HOW A MODEL-EN­TRE­PRE­NEUR HUNTS FOR BAR­GAINS

Rissa Manan­quil-Trillo’s se­cret to great shop­ping dis­cov­er­ies

Northern Living - - SPECIAL FEATURE - TEXT BEA CELDRAN PHO­TOG­RA­PHY DAN­ICA CONDEZ

Ev­ery Filipino loves a good bar­gain. And we mean ev­ery­one. Even home­grown cos­metic brand Happy Skin’s Rissa Manan­quil-Trillo. The trick though to this model-turned-en­tre­pre­neur’s value ed­its is find­ing ver­sa­til­ity—from en­sem­bles that go from day to night to lip­pies that dou­ble as a cheek tint. You see, the con­cept of bar­gain hunt­ing is slowly be­ing re­de­fined from mere bud­get buys to ac­tual in­vest­ment pieces. Even with her ca­sual choices, qual­ity is still Rissa’s most im­por­tant shop­ping state­ment, like don­ning a blush cot­ton sweater or cherry-col­ored rub­ber Birks, which she found at Ayala Malls The 30th. Don’t get us wrong, though. Even with her mul­ti­ple roles and quick-paced life­style, she still finds time to in­dulge her­self—with a slice of brazo or two.

“When you can’t de­cide and you want to try all muf­fin fla­vors— red vel­vet, bavar­ian, choco chip, blue­berry, mango, and dulce de leche. Def­i­nitely bring­ing this to our next of­fice meet­ing!” Muffins, Agape, LGF Ayala Malls The 30th, Mer­alco Ave., Pasig City, Cel. 0906-3375426

“Cud­dle weather com­ing up. This su­per cozy sweater in cot­ton candy pink is per­fect.” Pink sweater, Gior­dano, 2F Ayala Malls The 30th, Mer­alco Ave., Pasig City, Tel. 470-8882

“How to look stylish even on lazy days: a pair of cherry red Birken­stocks gives a pop of color—from ev­ery­day er­rands to the beach.” Rub­ber Birken­stocks, Shoe Sa­lon, 2F Ayala Malls The 30th, Mer­alco Ave., Pasig City, Tel. 634-9337

“Salted egg craze alert— first time I’ve seen this. Can’t wait to try it!” Salted egg brazo de mercedes, La Braz­zo­ria de La­sevil, GF Ayala Malls The 30th, Mer­alco Ave., Pasig City, Cel. 0917-3953529

“Who says only high heels can make a state­ment? Not a sneaker girl but, OMG, these are too cute.” OMG sneak­ers, Vans, GF Ayala Malls The 30th, Mer­alco Ave., Pasig City, Tel. 721-6081

“The right OOTD is all in the de­tails. Love how this can take me from desk-to-date night.” Top, Rosso, GF Ayala Malls The 30th, Mer­alco Ave., Pasig City, Tel. 718-9206

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