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.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)