New York: VAULT Named One of the Magazine Industry’s Hottest Launches

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Publisher Barton G. Weiss, photographer Roxanne Lowit, Renata Lopes Merriam

Executive Editor Eric Newill with Editorial Director Glenn Albin. Photograph by Seth Browarnik.

Executive Editor Eric Newill with Editorial Director Glenn Albin. Photograph by Seth Browarnik.


Photographers Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg with actor Joe Manganiello.


Vault Fashion Director Danny Santiago with Amaris Jones of South Street restaurant.


Vault Art Director James Timmins (far right) with Laila Gohar, Frederic Dechnik and Jillian Sanz.


Khotan Fernandez, Candela Ferro and Billy-Coleman.

This month, out of a field of more than 800 magazines premiering this year, Vault was celebrated as one of the 16 Hottest Launches by Min Online,

“Another upscale magazine—a common theme of the hot magazines coming to the marketplace—came out of the vault. A chic devotional to art, etiquette and the world of being social, Vault is an oversized, sleek offering meant for the coffee table, where guests will be blown away by its attitude.”—Dr. Samir “Mr. Magazine” Husni

the digital platform for Folio magazine. Chosen by Dr. Samir “Mr. Magazine” Husni, the founder and director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi, Vault was cited for its unique editorial direction and revolutionary design. Editorial director Glenn Albin and executive editor Eric Newill attended the December 10th event, held at the Marriott Marquis in New York’s Times Square; other attendees included New York magazine’s Adam Moss, design leader Stephen Gan—representing both Carine Roitfeld’s new CR Fashion Book and Harper’s Bazaar—and DuJour publisher Jason Binn. Fellow hot launches included M magazine (counterpart to W magazine) and HGTV Magazine.

Dr. Husni comments, “A hot launch is all in the conception—the three V’s that I look for in a magazine: vision, values and voice. These elements of a magazine are what deserve the honors and awards.”

Vault is grateful for the honor. We are working to ensure that our next issue, launching in February, will be as good as the first.

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Novelist Tama Janowitz with Cassidy

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Top: Models Branden Hailey (Front Management) and Kelsey Van Mook (Next), Bottom: Designer Philip Michael Wolfson.

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Top: Herbal cocktails created for Vault Magazine; boxing ring being lowered into lauunch party at the Villa by Barton G. Bottom middle: Writer George Wayne

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Top: Miami Swim Week pic by David Lundblad. Bottom: Olympia Le Tan fashion show in Paris, as featured in Vault.

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Top: Novelist Tama Janowitz, Cassidy, model pugilist Jullien Herrera and Rockstar Charlie (Himmelstein), subject of a profile by writer Annette Stark.

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Barton Weiss and photographer Christian Anwander

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Rockstar Charlie in the studio of Christopher Makos; Jill Viner


The Vault Launch party, May 11, 2012 at the Villa by Barton G.

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Left, top and bottom: Scenes from the Wedding tableau at the launch party. Right: Glenn Albin and Tara Solomon. Photos by Roxanne Lowit.

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Top: Photograph by Tyler Shields. Bottom: Shields’ profile writer Humbi Guida (center) with Vault executive editor Eric Newill and editorial director Glenn Albin.



Photograph by Tyler Shields, as featured in the Vault profile.


Early versions of the cover for Tama Janowitz’s “Up at the Villa,” which was inserted into Vault magazine.

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Right: Amanda Del Duca at “The Vow” fashion shoot by Christian Anwander.


Barton Weiss in Donatella’s suite at the Villa by Barton G. Photo by Roxanne Lowit.


David Fittin photographed by Roxanne Lowit.


Model bartenders at the Vault launch party. Photo by Roxanne Lowit.

Jenny Starr Perez, Lauren Bogage, Glenn Albin, Val Kohlmann

Jenny Starr Perez, Lauren Bogage, Glenn Albin, Val Kohlmann at Vault’s Fashion’s Night Out event at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour