Kirstie Clements; Edwina McCann
Yesterday the editorial musical chairs that we have witnessed in Europe and America moved to Australia. The Sydney Herald Tribune made a shocking announcement that Kirstie Clements has been fired from her role as editor-in-chief of Vogue Australia and is being replaced by rival Harper's Bazaar editor, Edwina McCann.
According to the title, Clements was one of three senior executives that have got the axe since Nicole Sheffield joined NewsLifeMedia, Vogue's parent company controlled by Rupert Murdoch, and from the look of things, the decision was far from amicable. Clements were reportedly escorted out of the Vogue officers and has her phone confiscated too. While Clements it said to have been ignorant about the plans to oust her, reports allege that she had an incline that something was afoot so has been contacting brands about consulting.
'I started my career at Vogue and I am very excited about returning to work for the world's most powerful fashion media brand,' McCann said in a statement. 'The opportunities for this formidable brand online and in a social media landscape are endless and our future is very bright indeed.' She will begin in her new role in July.