World’s Youngest Editor-in-Chief – From Norway

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World’s Youngest Editor-in-Chief – From Norway

Norwegian Elise By Olsen started blogging aged eight and founded the glossy independent Recent Paper when she was 13.  Now 18, she has entered a new publishing venture, Wallet.

Recent Paper, first published in 2013, proved to be a powerful magazine and a publishing sensation, showcasing culture, art and fashion by and for young people with magnificent creativity. Now Elise has decided to step down to make way for the younger generation and to start another sensation, Wallet.

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World’s Youngest Editor-in-Chief – From Norway
Wallet, by Elise By Olsen

Dialogue between admins and authority
The new magazine is in fact sized like a wallet and explores the spaces where commerce, creativity and criticism overlap in fashion. The first issue was themed Admins and Authority and was a dialogue between people with authority and power in the fashion industry. The second issue is dedicated to the future of publishing, featuring interviews and features compiled by famous designers like Alyx Jacquemus and Telfar.

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Norwegian by birth, she’s currently living in Portugal, in a converted warehouse space an hour north of Lisbon. For someone of her relatively tender years, her achievements are impressive. There is always a demand for a publication openly discussing fashion and brands in a critical forum.

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World’s Youngest Editor-in-Chief – From Norway
Elise By Olsen’s achievements are impressive

Despite the publication’s compact size, it is meditative and thoughtful. Elise says that each issue will be treated as a separate publication and there will be two more issues this year. After 10 issues she believes her team can cover the same broad topics applied to other industries like art, music, food etc.

World’s Youngest Editor-in-Chief – From Norway, written by Tor Kjolberg

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Journalist, PR and marketing consultant Tor Kjolberg has several degrees in marketing management. He started out as a marketing manager in Scandinavian companies and his last engagement before going solo was as director in one of Norway’s largest corporations. Tor realized early on that writing engaging stories was more efficient and far cheaper than paying for ads. He wrote hundreds of articles on products and services offered by the companies he worked for. Thus, he was attuned to the fact that storytelling was his passion.