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Stephanie Trong Out at The Cut

A spokeswoman said Trong had been on a personal leave of absence and voluntarily decided not to return to the company.

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.

 

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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.