Hatted, when there’s more than one; Travel pieces

Sasha Manuel, Hat | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Situation was that I was simply counting down the days before I’m whisked off to another place once again. I was seated in my usual spot at a local Starbucks, sipping my usual venti iced soy latte — managing to fill up the sticker card for the planner gifted to my friend M — and […]

A New Look for Style Manila {StyleManila.com}

Style Manila, StyleManila.com - screen shot | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

He decides to take out his laptop to check emails and the presentation on Keynote, thinking that he might as well get a bit more work done while waiting. Broads do take their time, eh? It’s just dinner and she looks mighty fine the way she is. Clothes. Check. Shoes. Check. Makeup and hair. Check. […]

Colour Crushing on Tangerine and Nectarine

Sasha Manuel, Zara, KitKat Orange, Chick Flick, Aldo Shoes, Orange pumps, Tangerine, Tog du jour, Outfits | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Adding a kick to the somewhat even tenor of my fashion MO, I was surprisingly drawn to Pantone’s 2012 color of the year — Tangerine (colour trend, eh?). I have to admit that as soon as the faculties of sight aided by the brain became recognizant of the colour’s piquancy, it was clear that I […]

Where Have You Been?

Kandawgyi Lake, Yangon, Myanmar - Sasha Manuel | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Well, it’s more like a question that others have asked me. Yes, I’m guilty of being extremely busy with work. I do have this tendency to drop blogging when I’m working on major projects — ah, well. Let’s just pick up where I left things. I meant to share with you stuff a few months […]

On BusinessWorld: Stylin’ in the Sun

Business World, Stylin' in the Sun - Sasha Manuel, Press Mention | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

If you were able to grab a copy of Business World newspaper last Friday, 30 March 2012, you would’ve chanced upon an feature article that talked about Summer trends. I received a set of interview questions via email last week and managed to squeeze in a response right smack in the middle of making a […]

Style Manila on Drinking Digital

Drinking Digital - Ricky Baizas, Battle Axe Podcast Network | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Call it serendipity, esp since it was totally an unplanned trip to Rockwell last Friday, that I had found myself doing a quick lippy re-touch (also silently hoping that my hair would behave itself) before settling on a couch and prepping myself for a video podcast. I actually find it ridiculously odd that I would […]

Lilila Primitive Art: Capturing Earth’s Beauty and Mystery

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[Post by Eena Acuña] “Make something out of nothing.”  But where do we begin? Growing up with Play-Doh, Lego, and maybe some paint and crayons must have done something right to encourage the inner artist in some of us. And that’s exactly how I felt when Carl showed me his handcrafted designs over at Lilila […]

Unang Hirit for December

Studio 3, GMA 7, Unang Hirit, 01 December 2011 | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

There are things in life that’s difficult to explain. Opportunities come a-knockin’ in times when you least expect it and I’ve observed that that’s how things have been for the past few weeks. “Go with it!” As most of my good friends would tell me and I reckon it is much too fun not to. […]

Siargao, uncovering the life in and around the ocean

Surfer Style, Beach Fashion, Siargao, Philippines | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

The underlying culture of the beach life has often influenced the surfers as how the latter similarly affects the former. Focusing on a couple of aspects of the surf culture: fashion and general lifestyle, it’s curious to note how the beach bum stereotype came from qualities that stem from their commitment to the lifestyle that […]

CoverGirl Lip Perfection and the search for the best red lipstick

CoverGirl Lipstick, Burn Shade, Sasha Manuel | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

I like things simple. Well, most of the time. I’d like it very much if I can find the best way to streamline my work and activities, including all the idiosyncratic routines than I go through everyday. Makeup and skin care have been cautiously classified under the uncommon love-hate affinity. Love what they do for […]