Guest | Meet Angela

Friday, 29 January 2016




S  A  Y   H  I   A N G E L A

Young, bold and style icon in her own right.

A ferocious blend of bold monochromes and Korean-inspired style. Angela from Metallic is our guest writer for today's post! Only sixteen years old, she has become one of my favourite upcoming bloggers in Brunei. Just a babe when I met her in secondary school, now grown up.

So go say Hi Angela!


Soooooooo...

I am writing this in the middle of the night, probably around 12 midnight, a time that of course I should be sleeping. But believe it or not, this is probably the best time for me to write this blog post. My siblings and parents are asleep and my electronic devices are taken away from me for the night, I am now away from any possible distractions. So with my school notebook, with my only light source, my table lamp, I can finally think about what to write. So now that I'm stuck writing this, let me start by introducing myself.

My name is Angela, from my name you should be able to tell that I'm a girl and that I'm going to drop some boring and lame facts about myself. I'm turning 17 this year and I'm recently studying in the 11th grade. Now other than being an abnormal teenage girl who has an unhealthy love for Kpop and Anime, I own a style blog by the name Metallic. Okay so the blog title isn't really confirmed due to the fact that I constantly change it til I feel somewhat satisfied enough to settle with it, but I do have a firm idea of what I want to do on my blog.


When I first started this blog early last year, Metallic was originally called Wardrobe The Playlist, and I started out only posting my outfits of the week. Although I still do outfit posts, I try my best to add my artistic vision into each post I upload. Fashion and Art has always been a huge part of my life. Growing up with fashion in my life, I would dress up and mix-match outfits. But growing up with art was really something.

Years ago, I use to be bullied in high school. I would be called names, pushed over, some would steal money from me, ask me to buy stuff for them with my money, but there was one part of this subject which had an impact on me. You see during art lessons, my classmates would tell me to draw for them during assignments, before handing it to the teacher and claiming that they drew it. Some may call this sharing, but for the fact that they told me to draw for them and later then say that they were the one that drew it, I may call this stealing like come on??! drawing is not that hard. I didn't have the guts to tell teacher the truth because I didn't feel I had the confidence, especially in something I was passionate about like art. So this made me feel, well... upset.


Although now I'm in high school and I've grown up, I still feel upset. But somehow, now I manage to put enough self confidence into trying to portray my artistic vision in my blog.

I guess it might be because I remember that even though my classmates would pass up the drawings I drew for them, almost all the time my teacher would call me to their desk and tell me (without the others knowing) that they knew that I drew those drawings for them. A teacher (I didn't remember who) told me it was because he taught me long enough to know how I draw. Okay... soooo I don't know if my memory is foggy or if he actually did said that, but either way although I now hardly draw, I don't think I should give up art just yet.

So every now and then my blog, Metallic, is a platform where I can express myself and ideas. A platform where I portray my taste in fashion with a bit of my artistic vision. Where no one can steal my work(besides if they do I'll tell them to freakin give credits. Haha).


Oh and if you wonder why I decided to wear a mask, it's because most of time when I'm on Metallic, I almost never show my face. It's a strange way I like to portray myself. It's a little like when nobody knows how an artist looks like, but instead they can recognize his/her work. Well... that's not what I was going for, but that was part of why.

I would like others to know my work and recognize me by it and even if they don't know how I look like, whatever. It doesn't really matter to me. 

So yeah letting others recognize me for my work, I haven't established that yet, but this is why it's interesting. Maybe in the next few years I'll finally establish this but for now, I'm still a teenager and I just want to have fun~


Jacket : Padini Authentic 
Skirt : H&M
Socks : H&M 
Shoes : Rubi (Cotton On)

Blog: Metallic
Instagram: ANGXXLX

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Oh, isn't she a cutie?!

Perhaps I'm biased since I've known her since she was eleven. I still see her as my friend's sister. Nevertheless, I know she will grow into her style with the passion for art and fashion she exudes. When she is ready to establish herself, I will be there to cheer on.

For now though, you can visit her blog Metallic for her quality outfit posts! Don't forget to check her Instagram, 'Angxxlx' for her amazing aesthetic. 

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