Original article retrieved from Fashionista.com
So about those nagging rumors that Anna Wintour is up for an ambassadorship in the Obama administration–or even those rumors that she’ll retire soon: This latest bit of news should put them to rest once and for all.
Condé Nast has promoted Anna Wintour to the newly created role of artistic director. She will stay on in her role as the editor in chief of Vogue and editorial director ofTeen Vogue.
“The establishment of an Artistic Director is a reflection of our commitment to preserve and champion all that exists ‘Only at Condé Nast,’” Charles H. Townsend, the chief executive of Condé Nast, said in a release. “This is the ideal time to leverage Anna’s extraordinary vision and leadership to amplify and elevate the profile of Condé Nast U.S. both domestically and abroad. Anna is an icon in the worlds of fashion, business and the arts, she has the foresight and wisdom to influence the major trends of our society and is respected globally as an accomplished businesswoman.”
Finally speaking out on those ambassadorship rumors, Wintour told the New York Times, “It was an honor to work for President Obama… but there was never a long-term discussion about anything.”
Townsend admitted to the Times that he would “go to great distances to avoid losing Anna, particularly in the prime of her career.” This promotion is meant to ensure that Wintour, who is now 63 and coming up on 25 years at Vogue, stays with Condé Nast.
So what does Wintour’s new role entail?
According to a release, she will “curate and cultivate the creative vision for the Company, working with the extraordinary editorial talent at Condé Nast to shape its artistic inspiration and innovation across all platforms.” What that really means is that Wintour will function as a “one-person consulting firm” (her words to the Times) for the publishing giant, meeting with the editors of Condé’s various titles to weigh in and offer advice. That doesn’t mean she’ll be involved in nitty gritty editorial decisions at other titles–as The New Yorker editor David Remnick so succinctly put it, “I don’t expect Anna to be picking the cartoons or directing our war coverage.” Think more big picture. Additionally, Wintour will reportedly be involved in Condé Nast’s “expanding portfolio of platforms,” like those recently announced branded web TV series.
If you’ve ever watched The September Issue (and we’re betting you have) you’ll know that consulting is part of what Wintour does already. In her role as editor of Vogue she essentially serves as consultant to designers, retailers, and even the Mayor on matters concerning the fashion industry (see: Fashion’s Night Out).
Taking on these new responsibilities, it’s likely that Wintour will not be able to devote as much time to Vogue (she is, we’re pretty sure, only human). Our money’s on Sally Singer taking on a bigger role. But don’t expect any reshuffling of the masthead. A Voguespokesperson confirmed to us that there will be no major masthead changes as Wintour’s role at the magazine “isn’t any different.”
In preparation for the much-awaited academy awards, I decided to round up a list of my favorite looks from the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Jessica Chastain compensating for her disastrous Golden Globes dress, in Alexander McQueen.
I can’t wait for the Oscars!
Images retreived from: Just Jared, Perez Hilton, Fashionista and Glamour.
And so award season has begun, tis the season to celebrate that talented group of actors and actresses who have started in the most noteworthy films of the year. If like me, you watch these award shows exclusively for the red carpet then more power to you! After all, only one person can win an award per category, while absolutely everyone can sport a ravishing look to these events.
Here are my top picks for this year’s Golden Globes:
Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen
I decided to include Anne Hathaway, not only because of her beautiful Chanel gown, but because of her heartwarming speech where she says her Golden Globe is her new weapon against self doubt. As if anyone doubted of the former Princess of Genovia’s talent!
As eventful as the month of may was, nothing caused more controversy than President Barack Obama declaring himself in favor of gay marriage. Many believe he did so in order to gain popularity among members of the gay community, others believe it was just a publicity stunt. Whatever the reason, I’m glad this country has a president who acknowledges people’s right to love whoever they want.
Another important- and possibly overlooked- event that took place in May was the death of Vidal Sassoon. Many may wonder why is this man so important? Well he changed the lives of girls everywhere by inventing the handheld blow dryer, saving women time and money while allowing them to have salon looking hair. Men may roll their eyes at the thought of him being so important, but in reality they benefited just as much as women from Sassoon’s creation.
Among other big news, Facebook went public. What sounded like a good idea was actually a disaster for the stock market and left many investors either disappointed or enraged over their losses. However not everything has been bad for Mark Zuckerberg this May, since he married his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chen in a small ceremony in their house in California. Congratulations Priscilla, you are officially the queen of Silicon Valley.
If the Met Ball did not satisfy your desire to see celebrities in their fines outfits them I’m sure the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival can provide you with an even more exquisite selection of dress and suit clad celebrities for your viewing pleasure. Here are a few of my top picks.
The ever beautiful Lily Donaldson showing us that when it comes to elegance, less is always more.
Anja Rubik’s hipbone.
I guess Kristen Stewart wasn’t too thrilled to be there, care to trade places?
Marion Cotillard. La plus belle du monde.
Eva Longoria. Speechless, this dress is too gorgeous to be true.
I wanna have the body Jane Fonda has at 74 at 21.
Minty fresh Diane Kruger.
Can you tell I have a girl crush on Marion Cotillard? French girls just do it better.
Lana Del Rey.