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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Finding MrDarcy in New Shoes

Sasha Manuel, Tog du jour, outfits, lookbook | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Tick-tock. Time’s running out. Hurry and get on that friggin’ pumpkin carriage for pete’s sake. Tick-tock. Move over Cinderella. It doesn’t matter if I’m missing out on snagging Prince Charming, I’ve got a pair on that I’m not planning on losing. It may not be comparable to your glass slipper, sweet pea, – nor would [...]

I need more skirts in my life.

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Q1 of 2012, I decided that I want to wear more skirts. Different kinds. I noticed that I’ve already started with a modest skirt collection but I also noticed that the selection isn’t varied enough. A few are the denim kind, there’s one that’s studded, one’s full black lace with cobalt blue lining, some are [...]

Black and Blue; Tog du jour

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Things to do and places to go; take your time, make haste. Life, in seconds, won’t wait. Tog du jour: A strange mix of the empirical and the theoretical. Marry sheer with day; break Black with Blue, I say. Mullets. What are MULLETS, you ask, I bet. Au courant with the style scene, a perfect [...]

Stripes x Stacked Rope x Blue-Grey Mix; Tog du jour

Sasha Manuel, Tog du jour, Outfits, Lookbook, Australia | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Challenge for the day: Casual dinner plans + dry heat No biggie. Solution: Easy pairing of light pieces; denim cut-offs + thin t-shirt Threw on a new Lucy Raglan striped tee from Cotton On I recently bought with an old pair of cut-offs and thought of a blue-grey mix with my usual tough zing. I [...]

Utility Jacket: Cutting the girlishness

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Though I admit I can be such a girl sometimes — yes, I’ve even been called out on acting like a big baby — but, growing up, I’ve always been such a tomboy and I mean I look veeeeery awkward in a dress. But puberty and a few boyfriends (HA, like they were many!) came [...]

Oz road trip style mémoire; The Great Ocean Road x Melbourne x Sydney

Tog du jour, Outfits, Sasha Manuel, Sydney, New South Wales, NSW, Australia | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Australia tri-state road trip: South Australia > Victoria > New South Wales (then back to SA). A good 10 days with roughly around 20kg of fashion presented a style challenge for this particular fashion blogger. I was absorbed in playing tourist and keen on staying cool — quite literally since temp shot up to 40degC-ish [...]

Tog du jour x Southbank, Melbourne

Street Art, cheeky humour, Southbank, Melbourne, Australia | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

SOUTHBANK. Walking its stretch is something I don’t mind doing. On top of the number of pretty establishments lined up along the South bank of the River Yarra, there’s always something extra going on — baskers, they call them. From a bike show to someone in costume, the life they bring to the area is [...]