POACHING TALENT: O, The Oprah Magazine has hired Deena Greenberg as fashion-jewelry advertising director. Greenberg was previously accessories advertising director at Vogue. Prior to that, she served as beauty ad director at Self from 2000 to 2004, and held various positions at Max Racks, Premiere and Rolling Stone. Greenberg replaces James D'Adamo, who joined Hearst Integrated Marketing as group advertising director in July. Greenberg takes her new post Sept. 17. — S.D.S.
A CERTAIN AGE: More magazine's eighth annual 40-plus model search has snagged its designer partner. Heidi Weisel will dress finalists next February and judge the competition. "These are exactly the kinds of women I like to dress — accomplished, beautiful and ageless," said Weisel. More's fashion and beauty director, Lois Joy Johnson, called Weisel "the thinking woman's designer," and said coverage of her clothes always elicited reader e-mails and calls. Sixteen-thousand women competed last year to win a package that included a Wilhemina modeling contact, a fashion spread in More and sponsor gifts. — I.C.
UP THE LADDER: Departures has promoted from within for its open senior positions, though two mid-level hires are still expected. Stellene Vollanes has been promoted from senior editor for fashion and jewelry to style editor, overseeing all the style content in the magazine in addition to producing the fashion pages. Stephen Wallis, formerly senior editor, has been promoted to deputy editor, taking on top-editing responsibilities. — I.C.