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07 June 2011

I guess we were always meant to do this.

About seven years ago, Ana and I met each other online. As two souls who share love for blogging, pretty thingamajigs, glossy fashion magazines and experiencing new things, it wasn't long before we became close friends (despite coming from the two far sides of the MRT). We would regularly meet for desserts, coffee or movies, and late last year we started getting invites from various companies for different bloggers' events.

We supported each other in our mutual not-so-secret biggest dream, which was to work in Summit Media - the Philippines' leading magazine publisher - where we both did internships for, albeit separately. In 2007, we graduated with degrees in media-related courses (Ana is a Journalism graduate from University of Sto. Tomas, while I am a Mass Communications graduate from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila). Stepping out into the real world , we felt we were on top; pursuing our dreams of beating deadlines, being surrounded by magazines, and reaching out to people through writing seemed inevitable.

But then, fate had other plans. Ana established her own brand of accessories and became a full-time entrepreneur, while I got employed by the world's local bank as a financial service provider and has found satisfaction and fulfillment in my job despite having some serious shopping problems *sometimes*.

We never forgot our greatest dream though, so three years ago we tried to put up an online fashion magazine. We bought a domain, we assigned tasks, we were so hyped up! But then... nothing came out of it. We lost the hype, the tasks went undone, and the domain expired.

This time around, we are trying again, and this time we are going to make it.

So this is us following our dreams. This is us assuring our fourteen year-old selves that we are going to make her dreams of working in a magazine come true. This is us pursuing our passion for writing and for reaching out to people. This is us, trying to make a name for ourselves in the world wide web.

This is us, asking for your support in the same way you have supported our individual blogs.

We welcome you to Fashion Compass (where North meets South, and everywhere in between) - because in fashion, there are no wrong directions.

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