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Best New Year’s Resolution Ever


There she is, Valerie Salembier.Photo: Patrick McMullan

If you’re still in the market for a New Year’s resolution — and, if you are, may we suggest you also resolve to be a bit less tardy next year? — we think we’ve found the ideal vow for you. The media-watchers at Women’s Wear Daily’s “Memo Pad” column asked various magazine editors and execs for their resolutions, and here’s Harper’s Bazaar publisher Valerie Salembier promise: She plans to “work tirelessly with the NYPD and other global law enforcement agencies to help stop the counterfeiting trade that hires children as their workers and funds terrorist organizations and drug cartels.” Wow. It’s got it all — exploited children, global counterfeiting, the war on terror, and Latin American drug dealers, not to mention the impressive stick-to-it-iveness suggested by her commitment to fight these scourges “tirelessly.” (Where, one wonders, will she find time to sell ads in Bazaar?) So we suggest taking this admirable resolution as your own. Hell, just throw in feeding the hungry, and it can double as your Miss America platform.

Memo Pad [WWD]

Best New Year’s Resolution Ever