Just when we thought that the editorial musical chairs had ended, it is now showing no sign of slowing down. Alex White recently left W magazine as fashion director and has since been replaced by Edward Enninful who has also be replaced in his role as fashion director at i-D by Charlotte Stockdale and now reports allege that Glenda Bailey may be on her way out at Harper's Bazaar.
Carol Smith, the former publisher of ELLE, has moved to the magazine to take her role as the new VP, publisher and chief revenue officer. Considering her short stint at Bon Appétit, sources predict that Smith will want to prove herself and stamp her authority particularly with magazines like Harper's who experienced a 5.4% decrease in ad pages and circulation numbers in the first half of 2011. Many are blaming Bailey for the magazine's poor performance this year. However, a source at the magazine told WWD that: “Glenda rumors come all the time, it’s just like the boy who cries wolf. For the past two years, there have been Glenda rumors,” and besides, a source at Hearst revealed that at least for the time being, “Glenda and Carol seem to be speaking the same language.”
Two months ago Giovanna Battaglia finally made the big move from Milan to New York to start her role as a freelance style for W magazine after being hired by her longtime friend, Stefano Tonchi. With that in mind, it was only a matter of time before she spoke out about the big move and of course, what's happened to her expansive collection of designer pieces since making the move.
Alex White's departure from W after 16 years at the magazine sent shockwaves when the new was announced last week. But as we all know, Stefano Tonchi has hired a great replacement in Vogue contributor and i-D fashion director, Edward Enninful.
Style.com managed to secure an interview with the stylist to discuss what we can expect from him, what designers he will shoot and his thoughts on W's contribution to fashion.
Anna Wintour should have something to smile about. For the first quarter of 2011, Voguecounted the most ad pages, 621, among the big fashion glossies, according to WWD. That's a 10-percent increase from the title's ad pages for the same time last year. Elle came in second, with 520 pages and a marked 14.9-percent bump froma year ago. W, now under the leadership of Stefano Tonchi, increased its numbers by almost 6 percent for a total of 265 ad pages. That said, it's not recorded how much each mag charges per page, so it's unclear which publication is actually netting the most from those campaigns. And without tallying online advertising? The numbers get fuzzier still.
If recent reports are anything to go by, Garance Doré isn't the only woman moving across the pond to be with her loved one. Giovanna Battaglia, who has styled for magazines like Vogue Paris and Vogue Italia, has decided to move to New York in order to be closer to partner Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld. But don't be fooled - it's not just love that's caused the move. Sources claim that the Italian has secured a place at W but whether she'll join the magazine on a full time basis or will simply freelance is still unclear.
In last week's episode of 'Kourtney and Kim Take New York' we all found out about the drama that occured over Kim's nude editorial and cover for W. In the episode she explained that she felt misled by the publication who allegedly led her to believe that her private areas would be covered by art.
"Oh my God, I'm more naked that I was in Playboy. I'm so mad right now. [The magazine] promised I would be covered with artwork — you can see the nipples!" she told her sisters on the show. "The whole concept was sold to me that nothing would be seen," she continued. "I feel so taken advantage of ... I've definitely learned my lesson. I'm never taking my clothes off again, even if it's for Vogue."
Uggs were my guilty pleasure until I was on a flight to London and the airline staff said, ‘We’re all so excited to see what shoes you’re wearing!’ I had Uggs on. So now we’ve done a collaboration where I took traditional Uggs and decorated them with the DNA of Jimmy Choo — animal prints and studs
As we expected, Miranda Kerr is showing off her baby bump in Vogue Australia's January cover. Last month, rumours began speculating that she would appear in the magazine with her bump, but contrary to rumours, the model has her clothes firmly on. In the magazine, the model reveals her six-month baby belly, which she showed off in all its glory in the latest issue of W.