NEW YORK — Ending months of speculation about who would take the helm of Meredith Corp.’s flagship title, Ladies’ Home Journal, the company tapped Diane Salvatore as the magazine’s new editor in chief on Wednesday.
NEW YORK — Ending months of speculation about who would take the helm of Meredith Corp.’s flagship title, Ladies’ Home Journal, the company tapped Diane Salvatore as the magazine’s new editor in chief on Wednesday. This confirms a report in WWD July 10."What I want to do," said Salvatore, 41, "is bolster and revitalize the magazine’s core values, which are home and family and make sure it works with old and new readers." Salvatore was poached from Hearst, where she was director of editorial operations for the company’s 15 titles. Her successor at Hearst hasn’t been named yet.She succeeds Myrna Blyth, who was editor in chief of LHJ until March, when she ceded her title to become LHJ’s editorial director. Blyth, currently the editorial director of More magazine and of new product development at Meredith, will no longer serve as LHJ’s editorial director.Prior to Hearst, Salvatore was editor in chief of YM from 1998 to 2000, when she was abruptly replaced by Annemarie Iverson, who then went on to become editor in chief of Seventeen.When asked whether her appointment reflected a decision to make the magazine more youthful, Salvatore said,"There are landscapes and territories that are interesting to women whether they are 15 or 50. One thing they do have in common is that women are lookers today before they are readers, and it is crucial to have a magazine that is visually compelling."Salvatore faces an uphill battle at LHJ, whose rate base is 4.1 million. For the last six months of 2001, newsstand sales plummeted 12.4 percent to 367,667 from the prior year, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. In contrast, its biggest competitor, Good Housekeeping, with a rate base of 4.5 million, held steady in the second half of 2001, with flat newsstand sales of 1 million.
“I grew up in New York but I hadn’t really experienced the city in any type of touristy way…This was probably the first museum I really explored and took the time to see,” said @haileybaldwin of the @whitneymuseum. On Tuesday night, Baldwin was joined by Jemima Kirke and more at the annual Whitney Museum Gala and Studio Party, which honored Lorna Simpson, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and Beth Rudin DeWoody. See more photos on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
Displayed starting this week at the @fashiontextilemuseum: An exhibition on designer @orlakiely titled “Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern,” which spans two decades and contains more than 150 pieces. “I want people to come away loving pattern and print. It’s something that makes you feel so good,” said the designer during a preview of the exhibit. Also on show are mood boards, samples, sketches and more. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Dan Doperalski)