MAN VS. WILD
Brave it out in tough leather, exaggerated silhouettes and unorthodox textures
Another month, another form of community quarantine. We’ll spare you the adjectives, because what it really is, is limbo.
I’ve been an employee and a business owner for nearly two decades now and during one of the long nights of 2020, I asked myself, “What kind of leader do I want to be?” This is a question that can easily be answered by, “I want to be a good leader.” But the truth is, it is so difficult to even come close to good. You see, many if not all of our jobs is a business, a business that has to keep spending at bay, one that has to increase profits year over year, and one that has to keep workers happy and motivated. Those things are polar opposites of one another and to find the perfect middle is challenging. For months, I’ve mulled over my own question and I think I’ve found the answer. I want to be that leader that inspires personal growth.
BRIDGING THE NEW WORLD
Mike Lagman is laying out a bluepr int where no man is left behind
THE ANATOMY OF IDE FABIO
FROM SUPERMODEL TO SUPER DAD
IN THE MORNING
How do you look at your mornings? Whether you jump out of bed at the first crack of light or slump around your sheets in existential dread, there is not one that stands to be better than the other.
BREAKING BARRIERS WITH TIKTOK
The man behind #HatolNiRoman imparts his insights on going viral on TikTok, the Philippine legal system, and being better citizens
PURE AND SIMPLE
Louis Vuitton’s FW ‘21 takes on the dual role of tourist and purist
Two months ago, I was announced as the head of One Mega Group, a position previously held by our late Founder, Sari Yap, and then our current Chairman, Archie Carasco. Full disclosure, I knew about this announcement six months ago at the height of the pandemic. When I was told, I laughed. I wasn’t sure if it was a nervous laughter, an amused chuckle or both. I honestly thought it was a prank that would be revealed seconds later, but it wasn’t.
MONSTERS, DREAMS, AND THAT GOOD OL' MOVIE MAGIC:
THE SHORT PERSONAL HISTORY OF LEEROY NEW
EVEN PLAYING FIELD
Yesterday, I went to the office for the first time this year. I put on a double mask and made sure I had all the QR codes necessary to enter places and spaces.
BEYOND THE EMPIRE
Basketball godfather, business mogul and national leader, Michael “Mikee” Romero is leaving no stone unturned as he takes on the business of changing people’s lives and self-actualization
REBEL WITH A CAUSE: THE LIBERATION OF JAMES REID
He may be singing a different song these days, but the beat is his own, and the rhythm has always been the one he’s followed
THE POWER OF A NAME
With one foot stepping into a life he’s set on defining in his own accord, and another stepping into an industry pressured by brand recall, Dr. Z Teo has inadvertently set out on a lifelong quest to redefine what a name can stand for
IN THE NOW
LEADER OF THE PACK The Teo family dogs were the special guests during Dr. Z Teo’s cover shoot
IN THE MORNING
How do you look at your mornings?
AFTER THE HUSTLE, REST
In a world that has wired us to go, go, go, don’t forget to slow things down and indulge in a state of recovery, especially when it comes to your skin
A MOMENT OF REFLECTION
We’ve all heard this word before, more so in the past year. Insular in nature, we realize the concept of introspection by looking through its qualities in reflective patent fashion
THE TRUTH ABOUT BEAUTY ACCORDING TO PARK SEO JUN
Beyond the distilled and distinguished exterior, Park Seo Jun barrels through, redefining the standard of beauty according to who it matters the most—you
SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND
Walking from the valley of darkness, Hayden Kho has found solace in family and faith as he builds a business not on temporal features, but on eternal renewals of mind, body and soul
RULE YOUR WORLD
Forged from the bloodlines of natural magnetism and innate strength, K by Dolce&Gabbana Eau de Parfum is royalty captured in a bottle
LIGHTNESS OF BEING
Seek a sense of clarity for the skin with these transparent, seethrough-your-soul innovations that is bound to make things look better and brighter.
Red, crimson, flame, cherry, scarlet, ruby or vermillion, the perennial shades of the season must be worn when the need to spark hope and joy are in order
IN THE LIGHT OF DAY
WORK FROM HOME Extending the meaning further, this shoot was done at the warm and welcoming home of this month’s leading man
THE EXPERIENCE ELEVATED
It was certainly a moment of jarring disconnect the moment an airplane was not only in plain sight, but within arms length one Saturday morning. As known of a fact as it is, one cannot contest that the absence of liberal travel is definitely something that hit us hard in this pandemic.
It is always a challenge to defy long-standing public perception, but for LA Aguinaldo and Marlon Stöckinger, their recent shifts in business could write new descriptors under their names in the annals of history
ON THE NOSE
Essaying an entire experience without so much as a word spoken, a whiff of these standout scents are all the stories you will need in the continuum of an arresting allure
FEED YOUR FOCUS
As a CEO navigating the business of convenience, there is a distilled defiance, quiet confidence, and pervading sense of calm in Ben Wintle that essays his method to the industry madness
DO THE DEEP DIVE
We’re no longer playing games when it comes to grooming. This time, we’re hunting down profound formulations that work hard to give you your best skin yet
THE BROTHERS INCORPORATED
HOW MIKKO, MARK, AND MACKY TUNG TURNED A HERITAGE BRAND INTO A MODERN FILIPINO ICON