New WSJ. editrix Kristina O’Neill played hostess on Wednesday eve at Wallse for a bash to celebrate her arrival, and the new March issue, of course. We caught up with O’Neill to discuss Glenda, whitewashed covers, and cafs.
Kristina O’Neill’s first cover of WSJ. came out today, on the editor-in-chief’s own Instagram, as well as in her WWD treatment in today’s issue. Looks like O’Neill is planning on doing a bit of forward thinking at her new post! A clean aesthetic rules for O’Neill’s first cover shot, with Kati Nescher looking wide-eyed and ethereal, donning one of Alex Wang’s piece-y, brilliant Spring ’13 creations. O’Neill gives a shout out to creative director Magnus Berger in her Instagrammed share of the cover shot. O’Neill brought Berger on last November to help her helm the mag’s latest look.
Another one for the T masthead! Life post-Elle for former style director Kate Lanphear has been a guessing game over the past few monthsâ€”from a purported stab at the EIC seat at WSJ. to involvement in a new mag venture entitled Editorialistâ€”but it’s the T talk that’s proven to be true. Lanphear will take the title of style director with her to T, following speculation back in mid-November that the street style and front row fixture would be joining the mag as part of recently-appointed editor-in-chief Deborah Needleman’s fresh team at T. The folks at T confirmed Lanphear’s new gig to The Daily this afternoon, before which the move got Twitter-vetted earlier today when T retweeted the news to its 1.78 million followers. How will the Grey Lady’s chicest turf look once Lanphear lands at her new job? Stay tuned…