When asked during an interview conducted by pal Nathan Gregory Wilkins at PonyStep about how she felt about Pop continuing on without her, former editor-in-chief and founder Katie Grand bluntly replied, "...The biggest problem for me at the moment is that Pop could employ someone that I think is completely venomous -- which would leave a really nasty taste in my mouth."
Sure, we'd be totally lying if we posited that a) we personally know Katie Grand or b) could read minds. But if we had to go out on a limb, we're going to guess that Ms. Grand isn't too pleased about her recently announced replacement over at Pop.
27-year-old Dasha Zhukova, the co-designer of Kova & T and daughter of billionaire oil man Alexander Zhukov, is the new editor-in-chief of Pop magazine. Since Katie took the entire staff with her to properly launch LOVE, Zhukova will be assisted by fashion icon Daphne Guinness and art director Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, daughter of French Vogue editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld, to construct a new identity for the immensely popular style tome.
While Dasha is being lauded by Pop co-founder Ashley Heath as "[representing] a fantastic combination of style, intelligence, youth, and cultural clout" and by all accounts doesn't appear to be a "venomous" person, there is absolutely no evidence that suggests she knows anything about running a magazine. None, at all. And with Daphene and Julia known more for their party pictures than whatever they do in their respective fields, the choice of these three seems quite odd to say the least. Meanwhile, we'll get to see the results of this new trio in September when the magazine will launch a new issue.