Work: Calyxta Cover Shoot

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Hello self-promotion! I normally feel shy and self-conscious when I talk about my work, but this time I don’t really feel that awkward. Maybe because this shoot isn’t about “me!” but more about my relationship with my older sister Teresa.

Manila-based beauty website Calyxta recently featured me and Teresa as their June cover girls. (Thanks Guys!) I don’t always get to shoot with Ter, especially now that we live in different cities. We are also on different paths, with me on my own solo journey, and Teresa, on becoming a mom.

What I loved about this shoot was that it explored our relationship as sisters in the industry, and revealed new layers about how it was for us growing up.

Click here to read the full article and check out the video we shot after the jump…

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Reflect x Work: Self-Love

Here’s a post that has to do with some work I did + a ton of reflection-a throwback to the article I wrote for Rappler over 2 years ago on the importance of self-love.

This morning, I was reflecting on that concept because my room mate and I decided to create a “100 days of Self Love” challenge. Basically, we do something everyday that is an act of self-love; whether it’s consciously eating well or doing that one hour of yoga.

The idea stemmed from seeing these “100 happy days” posts on Instagram, and I wanted to put my own spin to it. (However, I’m not posting this challenge online because it’s just a nice, private, roomie ritual that we do and discuss at home.)

I remembered this article I wrote back when I was still living in Singapore. Those days, I was learning A LOT of life lessons about myself and about growing up. But it seems like this concept of self-love is something I will never stop learning about.

Read the Full Article Below…

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Watch: Out Of Scratch Presents “Unscripted”

Out of Scratch Presents: Unscripted Book Launch By Sarah Meier and Vicky Herrera from Out of Scratch on Vimeo.

Another Throwback Thursday post! I’ve been incredibly busy with life right now and will try to update this as much as I can. I like this feeling of working on different projects. Growing through your work feels so fulfilling… I think back to the day Sarah and I launched our book, and the feeling I felt at that event. 🙂

Memory lane got even better when I found this video our friend Geoff made for us. I smile as I see all the faces who gathered in support. I melt when I hear the words of kindness. And I laugh as I watch the 24-year old Vicky speak- pink gloss, straight bangs and crazy lashes to match. I’ve come a long way, but I am still very much that person. ❤

Reflect: 3 Ways Change Clothes is Getting Better

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Hi loves. Here are some photos I’ve gathered from my various friends (meaning: I took a screenshot via Instagram) on the Change Clothes sale that happened last weekend. I don’t know how else to explain this, but I am very positive that it will get even better. Why?

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Reflect: Progress, not Perfection

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Well, this was fun wasn’t it? My last weekend turned out to be a surprise birthday party for me from my friends here in Singapore. I truly feel the love.

As my flight approaches (approximately 7 hours from the time I’m writing this blog post), I keep thinking about goals. Questions as you wrap up any journey are, “Did I do everything I wanted to do?,” “Did I make it?,” “Was I successful here?”

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Meet: Pauline Hanuise, Holistic Health Coach

PaulineA few months ago, I met a vibrant young woman at an art gallery here in Singapore. What felt like a blind date (because I had only met her via an Instagram introduction) turned out to be one of the most memorable meet ups I’ve ever had.

Meet Pauline Hanuise, a remarkable holistic health coach, who not only teaches you how to care for your body, but also brings the mind and soul into the healing mix as well. Pauline also helps individuals recover from eating disorders that have plagued them for years; and she knows this well because she’s been there before and recovered successfully. This experience inspired her to help other individuals breakthrough as well.

When I decided to start interviewing people for my blog, Pauline was the first person I thought of because I really believe in her and her message. I often check out her blog for her insights, or her posts on Mind Body Green for quick recipe tips. But above all, I think of her for the courage and dedication it takes to turn your life around for the better.

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Pauline.

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Work: MUSE | Status Magazine

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Inspired by the “Show Your Work” book I blogged about. I decided to do just that. The “Work” section will hold the things that I’ve done, whether hosting, modeling or writing (or whatever side-projects I happen to get my hands on!)

Here is a feature I wrote for Status Magazine‘s MUSE Section. The MUSE section interviews models from around the world.

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