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Fashion
MEGA

MEGA

June 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.

Country:
Philippines
Language:
English
Publisher:
ONE MEGA GROUP, INC.
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
power to the people

It’s been MEGA’s tradition to celebrate Pinoy Pride every June. In fact, this month, MEGA marks its own decade of Pinoy Pride history. What started out in 2010 as an initiative to promote Philippine Fashion has seen its reach expand far beyond our own industry. The Pinoy Pride and now New PH issue has become a medium that details the successes and milestones of individuals and groups that make us proud to be Filipinos. They are modern day heroes and undoubtedly figures we should aspire to be. From fashion, music, business, education, agriculture, politics and the arts, these people inspired us with their visionary thinking, creativity and courage. We believe that the current pandemic and the resulting social, cultural and economic struggles we are experiencing has made this movement even more timely.…

7 min.
philippine cinderella

Once there was a simple lass from Bulacan. Blessed with a voice golden in texture but brass-like in power, she would sing while submerged in neck-deep water. It was a strange task, but it was meant to hone her vocal instrument into a machine that would bring fame and, later, fortune. Today this sounds like the synopsis of a GMA-7 fantaserye, however, these lines describe the true biography of the early life of Regine Velasquez. Chosen to represent the Philippines many times, she was the voice of the country during the globally telecast year 2000 millenial production. She earned her monicker, Asia’s Songbird, more than two decades ago when she bested her foreign counterparts in the 1989 Asia Pacific Singing Contest in Hong Kong. However, she represents Pinoy pride not just because of…

18 min.
sisters of the revolution

Prologue THIS MONTH,WE CELEBRATE OUR NATION’S INDEPENDENCE. Not only that, it is the time for us to honor the heroes who made tremendous sacrifices to ensure future generations a nation governed by their own people and unbound by any form of tyranny. In this editorial, we play up the crimson hues to remind us of that chapter in our nation’s history and the sacrifices that were made. More than that, we play up the color red because the revolution was a period filled with passion and love of country that many Filipinos were willing to do anything, even die, for it. But aside from commemorating the past, this time of year is also about saluting our modern-day warriors—Filipinos who, in the spirit of solidarity and love of country, live to serve their…

9 min.
a song for sarah

SARAH GERONIMO ARRIVES ON TIME. “She’s here,” says an inanimate voice as a car pulls in. We meet at Warehouse 17, a spacious boutique with modern Asian furniture and an ambient soundtrack located somewhere in the outer reaches of Makati. Sarah walks in unassumingly, clad in a crisp white shirt and jeans. Her bodyguard, an intimidating, expressionless figure in a barong, follows a few steps behind. She smiles disarmingly when I am introduced to her, shakes my hand, and unabashedly refers to me as ‘sir’— a rather odd sense of propriety, somewhat unexpected from a national pop icon. The hoopla commences. Sarah sits in a high chair in front of a lit-up mirror. She is for the most part quiet but grinning broadly and occasionally singing under her breath. It is…

32 min.
20 global pinoys

EVERYTHING IN THE PHILIPPINES IS A POPULARITY CONTEST. OR SO WE'RE OFTEN TOLD. NOT IF YOU LOOK AT THIS LIST OF 20 GLOBAL PINOYS. POPULARITY IS NOT THEIR END-GOAL. ALL OF THEM HAD TO GO AGAINST GREAT ODDS AND EMERGED MORE COMPASSIONATE, WORLDLY AND ALSO MORE ROOTED TO THE PHILIPPINES. IN SELECTING PEOPLE FOR THIS YEAR'S LIST, OUR BIGGEST PROBLEM WAS HOW TO FIT IN SO MANY ACCOMPLISHED NAMES. IT WAS A GOOD PROBLEM AND, THUS, WE CAN CONFIDENTLY SAY THAT WHEN YOU TURN THIS PAGE, YOU ARE SEEING THE FIRST OF A NEW TRADITION IN OUR JUNE PINOY PRIDE ISSUE. THEIR WORK IS REWARDING AND EMPOWERING. A PESO SAVED CAN TURN INTO A MILLION IN THE FUTURE. FOR THESE INDIVIDUALS BEING FILIPINO IS NOT SO MUCH A BIRTHRIGHT, IT IS A RESPONSIBILITY,…

21 min.
global pinoy

IN 1978, A MAN MADE HISTORY WHEN HE OPENED A HOMEGROWN FAST FOOD CHAIN; A YOUNG DESIGNER TOOK AN APPRENTICESHIP POST IN A LEGENDARY FASHION HOUSE IN LONDON; AND A PHOTOGRAPHER DIVERSIFIED HIS CAREER AND SOON FOUND HIMSELF WORKING AS A DESIGNER-EDITOR-CREATIVE DIRECTOR FOR SOME OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST, MOST PRESTIGIOUS FASHION MAGAZINES. IN THE U.S., A FILIPINO-AMERICAN BECAME THE FIRST ASIAN-AMERICAN HEAD COACH OF THE FOUR MAJOR AMERICAN SPORTS LEAGUES AND THE FIRST TO WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP, AND AN OPM ICON HAS FOUND HER WAY BACK TO HER FIRST LOVE—MUSIC. ONLINE, A JOURNALIST TURNED SOCIAL MEDIA CELEBRITY HAS EMERGED INTO ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL VOICES IN INTERNATIONAL FASHION ALONG WITH ANOTHER REMARKABLE INDIVIDUAL WHO PIONEERED THE FIRST SOCIAL NEWS NETWORK IN THE COUNTRY. THESE MEN AND WOMEN…