Jun 25, 2013

An Interview With Ysabella

Here's Interview #3, featuring Ysabella from Ciao Ysabella. Enjoy! :)

Tell us about yourself.
Ciao! I'm Ysabella and I'm a teenager from the Philippines. I love spontaneous adventures and insane weekends. I enjoy creating new things, and trying to figure out how I can make it better. I adore anything vintage/classic. I kind of have an obsession with Eiffel Tower prints, anything floral/indie, and chocolate. I love listening to music when things don't seem right. I feel that nothing is better than writing your emotions out late at night. I have a strong faith in God and put Him first in my life. Right now, I'm still on the process of discovering myself so everything else that you can probably learn about me are through my blog posts! 

What inspired you to start a blog?
At such a young age, I had a love for photography, writing, and fashion. I realised that it would be great if I placed all these things in one webpage where I could share my discoveries, and help people with what I know. That is why Ciao Ysabella is my happy place. 

What is your favourite thing about blogging?
My favourite thing about blogging is it's community! I love the people you get to meet, and the stories you get to hear. I also love how you can express yourself, and be the best 'you' you can possibly be. 

Which would you prefer: taking photographs, drawing, writing, dancing, or singing?
This is such a difficult question, but lets break it down like this - I am a terrible dancer (I wish I knew how to dance) and I suck at drawing. So, the only things left on the list are taking photographs, writing, and singing. If I had to pick one from those three, it would probably be writing. 

What are three things that you did today?
The three things I did today are 1. Plan out new things for my blog. 2. Listen to music, my day can't go on without it. 3. Read the Bible, reflect, and pray.

What items do you usually bring in your bag?
I'll give you 3 things that I usually bring in my bag, because the rest will be for my "What's In My Bag" post happening soon. I always remember to bring my phone/iPod, my wallet, and my EOS lip balm! 

What do you want to be when you get older?
Day by day, I'm discovering who I want to be. So I'm not yet quite sure about my future. But, if you were to ask me right now, I'd say an editor/writer for a top fashion magazine such as Vogue or Elle.

Do you have any favourite quotes? If yes, what are they?
I love quotes. I live on them. Here are three quotes that truly give me inspiration.

"The beauty of a women is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a women is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows and the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years." -Audrey Hepburn

"Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

"Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again and and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do." -Walt Disney 

If you could do absolutely anything, what would you do?
If I could do absolutely anything, that would be to find a cure for cancer. 

If there is one thing you’d want people to remember most about you, what would it be?
If there's one thing I'd want people to remember about me, it would probably be that despite everything, I think positive and believe that I can accomplish my dreams because I know everything is possible with God (Matthew 19:26). I want to be remembered as the girl who works hard to get what she wants. A girl who dreams big and who puts God in the centre of her life.

{Images (c) Ciao Ysabella}


  1. Ysabella seems to be such a wonderful person inside and out. Simply pretty. Liked that despite everything she still put God at the center of everything!♥

  2. Honestly, this is the most inspiring interview yet. I haven't heard of her blog before, but I adore it to bits now.


  3. So glad to be a part of this interview! Thank you so much Hannah! And thank you to the readers as well! :)


Thank you so, so much for your encouraging words! I hope your day is as awesome as you are. c: