The duo's new consulting firm is officially open for business.
Aspiring Vogue-ers take note: There's about to be a lot of room at the top of the glossy's masthead. Two top editors, senior market editor Meredith Melling Burke and bookings editor Valerie Boster, are both leaving the magazine to start a mysterious new venture together, WWD is reporting.
As you're probably aware, yesterday was Mother's Day (if not, the person who gave birth to you is pissed!). And as it turns out, famous people have moms, too.
The Fashionista team kicked off NYFW Day 1 by taking in shows from Katie Gallagher, Creatures of the Wind, and 10 Crosby Derek Lam among others. In the process, we ran into living disco ball ADR at her H&M collab launch and the equally glittery Man Repeller. And some creative street style occasionally distracted us from the runways.
It's baaaack. Like it or not, Fashion's Night Out keeps chugging along--and the official website for the globally expanding shopping extravaganza, no
A little birdie told us there will be some girly outfit coordination going on at this year's Costume Institute Gala, which is less than two weeks away. The Vogue-hosted event will celebrate the opening of "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" at the Met and we hear the hostesses--namely, Vogue editors, will be paying a little tribute to one of the exhibition's subjects by following a strict dress code: they all have to wear pink.
I received my February Vogue in the mail yesterday, and I've got to hand it to them, it was a fantastic issue. There were some lovely little tidbits in there that I'm happy to share: Meredith Melling Burke is no longer the editor of the Index pages. Fashion market editor Jessica Sailer has taken on the task of putting together those back pages. As the Index is one of my favorite sections in Vogue, I noticed that MMB's byline was missing in the January issue. This time around, AW announces in her editor's letter that Sailer is newly in charge. MMB seems to be focusing more on the web these days. We hear from the inside that she's the one everyone at Vogue.com is really reporting to, not Candy. In his profile of Proenza Schouler, fashion news director Mark Holgate says that the duo is about to sign a deal with Andrew Rosen, Theory CEO and Rag & Bone investor.
Meredith Melling Burke just got a promotion. But not at Vogue. No, she's still the market director at the world's most famous glossy. Instead, she's taking on a new role. At....drum roll...Vogue.com! Gasp! A print person doing work for the web? How shocking! Actually, it's smart. Very, very smart. And makes us wonder: Is Vogue savvier about this whole internet thing than we assumed? Burke is a fantastic market editor in a business where market editors are thought of as second in ranking to stylists (aka fashion editors). Along with her senior market editor role at the magazine, she's been promoted to fashion market director at Vogue.com. "Her task at the website will be to increase its fashion content," says WWD. Why is this so revolutionary? Because there is still a vast river between print and web staffs at most women's and fashion magazines.
It's easy to critique American Vogue, but there are things I really admire about the magazine. For instance, Meredith Melling Burke's Index pages. They accomplish what so many market pages don't--they tell a compelling story while also legitimately attempting to sell the reader on the items featured. In a recent issue--I think it was July--she offered up a pair of gorgeous red suede Sigerson Morrison kitten heels. They were immediately added to my list of fall Needs. Problem is, they didn't get produced.
Fashion's Night Out is a little more than a month away and more details are being revealed around the world as the night gets closer. For one, Hamish Bowles and Lauren Santo-Domingo will not be the only Vogue editors to appear on the September 20 FNO-themed Gossip Girl episode. Vogue market editor Meredith Melling-Burke will also make an appearance and we hear she's wearing Chloe. In other news, Payless is offering Facebook fans a chance to win a 5-day trip to NYC for Fashion's Night Out. The "All Fashion Pass" will include access to the Vogue fashion show and a meet and greet with Payless designers Christian Siriano, Patricia Field, Lela Rose and Isabel Toledo. This actually sounds really cool. From NYC to Australia, Chanel to Billy Reid, we've got the scoop on even more major FNO events you won't want to miss.
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