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Kate Moss Joins Vogue as Contributing Editor

Kate Moss GKate Moss — yes that Kate Moss — is joining British Vogue as a contributing fashion editor. WWD reports that Moss will work with Vogue’s stylists and have her choice of photographers and models.

British Vogue’s editor, Alexandra Shulman, told WWD that Moss was a natural addition to the editorial team, explaining that her “depth of fashion knowledge and understanding of what makes a wonderful image will be exciting to see.” Moss’ first piece is set to debut next spring.

We honestly have no concept of Moss aside from “That skinny model known for looking like she loved heroin,” so we’re going to withhold judgement here.

Meredith Melling Burke Leaves Vogue

Meredith Melling Burke is leaving Vogue. WWD reports that Burke, a senior markets editor who has been with the magazine since 1997, is leaving to start a new venture with Valerie Boster, Vogue’s bookings editor. No word on what, exactly, the new company will be.

In related Vogue news, Cynthia Smith and Kelly Connor have both been promoted to market editor.

Instead of a replacement for Burke, other staffers —including Smith and Conner — will take up her duties. Boster will be succeeded by Helena Suric. She most recently worked at DNA Models.

Elissa Santisi Leaves Vogue for Harper’s Bazaar

Elissa Santisi is joining Harper’s Bazaar as a contributing senior fashion editor. Santisi comes to the magazine from Vogue, where she had been since 1998.

This is actually a return to Harper’s Bazaar for Santisi, as she served as the title’s senior fashion editor from 1993 to 1998, when she left to become Vogue’s style director.

“Elissa’s creativity will enhance our mission to inform and inspire, and I’m thrilled to welcome her to the Harper’s Bazaar team,” said Glenda Bailey, Harper’s Bazaar’s editor-in-chief.

Santisi starts at Harper’s Bazaar tomorrow.

Simon Doonan: Anna Wintour is ‘This Incredibly Impressive Figure’

Simon Doonan is Barney’s creative ambassador-at-large and has been involved in the fashion world for over 30 years. The man knows things. And in an interview with The New Republic, Doonan showcases his smarts when asked about Anna Wintour, who happens to carry a bit of weight in the fashion industry. Doonan went ahead and offered as much praise as possible:

I see Anna Wintour as being a very heroic figure because she has taken on a leadership role in the fashion universe that is vastly much bigger than it was when she and I and the people of our generation began our careers in fashion. She’s created this role and she inhabits it amazingly.

An amazing hero!

That would seem to be plenty of ass kissing, but why stop there? Doonan added that “The idea of her as a coat-flinging tyrant is not accurate at all,” and said Wintour was “This incredibly impressive figure.” Yes, of course she is.

Buying Everything Offered in Harper’s Bazaar Would Cost $438,000

As we mentioned this morning, magazines love to sell you products. The Huffington Post conducted some research into this by examining eight September issues of popular fashion magazines. HuffPost found that if you bought everything offered in the latest Harper’s Bazaar, you’d end up shelling out $438,018. So please don’t do that.

Magazines considered for the report included Cosmo, Harper’s Bazaar, Lucky, Marie Claire, Elle, Vogue, InStyle and Glamour. Here are some highlights:

Most Products Offered: InStyle, with 440 items

Fewest Products Offered: Vogue, with 59 items

Highest Average Cost of Products: Vogue, at an average of $4,375 a piece

Lowest Average Cost of Products: Cosmo, at an average of $157 a piece

Here is Anna Wintour Reading Vogue

Your meta post of the day: Anna Wintour reading Vogue’s September issue.

Of course she reads with her sunglasses on. Don’t you?

[Image: Vogue Instagram]

British Vogue Experiencing ‘Most Profitable Year Ever’ [Update]

According to Condé Nast, Vogue is in vogue. The publishing house told The Guardian that Vogue’s UK edition is currently enjoying its most profitable year ever, and that’s making confidence at the glossy sky high. ”Brand Vogue has never been more powerful or profitable, or enjoyed a wider reach, than today,” Nicholas Coleridge, president of Condé Nast International, boasted to The Guardian.

Vogue staffers in New York have plenty to be happy about too. The American edition’s September issue — featuring current “it girl” Jennifer Lawrence — packed 665 ad pages, marking it as the second biggest issue in Vogue’s 121-year history. The title also just inked a TV deal with Discovery Communications to air Fashion Fund, a fashion design contest. Additionally, Condé gave Vogue its own online video site. And if all that wasn’t enough, Kanye West is trying to get Anna Wintour to put his baby on the cover.

Yes, 2013 has definitely been a great year for Vogue. Which makes you wonder if they’re considering West’s proposal just for the hell of it.

Update (11:40 am):
This post has been updated to show that Coleridge was referring to British Vogue.

Kanye West Wants His Baby on Vogue Cover

Kanye West is very good at being Kanye West. What does a Kanye West do? Endlessly shove himself in the spotlight because no one has ever bothered to tell him “No, stop that” or “Your new album is garbage.” West’s latest move is to convince Anna Wintour to put his baby, North West, on the cover of Vogue.

According to RadarOnline, West has been tirelessly lobbying Wintour. He even put together some stats that show reality TV stars help sell fashion magazines. Now you’re probably thinking, “North West is just a baby! And not a star of anything! Vogue would never do this!” But please keep all rational thoughts to yourself.

Despite West’s constant buzzing, Wintour has been “less than enthusiastic” about the idea. This is mostly because Wintour is not an idiot. Still, a source told RadarOnline that West “is convinced that he’s going to make this happen.”

Of course he is. He’s Kanye West.

Jennifer Lawrence Appears on Vogue’s September Cover

Jennifer Lawrence is your Vogue September 2013 cover girl. In the accompanying profile by Jonathan Van Meter, Lawrence says that she doesn’t like goat cheese or people who forget to wring out sponges. She’s so real!

The September issue of Vogue hits newsstands August 20.

Vanity Fair and Vogue Get TV Deals

Vanity Fair and Vogue are getting into the TV business. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Condé Nast titles have inked deals with Discovery Communications to launch two shows: Vanity Fair Confidential and Fashion Fund.

The crime and mystery show Confidential, based on a series of VF articles, will air on Investigation Discovery channel, and Fashion Fund, based on a design contest sponsored by Vogue, will air on Ovation channel.

Magazine articles serving as the source for TV shows and movies is nothing new, but what is worth noting here is that these two deals are seemingly more friendly to Condé Nast, not writers. Older Condé contracts gave writers royalties if their pieces hit the big screen, but newer contracts do not give out as much. Unsurprisingly, magazine editors and writers aren’t happy with that, which makes sense, since without their ideas the shows wouldn’t exist.

Dawn Ostroff, head of Condé Nast Entertainment — the division of the publishing house that handles TV and movie deals — told the Journal that writers still get “a fair market value” for their work. Let’s hope that’s true.

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