See you at Cosmo.ph, Cosmo Girls!
From the printed page, I learned how to ideate with intent, appreciate the glorious details that make the big picture, be patient with the processes, and cherish creative collaborations. There is nothing quite like the art and soul that go into creating a magazine page. Flipping covers and leafing through pages, I’ve fawned over features by the most brilliant wordsmiths and have fangirled over fab images by the country’s best visual masters.
From the printed Cosmo page, I learned to pucker and preen, dare and dream, hurt and heal, but most especially, love and... let go. Breakups can be hard, right, CGS? But, I know that we’ve collectively survived our fair share of them to know that some are necessary to welcome a more updated, modern love. For now though, let’s get
senti for a bit as we bid Cosmo Philippines magazine goodbye. It has been an amazing run!
I’ll be eternally grateful for the privilege of being part of your fun fearless journey. I’m sure I speak on behalf of all the brilliant print editors and talented contributors of issues past when I say this: We will always love you, Cosmo— from cover to cover... and beyond. —Zo Aguila, EIC 2007-2011 Dear Cosmo Girl,
In each of Cosmo’s 252 issues in 21 years, our overall message for you was the same: Be your own woman, live your best life—on your own terms. Your handbook on life wanted you to not just get through each month, but to carpe diem the hell out of it.
Our monthly challenge for you: Be the best you can be in every aspect of your life. What else could you improve to reach your full potential? Whether you needed to break the glass ceiling or break up with a bad boy, achieve the perfect brow arch or achieve true work-life balance, Cosmo helped you unleash your transformative powers so you could own who you are in order to be whoever you wanted to be. Our own monthly challenge: To keep
Cosmo the same but different, familiar but fresh, comforting but stimulating, predictable but unpredictable, relevant but quintessential. The one non-negotiable: our respect for you, and our mission to always give what you needed, wanted, and what you wanted before you knew you did. And as the world—and all of you—changed, we’ve had to adapt and change as well, to fully follow you where you now prefer to consume your
Cosmo— online on Cosmo.ph, and not just monthly but 24/7.
If there’s anything I’ve learned about editing Cosmo in a span of two decades, it is this (stolen from philosopher Reinhold Niebuhr): “Change is the essence of life; be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.” Thank you for 21 years of your love and loyalty, and see you in cyberspace— or wherever platform Cosmo will thrive in the future! —Myrza Sison, EIC 1997-2005; 2011-2016