Pixie Dust... Don't you sometimes wish you could just grab a handful and magically make every wrong thing right? There are those times in life when you feel like you're stuck in a rut or don't know if you should pursue your dreams because you're not sure if your dreams will be able to give you the satisfaction and returns you hoped for. Indeed it would be super awesome if a sprinkle of pixie dust will fix everything for you. But alas, we live in a real world where there is no pixie dust or magic wand to fix things for us.
If you know me well, you would know that I REALLY have been through a lot in my life. I've been up and really way way down. So down there that I thought I couldn't find my way back up anymore. During those down times, I really wished I could magically conjure up a solution and make everything better in an instant. Looking back, I now understand why I went through everything that I did. And why God didn't give me any magical pixie dust to solve my problems, or career-wise, let my career magically make me move up to the top in an instant.
I was young. And now I understand, with youth, comes the GIFT of learning. Learning lessons in life, and time to gain more knowledge in your craft. No regrets this time because I really understand now that with everything I have gone through, God was providing me with blessings in disguise. It will never come instantly but as soon as you find yourself rising up, you not only discover solutions to your life problems or better things for your career, but the LESSONS that you pick up along the way are the most valuable things you can carry with you.
To this day, I know there is still so much more for me to learn in life and career wise. But I am thankful I don't have any pixie dust to make myself move forward instantly, because I know... I can create my own magic. It doesn't work as fast... but it's WAY BETTER. =)
I wore this outfit for my friend, Donna's wedding. She is my yoga instructor and my highschool friend as well. Her wedding, held at Sonya's Garden in Tagaytay was well thought out and really gave a feeling that we were warped into a world where we were so in tune with nature. Everything was green and earthy and beautiful. Much like the personalities of the bride and groom, who are both vegetarian and health buffs. It was the perfect opportunity for me to wear my pixie inspired outfit which I mostly made myself.
I would also like to share that this set of photos, which were taken in an area of Alabang Town Center, was entered in a photo contest by my photographer Eunice of Purple Dot Photography. She is the newest member of the Ayala Alabang Camera Club and her entry won FIRST PRIZE! This shoot wasn't even prepared for as we were just playing around because my outfit was so blog worthy. But honestly, she is one of those people with extreme talent and passion. Her win was definitely well deserved. I love working with her because everything seems so easy. The term "good vibes" is perfect to describe her. I can't wait to see more from her! You can check out her work at her facebook page, Purple Dot. To book her for your events or photo shoots, you can send her a message on her page. The photos are now on exhibit at Alabang Town Center in the area fronting Marks and Spencer. Exhibit will run from July 1-31, 2013. Here is her winning entry:
concept of the contest was to match a fashion photo with a food shot
and all should be taken within Alabang Town Center. Eunice's entry is
definitely a winner!
|My clear jelly shoes are from Divisoria's 168 Mall! An awesome inexpensive find! =)|
|My beautiful pink ombre hair suits my outfit! Hair by Angelo Falconi III.|
Dress: OLEIC by Cielo Fronteras | Pink Ombre Hair: Angelo Falconi III | Ring: OLEIC | Flower Crown: OLEIC | Clear Jelly Shoes: 168 Mall, Divisoria
Photography: Eunice Vallesteros of Purple Dot Photography