Necklace: Embellish from Zalora | Leotard: Ever New | Skirt: Topshop | Watch: Gucci | Heels: Zara | Clutch: Saint Laurent
Terribly sorry for not posting as scheduled last Monday… it’s been a pretty hectic week recently and I’m still reeling from it. On top of all the stress, I’m turning a quarter of a century in a couple of hours–an idea I’m not quite ready for. Call it a quarter life crisis if you must, but I guess we all have to go through bouts of restlessness and realizations every now and then. Mine just happened a few days shy of my birthday–boo!
Of course, don’t get me wrong, I like Birthdays in general. I like celebrating them with friends, thanking God that some people were created into existence and looped into my network. In reference to me though, I don’t like the thought of growing older and having to deal with maturity and Real Life trials–sometimes, I think, wouldn’t it be wonderful to live like Peter Pan and be forever equipped with child-like wonderment forever?
But then again, I like being old and wise. I do look forward to the concept of growing old and wrinkly… just not during my Birthday.
Actually, the day I turned 15, I totally forgot about it. On hindsight, my mom did greet me in the morning when I was having breakfast but I must have been to groggy to absorb what she was saying. By the time I arrived in school (it was Intramurals that day), a few of my classmates clustered together started singing the Birthday Song. I practically blurted out, “Oh my God, it’s my birthday!”
I really do feel old. I think I’m at a point in my life where I’m at a crossroad… where I have to make certain choices for the betterment of my life. Thankfully, I have a strong and reliable support system of friends and family–I wouldn’t know what I would do without them. When I am in need of counsel, they are always willing to listen, advice, and help. I count my blessings every day. I guess nothing is truly insurmountable so as long as you continue to have faith and rely on people’s love.
Anyway, enough of this pensiveness…
So last Sunday, I was invited by SM North Edsa to drop by the Sky Garden to check out artist Dee Jae Paeste’s art on their walls and perhaps, be enticed enough to do my OOTD (Outfit of the Day). Being a Fine Arts graduate, I read up on the artist’s profile and became intrigued–I’ve been acquainted to Western and Philippine traditional art but Street Art is a new and innovative concept for me.
I mean, I knew they existed, I just never really had the chance to learn about it in depth.
So I had the opportunity to meet Dee Jae and talk to him about his craft. I loved the fact that he saw art as a form of self-expression, a thought I’ve always associated with Fashion and dressing up. What got me piqued though was when he explained why he used “walls” as a medium to share his talents and his thoughts: it was simply because he wanted it to be available to everyone.
Afterwards, I shot a few OOTDs on Dee Jae’s walls along with blogger Arnie. Here’s a photo set:
Have a happy rest of the week, everyone!