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Miss Vogue and Chanel Chance launch cute digital fortune cookie for style tips


Miss Vogue has introduced an interactive feature sponsored by Chanel Chance designed to help “inspire personal style choices in moments of wardrobe fatigue”.

The Miss Vogue Fashion Fortune Cookie – which lives on the site – invites users to enter their name and date of birth to get style advice and tips on what to wear each day.

Dolly Jones, editor of, said: “It’s a little reminder every day of what fashion contributes to life: fun, style, humour and beauty. We’ve so enjoyed creating it – I hope our users will love it as much as we do.”

The resulting advice includes such things as: “Today is the day to face your fears. Be brave and wear that statement piece you’ve been holding on to.” And: “Wear a shirt to match your eyes and watch the compliments pour in.”


Each fashion fortune is then shareable on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ with the strapline: “My Miss Vogue #FFC today is…” Quirky but appropriate for the younger reader it is targeting – presumably the date of birth request will help to measure that too.

The initiative will be followed by a physical rendition on June 12 when readers of the biannual Miss Vogue supplement will be invited to an event at the Chanel Butterfly Garden at Selfridges in London.


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British Vogue hits one million followers on Twitter


The @BritishVogue Twitter handle has just reached one million followers after a period of significant growth off the back of its site relaunch in September 2012.

The magazine added 250,000 followers in the past four months to hit the milestone, a fact it attributes to the “enhanced level of engagement that [its] users now have across platforms”.

“Social media is becoming ever more important and apparent in our users’ lives.  Our aim is to ensure that our Twitter feed remains relevant and entertaining, providing our core followers with up to the minute fashion news and authoritative fashion insight,” said Jamie Jouning, digital director of Condé Nast.

In comparison, @VogueMagazine (US Vogue) has 2.1m followers, @VogueParis has a similar following of just over 1m, @Vogue_Italia has nearly 275,000, and @styledotcom has just shy of 500,000. Alexandra Shulman herself has 11,000.

British Vogue has also just achieved 250,000 followers on Facebook and 10,000 followers on both Pinterest and Instagram.

technology Uncategorized relaunches has unveiled a re-imagined website that ties a new navigation structure with a sleeker, more elegant visual approach for its 1.3m unique monthly users.

Informed by information architecture, it debuts a new left-hand browser bar as well as ‘Topic Timeline’ pages that see everything from news stories and catwalk shows to galleries and Vogue covers come together by brand, people or events. The search therefore becomes an important research tool for users, and the site even more of a “definitive, constantly developing archive of each of fashion’s most influential names”.

Editor, Dolly Jones, said: “Inspiring and informing millions of users worldwide, for nearly 17 years has been at the forefront of fashion online, and this re-imagining is the culmination of all we’ve learnt to date, simultaneously taking advantage of the most sophisticated and innovative technologies available. The visual appeal the site delivers as a result of its expansive and engaging images is immediate.  Retaining the unique Vogue spirit and position as the pre-eminent fashion media brand, while capitalising on the smartest innovation going, we could not be in better shape to continue to dominate the sector.”

The new site also allows the Vogue team to mix image sizes and post videos, music playlists and quotes for the first time.

Meanwhile, during catwalk season, a new immersive gallery will incorporate all aspects of a show at once, including backstage, front row and the collection itself. The top panel on the homepage, which normally features a single large image related to one main story, will also be broken up to showcase multiple designers over this period.

As for the commercial aspects of the redesign, it aims to provide a bigger creative canvas than ever before. Jamie Jouning, digital director of Condé Nast, said: “Full screen, responsive HTML5 ads are available for key sponsors, and our best-in-class gallery experience provides advertisers with the opportunity to run hugely impactful gallery interstitials.  In-depth site analysis also guided us towards the creation of bespoke “in-content” ad formats that sit elegantly within the main article experience.”

Built in HTML5 and CSS3, the site is also device responsive, meaning it adjusts to suit the screen being used. Ralph Lauren acts as launch sponsor with a series of ads taking advantage of the technology to showcase its autumn/winter 2012/13 collection.

January to June 2012 statistics show received an average of 29,945,632 page impressions and 1,292,805 unique users per month.


International Vogue editors pose for Japan

Not in any shape or form a digital story, but I thought I’d post this picture of the Vogue editors from all around the world posing together for the very first time.

Led by American Vogue’s Anna Wintour, the editors represent the 18 countries where Vogue is published. The group joined forces for Tokyo’s Fashion’s Night Out in in a bid to boost spirits and sales following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this year.

The industry’s most powerful women, despite their printed form…

Photo by Frederic Aranda

Editors positions (left to right): Yolanda Sacristan – Spain (seated), Kirstie Clements- Australia (middle), Anaita Adajania – India (back), Christiane Arp – Germany (seated), Angelica Cheung -China (standing), Franca Sozzani- Italy (seated), Mitsuko Watanabe – Japan (standing), Anna Wintour- America (seated), Emmanuelle Alt – France (reclining), Alexandra Shulman – Britain (seated), Victoria Davydova – Russia (standing), Anna Harvey-representing Brazil and Greece (seated), Seda Domanic – Turkey (seated), Myung Hee Lee – Korea (seated), Rosalie Huang -Taiwan (standing), Eva Hughes – Mexico and Latin America (standing), Paula Mateus – Portugal (seated)


Vogue’s Shulman takes to Twitter

British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman is set to take control of the magazine’s Twitter account this evening, March 15.

From 6-8pm (GMT), tweeters will be able to ask questions about everything to do with the past month of catwalk shows and the autumn/winter 2011/12 season.

What are the key trends? What was the most unforgettable moment? Who was her favourite even?

Those ahead of the game can send in questions early to or submit them via Twitter with the hashtag #VogueQandA.

Some of the questions flying in already surround John Galliano, as well as queries about how to proceed in fashion and her overall views on the future of the industry. It will be interesting to see what she decides to reply to…

The Vogue Twitter handle can be found at: @vogue_london