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Kate Lanphear Leaving Elle *Update* Headed to T Magazine
Rumor: Kate Lanphear is Leaving Elle

Looks like more editorial shakeups are on the way over at Elle. Just one month after the magazine lost two of its senior accessories editors, a reliable source has told us that Kate Lanphear, Elle‘s Style Director, is also leaving the title.

Lanphear was named Style Director in 2008, and was at the magazine for a number of years prior. It’s not yet known where Lanphear is going, however it was reported last month that the edgy editrix had been turned down for that WSJ EIC job, which Kristina O’Neill wound up getting. Could Lanphear have nabbed herself another high profile job?

We’ve reached out to both Lanphear and a Hearst spokesperson and are waiting to hear back. Stay tuned.


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I always found Kate too cool for Elle. I hope she got herself a job at a magazine that leaves more space for creativity, avantgarde & experimental design.

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who is Kristina O'Neill?

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^She was the Executive Editor at Harpers Bazaar.

I'm kind of pleased she's left Elle, she's got a great vision that is sometimes dumbed down for the ELLE reader, I'd like to see her at somewhere like Interview or W...

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Did Kate Lanphear and Kate Davidson Hudson Leave Elle for New magazine Editorialist?

lost a number of editorial staffers this year. More than half of its online team left in the spring. Kate Davidson Hudson and Stefania Allen, Elle‘s Accessories Director and Senior Accessories Editor, respectively left in October. And most recently, the magazine’s street style bait style director Kate Lanphear left suddenly with no indication of what she planned to do next.

Until now.

A source told us she’s styling the first cover shoot for a brand new magazine set to debut next spring called Editorialist.

Then, from a separate source, we heard fellow former Elle staffer Hudson had also joined the new magazine in some capacity.

While we don’t know for sure whether Lanphear’s is a freelance gig or a more permanent role; the fact that Lanphear is jobless–and that Editorialist was probably in hiring stages around when Lanphear decided to leave Elle–leads us to believe that the latter is a real possibility.

Plus, a couple of weeks ago, Lanphear told Refinery29 that she had accepted an offer somewhere and that the move would be “surprising.” Could she have been talking about Editorialist?

At this point, we know very little about the new magazine–just that it will launch in spring 2013 and has a very bare website.

If it’s true, we wonder who else could be joining it. Could this be a mass exodus from Elle to Editorialist, kind of like the one earlier this year from Elle.com to Du Jour?

We’ve reached out to Editorialist and will report back when we know more.


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Interesting: I'd heard the rumours earlier, but now it's for sure. Hope we find out where she's going soon.

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definitely curious to know more... thanks for sharing the article heatheranne!

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Twitter Says Kate Lanphear Is Going to T
This morning, T magazine retweeted this announcement: "Kate Lanphear has joined T: The New York Times Style Magazine as style director. She'll be at the upcoming women's shows with Team T." So, apparently it's official, although T hasn't given a statement of its own yet. Lanphear was reportedly in the running for Deborah Needleman's old job at WSJ in October; she left her post as Elle's style director for undisclosed reasons shortly thereafter. (There was some rumor of her joining a mysterious new venture called Editorialist, which has since remained a cryptic webpage with no foreseeable future.) Anyway, mazel to Kate! We already know she and her new boss Needleman are pals, because Needleman makes fun of her toes like only true friends do.
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