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Posts Tagged ‘ELLE magazine’

Fashion Editor Recalls Cosmopolitan Power Play

At age 31, Zoey Washington is sitting pretty. She’s worked for Marie Claire, Vogue and Essence, and is currently a senior fashion editor at People Style Watch, an accessories editor for Elle and more.

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Washington, who attended Maryland’s Garrison Forest high school, spoke to the Baltimore Sun about her steady, impressive rise. Her answer to how she got it started reminds of the value of perseverance:

“At Garrison Forest, every senior completes a [senior project]. I wrote to the fashion director of Cosmopolitan magazine every day for roughly two months until she agreed to let me do my [project] with her (she was a graduate of Garrison). I don’t recommend that anyone repeat my behavior.”

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Joe Zee Unveils Yahoo Style

JessicaBielYahooStyleJust in time for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the Yahoo Style switch has been flipped.

Former Elle creative director Joe Zee is at the helm of the new vertical. In an interview with Fashionista, he resurrects that very debatable labeling of a website:

Zee says that the term “digital magazine” originated with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, but it also describes the kind of immersive experience he wants readers to have with the content available at Yahoo Style. Like a magazine, the visuals will be beautiful – something he accurately points out that most web-native publishers do not invest in. The focus, he stresses, will not be news, though much of the content will be timely.

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Glossy Mag Vet Amina Akhtar Joins theFashionSpot

AminaAhktarPicAmina Akhtar, a former New York magazine fashion editor, executive editor at Elle and digital editions editor for Vogue, is about to start as the editorial director of a website launched 13 years ago – this month. Per comScore, theFashionSpot – a community of designers, stylists and influencers that is part of Evolve Media’s TotallyHer brand – notched 2.5 million unique visitors in May.

From today’s announcement:

Amina’s most recent stint was at Vogue, where her responsibilities included managing the tablet edition. Prior to that, she was the executive editor for elle.com, where she oversaw all online editorial while working closely with marketing to develop custom content advertising packages.

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Pharrell Apologizes for Elle UK Cover

PharrellELLEUKCoverIn the “old” days, it would have taken several weeks if not a full month for the public’s complaints to come full circle and trigger a magazine cover-star apology. Not so, of course, today.

Twenty-four hours after the public started proclaiming itself very unhappy with Pharrell’s sporting of Native American headdress on the cover of the July issue of Elle UK, the pop star has apologized. Here’s the brief statement released to USA Today‘s Maria Puente:

“I respect and honor every kind of race, background and culture. I am genuinely sorry.”

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Elle Delivers Dull 50 Shades Cover

The teased article photos for Elle‘s March issue Dakota Johnson cover interview look a little off. Rather than screaming, as they should, “sexy!”, they give off more of a “weird!” vibe.

The cover shot, with faint echos of That Girl Marlo Thomas, is fine. Boring, but fine. However, the other pictures previewed seem poorly lit and wrongly wardrobe-styled. In one of the photos, there is even a background glimpse of a lion statue. This king of the jungle, dare we say it, looks appropriately bored.

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Student’s ‘Most NYU Thing Ever’ Rings Doubly True

Hannah Orenstein, an editorial intern at ELLE magazine and journalism-English student at NYU (Class of 2015), has shared a fun list on NYU Local titled “The 20 Most NYU Things Ever.” FishbowlNY’s favorite entries include #19, the Free Hugs Guy who hangs out in Washington Square, and #11, Slam Poetry, an art form that currently counts NYU as its leading collegiate practitioner.

At the very top of Orenstein’s list is a reference to just how damn expensive NYU has become. That in itself might not be noteworthy. But it takes on special, added meaning when you consider these two tweets from today:

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Elle Picks Up Premiere’s Party

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Premiere Magazine is gone for good, but one of the mag’s main interests in Hollywood will live on thanks to sister publication Elle Magazine.

Elle has taken on toplining duties for the 14th annual Women In Hollywood tribute, which honors womens’ work on the big-screen. The mag has set Oct. 15 to dole out awards at the Four Seasons Bevery Hills Hotel for the annual fete and zeroed in on Scarlett Johansson, Kate Bosworth, Jennifer Connelly, Amy Adams, Lauren Bacall, Diane Lane and helmer Julie Taymor to receive awards.

In a statement regarding their newfound involvement, Elle Editor-in-Chief Robbie Myers said. “Elle is proud to continue the tradition of celebrating the remarkable contributions of women in Hollywood. In addition to being extraordinarily talented, these women are great role models in every sense.”

- CHRIS GARDNER