VOL . XI - HOPE
AGHNINY HAQUE S h e W il l H a unt yo u
#HOPE When we were preparing this issue, little did we know that Indonesia has turned dramatic of corona attack. Day by day, the amount of coronaâ€™s patients are raising and making us a bit panic.
Despite all the inconveniences of the confinement, we do see something positive coming out of the experience. We are more conscious of a strict hygiene routine and have had the rare time to reflect on whatâ€™s important in life; learned to appreciate family, friends, and colleagues more after this long period of separation; and become even more skilled conducting business online. We have mixed feelings about watching shows online. On the one hand, it is environmentally friendly, as the carbon footprint is greatly reduced; but on the other hand, we do miss the atmosphere, the ambience, and the personal interaction with my many longstanding friends and contacts in the fashion community. Shows, dinners, and cocktail parties seem like a distant memory. We have had time to reflect, and we think perhaps a better balance between the traditional fashion weeks format and livestreaming would be the natural way forward. And we think it was destined to feature Aghniny Haque as our cover muse this issue. Not only she has evolving from a Taekwondo athlete to a talented actress, but her persistence to get her dreams come true and to survive in entertainment industry has inspired us to keep fighting in this not-so comfortable moment. Therefore, we ask you to read our chit-chat with the beau on Cover Story. Yes, we believe that we altogether will come out of this stronger, and hope is indestructible.
E Editorâ€™s Note
We might technically in Spring season, but Winter mood is still here. So, naturally, weâ€™re looking to refresh our looks with a transition of wintery to spring style with the help of Uniqlo outfits.
Photographer Claus Schmidt Stylist Caroline Meliala Outfits Uniqlo
AGHNINY HAQUE will HAUNT YOU A Surprising talk with Aghniny Haque about the mystic story, her acting career and her next dream.
Editor Oliph Viola Photographer Julian Latif Fashion Director Rut Caroline Makeup Cindi Giovanny Hair Leonardus Y
Cerita horor yang konon katanya diambil dari kisah nyata, KKN di Desa Penari sempat menghebohkan dunia Twitter dan social media Indonesia. Tak heran jika cerita misteri tentang sekelompok anak kuliah yang melakukan kegiatan PKL atau KKN nya di suatu desa terpecil tersebut langsung digarap produser Manoj Punjabi untuk tayang di layar lebar. Tak tanggung-tanggung, si cantik Aghniny Haque pun turut menjadi salah satu pemerannya. Bagaimana pengalaman seru Aghniny selama berakting sebagai Ayu, sang penari? Simak lewat interview D-Muse bersama Aghniny berikut ini.
D-Muse: Apa yang membuat kamu tertarik mengambil peran di KKN Desa Penari? â€œSebelum ditawari casting aku sudah baca ceritanya di Twitter dan menyimak pembahasan-pembahasan yang ada di YouTube. Aku suka sekali dengan ceritanya dan cara Simple Man mem-bawakan dan menggambarkan apa yang sedang terjadi waktu itu. Aku suka dengan ceritanya kare-na aku merasa sangat related dengan kebudayaan dan kisah-kisah mistis yang ada di cerita ini. Ka-rena cerita ini berasal dari daerah jawa dan aku juga lahir dan besar disana makanya aku merasa sangat related. Ceritanya buat aku juga sangat eksotis. Aku juga dari sebelum mulai syuting sudah ngebayangin setupnya, karena ini set up-nya pasti akan dibikin sebegitu eksotisnya karena di ambil di daerah Jawa. Ini kedua kalinya aku bermain di film horror, yang pertama di Perempuan Tanah Jahanam meski peranku tidak sebagai yang utama makanya ketika ditawarin buat main di KKN den-gan porsi dan emosi yang lebih kuat aku senang sekali. Apa lagi karakter yang ditawarkan di sini adalag sebagai Ayu. Aku jadi semakin tertantang untuk memainkan peran yang berbeda yang belum pernah aku dapatkan sebelumnya.
Dress, Coach Coat, Marks & Spencer
Shirt, Lovo from The F Thing
D-Muse: Kamu sendiri percayakah bahwa ada kehidupan di dimensi lain? Mengapa? Aku sebenernya percaya nggak percaya sih, hahaahaha. Cuman meski begitu, aku tetap menghor-mati hal-hal yang mungkin bisa disebut dengan adanya dimensi lain itu. Contohnya menghormati ketika org cerita tentang dimensi lain aku tetep mendengarkan ceritanya sampe selesai dan tidak interupt. Aku juga selalu diberikan pesan sama Ibu ketika mau berangkat syuting untuk selalu jaga sikap dan tutur kata saat berada di tempat atau lokasi yang baru, apa lagi waktu syuting film horror. Dia bisa ingetin aku tiga kali sehari, hehe soalnya ibuku lumayan percaya sama hal-hal seperti itu.
D-Muse: Pengalaman seru atau mistis apa yang sempat terjadi saat syuting film KKN Desa Penari? Pengalaman serunya aku harus belajar hal baru dan tantangan baru seperti Tari Gandrung. Aku harus belajar menari hahaha. Dengan persiapan yang mepet yaitu dalam delapan kali pertemuan termasuk latihan basic aku sudah harus bisa menarikannya dengan sempurna. Dan di film KKN ini aku harus menari sambil berakting. Aku merasa pesimis ketika disuruh harus menari karena aku me-rasa kurang gemulai saat menari . Aku dituntut untuk bisa hafal semua koreonya supaya bisa lebih fokus di aktingnya. Karena dengan waktu yang minim dan persiapan yang mepet, maka setiap ada kesempatan untuk belajar menari di lokasi syuting aku langsung gunain waktuku buat belajar nari demi mengejar kekuranganku. Syukurlah saat proses syuting dimulai, aku hanya perlu mendalami peran dan emosi ketika aku menari.
Shirt, Lovo from The F Thing
D-Muse: Kamu sudah mengumpulkan banyak medali penghargaan taekwondo dari seluruh dunia, apakah sekarang masih aktif juga berlatih taekwondo dan apa rencana kamu selanju-tnya? Masih aktif untuk latihan tae kwon do sebagai hobi aja. Apalagi sebagai aktor aku harus jaga badan dan aku mau melebarkan sayap, nggak mau stuck main di film drama saja tapi aku ingin mencoba genre action juga. Jadi karena aku lagi ingin sekali bisa main di film action aku harus menjaga ba-dan dan menjaga teknik tae kwon do-ku.
D-Muse: Flashback sedikit, dari atlet taekwondo expand ke dunia akting, mana yang kamu lebih suka? Dua-duanya aku suka! Untuk Tae Kwon Do rasa sukanya lebih ke bangga karena bisa bela Negara Indonesia lewat pertandingan Tae Kwon Do. Bangga aja rasanya bisa mewakili Indonesia untuk ber-tanding di luar negeri. Berkontribusi untuk Indonesia lewat olahraga hehehe. Dan ternyata Tae Kwon do ini yang menuntunku ke dunia akting. Karena lewat tae kwon do aku bisa casting Wiro Sableng. Hahaha siapa yang tau, karena waktu itu peran Rara Murni di WS (baca: wiro sableng) mencari ta-lent yang bisa martial arts. Dari situ aku dapat kesempatan casting dan akhirnya bisa main di WS. Bisa mendalami lagi dunia akting sampai sekarang karena Tae Kwon Do. Dan rasa senang yang aku peroleh dari dunia acting lebih dari bagaimana bisa mempelajari halhal baru seperti mendalami peran-peran yang aku mainkan, mengenal banyak hal baru, teman-teman baru, dan senang bisa mengekspresikan diri lewat dunia akting
Top and pants, Marc Jacobs
All by Marc Jacobs
Celebrate romantic moments with not-so obvious “lovy-dovy’’ outfits. A soft touch of pink colour and litlle-bit of heart prints will drawing your lover attention.
Outfits by Forever New and H&M
BEST BOOK OF 2020 From the quiet anxiety of Jenny Offill and Otessa Moshfegh to laugh-outloud collections from Samantha Irby and ELLE’s own R. Eric Thomas, 2020’s sole upside is an embarrassment of literary riches. Your next beach read is below.
1. Weather by Jenny Offill Cutting right to the heart of what it feels like to be alive in 2020, Jenny Offill’s Weather is a novel of both anxiety and love. A librarian with a young son reckons with what climate change means both in this moment and in the future while coming to terms with what she wants the world to look like for her child. Offill knows what it’s like to face the end of the world and a grocery list—how the enormous concerns and the minor annoyances can fuse together, rendering us exhausted and helpless. —Adrienne Gaffney
2. The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin Fantasy writer N. K. Jemisin is the only person to have won a Hugo Award (science fiction’s most prestigious prize) three years in a row. In March, the author creates a new world for the first time since 2015. In The City We Became, human avatars of New York’s five boroughs must battle a force of intergalactic evil called the Woman in White to save their city. Like 2018’s Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the novel leans into social commentary—the foe presents as a literal white woman whom some mistakenly deem harmless—without slowing the action sequences that drive the plot forward. —Bri Kovan
3. Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby The only writer who can make me laugh with abandon in public, Samantha Irby follows her breakout collection We Are Never Meeting in Real Life with high-speed treatises on everything from relentless menstruation to “raising” her stepchildren and the stress of making friends in adulthood. Her signature irreverence is intact, of course, but it can’t mask the heart she leaves bleeding on the page. —Julie Kosin
4. Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong You may be tempted to rush through the seven essays in Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings; her prose, at turns accusatory, complicit, and castigating, is so urgent, there’s a fear the book will catch fire if you put it down for a moment. But Minor Feelings begs to be read and re-read, highlighted and underlined and margianalia-ed for decades to come. A scorching exploration of what Hong calls “minor feelings”—“the racialized range of emotions that are negative, dysphoric, and therefore untelegenic, built from the sediments of everyday racial experience and the irritant of having one’s perception of reality constantly questioned or dismissed”—this collection cuts to the heart of the Korean-American experience, calling on everything from Richard Pryor’s body of work to a long-overdue elegy for the late artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha to document the cumulative effect of prejudice on generations of Asian Americans. —JK
5. Godshot by Chelsea Bieker Boasting arguably the most eye-catching cover of the year, Godshot, from debut author Chelsea Bieker, is an unnerving tour de force. Exploring the gritty, confounding ways innocence—especially girlhood—clash with spirituality, family, love, and gender, the story follows 14-year-old Lacey, who lives in a Californian town paralyzed by drought. The community is swept up in the words of a “pastor” who doles out “assignments” that promise to bring back the rain, and as Lacey navigates the confusion and horror of this false prophecy, she turns to a community of women to teach her the truth. —Lauren Puckett
7. The Glass Hotel 6. The Mirror & the Light by Emily St. John Mandel by Hilary Mantel It’s surprising to learn that such a Hilary Mantel concludes her mysterious and delicate book was long-gestating Wolf Hall trilogy inspired by something so loud and with the final installment in Thomsensational as the Bernie Madoff as Cromwell’s saga. Following the saga. The Glass Hotel beautifully execution of Anne Boleyn, the depicts the many lives impacted chief advisor to the king is safe— by the collapse of an ambitious for now. But given the instability Ponzi scheme, most notably a of Henry VIII’s court, nothing is woman who escaped her haunted certain except more death. —JK past in rugged Canada for a gilded existence as the much younger wife of a financial kingpin. —AG
8. Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo Acclaimed poet Marcelo Hernandez Castillo left Mexico with his family when he was five years old and grew up navigating the tenuous existence of life undocumented in the U.S. His California upbringing is full of fear and worry that come to a head when he witnesses his father’s arrest and deportation. Children of the Land depicts life on both sides of the border and the feeling of living between two nations and cultures; Hernandez Castillo’s depiction of the current crisis is vivid, empathetic and real. —AG
9. My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell If we tell ourselves stories in order to live, what happens when those narratives miss the truth? Kate Elizabeth Russell probes this question in her debut novel, My Dark Vanessa, which reads like a contemporary reimagining of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. The story begins in 2000 at a New England boarding school, where 15-yearold Vanessa Wye falls for her charismatic English teacher and recounts their romance. The author alternates between the past and a present in which an adult Vanessa is forced to confront the limitations of her own story. —BK
10. Here for It by R. Eric Thomas You know R. Eric Thomas from his must-read ELLE.com column “Eric Reads the News,” but his first book—a read-in-one sitting memoir about battling loneliness and finding your voice— will make you laugh out loud and break your heart in equal measure before leaving you with that oft-elusive desire: hope. —JK
11. Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh Ottessa Moshfegh follows her beloved 2018 title, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, with a fresh take on the archetypal murder mystery. The novel tracks an isolated widow’s descent into madness after finding a mysterious note in the woods. —AG
12. Writers & Lovers by Lily King You may be tempted to rush through the seven essays in Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings; her prose, at turns accusatory, complicit, and castigating, is so urgent, there’s a fear the book will catch fire if you put it down for a moment. But Minor Feelings begs to be read and re-read, highlighted and underlined and margianalia-ed for decades to come. A scorching exploration of what Hong calls “minor feelings”—“the racialized range of emotions that are negative, dysphoric, and therefore untelegenic, built from the sediments of everyday racial experience and the irritant of having one’s perception of reality constantly questioned or dismissed”—this collection cuts to the heart of the Korean-American experience, calling on everything from Richard Pryor’s body of work to a long-overdue elegy for the late artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha to document the cumulative effect of prejudice on generations of Asian Americans. —JK
13. The Resisters by Gish Jen Come winter, a bevy of novels use technology-gone-amuck as the premise for dystopia. In The Resisters, author Gish Jen combines that premise with the anxiety around climate change. Her America of the future, called AutoAmerica, breaks people into two groups: the Aryan “Netted” people live on dry ground, and the “Surplus” live in the flooded regions. (It’s like a twenty-first century update on H. G. Wells’s The Time Machine.) Into all of this Gish throws baseball as a means of resistance. Says Ann Patchett, “The novel should be required reading for the country both as a cautionary tale and because it is a stone-cold masterpiece.” —BK
14. I Know You Know Who I Am: Stories by Peter Kispert In this debut collection, Peter Kispert takes a clever premise— stories about liars—and spins an extraordinary tapestry that questions why we lie and all the ripples (good, bad, and chaotic) that come from them. It’s a particularly…fertile area to explore at this moment in history, but I Know You Know Who I Am has a higher aim than simply scoring points off our fabulist leaders. In stories that are by turns blackly comic, speculative, romantic, and wistful, Kispert toys with the ideas of personal truth, deception (of self and other), and lies from so many angles that, taken as a whole, the collection wows with its insight, its daring, and its breadth of talent. —R. Eric Thomas
H er e I s T h e Li st o f 9 2 n d O s ca r
That’s a wrap on the 92nd annual Academy Awards! Parasite was by far the biggest winner of the night, making history as the first South Korean film to win an Oscar and taking home best picture, best director, best original screenplay, and best international film. The major acting awards followed suit with what we’ve seen all award season long: Brad Pitt won best supporting actor for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Laura Dern took home gold for best supporting actress in Marriage Story, Joaquin Phoenix earned his first Oscar for best actor in Joker, and Renée Zellweger nabbed her second Academy Award, this time for best actress, for her role in Judy.
BEST PICTURE Parasite BEST DIRECTOR Bong Joon-Ho, Parasite BEST ACTRESS Renée Zellweger, Judy BEST ACTOR Joaquin Phoenix, Joker BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Laura Dern, Marriage Story BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM Parasite BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Toy Story 4
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Parasite
BEST ORIGINAL SONG “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” — Rocketman
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Jojo Rabbit
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING 1917
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY 1917
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS 1917
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING Bombshell
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE Joker
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN Little Women BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN Once Upon a Time in Hollywood BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING Ford v Ferrari BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING Ford v Ferrari
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE American Factory BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM Hair Love BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM The Neighbors’ Window
Coronavirus Reports Every day there are new developments in the spread of coronavirus — also known as COVID-19 — but there are also debates among experts on how the disease is spread and its impact on people who become infected. While overall risk of catching the disease is low, health care professionals are at higher risk. APTA reminds PTs and PTAs to follow precautions for reducing the spread of infectious diseases — an important aspect of health care to be mindful of at all times, not just during periods of high risk. Since the disease first appeared in Wuhan, China, in December 2019,
it has affected over 92,000 people in more than 70 countries on every continent. As of the afternoon of March 3, the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker registered 108 COVID-19 cases in the United States, including six deaths
Note: at this time all APTA national events are continuing as scheduled. Contact APTA member services if you have questions related to attendance of an upcoming event. As with all public health situations, we primarily rely on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, and the U.S. Office of the Surgeon General for the best information and preventive strategies.
The World Health Organization says risk of global spread "very high." On Monday, March 2, WHO increased its warning of global spread and impact risk from "high" to "very high." In response to the disease's spread, many countries have tightened border controls, restricted flights, shut down schools, and cancelled large events. (The CDC provides a travel update webpage.)
The mortality rate is estimated around 3.4%, but some say it may be less than that. While the current mortality rate from COVID-19 is approximately 3.4%, some experts say that the mortality rate could be much lower because many carriers with mild or no symptoms may not be identified.
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Debate still is under way about transmission via hard surfaces. While experts agree that the virus is mainly transmitted by respiratory droplets in the air — coughing or sneezing on a person — research is ongoing on whether hard surfaces are a significant route of transmission. CDC Director Robert Redfield told Congress, "On copper and steel it's pretty typical, it's pretty much about two hours, but I will say on other surfaces — cardboard or plastic — it's longer, and so we are looking at this." (WHO recommends disinfecting any hard surfaces.) The Surgeon General discourages masks for nonhealth care providers. (CNN Health) U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, asks the public to stop buying face masks to prevent COVID-19 infection. According to Adams, it results in a shortage for the health care providers who need them, and people who wear them incorrectly could actually increase their chance of being infected.
With the green sce Dua Beach
ng Through Nature
enery where birds are chirping, a day enjoying spa in Nusa Hotel and Spa truly transforming our mind, body and soul.
ne scenic ride north along the Nusa Dua beach and just a 2-minute walk from Nusa Dua Beach and Spa Hotel lobby will land you at the Spa of Nusa Dua Beach Hotel where couple spa rooms and swimming pool are centered. You can feel the nature ambience from by seeing the green scener y with the sound of water fountain. Stepping into the receptionist, their friendly therapist is greeting me with a fresh drink and cold towel. She introduced several main essential oils for me to choose before we the spa treatment. “ The body and skin oils used at the Nusa Dua Spa
are developed specifically for our spa, Tusing soothing natural products based on secret blends of essential oils, flowers, spices, herbs and plants which have been used by Balinese women for centuries,” she said. After I chose the lavender essential oil to calming my body and mind, well there’s when the spa begins. With just a few types of massages and facials offered, none of which include ultrasound paddles or microdermabrasion wands or any type of machiner y, save for the occasional hot stone and ceremonial steam, it’s a welcome edit on the ever-expansive wellness menu that touts treatments and add-ons for ever y ailment imaginable.
n an over-scheduled Friday, a spa in Nusa Dua Hotel is a perfect choice to calm our mind and soothe our body as a sweet escape. With the skilled therapist, I can feel the relaxation feeling on my muscles. The therapist is fantastic at massaging out those nuisance aches and pains. After being massaged, my body is rubbed with aromatic body scrub which leaving my skin sooth and my mind calm.A deeply detoxing Green Tea Body Scrub applied into the skin to give powerful anti-oxidant benefits and skin nourishment, leaving a radiant skin protected
from the negative effects of urban air toxins then followed by Balinese massage. After being spoiled with the excellent body massage and scrub, well, this is my most-favourite moment of spa: soak in bath tub. I can have my “me time” while my body soak into hot water with couple drops of essential oils which are super relaxing. Nusa Dua Hotel Beach and Spa is really expert to let their guests in peace. I can soaking in bath all day long without any noise outside, instead I can hear bird’s chirping in the sky. Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa will surely transport you to another place entirely—mind, body, and soul.
Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa - Kawasan BTDC Nusa Dua Lot. North 4 Jalan Nusa Dua, Benoa, Bali 80363 www.nusaduahotel.com