REILLY RETURNS: Patrick Reilly, retail reporter for the Wall Street Journal, will leave behind Macy's, Federated and the like to return to his previous beat at the paper: publishing. He will cover newspapers,...
REILLY RETURNS: Patrick Reilly, retail reporter for the Wall Street Journal, will leave behind Macy's, Federated and the like to return to his previous beat at the paper: publishing. He will cover newspapers, magazines and books, effective early August. Reilly will replace Meg Cox, who is expecting a baby in December and is leaving the newspaper. Cox, who's been with the Journal 17 years, plans to freelance. Reilly took over the retail beat last year. His successor hasn't been named yet.
BIRTHDAY BASH: The fashion/media axis was out in full force Wednesday night when Anna Wintour threw a birthday dinner at her townhouse for MTV's Gabe Doppelt and Vogue editor William Norwich. Among the celebrants: Barry Diller, Tina Brown, Calvin Klein, Ingrid Sischy, James Truman, John Bartlett, Victor Alfaro, Monica Lynch, Iman, Blaine Trump, Steven Meisel, Naomi Campbell, Ian and Rita Schrager, Katie Ford and Andre Balasz, Elizabeth Saltzman, Todd Oldham, Isaac Mizrahi and about 50 absolutely fabulous others.
GILES CHANGES POST: Sarah Giles, the European editor of Vanity Fair, is leaving her post. She'll become a contributing editor to the magazine.
VIBE NAMES FASHION DIRECTOR: Kevin Stewart has been named to the new post of fashion director at Vibe. He was most recently market editor of Details.
NOT MUCH TO TELL: Tell, the Hachette Filipacchi teen magazine produced with the NBC-TV Network, which published quarterly, will become an annual, publishing each September. The magazine was launched in October 1993 and so far has come out with three issues. "We've decided to reduce Tell's frequency because the cost of entry into the already crowded teen marketplace had increased with the debut of such titles as Quake and Mouth2Mouth," said David Pecker, president and chief executive officer of Hachette.
WORLD CUP GIANNI: There won't be any bigger media event for the Italians Sunday night than the final match of World Cup Soccer between Italy and Brazil. And even though he'll be in Paris, Gianni Versace won't miss it. The designer's couture show is scheduled for 8:30 p.m., an hour before the game, and will be followed by his traditional post-show party at the Ritz--that's where Versace will have TVs set up airing the big game.LOOK LIKE A MODEL? Ultimatesource, an on-line computer database, gives aspiring models a chance to be seen by modeling and talent agencies. A division of IPEX Inc., Ultimatesource was developed in cooperation with GE Information Services. For a $195 annual fee, aspiring models can submit three photos, and their personal statistics. Within days, these photos can be accessed, via computer, by talent scouts. This month, 25 modeling and talent agencies will have the system in place--at no cost to them.
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye