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MEGA January 2020

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
this 2020... do you hit refresh, or press forward?

PAMM MARRERA, Makeup Artist and Hairstylist I’d like to hit that refresh button to break the mold, go outside of my comfort zone and try more things I’ve never done and work on the stuff I can be better at. I’m ready for new goals, new opportunities and challenges! ALYSSA LAPID, Writer Definitely pressing forward this year/decade. RXANDY CAPINPIN, Photographer Restart but never reset. JERICK SANCHEZ, Photographer Forward, because everything that happens to you, your experiences, have something significant in your future... As ideal as it is to restart and let go of the things that pull us down, it is almost impossible to simply just cut ties. The best we can do is learn from them and keep moving forward. ERWIN CANLAS, Photographer New Years are always an opportunity to hit that reset button—everybody gets another chance, another…

2 min
go green.

I m going to start off by saying "Green is the new beginning”. We at MEGA have always been inspired to produce a green-inspired issue, so this month we tackle topics that are very much affecting the fashion industry—the world at large—today. Stories on sustainability, recycling and up-cycling are some of the key thoughts we pushed for in our fashion pages, while our beauty stories are all about the advantages of choosing organic beauty brands and products. For us, going green is also about advocating a clean lifestyle; from diet options (plant based, vegan, etc.) to managing your mental and emotional state, green is about embracing a healthier, more centered and balanced you. And doing your bit for the rest of future and for the rest of the world as…

1 min
stand united

What else can we say about Sarah Geronimo and Regine Velasquez Alcasid? The duo arrived promptly at 8 AM and immediately got down to business. Both singing superstars have graced MEGA’s cover multiple times and they knew the drill as well as they knew their songs. Regine, of course, did her own makeup. Using favorites from BYS Cosmetics. Asia’s Songbird also talked about her upcoming line Reigne, which she describes as a collection that will give professional results without the price tag or the extra effort. Meanwhile, Sarah brought along items from her über popular makeup line POP Studio. The cheery colored collection are all multi-use products geared for modern females who need easy-to-use makeup products that can take them from day to night. The resulting makeup looks of both…

1 min
green light

Diversity, sustainability and authenticity. Three keywords that were in hot water the past year. The decade has passed and you’d think by now, people would have paid attention to the crisis the earth is facing. Not so much of the 20/20 vision you were expecting, weren’t you? The fashion industry continues to thrive despite the constant pressure from activists. On the bright side, the billion-dollar industry has been taking active stances for a more sustaionable future. In 2019, Sudanese-Aussie super model Adut Aketch won model of the year at the British Fashion Awards. Once a refugee at seven years old, the model appeared in five Vogue covers in a month alone, starred in her first Valentino fragrance campaign and earned a spot on the esteemed Time 100 Next List. On top…

1 min
so waisted

THE LIST: 1 Black bustier top by VERSACE. 2 Silver necklace by GUCCI. 3 Ruched organza and velvet corseted dress by SAINT LAURENT. 4 Silver crystal hoop earrings by BALENCIAGA. 5 Silver crystal ring by GUCCI. 6 Leather corset belt by ALEXANDER MCQUEEN. 7 Feather trimmed pants by PRADA. 8 Crystal embellished clutch by VERSACE. 9 Patent platform boot by SAINT LAURENT. 10 White square to boot by TOPSHOP. 11 Metallic animal print sandal by ZARA. 12 Phone crossbody bag by STRADIVARIUS. 13 Silk satin corseted top by TOPSHOP. 14 Gathered leather mini dress by ZARA. 15 Corseted jeans by TOPSHOP. 16 Feathered corset top by BERSHKA. 17 Acetate sunglasses by ZARA STYLE TIP Add a hint of feminine whimsy via feather appliqués…

1 min
spice up your life

THE LIST: 1 Ruffled midi dress by CAROLINA HERRERA. 2 Mohair sweater by PRADA. 3 Panthère de Cartier Manchette 22mm 18-karat gold watch by CARTIER. 4 PU trench coat by BOTTEGA VENETA. 5 Embroidered mini Gate bag by LOEWE. 6 Knotted metallic leather platform sandal by SAINT LAURENT. 7 Strappy sandal by ZARA. 8 Palazzo trousers by STRADIVARIUS. 9 Metal cuff bracelet by CHARLES & KEITH. 10 Strappy slip dress by ZARA. 11 Croc-effect leather chain bag by CHARLES & KEITH. 12 Crew neck shirt by UNIQLO. 13 Metal cuff bracelet by CHARLES & KEITH STYLE TIP Accessorize with gold-toned jewelry for a luxe look…