Rachel Roy and Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig have partnered up with US InStyle as columnists in the past and now Tory Burch is following suit. Today WWD confirmed that the designer's first monthly advice column appears in the magazine's June issue, which is set to hit newsstands next week.
Like her predecessors, Burch will take over the 'Ask a Designer' section answering three style questions from readers, one of which was from a 35 year-old mother of looking for a timeless bag. At present the magazine has not confirmed how long her column will run from but what a spokesperson did confirm is that she will also contribute to their Pinterest page.
Magazine's haven't been too lucky when it comes to their celebrity cover stories recently. Back in December US Marie Claire released their Kim Kardashian cover, where she spoke about the strength of her marriage, after the news of her divorce was announced and now, InStyle UK are in a similar situation.
In their March issue, which is out now, cover star Heidi Klum talks to the magazine about why her marriage continues to work. " “I don’t know why we work, my husband and I ... We just do," she explained. But of course, this comes a week after the couple confirmed their separation. While this is problematic for the magazine, it could always be worse just ask Kohl. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony confirmed their divorce just after agreeing to design a joing collection for them.
Last year was a hard one for magazines. Ad sales got a real hit, circulation numbers continued to dwindle and the industry continued to be affected by the precarious state of the global economy. At the start of the new year editors were hoping that 2012 would bring good news and based on the figures of the latest March issues, it has.
Most magazines have experienced an increase in ad-pages and Vogue continue to lead the pack. The magazine's March issue had 442 ad pages which is up by 16 pages on the same issue last year. InStyle is up 39 pages and 13 percent from last year while Elle received one of the lowest increases compared to the rest with only a 2 percent rise. “We’re up, we’re pleased, but it’s never good enough for me,” Kevin O’Malley, publisher at the magazine, told WWD. “The key drivers are luxury and prestige. As I’m looking deeper into this year, I see growth in American fashion and more on the European side. And I see growth in automotive — Buick, Infiniti and Acura.”
Michelle Williams and Jessica Szohr turned up to the InStyle Golden Globes event in completely different outfits. Williams was perfection in this white Versace dress with satin ivory open toe heels; while Szohr followed her bohemian instinct with these wide leg trousers and relaxed feminine sheer button down.
We've only got over a week to go before the September covers hit newsstands so with that in mind, let's have a look back at the big September covers from last season. Katy Perry covered Glamour UK, Kate Moss covered Vogue UK and Hallee Berry bagged the big American Vogue cover.
Kate Middleton isn't the only person in the family making an impact on retail sales. In Style recently reported that after Pippa Middleton was snapped wearing this red NW3 by Hobbs dress to Wimbledon this week, it has already sold out online but don't dispair. Like Reiss, we're sure that Hobbs will be replenishing stock quickly to capitalise on the demand