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How Preview magazine shot the #AlDub cover
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Anything AlDub touches turns to gold. Or put Alden Richards or Maine Mendoza on the cover and expect it to be sold out. With AlDub as Philippine TV’s current It Couple, it was inevitable that Preview put them on the cover.

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But since the splitscreen actors couldn’t be photographed together or be at the same place at the same time, Preview had to orchestrated choreography and photoshopping skills to make the cover happen.
First they had to get two of the busiest stars in town to commit, which took a month and a half before a final date was pinned down.
Next, Preview’s Creative Director Vince Uy had to arrange for pieces from Gucci’s Cruise 2016 collection to be flown in.
The photoshoot finally happened at Sulo Hotel in Quezon City with Editorial Assistant Yanna Lopez standing in for Maine while photographing Alden.

With Stand-in Talent of Maine

Associate Director Eugene David stood in for Alden Richards during Maine’s turn.

With Stand-in Talent of Alden

“Producing this cover shoot was both challenging and exciting at the same time,” said Isha Valles, Executive Editor of Preview magazine. “The energy was palpable and we all came out with greater admiration for Maine and Alden.”

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Preview’s November issue is out in book stores, convenience stores and supermakets nationwide. Or download the digital edition through Apple Newsstand and Buqo.ph.

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Tried & Tested: Preview magazine x Happy Skin’s new lip crayons
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As a lifestyle blogger, I get free makeup all the time. I can’t tell you how much beauty stuff I get, and I don’t have to buy mascara again for the next five years.
So far, the only homegrown cosmetic brand that is chuva-approved is Happy Skin. Their lip crayons are what I use everyday (sorry I can’t say “lippie”. I feel like the word doesn’t suit my age group, sort of like the word “epic”).

Aside from like the actual products, I’m amazed at how Happy Skin always comes up with exciting packaging, the latest of which is Happy Skin’s collaboration with Preview magazine.
To celebrate Preview’s 20th anniversary, Happy Skin has created two moisturizing matte lipsticks presented in a gorgeous little book/box.
Preview x Happy Skin
Preview x Happy Skin

“Lipstick is the most indispensible of all makeup products,” said Preview Editor in Chief, Pauline Juan.
“If there was just one thing in the Happy Skin line that I could pick, it would be the lippie. I think that one is really the most winning product.”
But Pauline says they were very particular about the matte formulation. “The worst thing you can have are matte lips with flaking,” she said.

Preview x Happy Skin

Happy Skin’s Rissa Trillo agrees wholeheartedly.
“We were relentless in finding the perfect balance between matte finish and moisture level, without compromising color payoff and lip hydration,” she said.
The secret was found in the miracle ingredient, Cupuaçu Butter, “which offers unrivaled hydration, making it the most moisturizing matte lippie you’ll ever try,” said Happy Skin’s Jacque Gutierrez.

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The limited edition Preview x Happy Skin lip crayons are available at Php 599 each, or Php 1,099 for a set of two.
Hot Stuff is a very deep, sophisticated shade of red, while my personal favorite is the nude-based Too Cool lipstick.
From June 1-7 only, the set will be sold at zalora.com.ph for a special price of Php 999.
But you can also buy Happy Skin at Rustan’s Makati and Shangri-La Plaza; Beauty Bar; Plains & Prints; The SM Store Makati, Mall of Asia, and North Edsa; Watsons Mall of Asia; Landmark Makati, or at http://store.happyskincosmetics.com/index.php.

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Look who’s in Preview’s Best Dressed 2014
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In 1999, I was on Mega magazine’s first ever Best Dressed issue. That was 15 years ago. (Photo: Lorraine Belmonte)

Cecile van Straten, Mega 1999

This year, I am one of Preview‘s Best Dressed—achieve! Hehe.
Seriously though my colour scheme hasn’t changed. And I am still difficult to photograph. (Photo: Koji Arboleda)

Comme des Garçons collectionCecile van Straten

When I was a kid we had film cameras and flashbulbs. You only took pictures during special occasions, unlike now where kids take selfies all the time and are used to the camera. That said, I would rather take pictures than be in them.
This month’s Preview (July 2014) features Georgina Wilson and Celine Lopez on the cover.

Preview cover July 2014

This year, Preview wanted to do more than come up with a list of best-dressed girls. So they decided to put two unlikely women together and ask them to converse. This year’s list also includes Jo Ann Bitagcol, Kim Jones, Ria Prieto, Pam Quiñones, Anne Arcenas, Marga Valdes-Trinidad, Tina Ong, Tinay Villiamiel, Zelda Kienle, Jessica Kienle, Dr. Aivee Teo, Jessica Yang, Marite Fe Ganse, Martine Cajucom, and Joane Laygo.

Also in the Best Dressed issue, Daryl Chang puts together a shopping guide for the first-time Manila visitor (or even long-time resident) including shopping haunts, a designer directory, and great finds that champion Philippine talent and craftsmanship.
They’ve also rounded up 30-plus pairs of the hottest footwear out there—and would you believe none of them have heels?
In the beauty pages you’ll find an arsenal of tools—from the right brush to different irons and blow dryers; plus how to get the perfect minimalist face in just 10 minutes.
Ann Jacobe takes you through a gym she’s dubbed “The Playground” and a healthy diet turned food business that’s given her the energy and glow of a woman half her age.
New neighborhood joints to eat in, Max Eigenmann’s photo diary from Art Basel Hong Kong, and a Q&A with Gab Valenciano are all in Preview July 2014.

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Win Samsung phones and more from @chuvaness
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I dislike any form of online voting, but I couldn’t say no to Style Bible when they shortlisted me this time for Blogger of the Year 2013. And thanks to all who voted and persevered and a miracle, I won!!

Best Of 2013 _ Stylebible

I don’t believe in vote buying, but I believe in prizes and thank yous.
That’s why I’m giving away two wonderful phones from Samsung Philippines.
I personally love my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and don’t leave home without it. The Samsung Galaxy Mega is a larger device called a “phablet” (phone/tablet) which is similar to the Note 3, minus the S-pen tool.

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If you don’t win a phone, eight of you can also win a pair of plush toys from Line, the Mobile messenger app with various stickers, plus free voice and video calls over 3G/4G & Wi-Fi.
Now please read carefully…

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ELIGIBILITY
To win a phone, you must be able to pick up the prize at the Fort (my office) or a Pepper Lunch Shangri-La Plaza, Rockwell or Greenbelt.
To win a plush toy, you must have a Philippine address (I can ship them to you).

MECHANICS:
1) Must have a Philippine address.
2) Must have a Facebook or Twitter account.
3) Share this entry by clicking the Facebook or Twitter button below.
4) Register HERE.
5) Contest starts on February 12, 2014 and ends on February 15 at 11 PM.
6) There will be two winners of Samsung phones and eight winners of Line plush toys (two plush toys each).
7) Winners will be chosen via electronic raffle and posted here on Chuvaness.com.
8) Winners will be informed via email or text on how to receive their prizes.
9) Only one entry per person. Duplicate entries will be deleted.

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