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

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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

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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 [...]

Montessori

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Catapulted back to a time when firsts are fresh and school is cool. Clutching metal lunchboxes and worrying about who you’ll sit next to in the school bus, life seemed larger and mysterious and exciting at that time. In a lot of ways, it still is. Granted you still see it through a child’s eye. [...]