1/23/11

JAY FIELDEN'S TOWN&COUNTRY

I have often written about my love of magazines here at My Dog-Eared Pages. In fact, the name of this blog reflects my lifelong love of dog-earing many of my favorite issues—a practice that started early in life. I am passionate about Town&Country magazine, both as a reader and as an advertiser. Founded in 1846, it's the longest continually running lifestyle magazine in the country. Town&Country has successfully positioned itself as a leader in many advertising + editorial categories including travel, entertaining, home design, fashion, beauty, bridal, social/cultural.

It was big news last spring, when it was announced that Stephen Drucker {who was doing a wonderful job at House Beautiful} would replace Pamela Fiori as Town&Country's new editor-in-chief. There was a lot to be tackled by Drucker in an attempt to find an expanded voice and audience for the brand {written about here in The New York Times}. David Lipman founder of the advertising and branding agency LIPMAN, was brought on to oversee the visual direction of the magazine.

Images courtesy, Town&Country Media Kit

The February issue, which is on the newsstand now... is the first installment of the Drucker/Lipman vision for T&C. But, just as the issue hit my mailbox this week, there was more big news. David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines announced Stephen Drucker's abrupt departure and the appointment of Jay Fielden as the new editor-in-chief. My sources tell me that upon returning from holiday, Drucker announced he was leaving. Apparently, the entire staff was invited to the Hearst tower for a friendly champagne toast with Drucker and Fielden. The T&C team sounds extremely excited that Fielden has joined Hearst, and also happy with Drucker's final work on the March Fashion Issue, which hits newsstands on February 15th.

A Condé Nast alum, Jay Fielden was editor of Men's Vogue, contributing editor at Vogue, associate editor at The New Yorker, and most recently worked with Vogue creative director, Grace Coddington on her memoir. Jay is comfortable moving within elite fashion and social circles, and this will bode well for the 165 year-old brand. "I hope to modernize the magazine's tradition of great photography, excellent service, stylish writing, and make it indispensable to readers everywhere drawn to the well-lived, well-informed life," said Fielden.

Hachette/Lagardere's {now Hearst} September Elle Décor, featured the 1960's midcentury-modern glass house in Weston, Connecticut that Fielden lives in with his wife Yvonne and their three children. The Fielden's hired Jesse Carrier {who designed Jay's office at Men's Vogue} and his wife Mara Miller to turn their glass house into a functioning home. To follow are photos of the house by William Waldron, courtesy of Elle Décor. The architect, James Evan studied at Yale under Louis Kahn. I think Fielden is drawn to the very well-lived, well-informed life he talks about, and might possibly be the perfect editor for Town&Country.






I certainly wish Jay the best and look forward to many wonderful issues of Town&Country!

Fielden house images courtesy Elle Décor, photography by William Waldron
Grace Coddington + Jay Fielden podcast courtesy, NYPL

1/11/11

TOGETHER BAG | BIRKIN ANYONE?


My $35 red Together Bag arrived today from the LA-based brand, Thursday Friday. The 100% cotton canvas tote is screened-printed with a Birkin-esque bag that even has a textured, pebble-like feel. The Together bag comes in camel, blue and red—and, according to T Magazine—the anti-status symbol already has a 3-month waiting list. Both the quality + design are so totally Together. Birkin anyone? Not a chance!

1/8/11

PHOTOGRAPHY | IVAN TERESTCHENKO



I love the photography and art of Ivan Terestchenko. Ivan has just added an online gallery to his site, Interieurs Couture with a series of his black + white photographs for sale here. You can visit his wonderful blog here. And, to learn more about Ivan, visit Little Augury's interesting post, through the photographer's eye here!



Photos copyright Ivan Terestchenko {left to right} Azzedine Alaia, Rue du Roi de Sicile, Paris • Manolo Blahnik - Bath • Yves Saint Laurent, Chateau Gabriel, Deauville

1/7/11

PANTONE'S COLOR DIBS FOR 2011




We move from Turquoise in 2010 to Honeysuckle 18-2120 in 2011, as Pantone puts dibs on the color for interiors and fashion trends in 2011. While Turquoise served as an escape color according to Pantone, Honeysuckle "elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life." From fashion to interiors, and even a Pantone Visa Card, Honeysuckle promises to lift our spirits. We'll see about that! All of the Honeysuckle Pink items shown here are available on 1st dibs.


If Pantone's new pick is just a bit bold for your tastes, visit this post over at Quintessence, for just a hint of Honeysuckle!

1/4/11

BURT'S BEES LIP SHIMMER!



It's cold here in the Northeast and I don't go anywhere without my Burt's Bees! Yes, for that pout-y, Jean Shrimpton '60s look, pucker-up with a kiss of Burt's Lip Shimmer. Available in 13 pearlized colors, this lip shimmer is brimming with goodness—vitamin E, coconut and sunflower oils—and just the right amount of peppermint oil, for a perfect taste. At only $5 a shimmer, you can buy every color for every bag or pocket. My favorites are Champagne, Guava, Watermelon, and new Caramel. Just pure, shimmering goodness!



Note: Nicky Haslam was the Creative Director on the legendary Bazaar cover above [see Colette's note below!]

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