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.
Breaking: @cushnieetochs’ co-founders @carlycushnie and @ochsmichelle are parting ways. After a 10-year run, Ochs is leaving the brand. Get the full story on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
@maybelline’s Kanako Takase had snow bunnies in mind when creating the beauty look for @philipppleininternational. Playing off of the bedazzled snowboards in the collection, Takase mixed two highlighters together for a luminous sheen. #wwdbeauty #nyfw (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
“There’s a huge gap between the old way of doing things and today. It takes the youth to help evolve that. You have to count on the kids today to help lead you into the future. A lot of these retailers are stuck in the past. Communication is the biggest thing,” said @ronniefieg of @kith on the youth’s role in retail. On Monday night, Jeff Staple moderated a keynote session with Fieg and @syresmith at Assembly - a series of workshops, talks and keynotes addressing topics or issues in the apparel industry. Head to WWD.com to read more advice from Fieg and what Smith thinks of his dad @willsmith’s Instagram account and sustainability (📷: @weston.wells)
@joansmalls closed the @michaelkors fall 2018 show in black sequined pants and a varsity T printed with 19 on the front and 81 on the back. 1981 – the year Kors went into business. #wwdfashion #nfyw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“You think your life is going to be a certain way, and nothing you thought would happen ends up happening. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be designing clothes and working with Mickey Drexler, and building something I’m deeply proud of,” said Jenna Lyons. Nine months after leaving @jcrew, Lyons is exploring the meaning of happiness. Read the interview, where Lyons talks about reinvention and more on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Farrell) #jennalyons #jcrew