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Former GQ Exec Nikki Ogunnaike Joins Harper’s Bazaar as Digital Director

Harper’s Bazaar has named Nikki Ogunnaike as the publication’s new digital director, Business of Fashion reports. Before this appointment, Ogunnaike was the former deputy fashion director at GQ for a year after working for ELLE’s digital team in multiple positions. In her new role, she will work closely with Harper Bazaar’s first-ever Black editor-in-chief Samira Nasr and lead the brand’s digital and social platforms.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Nikki Ogunnaike (@nikkiogun) In addition, she plans “to lean into the culture of fashion and style,” says WWD where the news of the hire first broke. “So excited to join @samiranasr @leahchernikoff and all the incredibly smart, ambitious, and stylish women at @harpersbazaarus,” Ogunnaike wrote on Instagram. “Leaving my @gq family is bittersweet (especially my brothers @mobolajidawodu and @tietztietz and our fearless leader @willwelch) but eager to start this new adventure and can’t wait for you all to come along for the...

Niki McGloster

Nov 17, 2020

Samira Nasr Becomes First-Ever Black Editor-In-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar

Harper’s Bazaar has named Samira Nasr as the first Black editor-in-chief in its 153-year history, Hearst announced Tuesday. The former fashion executive of Vanity Fair will take over the helm of the publication on July 6, overseeing content strategy and development across the brand’s print and digital platforms. “As the proud daughter of a Lebanese father and Trinidadian mother, my worldview is expansive and is anchored in the belief that representation matters,” the Montreal-born exec said in her video announcement. “My lens by nature is colorful, and so it is important to me to begin a new chapter in Bazaar’s history by shining a light on all individuals who I believe are the inspiring voices of our time.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by samiranasr (@samiranasr) According to CNN , after graduating from New York University with a journalism degree, Nasr began her career in fashion as an assistant to Grace Coddington, former creative director of Vogue. Prior to her new...

Niki McGloster

Jun 10, 2020