The women of today have spoken—we no longer live in an archaic time where age-old notions and stereotypes take charge, nor do we live in an idyllic fairytale where damsels in distress were all the rage. Standing up and taking charge of their affairs, the woman steps into the spotlight as we celebrate their every glorious facet in this issue of MEGA.
A true realization of the modern Filipina, Heart Evangelista-Escudero has transformed right before our very eyes into a woman we should all aspire to be. Graceful, older and wiser, the celebrity-slash-artist dons the latest from Gucci and welcomes us into the new chapter of her life.
In an effort to celebrate the woman in all forms, we score a casting coup and bring together diverse groups of ladies across the board in fashion, beauty and lifestyle. With style cues, beauty hacks and inspiring stories to tell, this is a collective effort we are most proud of.
It is high time we bring the woman in all her glory to the fore because quite simply, they run the world.
Photography Jo Ann Bitagcol
Creative direction Suki Salvador
Art direction Jann Pascua
Text Sarah Santiago
Fashion direction and styling Rainier P. Dagala and Jeb Fronda
Assisted by Cessi Treñas
Beauty direction Trina Epilepsia Boutain
Makeup Albert Kurniawan
Hair Jerry Javier
Nails Extra Ordinails
Production design Foldyard & Co.
Sittings editor Angelo Ramirez de Cartagena
Shoot coordination Genalli Francisco
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