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MEGA April/May 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

3 min
the new normal

It seemed like it was only yesterday when my life was so different. My days were filled with meetings in the office, presentations, along with attending product launches and events— lots of it. On average I would go to at least three events before calling it a day. I would go home at night, sleep and repeat. Other days I would be traveling and would be gone for anywhere from three days to two weeks. This—or rather—that was my normal. My job entails a lot going out, interacting and socializing and has been for years and years. Little did I know that this routine was about to change. It has only been two weeks since the community quarantine has been announced and implemented because of the onslaught of COVID-19—the pandemic that has…

1 min
stir fry

Cultural appropriation has been around since forever, except this time, everything is magnified thanks to retweets and shares of social media. Countless celebrities in Hollywood have been “canceled” for it, with some actually suffering backlash while others simply coasting through a scandal. What some people call appropriation, some write off as “preciousness” and misplaced righteousness. Kim Kardashian wearing locs is one thing, but Kim Kardashian calling shape wear Kimono is another. Spot the difference? The idea that Asians in Asia don’t understand appropriation is false, as every social notion or impact is a product of different cultures. Also, being considered as a minority isn’t at the top of everyone’s minds. People are too busy trying to get out of poverty to take a step back and look at social issues. But…

1 min
20s mortal kombat

STREET FIGHTER Patent leather remains dominant as ever this season Red oversized bomber jacket and jersey sweater by KAYE MORALES, Leather corset by IRA PABLO, Rhinestone earrings by KLAD JEWELRY, Thigh high lace up boots by FOREVER21 STYLE TIP Stride with pride in red with faux croc leather…

1 min
30s in the mood for love

LADY IN RED Give the illusion of a longer silhouette with shapeless pieces Graphic shift dress by ROLAND ALZATE, Jacquard pants by ANNE KLEIN, Rhinestone necklace by KLAD JEWELRY and White stilettos by PARISIAN STYLE TIP A lazy girl’s guide to chic, casual dressing? Opt for a tailored jumpsuit…

1 min
40s dragon lady

DYNASTY Similar to a traditional Qi Pao, East Asian countries are known for their fascination with elegant, high necklines Silk button down and skirt coordinates by ROLAND ALZATE, Knit scarf by LOUIS VUITTON, Rhinestone earrings by KLAD JEWELRY and White mules by H&M STYLE TIP Strap up in timeless pieces that will never go out of style…

1 min
now in neon

THE LIST: 1 Printed silk-twill scarf by VALENTINO. 2 Wool blend blazer by ALEXANDER MCQUEEN. 3 Cutout ribbed stretch cotton tank by VETEMENTS. 4 Embossed neon leather shoulder bag by FENDI. 5 Embellished swimsuit by VERSACE. 6 Neon Twill Straight-leg pants by BALENCIAGA. 7 Orange Patent Love Heel by JIMMY CHOO. 8 Neon yellow backless court by TOPSHOP. 9 Pointed toe mule by CHARLES & KEITH. 10 Tailored dress by TOPSHOP. 11 Caged crossbody bag by CHARLES & KEITH. 12 Puffed sleeve bodysuit by BERSHKA. 13 Pleated jacket by ZARA. 14 Metal Frame Sunglasses by ZARA. STYLE TIP Pair up neon shades for a more exciting look…