Note: After three hours of doing this post, the pc hanged. So I have to do it all over again. It’s depressing..but because I love her a lot, I will do it still!
If I have to describe her in one word, it would probably take me a year to find that perfect word that would embody how great, stylish, gifted and beautiful she truly is! I admire her beyond words—and I know I’m just one of the many many people who look up to her.
Now let me just express that fan girl in me :)
Ate Camille Co—permit me to call her with the ate because she’s older than me and like I said, I look up to her :) —is really my most favorite fashion blogger in the world, I tell you :) That is why I can’t explain my joy when I found out that she won the Mango Loves Lookbook.nu: the search for the Next Mango It Girl Contest!
This is her winning look. Yey! I remembered how I jumped again and again back to the time when she was chosen to be among the final five finalists. And I know you guys can relate to this joy, right? Ever since it was announced that she got in the finals, many people were happy—of course, especially Filipinos—and wished her to win among the five. Definitely Filipino Pride! :)
Before I continue, let me give you a little background of the contest..to know why this is something we should be really proud of, especially if you are my fellow pinoys.:D
Last September 29 to October 13, lookbookers already had the chance to submit their entry or entries to the said contest. And guess what? A total of 453 entries from more or less 400 fashionistas around the world were sent! These include entries of Frida Johnson, Lookbook’s (LB) current top karma gainer; Ebba Zingmark, one of LB’s frequent Hot list topnotchers and the contest’s sender of the most hyped entry; Anastasia Siantar, one of the favorites in LB; and also our very ownKryz Uy and Tricia Gosingtian who are two of the most fanned users in LB! This proves that the online international competition is really tough.
Last October 28, the final five were announced! Yay! :)Here they were: Lua P from Peru, Kasia Gorol from Poland, Cosette Munch from Sweden, our very own Camille Co from the Philippines, and Alexandra Per from Spain. Notice that ate Camille is the only Asian who made it to the list! It’s really something to be proud of.
After the voting period between December 5 to 12, the winner was then announced! Yes, ate Camille was already “crowned” as the new face of Mango for the online 2012 campaigns. Truly amazing, isn’t it?!
But she is not just inspiring in terms of style and clothing..Now, I will try to explain why she is such a role model not only in fashion, but in real life as well. (“Try” because I know my explanations won’t be enough to show her goodness! :)
Let me quote her blog’s “about me section”
Camille is always a fashion designer and sometimes a model. She’s the owner and designer of Coexist, a young, high-street RTW line for women. She considers graduating with honors from the Ateneo de Manila University last 2009 and being included in Preview Magazine’s 10 Designers to Watch For list in 2010 her greatest achievements. Most recently, she was also named one of Preview Magazine’s 10 Best Dressed Women for 2011, one of MEGA Magazine’s 10 Most Stylish for 2011 (the youngest on the list) and international brand, Mango’s newest “It Girl”, making her the face of Mango’s SS ‘12 online campaigns.
She dreams of making 2011 her year.
Now she’s also trying to blog. “Try” being the operative word. Let’s cross our fingers and hope for the best! :/
WOW. This proves that she doesn’t excel in the field of fashion and business, but also in the field of academics. This shows that she’s not just a fashionable person, but also a responsible and intelligent one. And yet, we can see in her short bio how down-to-earth she is.She’s kindhearted, too. In fact one of the reasons why she really wanted to win is that she wanted to help. "Please help me win, not only so that I can star in Mango’s SS ‘12 online campaigns; but more importantly, so that I can bring home the $10,000 donation to be given to the charity of my choice. Lord knows we need it!"she said in her blog post "THE FINAL 5 (VOTE FOR ME!)"But the thing I admire most about her? She keeps her feet on the ground.
"God is good. God is REALLY good!!!! I feel extremely blessed." she said in her blog post "I’M A FINALIST!" when she expressed how grateful she was for her recent successes. Awwwww..she is an example of a successful woman that doesn’t put herself on a pedestal. That’s one of the greatest things we can look up to her. She doesn’t forget that the source of achievements is God. :)Currently, aside from winning Mango It Girl, her blog also gained successes already despite the fact that she only started blogging last April this year. Locally speaking, Camille Tries To Blog is number one in Top Blogs Philippines’ chart of fashion blogs for about a month or more (I’m not sure with the duration, tell me if you know :) Internationally speaking, her blog was one of the chosen five finalists in theNuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards, another pride for the Philippines. With all these said, I bet you now agree with me why I believe that ate Camille Co is not only a style icon, but a role model, indeed. :)
I know these aren’t enough to describe her :) These were written just from the eyes of a fangirl..but I hope and believe that one day, I’ll know her personally. =’)
(Oh, that would be one of my wishes for next year! To know her personally :)) Plus, to buy clothes that are designed by her from Coexist. Yey! (In Jesus’ Name, Amen!)
Before I end this post, here are more from my favorite looks of her (from her lookbook account) "Angry Redhead" "Take Me To Korea" "Sweet Tooth" "Flashing Lights" (I think this is my most uber favorite, probably because I’m obsesed with sequins and shimmers haha)
Seeing these, I’m pretty sure you won’t get enough of looking at her few looks so go visit her lookbook account—wherein she has 242 looks and counting! Support her and get to know her more through these:
- and ofcourse, her awesome blog, itscamilleco.com
- also, shop at her site: coexistonline.multiply.com
God bless and stay stylish, everyone!
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(Source: itscamilleco.com ; http)