MEGA December
While you are more than ready to let go of the year (we couldn’t really blame you), we are holding out on a little more hope especially in the most trying of times. After all, the holidays are upon us. The world could use a little cheer. That said, we are going all out on the festivities as we’ve lovingly packed this issue with all the shimmer, sparkle and shine in fashion, beauty and lifestyle that you’ll need for the season, as well as carry you over to the new year. Coming together for the first time, we’ve assembled four young ladies from different paths and pursuits, proving that the future is indeed female. Catriona Gray, Sabina Gonzalez, Michelle Marquez Dee and Lauren Reid are set to prove that they are meant to shine the brightest. While we can’t help but look back on the year, there lies a gleaming shot of silver lining to look forward to. The year isn’t over just yet; we still have time to make it count. #CelebrateMEGAwithLaurenReid#CelebrateMEGAwithSabinaGonzalez#CelebrateMEGAwithCatrionaGray#CelebrateMEGAwithMichelleMarquezDee Cover story by Monique Buensalido Photography Melson Bolongaita Art direction Jann Pascua assisted by Tanya Malillin. Styling Jeb Fronda assisted by Cessi Treñas. Beauty direction Trina Epilepsia Boutain. Makeup Anton Patdu using Laura Mercier (Catriona), Mac Igarta for NARS (Lauren), Jigs Mayuga (Sabina) and Dino Lazaro for MAC Cosmetics (Michelle). Hair Jan Edrosolan (Catriona and Lauren), Gerald Magtibay using PHYTO (Sabina) and Mark Baquiran (Michelle). Nailcare Luz Fortuno and Nica Ragasa of Triple Luck Brow & Nail Salon. Sittings editors Angelo Ramirez de Cartagena and Suki Salvador. Shoot coordination Genalli Francisco. Shoot assistant Jay Anne Aguirre. Shot on location Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila (Imperial Suite). Special thanks to Yasmine Hidalgo, Designer Blooms and Viva Artists Agency, Inc.

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