Allure editor Linda Wells Explains Why Her Magazine is Different

In an extensive interview with the Business of Fashion, longtime Allure magazine editor Linda Wells reflects a bit on her success with the fashion and beauty publication she's helmed since it was started in 1991, the one that most recently made headlines for putting actress Zoë Saldana's weight on its cover. » 9/10/13 4:40pm 9/10/13 4:40pm

Allure Editor Celebrates 20 Years Of Homogenized Beauty Standards

Twenty years ago this month, Allure editor Linda Wells founded the magazine that we credit with teaching us how to shower and how to rub sunscreen on our bodies. So, how is she marking this auspicious occasion? With an outdated defense of uniformly thin models! » 2/14/11 10:24am 2/14/11 10:24am

Did Allure Plagiarize Creative "10-Minute Hair" Angle From Glamour?

Today the Wall Street Journal ran an interesting piece about how large companies like Johnson & Johnson love the magazine Allure because its editors give their products all this free advertising even though they already advertise, which in turn makes them so gracious they buy even more advertising. Um...we're glad this… » 3/04/08 3:30pm 3/04/08 3:30pm

'Allure' Editor Linda Wells: Determined, Impatient, Logical

How in God's name does a magazine like Allure survive year after Creme de la Mer-laden year? Well, besides lots of quid pro quo between advertisers and beauty editors, the continued durability of the magazine owes a lot to Linda Wells, who went from being a Connecticut-born, über-blonde beauty/style reporter for the NY… » 8/07/07 11:15am 8/07/07 11:15am

Anna Wintour Not Exactly A Style Icon To 'Allure' Magazine

Poor Anna Wintour. First there was the news that recently-convicted fashion journalist Peter Braunstein wanted to kill her and now, one of the Vogue editor's own sister publications has essentially deemed her irrelevant. In a four-page feature on "the bob" in the June issue of Allure, readers are treated to how-to-wear… » 5/29/07 11:15am 5/29/07 11:15am