Yesterday, WWD reported that Anamaria Wilson, the fashion features director at Harper’s Bazaar, would be leaving her post at the magazine to join Michael Kors as senior vice president of global corporate communications. Wilson is something of a veteran in the publishing industry, building her career over the past twenty years at such prestigious titles as WWD, W Magazine and, of course, Harper's Bazaar, so her recent move to Kors is somewhat unexpected--and it's definitely a change of pace. But Wilson isn't alone: Several big-name editors have recently made the jump from editorial to brands. NYLON's Faran Krentcil is now at Clarins and Shopbop; New York Mag's Jenny Kang is now at J. Crew; GQ's Sean Hotchkiss is also now at J.Crew; Glamour's Jenny Feldman is now at Amazon; Lucky's Jen Ford is now at Kate Spade; Marie Claire's Taylor Tomasi Hill is now at Moda Operandi; and the list goes on. So what's going on? Why are all these editorial-minded individuals leaving publishing to work for retail brands?
Change must be in the air--and we're not just talking the seasons. While summer is indeed coming to a close--so too are the tenures of several fashion
Tempted to go online just to browse after sharing a few bottles of wine with your girlfriends? Heed this tale from Lucky's Alex Kuczynski before you go near that mouse. BUI--Buying Under the Influence--is an affliction affecting, um, probably a lot of women. We don't really know how many women it affects, but some were willing to go on record to divulge their humiliating purchases. The author starts by recounting a conversation she had with a company that was trying to ship her hot dog toaster to someplace called New York, Idaho. Pesky confusing drop-down menu! And a hot dog toaster? Some things, like tattoos and hot dog toasters, always sound like a great idea after some wine. The above image shows what various Lucky editors bought when they were a little sloshed.