Carine Roitfeld has made no secret of the fact that she's working on her own magazine. Last month she confirmed that her magazine will be released twice a year and will drop in September but not much has been said about who will be involved or how the magazine will look or what the editorial direction will be. Saying that Marie-Amerlie Sauve has been confirmed as being on board but beyond that, nobody else has been confirmed.
What we do know is that the rumours we reported last month about the magazine's publisher was correct. The media group that owns V magazine, V Man and Visionaire will publish Roitfeld's publication and as a result, it will based based in New York, which makes sense sense Roitfeld's pregnant daughter is based in the city.
Last week it was revealed that Style.com's Derek Blasberg - their very own man-about-town, who covers all the hippest parties - had been doing some 'consulting' with the agency that handled an Yves Saint Laurent event, and was reportedly asking for $2,500 characterised as an 'appearance fee'. It appears that it isn't only fees Derek charges for parties, as other exploits the writer has allegedly been making have come to surface.
Several sources have confirmed that Blasberg took an indulgent - and free - trip to Cole Haan in Rockefeller Centre last month, going home with over half a dozen pairs of free shoes after which he tweeted "Here is something I didn't think I'd ever say: I am in LOVE with Cole Haan's shoes for men. Truly. I blame @The Selby". Shame he forgot to mention that the shoes were free, which if true could land the renowned writer in some trouble, as the Federal Trade Commission rules that all bloggers must disclose when goods or services they write about are provided free of charge, or face legal action.
Did you think Mary-Kate was the only Olsen who could go edgy? Think again! Ashley's revealed a new look for V Man, and by that, we mean she's donned a brunette wig.
In other news, Ashley reveals in her interview that she'd rather work in fashion than acting, and that a good piece of menswear for The Row should be something she'd want to "take off" a man and put on herself. Aha.