Style in a Suitcase

Sasha Manuel, Outfits, Tog du jour, Balay Quince, Bacolod, Calea | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

The dilemma I face whenever I travel is carrying on with my personal style (in fashion and beauty terms) and luggage space. There are certain things that one must give up esp if location and activities are to be taken into consideration. I ask questions like: “Would wearing stilletos be suitable for my trip to […]

Art Galleries and Personal Style

Art Gallery of South Australia, Exhibit - Ben Quilty, Inhabit | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

Any opportunity I get to enjoy a day out in the sun, I grab it. It doesn’t hurt that one sunny (but still quite cold, mind you!) Saturday morning, my sis had offered to let me tag along on her date with C and to come with her to where the Foursquare Day was held […]

Kokeshi from the 2011 Havaianas Slim Doll Collection

2011 Havaianas Slim Doll Collection - Havaianas Slim Kokeshi, Kokeshi Doll | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

I still can’t understand the enthusiasm in collecting ridiculously priced rubber slippers but I know of people who are much into the whole thing. Though it’s true that apart from the Ipanema pair I have, I am fond of wearing Havaianas. Both brands offer comfort and a certain level of style to the wearer but […]

Beachwear: Cover Ups

Sasha Manuel, Outfits, Terranova | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

Though it’s quite ordinary for ladies to walk around in their bikinis on the beach, there are periods of lull that one is inclined to throw something on, layering over the swim suit. Whatever the reason, it’s an occurrence that we rarely dispute. I can actually be satisfied with just a loose t-shirt and pair […]

Northern Trek: Robinson’s Starmills, Pampanga

Robinson's Starmills Pampanga - Sasha Manuel, Outfits | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion

My sister can attest to my affinity with outlet shopping (I heart Harbour Town in Australia!) and this recent trip to a shopping mall located outside Manila (northern part of Luzon) seals it. I still can’t believe that my friends and I went out of our way to especially go to Robinson’s Starmills in Pampanga. […]

Conquering Pinatubo With Style

Sasha Manuel, Pinatubo Trek, Travel Lifestyle | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion

One of the the more pressing concerns when the idea of “roughing it” was raised was, do I have a pair of shoes I can use that can withstand the rough trek up Mt Pinatubo? Dear me. You can liken shoes for me to water for a hiker, and this is not simply for vanity’s […]

Is Havaianas a Part of Your One Hundred?

One Hundred by Nina Garcia, Havaianas | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion

Dusk just settled when I heard a man call out, “Tao po!” while tapping on our gate. Wait, isn’t it a holiday today? What surprised me more was that he had a package addressed to me with him. One wrapped package contained a book by Nina Garcia (made famous for her appearances in Heidi Klum’s […]

The Tsinelas Culture

Tsinelas, Flip-Flop - Havaianas | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion

Filipinos are generally simple; bound by traditions and held back by superstitions (IMO) — perhaps attributed to its religious nature. Anyway, noting our National Costumes: the Baro’t Saya and the Barong, these pieces somewhat says it all. Though it offers formality, one can’t deny that they still lack the sophistication of a cocktail dress and […]

Bahay kubo kahit munti… All together now.

Sasha Manuel - Mirror Shot 07.11.09 | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion

*Humming the song while working on the post.* For folks who are not familiar with the song, it’s one of the country’s local tagalog folk songs (also sung while playing a traditional game with the same name). And the reason why I sing hum is because I spent a day in a farm and I’m […]

The Style Manila Flipflop will Travel

Cebu Pacific - The Wandering Juan | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion

This vagabond and shutterbug is itching to get on a plane and traipse around the country once again. As much as I’d love to see Davao, Siargao, CDO, and Legazpi, I’ve narrowed down my choices to Puerto Princesa and Cebu. There were several considerations — weather, photo concept board and, yes, budget. I know I’ve […]