Glasses from a friend
Tartan shirt, trousers, and apron skirt from Proudrace
Dr Martens cherry boots
Edric Chen inspired me in so many different ways yesterday while we were trekking The Fort for a good spot to shoot. He kept on saying "To be successful, you got to find your core" over and over. It was so interesting because I had been thinking a lot about finding out who I am and keeping how to keep myself authentic in whatever I do. For the longest time it was just all in my head and I just couldn't put it into words. Thanks Edric for pointing important things out to me.
Even though I have a big number of following in tumblr, I chose to switch to blogspot for a reason: I want to keep my blog authentic. One night, I went through my blog and got to a point where I got so disappointed with myself because I found so many trashy posts that didn't reflect who I am. For some time, I lost touch of myself in this shallow scene of fashion events and marketing promotions.
Two years ago I probably thought I was "cool" and "famous" because I got invited to all these events. I took photos of all these beautiful people so my blog post about the event would be filled with pretty faces. That way I could catch readers's attention and they would think that I was an important person too because I was there.
Looking back, it felt like I was whoring myself for fame and blog views.
90% of the time, coming home from an event made me feel so empty. I prepared and dressed up for an hour and spent 200 peso ($7) cab ride for an event that had no personal relation nor involvement with me whatsoever. Then after that, I'd blog about it and make it sound like it was such an amazing night even though none of it really connected to my personal interests and beliefs.
This year, I'm keeping it authentic 100%.
Never lose yourself in the online social media. Whether you're blogging about an outfit post or a fashion event, or just simply tweeting or posting a status on Facebook, always make sure that you're keeping it authentic. Only blog about things that have an effect on you and never be afraid to say "no". That's a part of learning how to select and choose. Lastly, Never make fame and money your core because, trust me, it will lead you nowhere.
All photos from Edric Chen. If you want to be inspired, visit edricchen.tumblr.com.