Due to the Galliano debacle and the mysterious disappearance and replacement of Christophe Decarnin at Balmain, much energy has been focused on the rotating door of designers coming and going from major fashion labels. But magazine staffs have also been going through their very own metamorphoses. Starting with Sally Singer's departure from the loving arms of Vogue last year to helm T, The New York Times Style Magazine while her predecessor, Stefano Tonchi, decamped to Conde's other high-fashion glossy W nary a day goes by where someone staff switch takes place at a major mag.
This morning it was announced that W's longtime fashion and style director Alex White (pictured left with Tonchi -- and who is responsible for beautiful shoots like this and this) is leaving the magazine. White has been with W for sixteen years, in addition to freelance styling and consulting work, and is leaving to focus on her own personal projects. Both White and Tonchi made statements, agreeing that the parting is mutual and that there are no hard feelings. Tonchi suggested that the stylist may even launch her own magazine, possibly online. Taking her place is the stylist Edward Enniful, who currently contributes to both the American and Italian editions of Vogue.
Sounds like if you're interested in a job in the highly competitive world of fashion journalism, now is a good time to be hitting the pavement.