From Conde to Hearst she goes. Carine Roitfeld–former Vogue Paris’ EIC, and current editrix of her own new mag CR Fashion Book (published by Visionaire)–has been named Global Fashion Director of Harper’s Bazaar.
So what does that mean?
Helen Gurley Brown, considered a legend and pioneer for her role as a longtime Cosmopolitan editor, author and feminist died this morning at the age of 90, according to a press release from Hearst. Brown was the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan from 1965 to 1997, and remained at Hearst as the international editor of Read more →
It’s safe to say the magazine industry has had some ups and downs this year, as we reported yesterday, with more downs than publishers like Conde Nast and Hearst would probably like. Today, WWD took a closer look at what specifically may have contributed to those ups and downs for glossies like Vogue and Allure, Read more →
Remember that scene in The September Issue when then-Vogue publisher Tom Florio excitedly revealed to a room full of press that the September 2007 pre-crash Vogue would be the magazine’s largest issue ever? Well that record (the tome was 840 pages) will be broken come September. According to a spokesperson, this September’s Lady Gaga-covered Vogue Read more →
While print publishing’s had a tough time in the states and in many parts of the world over the past few years, the magazine industry in China is apparently booming. As we already know, China has become a huge market for luxury fashion, but not everyone is just buying the clothes. According to a piece in the Times this past weekend, young Chinese women are spending huge chunks of their incomes on Chinese versions of Western fashion glossies such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, etc. They’re obsessed. And Western publishing houses like Hearst are making bank.
Fashion labels are putting even more money into advertising in China than in the states and these glossies practically have more ad pages than they know what to do with. Both Cosmopolitan and Elle have to publish twice monthly over there because one would be too thick to print and Vogue added four extra issues per year. So, is this it? Is China the antidote to print’s decline here in the west?
The thing is, these publishers’ ability to make money has little to do with their publications’ quality or popularity.
We alread know the covers, but how thick are this year’s all-important September issues going to be?
Pretty thick. Just when we thought print was dying, magazines are seeing an increase in ad pages, especially in fashion and beauty. Things are looking particularly good for Hearst, whose relatively recent acquisition, Elle, will debut Hearst’s largest September issue of all time. The fashion title will have 400 ad pages (annoying for us, but good for publishing!), up 14% from last year.
Clearly Elle‘s doing well over at Hearst–this news comes on the heels of four consecutive record-breaking issues in terms of ad pages. Fellow Hearst titles Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire were not exempt from the fashion and beauty ad page increase: the former increased by 16.6% to 360 pages, while the latter went up 23% to 237 pages. It’s Marie Claire’s largest issue ever.
Friday the 13th has come and gone, so are you feeling lucky again? If so, head over to our careers page, where there are dozens of amazing opportunities!
This week, we’re bringing you some really exciting choices! Hearst Magazines is looking for fashion interns to start ASAP. Princess Kate-approved British brand L.K. Bennett is hiring at locations across the US. Luxury brand VBH is looking for multi-tasking interns with interests in PR, Wholesale, Managerial, and/or accounting.
It all sounds pretty great right? That’s the kind of stuff we have to offer you every day at our careers page!
Earth Day is next Sunday and while fashion isn’t exactly the most environmentally responsible industry, one simple way to keep your fashion obsession eco-friendly is to cut out magazines. Don’t freak out–there’s no need to give them up entirely–just the physical paper versions. Nowadays, as just about everything shifts to online, most magazines offer some Read more →
Your favorite magazine features might soon become digital television shows if YouTube’s latest expansion plan takes off. According to AdWeek, a new YouTube channel called Hello Style is set to launch April 15 and will feature high-quality television content from Hearst‘s lady publications: Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Harper’s Bazaar. (What about Elle?) In addition to providing the platform, YouTube also provided money–a lot of it.
Most of what we know about the nature of fashion internships comes from our own experiences, friends’ experiences, articles like these and unrealistic portrayals on shows like The Hills and Gossip Girl. However, there are other resources that we didn’t know existed until recently–websites where people can go to anonymously rate and/or review their internship experiences. They’re sort of like RateMyProfessor, but for internships.
Unfortunately, there isn’t one that’s overwhelmingly comprehensive, but after perusing a few, we found some good (or really bad depending on how you look at it) evaluations of internships at companies like Condé Nast, Hearst, PR Consulting and more.
Most (not all) of them are negative and filled with horror stories–mainly because people seem more interested in writing negative things on the internet than positive ones. We’re sure plenty of people had positive experiences at these companies as well. Regardless, many of them do offer good insight into what people do during fashion internships. Read and learn.