Style Manila covers the metropolitan style of Manila, the style that’s rich in flavor. Formally launched on January 2007, this blog, aside from covering local fashion and beauty trends, events, and looks, also shows how expressing individual style is possible for women of all shapes and sizes. Style Manila appeals to people who are interested in Manileno and International fashion, including women who are mulling over future shopping trips.
My ultimate goal is not to tell the Philippine society to dress the same way but for them to find a way to express their individuality through fashion — this distinctly defines the concept of Style Manila.
I believe that Philippine fashion, Manila fashion in particular, is rich in flavour. From the numerous and notable fashion designers and fashion brands, I’ve come to realise how incredibly fashion-forward the country can be. Fashionistas thrive on the mall-ified influence of our country. Shopping has somehow become a bona fide activity that shoppers can be considered hobbyists. And then there are the western influences that traveling and media have introduced.
The aesthetics of fashion is not something limited to the young and beautiful but is and should be made available to women of all shapes and sizes. This just means that I won’t be focusing my eyes on models or celebrities alone. Rather, I’d also want to highlight what’s really out there and not just what’s on the glossy magazines.
Am I merely chronicling the fashion and style in our country? Not just. I’m also hoping to define, classify and share it.
The world deserves to know.
— Sasha Manuel, Founder & Chief Editor
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BLOG O RAMA: Interview With A Lifestyle (Pro) Blogger, Manila Bulletin, 28 January 2007
Blogging the Philippine Blog Awards, Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 2007
Aryty Launch and the Use of Blogs as Marketing Tool, Manila Bulletin, 15 June 2007
Styling Project: Mix & Match Fashion Segment, ABS-CBN Umagang Kay Ganda, 17 July 2007
A blogger mixer in Manila with Shai Coggins of b5media, Manila Bulletin, 04 December 2007
KANDI-licious, CIRCUIT TRAINING, Philippine Star, 07 March 2008
Where Dreams Came True, Super, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 15 March 2008
Shout Outs to Style, Arts & Living, Manila Bulletin, 06 April 2008
Hue still got it, CIRCUIT TRAINING, Philippine Star, 11 April 2008
13 DIY At-Home Spa Tricks, GLAMOUR, November 2008
Online Racing, Ivy League Education, Fashion Tips and Net-tionary, QTube, QTV-11, 16 April 2009\
Fashion Blogging segment, Fit & Fab, QTV-11, 01 July 2009
The dish on local fashion in Style Manila, Manila Bulletin | Lifestyle – Technology, 10 August 2009
3 tips to become a budget travel pro, Manila Bulletin | Lifestyle – Travel, 15 August 2009
Band of Bloggers, UNO Magazine, October 2009
Where it’s @, Philippine Star, July 2010
Do You Trust Your Own Beauty, DOVE Philippines, August 2010
Top 10 for 2010 – Fashion, MoneySense Magazine November-December 2010
Featured Blogger for Fashion & Beauty, UNBLOGGED, Philippine Star, November 2010 to May 2011
Career Jam, Studio 23, August 2011
Unang Hirit, GMA 7, December 2011
Fashion Columnist, MoneySense Magazine, January to December 2011
Stylin’ in the Sun, BusinessWorld, March 2012
Featured Blogger for Fashion & Beauty, UNBLOGGED, Philippine Star, October 2012 to December 2012