CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENTS Date published: 13th August 2015
Monica Mong appointed as Managing Editor of L'OFFICIEL MALAYSIA

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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, 13th August 2015 – Home-grown media veteran, Monica Mong is appointed as the Managing Editor of L’OFFICIEL MALAYSIA. The first issue of L'OFFICIEL Malaysia will be out on all newsstands in September 2015.

Having worked with many of the world’s top fashion designers and models, Heart Media today announces that Monica Mong will take the helm of the much anticipated L’OFFICIEL Malaysia.

A graduate from Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Bachelor of Communication program with a major in journalism, Monica Mong first cut her teeth as a writer for two years at Cittá Bella, before moving to VMAGAZINE Malaysia where she spent three years as a fashion writer and a fashion stylist. In the last seven years, Monica Mong has since honed her eye for fashion during her time as the Fashion Director for NUYOU Malaysia.

I am thrilled and excited about the launch of L’OFFICIEL Malaysia. My take on the magazine will be an homage to the world it represented to me in my youth, and to the idea of dream living created by the fashion magazines, which pretty much will capture the L’OFFICIEL aesthetic - dare to be different.”, comments Monica Mong about her new role as Managing Editor, and her plans on the creative and editorial direction of L’OFFICIEL Malaysia.

Known for its sophisticated covers, stylistic fashion spreads and witty reportage, L’OFFICIEL is recognized as the authority on luxury fashion all across the world. First published in 1921 in Paris by the Jalou Media Group, L’OFFICIEL Malaysia will debut its launch issue in September under the direction of Asia’s Fastest Rising Media Publishing house – Heart Media.

CEO and Publisher of Heart Media, Olivier Burlot adds, “L’OFFICIEL has through the last 90 years always stayed true to its DNA, in bringing readers the latest in fashion, uniquely presented through its edgy and stylistic fashion spreads. With her years of professional experience and rapport with the fashion community in Malaysia, we are delighted to welcome on-board Monica Mong, who we believe through her direction and leadership will establish L’OFFICIEL Malaysia as the authority on fashion in Malaysia. ”

L’OFFICIEL Malaysia will be published ten times a year from September 2015, with a combined bi-monthly issue in June-July, and Dec-Jan, and will contain a strong focus on fashion news from the major fashion weeks around the world, with the sophisticated Malaysian female reader in mind. A digital edition of L’OFFICIEL Malaysia will also be available for download via Magzter on both the Apple and Google Play store and newsstands.

Alongside the much anticipated launch of L’OFFICIEL in Malaysia, a dedicated online platform, www.LOFFICIELMalaysia.com will also be unveiled. www.LOFFICIELMalaysia.com will provide readers with multiple relevant fashion and luxury lifestyle stories daily, from around the region and beyond. The official Facebook page, www.facebookcom/LOfficielMalaysia will also share posts from LOFFICIELMalaysia.com, inviting readers to have their say, and/or share with their friends. A team of seasoned online writers will also be actively sharing on-the-go highlights from fashion and luxury lifestyle events taking place in Malaysia, as well as internationally, on both the L’OFFICIEL Malaysia Facebook page, and on Instagram (@LOFFICIELMalaysia).


L'OFFICIEL magazine has been published in Paris since 1921. L'OFFICIEL has also launched the careers of some of the most celebrated designers of today, including Pierre Balmain, Cristobal Balenciaga, Christian Dior, and Yves St. Laurent. This has since led to the magazine becoming recognized as "The Bible of Fashion and of High Society". L’Officiel is today the essential fashion and beauty read for the chic, successful, affluent and independent woman. L’OFFICIEL has today, 30 international editions worldwide and is targeted at upper-income, educated women aged 25 to 45. The magazine is a key reference in the fashion world, with a strong focus on fashion, beauty, watches, jewellery and art editorial content.

About Heart Media

Heart Media, the publisher of L’OFFICIEL Malaysia, L’OFFICIEL Singapore, MEN’S FOLIO, PALACE, ART REPUBLIK, WOW, WOW Jewellery, L’OFFICIEL HOMMES Singapore, FORM and ROOM magazines, is committed to publishing market leading magazines and digital media which connect with the region’s affluent and brand-conscious consumers through their chosen lifestyle activities. Heart Media’s titles have established solid reputations in their respective sectors with illustrious track records. Each one has built a strong market presence across Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

With a vision to strengthen its regional growth and offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Heart Media is regarded as one of Asia's fastest growing media and publishing houses.

For more information, please visit: www.heart-media.com .

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