‘Elle Decor’ Stocks Up With Three New Editors*

Elle Decor magazine has a new senior editorial staff. Ingrid Abramovitch, Allison M. Mezzafonte and Caryn M. Prime have been brought aboard to be Editor At Large, Executive Editor Online and Managing Editor respectively. Here’s hoping the new team can show a little more sensitivity when it comes to depictions of race in their sister magazine, Elle. You know, like not photoshopping the skin color of black actresses who grace their cover.

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Press release after the jump:


New York, N.Y. (Sept. 28, 2010): Today, Michael Boodro, Editor in Chief of ELLE DECOR, announced the appointment of three additional senior staffers to the brand’s editorial team: Ingrid Abramovitch, Editor At Large, Allison M. Mezzafonte, Executive Editor Online and Caryn M. Prime, Managing Editor. Ms. Abramovitch, Ms.Mezzafonte and Ms. Prime join the previously-announced team that includes Anita Sarsidi, Design Director, Vicky Lowry, Executive Editor and Florentino Pamintuan, Creative Director.

“We are delighted that Ingrid, Allison and Caryn are joining our team,” said Mr. Boodro. “Their respective career achievements have made an indelible impact on both the print and digital media industries. With these newest editorial additions, ELLE DECOR is now, more than ever, poised to continue its preeminence in the shelter category.”

Ingrid Abramovitch comes to ELLE DECOR after a distinguished career in publishing: most recently as Senior Editor for Workman Publishing’s imprint Artisan Books. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Features Director for House & Garden and Senior Editor with Martha Stewart Living and Success magazines. Ms. Abramovitch has also written “Restoring a House in the City: A Guide to Renovating Town Houses, Brownstones and Row Houses with Great Style.” She has an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.

Allison M. Mezzafonte was most recently with AOL as Senior Home & Garden Editor for ShelterPop.com and DIYLife.com. Previously, she served as Senior Web Editor for both Hearst’s Country Living.com and Shopwiki.com. Ms. Mezzafonte was also Associate Decorating & Lifestyle Editor for Country Living magazine.

Caryn M. Prime was most recently at Whole Living, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, as Assistant Managing Editor. Previously, she spent nine years at Time, Inc. at several titles including Sports Illustrated and All You. Mr. Prime is a graduate of Brown University.

*This post originally mistook Elle Decor for Elle magazine. We regret the error.