Style Files: Camille Co
Name: Camille Co
School: Ateneo de Manila University
Whatnot. My style is quite a mixture of everything. Basically, it all depends on my mood really which is why I find it hard to label or categorize my style, it's just MY style, very ME. I can however describe my style by stating what it's not. My style isn't and never will be goth, emo and most of all, over the top and tacky.
Shopaholic. Topshop! Half of the clothes I own are from Topshop! It's insane how much I love Topshop. Aside from that, I also like to shop at H&M, Zara, the Archaeology wing at the Powerplant Mall, some of the stores over at Serendra and Greenbelt 5 . Oh, and I also love bazaars, really great finds there. If only we have American Apparel and Forever 21 here, they'd surely be included in this list too haha.
Favorite designers. When it comes to clothes, currently, I'm loving Marc Jacobs. Also Christophe Decarnin for Balmain and Alexander Wang.
Moody me. Me! Haha kidding aside, I don't think there's really anything that's always part of my outfit, since as I've said, my style is moody so I like to change and spice things up from time to time.
Brit love. Mostly just people or stuff that I see on TV, on the Internet, or in magazines. And also UK/British fashion (that's why I love Topshop so much haha).
Style icons. Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Nicole Richie, Rachel Bilson, Lauren Conrad and Vanessa Hudgens. I don't really think they have the classic icon status like Coco Chanel or whoever but I think they are icons of our generation's fashion now and I like how they dress up.
Style influence. Various things, my travels, the people I meet, the things I learn.
Basics and brights. Lots of white, gray, black and all the different shades of blue, plus bold colors such as purple, green and yellow. Come to think of it, I think beige is the only color I really try to avoid except for bottoms.
Never ever! Pants that are bitin; chunky belts that are fully studded. Also, anything indecent like a see-through top over, say, just your bra or something like that. And anything inappropriate, like wearing furry boots and thick scarves in our literally hot country.
My top 3. Black strapless or sleeveless a-line dress, black pumps and Chanel 2.55 black purse
Pad attack. Shoulder pads! Hahahaha come to think of it, it's not impossible to make it work and look good.
Vintage finds. A lot from my mom actually. Most of them are accessories like bracelets/bangles and belts. They're mostly from the '80s I think. And from time to time, I'd steal her old luxury/branded bags haha actually some of them have already found their way into my closet since she hardly uses them anymore.
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Hi! It's been so long since I planned to post my story in another platform aside from wattpad and now here I am, hoping that my story can be featured here.
My story is entitle "Who Are You," it's a tagalog-english teen fiction story so I hope, those filipinos who visit here can read my story!
WHO ARE YOU: PRELUDE
Sinungaling na ba ako kung sasabihin ko sa inyo ang pangalan ko? Hindi ako sure kung anong sasabihin kong pangalan ko pero may nagsasabi sa aking wag nalang magpakilala sa inyo.
May gusto lang naman akong itanong... Paano kung may makilala ka sa kasalukuyan na nagpapaalala sayo sa nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang nakilala mo sa kasalukuyan ay may tinatago pa lang sikreto na kahit siya mismo ay walang alam pero may kinalaman sa iyong nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang dalawang ito ay may koneksyon? Anong pipiliin mo? Ang nakilala mo sa nakaraan? O ang nagpakilala bilang ibang tao sa kasalukuyan? Past? Or Present?
There was this guy I dated for a while but things didn't turn out well. I was so into him that one night I can't stop thinking about him, I've decided to send his MOM a message on facebook confessing how much I like her son. I wish it ended there but no. I had to make it so emotional, lengthy and detailed like the drama queen I am. Luckily, it went to message request so I'm hoping she hasn't really read it yet. Up until this day it makes me cringe whenever I think about it but hey, whenever it pops in my mind I make myself laugh too so thank you self for being unbelievably shameless and brave when it comes to love. I may age faster because I have made a lot of cringe-worthy moments that I constantly make faces out of embarrassment just reflecting on my antics but I know I've made more hilarious memories than what ifs and somehow that makes the disappointments feel more like assurances that I have gave it my all and I have lived as honest (maybe a little to honest) as I could. #ItsOnlyNatural #CanBnatural
I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!