Look, we’re not going to beat around the bush here, because we just can’t. Anna Wintour‘s cover of the April issue of WSJ., the lifestyle magazine printed by The Wall Street Journal, is awesome, and in many ways, a lot like the woman it depicts.
The Associated Press reports that Wintour, who you may or may not have known already as the editor-in-chief of American Vogue, is about as powerful and connected a media figure as Martha Stewart or Oprah Winfrey. The cover itself is simple, straightforward and really powerful — just like Anna. She’s one of those people whose power doesn’t stop with her jobs — and we get the feeling that the rare cover story, entitled “The Business of Being Anna,” will mostly focus on that fact.
We also get the feeling it’s going to spend at least a few paragraphs on Fashion’s Night Out, an event that we here at Styleite have already code named Retail Scream 3. WSJ.‘s editor Deborah Needleman told the AP that the now-annual event might be Wintour’s biggest accomplishment.
“She basically created a holiday from scratch,” Needleman says. “Who else has the power to take New York and create a holiday?”
No one. No one but Anna.
WSJ. profile: The power of Anna Wintour [AP on Yahoo! News]