Former Vogue senior accessories editor Filipa Fino has been getting a decent amount of attention since WWD announced her departure from the magazine on Monday. The little blurb WWD included about Fino’s alleged “inappropriate behavior” that was subsequently taken out was what really got bloggers talking. In case you were wondering how Filipa feels about all this attention, she loves it! And she’s so excited to be freed from the clutches of Vogue so she can do her own thing. At around 7pm last night she tweeted:
Can’t believe attn I’m getting! lol After 11 years I’m flying solo. So excited abt new co FFConsulting. Stay tuned. More to come.
Filipa, who is going to have to change her Twitter handle (@FFVogue), didn’t waste any time before announcing a new, albeit predictable, venture: consulting. Her husband, restauranteur Stratis Morfogen also has Twitter and offered his support for his “wifey”:
Congratulating my wifey @FFVogue on her new co & clients… Filipa Fino Consulting!
She’s also appearing in some documentary about women and their relationships with shoes called God Save My Shoes. People ranging from Christian Louboutin to Kelly Rowland also appear in the trailer, which you can watch here.
Update: Fino talked to the Post about her exit from Vogue and rumors that she stole samples and was being paid to consult for fashion brands while still at Vogue. She denied the rumors, saying “I got a lot of offers prior to this to consult. I never took them, because you’re not allowed to,” and, “I’ve never kept anything that wasn’t gifted to me.”
That explains how Fino already has clients for her consulting company. According to the post, she is also planning to launch an accessories blog. Filipa would not confirm whether or not she was fired, saying “Those are all rumors.”