TRIB TALK: The Chicago Tribune has shaken up its fashion coverage, naming Teresa Wiltz, a former city reporter in the suburban Schaumburg bureau, its new fashion writer. Wiltz will kick off her new job by covering the Milan and Paris shows. She succeeds Genevieve Buck, who recently moved to the Trib’s features desk after 20 years as the paper’s fashion editor. In another change, the paper will add fashion coverage to its Sunday magazine, with one to two color spreads every week, said Brenda Butler, senior features editor. Additional coverage will continue in Sunday’s Womanews and the Thursday Tempo section. The Trib folded its weekly Style section last summer, reportedly because of a lack of advertising.
KANE ON KANE: Karen Kane is stepping out from behind the label. She’ll appear this spring, along with her two sons, in her first ad campaign for her namesake sportswear company. The ads, shot by Dewey Nicks in Summerland, Calif., will be on telephone kiosks in midtown Manhattan, as well as in the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar and the April issues of Vogue and W. The company will spend $500,000 on the campaign.
CHARIVARI NAMES TEO: Marcus Teo has joined Charivari Ltd. to handle publicity for the Charivari stores and the company’s in-house lines: Sans Tambours Ni Trompettes, STNT and Artifact. Teo had been director of publicity for Zang Toi.