Ed Letter: June/July 2016

Cliché turns 7 years old this month, and when I think about how far we’ve come since I’ve been the Editor in Chief, I am so immensely proud. This past year has been our biggest year yet, and I have a feeling our seventh year will be lucky as well! From celebrities on our covers like Grace Gealey from Empire and Sabrina Carpenter from Girl Meets World (see pg. 17 for more), it has been such an honor to work with such talented, beautiful, and inspiring individuals over these past 12 months.


Speaking of talent, last month I had the pleasure of speaking to some of the most gifted rising fashion designers in New York City at AmeriChina’s New Wave of Fashion Design Pioneer event. Joined by fashion designer Eva Xu of All Comes From Nothing, Project Runway alum and designer Angela Sum, and designer and entrepreneur David Leung, we spoke to the audience of young designers about how to traverse through the fashion industry in today’s age. Afterwards, I got to know the designers one-on-one, and have since been introduced to some lovely emerging brands that I’m so excited to see grow. Head over to to learn more about the event and some very exciting new brands.

Photo Jun 12, 2 45 16 PMFor this issue, we’re pretty big on fashion and beauty, too. Summer is here and that means one thing: the beach! Check out some of the hottest swimsuit styles this season for all kinds of body types (pg. 30), how to style your hair to combat that salty sea air (pg. 36), and which waterproof makeup products are going to stay put all day (pg. 40).

It’s safe to say our two cover stars are looking forward to this summer as much as we are! Singer/songwriter Megan Nicole is currently on tour with Emblem 3 and The Ready Set and is making stops in San Francisco, Tempe, Los Angeles, and New York City. Also, Justin Baldoni of Jane the Virgin is gearing up for the release of his docu-series My Last Days, due out this August. Head to pg. 102 to read our exclusive interviews with these two, and don’t forget to follow them on social media this summer! You won’t want to miss a second.

Enjoy the issue, and the sun.

Megan Portorreal
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Ed Letter: June/July 2016 originally appeared in Cliché Magazine’s June/July 2016 Issue. Photographed by Zhe Chen

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