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MEGA May 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
second look

Summer is dwindling to an end, but we’re not quite ready to bid the season adieu just yet. In true MEGA form, we find it only fitting to culminate it by highlighting one of the year’s hottest trends on the cover—shining, shimmering and splendid metallic. True, it’s quite challenging to pull off such a high-octane look, but we wanted to make a statement. While admittedly, this is a style I would quickly say pass, the recent offerings and the ways it has been presented has unexpectedly had an effect on me. It made me think twice, as if seeing it for the very first time. As we are still on a summer hangover, our fashion and beauty pages are blatant displays of celebrating it—think pieces in pops of bright hues, head-to-toe…

1 min
letter of the month

Dear MEGA, Every year, I always anticipate for summer. For me, this season has really arrived when Nadine Lustre graced your cover. I’ve seen all her MEGA covers—from your 23rd anniversary issue to your #MakingMEGA in Greece. And on her recent cover, I saw Nadine in a different light. With her sun-kissed and glowing skin, Nadine on your beauty cover looked very natural. She celebrates beauty with her morena skin and I admire how she embraces it. Being her creative self, she also launched her Lustrous makeup line with BYS. She is a visionary who can translate herself as a strong brand. I have always been a fan of how Nadine can be anything she dreams of. She is the kind of woman who goes beyond expectations and continues to grow…

1 min
digital influence

Amazing how perfectly she shifted personas in every photo! She has the artistic talents that capture and deliver unique creativity. She’s a walking art. Imperfections she embraced and conquered made her even more more powerful than ever before. Her influence is documentary. —@hummyboom on MEGA April 2018 via Her passion to overcome her weaknesses sums up her spiritual nature. Artfully done Nadine. Well done. —@blasttolast on MEGA April 2018 via This woman is so inspiring. I love her outlook in life—goal-driven, ambitious, family oriented, passionate lover, simple, honest, fearless, very, very creative, resourceful, talented and humble. I’m loving you more and more. —@simplyfitz3066 on MEGA April 2018 via Thank you @megaman_magazine for having @gumabaomarco on your April issue and for including him on this year’s Best Bodies. We will definitely grab our copies.—@marco.buddies on MEGA Man April…

1 min
silver streak

Perched at the top of City of Dreams were two of the most beautiful faces of the country. And there they were, Heart Evangelista-Escudero immaculately dressed to the nines and Lovi Poe oozing in sophistication and sensuality. Their dynamic is one that’s very natural and unforced, making everyone in the team comfortable in their no-holds-barred, playful presence. As the camera shutter clicked, it was an entirely different story. Glistening and scintillating in their custom designer pieces, the duo transformed with their power poses and their ferocious gaze. In between takes, they would check each other’s hair and makeup, evoking a sisterly bond that seemed to be strengthened over the years. (Fun fact: Both of them got their own respective stars at the annual Walk of Fame in Eastwood at the…

1 min

In an age where accessibility is paramount, digital culture gives us plenty of room to execute creative pursuits and reach a wider audience. The combination of Millennials and technology’s influence have served as a force for sweeping cultural change and social responsibility. For fashion, that also means coming in valiant and unabashed. In Get Ready To Wear, we hit rewind with an homage to the 90s—going down the nostalgic route in style across all ages. Fresh off the runway, we dissect the season’s hottest trends with über chic neutrals, the beloved heritage print of plaid, and taking a short cut with modish mini dresses. For New Kids On The Block, young designer Jenni Contreras unleashes her artful brand of fearless with a Japanese-inspired assemblage for Problem Studios, while Avel Bacudio…

1 min
check please

THE LIST: 1 Gold hoops (P3531) by KATE SPADE. 2 Eva orange oversized wool-blend turtleneck sweater (P23,850) by TORY BURCH. 3 Plaid fitted blazer (P155,260) by GUCCI. 4 Gingham wearable tech metro watch (P10,126) by KATE SPADE. 5 Garret plaid trousers (P7240) by TORY BURCH. 6 Off white leather box bag (P103,452) by ALEXANDER MCQUEEN. 7 White classic open toe mules (P51,670) by GIVENCHY. 8 Hibiscus ankle boot (P6256) by TOPSHOP. 9 Seline cross body bag (P1840) by TOPSHOP. 10 Checked mini skirt (P1840) by TOPSHOP. 11 White pima cotton shirt (P3290) by H&M. 12 Cropped double-breasted suit (P3606) by TOPSHOP. 13 Check bralette (P,620) by TOPSHOP. 14 Round earrings (P499) by H&M. 15 Faux leather nautical Cap (P995) by STRADIVARIUS. 16 Maru sunglasses (P499) by SUNNIES STUDIOS STYLE TIP Print on print…