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MEGA April 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
the arrival

I’ve said this once and I’ll say it again: Summer is a season I face with mixed feelings. For many, the summer is a chance to get away and escape. While it is an opportunity for a respite and have that much-deserved break, prepping for this so-called “vacation” entails a degree of stress. Actual planning such as finalizing an itinerary, packing, booking of accommodations and transport are just some of the things that come to mind. And don’t get me started on the actual trip itself. Don’t most of us spread ourselves too thin and actually miss out on the intended rest or sleep trying to cover most ground while we’re on a holiday? Come to think of it, do we truly get to unplug and detach ourselves from technology and work?…

1 min
letter of the month

Dear MEGA, So much has been said about living life to the fullest, but perhaps no one really knows that more than people who have lived on the edge, or worse, have their lives threatened by imminent peril at some point. This is why I took away a greater appreciation for the fragile gift of life and all the opportunities nestled within after reading the story of your March cover star, Kisses Delavin. Her struggles early on in her childhood and even the ones she continues to face as she braves the world of show business has pushed me to evaluate the way I see things and maybe with enough courage, dare to step outside my own comfort zones. This couldn’t be any clearer in your ongoing #MakingMEGA series where you…

1 min
digital influence

Overall, the styling is really good. These high-fashion clothing will definitely slay when worn by an appropriate person with a modelesque figure. Scratch that. Whatever figure that is, when one can slay, she will slay. —@ooppiinniioonn on MEGA March 2018 via This is the best cover so far. Well done!—@akiraamoren on MEGA March 2018 via Confidently independent with a beautiful heart, #KissesDelavin —@kweenkisses on MEGA March 2018 via Congratulations to the whole MEGA team!Ang galingniyo. Congratsdin, @marcogalloc. Proud of you.—@mycth_ on MEGA Man March 2018 via Ang ganda ng effect ng sunlight sa mukha ni Marco! Para siyang porcelain figure.—@always_mayward on MEGA Man March 2018 via @marcogalloc You gave justice to the magazine’s brand. Truly a MEGA Man worthy cover. It looks classy and high fashion! Kudos to the whole MEGA Man team. —@hey_marge on…

2 min
eternal sunshine

Basked in the warmth of summer and sunshine was the MEGA team on a Monday morning. Despite the blazing heat and sand on their feet, there was a certain beauty to the sight of the crashing waves. From the splashes of the sea, there she was, Nadine Lustre, one of the most beguiling faces in the Philippines, glowing with bliss and contentment. Having quite the busy and eventful year so far, she is taking it a notch higher with the release of Lustrous, her very own makeup line in collaboration with Australian beauty brand, BYS Cosmetics. “I never use sunblock,” spills Nadine when asked what her secret was to getting that envious tan. She is every bit the epitome of an island girl, unafraid to get a little sand on her toes…

1 min

The sun is up and scorching and the arrival of the hottest season is upon us. As the temperatures warm from the runway to the red carpet, we’re taking inspiration from summer’s essence of calm and collected but never losing its sensualistic panache. In Best Buys, we delve into trends fresh off the sizzling runway with arrestingly bright hues, shorts and a darker, grungy take to denim. In Get Ready To Wear, we dissect the beloved slip dress—the revered 90s staple and demonstrate multiple ways to wear the key piece across all ages. For New Kids On The Block, we put the spotlight on Tajah Fuentes’ inventive fusion of smart design and masterful craftsmanship with her progressive sartorial approach with sustainability. Jumping into Retail Trend Report, renowned designer, Patty Ang…

2 min
the a-list

HARRY STYLES IS THE NEW FACE OF GUCCI If there’s anyone who truly loves a Gucci suit, it’s Harry Styles. His breakthrough solo record took the world by storm, including his cinematic debut in the Academy Award-winning Dunkirk and now he’s got another major accomplishment under his belt, being named the face of Gucci. For spring/summer 2018, creative director Alessandro Michele has recruited the young multi-hyphenate for the upcoming tailoring campaign. The full reveal is expected soon, but what can we expect? We’re thinking dapper suits, brooding pouts and a chronic case of breaking the internet, or at least a few fan-girl hearts. RICCARDO TISCI HEADS TO BURBERRY Following Christopher Bailey’s exit after 17 years in the helm, former Givenchy head, Riccardo Tisci has been named as the new chief creative officer of…