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 [...]

Weekend Mash-Up: Olay x ZA, Snake & Feather Accessories, #GRIP2013

Weekend Mash-Up, Olay Total Effects, ZA Cosmetics, Snake Ring, Feather Cuff, Mango, accessories | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Plate’s been full since beginning of last week and there are still a few more important errands to run for the next couple of weeks. It’s funny how these things seemingly conspire to happen all at the same time, sometimes. Leaving you no spare time and quite exhausted on some days. So, before the backlog [...]

Montessori

Sasha Manuel, accessories, Tog du jour, outfits, lookbook, Montessori uniform, school uniform inspired outfit | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

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. [...]

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 — [...]

Stacked x Military-inspired; Tog du jour

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

A provocative, avant-garde twist to a typically mannish military-inspired style with its body contouring form, roughed up with ruching details and silver hardware, add to that the alluring dip of the neckline that can go deeper, zipped down. The modest hem length balances out the sexy, just a couple or so inches above the knee; [...]

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 [...]

Spidey x Mullet; Tog du jour

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

With a mullet top and a pair of hosiery on. Toyed with the idea of creating a mesh of textured visuals that can either make you smile or hurt your eyes. Toughened up prints by way of accessories and a pair of suede ankle boots; toss the spidey tights in there for good measure. I [...]

Oz Online Shopping, Sportsgirl; Marino Rocks, Tog du jour

Choker, Chain, Snake, Necklace, Sportsgirl | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

All in the name of research. Save for the strain the activity would put on my wallet, it’s one of the things I appreciate about what I do. Who can say no to online shopping? And though I can easily pop in at any Sportsgirl store, I’ve been curious on how they go about their [...]

Beatnik; Tog du jour

Sasha Manuel, Viola D' Amore, Target, Beatnik, Tog du jour, boho-chic, outfits, lookbook | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” ~ Henry David Thoreau ~ There are days when even my imagination needs a bit of a work out. Creativity. Drawn from free-spirited and artistic inspirations, a happy pairing of colourful stitches and wrinkled neutral. Breaking away from a series of familiar thoughts — imperatives; conjectures. [...]

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 [...]