REBUTTAL: Last week's story polling advertising execs on which magazines were vulnerable obviously hit a nerve. Nylon magazine took umbrage with Sam Shahid's comments that the magazine is fringe and could get hurt in the...
REBUTTAL: Last week's story polling advertising execs on which magazines were vulnerable obviously hit a nerve. Nylon magazine took umbrage with Sam Shahid's comments that the magazine is fringe and could get hurt in the current economic climate. Nylon's spokesman argued that it should have been pointed out that Shahid, in addition to owning his own advertising agency, is also creative director of Interview, and the spokesman believes that Interview and Nylon are competitors.
WWD decided to ask an unbiased third party whether Interview and Nylon were rivals. "To be real honest," said Doug Lloyd, owner of Lloyd & Co., a New York ad agency, "I don't look at Nylon that much. Interview is a much more art-based magazine that people read, where Nylon is a much more visual magazine that people look at for style cues. People read Interview for the interviews and to see who's up and coming in the art world, and it's more the art world's connection to fashion."
Caroline Miller, editor in chief of New York, weighed in to say her contract with New York magazine was recently renewed, and GQ wants everyone to know that it just closed its March "Movie Issue" and it's 229.39 pages -- an increase of 8 pages over last year. Of course, what they didn't mention was that this was off a weak February, which was down 39 percent in ad pages, according to Media Industry Newsletter.
T&L MAKES ARTSY MOVE: Artistic changes are in the works at Travel & Leisure. Luke Hayman has been named creative director, succeeding Pamela Berry, who left after six years. Most recently, Hayman served as creative director of Media Central, overseeing redesigns at Folio: Magazine and Kagan World Media. Earlier, he was design director of I.D. Magazine.
MONTHLY CANDY: Elle will introduce a new monthly column in March called Pulp Fashion, written by Dana Levy, founder of Daily Candy. In March, Levy will give a first-person account of what it's like to wear white -- what she calls the 'new black' this season -- for an entire week at New York's hot spots.CHANGES IN THE WORKS: Dente & Cristina will no longer be handling public relations and advertising for MaxMara, an account it handled for the past nine years. Instead, MaxMara will bring those responsibilities in-house and has named Kristine Westerby director of public relations and advertising for MaxMara USA. Most recently, Westerby was director of p.r. at BCBG/Max Azria.
A FLOCK OF SUPERMODELS: Fashionistas interested in attending an event with a high supermodel-to-civilian ratio might want to consider the CFDA "Fashion Party of the Year," to be held Feb.12 at the new W New York-Times Square hotel. The event will be hosted by a plethora of supermodels, including Esther Canadas, Bridget Hall, Elizabeth Jagger, Daniela Pestova, Maggie Rizer, Caroline Ribiero, Fernanda Tavares and Alek Wek. Designer and W Hotel partner Kenneth Cole will dress some of the models and has designed the staff's uniforms.
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