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OVER AND OUT: Marie O’Riordan, the editor of U.K. Marie Claire for the past seven years, has left the title, IPC Media said Monday. “After a long and happy stint on Marie Claire, I’m off to fresh woods,” the outgoing editor said. O’Riordan, who edited U.K. Elle before joining Marie Claire, will continue to work on the title until the end of the year. IPC didn’t say where O’Riordan was bound. A spokeswoman for IPC said the company hadn’t yet appointed a new editor and is in the process of recruiting for the role.

“Marie has been an inspiration to all of us,” said Jackie Newcombe, managing director of IPC Southbank. “Knowing her as I do, I can understand her desire to explore new opportunities and we wish her every success.” O’Riordan’s departure comes after the magazine has seen a drop in its circulation. In the six months to June, Marie Claire’s total circulation fell 4.8 percent to 316,765, compared with the same period last year. — N.J.

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