Friday, 5 September 2014

Make a Statement

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It’s probably because I’ve worn prescribed uniforms the whole of my schooling life, but I’ve always found days when I get to wear whatever I want very rewarding. I’ve always seen dressing up as another form of expression, especially since I mostly dress up according to my mood for that day.

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"Forever 21 encourages shoppers to “Make a Statement” with the launch of the Pre-Fall 2014 collection. The idea of self-expression is prevalent throughout the campaign, featuring a troop of dancers using movement to make a statement and display their uniqueness. The Forever 21 shopper is not afraid of being their authentic selves, using the fashion as a means of expression; stepping out of the crowd, into the spotlight and owning their own style – a message that lies at the forefront of the campaign."

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Forever 21 is located at Megamall, SM Makati, SM City Cebu, The Block North Edsa, Mall Of Asia, Lanang Premier, Aura Premier, SM City Fairview, SM City Clark, and soon to open at SM Southmall.

Photos by Benedict Bigalbal

Styled by Chris Lee

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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Life is Tough, but you must be Tougher

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Mint cropped top - courtesy of Little Nook, High waist leather shorts - courtesy of Ripples by Jenny, Tote bag - PROMOD

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Gold chain necklace - courtesy of Mel’s Collection

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Recently, I went on ahead and tried out another first in my life. It’s one of those things I’ve always wanted to do, but never had the chance to because I simply didn’t have the time. Which isn’t an exaggeration, by the way, considering how the past four years of my life has been solely dedicated to school. 

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It was s whole new level of shock for me. I knew it was kind of an idiotic move to go into something major unprepared, not to mention not wanting it whole-heartedly (at that time) and being the only girl with zero experience in a crowd of girls who lived and breathed beauty pageants, but then again, I justified it by telling myself that I only went at it because I was curious (and I was, really!) but after that moment of rejection I realized that deep inside I did want it, and I’m not sure whether to be glad or scared because now comes another one of those things to add to my list of “Things I want to pursue in the future” Glad because hey wow another dream yay and scared because it’s not as if I have a clear path going on for me at the moment.

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Rejection happens, even to the best of us, and the only way to survive is to acknowledge that it is a part of life. Give yourself ample time to grieve (with the help of your greatest support groups, of course!), never take it personally (maybe this just isn’t the right time for you!), give yourself a little pep talk, learn from the experience and be ready to bounce back and try again.

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Life is tough, but you must be tougher. 

Photos by Ben Bigalbal

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