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MEGA November 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
stuff of dreams

Unconventional times calls for resourcefulness. If not for the pandemic, we would be in New York City, steaming clothes and mapping out our shoot locations inside a hotel room. But with the borders still closed, all we could see were the screens of our laptops emitting signals from sunny New York to the four corners of our rooms, midnight Philippine time. Technology is lovely and all, but anyone who has ever attended a Zoom party will know that there’s still a disconnect, a gap that cannot be bridged by 1s and 0s. We pinned our wildest hopes and dreams in our November 2020 issue, so who better to represent it than someone who has already achieved hers? Filipina top model Hannah Locsin is now living her fashion fantasy in the style…

2 min
dream away

It has been established that fashion has the ability to transform and transport. Transform one’s mood, appearance, and even life. But more significantly, it has the ability to make you dream—to escape from reality and conjure fantasies. This is the premise of our November 2020 issue. Fashion may have taken a backseat because of our current situation, but we urge you to dream a little and see fashion as an outlet that can uplift, inspire and provide joy even during times of uncertainty. For us in MEGA, fashion has always been and will be a dream. Every issue, every page is a product of our creative aspiration, our wishes told via visual imprints that sum up our current thoughts and feelings shared and imparted to the reader. With our work through fashion…

3 min
the passion project

DANILO HESS Photographed Hannah Locsin in New York City With a keen eye for the arts, Filipino-American Danilo Hess has always possessed a connection with the craft. The small creative spark first started during his youth, where he would hone his talent through painting and photorealism. In his college years, the spark grew and turned into a flame that cast a light in the darkroom where he eventually found he found his true calling—photography. Exploring the art for many years, Hess graduated with a course in photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and traveled around the world assisting in both film and digital to learn the ways of the visual language. Today, his work speaks for himself with a portfolio of carefully executed and fiercely creative images that have…

1 min

MEGA 11/20 GENESIS We stepped into 2020 with high hopes for the future, yearning for the much-awaited change that we have rightfully longed for, only to be faced with the pandemic and other unfortunate events. In order for one to survive, the only way is to adapt. Deep in the pages of our November issue, we dive into wonderland and all of its uncertainties and oddities. Welcome to the limbo. Time is merely a concept as the year nears its end. This month’s muse is none other than Hannah Locsin, a supermodel in the making known for her gazelle-like poses. We have local brand AraPilak bringing back the katsa in Retail Trend Report while Get Ready to Wear features the sparkling metallics. Being in limbo may be an agonizing waiting game, but the creative…

2 min
local loves

1 CHED STUDIO The highly acclaimed designs of Christian Edward Dalogaog for CHED Studio have represented the Philippines in multiple events, including Lao Fashion Week and Pitti Imagine SUPER Trade Show during Milan Fashion Week. The label has also earned the seal of approval from fashion publications around the globe such asVogue ItaliaandWWD Japan. The team behind CHED studio is mindful about the societal, cultural and historical aspects embedded in their clothing. Thus, the brand is able to uphold a strong name with integrity and optimism as they continue to produce pieces that bridge the past to the future. Follow@chedstudio. 2 NAMÌ As the nursery rhymes goes: “Make new friends, but keep the old; One is silver and the other gold.” Best friends Cath Sobrevega and Ina Tirthdas launched NAMÌ in 2016 out…

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40s silver surfer