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‘Hair Tyrant’ Ashley Javier Ventures Beyond the S-Crowd

He says things like, “I don’t just do hair, I do careers…” and, “Beauty isn’t an any-day thing, it’s an everyday thing.” And normally, Ashley Javier caters through his exclusive NYC salon to starlets, supermodels and socialites (a.k.a. the S-crowd).

But thanks to Allure magazine’s new digital channel, 16 lucky regular-crowd gals including 27-year-old McCann Erickson account supervisor Vanessa King are receiving Javier makeovers. For the series Hair Tyrant with Ashley Javier.

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Allure Names Multimedia Director, The Verge Adds Matthew Schnipper

A couple of changes regarding Allure and The Verge today. Details are below.

    • Allure has named Britt Aboutaleb its multimedia director, a new role at the magazine. WWD reports that Allure created the position to help expand its digital products. Aboutaleb comes to Allure from Byrdie.com, where she served as editorial director. She previously worked at Elle and Fashionista.com.
    • Matthew Schnipper is joining The Verge as deputy managing editor. Schnipper most recently served as The Fader’s editor-in-chief. Ad Age reports that Schnipper will oversee The Verge’s long form features and culture coverage.

Cover Battle: The New Yorker or Allure

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round features The New Yorker taking on Allure. We chose The New Yorker because it reminds us of spring, a time when it (supposedly) doesn’t snow every single f*cking day and the sun (allegedly) shines.

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Editors Talk Booking Celebrities

magazinesEvery fashion magazine editor wants the biggest, hottest celebrity for their cover, which can make booking the stars quite difficult. These are famous people, after all. Their lives are more important than anyone else’s!

At The Daily Front Row, a few of the editors responsible for lining up the actors, musicians and more, discussed their jobs. Below are some highlights.

Jill Demling, entertainment editor, Vogue, on the biggest misconception about her job:

That my job is easy because I work at Vogue. Cover stars have so much to juggle that this turns into a matter of balancing schedules more than anything else.

Marni Golden, entertainment director, Allure, on biggest booking:

Jay-Z for Best Life. It was not an obvious fit, so I was proud when it came together. He sent me a bottle of champagne as a thank you!

Tracy Shaffer, entertainment director, Marie Claire, on her dream booking:

The holy grail is Emma Stone — she’s incredibly cool, talented, gorgeous, and so approachable.

Allure’s Editor Compares Innovations in Makeup to Diana Nyad’s Record-Breaking Swim

Here is how you know you’re probably out of touch: If you liken improvements in lipstick to a record-breaking testament to human endurance. That’s exactly what Allure’s editor, Linda Wells, did while speaking to the winners of the magazine’s annual Best of Beauty list. According to WWD, Wells said that those in the makeup industry are just like 64-year-old Diana Nyad, who set a record for swimming from Cuba to Florida:

Her [Nyad's] journey was fraught with sharks, jellyfish and squalls. Kinda sounds familiar, right? Every task, whether it’s in the lab or in the Florida straits, has its challenges. And the only way to succeed is to do what Diana Nyad did every time she failed. She learned what to adjust. She consulted experts. She tweaked her strategy, and she persevered. There aren’t a lot of new frontiers to conquer the way Nyad did. The mountains have been summited. The lightbulb has been illuminated. Even the mascara has been de-clumped. But there are always better solutions to age-old problems, and that’s what each of you winners has figured out.

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September is Great for Several Condé Magazines

To quote Kramer, who wants to have some fun??? Because if you really want to have some fun, and you’re not just saying you want to have some fun, we have Condé Nast’s September numbers to share with you. The fun part comes in recognizing that it was a great September for the publishing house.

Five Condé brands — W, Bon Appétit, Allure, Teen Vogue and Glamour posted their biggest September in five years. Each saw a double digit increase in ad pages compared to last year, with Glamour leading the way with 35 more than 2012; an 18 percent gain. Bon Appétit wasn’t too far behind, with 30 more pages than last Sepetmber, good for a 49 percent jump.

Vogue, of course, was the leader for Condé. Its 665 ad pages is only five more pages than last September, but no matter — the latest Vogue was good enough to be the second biggest issue in its 121-year history.

Allure Makes Two Moves

Allure has made two moves in its publishing division. Below are the details.

  • Stacy Bettman has been promoted from advertising director to associate publisher. Bettman has been with Allure since 2011. She will report to Agnes Chapski, the magazine’s publisher.
  • Another Stacy, Stacy Nathan, has been named advertising director. Nathan was most recently serving the same role with Marie Claire. She’ll report to Bettman.

 

Celebrities Aplenty on September Covers

The September issues for magazines are a big deal, and so they typically try and land a big name for the covers. But seeing as movie stars haven’t helped move magazines lately, who will we see when the September glossies hit the newsstand? Let’s review some of the big players, via WWD’s thorough report on the subject:

  • T: The New York Times Style MagazineRooney Mara
  • VogueJennifer Lawrence
  • ElleKate Upton
  • GlamourJennifer Aniston

Joan Kron is Still Okay with Plastic Surgery

At 84 years old, Joan Kron — editor-at-large for Allure and veteran investigative journalist covering all things plastic surgery — has seen it all. The New York Times reports that during her 20 years of covering the field for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, the Times, and New York, not many people get exposed to what she has:

She can often describe in stomach-churning detail the painful risks these surgeries carry, like the burns and nerve injuries that come with liposuction or the scarring that follow abdominoplasties.

Yikes. And some more:

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How Elle‘s Joe Zee Broke Into Fashion (and How You Can Too)


In his over 20 years in the fashion business, Elle creative director Joe Zee has worked for such titles as Details and Allure and styled advertising campaigns for companies like Gap and DKNY. And, in our Media Beat interview, the Toronto native and star of Sundance Channel’s All On the Line with Joe Zee was very clear about how he got to the top.

One: he worked for people he could learn from, namely legendary fashion stylist and editor Polly Mellen. (“She taught me what it was like to have a passion for something.”)

And, two, he worked his butt off. “I won’t put stock in people who tell me they wanna work in fashion, because they wanna be glamorous. They wanna be famous. They wanna be well known,” he said. “If you wanna be those things, wrong business.”

Part 1: Elle‘s Joe Zee Puts It All on the Line for Sundance Channel
Part 2: Elle‘s Joe Zee Reveals Exactly What a Magazine Creative Director Does

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