Memo Pad: Christy Does Escada... Blow Suicide Verdict... The Nose Knows...

After featuring a relatively unknown model in its fall campaign, Escada is adding some star power in front of, and behind, the lens for spring.

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It's unclear whether Wintour would endorse the knee-high silver platform boots bestowed upon her wardrobe — her spokesman had no comment — but perhaps they're a relic from her London youth. In one image, her office looks strikingly like the cafeteria in Condé Nast's 750 3rd Avenue offices in New York, home to W, Details and WWD, among others.

"This is a tribute and an homage," Miksche said. "We like her and we want our users to make her look beautiful and fashionable."

So where were one of the editor's best-known accessories, her sunglasses? Miksche paused. "We'll have to fix that." Within the hour, fast fashion being a rather literal term in the digital world, sunglasses had been duly added.
— Irin Carmon

NEW HIRES: Esquire has raided Condé Nast for its two latest fashion and retail advertising hires: Louis Coletti comes from Men's Vogue to serve as international fashion and specialty retail director, and Randi Siegel, formerly of House & Garden, has been appointed American fashion and retail director. Esquire's ad pages were down 2.1 percent in 2007, though next year's 75th anniversary should provide plenty of selling opportunities.
— I.C.
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