MEGA December 2019

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.

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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
check list

THE LIST 1 Wool scarf by SAINT LAURENT. 2 Double breasted plaid tweed jacket by GIVENCHY. 3 Checkered flannel shirt by BALENCIAGA. 4 Checkered wool skirt by BALENCIAGA. 5 Oversized wool coat by GUCCI. 6 Woven leather tote by FENDI. 7 Red houndstooth boot by BALENCIAGA. 8 Black leather boots with exposed stitching by CHARLES & KEITH. 9 Gold chain faux leather bag by ALDO. 10 Checkered skinny trousers by STRADIVARIUS. 11 Checkered zip up dress. 12 Checkered mini skirt by ZARA. 13 Suede gloves by ALDO. 14 Checkered asymmetrical top by ZARA STYLE TIP Put together houndstooth prints and woven pieces for a cool clash…

1 min.
belted interest

THE LIST 1 Black tear drop earrings by IPPOLITA AT RUSTAN'S SILVER VAULT. 2 Double breasted embellished blazer by GIVENCHY. 3 Obi leather waist belt by LOEWE. 4 Multi-stone and ceramic ring by IPPOLITA AT RUSTAN'S SILVER VAULT. 5 Wide legged trousers by ALEXANDER MCQUEEN. 6 Mini leather Zumi bag by GUCCI. 7 Two-toned patent leather pump by SAINT LAURENT. 8 Metallic strappy sandal by ZARA. 9 Rose quartz silver double ring by CHARLES & KEITH. 10 Black faux fur and leather bag by BERSHKA. 11 Gray folded hem trousers by ZARA. 12 Shell chokers by STRADIVARIUS. 13 Gray belted blazer by ZARA. 14 Silver rectangular sunglasses by CHARLES & KEITH STYLE TIP Choose a wide belt for a bigger statement…

1 min.
cut the cord

THE LIST 1 Pilot sunglasses by LOEWE. 2 Black corduroy blazer by SAINT LAURENT. 3 Blue satin blouse by BALENCIAGA. 4 Corduroy trousers by PRADA. 5 Silk scarf by FENDI. 6 BLUE ROUND VLOGO shoulder bag by VALENTINO. 7 Blue suede Marmont pump by GUCCI. 8 Contrast mountain boots by STRADIVARIUS. 9 Croc-effect leather camera bag by CHARLES & KEITH. 10 Baggy corduroy trousers by ZARA. 11 Tortoiseshell sunglasses by ALDO. 12 Tortoiseshell sunglasses by ALDO. 13 Brown corduroy bucket hat by ZARA. 14 Army green shirt by BERSHKA STYLE TIP Oversized corduroy pieces combine sartorial appeal with casual comfort…

2 min.
chrome hearts

20s METAL HEAD Puffer jackets in metallic renditions provide maximum impact STYLE TIP Go bold and pile on layers of silver hardware 30s SPARKS FLY Opt for floral prints as breakers for this glitzy ensemble STYLE TIP Channel the 80s with padded shoulders and puffed sleeves 40s SILVER LINING Command attention in sparkly trousers and offset with see-through fabrics STYLE TIP Trade your usual metallic slip-dresses for high-shine co-ords Photography FLOYDJHOCSON of STUDIO 100 Makeup AUDREY C. ARIAS. Hair JOMARY DELA CRUZ. Model NASTASSIA of MERCATOR MODELS…

2 min.
the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice

When Christopher Bailey presented his farewell collection almost a year ago, the fashion world was in a conundrum. Who could replace his rich appreciation for the brand’s roots, his flair stitched unto each and every piece? Not long after, the decade-old fashion house announced its new chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci, who took Givenchy from its Breakfast At Tiffany’s classic aesthetic, complete with iconic beauty Audrey Hepburn as its muse, and turning it into one of the top tiers of the luxury street wear movement through his love for gothic victorianism and iconography that percolated throughout his pieces every season. Upon the revelation, thousands of critics questioned him, with the internet even ridiculing the brand’s new assumed direction as “Goth Burberry.” Was it possible for Tisci to make lightning strike…

1 min.
two sides to a story

There are always two sides to a story. For Cartier, its storied heritage of studs, beads, and clous carrés interlock with the Maison’s signature elegance in their newest range of jewelry, Clash de Cartier. The collection’s essence is in its opposition: bright, feminine curves and soft contours are contrasted with the nervous tension of a taut structure, exuding a serious spirit with original charm. It’s elegant punk; a two-sided jewel that is a mastery of duality. Clash de Cartier is a chic balancing act. Each piece is crafted to look sharp but soft to the touch. Studs are assembled to be fixed yet movable. Its highly-geometric design still offers a feminine touch as it is set in 4N pink gold. Throughout the collection, Clash de Cartier simultaneously champions and eschews protocol,…