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Latina In The News: Colombian-born Fashion Editor Nina Garcia Named Editor-in-Chief of Elle Magazine

Elle Magazine Editor Nina Garcia. Photo Credit Mark Abrahams

Elle Magazine Editor Nina Garcia. Photo Credit Mark Abrahams

Colombian-born fashion editor Nina Garcia was named the Editor-in-Chief of Elle Magazine this past week, after Robbie Myers announced her exit after 17 years with the magazine.

Nina said in a statement: “Elle is close to my heart, and this is a very special homecoming,” she also added: “This is Elle’s moment to be out in front, inspiring and informing readers in every area. Fashion and beauty are at Elle’s core, as are culture, politics, health and new media. I’m excited to work with this incredibly talented team to set the pace for women who are moving as fast as the times we live in”.

This is a coming back home role for Nina, who has been the creative director of Marie Claire since 2012 but was the fashion director of Elle from 2000 to 2008. She has also been a judge in the popular reality TV series Project Runway since 2004.

Hearst Magazines president David Carey said this about Nina: “Nina embodies all the qualities of a modern editor in chief”. He also added: “She’s an important authority in fashion, respected by her peers for her personal style, her ability to spot talent and her deep relationships across the industry. She’s also known to millions around the world for her role on Project Runway”and the dynamic, behind-the-scenes life she shares with 4.5 million engaged followers on social media. Her love of fashion is deeply felt and it will resonate on every page”.

Our hope is that Nina brings more diversity to Elle. We would love to see more Latina models, women of color and plus size models feature on the magazine as well. Let’s see what happens! in the meantime, Congratulations Nina!

By Farrah Estrella

Farrah Estrella is an award winning Latina, plus size, fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She is also a fitness enthusiast and food lover. A native of the Dominican Republic, she has been the editor of the Estrella Fashion Report since 2012. Follow her on twitter at @FarrahEstrella and @EstrellaFReport

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