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MEGA February 2021

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

2 min

Transcendence is defined as the act of rising above something to a superior state. It is to go beyond ordinary limitations. It is the state of excelling and surpassing expectations. A little under three decades ago, our founding editor Sari Yap had a dream—to create a local fashion magazine that will teach Filipinas how to dress up and, more importantly, champion Filipino design and talent. This dream was challenged with a lot of trials and tribulations—and there were times when it seemed that the odds were against its success. But somehow, the dream overcame them all and found ways to continue, armed with its purpose. From its humble beginnings, MEGA, The Philippines’ Best Fashion Magazine eventually became a powerhouse brand that continues to evolve today, creating content that is relevant and essential…

1 min
hope springs

First shoots of the year lay down a precedent on what the year could be. A great first shoot could be the beginning of good energy that would hopefully last the rest of year. We felt quite excited knowing that it will be one of our favorites, Heart Evangelista-Escudero on the cover. Aside from her stunning features and her positive demeanor, she is the quintessential professional: always on time and an efficient and effective cover star. It came to no surprise that she arrived fifteen minutes earlier than the call time, all glammed up and wearing her first look for the shoot. Even if we only had a few hours to get our shots, nothing felt rushed as she knew her best angles, adjusting quickly to show off the beautiful diamonds…

2 min
on the daily

Patton Studio The new world has established new laws in dressing—easy, comfortable and versatile. These same values became the basis of loungewear brand Patton Studio. Aptly labeled as the “Foundation of every wardrobe,” Patton Studio is all about the simplicity of everyday wear combined with quality that gives every piece a special place in everyone’s forever wardrobe. The overall clean and practical aesthetic comes from both the color choices as well as the construction of every detail. From the bestselling seamless bodysuits and unitards to the chic, garterized sweats that you can easily wear both indoors and out and about, these comfortable everyday staples are new additions to your style ecosystem. What’s best about the brand is that you can also shop for your MEGA Man as they also offer easy…

1 min
long gone

Photography and Creative direction ED ENCLONA Stylist KIKI TAN, Hair & Makeup JIA ACHACRUZ…

1 min
meet me in the middle

1 min
new rules

For a designer who’s been around for quite some time, Chynna Mamawal has seen everything. Diving into fashion was a no-brainer, but establishing her label to cater to everyone, not just the fashion-forward, was the real challenge—especially during a pandemic. Despite the industry being massively hit, she’s been expanding her brand, slowly and quietly. Early on, it was all about protective suits and face masks to support the medical frontliners and adapting with the times, but it didn’t stop there. 2020 was off to a good start. The brand was supposed to showcase their collection at Vancouver Fashion Week, but all that was put to a halt because of the travel ban. Despite the setback, Mamawal managed to turn it all around, thanks to a mix of determination, strong entrepreneurial skills…