Washington Post has a fashion magazine and now it is relaunched

FW Washington magazine coverFW: Fashion Washington, the fashion magazine from Washington Post, has relaunched with a monthly schedule and a new format and expanded coverage of lifestyle topics like design and travel.

It “captures this stylish scene, from trend-setting diplomats to star-studded parties and store openings,” according to its website.

Previously, it was published quarterly and was a side project for WaPo’s regular fashion editors. It now has a new editorial team: Janet Kelly and Nancy McKeon, founders of mylittlebird.com. However, according to the website, editorial inquiries should go to julie.gunderson@washpost.com

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‘Sister’ title to Marie Claire debuts

Branche magazine coverBranché is a new print magazine from the editors of Marie Claire. The free 42-page “pop-up magazine” will be hand distributed in certain neighborhoods in New York City. The title is a French word that loosely translates to “clued-in.”

The publication focuses on New York style and culture and is a “fun, quick read” according to those who have seen it. It features “cool people like Chloe Sevigny, Jane Bishop and Johanna Stout dishing on their favorite places, brands and activities; also included are beauty tips, a roundup of Instagram’s best food porn, and guides to New York hot spots.

Currently, Branché does not have a website but is featured on marieclaire.com. The publisher is planning to do another issue of Branché in the fall. Alexandra Brez, abrez@hearst.com, is Marie Claire’s Managing Editor.

Newsweek is returning to print

ImageNEWSWEEK will be back on the newsstand on Friday, March 11, in smaller numbers than in its heyday (70,000 copies vs 3 million.) Editor-in-Chief Jim Lompoco calls it a boutique magazine and at US$7.99 a copy it is definitely a luxury product. Two separate editions will be produced: One for the US and one for Europe.

The editorial will not just be a rehash of the week’s news. “It is good writers doing good reporting with good photographers,” the European editor, Richard Addis, told theguardian.com.

The title is now owned by IBT Media, a network of digital properties founded by two 30-somethings, Johnathan Davis and Etienne Uzac. They acquired it from media mogul Barry Diller, who spent millions but finally gave up on the print edition and combined it with the Daily Beast, the news website. Mr. Davies and Mr. Uzac just tripled the title’s web traffic, so who knows, maybe they can bring the print weekly back to life after all.