August 08, 2014 by Gabriella Tam
Joanna Hillman, style director at Harper’s Bazaar
You may recognize Hillman by her signature bright red lips, her illuminating blond hair and her eclectic sense of style. Before landing a job at America’s first fashion magazine, Hillman worked as an assistant for the highly respected stylist Lori Goldstein. During that time, Hillman was able to work with a number of photographers, including Richard Avedon and Bruce Weber. Today, Hillman is in charge of styling and creating the fashion editorials for Harper’s Bazaar.
Geraldine Saglio, fashion director at Vogue Paris
Before taking the position as fashion director at Vogue Paris, Saglio had worked as the assistant stylist to then-fashion director Emmanuelle Alt. Today, Saglio has styled numerous fashion editorials for the magazine and has become a street style icon due to her effortless, simple and Parisian chic style.
Giovanna Battaglia, contributing fashion editor at W magazine and senior fashion editor at Vogue Japan
Before working as a fashion editor, Battaglia started in the fashion industry as a model for Dolce & Gabbana. When she wanted to pursue a career in styling, Battaglia knew she had to work even harder to achieve her goal, since she was often identified as a model instead. Battaglia landed the role as fashion editor at L’Uomo Vogue. In 2011, Battaglia became a contributing fashion editor at W magazine and has since published a regular travel and fashion column, “Gio’s Journal.” Today, Battaglia’s edgy, sophisticated and vibrant style has earned her numerous labels, including “fashion heroine” and “cyber icon” by The New York Times.
Eva Chen, editor-in-chief at Lucky magazine
While studying in preparation for medical school at Johns Hopkins University, Chen decided to abruptly change her career plan to work in the fashion magazine industry. With the support from her friends and family, Chen was able to land a role at Elle magazine, where she worked as the assistant beauty editor. Chen then worked as the beauty editor for Teen Vogue for seven years, before her arrival at Lucky. Today, Chen hopes her readers will find Lucky a source for inspiration, shopping guidance and creativity.
Kate Lanphear, style director at T magazine
Known for her platinum blond streaks and punk-rock-meets-biker-chic style, Lanphear worked as the style director for American Elle before departing for T: The New York Times Style Magazine. According to The Business of Fashion, Lanphear’s signature look is a “clean, casual but edgy ensemble of skinny jeans, sweatshirts, plaid, and leather motorcycle jackets” and that Lanphear has “earned a cult following for her ‘too cool for school’ minimalism.”