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LA Times to Spruce Up Its Insert Pubs*

The LA Times Magazine and Image are going to be getting new makeovers. Starting in January, both LA Times inserts ventures will be getting design “upgrades,” according to a press release, as well as “increased online features reflecting enhanced fashion, beauty, shopping and style content.” LA Times Magazine, which is now only distributed to select, (read wealthy) zip codes, will also be made more widely available.

Here’s hoping the new online fashion focus doesn’t push some of the more broad, interesting content out of the book. Image has always been about fashion, but the LA Times Mag has been aspiring to much more in recent months. We’ve especially been digging Annie Jacobsen‘s series of “Back/Story” pieces–revealing odd, untold tales about the region’s history. This month’s “Road to Area 51,” about the famous military black site, is a great read.

Press release after the jump:

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Booth Moore Named Image Editor

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Booth Moore has been named editrix of the LA Times Image section, or so says Rose Apodaca. She writes:

The night was also about welcoming the team’s newest members: Monica Corcoran (formerly of Variety) and Emili Vesilind (ex-WWD), as well as toasting the official naming of uber fashion critic Booth Moore to the editor helm of IMAGE.

A commenter named Persey seems distraught at the news.

LA Times IMAGE Section Debut

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The newest LA Times section, Image, debuted today, and it’s a welcome addition to the other features, once the truly dreadful printing problems are fixed. (The photos in our home-delivery edition weren’t just blurry, they were surreally blurry. We actually thought it was a stylistic choice for about 15 seconds.)

Chloe Sevigny is profiled, and while there’s nothing much new about her clothes-horse qualities, Rose Apodaca makes it interesting. But an Inside the Closet sidebar needs photos of exactly what’s inside–which ankle boots, please.

David Keeps finds a new trend in men’s fashion, and takes a couple of hundred words to describe steampunk. Allegedly this combo of Victorian and hooligan pops up on Deadwood, the cancelled HBO series.

Just in time for summer in Southern California, Amy Scattergood has a how-to piece about that cutting edge trend, knitting. Next fall’s fashions might feature chunky scarves and sweaters, but a beach wear story might have been more helpful–the last line of the story suggests the look might be outdated by the time a knitter finishes a project.

There are a number of other sort of ho-hum pieces, including a really dense story on the science of skin creams that never came out and said which ones are worth the money.

Adam Tschorn, who’s married to fashion critic Booth Moore, wrote some of the liveliest pieces: one on Justin Timberlake’s stylist and a step-by step guide to growing a mustache. Both were fun to read–too bad Moore’s story about fashion gossip was so stale.

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is off to a good start. If the Times editors can resist using the same old pool of predictable writers and done-to-death ideas (no stories on couture for kids or little dogs, please), reading about fashion might be as much fun as shopping.

LA Times Image Section To Launch on Sunday, March 18

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The greatly-anticipated LA Times Image section, headed by deputy features editor Michalene Busico, former Women’s Wear Daily West Coast bureau chief Rose Apodaca and fashion editor Booth Moore, will appear as a monthly feature next Sunday, then go weekly in September. Who can wait that long? From the press release:

IMAGE promises a host of regular columns and features, including Booth Moore’s “Style Notebook,” a critical look at the global intersections of fashion and pop culture; profiles of the industry’s most important players, style icons and insiders; a “Your Stylist” advice column featuring a rotating cast of prominent experts; “L.A. Style Files,” a snapshot out of the archives of stylish Angelenos; “The Waitlist” and a comprehensive guide to new stores, sample sales, warehouse sales and more.

New hires Fashion Market Editor Melissa Magsaysay, formerly of WWD and Staff Writer Adam Tschorn, formerly West Coast Editor of DNR, round out the team.

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