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 [...]

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 [...]

Road Trip Stop: Melbourne and a pair of #JCShoes

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

Seriously, road trips are loads fun but can be exhausting. First time to do something like it so the adrenalin produced by all the excitement plus all the amazing sights I encountered along the way made up for it. ‘Twas Day Four when we finally reached Melbourne CBD (crossed South Australia – Victoria state border [...]

Birthday Outfit, Sorted.

Sasha Manuel, Birthday Dress, Waterfall Gully, Australia, Photo by Shai Coggins | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Birthdays. An occasion that I choose to celebrate with flair. I try to think of things to do to mark it. It has to be memorable, meaningful and it doesn’t really have to be anything ostentatious. Come to think of it, I’m slowly wanting a more intimate, a little more private gathering. I reckon I [...]

Beach Day, Sweaters and the Perfect Shade of Green

Sasha Manuel, Photo By C, Tog du jour, Topshop, Cotton On, London Rebel, Rayban, Australia | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Sun was out. Weather was not too warm, a little chilly for someone who grew up in a tropical country, and twas not too windy. It’s a perfect day for the beach. That’s exactly where we spent one late afternoon down at Glenelg South. Blue excitedly jumped in the car, kids strapped in with beach [...]