While we were preparing for the cover shoot at Hotel Mvsa, the space was filled with delightful atmosphere. Patty Hou entered the hotel wearing a gray oversized heavy turtleneck knitted sweater paired with outfits of the year, a white crocodile leather print skirt. She was wearing a pair of gray heel over-the-knee suede boots, her style is chic and petite. She greeted people with a smile like a ray of sunshine. Her sweet voice and tone brightened up the room, as her exclusive personalities and her stylish look, are truly something to be fond of.
Patty’s Current Stage in Life
After Patty Hou got married, there are no signs of changes by looking at her. However, when talking to her, I can strongly feel that she changed positively and dramatically inside. Being a wife, Patty thinks she and her husband in on the same team, through different stages of life, it is inevitable to constantly learning from each other, or to communicate with each other. As time goes by, they have become more mature together and understand themselves better than ever. Same as working or living, we should never stop learning. Marriage is a life lesson that couples are taught to be better. On the other hand, being a mother of two lovely sons, with the changes in life, she embraced by love and said, “I’m satisfied with my life at the moment. It’s hard to describe the feeling, but it is like I’m having no desires or wishes. I’m truly grateful and satisfied.” The more you enjoy the little things in life, the more you can feel the happiness surround you. Since Ethan and Ian were born, storytelling before bedtime has always been a tradition to Patty. Spending quality time while watching them falling asleep is Patty’s most expected and precious moment. From being a show host, to laughing with the crescent moon shaped eye curves, as well as her sweet smile, she always brings out the happiness and positive energy to the audience. As work ended and Patty returns home, her family is the simple yet precious key that completes her thoroughly.
The Secret to Her Positive Energy
Being a show host, Patty Hou has interviewed multiple respondents working in different industries. When I asked her about the person who influenced her the most, she said it with gratitude, “I’m very lucky that I have the opportunities to get in touch with people working in different industries. I am grateful to have the time to sit and interview them. I think every person, no matter what background, the experiences we have are limited. However, through the very little time, if he or she is willing to share with you, then you can received different knowledge and gifts from different perspectives. Each interview opportunity, each chance to work together, I’m strongly eager to learn more from others, and I will never stop learning. Though I can’t say which person who influenced me the most, I believe each interaction with each respondent from work makes me who I am.” Patty Hou who never judge her surroundings that her curiosity about the world gives her the radiant smile and passion. Being a public figure, Patty’s confidence and positive energy no matter in front of the screen or in private, she is always upbeat. During the interview, she shared her secret of having positive energy is that she is motivated and hoping to bring the society positive influence, “I always pray to have positive energy. We all have to face frustration and deal with difficulties in life, but maybe I was born to be optimist. I always believe that eventually the sun will follow wherever we go. I always tell myself that it will be fine, and we definitely see the light at the end (of all difficulties).”
Her Contagious Confidence
After becoming a mother, Patty officially own two identities. She mentioned when babies are born, they need constant care. Spending 24-hour together, every day, It’s like the world is just you and the baby. After going through the stage, mothers usually forget how to “take care” of themselves. It is important for moms to work nor find a hobby of their own. Patty Hou thinks it is important for mothers to spend more quality time with herself as the kids grow up. Every stage of changes, mothers are welcomed to adjust more time to herself, too; that to find a balance in life. Patty Hou said, “I love working, some mothers like cooking, reading, or gardening. As long as you do something you like, don’t give up on being yourself, that’s something I think is important. Working is relaxation to me. It is when I can focus on my little moments.” During the cover shooting with Patty, her instincts to catch up the rhythm quickly with the photographer, the teamwork created a series of extraordinary images. Her glamor is contagious and influential. She hopes to become a confident and beautiful woman, a happy woman that we believe she already is. She hopes to create a pleasant work atmosphere, by complementing or greetings, even just a little can really bring out the best in others. Therefore, she hopes to make people around to find their own beauty and uniqueness. She hopes that as long as being with her, people would not only like her but also truly like themselves. Patty looked tremendous in different outfits for photo shooting. Being a woman, each photo shooting makes her excited and enjoy the process. When looking at her in front of camera, we can feel her sweet and marvelous personalities through the photos. During the interview, I asked her how held the beauty of confidence she is having, she said, “I think when I was picky about myself, I don’t feel truly confident; but when I sincerely love every bit of myself and let go of the criticism I had for myself, I can really bring out the best of me and I believed that is the secret of being the most confident.”
Sweet and Marvelous Ways to Match Clothing
Patty can always dominate different clothing and outfits. When chic style of clothes pairing with a pair of feminine high heels, the beauty of conflicts really gets Patty Hou. Just like styling accessories, Patty likes either small and beautiful shapes or large ones with special features, it is never just one complete style. The striking ways to match clothing is like her sweet but strong heart. Inconsistency in her fashion is the evidence showing Patty Hou’s optimistic in life that she always finds beauty in everything. Having a close relationship with her mother, Patty and her mother often give each other fashion accessories presents for different occasions. Recently, she received some of the vintage belts from her mother, which her mother used to wear when she was young. Most of the belts remain in good condition, only a few ones can find some trace of time due to the humid weather in Taiwan. However, Patty doesn’t mind it at all, the belts is significant and meant a lot to her. It also creates the conflicts in the ways of matching clothes, she loves the belts very much. Furthermore, she shared that she like to dress up her two sons, she usually style them with same coats or shoes, but most of the time is just two kids with different styles but in the same color tone. Looking at two pairs of small feet walking together is now one of her pleasures in everyday life.