend or my Dad. And the last one is a pair of round and textured gold earrings, I’d get this one for my sister or my BFF because it works both for work and for fun. It can be worn with a simple white buttoned shirt or an evening dress, there’s nothing I like more than a simple jewellery with a versatility. So that’s it for my jewellery guide on Valentine’s Day, I hope it helps you pick for your loved ones or yourself. :)


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