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MEGA September 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

3 min
making magic

In 2013 the very first local fashion documentary, #MakingMega was born. Cover star Anne Curtis along with the MEGA Team flew to South America, specifically Brazil and Peru to shoot the cover and other editorials for the magazine. Aside from choosing an international backdrop to showcase in the issue, MEGA wanted to tell the story of what it takes to produce a magazine—and how more than capturing beautiful images, it was about hard work, meeting deadlines and humanizing the cover star. Needless to say, the project became a hit and it returned the following year in South Africa. This time, people already had an idea on how a magazine works and for its second installment, another angle was explored. While we put the spotlight on the four cover stars we…

1 min
letters to the editor

DIGITAL MEDIA She’s a classic beauty! So gorgeous, Ms. Jodi Sta.Maria! —ALELI MONTANO on MEGA August 2016 cover via Thank you MEGA Magazine for this perfect cover. Stunning photography!—LG QUINA on MEGA August 2016 cover via Nice styling and great cover! —RHEA BELONA on MEGA Man August 2016 cover via My crush forever! So handsome!—ARLENE DELA CRUZ on MEGA Man August 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 WIN MORE PRIZES? GOT SOMETHING TO SAY QUICK? Connect with us through Facebook.com/megamagazine or follow us on Twitter.com/mega_magazine; Instagram: @mega_magazine and @megaman_magazine for the latest MEGA news & promos…

1 min
letter of the month

Dear MEGA, The game-changing Filipinos featured in your June 2016 issue are immensely inspiring. As an avid reader of MEGA, I can say this roster is truly impressive—a world-class modern Filipina, singing sensations, couture fashion designers, once-in-a-lifetime creative talents and advocates for social change—each one is living proof that anyone can make a name for him or herself, and that dreams do come true as long as he or she has the talent and determination. Congratulations Claire Kathleen! You win 5,000 worth of GCs from STRIP MINISTRY OF WAXING! Please don’t forget to claim your prize on or before September 30, 2016. Thank you for your continued support!–ed.…

6 min
the making of the return

As the sage existence-obsessed philosophers of an old world deduced it, they declared that all good—scratch that—great things have to come to an end. This is precisely why after three outings of #MakingMEGA, the documentary series set against the most exotic and beautiful landscapes, we said it was time to close these chapters and start anew—that was then. The #MakingMEGA documentary started in 2013 with no less than Anne Curtis gracing the cover. Shot in South America’s Brazil and Peru, the concept centered on how to make a magazine, along with the hardships and meaningful experiences that came along with it. In 2014, MEGA traveled to South Africa, bringing along four of the most beautiful and relevant stars in the local ‘biz—Julia Barretto, Kathryn Bernardo, Erich Gonzales and Maja Salvador. It…

4 min

MARK NICDAO With larger than life billboards, exclusives with the hottest and the brightest, enviable assignments here and abroad, and a packed to the brim portfolio to his name, it seems almost impossible to believe that the Mark Nicdao we have come to look up to today began his career as a humble assistant. Yes, that meant the noted fashion and commercial photographer worked his way up by doing everything he possibly could—cleaning studios, delivering CDs and even making coffee. What is even harder to believe is that back then, the visual communications student at the University of the Philippines was in fact hesitant to pick up a camera, believing that his dream of making a career out of photography was way out of his reach. However, his mentor, Francis Abraham saw…

1 min
full throttle

September is the biggest issue of the fashion calendar. With the start of new season, the fashion world goes full force with nothing less than the very best. From the seemingly mundane re-imaginations at Vetements to the chaotic art of John Galliano for Margiela and the dark luxuries at Givenchy, inspiration clearly abound. This September, we give you all we’ve got as we travel the world to give you only the best in fashion. In Best Buys, we go from contemporary to classics with tailored pantsuits, enigmatic jewel tones and luxurious embellishments. This month, we also take time to study fashion connections and explore the inner workings of the industry in our fashion features with the biggest designer collaborations and brands around the world. There is so much to see, so much…