Tog du jour: Tough x Free spirited, Shwedagon Pagoda

Sasha Manuel, 50th Street Cafe Restaurant and Bar | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

“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

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 […]

Denim Dilemma: Printed vs Distressed

Sasha Manuel, Collage, Printed versus Distressed, Printed Jeans, Cotton On, Distressed Jeans, Ripped Jeans, Denim, Mango, Outfits, Tog du jour | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Livening things up in the t-shirt and jeans front are two fantastic details in active rotation: Printed Jeans AND Distressed Jeans. Casual and hip, tough and urban. They’re just the right amount of oomph the simple look needs to make the style staple a little more interesting. But you can’t wear them both at the […]

I need more skirts in my life.

Sasha Manuel, TOg du jour, outfits, Miss Selfridge, Skirts | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Fever Accessories by Hotline

Hotline, Accessories, Earrings, Australia | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Though I’ve been on the lookout for great fashion finds — clothes and shoes — while I’m here in Australia, I can’t help but check out all the gorgeous accessories as well. I shouldn’t be surprised, really. All the trips I’ve done to the place, I ALWAYS end up bringing home fabulous accessory finds. I […]