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Glamour’s Cindi Leive to Host Google Hangout on Diversity in Fashion

Ever wanted to ask Cindi Leive, the editor-in-chief of Glamour, a question about diversity in fashion? If so, today’s your lucky day. If not, maybe tomorrow will be your lucky day. We really have no idea.

For those of you interested, Leive will be hosting a Google Hangout on diversity (or the lack thereof) in fashion at 1 pm.

Leive will be joined by former model Bethann Hardison, The Cut’s contributing fashion critic Robin Givhan, and fashion designer Tracy Reese.

You can watch the Hangout and submit questions to be answered live by clicking through.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

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.

Glamour Tweaks Look, Increases Fashion Coverage

Glamour readers are in for some surprises when they open the magazine’s latest issue. WWD reports that the glossy has increased its fashion coverage, tweaked the appearance of the title and added a new column from editor-in-chief Cindi Leive.

A new section that explores the world of fashion designers kicks things off with a look at Rag & Bone’s creative team. Glamour’s March issue also features a shoot at Condé’s eventual new home, 1 WTC. Paul Ritter, Glamour’s relatively new creative director, fine tuned the magazine by adding more details than typically found in past issues. Leive has also added a new column, “Step Into My Office” in which she interviews a successful woman. First up? Sheryl Sandberg. Not a bad start.

Leive seemed rather excited about the new Glamour. She told WWD that new design was inspired by the “everyday chicness of the American woman.” That’s good, because according to Leive, 1 out of 10 American women reads Glamour. That’s a lot of chicness.

Bonnie Fuller Talks Digital Media, Celebrity Journalism and Her First Big Break

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bonnie-fuller_149Bonnie Fuller, the veteran editor who has reinvented many major women’s mags, from Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan to Glamour and Us Weekly, is the founding president and editor-in-chief of the entertainment-news site HollywoodLife.com.

In the latest installment of Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do – our first interview in the “Digital Media” week of our Profit From Your Passion series – Fuller talks about transforming tabloids and handling the criticism about her career, and offers advice to aspiring celeb journos:

[You must] have digital skills because I think the world is only going to go more digital and more mobile. So if you want to have a long career in this business, you have to be prepared to have those skills. The second thing would be that every rule used in normal journalism should be applied to celebrity journalism. Just because you’re dealing with celebrities and news about celebrities doesn’t mean you don’t apply a high standard.

For more from Fuller, including how she successfully overhauled so many top mags, read: So What Do You Do, Bonnie Fuller, Editor-In-Chief of HollywoodLife.com? Also, below, watch a video of Fuller discussing how she got her first big break.

Rashida Jones and Zosia Mamet Join Glamour

Magazines love the hype generated by hiring famous people, and so in that tradition, Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation) and Zosia Mamet (Girls) have been named contributors to Glamour.

Jones (who actually has plenty of writing experience) will pen a monthly column titled “Love, Rashida.” It debuts in March. Mamet’s column, “My Zo-Called Life,” is online now and appears in Glamour’s February issue.

In Mamet’s first piece, she explains why it’s helpful to accept your flaws. While that’s not exactly groundbreaking content, at least it’s better than Drew Barrymore’s ode to a breakfast sandwich.

Cover Battle: Golf Digest or Glamour

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round we have Golf Digest taking on Glamour. Here is how we imagine the latest Golf Digest cover ended up happening: “So, how about Kate Upton? I know it might not—” “Yes. Meeting adjourned.”

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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.

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.

Paul Ritter Named Creative Director of Glamour

Paul Ritter has been named creative director of Glamour. Ritter was most recently design director for Elle, where he had been since 2007. He has also previously served as creative director for Life and Vitals.

Glamour is in its prime, and as we head into our 75th anniversary next March, we’re setting the course for growth for decades to come,” said Cindi Leive, Glamour’s editor-in-chief, in a statement. “Paul is a strong creative force with a keen understanding of style and culture, and I’m thrilled to have him on board to help me build a modern all-American fashion magazine for the future.”

Ritter is succeeding Geraldine HesslerGlamour‘s creative director, design. Hessler is leaving the magazine.

Anna Wintour’s Hand of Death Hovers Over Glamour

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Ever since Anna Wintour was named artistic director of Condé Nast, her power and influence have grown. As we’ve mentioned, that has meant bad things for Condé editors who aren’t up to snuff. The New York Times reports that Wintour’s death gaze has now turn to Glamour, which means Cindi Leive, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, had better look alive. While she can.

Recently Wintour signed off on the firing of Klara Glowczewska (the longtime editor of Condé Nast Traveler) and Brandon Holley (the editor of Lucky). Pilar Guzmán and Eva Chen — their replacements, respectively — were Wintour endorsed. With that done, Wintour’s icy hand of death has started flipping the pages of Glamour:

Now Ms. Wintour is turning her attention to Glamour, which has lost over 28 percent of its newsstand sales in the year ending in June, and perhaps other magazines as well. According to a magazine executive at a competing company with direct knowledge of the discussions, a creative director at his company was approached about working in a similar role for Glamour, and told that the post would report to Ms. Wintour, not Cindi Leive, the magazine’s editor. (Mr. Townsend acknowledged the discussions, but said the reporting line detail was “dead wrong.”)

Of course Wintour maintains that editors shouldn’t feel like her presence means they should update their wills.

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