"Baduy talaga ako dati," Angel Locsin laughs as she reminisces about her former self,"As in, kadiri. Tamad kasi ako noon maging fashionista, to experiment with myself." It is evident how six years in showbiz have changed all that, as Angel graces the cover of Preview Magazine this August.
Angel describes her personal style as one that merges style and comfort, just like AngelActive, the fashion line she has put up as a product of her fashion studies in London. Available in SM Department Store, the line offers lifestyle wear for active women.
"Feeling ko kasi mas maraming ginagawa ang girls kesa sa lalaki," Angel says, pointing out that many women are wives and mothers who juggle the demands of family, career, and caring for themselves. "As a woman, inisip ko ba't di tayo gumawa ng brand na maganda yung style, maganda yung quality, pero affordable."
It's a practical, common-man statement from a star who has become a household name, thanks to all her primetime shows and endorsements. Angel clearly has her feet on the ground, as she tells Preview, "Of course it's nice to be given special treatment, kaya lang minsan mas masaya yung nacha-challenge ka, o nagagawa mo yung gusto mo, yung sariling diskarte mo."
From independent living in London to the tough transition between rival networks, Angel is clearly up for any challenge that life may throw at her.
What's next for Angel? "I don't really make long-term plans. I'm not the type who will think about what will happen to me in five years" she says. "But with everything I'm doing now, binibigay ko 110% ko. So hindi ako natatakot kung sa'n man ako mapunta because I always give my best."
Angel wears the latest collection of Folded & Hung on the cover of Preview Magazine's August issue, available in magazine stands and bookstores nationwide at P125 per copy.