Former Vogue editor Filipa Fino, who left the title last Friday amidst rumors of "inappropriate behavior," is still tweeting away under her old Twitter handle, @FFVogue, which she used last night to announce her new job: Creative Director of Filipa Fino Inc.
Can’t believe attn I’m getting! lol After 11 years I’m flying solo. So excited abt new co FFConsulting. Stay tuned. More to come.
This morning, the Post reported that Fino had indeed started her own consulting firm and will also launch an accessories blog. She told the paper that she never double-dipped, jobs-wise, during her 11-year tenure at Vogue:
"I got a lot of offers prior to this to consult. I never took them, because you're not allowed to" as a Vogue editor, she said.
Of course, she also refuted rumors that she had sticky fingers in the Vogue accessories closet, and said that she left on good terms with her co-workers.
Asked if she ever kept samples from designers or manufacturers, she replied, "I've never kept anything that wasn't gifted to me." Fino called her co-workers "family" but said she didn't speak directly with Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour when she left: "I sent her an e-mail." When asked if she was fired, Fino replied, "Those are all rumors."
So, her new gig will ensure a steady stream of nice accessories gifts, but more importantly: Is she going to change her Twitter handle, or what?