Shiona Turini was named fashion market director at Cosmopolitan magazine. In an industry that is notorious for ignoring Black women, Turini joins the growing list of African American women who’ve recently joined mainstream fashion magazines. Last year, former Uptown magazine editor-in-chief Keija Minor accepted a top spot at Brides magazine. Shortly after, Elaine Welterof became the first African American woman to be named beauty and health director at Teen Vogue.
Before joining Cosmo, Turini, a graduate of Hampton University, held several coveted positions in the fashion world including her most recent job as fashion market and beauty director at CR Fashion Book. Before that, she worked at Teen Vogue as an accessories director, W magazine as an accessories editor and Yves Saint Laurent as a publicist.