Memo Pad: Car-Go…Tina Watch…God & The Gucciones…One-Stop Shopping
CAR-GO: Cargo, the men’s offshoot of Lucky Magazine, has got a date. According to sources, Condé Nast will announce this week, possibly as soon as today, that Cargo will be launched in April 2004 with a 10 times a year frequency. The...
CAR-GO: Cargo, the men’s offshoot of Lucky Magazine, has got a date. According to sources, Condé Nast will announce this week, possibly as soon as today, that Cargo will be launched in April 2004 with a 10 times a year frequency. The title was given a date after editorial director James Truman, editor in chief Ariel Foxman, and design director Donald Robertson focus grouped the publication in Dallas, Los Angeles and New York.
And it’s a hetero-flexible world out there, baby. Also coming soon to a Barnes & Noble near you is “The Metrosexual Guide to Style: A Handbook for the Modern Man.”
Being published in November 2003 by Da Capo Press, author Michael Flocker spotlights David Beckham, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas and Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, for “paving the way for the metrosexual movement” and aims to teach style Neanderthals things like “milk crates are not acceptable as end tables.” — Jacob Bernstein
TINA WATCH: Watch out, Larry King. Tina Brown is coming at you. Topic A, the former magazine editor’s new show with CNBC is looking like a go as a weekly program starting this September. According to sources, final negotiations are under way following plum ratings for its second episode.
Still, Brown has been keeping her options open. According to sources, Mort Zuckerman has asked her whether she’d be interested in editing the New York Daily News, to which the answer was yes.
But our sources are betting that her television gig is still a far more likely scenario.
Reached for comment Monday, Brown said of the show’s frequency. “It’s under discussion, but nothing’s been finalized.”
As far as the Daily News is concerned, Brown attempted to pour cold water on the rumor, but didn’t exactly deny it.
“All I’ve been hearing about is Steve Coz,” she said with a laugh. “I’m sure it’s a long list if I’m on it.”Well, she is. So there. — J. B.
GOD & THE GUCCIONES: While his father waits out Penthouse’s regular brush with bankruptcy, Bob Guccione Jr. is taking a break from resuscitating his own magazine, Gear, to tour the Vatican on assignment from Travel + Leisure.
It’s no stunt — despite being raised by the man who produced “Caligula,” Guccione Jr. is a die-hard Catholic who had a penchant for inviting his priest to Gear’s editorial meetings and assigning him work. “Being Bob, he got him to write about sex,” said a former Gear editor. “It was sex as a metaphor as to how to live life, rather than the physical act. I can’t remember how we dressed up the piece.”
Another Gear alumnus — and there are many, now that it’s ceased publication — awarded Guccione his current assignment. T&L senior editor Luke Barr was Gear’s last executive editor until this April, and bearing in mind his old boss’ devotion, thought he’d be perfect for one of travel writing’s most well-worn genres. “Going to Rome and the Sistine Chapel is not exactly a breaking story in a hot, new destination,” said Barr. “But talking about growing up as a Catholic in this family in the pornography business…it’s pretty obvious from an editorial basis where he should go with that.”
Guccione Jr. has another month to hand the story in, Barr said, and it’s not slated yet for any particular issue, but it may be the last time anyone sees a Guccione in print for a while. Bob Guccione Sr. once again faces foreclosure on his $37 million mansion thanks to Penthouse’s latest brush with insolvency and while Guccione Jr. earlier targeted spring 2004 for the relaunch of Gear, there hasn’t been a peep out of him for months.— Greg Lindsay
ONE-STOP SHOPPING:Attenzione Condé Nast advertisers — the company’s U.S. arm is finally establishing a permanent sales presence in Milan. It will open an office in October with a managing director handling corporate sales and four sales directors assigned various magazines, all of whom will be named later. Whatever it takes to make those insertion orders easier. — G. L.
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