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News emerged yesterday that fashion critic Robin Givhan is leaving WaPo to join Tina Brown at Newsweek and the Daily Beast. Now the Post has a big pair of Louboutins to fill: Givhan is known as one of the smartest critics in the fashion industry and, oh yeah—she’s a Pulitzer Prize winner. So who might take her place? Here are some suggestions, some plausible, others… well, you be the judge.
Susie Bubble The London-based blogger is popping up all over the place, from Gap campaigns to the New York Times. Bubble, née Susanna Lau, draws as many as 30,000 visitors a day to her Style Bubble blog. Of course, convincing her to make the move from one of the world’s fashion capitals to D.C. may be a stretch. And then there’s that annoying signature pigeon-toed pose of hers to consider…
Sir E. Channing Relocation won’t be an issue for this government contractor; he’s already here. The self-appointed tastemaker and founder of Dandies and Quaintrelles is responsible for setting off a ’40s frenzy in D.C., on display at D&Q events like the Tweed Ride and Seersucker Social.
Kim France The founding editor of Lucky has been out of a job since September, when the higher-ups at Condé Nast announced they were taking the magazine in a new direction with Brandon Holley at the helm. In addition to her 10 years at Lucky, France has significant journalism credentials, with stints at Spin, New York, Sassy, and Elle to her name.
Philippa Hughes She’s a tireless self-promoter who’s always at the most fashionable events in D.C. And she’s already got WaPo‘s attention: She just won the “Most Fashionable Washingtonian” award from FW, WaPo‘s “high-end fashion magazine.” She just returned from an FW-funded trip to Paris, so maybe she took notes while she was in the most fashionable city in the world. Hey, who cares if she can write?
Holly E. Thomas It’s always easier to promote from within, right? She presently writes about fashion and beauty for WaPo. Plus, since she’s already on staff, there are no pesky drug tests to worry about.
Anna Wintour There’s no chance in hell she’ll leave her post at Vogue, but hey, why not go for the gold?
Photos: washingtonglass.blogspot, graziadaily.co.uk, alifeofstyle.com