LADIES’ DAY: It’s shaping up to be a busy month at the women’s service magazines. Just days after House Beautiful and Rosie announced that they would bring in new editors, Ladies’ Home Journal is expected to announce its own...
LADIES’ DAY: It’s shaping up to be a busy month at the women’s service magazines. Just days after House Beautiful and Rosie announced that they would bringin new editors, Ladies’ Home Journal is expected to announce its own new editor in chief, possibly as soon as Wednesday. According to sources close to the company, editorial director Myrna Blyth is looking for an editor to take the reins at Meredith’s flagship publication. Among the candidates, Diane Salvatore, formerly editor in chief of YM, is said to be a top contender for the job. Salvatore could not be reached for comment.Another source confirmed Blyth’s search for a new editor in chief and said executives at Meredith had considered bringing in a celebrity à la Rosie, Martha, or Oprah to update the magazine. But as reports began to circulate that Rosie and O’s newsstand sales were plummeting and the Martha Stewart-ImClone scandal broke, the company began to reconsider. A third possibility — but one that also seemed to diminish — was hiring Bonnie Fuller, who had been working for Meredith on the test of its new home-style magazine, Living Room. In March, Fuller defected to Wenner Media, where she’s now editor in chief of Us Weekly. The editor in chief position at LHJ has been vacant since March, when Sarah Mahoney resigned. A spokeswoman declined comment on the job. Meanwhile, the company announced the promotions of Jeannine Shao Collins, currently vice president and publisher of Better Homes and Gardens to vice president and publisher for LHJ and More. Daniel Lagani, currently vice president and publisher of LHJ, will take over Collins’ duties at Better Homes and Gardens.
BRITNEY AT WAL-MART: Wal-Mart and Pepsi have teamed up to broadcast Britney Spears’ summer concert on Wal-Mart TV and in-store radio this summer. On July 27, Wal-Mart TV will broadcast one hour of Spears’ sold-out 2002 summer tour in more than 2,600 Wal-Mart stores around the country. The show will be presented at 7 p.m. in each time zone and can be viewed on any of Wal-Mart’s in-store TVs, or customers can listen to the concert in stores on Wal-Mart radio. Pepsi displays at Wal-Mart will promote the show.
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion
@longchamp, which marks its 70th anniversary this year, just opened its biggest U.S. store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. On the lower level there’s a floor-to-ceiling display of the brand’s iconic Le Pliage bag – in all of its different colors, shapes and sizes. Customers can also have their product personalized in-store by imprinting names, initials or emblems. #wwdfashion (📷: @ericmtownsend)
“Whenever I’m in that place of sound and music, I don’t have fear or nervousness…This album has a lot of themes of courage and boldness and I want to be the soundtrack for people’s lives. I’ll be so happy if [my songs] evoke strength in people, which I know music has done for me,” says @kimbramusic of her newest album “Primal Heart.” The New Zealand-born singer sat down with WWD to talk about her music, newest tour and connecting with hear fans — read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
Luxury handbag resale company @rebagofficial is planning to sell a rare collectible for $70,000: the @hermes White Crocodile Himalayan Birkin. The exclusive Birkin sold for about $100,000 in 2008, when @davidbeckham bought one for his wife @victoriabeckham to add to her collection. Read more about the rare Birkin on WWD.com #wwdaccessories
With her costume pearl necklace and what-you-see-is-what-you-get style, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was a straight-shooter from start to finish.
Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush served as the 37th first lady, as well as the country’s second lady from 1981 to 1989. In addition to being part of the longest presidential marriage — 73 years — Bush also had the unlikely distinction of having one son, George W., become the 43rd president and another son, Jeb, run unsuccessfully in 2016. Having served as second lady during the Reagan administration’s two terms and lived all over the world during her own husband’s ascending political career, Barbara Bush made it clear that literacy — not fashion — was her priority. Read more from Rosemary Feitelberg’s obituary on the late First Lady in WWD.com, link in bio. #barbarabush #wwdnews
Western and ’90s trends have influenced denim for fall 2018. Think raw, dark and coated jeans mixed with bold prints and tough leather. #trendtuesdays #wwdfashion (Styled by @thealexbadia;📷: @ryanplett)