Confused by the major shakeups in fashion publishing? We’ve put together a handy guide–to be updated weekly, or every two weeks, depending on movement–to help you find your way.
As we’re sure you all know, Sally Singer left Vogue to become Editor-in-Chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine and Stefano Tonchi left T to become Editor-in-Chief of W. Florence Kane, formerly a fashion writer at Vogue, has been named senior editor at C California Style Magazine and Patrick O’Connell, formerly Vogue’s director of communications, has left the company. Anne Christensen left her position as T’s fashion director and it will be interesting to see how she is replaced. Bee-Shyuan Chang left T to go to Stylecaster.
W has lost Treena Lombardo (market director), Brooke Magnaghi (accessories and jewelry director), Dana Wood (senior fashion features editor), Julie Belcove (debuty editor) and Lauren Kill (asst. editorial manager). Beitressa Mandlebaum (accessories market editor) left W to become Eddie Borgo’s studio director. Ted Moncreiff has left Newsweek to join the magazine as executive editor. Jody Quon left New York to become W’s creative director. Former Times writer and M.I.A.-challenger Lynn Hirschberg has also joined the magazine, as well as Karla Martinez formerly of Interview and, before that, T.
In the realm of women’s magazines, everyone went to Redbook. Meredith Rollins from Lucky is now executive editor. Jill Herzig from Glamour is now editor. Eve Bercovici is now executive beauty director (that’s on the advertising side).
Over here on the internet, everyone went to Elle.com, including Vogue’s Genevieve Bahrenurg, Interview.com’s Keith Pollock and Sydney Wasserman, Kat Thomsen from GQ.com and our very own Britt Aboutaleb from the website you’re currently reading. (We guess Olivia Palermo still needs a lot of help._ Anna Pezik left Elle.com to become fashion and beauty director at Hearst Magazines Digital Media.
Also, Danica Lo left the NY Post for Racked National and Sharon Clott left New York for the new MTV Style site. Ashley Halpern joined The Cut from Time Out. Nathan Cooper, formerly of C California Style Magazine took the biggest leap of all and became a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State. OK.
On the corporate side of things, David Carey went from Conde Nast group president to Hearst Corp Worldwide magazine division president and Conde Nast’s senior vice president Tom Florio has left the company.
There are also a lot of rumors floating around like: Vogue‘s Meredith Melling-Burke and Tabitha Simmons are going to T and Elle‘s Kate Lanphear is going to Glamour. (Although these have not been confirmed by our sources.)
We suspect this is not the end of Editorial Musical Chairs and especially anticipate more shuffling at Vogue and T. Definitely stay tuned.