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Diane von Furstenberg Revisits Infamous New York Magazine Interview

NewsweekMarch1976FurstenbergIn her new memoir The Woman I Wanted to Be, she writes about it. And in a piece in the current issue of Harper’s Bazaar to go along with a Fashion Icon of the Year award from the magazine presented in November, she talks about it.

Diane von Furstenberg‘s 1973 New York magazine interview with then-husband Prince Eduard Egon von Furstenberg today would set off a thousand and one Twitter storms. Although Ms. von Furstenberg famously never has any regrets, she admits this one still belongs on the runway of youthful indiscretions:

The story [of Egon and Diane] was a media dream. But like all dreams, not everything was based in reality. In 1973, Diane and Egon gave an interview to New York magazine in which they tried to talk with sophistication about their ‘open’ marriage. Their words read ludicrously – even to her.

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Cover Battle: W or Harper’s Bazaar

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round we have W taking on Harper’s Bazaar.

W’s latest front page features Margot Robbie taking a dip while fully clothed. We had no idea going swimming with your clothes on was considered art. We always thought it just meant you had one too many whiskeys.

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Adweek Names Harper’s Bazaar 2014′s Hottest Magazine

The winners of Adweek’s annual Hot List have been announced, and since there’s about 1,734 categories, everyone won! Congrats everyone.

Okay, not everyone was a winner. Harper’s Bazaar was though. It was honored as the Hottest Magazine of the year:

Hearst’s 147-year-old fashion icon, led by editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey and publisherCarol Smith, is enjoying rare growth for a women’s magazine. The September issue was its biggest ever, with 444 pages. Total circ grew 5 percent in the first half, as the magazine raised its rate base for the first time in over two decades (from 700,000 to 725,000). A digital overhaul led to 5.7 million unique views in November, up 320 percent YOY. And Bazaar is the most followed magazine brand on Pinterest.

Other notable winners from print are below.

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The Glamour Beauty Editor Who Became a Dermatologist

DrGeraghtyHow does someone go from a career in east coast magazine publishing to a career in west coast dermatology? This was the obvious first question when Becky Bach, a media relations and digital strategist for the Stanford Medical School, recently spoke with Dr. Laurel Naversen Geraghty (pictured).

From 1999 to 2004, Geraghty worked on the editorial side of Hearst and Condé Nast, rising to the perch of senior beauty editor at Glamour magazine. She also was an editor with Allure, Harper’s Bazaar and Women Sports and Fitness:

“Once, after I wrote an article about skin cancer for Glamour, the magazine received over 50 reader letters saying, “You helped me find my skin cancer!” That is incredibly rewarding. Skin care was one of my beats, and the more I covered dermatology and medicine, the more I found myself missing science. And I decided to make a radical change to explore that interest.”

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Cover Battle: Fader or Harper’s Bazaar

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round features Fader taking on Harper’s Bazaar.

Nicki Minaj covers Fader’s latest issue. Here she is folding her arms over an invisible chair. This is tougher than it looks.

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Arianna Huffington: ‘I’m 64-Years-Old and I’ve Never Had Plastic Surgery’

MilaMoursiTwitterProfilePicThere is a fountain of brand information in the latest installment of Harper’s Bazaar‘s “Beauty Diaries.” Here for example is what Arianna Huffington told the magazine’s senior beauty editor Jessica Prince about her approach to skin care:

“I’m 64-years-old and I’ve never had Botox, fillers or plastic surgery, but I do believe in great maintenance. I see aesthetician Mila Moursi for facials or microdermabrasion every three weeks. She specializes in women who don’t want to have plastic surgery.”

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Anthony Mazzola, Veteran Hearst Editor, Dead at 90

Anthony Mazzola, who dedicated more than 40 years of his life to editing and reshaping Town & Country and Harper’s Bazaar, has died. He was 90 years old.

Mazzola joined Hearst in 1948 as an art director for Town & Country. He would hold that role for almost two decades before eventually becoming editor-in-chief in 1965. In 1972, Mazzola was appointed editor of Harper’s Bazaar. Mazzola was also the fine arts curator for Hearst.

“Anthony Mazzola was a dynamic member of the Hearst Magazines family for more than 65 years,” said Steven Swartz, Hearst’s president and CEO, in a statement. “Tony will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of working with him.”

Mazzola is survived by his three children and his wife, Michele Morgan Mazzola, who also worked with Anthony at Hearst for over 45 years. Mazzola is also survived by five grandchildren.

[Image: Hearst / Slim Aarons]

Stephen Mooallem Named Exec Editor of Harper’s Bazaar

Stephen Mooallem has been named executive editor of Harper’s Bazaar. Mooallem comes to the magazine from Interview, where he served as editor in chief since 2009.

“Stephen comes to us with great experience and a unique point-of-view that will continue to support the Bazaar mission to be timely but timeless,” said Harper’s Bazaar’s editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey, in a statement. “I am deeply grateful to Kim for her invaluable contributions and commitment to Bazaar. We will miss her considerable talent and wish her all the best in her next endeavor.”

Mooallem is succeeding Kimberly Cutter, who is leaving Harper’s Bazaar in January to write her second novel. Mooallem takes over January 2.

Harper’s Bazaar Revamped Site is Live

Harper’s Bazaar’s new site has gone live. The revamp features responsive design, hourly content updates and plenty of big, bold photographs. And as we noted before, there’s plenty for advertisers to like.

The most noticeable addition to the new HarpersBazaar.com is #TheList, which packs editorially curated items. The lure for advertisers here is that they can sponsor the section and have their clothes featured. If you don’t mind that, #TheList is actually nicely laid out. Instead of flipping side to side through the items, as you scroll the next product emerges from the bottom of the page and takes over almost the entire screen. It’s clean, and therefore visually engaging. Harper’s Bazaar has also integrated commerce into the site, making almost every item shown instantly “shoppable.”

Carol Smith, the magazine’s VP, publisher, and chief revenue officer, said of the new site, “Having a bold look and point-of-view is essential; we’re backing it up with up-to-minute content and functionality that offers the best user experience and creates unique opportunities for marketers to connect with the ultimate luxury customer.”

Harper’s Bazaar Revamped Website to Feature Plenty of Sponsored Content

ads!Harper’s Bazaar’s new website will debut next Monday. What can you expect? Sponsored content! Yay! The New York Times reports that premiering along with the new site is #TheList, which will “highlight top trends culled by the magazine’s editorial staff.” Translation: Ads.

On most days, companies can sponsor #TheList in exchange for having some of their products featured. They can also run banner ads. On Saturdays, an advertiser can buy up the entire feature, and have only its products in #TheList.

Fans of Harper’s Bazaar might not appreciate the fact that companies are telling editors what to include in #TheList, but it really doesn’t matter. Sponsored content is the official wave of the future. Magazines need money, and this is one way to get plenty of it.

Unsurprisingly, Todd Haskell, senior VP and chief revenue officer for Hearst Magazines Digital Media, is a big fan of #TheList. “We have an opportunity to create something from scratch that lets us develop one of these branded content experiences that is just so perfect for the reader and that lets us talk about the kinds of things that our readers love to interact with,” he told the Times.

[Image: The New York Times]

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