New York fashion insiders have a reliable stable of crushes: Alber Elbaz, the brilliant Lanvin designer who resembles a talking teddy bear; Kate Bosworth, the slightly too-thin but always charming actress (whom Vogue‚Äôs Sally Singer calls a ‚Äúmuse‚Äù), and Kate Lanphear, the spunky, punky Senior Fashion Editor at Elle, whose winning tough-girl outfits are the envy of pretty much everyone. But it turns out the American fashion pack aren‚Äôt the only ones with a crush ‚Äì Kate‚Äôs got a following in Japan, too. ‚ÄúTiffany‚Äôs is flying her out to Tokyo for an autograph session,‚Äù reports a fellow editor. ‚ÄúShe‚Äôs as popular as Ashley Olsen out there.‚Äù Ooooh, Kate's cooler than the Olsen's - there's something we already kinda knew. One more thing: Perhaps Kate will have her own jewelry collection eventually?
Former Elle Accessories Editors Launch Editorialist
Back in December, we caught wind of a new magazine called Editorialist scheduled to launch this spring, and learned that some Elle staffers were rumored to be involved. While we were wrong (sort of) about Kate Lanphear's involvement (she went to T), two other former Elle staffers are indeed behind it.