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MEGA May 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

1 min
in living color

MEGA has always championed homegrown creativity, talent and hard work. It’s also always sought to empower women, which is why creating this issues cover was particularly exciting. The women—Patty Ang, Rosenthal Tee and Vania Romoff—are some of the most sought-after and exciting designers in the country. The concept dreamed of by Creative Director Jann Pascua was a riot of color and emotion: positive, hopeful and brimming with passion. Each shoot with each designer was different, as everyone was in a different stage and state of her life. Romoff, a new mom to twins, painted hers a calm shade of blue, while Tee, brought zany, sunny laughter and the idea that we could try anything; Ang, was rainbow of colors, vivid and full of palpable spirit. And while we’ll never quite…

2 min
harder, better, faster, stronger

This month, MEGA is all about staying true to its DNA. Since its inception, MEGA has always advocated for Filipino designers—giving them a platform to showcase not only their designs but more importantly, share their stories. To date, MEGA has been instrumental in not only supporting local designers but discovering young talents as well—some even went on to become prolific individuals who are recognized globally. That is why this issue is special to us because not only are we putting the spotlight on Filipino design, we are also supporting the individuals behind them. What makes it more meaningful is that this time we’ve rounded up three young women designers to headline this month’s digital covers. While fashion has taken a back seat during the pandemic, these three women soldiered on…

1 min
mega 05/21

Holi or the Festival of Colors signals the return of spring from the dregs of winter. This Hindu tradition sees people coming together to smear and throw colored powders on each other as a celebration of the eternal and divine love of deities Radha and Krishna. It also celebrates the triumph of good over evil and is a day dedicated to forget, forgive and repair broken relationships. This issue may not be divine, but we are celebrating color, harmony and healing. Embracing uncertainty has been everyone’s routine for the most part of quarantine. It’s draining, yet we have no choice but to survive. Despite the rising cases and the dreadful anxiety, we do see slivers of light appearing at the end of the tunnel, and sometimes they are enough to keep…

2 min
deep sleep

ZIYA Founded by Nor Pacasum, Erica Picazo and Seanta Reyes, Ziya the brand actually started during the pandemic. “During the first lockdown of March 2020, we realized that people would be spending more time indoors. ‘Work from home’ was already happening and we couldn’t find anything in our wardrobe to wear that was both comfortable and stylish,” Parcasum shares. Because of this the three women wanted to create a line of comfortable loungewear that can easily transition from casual to sleepwear. The best part of their collection are the printed sets that are comfortable enough to sleep in but look bright enough for your next Zoom meeting. Check out their stuff at www.shopziya.com PAJ SLEEPWEAR A peaceful night’s sleep could come from the satisfaction of helping others. With Paj Sleepwear you instantly get both…

1 min
the knitty gritty

HOLY SWIM PH (@holyswimph) While we never know when our next jet-setting trip will be, it won’t hurt to lounge around the house in knit bikini sets by Holy Swim. Bare it all by trading your sheer cover-ups for their colorful crochet-kinis! RECLAMARE PH (@reclamare.ph ) Keeping it warm and cozy, Reclamare PH adds more color to your life with their pieces. Their pastel-colored crochet tubes, vests, and bandanas are all handmade with love. ILYANG ILYANG (@ilyang.ilyang) Now, for a little edge. From their bio itself, “hardcore handmade,” Ilyang Ilyang’s pieces are strikingly head-turners. Who knows? The cropped crochet vest might just be the next It-sweater in the coming months. MAISON GANTSILYO (@maison_gantsilyo.ph ) Dagupan-based brand Maison Gantsilyo has to be one of the cutest local Instagram gems up to date. They sell everything, ranging from bralettes,…

3 min

When we talk about suits we don’t just talk about clothes, we talk about precision, patience and a powerful energy that can only come from a perfectly tailored suit. What was once clothing for businessmen has since evolved into a must-have for women. From strictly clean lines it has also progressed into different permeations; from cropped looks to hybrids that push the style forward. One of the young Asian minds who are experimenting with the suit is Dickson Lim. “I have this intense belief that my creations are miles ahead of the fashion curve. That only the people on top of the fashion game would appreciate them” Growingup Kuching, Malaysia fashion was strictly all about style that was easy and practical. But Lim had a different idea of fashion where creativity reigns.…