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Memo Pad: Got Her!... Tommy's Back... City's New Residents...

Hillary Clinton was careful enough to sidestep the pages of Vogue, but not enough to avoid Harper's Bazaar.

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CITY'S NEW RESIDENTS: Longtime creative director Fabrice Frere has moved on from City magazine to start his own agency, but City editorial director and publisher John McDonald — also the restaurateur responsible for the newly refurbished 44 at the Royalton — has already found a successor. Eddie Brannan, who was until 2006 creative director at BlackBook and was a founding editor of Trace, will have big shoes to fill: last year, the comparatively tiny City beat Vogue, W and Details for the ASME Award for Photo Portfolio, and it also won for photography in 2004. McDonald has also added a fashion director, Julie Ragolia, who has styled editorial for international editions of W and Vogue, among others, and who founded a fashion and art publishing project called Playground. Frere will stay on the masthead as editor at large. — Irin Carmon


ANOTHER HIRE: Teen Vogue associate publisher Alison Adler Matz was a favorite to be named publisher of the teen title, after a corporate reshuffling left the position vacant. But Glamour vice president and publisher Bill Wackermann, who this month was promoted to senior vice president, publishing director with additional oversight of the Bridal Group, roped Matz into Glamour's sales force instead. Matz will become that magazine's associate publisher, and will help oversee the day-to-day sales operations. Prior to Teen Vogue, Matz was associate publisher at House & Garden and associate publisher at Wenner Media's Us Weekly. A publisher, and now an associate publisher, for Teen Vogue have yet to be named. Meanwhile, Jamie Engel has been named associate publisher of Details, replacing Marc Berger, who was named publisher of Men's Vogue. — S.D.S.
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