November 1, 2013 |
It's easy to say that unpaid or barely-paid interns at Conde Nast magazines or other companies shouldn't take the job if they don't like the conditions, and that they certainly shouldn't turn around and sue over it. But that take on a recent lawsuit against the publishing company - and on Conde Nast's decision not to offer any more internships, paid or otherwise - overlooks the fact that the rule on what an internship is, and what the young interns...
October 22, 1993 |
The world watched in fascination when eight people emerged intact after two years sealed off in Biosphere II. Yet here in Manhattan, it seems perfectly normal that armies of skinny women wearing regulation black survive year upon year sealed off from reality at 350 Madison Ave., the command post of Conde Nast and its 13 magazines. Inside 350 is the beating heart of sophistication. Like the magazines themselves, the people who work there are chic yet predictable.
May 24, 2013 |
The gig: Emily Schuman, 30, is the lifestyle maven behind the popular blog Cupcakes and Cashmere, a confectionary collection of stylish outfits, recipes, home decor tips and do-it-yourself projects. Think Martha Stewart meets Carrie Bradshaw. The blog also led to a book deal for the California native. Titled "Cupcakes and Cashmere: A Guide to Defining Your Style, Reinventing Your Space, and Entertaining With Ease," it hit shelves last August and landed on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list.
April 23, 2014 |
A Celine tote for $220? A Carolina Herrera shirt dress for $255? And shopping for a good cause too? No, you're not dreaming. The items are available to buy at Shopbop.com and Amazon.com as part of a new capsule collection launched to support the private-sector-led charity initiative Born Free Africa , with the goal of ending mother-to-child HIV transmission by Dec. 31, 2015. Kenya-born, Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Wangechi Mutu collaborated with 22 fashion designers on the Born Free collection, including J. Crew's Jenna Lyons, Miuccia Prada, Tory Burch and Isabel Marant.
July 9, 2000
Regarding Wilson Low's suggestion on including more information on first-class travel ("Rich Man, Poor Man," Letters, June 11): If we had just won the lottery or even if we were in our 80s and had never traveled, we would not be receptive to $5,000 each to fly first class to Europe. The type of travel that he espouses is completely out of reach for most of us. He should stick to Conde Nast. CHARLES JONES Calabasas
October 12, 2009
Re "The gloss is off the magazine industry," Oct. 6 How sad to read that Gourmet magazine was pruned by its parent company, Conde Nast. In the current corporate model, when a division or product line struggles, instead of rallying the business acumen needed to fix it, the company lops off that division or product. In doing so, it fails its employees; it fails its customers; it fails the history and tradition of the products we use; it fails to shepherd excellence. Conglomerate giants, with their witless slash-and-burn methods, have proved themselves too big not to fail.