Elle lost two senior accessories editors a month ago and now they are losing Kate Lanphear, Elle’s Style Director.
Lanphear was given the Style Director title in 2008, and was at the magazine for some years prior. Not sure what her next move would be but, she was turned down for a WSJ EIC position that was eventually taken by Kristina O’ Neill.
Elle spokesperson wrote in a statement:
“Kate is an extraordinary talent and we thank her for her many contributions during her six years at ELLE. We wish her the best of luck in her next chapter.” [Fashionista]
Wherever Lanphear ends up, I wish her the best of luck!