Note: Sigh, I don’t know where to begin. But oh well I am aware that, I always begin like that. Teehee :)) BTW I know I’m not on my personal blog but this is a fashion event so I think it’s worth sharing to be in my style blog :D plus, I’m a candygirl forever.
(coz I am too wordy you might just want to scroll down fast and view the pictures LOL)
Really, I still can’t get over with what happened last May 4: the first ever Candy Style Awards. It was such an answered prayer to be there..the first Candy event I’ve been to :) Met fellow candygirls, a few celebrities, candy cuties, but most of all, the bloggers I look up to and Candy Editors that have been inspiring me for years already! Now I can’t wait for more Candy events and fashion events :)
My parents finally allowed me just that day itself, as long Dad will accompany me back and forth. Yes, you might say my parents are so-very-overprotective, but I can’t be more than thankful for it. :’)
So yes, I was going there. Yay! But there were few hesitations. 1) I wasn’t prepared with what to wear. Haha. Attendees were encouraged to wear their most stylish outfits :D I really went for a simple outfit, though, one that I would normally wear for a normal schoolday. But more than that, 2) second hesitation was I would go there alone. Had I known days before that I’d be going (grammar nazis, I need your help LOL) I would have texted my bestfriend Anna, and my candy girl friends like Prei and Keselle for us to have this fashion date :’) But no, too late I was inviting them that same day.
But with courage, I decided to go anyway. God answered my prayer to go here. Why hesitate still? :) I felt His comfort. “Daughter, I’ll be with you. You won’t be alone. Never.” And I felt that more when that same day—an hour before Dad and I left—I received the Air 21 parcel containing my candygirl shirt which I won through Ms. Lissa Kahayon’s blog :) [will blog about it in a different post] Awww I was really teary-eyed when I received it. I knew I had to wear it that day :) It feels so meant to be!! Though a fashion event doesn’t often welcome shirts, and though I myself is not a lover-but not a hater either-of shirts, well this one is definitely not just another shirt :) Aside from the fact that only few chosen people own the same piece, this shirt speaks a large part of who I am, that part which brought me there at the event in the first place :)
I am. A true-blue. Candygirl. Forever :’)
So yeah, I went despite these tiny hesitations and questions. After all, one of the characteristics of a true-blue candygirl is she’s fearless for the right reasons :) She would bring confidence with her wherever she goes and that would take her far. She would not let any hesitation or inhibition hinder her from letting the right reasons bring out the best in her. Thus, a true-blue candygirl opens every opportunities with a smile even though at times, with fear.
Now as I’m looking back at the pictures I took then which I’d be posting below, I can’t be more than thankful. Thaaaaaaaaanks Candy! :)
Arrived at PowerPlant Mall by almost 6 o’clock already.. :) Above’s a picture of the long line of stylish candygirls waiting outside Rockwell Tent. And that picture doesn’t even show half of the actual line. :)
Anyway, above’s the ultra-simple-outfit-for-a-fashion-event that I was talking about :)) But I liked it though. Worn my fave girly-rocker color combo: black and pink. It was simple but it made the statement of my shirt stand out. And I think that mattered more :) More about my outfit in my outfit post here.
I was alone when I came there, ‘til I met fellow Candygirls Nika, Joann and Shane. They were the girls next to me in line. One of them accidentally bumped me and said “Sorry.” I said “Okay lang” with a smile :) And that started our conversation :) These girls were so nice I didn’t feel like a stranger :) Thanks still to Candymag for teaching every reader how not to be afraid in meeting new people and building new friendships. :D
I envy them because they are incoming senior high school students :) I so wish I am still in highschool. LOL. (I found college more enjoyable, though, but highschool is just more memorable..)
Inside the venue! :)
A picture of Megan and Lauren Young giving their speech for winning Best Stylish Sisters :) It was one of the awards given to the show. (Awards were given to the most stylish celebrities :)
Candygirls shouted out as Somedaydream gave his intermissions :)
Two of the most inspiring people I know, Mimi Tiu and Marla Miniano of Candy magazine =)
By the way, here’s a picture of Candy Style Stars Laureen Uy, Kryz Uy, Patricia Prieto, Sarah Lahbati, Jasmin Curtis-Smith, Tricia Gosingtian, Jaz Reyes, and of course, Mango It Girl Camille Co! :))))
With ate Vern Enciso of A Shoe Tale :’)
I was watching the event when, I saw the Enciso siblings moving out of the venue, so I ran outside too because I felt they were already leaving. I soooo wanted to meet them. Thankfully, I did! And oh my gosh, they were so nice and sincere :”)
Before I got to approach them, someone went to them first, I think it was a brand. Then Vern looked back and saw me, and smiled. :’) The conversation is still going between them, and she looked back at me and smiled again. Those two smiles meant a lot for me :”> Then she told the girl who was first fixing things to take a picture with her "Saglit lang ha, unahin muna namin siya."
And that was it! OMG, they came to me. I was so overwhelmed. I can’t believe the people who I just see in the internet are right now in front of me, smiling :’) They were so kind. Really. They were the ones who took the pictures :) Vern thanked a lot when I said they inspire me so much. Verniece asked "Anong pangalan mo?" "Grace." "It’s really nice meeting you!" OMG :’) I know those are just simple things but it meant a lot to me. They were so humble, so sweet, so real. OMG.
It’s one thing to inspire your readers through your blogs; making them feel special, even in little ways, is another. :’)
This is my picture with Verniece Enciso :)
After I took pictures with them, I was teary-eyed and I felt that I still want to talk to them but I don’t know what to say and I know they’re about to leave.. All I said was “Sobrang sobrang saya ko po nakilala ko kayo thank you so much!”
And after that, I went to the venue. Still feeling overwhelmed. Still teary-eyed. Then two drops of very small tears of joy fell :) Of course I wiped them instantly. The event was so happy. Duhh, no room for tears. LOL.
With one of the people I love—not just admire—the most, ate Linn Oeymo
But guess what? After wiping the two little droplets, I haven’t prevented more tears from falling when I saw Ate Linn! I love her so much. That tight-hug-after-a-year-without-seeing-each-other, OMG, made me cry. I missed her so much. I’m a Linnian so I met her last 2010 and 2011 in the show Shoutout. And haven’t met her again since. Yet she didn’t forget. Didn’t change. :) "Kamusta ka na? Kayo? Si Jen? Sana magkitakita tayo ulit. I miss you!" Those sentences were one of those that echoed the most in my head.
Anyway, here are more pictures :)
with the gorgeous model, Janina Tan! <3 been seeing her in the pages of Candy for years and now I met her face to face :) -*stunning*-
Also met the gorgeous girl behind Mbrella Multimedia :)
With Male Blogger Robbie Becroft of the awesome blog Robbie Off Duty
With Tracy Ayson of Fashion Fangirl :) She’s even prettier in person! <3
With Kelly Medina of The Travelling Boots! =) Check out his blog post about Candy Style Awards: http://www.kellymedina.net/post/23092925646/candy-style-awards-2012 and see all the winners and details of the event! :D
OMG, with the superb Tricia Gosingtian! I love it that she offered to hold the camera :’)
With my most favorite fashion blogger in the entire world, ate Camille Co! (she messaged me in lookbook saying it’s okay that I call her with the ate haha) She was in a hurry because she already needs to go that time but I’m so glad I interacted with her even for just five seconds. :) I know I will see her again. I will. I will :’)
I really love this shot! If you’re the girl here with Kryz Uy, (you also might be a blogger, yey!) I’d love to know you and put your name here:) I was actually waiting to have a picture with her but I often let other people first thinking I can take a picture with her anyway so I can wait. But then, after some more shots, she already needed to leave and went in a hurry all of a sudden and said sorry. Sayang I didn’t had a picture with her but again, I know I’ll see her again :)
I also haven’t had pictures with bloggers Patricia Prieto, and Laureen Uy :( Laureen was surrounded by so many fans. I also wished that I had a picture with Lissa Kahayon! I saw her—and was stunned—before the event started but the procrastinator that I am was like “At the end of the event is the time for that.” But she left early I guess and haven’t seen her again that night :( Supersayang. I wanted to say thank you to her, it seems like a nice first meet that I am wearing the Candygirl shirl I won through her giveaway and just arrived that day itself! Awww :’)
Anyway, now I’ll be sharing pictures with some of the Candy Cuties! To say they are cute is actually an understatement :)
I think he’s the cutest :)
He was one of the friendliest :) Enzo.
One of the kindest and I also think he’s the jolliest of them all, model LA! :D
The Candy Cuties weren’t just cute but were also nice and gentlemen to all of us candygirls! Though I am usually not that comfortable with "akbays" in real life (prolly except in pictures for a few seconds, and with close friends) but then haha, Candy Cuties are exception to the ‘rules’!! LOL. :) They were friendly to all of us Candygirls and Candymen.
Of course, here’s a picture with the fabulous Candygirls I met and spent the night with :’) I seriously want them to start their own blogs, too :) Thanks again, gals! (If ever you’ll have the chance to read this :)
It was really a memorable night. I didn’t expect it to be because I was literally alone when I came. But Daddy God is so greaaaaat for giving me a day like this. And so is the great dad He gave me here who brought me there and fetched me afterwards. :’)
Before leaving the event. Pose with “Candy” :D (more outfit shots in my outfit post) Anyway, I also met the awesome Candy editors who inspired me and still inspires me and 100,00+ candygirls, but I will put them on a separate post :)
That’s all for now. :) Whew! Such a long post. Sorry I really am a very talkative detailed story teller. I’ll try if I can be more concise next time. Did you also go here last May 4? :) just curious :) I love fellow candygirls :)
GOD BLESS and stay stylish dearies!
PS I hope I’d publish my unfinished drafts one by one now :O