NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WSJ., The Wall Street Journal's luxury lifestyle magazine, announced that its new September issue leads with an in-depth cover story on Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts. "Earning Her Stripes" explores Ahrendts' remarkable journey from small-town Indiana schoolgirl to head of Burberry, a $2 billion fashion empire and one of the most widely recognized brands in the world. Written by Nancy Hass, the profile offers an inside look into Ahrendts' approach to operating the iconic fashion powerhouse, including her determination to propel Burberry into the digital age.
In "The Golden Fleece," WSJ. examines the complex history behind the tremendous global success of UGG Australia. Lucas Conley reports that the extraordinary rise in popularity of UGG's sheepskin boots has come laden with complex subtext. In the process of transforming an item of utilitarian footwear into a ubiquitous fashion icon, UGG's corporate parent, Deckers Outdoor Corporation—an American conglomerate selling an Australian sheepskin product manufactured in China—sparked an acrimonious international trademark dispute that ensnared politicians, reshaped fashion and hobbled a national industry in order to shape a global one.
The September issue continues with "The Partnership" an intimate look at the intense friendship between Donna Karan and Deepak Chopra, friends and mentors who see eye to eye—and chakra to chakra—on the important things in life. "Second Chapter" profiles former supermodel Inès de la Fressange, once the face of France and now a creative force behind shoemaker Roger Vivier. And in "Miami Nice," Alastair Gordon shows how the Flemish landscape architect behind the Paris's Élysée garden redesign has brought a theatrical touch to a Florida mansion.
WSJ.'s September issue will be the penultimate issue overseen by Editor in Chief Tina Gaudoin, who will assume the position of London-based editor-at-large after editing the magazine's October issue. New Editor in Chief Deborah Needleman begins with the December issue of WSJ.
WSJ., a lifestyle magazine published by The Wall Street Journal, provides the inside track on how to live life to the fullest-from cars to fashion, property to philanthropy, personalities to travel, and collecting to investing. Launched in Sept. 2008, WSJ. explores the smartest, most sophisticated choices worldwide. WSJ. is distributed to a global circulation of approximately 1.6 million Wall Street Journal subscribers in the United States, Europe and Asia. Content from WSJ. is available for free at The Wall Street Journal Online ()
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