Palette Pursuit

I may wear a lot of black, white, and gray clothing, but colorful accessories make my heart do a little dance. Sometime in 2013 I started to make jewelry and bags with nary a theme and only the intention that I wanted to create – and to create colorful things. So I came up with the name Palette Pursuit which I feel best sums up my process and my creations.

Within a few months I was able to make enough pieces to sell at 98B's second-ever Saturday Future Market at Escolta. It was one of the best experiences of my life. Unfortunately, I failed to maintain my momentum (in hindsight, I lacked purpose), then eventually I got my current job in PR/marketing. Creating accessories fell by the wayside.

It's been more than two years, and I want to be back doing what gives me joy the most. Right now I'm working on a new collection for Palette Pursuit that I feel truly reflects who I am. The amount of color I use has refined a bit, I think, but the main materials I'm now using are completely different, which is an exciting challenge.

Please check back from time to time to see what's new. (My target is August 8, 2015 because they say it's an auspicious date heh. I don't fully believe such things, but I need a deadline to move forward and it wouldn't hurt to try my luck!)

In the meantime, if you would like to shop the previous collections, shoot me an e-mail at palettepursuit [at] gmail [dot] com! =)

In the photo: Adel Del Rosario, as photographed by Kevin Conopio

Friday's Ten Happy Things! / 04

I feel like I haven't done well in being a more mindful, intentional, aware, etc. individual since announcing to the world about that goal. And about a few minutes ago, I was looking at an artist's colorful studio online, which made me want to get rid of my monochromatic wardrobe and get back all the loud clothes I had given away. It led to the sad realization that I have an impressionable mind (which happens when you're not very mindful of your choices). That gives me anxiety, since I like to be my own person and all. 

Although... aren't we allowed to like whatever we like regardless of a certain brand or a set of attributes we (think we) ascribe to ourselves? I think this personal brand thing that's been going on has a lot of us worrying about being one type of person with limited interests, when we could be and we are so much more complex than that. Am I alone in thinking this?

Setting a goal mid-year: To practice mindfulness

Normally by the time June rolls in, I'm already singing Christmas music and writing about how excited I am for the holidays. Now that July's here, however, I'm still wrapping my head around how the past month just breezed through like a fart.

Friday's 10 Happy Things / 03

Currently wishing I could dive into that bed right now. I'm not sure how to go about this list, as a dear lola just passed away.