Philippine Fashion Week Schedule | Spring Summer 2014

Philippine Fashion Week, Spring Summer 2014 | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

For folks who are interested, here’s the schedule for the Philippine Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014, which will run from 23 October to 27 October, 2013 still at SMX Convention Center: 23 October, Wednesday 6:30pm | Main Atrium, Mall of Asia PETIT MONDE 7:30pm | Hall 3, SMX Convention Center SM SHOES AND BAGS, The […]

Sun vs Scissors: Dirty Ice Cream; Team Manila Vintage

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TM shirt found from my black hole of a closet, bought from their garage store at Ecoville. My fave among the 3 other (lost) designs puschased summer of ’05. Originally a square tee until this girl ran with scissors. Blame the heat. Boy, if this shirt could talk… DIY cropped Team Manila tee Feel free […]

Lilila Primitive Art: Capturing Earth’s Beauty and Mystery

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[Post by Eena Acuña] “Make something out of nothing.”  But where do we begin? Growing up with Play-Doh, Lego, and maybe some paint and crayons must have done something right to encourage the inner artist in some of us. And that’s exactly how I felt when Carl showed me his handcrafted designs over at Lilila […]

Local Artistry: Accessories and Sculptures

Ian Valladarez, Wire Sculpture, Bacolod, Silay City, Negros, Philippines, Filipino Artist, Balay Negrense | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

One of the great things about traveling around the country is discovering the local talent and artistry that, otherwise, would’ve been left unnoticed had I limited my scope to the usual things I’d encounter within my comfort zone. Learning about the existence of such skill that edifies our culture and fashion brought both pride and […]

Ice Crystals, a Tweetie de Leon line of jewelry

Kamagong, Hoop Earrings, Ice Crystals, Tweetie de Leon, Jewelry | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

I almost walked past the counter in Rustan’s Alabang but when my eyes grazed on the colourful array of beaded jewelry, I had to take a closer look. Initial impression was of an effervescent nature, that stopping to examine each piece brought me to a certain level of euphoria. The curious amalgam of the elements […]

Looking back on our style ancestry, the Filipiniana Dresses

Filipiniana Dresses - Baro't Saya, illustration | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

After watching a video clip called Manila, Queen of the Pacific, made sometime in the 1930s, my thoughts turned to days sitting through History class and nostalgia of reading Noli Me Tangere, particularly of Juan Crisostomo Ibarra and Maria Clara. Amidst the historic reverie, I was then lead to mull about what folks used to […]

Style Manila on its 3rd Year

2010 is starting out to be one heck of a busy year. I meant to do this last December but I had no time to organise it, not to mention, no time to see it through. What am I talking about? Well, I wanted to give away some stuff to celebrate Christmas, my birthday and […]

A Dose of PILL

PILL, Marikina-made shoes | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion

Local-made. Marikina, to be exact. Yes, folks. I’ve managed to stumble upon a seller of Marikina-made shoes over at the Christmas Carnivale Bazaar held at Ayala Alabang, which I went to last Saturday. This ought to be good news for those of you who are looking to buy pairs made from Marikina. PILL. Proudly Philippine-made. […]

In My Birthday Suit

Sasha Manuel - Dress Fitting, Kaye Olfindo Charcoal Dress | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion

Although customary, a feature would’ve been in line after the dress is finished and not while it’s still in the creation process. However, in my excitement with how things turning out, let me give you folks a quick look at the dress I had let Kaye Olfindo design for me. I love having clothes esp […]

Kaye Olfindo Holiday 2009 Collection

VIDA, Kaye Olfindo, Filipino Fashion Designer | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion

Early this month, news reached me that Kaye Olfindo had released her Holiday 2009 Collection with four (4) distinct dress designs perfect for the ladies who love playing dress up. I reckon this bit is perfect news for us with parties and formals to either throw or attend. Wouldn’t it be great to wear something […]