PeopleStyle, formerly known as StyleWatch, is folding its monthly print edition, reports The Cut. According to an internal memo obtained by the website today from Alan Murray, the chief content officer of Time Inc., and Jess Cagle, the editorial director of People and EW, the magazine will now operate as a “digital-first” product. According to the memo, PeopleStyle‘s EIC Bethany Heitman will be leaving her role. People‘s style and beauty director Andrea Lavinthal will oversee the section in her place. “The PeopleStyle brand will continue to address the needs of its exuberant fashion audience and engage readers on multiple platforms,” read the memo. “PeopleStyle will still live in print, in the popular PeopleStyle section in the weekly edition of People and in special stand-alone issues planned for the future. Meanwhile, we are focused on exciting new initiatives within the successful digital PeopleStyle vertical, such as e-commerce, seasonal shopping guides, new video franchises and People TV programming.”
The final print PeopleStyle is the December 2017/January 2018 issue. It was announced in March of this year that StyleWatch would reduce its frequency to eight times a year, combining with People‘s style vertical to become PeopleStyle.