WATCH: Maymay Entrata And Edward Barber Explore Escolta In This Fashion Film By Metro Magazine
In our next love letter to Manila, another favorite love team explored the city for our annual Philippine issue. Young and lively couple, #MayWard was introduced to the bustling city of Escolta. Channeling the color and vibrance of the ‘70s, #MayMayEntrata wore garments by #MarkBumgarner while #EdwardBarber wore #FrancisLibiran. On that afternoon, the pair pranced and danced along the streets, bringing fresh life into the city. #MetroLovesMayWard Grab a copy of our #MetroJune2018 issue, as we celebrate the fashion and culture coming out of the Philippines! Read about Filipino designers making waves outside of the country, see the best collections from the Manila Fashion Festival and Philippine Fashion Week, get to know the newest crop of queens from Binibining Pilipinas, and discover new local beach getaways. #MetroLovesManila on stands soon. Photographer @iamdoc Creative Director @eldzsmejia Makeup @emandeleonmakeup Hair @jaymarlahayhay Nails @luzfortuno of @tripleluckbrowandnailsalon Stylist @teamrainxem MayMay wears top and trousers from @bumgarnerstudio Edward wears @francislibiran Special thanks to @sofitelmanila and @starmagicphils
Photos from @maymay @edward_barber / Screenshots from MayWard's Metro fashion film
There's something about Escolta in the city of Manila that simply provokes a feeling of nostalgia—a stirring in the heart to keep the memory of Old Manila alive in this fast-changing world.
Looking past through the heat and the frenetic quotidian activities on the streets of Escolta, the street is beautifully marked with architectural landmarks boasting of art deco and neoclassical designs, transporting you to an era where art, history, and opulence seamlessly existed together and created glorious and historic moments.
Escolta was once the center of the Philippines' many firsts—it was home to the country's first elevator, first tranvia, first savings bank, and even the very first ice cream parlor. In the past, it was a vibrant street filled with vast potential that just faded with time. Thankfully, Escolta is now being revitalized with the arrival of young people seeing it as an ideal, cultural, and commercial hub for aspiring artists, giving the place a cool, hipster vibe.
As soon as Pinoy Big Brother's (PBB) rising stars Edward Barber and Maymay Entrata ("MayWard") stepped onto the streets of Escolta, the dynamic duo enlivened up the historic era, garbed in their fabulous Mark Bumgarner and Francis Libiran outfits while giving out fierce poses for the fashion shoot—at times happily dancing and twirling to fun 70s music in-between shots. Clearly, they are each other's mood maker.
Asked why the two of them give off so much positive energy whenever they're together, Maymay was quick to share her thoughts. "Kasi hindi po pinipilit 'yung saya eh. Nararamdaman po 'yun 'tsaka kapag pipiliin mong maging positive, mas lalo kang magiging masaya. Doon ka sa positive, mas maraming mangyayari sa iyo na masaya lang," she says. "Ako 'yung makulit. Minsan kasi nahahawa lang s'ya. Pero ma-prank siya. Iyon 'yung kulit sa kanya—nakakaloka!"
Edward, on the other hand, explains what fuels them. "What gives us energy, I guess, is we just try to have fun with everything. The best way for me and for both of us to combat being so tired is to just have fun. If you take things so seriously, it gets so heavy. The two of us feed off each other's mood," Edward says.
Both may not have grown up in Manila, but now, they consider this city as their home.
Read more about MayWard and see more of this love team on the pages of Metro's June 2018 issue, now out in major bookstores. Metro is available in bookstores and on newsstands for P175. Like Metro on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Metro.Magazine) and follow Metro on Twitter and Instagram (@MetroMagPH) #MetroMagPH
Text by Grace Diez
Photographs courtesy of Metro magazine
Video by Fold Canela