"Placas will make her debut with the magazine's 40th anniversary September issue and will oversee the conception and packaging ofEssence's fashion coverage, feature stories and multi-platform packages. She began her career in publishing styling cover shoots for 0: The Oprah Magazine. Placas has also worked forUs Weekly, Real Simple, New York,More and Life & Style." source
I just want to say welcome to Ellianna Placas and Tasha Turner who are new editions to the Essence Magazine team. Unlike other bloggers who haven't been giving the new additions a warm welcome due to the fact that Ellianna is a white women (as if that should matter). I personally haven't bought Essence Magazine in a very long time but I do always take a look at their fashion editorials so I can't wait to see what the new Fashion Director has in store. Good luck.!