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Metro Society OCTOBER 2018

Metro Society is about living the high life, created for people who shape and influence the social arena, namely in the fields of business, fashion, lifestyle, arts and culture. It’s about the people who mater and why they matter.

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the stunning views from this luxe home will make you forget you’re in a bustling city

Every urban dweller needs a respite from the bustle of city living, a space to relax, recharge, and rejuvenate that allows for a break from the crowded scenes of the metro. Enter Shang Residences at Wack Wack, the newest property by premium developer Shang Properties Inc. that’s designed to be every homeowner’s personal sanctuary. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens neighboring the iconic, heritage-rich Wack Wack Golf & Country Club, the elegantly designed spaces at Shang Residences at Wack Wack offer unique, unbeatable views within Metro Manila. Instead of buildings and busy streets, homeowners are surrounded by the sweeping views of the lush, perfectly manicured 18-hole championship golf courses. It’s a serene sea of green, right in the middle of the busy, bustling city. When the sun sets, the panoramic look at…

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Paul Sunga Paul Sunga, best known under the abbreviated moniker Paul S., was born and raised in Toronto, where he took a keen interest in photography as a teen. Since then, he’s blossomed into a full-blown international fashion photographer, snapping pictures of celebrities, models and international brands such as Marc Jacobs, Dior, Shanghai Tang, Club Monaco, and Nike to name a few. For this issue, Paul photographs Kelsey Merritt for our cover. Maita de Jesus Maita de Jesus is a freelance writer and editor at her own company, MMP de Jesus Writing Services. She’s been in the magazine industry since 2004, starting out as an intern. She’s worked on several local publications and broadsheets, writing about subjects ranging from politics to parenting. Ever since she started freelancing two and a half years ago,…

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birthday blowout

OCTOBER marks our birthday month and we always aim to make it a special one. In the very months leading up to it, we discuss plans and features that we deem to be anniversary-issue-worthy. What a treat—this issue is definitely one of the best. Feast your eyes on well-curated, lovingly produced stories of empowered women who are chasing after dreams, creating change, and changing lives in every small and big way imaginable. Gracing our anniversary cover is none other than a Pinay supermodel making waves in New York City: Kelsey Merritt. (We, at the Metro group, got the scoop!) Dressed in the most extravagant, drop-dead gorgeous fall-winter 2018 fashion from Marc Jacobs, glammed up in beautiful, rich hues and metallics from Pat McGrath Labs, photographed by amazing photographer Paul Sunga, and…

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no rules

GUCCI DÉCOR brings the eclectic, romantic aesthetic of the House to life through a collection of furniture, furnishings, and decorative items with which customers can dress their own spaces. Rooted in Gucci’s magpie attitude towards design, the pieces in the Gucci Décor Collection display a multitude of motifs now familiar from the House’s catwalk. The effect is a surprising, joyous combination of hue, pattern, and design, where there are no rules. Pieces of text make occasional appearances and the influence of the Gucci Garden lexicon is ubiquitous, with flora blooming abundantly and creatures appearing everywhere, whether on chairs, cushions, or teapots. There is no intention here to prescribe a particular interior look, but instead, Gucci seeks to provide elements that allow for living spaces to be customized. At the heart of this…

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style and tell

THIS FALL, Swarovski invites women to express their individuality with “style and tell.” After all, nothing says a style story better than jewelry, watches, and accessories. There are endless ways to sparkle with the coveted and game-changing Swarovski Remix collection brimming with a rich variety of strands that can be easily combined to create seemingly endless combinations of bracelets, necklaces, and strandages. The innovative magnetic feature allows for customization, so women can spread their sparkle wherever they go and make the world just that little more brilliant. Mix and match the collection to create a piece of jewelry that nobody else has, and easily adapt it anytime to the mood or occasion. In the Philippines, Swarovski is available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Alabang Town Center, and Rustan’s Ayala Cebu. Swarovski…

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10 things you didn’t know about nicole ortega:

1. I may be a foodie but I don’t like innards. 2. I only like a few types of desserts; I do not have a sweet tooth at all. 3. This is the first time I’ve gotten bangs since I was a kid. 4. I have an obsession with windows and picture windows and old houses. 5. I’m terrified of animals. 6. I started taking care of my skin as early as 14 years old. 7. I almost became a doctor. 8. I am a psychiatrist to many as early as 7:30 a.m. 9. I love to travel but getting on an airplane scares me to death. 10. I need to be alone and isolate myself every now and then.PT…