Today is sadly Sally Singer last day at T after she announced that she was departing from the magazine earlier on this week. Since the news broke, there hasn't been any word on why she's leaving the title after less than two years despite the speculation that she was ousted after bad ad and circulation numbers. As fashion doesn't wait around for anyone, people are already talking about who should replace and yesterday WWD threw some names into the hat.
The biggest contender for the role so far seems to be Deborah Needleman. WSJ. magazine has done really well under her leadership leading many to believe that she could achieve the same results at T but by the sounds of things, a move doesn't look likely. Insiders don't believe she would walk away from her current role and in a statement she said, 'I love my job. I'm focusing on our fall-winter issues right now from the Midwest.' Make of that what you will by I'm not convinced she'll walk away from the hard work she's put in for the title already.
I put all of me into my work. This is all I have: I don't have kids; I don't have a family that I created. But I feel that every day I create a new family. My life in that sense is complete. I find excitement at work; I don't need anything afterwards. At 10 o'clock at night, all I want to do is come home and watch Kim Kardashian get a haircut — it's like a vacation, you don't have to think.
These days, models seem to have disposable careers, which is sad. Often girls are big for only one or two seasons. It's no longer the age of the supermodel, where girls are groomed for success. These days, they are here one moment and gone the next. I am aware that I have a responsibility within the industry, and I often like the idea of using somewhat older models within the campaigns. The Nina Ricci silhouette suits lots of body shapes, and I like to work with a lot of stretch fabrics which work with the body.
I would have very dumb answers because I didn't have anything to say. Not that I'm smarter with my answers now, but at least my vision of fashion has changed—it's actually an art, what designers do with the shape of the body.
When news broke recently that Marion Cotillard would cover US Vogue's August issue, I wasn't excited. While the Oscar-winning actress has had some strong red carpet moments over the years, her style tends to be a bit hit and miss and her magazine are often unmemorable. Her latest cover for Wall Street Journal, though, suggests that things are changing.
The actress, who is about to go on tour to promote her new movie 'The Dark Knight Rises, looks enchanting in the Josh Olins-lensed shoot in what is by far the strongest shoot we've ever seen her in. If this is anything to go by, her Vogue spread she be a good one too.
I'm a fan of just about all of the Style.com writers but Meenal Mistry has always been one that I've held a particular affection for. This week the former assistant to Joe Zee has been announced as the new fashion director of The Wall Journal's Off Duty section.
Mistry's replaces Alexa Brazillian who is moving to a new role as the weekend paper's editor-at-large and is relocating to London. Before the big appointment, Mistry had been freelancing for the publication as their acting fashion features director.
Her strong fashion grounding makes her the perfect choice for the role. Anyone familiar with her path will know that she landed the position as the assistant accessories editor at Harper's Bazaar straight after graduating from the University of Michigan and has since srved as the fashion director at W and fashion news editor at WWD, along with her Style.com role.
Style for me is a casual way of putting something on. It’s not thought out but needs to suit your way of life. Now I like wearing the same sweater over and over again, then taking it off when it’s smelly.
Stila, the indie makeup brand dutifully supplying its followers with powders and polishes since 1994, has had a rough go lately. It was rumoured to be ready for bankruptcy. Its site says, "We're doing some routine maintenance, but we'll be back soon!" and warns that orders made on certain days might be cancelled. But now, reports WSJ, a New York firm called Patriarch Partners have acquired the business and, assumably, saved it from the brink.
Breathe a collective sigh of relief through your glazed-over lips.