Trouble at Essence? 3.54K Hamilton Nolan 03/17/10 02:04PM Filed to: rumormonger rumormonger Magazines Media Essence Gossip Fashion Essence had substantial layoffs last November. Now, the beauty director's retiring, the beauty editor has left, and we hear an assistant was fired and the whole fashion team is AWOL today. Fashion PR people are worried! Know more? Email us.