Excuse me while I have a moment. You see, over a decade ago, I too was an intern, learning all about the adrenaline- and coffee-fueled magazine world – which started with the loaning process. The title I interned for had a name similar to CLEO – and every time anyone heard it over the phone, there was always excitement. “Oh, you’re from CLEO!” Earlier this year, when I found out I was going to be at the helm of CLEO, I could barely resist the urge to pinch myself. I had come full circle, and what a time it is to be with the magazine. This month, CLEO Malaysia turns 21, and we still hold the title for the leading women’s magazine in the country. We’ve also been busy working on a sleek new website which will be unveiled this month, so keep your eyes all over our socials and our digital space!
We also launch our first-ever clothing line collab, CLEO x SODA. The past few months, the team worked closely with SODA to predict the colours and trends for the season, and we decided to go with an energetic, sporty, athleisure aesthetic that’s easy to mix, match, and wear. Meet these allstars in our special fashion spread (page 76) and snap up the whole collection for yourself (page 80). Even though it’s our birthday, our gift to you is a free CLEO x SODA sweater, which you can redeem with your Card on Cover!*
In this issue, let your wanderlust take over with our 25-page travel special (page 93) while our hottest hair edit (page 50) will give you #GoodHairDay every day. Mark the date – we’re also hosting a party to launch CLEO x SODA, find out on page 81. See you there! Lina Esa