Metro is in the mood for a different kind of love as they celebrate creative collaborations, partnerships, and the queens of the moment in their February issue.
Taking a new spin on the Valentines theme, this issue pays homage to the power of partnerships in the creative industry, both locally and globally. “Collaboration is something that is so commonplace, I fear it has a tendency to be taken for granted. Hopefully our pages serve as a reminder that our relationships with our partners, at home or the workplace, short term or long term, are crucial to our overall success. February presents itself as the ideal month to broach this topic, precisely for that reason. It is a time to celebrate partnerships, interaction, human connectivity, and the love and passion that fuel our decisions,” says Editor-In-Chef Sarah Meier.
Re-introduce yourself to Kathryn Bernardo as she shucks off her teen years and steps into womanhood, in her most mature and romantic shoot yet. See who Kathryn version 2.0 is as Metro collaborated with photographer Mark Nicdao to reveal their ultimate fantasy role for Kathryn – strong, sexy, and all woman.
From one queen to another, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach graces the pages of Metro in an exclusive cover feature produced by EIC Sarah Meier in New York City. Get to know more about the most beautiful woman in the universe and understand why she is truly “confidently beautiful with a heart.”
Metro gives a run-down of renowned and notable creative collaborations in fashion, beauty, and design from our homegrown talents to the international names. Take a look at some of the country’s collaborators in the industry, like designer and artist tandem Mark Bumgarner and Heart Evangelista-Escudero and Happy Skin co-founders Rissa Mananquil-Trillo and Jacq Yuengtian-Gutierrez, to name a few.
Learn how to dress for the ultimate date night with Resort 2016’s bright tropical prints and pale pink ensembles. Break away from February’s familiar red trend by decking out in wild monochromatic prints that are sure to make you stand out from the crowd.
Red and black are the colors of passion and seduction, and that trend still holds true for all your beauty looks this season of love. Don’t go overboard though! Let Metro give you the secret to the ultimate date look: which is to keep it simple and clean. We also have the ultimate guide to all the different perfumes you can try in order to perfect the ultimate fragrance that will capture anyone’s attention.
Don’t know where to go for Valentines? The possibilities are endless and Metro has got you covered on where to go and how to make sure your February 14 is a surefire success. From great restaurants to world-class hotels, you’re in for a sweet and memorable staycation experience.
Check out all these and more in the Metro February 2016 issue, now out in major bookstores. Metro is available in bookstores and on newsstands for P150. Like Metro on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Metro.Magazine) and follow Metro on Twitter and Instagram (@MetroMagPH) #MetroMagPH #MetroFebruary2016 #MetroLovesKathryn #MetroLovesPia
Photographs: Mark Nicdao
Fashion Editor: Eldzs Mejia
Makeup: Denise Go-Ochoa
Hair: John Valle