TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Anna Wintour’

The Kim Kardashian Vogue Cover is Here

Like we said — what Kanye West wants, Kanye West gets. After months of pestering Anna Wintour to put his boo Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue, it has finally happened. Of course Kanye being Kanye, he couldn’t resist putting himself on the front too.

Some people might call a reality TV star gracing the cover of Vogue the apocalypse. Others might refer to it as the end of days.

We choose to call this “Oh snap, Kim K one bad bitch.”

Chuck Townsend Endorses Cindi Leive

Chuck TownsendCEO of Condé Nast, is fan of Cindi LeiveGlamour’s editor-in-chief. Even if (maybe!) Anna Wintour isn’t. Ever since Wintour was named artistic director and immediately began lopping off Condé editors’ heads, rumors have been swirling that Leive was next to get axed.

However, Townsend — speaking to The New York Post — put his full support behind Glamour’s editor. “I’m just about to go down there [Glamour's offices] now to celebrate their 75th anniversary issue and the wonderful job Cindi’s done,” said Townsend. “I’m going to get down on one knee and thank her [Cindi] for the job she’s done on that brand. She’s my girl.”

Not much better than having the CEO refer to you as his “girl.” Though “woman” might have been better.

Cover Battle: Capital New York or Billboard

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round we have Capital New York taking on Billboard. We love the vintage feel of Capital’s Real Estate issue. Plus, Anna Wintour is featured, and if you don’t acknowledge her presence at every opportunity, you get fired from your job. We dare you to doubt the truth of that statement.

Read more

NBC Hires Anna Wintour’s Daughter

[Anna Wintour, mother of Bee Shaffer]

Bee Shaffer, the 26-year-old daughter of Anna Wintour, has a new gig: She’s a segment producer for Late Night, hosted by Seth Meyers. The move had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that Shaffer’s mom is one of the most powerful women in media.

According to one of Shaffer’s friends, Shaffer didn’t get the job because her mom — Wintour — has about 937 friends in high places.

Rather, Shaffer got picked up by NBC because she can tell time. “She’s so punctual,” the friend told The New York Post. “She and I were both 30 minutes early for a business dinner, and the rest of the crew was an hour and a half late.”

Shaffer — daughter of Wintour, Vogue’s editor-in-chief since 1988 — moved from LA to New York in October of last year. She (Wintour’s daughter) currently lives in Chelsea.

The Kim Kardashian Vogue Cover is (Maybe) Happening


Ask and Ye shall receive. According to Jezebel, “a well-placed source” said Kanye West might finally get to see his girl Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue.

West has been begging Anna Wintour to put Kardashian on the cover for months. Wintour, being Wintour, didn’t seem to be interested in the idea. Eventually West escalated things from begging to pestering. Last week he even interrupted Wintour during lunch to protest the idea that Lena Dunham was more deserving of a Vogue shoot than Kardashian.

We didn’t think it could be done, but apparently West has finally wore Wintour down. There is one caveat though. The source merely said Vogue photographers were “in LA shooting her RIGHT NOW.” There’s no mention of Kardashian grabbing the cover.

Despite the lack of a cover specification, you would think at this point Wintour is just going to give it to Kardashian so Wintour can live her life in peace. Until North West gets a little older, that is.

Kanye West Confronted Anna Wintour About Lena Dunham Vogue Cover

We interrupt your day to bring you this EXCLUSIVE BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Kanye West is mad about something. This time, West’s anger is directed toward the great and powerful overlord of Condé Nast, Anna Wintour. Radar reports that West confronted Wintour during a recent lunch because he was upset that Wintour gave Lena Dunham the Vogue cover treatment instead of Kim Kardashian.

According to Radar’s sources, West told Wintour that Kardashian is “just as talented as Lena, if not more so;” and that “Kim has a much bigger fan base and appeal than Lena.” The source did not comment on if West was severely intoxicated or under the influence of powerful psychedelics while delivering these statements.

Read more

Charles Townsend on Steering the Condé Nast Ship

CharlesTownsendThumbEmily Steel, who covers the marketing and media beats for the Financial Times, recently had the opportunity to sit down with 69-year-old Condé Nast chief executive officer Charles Townsend. The resulting feature is perfect MLK Monday holiday reading.

Townsend, a past commodore of the New York Yacht Club who named his own vessel Current Issue, sounds like he’s describing some very bad sailing weather when he talked to Steel about the past few years at the Condé Nast helm (he came on board in 2004). Challenges come “from every direction” and the horizon is “so different now.”

Townsend tells Steel that he loves it when creative director Anna Wintour previews upcoming issues with him. He also notes that the publishing company was a little late to the Internet party:

Townsend admits that it has taken a long time for Condé Nast to develop the right attitude towards the Web. “We did it the hard way,” he says. “We learnt with black eyes and bloody noses.”

Read more

The Met Renames Costume Institute Space After Anna Wintour

The exhibit space at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute is being renamed the Anna Wintour Costume Center.

The Met announced the change in part because Wintour brings in the dough. Since being named a Met trustee, Wintour has helped raise about $125 million for the Costume Institute.

The Met is currently renovating the Costume Center. It’s set to reopen May 8 with an exhibition from Charles James.

Don’t like the name Anna Wintour Costume Center? Too bad. Also, Wintour could probably have you fired from your job, so watch yourself, buddy.

Drunk with Power, Anna Wintour Axes Christmas Tree

Anna Wintour GAnna Wintour has had one hell of a year. In March, she was named creative director of Condé Nast. Shortly afterward, she began reshaping Condé magazines by cutting editors left and right. It seemed like no one was safe because no one was. Now, via an Instagram from Wintour’s daughter — Bree Shaffer — we know that Christmas decorations weren’t spared Wintour’s wrath either.

Shaffer posted a photo (below) of some bags and wrapped presents in a corner, with “My mom threw out our tree before Christmas Day because ‘it was too messy,’” as the caption.

Damn. That’s ice cold.

Read more

Keija Minor, Editor-in-Chief of Brides, on Her Legacy

keija-minor2Keija Minor has gone through quite a few career reinventions in her life. She started out as a corporate lawyer, decided it wasn’t her passion, and then took a major pay cut to became an intern at a startup magazine, Travel Savvy. Boy, did it pay off. Minor went from intern to EIC in three years, then, after stints at Niche Media and Uptown magazine, on to Condé Nast, where she is currently editor-in-chief of Brides.

In the latest installment of Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do?, Minor talks about taking a leap of faith in her career, her advice for freelancers pitching to Brides and her unique position at the top:

You are the first African American to hold a top title at a Condé Nast publication. Is that something you think about?
I think the industry has been changing generally just over the years, as all of corporate America has been changing, to some degree, to reflect more women and more diversity. I think with the title at Condé, you know, it’s fun to be the first. It’s exciting to be the first in any sort of category, and it’s an honor. But I don’t wake up every day thinking, ‘Okay, you’re the first black woman to hold this title.’ I think about, ‘What are you going to do to move the magazine forward?’ At the end of the day, yes, I will have been the first, but I also want to be the woman who knocks it out of the park as an editor.

To hear more from Minor, including what she thinks of Anna Wintour, read: So What Do You Do Keija Minor, Brides Editor-in-Chief?

<< PREVIOUS PAGENEXT PAGE >>