GRAB AN EMPTY CHAIR: The game of musical chairs continues between People StyleWatch and Lucky magazine. A recap: Last week, StyleWatch publisher Michelle Myers jumped ship to Lucky, to succeed the title’s outgoing vice president and publisher Gina Sanders (who became chief executive of WWD’s parent Fairchild Fashion Group). Then three StyleWatch staffers decamped to Lucky to join Myers, including Julie Arkin, StyleWatch’s advertising director, who was named associate publisher of Lucky. Now People StyleWatch has appointed Stephanie Sladkus, formerly of Lucky, to the post of associate publisher of StyleWatch, where she will report to new publisher Karin Tracy. Sladkus had been demoted from associate publisher to advertising director at Lucky to make way for Arkin.
Is your scorecard up-to-date? Hope so, because Thursday also brought news from InStyle, where Tracy had been associate publisher before leaving for StyleWatch’s top job. InStyle has tapped Timothy O’Connor, most recently associate publisher of advertising at Vogue, to be its new associate publisher, advertising. Let the musical chairs cease.
— Nick Axelrod