Byline: Lisa Lockwood
TO HB OR NOT TO HB? Fabien Baron is still mulling over a return to Harper’s Bazaar. As reported, Baron has been talking to Glenda Bailey, editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar, about the creative director’s post, but Baron said he hasn’t made up his mind yet. Baron operates his own ad agency, Baron & Baron.
COSMO’S MOMENT: Cosmopolitan magazine is featured prominently in the new movie, “Legally Blonde,” starring Reese Witherspoon. She plays a gorgeous blonde law student and avid Cosmo reader, who initially is not taken seriously.
In one scene, she gives Cosmo to a defendant in jail as part of a care package. As she hands over various goodies, she whips out a copy of the magazine, saying, “And of course, the bible.”
Kate White, editor in chief of Cosmo, who saw the movie Thursday, said, “I just loved it. It hit the nail on the head. Our mission, from Helen Gurley Brown’s days was that you can have anything you want if you work hard for it.” Witherspoon, by the way, was featured on Cosmo’s July cover.
STAR SPOTTING: Charlize Theron might have been the brightest star at Tom Ford’s side last week at his Paris bash for the new Yves Saint Laurent fragrance, Nu. But the actual reason the actress — whose upcoming films include Woody Allen’s “Curse of the Jade Scorpion” — was in town was to pose as cover girl for American Elle.
“We flew her to Paris to shoot her for couture and the cover of the October Elle issue,” said Gilles Bensimon, publication director and chief photographer of American Elle.
WEB WINNER: Hintmag.com won the 2001 Webby Award for Best Fashion Web site Wednesday night at the Webby Awards in San Francisco. This is the third year that hintmag.com has been nominated in the fashion category, and its first win.
KAUFMAN MAKES MOVE: Susan Kaufman, creative director of fashion and beauty at US Weekly, is returning to Mademoiselle as fashion director. She succeeds Mouchette Bell, who has become fashion editor at large, a new post. Kaufman, who’s also worked at Glamour, began her career at Mademoiselle as a fashion assistant and rose to fashion editor.