One really fun part of my job is that I get the chance to travel the world. This year alone I have been lucky enough to work in Bali, Singapore, Bangkok, Phuket, Philippines, London & I just got back from Jakarta!
The Swedish brand H&M booked me to make a celebrity guest appearance at Gandaria City, Jakarta for their first official store in Indonesia.
I was so excited as i have never been to Jakarta before.
H&M is one of my favourite brands to shop at, as its so affordable and fashionable. I shop at H&M all the time!
As I was flying in to Jakarta on Singapore airlines I could see such an amazing sunset. I'm a sucker for sunsets :)
I arrived where I was met By Stephanie Retuya & Jessica Iris (The winner & runner up of Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 1). I was so excited to work with Stephanie as she is one of my best friends!
-Steph & I Arriving at Jakarta Airport-
Our Hotel was nice and big! We each got out own room and I think Jessica got jealous as I ended up having the superior suite, haha!
-Our hotel had a Living room, Kitchen, 3 bedrooms, Dining room & 2 Bathrooms.
The Following morning Steph and I woke up early for breakfast buffet and I went for a swim in the gorgeous hotel pool. The weather was sunny and lovely.
-Swimming in the pretty pool! (bikini from Aimer)
But we didn't get to relax for long, before we knew it we went straight to work. First Job for me was presenting for Star World Asia. You can catch me next month on FOX TV reporting from Jakarta! Yay!
-Official Presenter Reporting for FOX TV broadcasted on Star World Asia! (Dress By Mok Theorem)
The Girls & I Reporting From Jakarta!
After filming all morning we went straight to our official press conference at Gandaria City Jakarta.
It was hectic as not only were we surrounded by reporters, but word had gotten out that we had arrived and the whole place was swimming with fans. It was so much fun! I loved the energy and I was so happy to meet everyone.
Stephanie, Jessica & I At out official press conference. -We did interviews for cosmopolitan and many more Indonesian magazines so stay tuned for the next issue and read our interviews! Woohoo!
I laughed so hard when Jessica said to the reporter that she had no drama on Asia's next top model, it was not shown on TV but Jessica is the biggest Diva i have ever met and we all knew it.
2pm and we had finished out press meeting. I was starving!!! We ate at this amazing restaurant called "Munchies".
-I had a salmon & steak Combo, it was epicly delicious! Meow
After lunch we went to our H&M fittings to decide what to wear for the evening. H&M were so kind and let us keep our outfits for the evening plus take home anything we wanted! I chose this amazing faux fur coat & black handbag.
-Waering my new H&M Coat & handbag. (shoes by Sleeh www.sleeh.com)
Hair & Make up done and ready for the launch of H&M Indonesia! The first ever store at Gandaria City Jakarta.
-At Hotel room ready for tonights event! Loved the dress H&M gave me.
As we arrived, we were swormed by fans! It was so nice to finally meet all of you who write to me on Instagram (@thehelenachan) and on Facebook! You all made me feel so welcome & I love you all!
-On The Red carpet at H&M launch :)
I had an amazing evening, catching up with Steph & meeting wonderful new people.
-Besties :) -unfortunately Jessica does not like to socialise with people, she prefers to keep to her self and she didn't really enjoy her time in Jakarta. But Steph & I had one of the best and most memorable evenings ever! I love meeting new people and I love Indonesia. Im the luckiest girl ever to have been able to visit you all.
-Some Cuties I met :) Thank you for the support!
All in all, it was such a great trip and I am planing on coming back to Jakarta next year! So see you all soon, terima kasih!! Meow xoxo