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Perhaps it was only a matter of time, so to speak.

DO THEY SAY TOMATO OR TOMAHTO?: With a launch looming in September, WSJ., the Wall Street Journal's glossy magazine, is staffing up, and with one exception, it's looking beyond the Journal. Editor Tina Gaudoin, who previously edited The Times of London's quarterly Luxx supplement, has hired two people from her Rolodex known for their work in British glossies: Jeffrey Podolsky, most recently New York editor of Tatler and a regular contributor to Luxx, has been named editor at large, and Sasha Wilkins, formerly based in London and now a New York-based writer for British Harper's Bazaar and Elle, among others, has been named executive style editor.

Also at WSJ., Kate Auletta (daughter of The New Yorker's media writer Ken) has been named assistant features editor; she joins fellow House & Garden refugee Lucy Gilmour, now photo director of WSJ. It will presumably fall to newly minted features editor Janelle Carrigan to explain Journal culture to the newcomers (that is, whatever remains under the leadership of News Corp.-appointed Robert Thomson, now managing editor of The Journal). She was most recently the travel editor of the Weekend Journal and the managing editor of the Weekend Journal Asia, based in Hong Kong. — Irin Carmon

Speaking of Luxx, the search is still on for a replacement for Tina Gaudoin there after Mark Holgate decided not to take the job. On May 13, The Guardian in London reported that Holgate would leave his post as senior fashion writer for Vogue in the U.S. to be the editor of Luxx and style director of the London Times magazine. But according to a Vogue spokesman, Holgate will not be joining Luxx and will remain at Vogue in his old post. "He was speaking to the Times closely about the position, but in the end he chose to stay at Vogue and in New York," the spokesman said. Calls to Holgate were not returned as of press time. Before Vogue, Holgate was fashion director of New York magazine for four years and was fashion features editor at British Vogue. — S.D.S.
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