Last week, in between all the fashion week madness, we headed over to Indochine to celebrate The Daily's tenth anniversary. We managed to get a few moments with woman of the hour, The Daily's founding editor Brandusa Niro, to chat about making it to ten years, where the magazine is going next, and how the whole Vogue drag routine came about.
As Fashionista first reported in November, IMG is selling fashion trade publication The Daily to Brandusa Niro, its editor. Niro told Forbes that she owns a "controlling interest" in the magazine and website, but that its editors and writers will still benefit from the resources--aka good tickets to all the big shows--that IMG has supplied them with in the past. Forbes also asked Niro what she thought about Rupert Murdoch's The Daily, that iPad-only daily newspaper. (Apparently there's been a little legal battle between Murdoch's News Corp. and IMG regarding trademarks on the name.) Niro said that she had no comment on what she planned to about the situation, if anything at all.
Here's something to shock you out of your Friday afternoon slump. We hear that IMG is selling New York Fashion Week newspaper The Daily, according to a source close to the situation. The likely buyer? Editor-in-Chief Brandusa Niro, who founded the publication in 2003. This development follows the news that Valentine Uhovski, Emily Gyben, and Emily Popp--all longtime reporters at the pub--have left. Guillaume Bruneau, who was most recently an art director at Elle, and Eddie Roche, a former producer with Alley Cat Group, have joined as art director and senior editor, respectively. In late October, The Daily struck a deal with AM NewYork--a free morning newspaper that's circulated throughout New York City--to distribute an insert, called The Daily Chic Report. In an email to Fashionista, an IMG spokesperson said: "We decline to comment on rumor and speculation."