Around this time of the year last year, Mitch and I had just announced that we’re starting 2013 with a swap meet. Looking back, we are teeming with gratitude that we received immense love and support to our events, namely swap meet, quiz night, Juana C. The Movie date, Glam Tales, Spooky-Oke Night and relief operation for Yolanda survivors in Guianan, Eastern Samar, and online gatherings like #UsapangCurvy and Pinay Curvies Swag blog link-up parties. Plus, we even surprised ourselves for surpassing our own target of 4 events in a year! Amazing! Read More
What is a party without that ever popular black dress? Let’s admit it, it is every girl’s favorite glam armor beside that it spells timeless elegance, this black dress insanely flatters our body without a fuss! No wonder why it has become a closet staple , from a plain black sabrina cut dress that fashion icon Audrey Hepburn popularly worn up to gorgeous leatherette that has put little black dresses to a newer, hotter level.
We’re still beaming with gratitude for all the helpful souls who joined us yesterday for our little relief operation for the Yolanda survivors, in spite of the short notice here. For those who were unable to participate, we hope you’re with us in prayers for our beloved brothers and sisters. We will let you know if there will be another gathering to extend help.
I remember it too well how Lorna and I traversed the infinity lines of MRT, ridiculously tried whatever it fits costumes at Camp Suki and relentlessly hopped from one venue to another completely having no solid plan on how, what or simply if we can pull this bloggiversary bash or not. Coming up with the moolah was pretty much challenging too and quite frankly we were nervous; that was a month ago.
Upon hearing that The Better Story Project will conduct a workshop about beauty, I immediately signed up. I’ve always wanted to attend their inspiring conversations like this and that plus beauty happens to be very close to our advocacy. We all know the stigma attached to us plus size women, but we’re convinced that we, too, are beautiful. Layers of flabs, double chins and all that.
Lessons from “Beauty Maters”
- “The world’s version of beauty conveniently forgot the laws of gravity and mortality.” – Ailene Ponce
Again, it’s a reminder for us to ignore the socially-accepted – and, mind you, EVOLVING – standards of beauty. Skin wrinkles as we age, but what matters is what’s beneath it. Just close your eyes, take a deep breath and search your heart and soul. There’s kindness that flows inside you. Share it!
- What lasts? YOUR smile.
- Don’t put another woman down, especially a Filipina. Be generous with your compliments.
- Real beauty means showing up.
- Don’t be scared of being beautiful. You ARE beautiful.