(Getty) Makeup artist Tina Turnbow, left, with Ying Chu, right
When the imminent retirement of Glamour
magazine's longtime Beauty Director Felicia Milewicz
was announced late last fall, the beauty industry started buzzing about who'd be tapped to replace her. This week's grapevine pegs Marie Claire
's longtime Beauty & Health Director Ying Chu
as Milewicz successor at the Conde Nast stronghold.
Shanghai-born British Columbia (that's in Canada, folks) native Chu was named Beauty Director at Marie Claire
in April 2007. She studied fashion at Ryerson University before interning at Flare
, working at Suede
!?) and later moving onto Vogue
"I have worked hard to get to where I am," Chu told Chatelaine.com
in early 2012, "but I was also very lucky."
We're excited to see what Chu brings to the beauty pages at Glamour
—where the beauty department has, over the past six months, seen the losses of not only its director, but also senior beauty editors Holly Siegel (to Sephora) and Elaine Welteroth (to Teen Vogue
) as well as the departure of beauty assistant Carrie Henderson over the summer.