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MEGA December 2019

Priding itself as the Philippines' best fashion magazine, MEGA is the thinking woman's cross-section of the what's what of style, beauty and lifestyle. With well-curated sections of tailor-made stories from trends to try out now, comprehensive style guides, beauty hacks to learn from and in-depth features, MEGA guarantees to elevate and bring out the very best in you. Allow us to whisk you away in worlds of fantasy through well-produced fashion and beauty editorials that aim to inspire and aspire to as well.

12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
digital influence

One of the reasons I admire her, her genuine passion for music—@bernadettelacson5389 via Perfect! Good Job @mega_magazine! Julie deserved to be on the cover. —@ ishelle_somera via Congrats, Kira you’ll make it big! —@jazziemarieshows via The next big thing! —@piawurtzbach via I’ll get a copy of this for sure! —@ajaboomjandi via I love this!!—@vernenciso via Denim on denim never looked that cool until this cover. —@ bonnvoyage85 via Congrats! —@chloerodriguez18 via Super nice! —@eduardolaraofficial via…

1 min
letter of the month

Dear MEGA, I can’t express how much I’ve fallen in love with your November 2019 cover featuring Kira Balinger! I’m not a big fan of celebrities but I have to say that Kira is really one of the most beautiful faces in the showbiz industry currently. Learning more about her story in this issue really changed the way I see her. Considering her age, she’s very mature. Kira is an intellectual and it truly inspires me. She’s a good role model to this generation. I am obsessed with the whole concept, the styling and most especially the art direction. This issue is everything! It’s brilliant! Keep up the great work MEGA!— GALATEA TIONGSON—UY Congratulations,GALATEA. You win P5000 worth of gift certificates from Strokes By Momoi Supe. Don’t forget to claim your prize on…

3 min
the true gift

And just like that, the holidays are upon us again. December can truly be a stressful month for all of us, as we gear ourselves for endless parties, gatherings and gift giving. While some enjoy the art of prepping for these, some of us unfortunately don’t have the leisure of time to be able to do so. Fortunately for us the MEGA team has given us a stylish shortcut—they rounded up the season’s most covetable things that are the perfect presents to give, or to gift yourself even. From fashion trends, accessories, bags and jewelry, to the latest beauty products and treatments to have and try, may you be inspired with all the ideas and tips and make this month a reason to indulge and celebrate because, heck, you deserve…

1 min
the super

Experiencing a new Darna only comes once or twice in a lifetime, so when the team found out that she was to cover our December issue, all hands were on deck. The titular role requires not only strength but a kind of mental fortitude, so to prepare for her role Jane De Leon underwent martial arts training six times a week—on top of other workouts, plus acting classes. It came to no surprise that she was feeling under the weather on our shoot day. But just like the character she is soon to become, she easily put aside her tiredness and became a beautiful goddess in front of the camera. Clad in couture pieces in different shades of the sun, Jane knew her best angles as she posed inside a Klimt-inspired…

1 min

In the world of fashion, so much has happened—case in point, the rise and fall of brands and designers alike. The situation is akin to entering fashion school and not feeling special just because you’ve studied Christian Dior is, or the ability to identify Maison Margiela archival pieces before he became elusive, or being able to quote every single thing Gabrielle Chanel has ever said. Beneath the glitzy trappings is the cutthroat industry otherwise known as fashion. Consider the following: Instagram’s Diet Prada’s call-out culture; Zac Posen closing his eponymous label despite Project Runway, Netflix’s House of Z and A-listers wearing his creations for almost 20 years; Rihanna’s Savage lingerie line indirectly murdering Victoria’s Secret for good; Michael Kors acquiring Versace; Kim Kardashian inappropriately naming her shapewear line. Dozens of unfortunate…

1 min
check list

THE LIST 1 Wool scarf by SAINT LAURENT. 2 Double breasted plaid tweed jacket by GIVENCHY. 3 Checkered flannel shirt by BALENCIAGA. 4 Checkered wool skirt by BALENCIAGA. 5 Oversized wool coat by GUCCI. 6 Woven leather tote by FENDI. 7 Red houndstooth boot by BALENCIAGA. 8 Black leather boots with exposed stitching by CHARLES & KEITH. 9 Gold chain faux leather bag by ALDO. 10 Checkered skinny trousers by STRADIVARIUS. 11 Checkered zip up dress. 12 Checkered mini skirt by ZARA. 13 Suede gloves by ALDO. 14 Checkered asymmetrical top by ZARA STYLE TIP Put together houndstooth prints and woven pieces for a cool clash…