#SuccessinStilettosSeries: Manage 2 badass businesses and look fabulous doing it.

Learn how this seasoned entrepreneur tackles everyday life while managing her two successful ventures.

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On this week’s Success in Stilettos series, The Ambitionista features

Jenny Q. Ta, Founder & CEO of Sqeeqee.com, the

first-of-its-kind social networthing platform and the inventor of an

interactive multi-player game Squiggy Piggy, she is also the Co-Founder of

VCNetwork.Co with

Shinta Dhanuwardoyo, a virtual “Shark Tank” for startups that bridges the

gap between modern entrepreneurs and forward-thinking venture capitalists

worldwide.

What did you want to do when you grow up?

Change the world.

Which women do you admire in your life?

Margaret Thatcher.

Name one activity that you do every day without fail

Say my prayers.

How long is your working day?

How long is your working day? At least 12 to 15 hours, or even

more.

How much sleep do you get every night?

I try to get a minimum of five to six hours, but on average it’s

probably less.

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If you really want to dress to impress, what do you do?

Depending on the occasion or event, but I would just visit a mall and

grab a new outfit to fit that occasion. This is always the case.

What are your favorite brands for workwear?

It depends, but I’d say Zara. It’s simple, modern and they have small

sizes.

What’s your favorite everyday beauty brands/products?

Chanel.

What was the biggest obstacle you have faced that in the end

helped you?

Failure.

How often do you check your emails?

After every meeting. Most of the time, my daily work schedule is

back-to-back meetings..

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Ambitionista Jenny Ta

How do you stay sane and on top of it?

Have a few fun chats with good friends or run for hours on the

beach.

What do you carry with you all the time in your purse?

An iPhone and a Samsung phone.

How often do you check your emails?

After every meeting. Most of the time, my daily work schedule is back-to-back meetings.

What do you splurge on?

A bit of fashion and travel.

What does success mean to you?

Seeing more women leaders with equal pay and respect in the

workplace.

If you could meet a younger you from 10 years ago, what would

you have told her?

Keep on going and don’t ever stop.

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Caught between a strong mind, and a fragile heart.” – UNKNOWN


La Prairie’s new product will help you get to work on time.

I have always hated multi-step fussiness when it comes to skincare.

Heidi Nazarudin La Prairie Closeup Portrait

So when the good folks at La Prairie recently sent me some products to try and told me that its a multi-functional wonder I got excited. Introducing the the La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Transforming Cream SPF 30, which is an Awesome 3-in-1 Product:

 

It’s an oil-free product that has SPF 30 sun protection, moisturizes and brightens. It comes with an adorable brush that helps you put it on easily (although I have to say I’ve always liked using my fingers and find that using my digits gives the same result.)

makeup brush swatch

The product comes in a very luxurious bottle and feels absolutely great on my face. And best of all I save so much time – all I need to do is put on some mascara, blusher and lipstick and I’m ready for the door!

If you find that your skin is a bit on the oily side like mine, brushing on some powder before heading out the door and throughout the door would help get the shine monster at bay.

Heidi Nazarudin Dress by Worth

I am wearing the La Prairie Transforming 3-in-1 tinted moisturizer on my face.

My dress is by Worth New York.


#SuccessInStiletto Series : A Stylish “Shark’ To Inspire Us All

Get to know what goes behind the scenes in the life of a seasoned serial tech entrepreneur.

Success in Stilettos Shinta Dhanuwardoyo

The Ambitionista is proud to feature Shinta Dhanuwardoyo. Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, she is the CEO and Founder of Bubu.com (Indonesia’s prominent digital advertising agency), an Angel Investor (co-founder of Angel eQ Network), and Co-Founder of VCNetwork.Co with Jenny Q. Ta, a virtual “Shark Tank” for startups that bridges the gap between modern entrepreneurs and forward-thinking venture capitalists worldwide.

What did you want to do when you grow up?

When I was young, I always told people I wanted to become a doctor, but at the end of the day, I just want to contribute and help human kind in the biggest possible way through technology.

Which women do you admire in your life?

My mom definitely, my grandma, Supeni. Supeni was one of Indonesia’s legendary women politicians. Her career was built from being Indonesia’s traveling ambassador during the 1960’s under Soekarno’s era (Indonesia’s first President). My grandma led a delegation of 19 men at the United Nation’s conference in New York in 1962. For that era, it was extraordinary. Of course, one day, I would love to sit down and hang out with Oprah Winfrey.

Name one activity that you do every day without fail

I always make sure that I learn something new every day.

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If you are not working you would be … ?

Hanging out with my two daughters and husband. Head to the mall for some retail therapy with my daughters, or I would be shopping online 🙂

What’s your favorite vacation spot?

Bali, Indonesia (heaven on earth).

If you really want to dress to impress, what do you do?

I put on my Batik outfit. Batik is a traditional textile, which is done intricately through a resistant wax dyeing process. It’s one of the highest forms of art that can be found in Indonesia. (Here is my blog: www.batikantik.com where you can see a number of my Batik collections).

What’s your favorite everyday beauty brands/products?

Nothing in particular, but I love Guerlain, Armani, Chanel, and Dior.

Shinta Portait

 

What was the biggest obstacle you have faced that in the end helped you?

Failures that I went through in a number of my business ventures.

How often do you check your emails?

After every meeting. Most of the time, my daily work schedule is back-to-back meetings..

How do you stay sane and on top of it?

I think of my two beautiful daughters.

How do you get energized?

I feel energized after a glass of fresh squeezed orange mixed with strawberry juice.

Do you exercise? If yes, what type and how often?

I just do planks and squats daily for 10 minutes. Then on weekends, I hit the gym.

What do you splurge on?

I splurge on gorgeous Indonesian Batik cloths (yes, the best ones cost thousands and thousands of dollars) and the best pair of stiletto heels like Valentino’s rock studs and Louboutins.

What does success mean to you?

Success to me is having a balance in life between work, family, social and spiritual life and to be useful for human kind.

If you could meet a younger you from 10 years ago, what would you have told her?

Don’t be afraid to stand out and think bigger than ever.

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“Done is better than perfect” – SHERYL SANDBERG


It List: Blissful Bags

Thomas Wylde Bag in White

If there’s one fashion item that I’d have to invest on, it would be delectable Italian-leather made bags. A popular guilty pleasure but you know it’s worth every penny. Aside from shoes, it’s the one thing that could make or break an outfit or better yet, exist on its own as a fashion statement. Ladies, you’ve got to agree, everyone’s been a bagaholic once in they’re life! On this week’s IT LIST, see my must have bag list!

BAGAHOLIC ESSENTIALS

Go ahead, cop one of your own– it will be our little secret! 🙂

Fashionable Woman in Aviators


See more on how I styled my recent favorite studded bag in
white is from Thomas Wylde on this post!


IT LIST: Resort Wear

fashionable lady in maxidress

It’s that time of the year that’s not too hot nor too cold- Spring – Summer 2016 is finally here! And what better way to celebrate the season than to bask under the sun in the hottest trends there is– a definite favorite for a busy girl like me: RESORT WEAR. Wanderlust is never a crime and I can’t wait to get my hands on these perfect vacation outfits.

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heidi nazarudin in thomas wylde maxi dress
white studded bag

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Dress, Shoes & Bag by Thomas Wylde
As featured on CVLUX Magazine
Photography by Sabrina Hill


The Must Have Beauty App For Busy Bees

airbrush makeup by stylebee

In doing your Hair and Makeup, make sure that it will support your style concept and give you maximum benefits with a minimum number of products. Check your dresser and your bathroom when was the last time that you de-clutter the things that you rarely use to the overused brushes or sponges. Here is some guide to help you manage your beauty products

Brushes

Check for your brushes if it is still usable or do you need to buy a new one, torn bristles can damage hair often and its unhealthy for the scalp.

Heidi Nazarudin for Stylebee

Hair Accessory

Determine the clips that you are using often, throw away ponytails that is loose and those rusty overused bobby pins.

Hot Iron

If you have one or 3 hot irons in your bathroom check if they are all still working, check the plates if it still good to use, broken plates can damage more so make sure that you clean them after use and store them neatly.

Stylebee Hair Styling

Blowers

If you’re the type of girl who stores about 2-4 blowers at home, think again, check if it is still working, if it is still clean to use. There’s a trend in the market right now wherein you could just change the nozzle of your blower instead of buying different types of it. You’ll be able to save more cash to buy for some important stuff.

Sprays

Check if the sprays you are using is damaging your hair a lot, try considering a more organic approach, it’s a much cheaper plus its ecofriendly. Verify the expiration dates of the sprays that you have, throw away those empty cans and store only about 2 sprays so it won’t occupy your space a lot.

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Extensions

If this is one of the accessories that you would never leave home without, I beg of you: make sure that your hair extensions are clean and well-maintained. Wash them to remove any product residue so that you will be able to use them for a longer period of time. Good hair extensions can be very pricey so it’s important to take care of them.

Shampoo / Conditioners

There are a lot of varieties of shampoo to choose from, most of them promises to give you the result that you’re looking for in days, so there you go, bought dozens different kind of shampoos to choose from and ended stacking up those unused and used shampoo in your bathroom. First determine what hair type do you have and what do you need? find the one that suits your hair consider buying organic shampoos wherein it has less chemicals which eventually can damage your hair if overuse.

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Any other hair or makeup tips you’d like to share?

Amazing hair & makeup by Florah Leverett of Stylebee.


How To Develop a 4 Season, 365 Capsule Collection

Heidi Nazarudin Venice Canals

Creating a wardrobe for 4 seasons maybe challenging but if you have the right guide definitely you’ll save yourself from tons of $ of buying clothes that aren’t even working or not going to work even if you match it with the most expensive pair of shoes that you have

The 4-Season Fashion Guide

Bejeweled Shirt
Prada Bag
Black Gucci Heels

Spend on clothes that are usable in all season, jeans, shorts, t-shirts, blouse, dress buying these will save you tons for the next season, Why? Because these garments can match anything whether you top your jeans with a cashmere coat, spaghetti strap, blazers and sweaters. It is considered as a versatile clothing.

Consider the fabric, cotton is always a safe choice in choosing any clothes, but with this one you can invest on any fabric that you prefer satin, chiffon, lycra whatever works for you.

Casual Office Prada Bag
Venice Canals Spring
Sunglass Aviators

Choose the design and cut that suits your figure, nothing can go wrong with a pencil cut, hip hugging slacks or a bust enhancing blouse. choose a design that is neutral, means you can pair it with another garment with a different design but it won’t clash each pieces. Choose a cut for a dress that is suitable for you, consider your height, the length, how tight and how eye-catching it will be.

Casual Office Look

What’s your versatile go-to fashion piece?

Photographed by Sabrina Hill


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