Style Notes: Derek Blasberg Joins Vanity Fair; Vogue Runway Delays Launch
Relish the final few hours of August with these style stories.
Fashion's favorite journalist Derek Blasberg is leaving his post as editor at large for Harper's Bazaar for a new gig at Vanity Fair. Editor Graydon Carter announced Monday that Blasberg will be contributing to both the print magazine as well as VF.com, and will even host his very own web series for the glossy's video channel. Under the title "Our Man on the Street," Blasberg will spotlight fashion, art and the social scene — which will undoubtedly include some of his supermodel squad of besties. [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Just last week, Vogue announced that Vogue Runway, the new home for fashion show archives that previously were at Style.com, would launch Aug. 31. However, it appears there's been a hitch in the site's plans. Currently, VogueRunway.com redirects to Style.com, and Vogue has removed the Aug. 31 date from its initial launch announcement. Nicole Phelps, editor of Style.com, also posted a farewell letter on the soon-to-be-e-commerce site Monday, noting that it was the last day the site would be publishing content. Stay tuned. [Racked]
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Lena Dunham's and Jenni Konner's newsletter, Lenny, gave a taste of the fiction-filled subscription service coming to in-boxes everywhere this September with a preview that debuted Monday. The "Lenny Fiction Issue No. 1" features short stories by both the Girls creator and by writer Jenny Zhang, as well as an excerpt from Rebecca Dinerstein's new novel, The Sunlit Night. [Lenny]
Bella Hadid is officially a Victoria's Secret model. Well, kind of. The 18-year-old revealed via Instagram that she's part of the VS Pink (the Angels' little-sister line) holiday campaign. Hadid joins big sister Gigi as the face of the girlie loungewear and lingerie line. Unlike Bella's more upscale shoots for the likes of W and Balmain, this looks to be her most commercial gig yet. [Instagram]