Another juicy bit of news, courtesy of my on-the-beat Twitter fashionistas I follow, is quickly making its rounds. Last week, it was announced and confirmed that Taylor Tomasi Hill, former Style & Accessories Director of American Marie Claire, stepped down from her post to join online retailer Moda Operandi as their Artistic Director.
We’re in a time when everyone on the masthead of a magazine has, or is being forced to acquire, a Twitter account, Tumblr blog, etc. as a way of being extensions of the brand and humanizing the relationship between readers/fans and the publications themselves. Kyle, who probably has the most active Twitter account in fashion and who’s sea of followers is growing by the minute, is a prime example. Marie Claire now has the privilege to take advantage of Kyle’s new found cyber-fame; use it wisely.
So, that would now leave a spot open for the taking over at ELLE. I’m sure we’ll hear within the next few days which eager assistant/junior editor, etc. will fill his shoes. Visit my Twitter page, and stay tuned.
Congratualations, Kyle! All the best, and #werk it out. -@lebigt