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Staffers Follow Deborah Needleman to T

With Deborah Needleman just starting to get comfortable as the new editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, WWD reports that staffers from WSJ. are following her there. WSJ.’s fashion features director Whitney Vargas and creative director Patrick Li are both expected to join the staff of T soon, with more to follow.

Vargas has been with WSJ. since 2010. She had previously served as Elle’s senior fashion news editor.

Li resigned from WSJ. last week. He had been with the magazine since last May. He was the founder of the design firm Li Inc., and has worked with Vogue China, Jason Wu, Rodarte and more.

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WSJ. Beefs Up Staff

After rolling out her debut issue of WSJ. with the help of only five workers, editor Deborah Needleman is ready to surround herself with some more talent.  John Koblin reports that WSJ. has added four experienced names to the lifestyle magazine’s staff:

Former Elle senior fashion news editor Whitney Vargas will serve as WSJ.’s fashion news director

Nadia Vellam, who worked as a photo editor for W and freelancer for WSJ., will become photo director

Fiona Murray will move from fashion editor to features director

Associate fashion editor Andrew Lutjens is now WSJ.’s market editor

WSJ. will release their next issue in March.