Our "friendship" started when you first came out in 1999, which is timely for a teen who only have her mom's back issues of Good Housekeeping as reading materials just because there weren't any appropriate magazines for her then. A publication on dealing with all things high school became a monthly thing for me ever since.
Years passed, and not so young anymore, I still buy Candy in college. As a journalism student then, my biggest goal was to write for this glossy. After a few years, my first ever published article in mainstream media came to life. A few months later, I was also accepted in the Candy Council--an "elite" group of teens who were given Candymag assignments for a year.
Aside from writing, Candy supported even my accessories business--through its first cover appearance and magazine features since 2006. Now a full-time online entrepreneur, my accessories are still featured almost every month inside this well-loved teen magazine. Almost all my buyers learned about Anagon through Candy!
And ever since the very first Candy Fair circa 2007, which was held outdoors, I already participated in their mini-bazaar. I even braved the Typhoon Ondoy for last year's Candy Fair, and would you believe that it was still break-even in business considering the low attendance!
Of course, Candy Fair 2010 wasn't an exemption. Through the help of the friendly and accommodating Ms. Mia (Candy's EIC), I was able to connect with the right person organizing the event. And the rest, as they say it, is history. =)
The countdown made me so nervous and excited!!!
Krissy and her lady-like dress!
Thank you Candy Mag, Candy Team, and Candy Girls for always being part of my dreams. You have always been there on full-support with my every endeavor. I will forever be grateful.
Still on Candy Fair High,
Anagon =) ♥
Wire Art Headband and Rings (Anagon)
Brown Belt (Dad's)
Sling Bag (Ate's, vintage)
Red Shoes (Charles and Keith)