Cate Blanchett Guest Edits W, Dazed Media Expands Into Beauty

by Aria Darcella
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Cate Blanchett’s All Female Edition of Is Here (W)
The long awaited woman-centric edition of W — guest edited by Cate Blanchett — is finally here! “All female collaborators, female photographers, female visions, creative acts, aspirations, and endeavors. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” she wrote in her editors letter. “Language is all-important, and the way one begins a conversation, whether it be with a director, the W team, or, indeed, the W readers, will influence the way the project and its outcomes unfold. I’d like to think this issue is one such opening gambit. A provocation to look at life through a different lens. We hope it’s a fresh, exciting, and inclusive one.”

Dazed Media Is Launching a Beauty Editorial Vertical (Business of Fashion)
It seems everyone is getting in the beauty game these days, so why not a publication? Dazed Media — which includes Dazed magazine, AnOtherAnOther Man, and Nowness — is launching a beauty platform, Dazed Beauty. The Instagram page will go live tomorrow, while the website will launch on the 26th. The new “multi-platform channel” promises to celebrate beauty conveyed through the lens of creativity and self-expression becoming the definitive future archive of identity.”

(Dazed Beauty)

Karl Lagerfeld Teams Up With Puma on Capsule Collection (Yahoo)
Hot on the heels of his recent collaboration with Kaia Gerber, Karl Lagerfeld announced his newest capsule partner: Puma! The designer has created a collection of athletic wear for both men and women, dropping October 19. Jogging will never be the same again.

Former Vanity Fair Fashion Director Michael Carl Joins Hermès (WWD)
Michael Carl, the former fashion director of Vanity Fair, has joined Hermès in a new role: vice president of press and influence. “We are delighted to welcome Michael with confidence that he will bring his depth of experience and editorial sensibility to Hermès at a time of significant media transformation,” said Peter Malachi, the company’s senior vice president of communications. With yesterday’s news that Selby Drummond left Vogue for a newly invented position at Snapchat, it appears that editors’ skills are in high demand for brands that are open to creating unique job titles.

New Beginnings 🧡

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Zac Posen’s Taps Gia Coppola and Maya Hawke for New Lookbook (Vogue)
Zac Posen’s Spring 2019 lookbook has arrived, and it features some real star power. In lieu of a model, Posen tapped Maya Hawke (daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman) to pose for images shot by Gia Coppola. The photos have a moody feel that add some intrigue to Posen’s fabulous gowns.

Million Dollar Listing: NY‘s Ryan Serhant Celebrates the Launch of His First Book
Last night, during the Season 7 finale of Million Dollar Listing: NY, Ryan Serhant celebrated a decade in real estate as well as the upcoming launch of his first book: Sell It Like Serhant, available September 18 from Hachette Books. Held at Samsung 837, the event began with a VIP cocktail hour followed by a full-on extravaganza of immersive experiences, built around high tech and VR activities, to entertain guests.

UPDATE
An earlier draft of this post incorrectly stated that Dazed was launching a beauty line. It has since been corrected.

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