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CHANGING SEATS: Blair Schlumbom was uprooted from her job as associate publisher of Gourmet when new publisher Nancy Berger Cardone joined from Allure and swapped out three ad sales executives at the food title for recruits from the beauty magazine. Now Schlumbom will fill the spot left at Allure when associate publisher Diane DePaul followed Cardone to Gourmet. Meanwhile, another Condé Nast publisher is leaving the company altogether. Brides publisher Katherine Rizzuto has joined In Style as vice president, associate publisher, advertising. Rizzuto had been publisher of all the titles in Condé Nast Bridal Group — Brides, Modern Brides, Elegant Bride and Your Prom, but only had oversight of Brides when the publications were given separate publishers in March, reporting to Bill Wackermann, senior vice president, publishing director of the bridal group. Rizzuto has also been publisher of Fitness, Radar and Marie Claire.
FROM P.R. TO THE WEB: After four years of working in Prada's public relations department, Melissa Skoog is leaving the company today to launch an e-commerce luxury Web site with former fashion designer Annie Churchill and Andrew Albert, a TV producer. Skoog said the site doesn't have a name yet, but a blog will make its debut in a few months, followed by a full Web site launch later this year. The site will focus heavily on luxury fashion, as well as accessories, shoes, jewelry and virtually everything else that goes along with a luxury lifestyle (such as food and travel). "It will also have an editorial component," she added.
Starting Monday, the trio will begin creating proprietary technology for the site, in addition to exploring patents and copyrights. Prior to Prada, Skoog worked at Marie Claire and Vogue.
— Amy Wicks