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Dazed Magazine Has a New Team
Dazed Magazine announced new additions to it masthead this week as the magazine enters a new era under the direction of new editor-in-chief Ib Kamara and executive editorial director, Lynette Nylander. The forthcoming May issue will feature the global perspectives of newly appointed fashion editor Imruh Asha, bookings editor Mischa Notcutt, senior contributing editors Patti Wilson and Jacob K, contributing editors Akeem Smith and Raphael Hirsch, and many others. In a statement released on Dazed’s site Kamara seeks to use Dazed’s “rich history and a network built over 30 years to challenge and inspire, empowering youth through creative expression; encouraging imagination; exploration and rebellion, and platforming global points of views told from local perspectives.”

Gucci To Showcase New Collection “Aria” on April 15th
Drifting away from the traditional fashion week calendar, creative director Alessandro Michele will be presenting the brand’s newest collection Aria, through a short film on various digital platforms globally on April 15th. Coinciding with Gucci’s new vision and centennial year, the name aria in music is defined as an operatic solo vocal piece. The designer announced last year that he has deserted “the worn-out ritual of seasonalities and shows to regain a new cadence, closer to my expressive call. We will meet just twice a year, to share the chapters of a new story.” [WWD]

Teen Vogue in Turmoil Over Alexi McCammond’s Anti-Asian Tweets
Teen Vogue’s Alexi McCammond is in crisis mode, just a week after being named the magazine’s newest editor in chief. McCammond’s anti-Asian tweets from 2011 have surfaced and the Teen Vogue staff aren’t happy. Earlier this week, the magazine’s staffers released a statement in which they let readers know that they were urging the higher-ups at Condé Nast to rethink McCammond’s appointment. This comes as beauty retailer Ulta hit pause on a reportedly seven-figure advertising campaign with the magazine, stating: “Diversity and inclusion are core values at Ulta Beauty—and always have been. Our current spend with Teen Vogue is paused as we work with Condé Nast to evaluate the situation and determine the next steps regarding our partnership.” McCammond has issued multiple apologies, but perhaps “sorry” just isn’t good enough. [The Daily]

Emily Ratajkowski Introduces Her Son to The World
Emily Ratajkowski and husband Sebastian Bear McClard welcomed a son into the world on March 8th, and on Thursday took to Instagram to announce the arrival of Sylvester Apollo Bear. An image of mother and child shared to Emily’s Instagram was captioned: “Sylvester Apollo Bear has joined us earth side. Sly arrived 3/8/21 on the most surreal, beautiful, and love-filled morning of my life.” Emily has been on hiatus from modeling whilst pregnant and will release her first book, a collection of essays entitled “My Body”, in 2022. [The Daily]

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