When Essence--a magazine that targets black women--hired Ellianna Placas--a white woman--back in the summer of 2010 to be its fashion director, people
This week in Editorial Musical Chairs, two former T employees found new jobs. Bifen Xu, formerly T's associate fashion editor, has been named fashion editor at New York Magazine. T's former fashion market editor Melissa Ventosa Martin is now style director at Glamour. Town & Country snapped up W's Jamie Rosen to fill Janet Carlson's position as beauty director. Town & Country's former beauty and health editor (which is different from beauty director) Nina Judar was named Good Housekeeping's beauty director. WSJ's new EIC Deborah Needleman brought on another former Domino staffer--Lauren Goodman--to consult on fashion coverage for the Wall Street Journal's new lifestyle section. Ben Reardon, former editor of i-D has been named editor of British GQ Style. He has been replaced by former deputy editor Holly Shackelton.