STYLE GUYS: Fresh off its big win at the National Magazine Awards last week, Esquire held a party at Hotel Gansevoort Wednesday to welcome Nick Sullivan, its new fashion director. “It’s been kind of a chaotic experience,” said Sullivan, who came over last month from British GQ, where he was associate editor. Joining him at Esquire will be Wendell Brown, former senior market editor at Harper’s Bazaar. Brown replaces Michael Kucmeroski, who left in April to go freelance. Sullivan said readers will start to see a slightly different approach to fashion beginning in the fall. “Our philosophy is about making stuff work for you within your life,” he said. “It’s not for guys who live for fashion.” — Jeff Bercovici
TYING THE KNOT: Every girl wants to have a fairy-tale wedding. But when you’re the new executive editor of The Knot, the multimedia bridal brand, it’s practically a job requirement. “It definitely puts a lot of pressure on to have a spectacular wedding that everyone will talk about,” said Rosie Amodio, who started two weeks ago. Amodio and her fiancé, a banker, will say their vows Oct. 2 in the U.N. Chapel, with a reception for 150 to follow in the delegates’ dining room. “We just loved the space and thought it would be so New York to get married at the U.N.,” she said. A veteran of Marie Claire and Maxim, Amodio is one of a flurry of new hires at The Knot, which publishes national and regional bridal magazines and operates the Web site TheKnot.com. Other newcomers include creative director Victoria Colby and online editor Liz Mackey. Amodio said her mandate is to punch up The Knot’s service quotient and develop a more distinctive editorial voice. “I think you’re going to see a change right away,” she said. — J.B.
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GLAMOUR’S GAL: William Wackerman, newly appointed vice president and publisher of Glamour, has made his first hire, naming Christine J. Pettrillo to the position of advertising director. Pettrillo was most recently ad director of Redbook, and has held the same post at Town & Country. Wackerman says she was hired to fill the vacancy created when Lee Slattery, Glamour’s former associate publisher, was named publisher of Golf for Women. “I’ve always admired Christine — how smart she was and how buttoned up she was,” he said. Glamour and Golf for Women are owned by Advance Publications Inc., parent of WWD. — J.B.