NELSON'S MUM: Is she or isn't she? Asked if there's any truth to the rumor that she's headed to People as managing editor, Martha Nelson, managing editor of In Style told WWD, "No. No. When John Huey [editorial director at...
NELSON'S MUM: Is she or isn't she? Asked if there's any truth to the rumor that she's headed to People as managing editor, Martha Nelson, managing editor of In Style told WWD, "No. No. When John Huey [editorial director at Time Inc.] knows what he's doing, he'll announce it to the world."
GILLES'S UNINSPECTED LIFE: Looks like the fashion crowd may never get a chance to read the juicy story about Gilles Bensimon, publication director of Elle, and his rise to the top of the masthead. Apparently, Michael Gross wrote the article for Talk magazine, but since Talk died, the article never ran.
AMY'S WORLD: Kate Beckinsale is featured on the cover of Fashions of the Times, edited by style editor Amy Spindler that comes out Feb. 24. Both on the cover and in the fashion pages, Beckinsale plays the role of Oona O'Neill Chaplin, the embodiment of uptown glamour and the daughter of Eugene O'Neill and Charlie Chaplin's wife, and the pages re-create some moments in her life. Another fashion shoot, "Tokyo Pop" takes the reader to Tokyo, where models, deejays, singers, street kids, and even fashion designer Limi Yamamoto, Yohji's daughter were photographed in both designer and local boutique clothing. A third fashion story is called "Babs in Toyland," and is based on Barbra Streisand's first TV special in 1965 called "My Name is Barbra" where Streisand fantasizes about trying on clothes at Bergdorf Goodman. For the Times' shoot, they hired a model that resembled Streisand and let her loose in Bergdorf's where she could try on dresses and jewelry.
The issue, which has 100 ad pages, down 8 pages from a year ago, carries new advertisers such as Anne Klein, Vera Wang, Charles Jourdan and Charles David.
THE WEEK IN REVIEW: "It's like the Cliff Notes of the week," said Dr. Samir Husni, referring to The Week, the Felix Dennis-owned weekly magazine that summarizes published news and feature articles from all over the world. Husni named The Week "Launch of the Year."
Husni is a magazine journalism professor and author of "Samir Husni's Guide to New Magazines," that is published annually. The next edition comes out in March.At a dinner party at the Four Seasons Tuesday night honoring Husni and celebrating The Week's victory, Husni noted that The Week beat out 701 other launches in 2001. He said the rating is not based on the magazine's revenues, but is about the potential "to create a relationship with the reader." But, Husni pointed out, "2001 was a lackluster year of launches. There was no Oprah, no ESPN and no In Style. The only magazine that kept jumping out from the crowd saying I'm different was The Week."
Other magazines that made the top 30 launch list included Elle Girl, Beauty Biz (published by Fairchild Publications), Organic Style, Gotham, Rosie and Spruce. Husni added there were 25 percent fewer launches in 2001 versus 2000.
ULTIMATE HOOK-UP: The editors of Elle and Elle Decor have co-produced an issue called Ultimate Weddings, that focuses on style, fashion, beauty and the home. It will be polybagged with the April subscription issues of both Elle and Elle Decor. The issue contains 60 advertisers, including Gucci, Cartier and Calvin Klein and accounts for $1 million in plus business, said Carl Portale, senior vice president and publisher of Elle. It will also be sold on New York and Chicago newsstands.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty