Saturday, June 18, 2011

June 2011 Covers of the Month: Retro PREVIEW, Vintage PEOPLE ASIA & Red-hot MEGA

The month of June marks the students' comeback to academics. How fitting, we're also seeing PREVIEW Magazine doing a return - not to school - but to temptation.

The remake of Joey Gosiengfiao's hit 70's movie, TEMPTATION ISLAND, is making enough fashionable noise as the female leads of the movie highlight the cover of PREVIEW this month as print-savvy disco divas. Marian Rivera, Heart Evangelista, Solenn Heusaff and Lovi Poe battle it all out for the 16th anniversary issue of the said magazine, clad head-to-toe in retro-inspired Marc Jacob's Spring/Summer 2011 collection matched with oversized floral head pieces. So who makes the best temptress, the most enigmatic bitch? Your guess may not be as good as mine.

Photography: Jeanne Young; Styling: Liz Uy and Darryl Chang; Art Direction: Vince Uy; Solenn’s Makeup: Jigs Mayuga, Hair: Vianney Guese; Heart’s Makeup: Albert Kurniawan, Hair: Vianney Guese; Lovi and Marian’s Makeup: Jake Galvez, Hair: Buern Rodriguez.

On the other hand, PEOPLE ASIA is also doing a classy revival with its MEN WHO MATTER 2011 issue, with sensational action star Robin Padilla on the forefront. The chosen men, who are making strong, fabulous statements in their respective fields (e.g. rock legend Pepe Smith, singer Jed Madela, top photographer Marc Nicdao, Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, Rustan's Donnie Tantoco, etc.) were styled a la 50's mad men. In this issue, Geo and I were invited to style for most of them. Thanks People Asia!

Photography by Jun De Leon; Art Direction by Tatum Ancheta; Styling by Francis Libiran; Grooming by Jing Monis;  Assisted by Malou De Guzman.

Third place goes to MEGA Magazine with its streakin' red PINOY PRIDE issue, featuring the celebrated Supermodel of the World troika of Charo Ronquillo (2nd Runnerup 2006), Charlene Almarvez (1st Runnerup 2010) and Danica Magpantay (Winner 2011) - all stunning Pinays, of course. Aren't we glad to see them in our local cover, then also soar on the runways internationally?

Photography Seven Barretto; Styling Angela Alarcon; Art Direction Suki Salvador and Mica Santos; Makeup Owen Sarmiento and Pong Niu of MAC; Hair Jay Wee.

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