Filipina blogger Camille Co is definitely taking the fashion world by storm. After being crowned by fashion brand Mango as their Spring-Summer 2012’s “It Girl” December last year, where she bested five other contestants from New York, Stockholm, Poland and Vigo, Spain, Co is now featured in the section of Teen Vogue’s website called “Blogger of the Moment.”
Teen Vogue is the younger version of the lifestyle magazine and fashion bible Vogue. In her feature, Co shared how she ended up becoming a blogger from being a management graduate.
According to her, she came up with the idea of putting up a blog when she realized that she wanted a space where she can “control everything and not be limited by rules.” She likewise talked about her style and fashion inspirations, as well as her life outside the fashion world.
“I'd like to think my style is versatile. I like playing around with different looks, always mixing and matching and trying out new things. One day it's classic, the next grunge. But no matter what look I'm in, I always try my best to look put-together at the end of the day,” she shared.
Aside from blogging, the 23-year-old glamour girl is also into designing for her ready-to-wear and made-to-order lines under her brand Coexist, styling for TV personalities and sometimes modeling for magazine editorials.
Co noted that the best aspect of running her own blog is the fact that it “opens a lot of doors for you just by doing what you love everyday.”
Her one-year-old blog “Camille Tries to Blog” is where she tackles her adventures, both in and outside of the country, which she caps off with photos of her stylish outfits and some fashion tips. Every now and then, she also throws in a few giveaways for her avid readers on her blog.
But prior to becoming Mango’s “It Girl,” where she took home $10,000 for her chosen charities, the United Nations Children's Fund’s Cagayan de Oro relief operations and Cottolengo Filipino, Co has already garnered several citations. In 2011, her blog became a finalist in the Best Fashion Blog category of the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards.
More, she also became part of Preview magazine's 10 Designers to Watch For list in 2010, the 10 Best Dressed Women for 2011 and she was the youngest in the list of MEGA Magazine’s 10 Most Stylish for 2011. And just last month, Co was once again included in Preview’s 20 Most Stylish for 2012.
By MAUREEN MARIE BELMONTE