Conde Nast Picks Ex-Mirabella Editor to Head House & Garden Relaunch
NEW YORK (AP) _ Dominique Browning, who lost her job last week when Mirabella magazine was sold, has been hired as editor in chief for the relaunch of House & Garden magazine in the fall of 1996.
Conde Nast Publications cited Browning’s journalistic experience and ``personal passion for houses and decorationg″ in hiring her for the relaunch of the monthly magazine that it closed in July 1993.
The magazine, first published in 1901 and acquired by Conde Nast 10 years later, is expected to reappear in September 1996.
Browning had been editor in chief of Mirabella for three months when it was sold last week to Hachette Filipacchi Magazines which also owns Elle.
The editorial director of Elle, Amy Gross, was given the job of editor in chief at Mirabella.
News Corp.’s News America Publishing Inc. division put Mirabella up for sale because it had been unprofitable and felt it would be more valuable to another magazine owner with compatible titles.