Exciting news for the five people left in the world who still care about fashion magazines. Samira Nasr, formerly executive fashion director of Vanity Fair has just been announced as Editor In Chief of Harper’s Bazaar U.S, succeeding Glenda Bailey.
“We used to joke that he was our generation’s Don Knotts, but he’s more Jimmy Stewart in a way. He portrays humanity.”
Jim Jarmusch on Steve Buscemi, GQ
This is the sweetest GQ profile on my favourite actor, Steve Buscemi, I just want to give him a cuddle. (It’s pronounced ‘boo-sem-ee’, by the way.) (And if you haven’t seen Living In Oblivion, please make it your top priority!) (more…)
Finally, a small crumb of good news on the magazine industry front. One of London’s best loved magazine sellers has had a revamp, pivoting away from just selling international magazines to include a downstairs salon, reading room and event space, plus a coffee and pastry bar. (more…)
The Business of Fashion has a story on the future of fashion media, highlighting the struggles for magazines of operating with smaller ad revenues then ever.
There will for sure be casualties but those will likely have been coming for a while. There is just too much content out there and especially now, more short form video, memes, social media and digital newsletters than ever.
I expect the legacy players may go for reduced frequencies of print publications, both to alleviate pressure on printing businesses operating with reduced capacity and in response to market interest. (more…)