ZINIO logo

MEGA March 2018

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

2 min
speak up

When I was younger, I kept my thoughts to myself. I figured the less I spoke, the less mistakes I made. I didn’t feel confident enough to vocalize my opinion, be judged, or worst, have someone completely go against what I believed in. At that time I felt I didn’t have to share what I was feeling about something or what I stood for because I cared too much about what people would think. That’s why maybe in a way, my language was fashion. I can tell you my story without having to speak. Over time, you will get comfortable with yourself and ultimately live and speak your truth. It took me quite a while to get there, but when I did, I felt a sense of relief and comfort. This…

1 min
letter of the month

Dear MEGA, Your February issue with Edward and Maymay on the cover made all our fairytale dreams come true. MEGA truly has the Midas touch and the power to transform each celebrity that graces the cover. Thank you for evolving Maymay into the princess that she really is, and crowning Edward as heartthrob royalty. Their loved-up photos in the castle emulated elegance and romance, evoking iconic love teams that we only see in story books and films. Kudos to the whole team who made the cover possible and dauntlessly braved the shivering cold of Germany’s winter solstice. Congratulations Charmaine May. You win the Healthy Skin Harmony Foundation and Smokey Eye Matte palette from Max Factor. Don’t forget to claim your prize on or before February 28, 2018. Thank you for your continued…

1 min
digital influence

This is the classic Cinderella story come alive through princess @maymay and prince@edward_barber. Dreams do come true.—@dalersmerry on MEGA February 2018 via They are indeed writing their fairytale together. The plot is just starting, but we can’t wait to see their happy ending! Beautiful cover with Maymay’s favorite color! It’s just lovely... dreamy and all things dreams are made of! —@jescel on MEGA February 2018 via WOW! This is the true face of timeless beauty and glam! Congrats and love you both twin @maymay @edward_ barber.—@mileidee827 on MEGA February 2018 via Is it just me? This photo gives the Boys Over Flowers vibe! The outfit & seriousness reminds me of Goo Jun Pyo (F4 Leader) First Class & Royalty!—@realme_roanne12 on MEGA Man February 2018 via For all the covers of MEGA Man, I love…

4 min
sealed with a kiss

It was midnight when when we arrived in Prague. Unlike the bustling cities of Germany, where the MEGA team came from, there was a sweet silence blanketing the city. In its place were the murmured welcomes at the front desk, the click of the key as we made our way into our rooms, and the soft hush of the moonlight streaming into our windows as we drifted to sleep. We were in Bohemia, and we certainly felt the part of a roving caravan of artists. With Prague’s ambient lighting and medieval architecture, the air of romance was as thick. After a breakfast that included the strongest of coffees, we made our way to the streets of Old Town Square. This was where we would shoot the fashion editorial for CocoMelody, which…

1 min

More than ever, this season has a strong message—one of individuality and idiosyncrasy. Now is the time to revel in fashion’s fresh, modernistic approach as we celebrate the new generation’s ingenuity and idealism this month. In Best Buys, we revere the au courant straight off the spring runways with show-stopping sequins, asymmetrical necklines and the regal hue of lavender. In Get Ready To Wear, we explore a glamorous take on chic comfort across the age spectrum. Ever celebrating local creativity, we put the focus on Neric Beltran’s striking designs with the spotlight on jackets and embellishments in Designer Profile. Diving into New Kids On The Block, we break the rules and go beyond the confines of conventional fashion with Patrick Torres’ unique takes to design attached with menswear sensibilities. For…

2 min
show stopper

HEDI SLIMANE TAKES HELM AT CÉLINE Following Phoebe Philo’s exit from Céline, acclaimed menswear designer, Hedi Slimane is joining the French brand and making a major re-emergence in the fashion industry since his departure from Saint Laurent. News of the latest recruitment came early during the Paris men’s fashion shows and got the entire social media land chattering. Slimane is recognized as an esteemed designer in the world of fashion, having transformed Saint Laurent into a modern, youthful brand that’s known for what it is today—blurring the lines of gender and sporting a rock-tinged allure that’s been so beloved since he took helm. Effective February 1, Slimane will serve as artistic, creative and image director of Céline, which means new reinforcements to the iconic LVMH-owned label, extending Céline’s lines to menswear,…