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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Behind the Scenes at the June 2012 MEGA Stylephile Shoot

Nadine Howell has a poised and sophisticated yet effortlessly cool vibe about her, with a bright smile and warm demeanor to match. Her style is reflective of her personality, as you will see in the Stylephile section of MEGA magazine's Pinoy Pride issue.

Here are photos from behind the scenes.

I interviewed Nadine while Elaine Ganuelas of The Face Shop did her hair and makeup. We talked about her job as Marketing and Operations Manager of 2nd's, a hip comfort food restaurant in the heart of Bonifacio Global City, as well as her childhood, her love for food and travel, and her signature style.


Nadine then proceeded to model some of her smart, elegant ensembles. And a real pro she is--it only took her a few minutes to change from one outfit to another!

Photographer Ron Mendoza and MEGA Graphic Artist Yselle Reyes, in charge of art direction, commended Nadine's ease in front of the camera. Her natural grace shone through in every snapshot.

The photos came out beautifully, and the shoot wrapped earlier than the target schedule. We also appreciated the hospitality of Nadine's mom, Lay Ramos-Howell, who was beaming with pride for her eldest daughter. A whiz in the kitchen herself (and proprietor of Mom's Gourmet Tuyo), she gave me some easy cooking tips when I shared how much I wanted to learn to cook.

Nadine also gave some cooking advice and dished about her favorite fare aside from items on the 2nd's menu, which I've added to my must-try list: cakes and coffee from Ristorante Pia y Damaso at Greenbelt 5, and ramen from Shinjuku Ramen House and Ukkokei Ramen Ron, both in Makati.

Read more about Nadine Howell in MEGA's June 2012 Pinoy Pride issue, which features one of the country's biggest stars, Sarah Geronimo, on the cover. This ish also launches the magazine's Global Pinoy List.

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