This anniversary issue might be a tad different from what you’ve come to expect every June. This year, we’ve decided to celebrate the other F word we’ve come to love as much as fashion: food. It hasn’t escaped our consciousness that fashion and food have become Bffs—like many other style-loving folks, our feeds are filled with as many flat lays of what’s on our plates ATM as there are OOTDS. With the country’s dining scene flourishing and current silhouettes seemingly designed to accommodate and conceal a post-meal bulge, there’s no reason not to go forth and explore.
So explore we did and what we found was the same satisfaction you get after a great meal: joy-inducing snacks as the inspiration for wearable makeup looks, making a mad dash in the current sportswear trend with armfuls of our favorite fast food, and words of wisdom from talented food photographers who all agree that while we all eat with our eyes nowadays, flavor trumps all.
You also might be wondering about the connection between the women in our cover feature. The answer is a simple one: These are women we think of when the words food and fashion come to mind, and they have all been Preview cover girls, too. Bianca Araneta-elizalde’s restaurant concept, The Wholesome Table, has become a go-to for healthy and delectable eats. Iza Calzado, who loves to eat but has always been open about trying different diet plans to maintain her weight, also happens to have the most direct access to Booky (that extra-handy dining app); the founder is her beau, Ben Wintle. If there is anyone who makes it a point to be in the know and try the latest in food, it’s Isabelle Daza, and we’d love a copy of her global dining list. Regine Velasquez, who is also celebrating her 30th anniversary in local show business this year, doesn’t just have a cooking show, she also released a cookbook last year. The youngest of the group, who also graces our cover for the first time, is bright-eyed and beautiful Ylona Garcia, who, at the age of 15, has already begun a promising career as an actress, singer and, yes, endorser of food brands. We at Preview are big fans of her vibrant personality, and we’re certain she’ll go places.
Food and fashion truly go well together, and what better way to celebrate our 22nd year than with a feast? Cheers!