Self Magazine Shutters Print [USA Today]
Conde Nast is shuttering the print edition of Self Magazine, instead shifting focus to the glossy's digital content. The February 2017 issue will be the last regular print issue; however, a handful of special-edition issues will be published throughout the year. About 20 jobs will be cut in the process, and current editor Joyce Chang will leave the company, to be replaced by digital director Carolyn Kylstra. In the past few years, Conde Nast has also shuttered Details and Lucky, and shifted several more titles including Teen Vogue to a more digital-heavy focus. Self's new direction has been a long time coming; the women's health magazine has been making cuts for the past year, starting with the departure of publisher Mary Murcko in November 2015.
Selena Gomez Had 8 of the 10 Most-Liked Instagrams of 2016 [Elle]
Despite Selena Gomez's three-month hiatus from Instagram, the singer still managed to nab eight out of 10 of 2016's most-liked posts. Gomez also is the most-followed person on Instagram with 109 million followers, having dethroned Taylor Swift in January, so it makes sense that she would claim a majority of the most popular posts - including the controversial sponsored Coke post, which topped the list with 5.9 million likes. The remaining two most-liked photos belong not to a Kardashian/Jenner/Hadid, but to soccer player Christiano Ronaldo.
A photo posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Jun 25, 2016 at 2:03pm PDT
Love Advent Calendar Launches With Bella Hadid [Love]
It's that time of year again: Love Magazine kicked off the first day of its annual super-sexy Advent Calendar with Bella Hadid. The model, photographed by Rankin, performed a questionable '80s-themed aerobics workout involving cigarettes. Perhaps the workout is how Hadid got fit for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show?
A video posted by LOVE MAGAZINE (@thelovemagazine) on Dec 1, 2016 at 1:00am PST
Glossier Raises $24 Million in Funding [Into the Gloss]
Glossier, the cosmetics brand launched in 2014 by Into the Gloss' Emily Weiss, has raised $24 million in a Series B round, which the company intends to use to fund international growth, establish permanent retail spaces and launch products in two new companies. The round was led by new investor IVP in San Francisco, which also invested in Twitter and Snapchat.