Editor ’s Note
Now more t han ever, young people have proven they have a voice. Insightful feeds and in citing hashtags aside, Malaysians have shown how history can be made just by banding together. It really never hurts to dream. Since August is synonymous with Merdeka, we wanted to t heme this issue to fit the dreams you have with all things nationalistic — t he biggest # Trending topics and moments for Malaysia( page 7), and how to style yourself vivid with young local labels (page 24). An insiders pills the Ton the local beauty industry( page 37), so shh, we didn’t tell you anything!
As with every August issue, we also bring you 30 CLEO Hot Shots who are manifestations of t heir dreams, and living lessons on how important it is to think outside the square. A regular accounting degree was used f or a tech biz upgrade. The old business school “profits over people” ad age was turned right around, to put human lives first. And in the# Me Too world, it’ s refreshing to know that we can still have a young woman in the Director’ s chair. Read the stories of even more incredible women on page 72.
With this year’ s CLEO Beauty Hall Of Fame, get schooled with the Best In Class. Textures, scents, application, longevity, and the best value for you= top marks awarded( page 40)! While you wish to live out your fantasies, get unstuck with career tips that’ ll take you to the stratosphere( page 98), professional styles that define refinement (page 64) and how to spend nothing so you save on everything( page 100). You’ll have that dream job, life and finances in a blink of an eye.
“Show them that what you believe is worth fighting for.” — Anja Chong, National Short Track Speed Skater
I t ’s a wrap!
Behind the scenes
The women making waves this year