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MEGA October 2016

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

JUAN SARTE Juan Sarte is an alumnus of De La Salle University with a degree in Communication Arts. His first job as a caster gave him the opportunity to practice beauty. Even as a kid, Juan would draw faces on paper, ones with shadowed eyes and beautiful brows. He didn’t know what sparked his curiosity for beauty but it was undeniably there. The consummate professional became a mainstay in advertising, being called to do makeup for TV commercials. Soon after he was published in magazines where he remains a favorite up to today. CELESTE TUVIERA As soon as Celeste fulfilled her father’s requirement of getting a college degree from De La Salle University, she went straight back to the academe, in Vidal Sassoon Academy, California. Every chance she gets, she heads to different…

2 min
be your true self

Every year, when the production of the October issue rolls in, there is a quiet but frenzied energy buzzing from everyone in the editorial team. Yes, we love fashion but nothing sets our hearts aflutter quite like a new shade of lipstick, an innovative procedure or a whiff of a freshly concocted scent. Clearly, it is that time of the year we talk anything and everything beauty—and everyone practically threw themselves at this month’s challenge. This issue marks the return of our highly anticipated beauty awards, in which the MEGA team gladly obliged to sort out the best of beauty that are currently available in the market. Every single product, procedure and service you see here boasts of new innovations and ingredients, alongside results. We went through a tremendous amount of…

1 min
letters to the editor

DIGITAL MEDIA In MEGA Magazine’s September Issue, only the phenomenal loveteam could give justice to the iconic view of Greece. —VIOLETA RANESES on MEGA August 2016 cover via Congrats, JaDine! You deserve all this. Thank you MEGA Magazine for choosing our idols to be on your cover. —MELODY LUSTRE on MEGA September 2016 cover via They look so amazing. Their expressions, their clothes, beauty direction—everything fits perfectly! Will definitely grab a copy. —@holyfangirl on MEGA September 2016 cover via Thank you MEGA Magazine! Glorious photos of Nadine and James inside! Just wow! Their best cover shoot yet! Great job team! —@jadinelovesong on MEGA September 2016 cover via MEGA ON DIGITAL For those living abroad or who don’t have time to go to newsstands, MEGA is now online. Download MAGZTER and ZINIO to get your copy WANT TO…

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letter of the month

Dear MEGA, Throughout the years, I have always looked forward to what’s in store in your September Big Fashion Issue. From the remarkable Anne Curtis in Machu Picchu, the stunning, fierce foursome of Maja Salvador, Erich Gonzales, Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Barretto in South Africa to the unique take of Vice Ganda in Japan. Now we have the most-awaited cover of James Reid and Nadine Lustre shot in Greece. Nadine’s and James’ separate covers plus their photos together were tastefully done and as a fan, I can say that this was their best cover yet. Congratulations, MEGA! Looking forward to AlDub’s and KathNiel’s MEGA and MEGA Man covers this year. —SAMANTHA RILEY DELA COSTA Congratulations Samantha Riley! You win 5,000 worth of GCs from Browhaus! Please don’t forget to claim your prize on…

5 min
when dreams unfold

Mornings have always been a sign of a new day. A beginning of a possible great adeventure. A chance for renewal. An opportunity to see things in a new perspective. With a total of eight whopping luggages in tow, it would be the crack of morning when team MEGA arrived at the bustling metropolis of Casablanca. A port city in the western side of Morocco, Casablanca fronts the Atlantic and is the biggest city in Morocco. Groggy and sleepless but excited for what was in store for us as soon landed, we were pleasantly surprised as fellow Filipinos welcomed and even helped us as we lugged our belongings to the exit. Self-confessed fans of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, this only proved how huge the two young stars have gone since…

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the old, the new

Fashion is a cycle. What people wore as far back as the medieval period finds its way back to today’s style scene. Case in point, the statement shirt of the early turn of the millennium evolved into poetry on crisp tailored shirts or curse words embedded on tees on the streets. This revolution of fashion roots in tradition and looks forward with a new vision. For Best Buys we celebrate the woman’s body with contemporary corsets, rare shades of green and sultry satin fabrics, while Get Ready to Wear becomes lush with old world velvet reimagined into of-the-moment cuts. Andrea Sebastian reconstructs design norms in New Kids on the Block while we go incognito under the black light with Cherry Veric’s Holiday collection. We give you a peak to the evolution of…