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2012 December 3

Harper's Bazaar Appoints Two Executive Editors

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(NEW YORK) Glenda Bailey is shaking things up at Harper's Bazaar by appointing a duo of executive editors to succeed Kristina O'Neill, who decamped to WSJ. in October. Kimberly Cutter has been poached from Brides to take on the Bazaar exec editor title. In-house, Laura Brown was promoted from director of special projects to director of special projects/executive editor. 

For the past year, Cutter has served as executive features director at the Conde title, overseeing all editorial content and organizing fashion, beauty, and travel stories. "As a lifelong fan of the magazine—and a particular admirer of the inspired direction it has taken under Glenda Bailey—I am honored at the prospect of helping Bazaar reach even greater heights," said Cutter to The Daily.

Prior to her stint at now-bimonthly Brides, Cutter penned cover stories and features for Harper's Bazaar, Elle UK, and Marie Claire, in the capacity of contributing editor. From 2000 to 2004, she worked as the West Coast editor for W; in 2007, she was named acting features director at Bazaar. On top of her editorial duties in-office, Cutter became a published novelist in October 2011 with the release of a Joan of Arc novel, The Maid.

As for Bazaar's masthead promotion, giving Brown a big new title to tack onto her existing special projects director capacity? "I'm excited to continue building the Bazaar brand (and shall consider wearing a more structured shoulder)," said Brown to The Daily. "I'm also beyond delighted that Kim—a clever brain and a dear friend—is joining our team," she added. Brown joined Bazaar in 2005 as articles director, having worked in a similar capacity at Details. She has also worked as senior editor at W and features editor at Harper's Bazaar Australia. “I am thrilled to welcome Kimberly back to the Harper’s Bazaar team and to announce Laura’s promotion,” said Bailey in a release. “Kimberly’s experience will enhance our mission to provide readers with everything they need to live a fashionable life.”

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