The Thin and Short of It

Sasha Manuel, PROMOD SS09 | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion

For folks who helped me make up my mind via Plurk, here’s a look at the short and thin black number I ended up wearing. Yes, it’s short enough since it rides up a good 6 inches above the knee and thin enough to tempt you not to wear anything underneath for fear of knicker lines ruining it. Thoughts?

I was facing back-to-back events that night and just thinking about it was already stressful. I wasn’t particularly looking forward to dressing up and putting makeup on. I knew I’ll be pressed for time since I can only leave around 7pm cuz of the coding thingie to go to the Promod event that started at 6:30pm and should be in the Shu Uemura event by 8:30pm, both held in different locations (of course) but will need me to get back in my car and park again.

I wanted comfort but I was going to a fashion show and a makeup competition launch. I had to give it a lil bit of effort, yes? So I opted for the dress but worn flat sandals, blinged up, made sure I used Shu eye makeup, and, yes, curled my hair. It’s been a while since I last curled my hair and I love how it turned out. Heehee.

Thanks to Deneb, I have a simple memento of a night to remember plus I have Mr. X with me.

Now, a closer look at the details of the look.


Regenerating Serum, OLAY Regenerist
Pause & Effect Moisture Cream, Elizabeth Arden
Intervene Makeup in Soft Sunbeige, Elizabeth Arden
Tea Tree Oil Cover Stick (02), The Body Shop
Clear Smooth Face Powder in Natural, Maybelline

ME Brown 850, Shu Uemura
Smokey Eyes Powder Pencil (Smokey Black 01), Elizabeth Arden
Eye Definer in Taupe, The Body Shop
Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment Mascara, Elizabeth Arden

Shimmer Waves in Bronze, The Body Shop

Mineralize Blush Duo in Grand Duo, MAC

Frost Lipstick in Bombshell, MAC

Self Adjusting Hairspray, Finesse + 20 second Curling Iron on desired partitions


Dress Filo
Sandals Charles & Keith
Earrings Supré
Necklaces Chick Flick, Thea’s Black Box, Lee Hwa Jewelry
Watch Hand me down from my sis
Bag Trove

Thanks for sending me this photo, Char!

Image: Deneb Villanueva

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  1. Valerie De Veas says:

    i love what you are wearing :)

  2. deMesa,J. says:

    You can never go wrong with a classic -the little black dress. I should seriously invest on one of those…

  3. you looked great :) if all else fails, go for black, hehe.

  4. Can’t argue that! Thanks, Dex! :-)

  5. I especially love your glow in here :) It compliments the beautifully-put together outfit. :D

    Are you going to PFW on Sunday? :)

  6. You look really great Sasha!! You are glowing.. Is it about Mr X bearing gifts? :P


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