WWD broke the news yesterday that Vogue's senior accessories editor Filipa Fino suddenly left the magazine after 11 years with the company. The following statement was included in the trade publication's initial report, but has since been mysteriously removed: "Sources hinted that Fino’s departure could allegedly be tied to some inappropriate behavior on her part."
There may be some truth to that statement. Multiple sources within Conde Nast and beyond have relayed to us that Fino acted unprofessionally in regards to the fashion closet and expenses.
No word yet on who will replace Fino. We reached out to Conde Nast for additional comment, but they declined to elaborate. Fino's exit was only one of many recent shakeups within Conde Nast.
Coincidentally another of Conde Nast's senior editors was just axed--W's senior fashion market editor Carolyn Tate Angel. The decision was made by Edward Enniful, who, a little over a month ago, left his contributing stylist position at Vogue to join W as fashion and style director, replacing Alex White. According to WWD, Enniful "has a new direction for the title and wanted to make some changes to the masthead as a result."
The first of these changes came last week when Enniful brought on stylist Lori Goldstein as W's new style editor at large. W also recently brought on Alex Gonzalez as creative director--he came from AR New York, a creative agency. Claudia Mata from Town & Country also joined W recently as executive jewelry and accessories editor.
Longtime Vogue style director Alexandra Kotur left the glossy to join Town & Country as creative director. Editor and contributor Jemima Khan also left Vogue to become European editor-at-large at Vanity Fair. Meanwhile, Vogue gained Chloe Malle as its new social editor. She used to be a freelance writer for the Times' Style section.
Harper's Bazaar's senior accessories editor David Thielebeule left to join Allure as accessories director. He was replaced by Sam Broekema, who left another Conde publication--Vanity Fair--where he was a market editor.
British Vogue lost two top editors this month: fashion director Kate Phelan, who left to join Topshop as creative director, and creative director Robin Derrick.
Some other tidbits:
T lost two staffers: online director Horacio Silva and fashion director Michelle Kessler Sanders, who went on to become creative director at Vera Wang.
In Style lost accessories editor Sabrina Strelitz.
Jenny Kang left her fashion market editor position at Lucky to join StyleList.com as senior fashion editor.
Nylon fashion features editor Rajni Jacques left to join Glamour as fashion news editor.
Finally, Dhani Mau has been named assistant editor at Fashionista.com ;).
After a few months of relatively stable mastheads, there's been a lot of shuffling lately. We guess these things come in waves.