Aside from her work as an actress, endorser, and artist, Solenn Heussaff is also a creative entrepreneur.
Recently, the GMA-7 actress has been exploring a number of artistic ventures. These include Lahi jackets, which is her fashion collaboration with sister Vanessa and fashion designer Mia Arcenas; and Solenn Homes, an interior design collaboration with Studio Soliven.
These artistic ventures and collaborations show that, for Solenn, it's best to invest in one's talents and interests.
She tells PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and FemaleNetwork.com, "Invest in yourself. If you think you can improve on certain areas, I feel it's always a good investment to study or pursue your passion further.
"You can take a course. Doesn't need to be yearly courses. You can take a course here and there. Like, let's say for an artist, I'd want to go to maybe Italy for a month to study ceramic. And then go to France for a while to study molding.
"You need to learn to keep learning. You need to be open to keep learning. Never think that you know everything, never think you've learned everything because the world keeps evolving and you need to evolve as well."
While others may look for business opportunities or other monetary investments, Solenn thinks otherwise.
She advises, "Invest in yourself because if it's any monetary investment for, like, future businesses, there's always a risk. There's no safe investment..."
PEP.ph met with Solenn at the first Cosmo Women of Influence awarding ceremony last August 20 at the Manila House Private Club in Bonifacio Global City.
SPLURGE ON TRAVELS
When it comes to spending, the actress/artist/entrepreneur says, "Luckily I'm kuripot when it comes to myself."
Her husband Nico Bolzico sometimes has to remind Solenn to "enjoy a little."
But the Kapuso star likes "to live like there's no money in the bank."
However, Solenn does splurge on herself when it comes to traveling, which she considers a worthy investment.
She says, "I love traveling because I learn a lot when I travel. So if I need to spend, I spend on traveling. Getting to meet people, know cultures. That’s where I get inspired.
"Sometimes when I get stuck in a city too long, it’s so easy to be drained and it’s so easy to hate everything, so you really need to get out there. Whether it’s a province or further, why not? Just to learn about everything."