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

Posts Tagged ‘Anna Wintour’

Jeff Bezos Named I Want Media’s ‘Media Person of The Year’

Jeff Bezos GJeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, has been named I Want Media’s Media Person of The Year. Bezos, who purchased The Washington Post in August for $250 million, beat out people like Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, and Anna Wintour.

Bezos won not only because he bought WaPo, but because of what might happen to the newspaper industry now that he’s involved:

Bezos shook up the traditional media landscape in 2013 with the announcement of his plan to buy the Washington Post, a leading newspaper for decades and a powerful force in shaping U.S. policy. The acquisition promised not just an ownership change for the 135-year-old institution, but a potential transformation of the ‘disrupted’ newspaper industry.

What does Bezos win for this honor? Just some bragging rights. Hey, it’s better than nothing. Sort of.

‘Media Person of The Year’ Finalists Unveiled

It’s almost the end of the year, and you know what that means: Lots of “best of/worst of” lists and many, many awards. One honor that typically grabs the attention of the media centric is I Want Media’s annual Media Person of The Year contest, which celebrates “2013′s most memorable figure — for good or ill — in the media industry.”

I Want Media has just opened up voting, so get to it. The polls will close Sunday, December 8, and the winner will be announced the next day. After you’re done logging your thoughts for I Want Media, we suggest you start considering who should win FishbowlNY’s Best Award Award. Voting for that is always close.

Below are the finalists for Media Person of The Year.

Read more

Anna Wintour Approved Lucky’s Horrible Kerry Washington Cover

Lucky’s latest cover, featuring the normally flawless Kerry Washington, is terrible. This cannot be debated. Just look at it. Somehow Lucky made Washington look awful, which is such an amazing feat that we’re thinking maybe the staffers deserve an award. However, Eva Chen, Lucky’s editor, wants us all to know that Anna Wintour thought the cover was fine.

“Anna as the artistic director was definitely aware of our cover selection and was very supportive,” Chen told WWD. “Anna always provides me with guidance. As editor-in-chief, it comes down to my decision — and Anna agreed.”

Of course Chen has to say that; she can’t throw Wintour under the bus. But we do have one question: How many, and what variety, of hallucinogens had Wintour consumed prior to approving this cover? We have some high school buddies who would pay top dollar for them.

Jillian Davison Named Glamour Fashion Director

Jillian Davison has been named fashion director of Glamour. Davison, who we imagine must be Anna Wintour approved, is succeeding Anne Christensen, who resigned last week.

Davison comes to Glamour from Vogue Australia, where she had served as creative director since 2012. Prior to that, Davison served as fashion director of Harper’s Bazaar Australia.

“As a longtime admirer of Jill’s work, I’m thrilled to bring her energetic point of view to Glamour,” said Cindi Leive, editor of Glamour, in a statement. “She has a real vision for American fashion, and will steer our fashion coverage forward during an exciting time of dynamic growth for the brand.”

Davison’s appointment is effective in January.

Tom Ford Chilled with Anna Wintour on a Nude Beach

Yeah, we’re not sure about that headline either. But it’s the truth! The Cut reports that at last night’s Vogue Fashion Fund Awards, Tom Ford gave the keynote speech. One of the anecdotes he told the crowd was about the time back in the 90s when he met Anna Wintour on a nude beach in St. Barts.

That’s a crazy story, right? Well, it gets a little bit weirder: While Ford was naked, Wintour was not. Who goes to a nude beach and doesn’t get nude? Nude beaches are for letting it all hang out! Literally! Wintour was clearly no fun.

We wish we had more details about the encounter, but — uh, actually no we don’t. We’re good.

Anna Wintour Forces Changes at Glamour

As we expected, Anna Wintour has brought changes to Glamour. The New York Post reports that Anne Christensen, the magazine’s fashion director, has resigned. Christensen had been full-time with Glamour since 2010. She’s apparently going back to freelancing work.

This move wouldn’t be so noteworthy if it weren’t for the fact that Wintour had turned her eyes o’ death to Glamour late last month. Word was that Wintour wasn’t happy with the slumping glossy — newsstand sales dropped 29 percent in the first half of 2013 — and was looking to make changes. Didn’t take long, did it?

While Cindi Leive and a few other top Condé editors are safe from Wintour’s wand of destruction, Christenen’s resignation only proves (yet again) that everyone else should be crossing their fingers.

The Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for The Past Week

SocialMediaProfessionalCollegeHumorHere’s a look at the FishbowlNY stories that made the most buzz this week.

1) ‘Social Media Professional’ Halloween Costume Goes Viral

2) StyleBistro Welcomes New Executive Editor

3) NYT Employees Get Second Peek at 2014 Website

4) Anna Wintour: ‘Even If I’m Completely Unsure, I’ll Pretend’

5) Colin Cowherd Bangs a Drum Few Other Sports Journalists Are Willing to Touch

Keep up-to-date with the latest FishbowlNY news. Click here to sign up for the FishbowlNY daily newsletter, bringing you our articles each afternoon directly to your inbox.

Anna Wintour: ‘Even If I’m Completely Unsure, I’ll Pretend’

Shutterstock_AnnaWintourThe recently minted Condé Nast artistic director shared some leadership tips with moderator Les Moonves as part of the 2013 Women’s Wear Daily CEO Summit. And what better place, really, since it was after a talk by Karl Lagerfeld at the 2012 edition of this event that the whole idea of adding to Wintour’s Vogue responsibilities took root.

FishbowlNY’s favorite passed-along Wintour tidbit in WWD media reporter Erik Maza‘s write-up reads as follows:

“I think possibly what people working for one hate the most is indecision. Even if I’m completely unsure, I’ll pretend I know exactly what I’m talking about and make a decision.”

Read more

Anna Wintour Sits Near Cool People

When the great and powerful Anna Wintour attends fashion shows, who she sits next to becomes news. Thankfully for those people who care about the butts that were closest to Wintour’s butt, The Cut has put together a great slideshow that captures it all.

Below are just a few of the people lucky enough to be near Wintour.

Please produce as many wild rumors from this list as you want. We’ve provided a couple to get you started.

  • Russell Westbrook (“Anna Wintour Mulls NBA Career”)
  • Sally Singer
  • Nicole Kidman (“Wintour on Kidman: ‘Bewitched was Awful’”)
  • Jonathan Newhouse

Condé Nast Traveler Cuts Exec Editor and Two Senior Editors

Pilar Guzmán continues to remake Condé Nast Traveler to fit her vision. The downside of that is when you don’t suit that new version, you’re shown the door. According to The New York Post the latest staffers to find the exit are executive editor Kevin Doyle and senior editors Alison Humes and Dinda Elliott.

This is the second round of big cuts to hit Traveler. Earlier this month, Guzmán parted ways with managing editor Dee Aldrich, photo editor Kathleen Klech and Mike ConnollyTraveler’s style director.

Dropping Doyle, Humes and Elliott might help Guzmán shape Traveler to her liking, but anyone who has been following Condé drama lately knows that these moves must’ve been approved by Anna Wintour. Wintour has been overseeing more cuts than a Jo-Ann Fabric scrapbooking class.

<< PREVIOUS PAGENEXT PAGE >>