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 […]

ALL ROUNDER: Project Feral

Hannah Maypa, Project Feral

a rock concert a casual house party a casual dinner with friends to the beach to an ordinary day at the mall to a music festival to bed. I bet everyone has their favorite shirt! Meet my all rounder shirt by Project Feral. I love wearing men’s T-shirts, I have a bunch of em’ but […]

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 […]

Weekend by fits and starts; Classic KSWISS x BB Secrets

Classic KSWISS, BB Secrets Beauty Balm | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion, Lifestyle

Echoing in a hollow space between cement and tin roof, fireworks crackle at 5am. Signaling the start of the day’s festivities. We are a country of fiestas, after all. Shuffling of feet and a growing sound of chatter heard from outside my window, it’s starting. And I’m awake. There’s a sense of dread building in […]

Adidas Originals: Errbody all in, #UniteAllOriginals

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Seemingly surfacing in an air chamber of a sempiternal synthetic cave, I found myself warming the slick white couch at Club Haze on a rainy Saturday night — still partial to darkness and positively coaxed by the promise of hip-hop. It was one of them Adidas Originals parties, after all. #UniteAllOriginals The idea of refusing […]

On Style Weekend, Manila Bulletin: Lovely Days

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More than two weeks ago, shortly after I landed, I updated a few of my SocMed accounts with a partial photo of a feature that carried a caption that stated, “Manila welcomed me with coffee and a feature on Manila Bulletin’s Style Weekend ♥ oh yea, and traffic. Great to be back!” It certainly took […]

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 — […]

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 […]

Stacked x Military-inspired; Tog du jour

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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; […]