The first major masthead change occurred last month, when creative director Andrea Linett resigned. Most recently, Alexis Bryan Morgan, Elle’s fashion director for just under a year, was hired as Lucky’s new executive fashion director. “She’s got a great sense of style and she fits perfectly with the path I’m setting here at Lucky,” EIC Brandon Holley told WWD. Hope Greenberg, formerly Lucky’s fashion director, has left the magazine and been replaced by former market director Anne Kwon Keane.
Managing editor Regan Solmo left Lucky and was replaced by Faye Chiu Mosley, formerly Solmo’s assistant managing editor. Stephanie Trong, former editorial director at Gilt Groupe, will also join Lucky as deputy editor. Laura Morgan, formerly a contributing features editor at Harper’s Bazaar, will be the mag’s new special projects director. Finally, Maura Randall, who worked with Brandon at Yahoo Shine, will be online director of Luckymag.com.
Also at Condé, Nathalie Kirsheh is moving from W, where she was art director, to Details where she will be design director. W is also saying goodbye to managing editor Lawrence Karol, who Stefano Tonchi hired only six months ago. Lawrence has been hired as managing editor of Architectural Digest. Tonchi found a replacement in Lucky’s former managing editor Regan Solmo.
Condé Nast Traveler recently welcomed Jim Baker, formerly development editor of Time Inc.’s lifestyle division, as its new executive editor. Meanwhile, the mag’s longtime design director Robert Best has left.
Elle’s former fashion news editor Alexa Brazilian has left to join The Wall Street Journal’s Off Duty section. Alexa has been replaced by Nick Axelrod, formerly of WWD. Town & Country has tapped two new editors: Michael Callahan from Philadelpia will be deputy editor, while House Beautiful’s Whitney Robinson will be senior editor.
And finally, Lea Goldman has been promoted from features editor to deputy editor at Marie Claire.