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Half of Elle.com’s Editorial Team Quit; Glamour’s Numbers Are Up

Carrie Underwood for <em>Glamour</em>.
Carrie Underwood for Glamour. Photo: Ben Watts/Glamour

• More than half of Elle.com’s editorial team quit, including editorial director Keith Pollock (who’s headed to Du Jour) and fashion news editor Britt Aboutaleb (off to Who What Wear). [Fashionista]

• Glamour’s readership numbers are creeping back up after its March redesign. [WWD]

• And, look — Carrie Underwood poses for said magazine’s June cover and shares an endearing story about accidentally buying a $2,000 sweatshirt in Paris. [Glamour]

Yohji Yamamoto is hard at work on his first feature film, which he plans to direct but not write. Other than that, “It’s very secret.” [WWD]

• A middle-school student is petitioning Seventeen magazine to feature one unaltered (read: not-airbrushed) photo spread per month. Oh, to be young and full of hope again! [HuffPo]

• America’s Next Top Model contestant Angelea Preston is reportedly pregnant, leading forum fanatics to wonder if that’s why she was disqualified from the show. [ONTD]

• Calvin Klein, Inc. is starting an official Tumblr, and multitasking blogger Hanneli Mustaparta will be a contributor. [WWD]

• These are a few of Anna Dello Russo’s least favorite things: “I’m not a vintage fan — I don’t like the smell of old clothes. I’m also not a fan of bags, because anything that is practical isn’t handsome; if anything I like clutches. Pyjamas and tracksuits are sloppy so I only wear Abercrombie & Fitch tracksuits to go to my yoga class. If you dress comfortably, you don’t get the look.” [FT]

Model Liya Kebede’s clothing line, lemlem, is branching into home goods. [Elle]

A silk kimono believed to have been worn by Lady Duff Gordon when she fled the Titanic sold for $75,205 at auction on Thursday. [WWD]

Kate Moss donated a portrait of herself taken by Sølve Sundsbø to a charity auction, which will be held at Bonhams in London on May 17. (She probably just had it lying around the house somewhere.) The bidding for it will start at £3,000. [Vogue UK]

Ferragamo is quietly gaining popularity — the company went public on the Milan Stock Exchange last summer and saw a 26 percent rise in revenue for 2011, while magazine editorials featuring Ferragamo more than doubled last year, according to the company. [Forbes]

Missoni and Muzungu Sisters partnered on a three-piece capsule collection of loafers made from upcycled fabrics. [SheFinds]

Elle.com’s Editorial Team; Glamour’s Numbers Up