Articles

Former 'Observer' EIC Aaron Gell to Launch TheUpswing.com With E-Comm Site My Every Need

By Danica Lo on
Former Observer Editor-in-Chief and Whitney Port—in unlikely cahoots!Former New York Observer Editor-in-Chief Aaron Gell left the storied pink paper earlier this year after owner Jared Kushner, in a surprise move, appointed Ken Kurson to the EIC role—and offered Gell the consolation prize of stepping down into his previous, executive editor, position. Since January, Gell has been "consulting on an unnamed startup" which, according to StyleBistro sources, will launch as The Upswing this April...Read Full Story

UNVEILED: Beyonce's Tropical H&M Campaign

By Caitlin Petreycik on
(PacificCoastNews.com) It looks like the rumors were true — Beyonce is the star of H&M's new summer ads. And she helped design the Swedish fast fashion giant's latest offerings! According to a representative from the retailer, Mrs. Carter gave "personal input on the pieces seen in the campaign." Let's take a look at what she's wearing, shall we? (H&M) Here's an H&M shot featuring Beyonce lounging on a surprisingly normal vinyl beach chair, wearing high-waisted hotpants, an armful of gold...Read Full Story

Conde Nast Editors Aren't Even Sure What Anna Wintour's New Job Entails

By Danica Lo on
(Getty Images) Anna Wintour at the Saint Laurent fall 2013 showRemember last week when Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour was named the artistic director of Conde Nast—a job she's taking on in addition to her current duties—and remember how no one really knew what her new gig meant for the other powerhouse editors at the storied publishing house? Like, will Wintour all of a sudden start bossing around Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter or Glamour's Cindi Leive?Well, this week, Conde Nast's top...Read Full Story

UNVEILED: Michelle Obama's Second 'Vogue' Cover

By Lindsay Schallon on
(Photo by Getty)They're true, they're true! Those rumors about Michelle Obama covering Vogue's April issue — and the ones about her wearing Reed Krakoff, the same designer who outfitted the First Lady for her official portrait #2 — are true! BEHOLD: The FLOTUS's second cover for the fashion bible. (Photo via Vogue/Annie Leibovitz) The midnight blue hue. That smile. Those bangs! Is this not your favorite shot (lensed, of course, by Vogue favorite Annie Leibovitz) of the FLOTUS ever?To top it...Read Full Story

The 9 Most Influential New Yorkers in Fashion in the Last 25 Years + More!

By Danica Lo on
(Getty Images) L-R: Ralph Lauren, Carrie Bradshaw, Anna Wintour, Jenna LyonsOn the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the New York Observer—a weekly must-read of the city's media and culture set—published its list of "The 100 Most Influential New Yorkers of the Past 25 Years." On it? A lot of the usual suspects—Andy Warhol, Jon Stewart, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Robert De Niro, Larry Gagosian, Derek Jeter—and plenty of fashion folks.According to the Observer, the nine most influential fashion...Read Full Story

Anna Wintour Got a Major Promotion!

By Lindsay Schallon on
After months of rumors that Anna Wintour was eyeing an ambassador gig, the editrix finally announced some major news about her future with Conde Nast and, of course, Vogue. (Drumroll, please.) She's staying — and she got a big, fat promotion, too!Wintour will officially be appointed Artistic Director of the publishing powerhouse, reports the New York Times.As the artistic director, a title created specially for her, Wintour will take over some of the responsibilities belonging to Conde's...Read Full Story

Meet 'Glamour' Mag's Cindi Leive & Her Family - aka The Cutest Editor Video Ever

By Danica Lo on
(Getty Images) Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive and her daughter at Women of the YearIt's rare to get a video glimpse behind-the-scenes at a real-life Conde Nast editor's day-to-day home life, so we couldn't resist a peek at Glamour's new video series—which you can find on Glamour's new video channel!—"Fashion Week Ride-Along: Cindi Leive."The videos follow Glamour's Editor-in-Chief through a typical day at New York Fashion Week... including early morning family rituals—which, to be honest...Read Full Story

Taylor Swift Covers Didn't Do So Hot on Newsstands Last Year—Shocked?

By Lindsay Schallon on
(Photo by Getty) Has the world finally reached its saturation point with Taylor Swift — and, not to mention, her tumultuous love life?A new report in WWD, shows the singer, who locked down five fashion magazine covers over the past year, didn't do quite as well in sales as we're betting editors had hoped. Let's take a look at the numbers — and the stars who raked in higher sales than Miss Swift — shall we?Vogue: Lady Gaga (602,000) vs. Adele (410,343) vs. Taylor Swift (329,371)(Photos...Read Full Story

Olivia Wilde on Jason Sudeikis: 'I Thought, "I'm Not Beautiful Enough or His Type."'

By Danica Lo on
(Courtesy Marie Claire) Olivia Wilde graces the April issue of Marie ClaireOlivia Wilde graces the April issue of Marie Claire—on newsstands March 19th! Inside, she opens up about her 2011 divorce, her new movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and her new love, Jason Sudeikis. Check out some of Wilde's interview's best bits, right here.On her divorce: "I had grown up with Tao; we had just drifted. I felt I had something to prove. If you fall off a horse, you get back up. I am not a quitter...Read Full Story

Jennifer Lopez: 'I'm Supposed to be Flawed. I'm Perfect in my Imperfections'

By Danica Lo on
(Courtesy Glamour) Jennifer Lopez graces the debut cover of Glam Belleza LatinaJennifer Lopez graces the debut cover of new magazine Glam Belleza Latina—which was just launched by Glamour—and dishes, inside, about her life, love, and her thoughts on beauty in Latina culture. Also in the premiere issue: Natalie Morales, Narciso Rodriguez, Hilaria Thomas Baldwin, Leslie Lopez, Lynda Lopez, and power-couple Isabel and Ruben Toledo.Check out some choice excerpts from Jennifer Lopez's interview...Read Full Story