CUTTING OUT: After only a year at New York magazine’s fashion blog-turned-Web site The Cut, Stephanie Trong has left her post as editorial director. When editors gathered Aug. 8 to introduce the new Web site to journalists, Trong was absent. A spokeswoman said Trong had been on a personal leave of absence and voluntarily decided not to return to the company. Sources speculated that Trong, who previously was deputy digital editor at Lucky, was asked not to return.
Stella Bugbee has succeeded Trong at The Cut. At the press event a few weeks ago, Bugbee had been introduced as the site’s creative director. She first came on board as a consultant last year. Prior to New York, Bugbee worked under Raul Martinez and Alex Gonzalez at AR New York. She also formerly worked at Domino magazine as design director.