A fresh start
Oh, to be young again. What I love most about the new year is that we are forced to evaluate our lives, hopefully learn from our experiences, and want to live better.
If there is anything that defines the young, it is their fearless pursuit to go for what they are most passionate about. Sadly, as we grow older we somehow find ourselves doing what we think we are supposed to do and forget to listen to our inner voice.
This issue, we are thrilled to have Jenny Rockett on the cover. Not only an established model, she is also a seasoned traveler, venturing the world to pursue her passions for public policy, media, and life’s little surprises.
You will also get an eyeful of the vibrant photos of Francesca Balaguer-Mercado, another young woman who is doing what she loves best, making people come alive and telling a story with a single shot. We also asked some of Manila’s most influential personalities to share their lust list for 2013, a mix of fashion, beauty, technology, and art acquisitions.
For those with a passion for travel like our cover girl, we hope you enjoy Andy Martel’s Iceland adventure in this issue’s exploRED. Fashion designer and entrepreneur Josie Natori, meanwhile, is our subject in empoweRED: find out what makes her create the most delicate and beautiful caftans, which I personally think every woman should have at least one in her wardrobe. And of course, since it’s the the new year, we had to ask our good friends what they’re saving up for.