Around the town
Mediabistro’s West Coast media blog, FishbowlLA, announced yesterday that it would go “on hiatus.” The blog’s co-editor, Richard Horgan, is leaving FishbowlLA for its New York-based cousin, FishbowlNY. FishbowlLA’s archives are also being folded into FishbowlNY, meaning FishbowlLA will cease to exist as a separate blog. They are, however, keeping their Twitter account active. (FishbowlLA)
Lucky editor Brandon Holley has a personal essay in Glamour magazine this month, describing a home invasion she experienced last March. An open window on the ground floor of her Brooklyn house was broken into in the middle of the night by a man who stood over the bed where she, her husband, Read More
Fashion Week Observed
“Who are all these people?” We whispered to the woman sitting next to me as we scanned the front row in the giant Eyebeam studio on the West Side Highway. We were waiting for the Doo.Ri show to begin.
“They’re bloggers, mostly,” whispered our seatmate, Kristin Booker, who was herself a blogger for Fashion Style Beauty. She pointed out that most of the editors of the fashion magazines were placed far away from each other in different sections of the front, “to promote competition.”
Meanwhile, photographers snapped pictures of smiling young people with blue hair who we didn’t recognize, or teenage women who looked like they hadn’t showered in a week. These were the new Fashion Week celebrities.
The tabs are reporting that Rachel Zoe is pregnant though still no confirmation from the size 00 stylist. [US Weekly]
Changes at the new Lucky magazine led by Brandon Holley: Alexis Bryan Morgan has been named executive fashion editor; Gilt’s Stephanie Trong is now deputy editor; and Harper’s Bazaar contributing features editor Read More
Luck be a lady… this morning!
Luck had nothing to do with it, of course. You’re taking Lucky into the 21st century because of the great work you’ve done at Yahoo, Ms. Holley. Though, incidentally, we can’t overestimate the importance of fate in the closing of Jane: As soon as Zooey Read More
return of the editor
Three years ago Jane magazine closed, and editor Brandon Holley was out of a job.
“I didn’t leave Jane, Jane left me,” Ms. Holley told The Observer on the phone this afternoon.
Ms. Holley decided that she didn’t want to take over another magazine. “I talked to a couple of other print titles and something Read More
Brandon Holley is returning to Condé Nast to take over Lucky magazine from Kim France, the company announced today.
Ms. Holley left Condé in the summer of 2007 when S.I. Newhouse and Tom Wallace decided to close Jane. She soon found a job working on the launch of Shine, Yahoo’s site for Read More
So what happens to an editrix after Si Newhouse shuts down her magazine?
Dominique Browning wrote in The Times Magazine last weekend that her life went into a free fall after House & Garden was shuttered in 2007. She details how she spent much of her time in pajamas, how she thought about death, how Read More
Devin Leonard has a lovely piece on former Jane editor Brandon Holley. After her magazine folded, she left Conde Nast and started at Yahoo. Her now life is nothing like time at 4 Times Square, but there are ways to make up for it:
Something that she and her New York editors, all print veterans, Read More
This week’s Page Six Magazine features a profile of former Sassy editor and Jane founder, Jane Pratt. The story, by Deborah Kolben (not online, like nearly all P6M content), has a little tidbit about the editor’s difficult relationship with Condé Nast, the owner (after the corporate shuffle of Fairchild Publication) of her eponymous magazine: It’s Read More