The Vogue Factor
In May 2012 Kirstie Clements was unceremoniously sacked after thirteen years in the editor's chair at Vogue Australia. Here she tells the story behind the headlines, and takes us behind the scenes of a fast-changing industry.
During a career at Vogue that spanned twenty-five years, Clements rubbed shoulders with Karl Lagerfeld, Kylie Minogue, Ian Thorpe, Crown Princess Mary, Cate Blanchett, and many more shining stars. From her humble beginnings growing up in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney to her brilliant career as a passionate and fierce custodian of the world's most famous luxury magazine brand, Clements warmly invites us into her Vogue world, a universe that brims with dazzling celebrities, fabulous lunches, exotic locales and of course, outrageous fashion.
Amidst the exhilaration and chaos of modern magazine publishing and the frenzied demands of her job, Clements is always steadfast in her dedication to quality. Above all, she is always Vogue.
Kirstie Clements worked at Vogue Australia for more than 25 years, and was editor-in-chief for 13 years. She has written articles and columns for numerous publications, websites and newspapers, and is now a best-selling author. Her first book, In Vogue, 50 Years of Australian Style (co-authored with Lee Tulloch) was published in 2009. Since then she has released The Vogue Factor, her memoir of nearly three decades in publishing, which achieved international recognition and led to an appearance on US talk show The View with Barbara Walters. The Vogue Factor has been released in the UK and will launch in the US in September 2013. She is married to a Frenchman, has twin 18-year-old-sons, and is currently working on her third book.
The Vogue Factor
Author: Kirstie Clements