>> INSIDER WIRE —Former Teen Vogue senior fashion editor Aya T. Kanai just moved from New York to Los Angeles, transitioning into being a freelance stylist and contributing fashion editor at Teen Vogue along the way, but that doesn't mean her style changed: The Sartorialist grilled her on her likes — "I love animal printed anything" — and dislikes — "fleece" and "sensible shoes." [The Sartorialist]
>> INSIDER WIRE —For those still with jobs, there's a lot of shuffling taking place. Ingrid Sischy and Sandy Brant have just been named international editors at Russian Vogue and Vogue Deutsch; Robin Givhan of The Washington Post is relocating to DC from New York to cover Michelle Obama — she'll continue a fashion-focused weekly column; and Teen Vogue senior fashion editor Aya Kanai is moving to LA. [Hint, WWD, Papermag, Aya T. Kanai Twitter]
>> Friday evening while Marc Jacobs was partying in Brazil, Jessica Stam went out a little closer to home. She and her boyfriend for the better part of the past year, Huey Lewis's son Austin Cregg, attended the New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden in New York. Perhaps the outing was in celebration of her House of Style segment, which aired on Saturday? Although the show received less than stellar reviews — MTV must have known, burying it on Saturday afternoon — clips are up online, with one of Chanel Iman's segments here and another, featuring an Erin Fetherston dinner party, here.
>> It's no secret that modeling is hardly peaches and cream, but here's an eye-opener for you. Managing editor of Models.com Betty Sze asserts that when it comes to editorial work, Conde Nast (which means Vogue, Teen Vogue and the like) "pays $150 a day if you are a new model, after 1 year it goes up to $250. That means if you are Gisele [Bundchen] and work for American Vogue 2 days in a row, you would make $500. Many editorials pay nothing."
As she goes on to explain, this practice has nothing to do with the recession. "I was an agent for 10 years and I still talk to all the agents. In fact I just called one of them up to see if the rates had changed a lot. When I was an agent, 10 years ago, the new girls got $135 a day, now they get $150 per day . . . so it's increased slightly."
So why would anyone work an entire day for that rate? "Actually Conde Nast doesn't have to pay anything, I don't even know why they do. Girls don't do editorial for money! Getting editorials and covers of French Vogue for example, drives up your rate for everything else and gets you noticed by the huge money clients like Lancome and Estee Lauder. Simple. Editorials and covers are the path towards the real money."
>> It turns out that the House of Style revival on MTV isn't quite what we thought; rather than bring back the series, MTV partnered with Teen Vogue for a Spring House of Style special. Bar Refaeli is indeed host, and Chanel Iman, rather than co-host, is a correspondent.
The show is definitely targeted at teens: Bar counts down a Top 10 Most Wanted Trends list — think jelly shoes; talks designer DIYs — Teen Vogue fashion editor Mary Kate Steinmiller teaches viewers how to make friendship bracelets with Charlotte Ronson; catches up with Justin Timberlake for a behind-the-scenes look at his Fashion Week show; and chats with Taylor Swift about her style. But there is a segment with Jessica Stam, who opens her closet to talk "how to make the most of what's already there," and Chanel catches up with Erin Fetherson to throw a dinner party, so definitely worth a look; it premieres this Saturday, March 21, at 3 PM EST/PST.
>> INSIDER WIRE —How about two windows into Teen Vogue editor style in two days: first, accessories editor Sarah Frances Kuhn opens her apartment and closet for all eyes to see, and now, accessories director Taylor Tomasi — who has a cult style following in her own right — is showcasing her top accessory picks for Spring; the Balmain crystal and stud heels did not go unsung. [Teen Vogue]
>> THE MODELIZER —Late last week, it floated around that Kate Moss's room party at the Ritz Paris during Fashion Week got so boisterous, a neighboring editor had to switch rooms in the middle of the night, and management had to apologize to guests on her behalf the following morning. Now we know who the unlucky editor was: Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Amy Astley. [The Moment Twitter, FWD, FWD]
>> BLOWING THE COVER —Folly or flattery? It seems the new thing for Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to do for major March or September covers is to remake another magazine's old cover — in September 2008, they redid Patrick Demarchelier's iconic Harper's Bazaar cover with Nadja Auermann for W using Kate Hudson, and now, for Vogue Paris's March 2009 cover, they've reinterpreted Iris Strubegger from Steven Meisel's 1992 Vogue Italia cover with Kirsten McMenamy. And for those of you who were wondering about the Teen Vogue Paris rumor — Carine Roitfeld says it's just that — a rumor. [Models.com, The Cut]