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A Cosmopolitan Editor Who Has Paid Her Dues

EmmaBarkerCosmopolitanThumbEmma Barker‘s current job title is as yummy as Carrie Bradshaw‘s favorite cocktail. At age 27, Barker is the sex and relationships editor for Cosmopolitan.

That’s a long way from the Iowa payphone she once had to rely on to fact-check travel article details for Midwest Living. And, as Barker writes for this week’s edition of the magazine’s ongoing column “Get That Life,” it’s also a fair figurative distance from her second stint at New York magazine, during which she volunteered to cover parties and events for The Cut:

Party reporting is one of the hardest jobs you can have because you have to ask what they don’t want to answer. Their publicist is standing there frowning at you. Once there was a married, famous model who was rumored to be having a lesbian affair with another model. I had to ask her about it at her perfume launch party. She was not there to talk about her sex scandal, but I had to ask the question. Her publicist yelled at me, and I left and cried on the subway. I was so humiliated.

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Cheater Nancy and Trader Joe’s

TraderJoesLogoThe newest item tagged on The Cut with “Both Sides of a Breakup” involves a pair of lawyers, Ian and Nancy. On the eve of the couple’s planned marriage, the whole thing came undone thanks to Nancy’s behavior at the home of two-buck Chuck with a two-timing Charles:

IAN: My best friend’s wife called me and said she was in a terrible position but she had to tell me something. She said, “Did you and Nancy break up?” And I said, “No! Why?” And she said, “I saw her with Charles… you need to ask her what’s going on.” She had seen Nancy and Charles making out at Trader Joe’s. Trader fucking Joe’s. It was like a scene from a movie. Suddenly, everything came together. It was literally like that last scene in The Usual Suspects.

And how do New York magazine readers feel about TJ’s role in all this? One suggests the grocery chain should be thought of as “Traitor Joe’s,” while another puts this aisle-mess on the level of Lisa Raye at a Turks and Caicos fish market.

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New York Loses Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

ShutterstockAdrianaLimaThere was a bit of a New York fashion bombshell dropped this morning across the pond at Victoria’s Secret’s Bond Street store in London. Model Adriana Lima, dressed according to The Cut contributor Hattie Criswell in “exactly what any of us would choose for a breakfast event: a jeweled cut-out dress with generous sideboob,” announced – together with Candice Swanepoel and company CMO Ed Razeck - that the chain’s next annual fashion show will be held at Earls Court in London.

During the press conference, Lima came up with one logical and one not-so-logical celebrity as possible UK first-row guests:

Lima seemed more interested in which Brits would be in the audience for the show. “There are a bunch that we’d like to invite,” she said, giggling. “I’d love to see Elton John because I’m a big fan — I really love him. Hopefully, also — I’d like to invite Prince Harry.”

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The Cut Adds Editor, Redbook Names Associate Publisher

A couple moves to note involving New York’s The Cut and Redbook. Details are below.

    • The Cut has named Véronique Hyland fashion news editor, a new role at the site. Hyland comes to The Cut from Elle, where she served in the same role for the past two years. She previously worked at Harper’s Bazaar and WWD. At The Cut, Hyland will be tasked with expanding the site’s breaking news coverage.
    • Heidi Edelstein is joining Redbook as associate publisher of marketing. She comes to the magazine from Time Inc., where she served as executive director, integrated marketing since 2004.

New York’s The Cut Adds Beauty Editor

Kathleen Hou has been named beauty editor of New York’s fashion/lifestyle blog The Cut. Hou will oversee all trend pieces, news, and product reviews that fall under the beauty umbrella.

Hou was most recently the beauty and wellness editor at The Upswing. She was also a fashion and beauty contributor to Fashionista.com.

Hou’s appointment is effective immediately.

The Cut Adds Fashion Features Editor

Kurt Soller, online style editor for Esquire, is leaving the magazine for a spot with New York’s ever-expanding fashion/lifestyle site, The Cut. Soller will be a fashion features editor for the site.

“On Monday, I start a new job at @nymag, editing fashion features for @thecut,” tweeted Soller. “Can’t wait to get started!”

Soller joins a growing staff at The Cut, which includes editorial director Stella Bugbee; features editor Maureen O’Connor; senior editor Charlotte Cowles; and beauty editor Christina Han

Stephanie Trong is Gone from New York’s The Cut

According to WWD, Stephanie Trong is out as editorial director of New York’s The Cut. Trong had been at The Cut for just over a year. Prior to that she was deputy digital editor of Lucky.

No word on why Trong is out, but sources told WWD that she was let go.

Stella Bugbee, previously an editor-at-large then — most recently — creative director for The Cut, is succeeding Trong.

New York Debuts Revamped ‘The Cut’

The bigger, better version of New York’s “The Cut,” is here. The new stand alone site — meant to compete with the likes of Jezebel and Vogue — certainly looks better than the old one. The photographs stand out more, the overall look is slicker and the editorial is divided into five, easy-to-locate sections — Fashions, Beauty, Goods, Fame, and Love & War, which will be filled with up to 40 new piece per day.

“New York has a long history publishing compelling fashion content in print, and, for the last four years, covering fashion news online,” said New York’s editor-in-chief Adam Moss, in a press release. “The Cut is far more ambitious—an immersive experience that has both the high impact visual quality of a glossy and the loose dynamism of the web.”

The Cut is led by creative director Stella Bugbee; features editor Maureen O’Connor; senior editor Charlotte Cowles; and beauty editor Christina Han.

New York’s The Cut Takes Aim at Vogue and Jezebel

New York’s fashion blog The Cut is getting set to expand, and so it is setting its sights high. According to The New York Times, The Cut is set to grow the week of August 13, backed by better coverage of fashion shows and new content overseen by the likes of former Gawker staffer Maureen O’Connor.

The goal? To take on Vogue and Jezebel. Adam Moss, New York’s editor-in-chief, told the Times that The Cut will be ”a high-end fashion magazine with the scrappiness of a blog.”

The Cut’s growth will surely generate more interest from fashion advertisers, who already like New York. The Times reports that fashion advertising rose by 34 percent this year, and beauty product ads increased by a whopping 100 percent.

New York’s ‘The Cut’ Adds Gawker Writer

New York’s fashion blog, The Cut, has added Maureen O’Connor as its new Features Editor, according to WWD. O’Connor comes to The Cut from Gawker, where she has worked since 2009. Prior to that she contributed to The Daily Beast.

According to a New York spokesperson, O’Connor will be tasked with appointing features for the blog among other duties.

O’Connor’s last day at Gawker is this Friday.

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