Love Lokal: Heyjow Jewelry
It’s been interesting to see my voice and message land in the places it does. There have been times when I thought I had caught a ‘big break’ (laughs at self) only to have it fall so flat and misunderstood that I wanted to actually disappear. Experiences like this have given me perspective and much needed introspection to realign with my personal values and the message of what I am sharing. The main voice I always hope to amplify is to love where you live, specifically, to love Manila.
I was a bit nervous to be one of Heyjow’s spotlights for her Design Series this year. I am in no ways a model. If you need someone to act like a dork and attempt to make people laugh then I am your girl. So with that, I did my best to smile the best I could and be the most comfortable I could be. Sheila Catilo is truly a magic maker and I am her strongest piece of evidence - if she can make me look this good then she might as well have a magic wand. Jaz, the videographer was also so natural and able to catch a lot of my realness - thank you!
i love the way sheila captures deatails; this is a mobile from our travels to cambodia hanging in our home
Someday I will be less visible (something I look forward to but not anytime soon) but what I hope lives on with #PerksOfPinas is that we look for the good around us daily and share that with others. Kat of Heyjow captured my voice in the exact way I would hope. I am so grateful for her interviewing and editing skills. You can read the full interview here.