ABOUT THE COVER

This July we bring forth the Modest Woman, a nod to our very own Maria Clara. Since it hit popularity in the mid-2000s, modest fashion has evolved immensely, striking a balance between being stylish, meeting religious requirements, and reflecting a universal form of feminism and woman empowerment.
 

While others perceive modest dressing as a sign of oppression, others find liberation in it. Indeed, it gives every woman a choice on how to dress up and take control of her body, as well as the power to show character rather than sexuality. Everyone has their own idea of what modest fashion means to them. However way people define it, modest fashion is not just a trend that’s tied to social, cultural, and religious norms. It goes beyond shape, faith, color, size, and background. It is freedom.
 

STAIL Icon Maymay Entrata, a celebrated actress and international model (the first Filipina to walk the runway of Arab Fashion Week, how about that?), embodied modest dressing to perfection. Fronting the cover for this month’s issue, Maymay was nothing short of glorious! The country’s renowned fashion photographer Charles Rodulfo captured the images that you see here with absolute precision through diamond-sharp motion. This is an extravaganza of talent and expression with social relevance.
 

STAIL.PH is a digital fashion magazine that puts the spotlight on things that are beyond pretty. Things that may come across screaming ambiguity and sometimes pique your fear of the unknown. Through fashion as a medium of creative expression, we present ideas that keep this generation moving.
 

Here is The Modest Woman.
 

Read the rest of the cover stories below to know more about Maymay, modest fashion, and our absolute favorite shoot location, Herald Suites Solana.

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Maymay Entrata

Photographs By  CHARLIE RODULFO
Beauty Direction  EDLAINE "MINTZY" FLOR
Final Artist  LOUIE ROMANTICO
Video Producer  CHRISTINA ZABAT
Styling By  NICOLE SALUDAR
Hair By  FRANCIS GUINTU
Makeup By  OWEN SARMIENTO

MAYMAY ENTRATA

Maymay

Abanico

“Kasi para sa akin mas inuna ko po talaga na i-build yung faith ko. Na dapat ready ako bago ko abutin ‘yung gusto ko para po ‘di ako madaling matumba.”

A dress inspired by true Filipino ingenuity. On Maymay: Custom gown pleated for the gods. Abanico collection (price upon request), by Bessie Besana (Email: bessiebesana@gmail.com | Website: http://bessiebesana.com/ | Instagram: @bessiebesana). Shoes and jewelry provided by stylist. Hair, Francis Guintu (Email: francis.guintu@gmail.com | tel. no. +639171121059 | Instagram: @francisguintu). Makeup, Owen Sarmiento (Email: owensarmiento@yahoo.com.ph | Instagram: @owensarmiento). Shot at Herald Suites Solana (www.heraldsuites.com).

Plata

Lustrous femme fantasy realness. On Maymay: Oversized blazer in Moroccan print design with silver accent. Jumpsuit in luminous lame fabric (price upon request), Bessie Besana (Email: bessiebesana@gmail.com | Website: http://bessiebesana.com/ | Instagram: @bessiebesana). Shoes and jewelry provided by stylist. Hair, Francis Guintu (Email: francis.guintu@gmail.com | tel. no. +639171121059 | Instagram: @francisguintu). Makeup, Owen Sarmiento (Email: owensarmiento@yahoo.com.ph | Instagram: @owensarmiento). Shot at Herald Suites Solana (www.heraldsuites.com).

 “Hindi ako magsasawang magpasalamat sa lahat ng mga taong tumulong para makamit ko kung anong meron ako ngayon.”

Cachemir

Elegant, modest, and self-assured—traits of a true modest woman. On Maymay: Custom bell-sleeved gown with chaste neckline complete with matching turban in paisley print, masterfully tailored by Mike Yapching (Facebook: facebook/mikeyapching | Instagram: @ mikeyapching). Shoes and jewelry provided by stylist. Hair, Francis Guintu (Email: francis.guintu@gmail.com | tel. no. +639171121059 | Instagram: @francisguintu). Makeup, Owen Sarmiento (Email: owensarmiento@yahoo.com.ph | Instagram: @owensarmiento). Shot at Herald Suites Solana (www.heraldsuites.com).

Bianca Umali

“Mahalaga sa akin na nagiging inspirasyon ako sa mga taong sumusuporta sa akin. Na every time na may na-achieve ako, nabibigyan ko sila ng hope na hindi imposible na makamit din nila ‘yung mga pangarap nila.”

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Special Thanks To

Beauty and Lifestyle Editor: Edlaine “Mintzy” Flor. Copy Editor: Joy Rojas. Multimedia Artist: Louie Romantico. Video Producer: Christina Zabat. Sales Manager: Vin Emocling. Web Developer: Andrea Dominique Dawal-Co. Photographer: Charlie Rodulfo. “Abanico” Designer: Bessie Besana. “Cachemir” Designer: Mike Yapching. Stylist: Nicole Saludar. Hair Stylist: Francis Guintu. Makeup Artist: Owen Santiago. Accessories: Stylist’s Closet. Shoes: Stylist’s Closet. Food: Side Chicks PH. Set Location: Herald Suites Solana. Special thanks to Star Magic Talent Management.