Chambray

Chambray, Sasha Manuel, outfits, lookbook, Tog du jour, Australia, denim shirt, Esprit, Trends | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

cham·bray |ˈ sh amˌbrā; -brē| noun a linen-finished gingham cloth with a white weft and a colored warp, producing a mottled appearance. Shirts, fashion tops, dresses, jackets, even rompers, skirts and trousers. It comes in different colours, too. Red, Black, Grey, and several shades of Blue — from deep indigos to faded light blue — [...]

Ready, Steady.. Swing and Fish.

Sasha Manuel, Swing, Dulcie Perry Park, Australia | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

I woke up earlier that day with an extra bounce in my step. I will admit that it’s all due to an exciting piece of news I received the day before. Lighthearted and sanguine, I readily made plans that went beyond self and simply chose to spend my time with my nephew and niece. After [...]

Tog du jour: Colours and Cut-offs

Aldo bag, Blue | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Wishing I can say today’s tog du jour was inspired by the current season but I have to admit that this is a typical everyday outfit for me. Yes, a cut-off has become a staple and I would simply rotate my shirts, camis or some breezy top. What I can say is that today, Easter [...]

Little America x My Ideal Heart’s Day Date

Sasha Manuel, Herschel, Bags, Tog du jour, Little America | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Grab every opportunity to enjoy nature, rain or shine. Savor the coolness that a damp early afternoon drizzle would bring. Throw away inhibitions and just be. Time spent immersed in literature and long walks. Writings of love read or written, basking in the love that a single day magnifies. A day of hearts with that [...]

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. [...]

Favourite Casual x Sally Hansen Dark Nails

Sally Hansen, Hard as Nails, Xtreme Wear, Nail Colour, Nail Lacquer | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Savoring a moment in between sleep and a long list of errands — mostly writing and thinking, photo snapping and thinking, and reading and thinking some more. I had been toying with the moisture gathering at the base of the plastic container holding my usual iced soy latte from the Starbucks I frequent when the [...]

The MinkPink Maxi Skirt

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

Loving how fashionistas have embraced the maxi trend with outfits that borders boho and prep. I decided to jump in and dish out one look even when the weather’s too cold for skirts. With a little ingenuity, I was able to air out the MinkPink Maxi Skirt I ordered online (I reckon I mentioned it [...]

Play up the print

Valleygirl, Esprit, Top, Cardigan, Prints | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

Take it from someone who tends to shy away from prints (and bright colours!), it’s not entirely easy to wear them things. My brain’s been conditioned to stick with practical, it-can-be-worn-with-anything solid, often neutral-coloured pieces. We all know that, though an all-black ensemble can be timeless and sophisticated — depending on the combination and how [...]

The Esprit Beach Shopper

Esprit, Australia- Panel Print Canvas Tote Bag | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

A trip to Harbour Town won’t be complete without a visit to the Esprit Outlet Store. Judging by the long queue at the counter, I believe a lot of people share the good sense in shopping there. Who wouldn’t enjoy the reduced prices on good quality apparel and accessories? ESP when they were offering 50% [...]

Tog du jour: Prairie Thoughts

Garden Jewel Flower, Photo by Sasha Manuel, Instagram | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

Mother’s Day Sunday. We all decided not to waste the gorgeous but quite cold afternoon by staying indoors so we all headed down and to hang out by the bay at Glenelg. My mind’s been filled with lots of fairies (thanks to my adorable niece who can’t get enough of them) and my being here [...]