MNL Stop Over: 71 Gramercy x New Hair

Sasha Manuel, Hair cut, Hair style, Asian Hairstyle | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Style, Lifestyle

Let me first tell you about my new hair. It’s a month in now, hence, normal to most haircuts, they would look twice better as when you first step out of the salon. Oh yea, I haven’t been in town for the last few months — with just the occasional popping in to take care […]

Tog du jour: Tough x Free spirited, Shwedagon Pagoda

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“For folks who really know me and how I celebrate my birthdays, this year offered a colossal difference to how I went about my special day. Moving to a new place (a different country) with no friends and family, I had to make an effort to fashion the occasion to be less depressing than one […]

ALL ROUNDER: Project Feral

Hannah Maypa, Project Feral

a rock concert a casual house party a casual dinner with friends to the beach to an ordinary day at the mall to a music festival to bed. I bet everyone has their favorite shirt! Meet my all rounder shirt by Project Feral. I love wearing men’s T-shirts, I have a bunch of em’ but […]

The Kids Are Not Alright Honey, They’re Dead

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You know those people who say being dead is not a costume? Yeah who cares about those people. This is the day of the dead! And for the living – an excuse to party! Last minute skull makeup with Hannah as my dead kid accomplice. Quite easy. Tips: Don’t hurry. Paint early. Sometimes using your […]

Halloween @ Black Market

Style Manila, Founder, Sasha Manuel, Costume, Military, Halloween Party, Black Market | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

After filial responsibilities for a nation’s tradition to spend time and celebrate Todos los Santos at the cemetery, I dashed off to mark the holiday in a more Western way by 12:01. Halloween party at Black Market. Backtracking to 2 days ago, “Costumes K!” — a friend’s text message. I was, like, WHUT. How was […]

Meet Hannah

Hannah Maypa | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Listening to a voice that’s real and raw, you’d be filled with wonder and awe. It takes you on a path away from pretensions and shams; away from visuals that seemingly mocks real life, real people. Having your thoughts of style and society shaped by one so easygoing, unconcerned by what most may consider norm, […]

Weekend by fits and starts; Classic KSWISS x BB Secrets

Classic KSWISS, BB Secrets Beauty Balm | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion, Lifestyle

Echoing in a hollow space between cement and tin roof, fireworks crackle at 5am. Signaling the start of the day’s festivities. We are a country of fiestas, after all. Shuffling of feet and a growing sound of chatter heard from outside my window, it’s starting. And I’m awake. There’s a sense of dread building in […]

Salt Water Withdrawals

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As quoted from my timeline: WHERE IS THIS BEACH AND WHY AM I NOT THERE? Everyone seems to be leaving for Boracay this weekend for the annual labor weekend festivities, except for a handful of us workaholics. WOOT. With my new job, I can only manage a few day trips here and there; random escapists […]

Sun vs Scissors: Dirty Ice Cream; Team Manila Vintage

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TM shirt found from my black hole of a closet, bought from their garage store at Ecoville. My fave among the 3 other (lost) designs puschased summer of ’05. Originally a square tee until this girl ran with scissors. Blame the heat. Boy, if this shirt could talk… DIY cropped Team Manila tee Feel free […]

On Style Weekend, Manila Bulletin: Lovely Days

Lovely Days, Woman @ Work, Style Weekend, Manila Bulletin, Press Mention, Sasha Manuel | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

More than two weeks ago, shortly after I landed, I updated a few of my SocMed accounts with a partial photo of a feature that carried a caption that stated, “Manila welcomed me with coffee and a feature on Manila Bulletin’s Style Weekend ♥ oh yea, and traffic. Great to be back!” It certainly took […]