Today, The Cut editor-in-chief Lindsay Peoples announced two new hires, with Bianca Nieves joining the site as senior shopping editor, and Noelle Lacombe as photography director.
“Throughout her career, Noelle has cultivated a sharp eye for compelling visual storytelling, and I can think of nobody better to deepen the relationship our audiences have with our coverage,” says Peoples. “Meanwhile, Bianca has an incredible pulse on the trends that will resonate with a diverse set of consumers, and a wealth of experience that will help us elevate our shopping coverage. I look forward to seeing how they will both enrich the audience experience at The Cut.”
As senior shopping editor, Nieves will work alongside editorial leadership to grow the brand’s shopping coverage and help to launch The Cut’s expanded shopping section, set to debut this summer. She was most recently commerce editor at Teen Vogue, where she spearheaded and defined the brand’s shopping strategy. She has contributed to The Cut in the past, and has covered fashion, beauty, and Latinx culture for Refinery29, Glamour, Who What Wear, Fashionista, and Latina. She started in her role March 31st.
As photography director, Lacombe will lead photo direction for the Cut’s fashion and style imagery, including cover shoots and portfolios, working closely with editors to further elevate the brand’s artistic direction. She joins The Cut from SELF, where she led visual direction for the wellness brand, shaping visual content across all platforms, including digital, video and social. Lacombe’s signature range grew out of her rich background as a photo editor for WSJ. Magazine and Teen Vogue, where she conceptualized, commissioned, and produced images to tell diverse stories. Her work has been recognized by American Photography, ASME and SPD. She starts in her role today.