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Cosmo and Essence Add to Fashion Teams

Cosmopolitan and Essence have both added to their fashion teams. Here are the details:

    • Shiona Turini has been named fashion market director for Cosmo. Turini comes to the magazine from CR Fashion Book, where she most recently served as fashion market and beauty director. Prior to her time there, Turini was the accessories director at Teen Vogue and the accessories market editor at W.
    • Melissa Kramer is joining Essence as its fashion director. Kramer most recently served as creative director for Uptown, where she worked on fashion spreads for celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Iman and Lenny Kravitz.
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Essence Gets Gabby Douglas Interview

For those still feeling the Olympic spirit, Essence has a great interview with gold medalist Gabby Douglas and her mom, Natalie Hawkins. Below are a few highlights, but click through for the entire piece.

On people criticizing Douglas’ hair:

Hawkins: I thought she was a wonderful representation for our country and for African-American women. From the very beginning I thought the focus should have been on her wonderfully amazing talent, and not on how put together her hair was. I didn’t think it was out of place — it was just slicked back. My daughter has internal strength that she exuded that on the floor. She made her dreams come true. That’s where the focus should have been.

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