FERRARI RESIGNS: Christina Ferrari, the founding managing editor of Teen People, has resigned. She plans to move to Europe, and will stay at the magazine until next month. Her successor hasn’t been named yet, said a Teen People spokeswoman.
STAYING PUT: Hamish Bowles is sticking to America after all. The European editor at large of American Vogue — who’s currently on sabbatical curating the Jacqueline Kennedy exhibition at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art — won’t be taking up the job of editor of Conde Nast International’s World of Interiors. That job has instead gone to Rupert Thomas, who was the deputy to the magazine’s editor in chief and founder, Min Hogg. As reported, Hogg retired last month after 19 years of running the monthly magazine, and has become an editor at large.
SAY CHEESE: French publishing group Hachette Filipacchi Media this week acquired a 70 percent stake in the Paris-based photo agency Rapho. Terms of the deal, conducted via HFM’s photography subsidiary Hafimage, were not disclosed. Founded in 1933, Rapho is known for high-quality photographs by the likes of Robert Doisneau, Janine Niepce, Willy Ronis and Sabine Weiss. With four million images in its archives, Rapho is the most recent photo agency to be acquired by HFM. In September 1999, the group purchased the Paris-based Gamma agency, specializing in news, while this fall, it acquired Katz, best known for its celebrity photos. It also owns the Keystone agency.
FADER BEEFS UP: The Fader, a New York-based quarterly lifestyle publication that covers the global music, fashion, cultural and political scene, will open a West Coast office. Tracy Forman has been named vice president of advertising sales and will be based in Los Angeles, working with co-publishers Rob Stone and Jon Cohen and associate publisher Anthony Holland.
Most recently, Forman was partner and chief operating officer of 931 Media, a custom publisher based in Culver City, Calif. Before that, she was vice president of ad sales for Raygun Publishing.
The Fader, which currently features Sade on its cover, was launched in 1999. In addition to newsstands, The Fader is sold at Tower Records, Virgin Megastores and Barnes & Noble for $5.95.
LABOZ TO REAL SIMPLE: Nancy Laboz has been named accessories editor at Real Simple. Prior to that, she was the accessories and home editor at Mademoiselle.
BUSINESS MOVES: Susan Parkes has been named associate publisher of Mademoiselle. She succeeds Pam Sigal, who left the company.
Parkes had been executive director of business development and creative services at Mademoiselle since March 2000. Earlier, she was with Meredith Publishing for 12 years, serving as marketing director for both Ladies’ Home Journal and More.
In other Conde Nast news, Daria Fabian has been named executive director of marketing and promotion at GQ. She has been with GQ since 1997, most recently as director of marketing and strategic planning. She succeeds Shelley Cohn, who left the magazine.
BEST BUYS: Glamour magazine will introduce a new front-of-the-book section called “Millionaire, Who Cares?” in the February issue, showing runway or red carpet-inspired looks less than $100. Each highlighted item includes either a Web site address or toll-free telephone number on how to get the item and how to get the look. The section will be six to 10 pages each month.