P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Magazine):
ABS-CBN publishing’s flagship title Metro Magazine has been praised for its quest for consistently empowering women achievers with their stellar list of cover stars from actresses like Bea Alonzo, Kim Chiu, Anne Curtis, Maja Salvador, Shaina Magdayao, supermom Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski, politicians such as Lucy Torres-Gomez, and industry stalwarts such as Piolo Pascual and Judy Anne Santos.
This month is no different, as Metro shines the spotlight on Karylle Tatlonghari in her first cover for the magazine—as the headliner for the beauty issue to boot. Fresh from her nomination at the 52nd Festival de Television de Monte Carlo for her role in The Kitchen Musical, Karylle has proven that she can hold her own in the entertainment arena.
“A closer look at Karylle Tatlonghari will reveal a unique beauty that shines through genuine smiles and a down-to-earth attitude,” says editor-in-chief Michealle Torres in her note. Clad in couture from the country’s hottest designers, Karylle shows everyone how transformations do not necessarily mean an extreme change—it’s all abut highlighting your best features and possessing a glow that comes from being at peace with who you are.
The big beauty issue comes with the much-awaited Beauty Awards, where Metro lends its expertise in selecting the best treatments, services, makeup, skincare, and fragrance finds to satisfy your beauty fix the whole year through. Found in the issue are also makeup tips from models-turned-makeup artists such as Bianca Valerio and Nina Ricci Alagao; as well as the beauty secrets of Ms. World 2011 First Princess Gwendoline Ruais.
This month’s fashion pages is also filled with matador-inspired trends, the paisley pattern that brings a touch of the retro and the exotic, and Balmain’s toned-down approach to ornamental dressing via well-edited appropriations of ornamental influences. The store on Ezra Santos sets the tone for the dramatic Metrowear Rocks the Runway behind-the-scenes feature, a fashion show where twenty of the country’s most sought-after designers and rockstars Wolfgang, Callalily, Kwjan, and Rico Blanco, who all came together for a good cause.
Finally, Metro also charts the lives of several individuals in their journey to being beautiful—including model Pauline Prieto, actor Albert Martinez, society figure Tessa Prieto-Valdes, beauty guru Vicky Belo, and many more. Inside are also exclusive behind-the-scenes materials from the Rock of Ages musical starring Mig Ayesa.