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MEGA February 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
clean slate

This issue marks MEGA’s 28th anniversary. As we celebrate this milestone we found it fitting to celebrate with a change—just before we hit 30. As you peruse this month’s issue, I hope you see and feel a different MEGA, one that is energetic, exciting and new. From cover to inside pages, we’ve done an overhaul on the magazine—notice that fonts, texts, layouts are new along with our content and editorials. Our purpose is to create an ever evolving product, one that is dynamic and moves along to the ever changing demands of our readers. We also found it apt to commemorate this breakthrough by bringing back our successful installment of the #MakingMEGA series, and this time it brought us to sunny and sexy Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While it is…

2 min
pais tropical

The mid-morning sun is beginning to take its toll. As the heat rises, the crew, both locals and jet lagged-Filipinos, scurry for cover under awnings and makeshift tents. Someone calls out for a round of iced coffee, the fourth for the day. Downtown Rio is surprisingly empty. We’re told that Sunday mornings are usually bereft of the sweating, heaving bodies that usually occupy every square inch of space of the city. Now there are only pigeons, the occasional dog-walker, and Nadine Lustre, dusted in gold, hair in her signature high bun, clad in thigh-high boots, stacks of glittering Clash de Cartier and a crisp white jacket that barely skims her derriere, buttoned down to reveal an impeccably toned torso. While everyone else is sweating buckets, she appears to be one…

1 min
killer instinct

When in the middle of chaos and uncontrollable circumstances, what’s the best way to survive? Relying on your instinct. It’s an inborn complex pattern of behavior, a simple response to situations that do not require cognition or consciousness. Just like how a bird builds a nest without having to learn from another, a spider spinning a web in perfect sequence, instinct almost always leads to one thing: life. With humans, it’s different. It’s been proven that emotions have evolved to our greatest survival benefit in a powerful and almost instantaneous way. Intense emotions such as disgust or surprise initiates action in response to an imminent threat while on the other side of the spectrum, joy and love take longer to be felt because the need to experience them right away does…

1 min
ready to jump

THE LIST: 1 D-frame sunglasses by GIVENCHY. 2 Gold and ceramic multi-stone ring by IPPOLITA at RUSTAN'S. 3 Dark blue jumpsuit by GUCCI. 4 Gold chain necklace by VERSACE. 5 Croc leather bag with gold hardware by CHLOÉ. 6 Two-toned jumpsuit by LOEWE. 7 Glossed leather mules by GUCCI. 8 Croc effect chunky sole boot by CHARLES & KEITH. 9 Olive green faux leather crossbody by TOPSHOP. 10 High heeled slouched boot by BERSHKA. 11 Studded sash belt by STRADIVARIUS. 12 Long belted jumpsuit by ZARA. 13 Olive square sunglasses by CHARLES & KEITH. STYLE TIP Be bold by opting for pastel shades and high shine accessories…

1 min
all that sparkles

THE LIST: 1 Cat eye sunglasses by SAINT LAURENT. 2 Sequined jacket by GUCCI. 3 Gold sequined dress by BOTTEGA VENETA. 4 Metallic shoulder bag by CHLOÉ. 5 Sequined short skirt by MICHAEL KORS. 6 Rainbow platform heel by AQUAZZURA at RUSTANS. 7 Silver ankle strap heel by STRADIVARIUS. 8 Red sequined trousers by ZARA. 9 Bejeweled crossbody bucket bag by STRADIVARIUS. 10 Purple sequined bucket bag by ZARA. 11 Sequined bandeau top by BERSHKA. 12 Short sequined dress by BERSHKA. 13 Multicolored bejewelled earrings by ZARA. STYLE TIP Take it up a notch by opting for colored sequins rather than classic golds and silver…

1 min
in girl world

THE LIST: 1 Cashmere scarf by GUCCI. 2 Velvet jumpsuit by BALENCIAGA. 3 Sylvie 1969 chain plexi bag by GUCCI. 4 Asymmetrical skirt by BALENCIAGA. 5 Ballon Bleu de Cartier 33mm 18-karat pink gold, alligator and diamond watch by CARTIER. 6 Leather pump by BOTTEGA VENETA. 7 Pink stiletto heel by BERSHKA. 8 Pink trousers by TOPSHOP. 9 Metallic pleated skirt by TOPSHOP. 10 Pink glitter crossbody bag by ZARA. 11 Pink houndstooth jacquard top by ZARA. 12 Sequined dress by ZARA. 13 Pink rimless sunglasses by STRADIVARIUS. STYLE TIP Complement this vivid shade with equally blinding white accessories…