Carla Humphries (right) and Sarah Lahbati (left) posed for the re-creation of Alberto Vargas's seductive portraits of a pin-up girl.

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“The act of revisiting is really one of remembering. We live in the past… Looking back gives the present meaning. Memory keeps those spaces from being empty. Those are the things worth cherishing,” says editor-in-chief Erwin Romulo in his editor’s note for this edition of Esquire.

The issue of Esquire Philippines is headlined by pastry chef and TV host Pattie Grandidge as she re-creates one of Alberto Vargas’s famous seductive portraits of a pin-up girl.

Other equally gorgeous up-and-coming stars like Carla Humphries, Sarah Lahbati, Coleen Garcia, Martine Cajucom, and Marianna Henud also take part in bringing to life Vargas’s iconic portraits.

The Design Issue also features the five brand logos that have become an integral part of our lives. Find out how San Miguel Beer, SM, Bench, National Bookstore, and Jollibee have changed and developed through the decades according to renowned graphic designers Ross Locsin Lacay and David Airey.

Also in the May issue of Esquire are the “25 Most Iconic Cars in the Philippines” that have inspired both nostalgia and ambition as it defined their time and status, an exclusive interview with Chef Laudico for ESQ+A, and a guide on how to wear prints like an Esquire man. Find out how you can rock those patterns by mixing and matching, toning down the loud designs and turning small details into big statements.

The May issue of Esquire Philippines is available in newsstands and bookstores nationwide for P195. All iPad users also get a chance to have a copy of the Design Issue’s alternate cover of Marianna Henud.