24 December 2010

Spa brand takes PR in-house

Luxury spa brand OCCO has brought its PR in-house. Alice Doğruyol will be handling media enquiries as Head of PR & Communications. Alice is also a freelance journalist and columnist for the Daily Mail. Contact.

23 December 2010


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • TRESemme Hair Product launch
  • Murad & The DoctorBrand Bloggers event
See DIARYdates.

22 December 2010

New contact at beauty PR agency

Charlotte Marrable (née Jacobs) will be leaving Flipside PR on 23 December to return to a career in beauty therapy. Levanah Reyes-Wainwright, Account Executive, is now the agency's primary contact. Contact.

21 December 2010

Senior fashion and beauty editor appointed on fashion etailer magazine

Danielle Radojcin, previously fashion and beauty director at handbag.com, has joined the ASOS.com team as senior fashion & beauty editor with responsibilities for website copy, women’s blogs and contribution to ASOS Magazine. With over three years’ experience at handbag.com, preceded by positions at GQ and Vogue, Danielle brings a strong digital fashion editorial background to ASOS.com and will report into head of editorial, Melissa Dick. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Roundhouse 5th Birthday Gala
  • Chantecaille Make-Up Launch
  • The National Wedding Show 2011
  • Aussie Day Party with Aussie
See DIARYdates.

Fashion PR agency appoints Account Manager

Jamie Holloway, Senior Press Officer at Links of London, will be joining Goodley PR as Account Manager on 4 January 2011. Jamie will be working accross a number of accounts including Meadham Kirchoff, Goldsign and Rika. Today is Jamie's last day at Links of London. Contact.

20 December 2010

New contact details for consumer magazine

SUPERSUPER magazine has new contact details. Contact.

Contract publishers group moves offices

Seven Publishing, publisher of Sainsbury's Magazine, has a new address. Contact

Lifestyle brand appoints senior press officer

Laura Ashley has announced the appointment of Paul Wells as Senior Press Officer. Contact.

Weekend supplement appoints celebrity writer

George Stark has been appointed celebrity writer at The Sun’s Saturday supplement Buzz magazine. Contact.

Weekly consumer title appoints acting celebrity editor

Sophie Hamilton, celebrity writer at Woman magazine, is now on maternity leave. In her absence, Belinda Wanis has been appointed acting celebrity editor. Contact.

Men's consumer title appoints editor

Alex Bilmes has been appointed as the new editor of Esquire. Bilmes joins Esquire from his current role as features director for British GQ. He is also a contributing editor to British Vogue and to GQ Style. He replaces former editor Jeremy Langmead, who left Esquire in September to start a new role as editor-in-chief of Mr Porter. Alex will commence his new role in the new year and contact details will be confirmed in due course.

Weekly consumer title appoints acting editor

Sam Delaney is to leave his role as editor at heat magazine on 23 December to publish his third book and make a new TV show for Comedy Central. Lucie Cave, currently executive editor, will take up the role of acting editor from January 2011. Contact.

Consumer title appoints new editor

Condé Nast today announced Kate Reardon as the new editor of Tatler. Kate will take up her role in January.

Kate Reardon joins Tatler from Vanity Fair where she has been a contributing editor for eleven years, as well as producing supplements for the British edition of the magazine. She was fashion director of Tatler in the nineties, and began her career on American Vogue. She has been a columnist for The Times and the Daily Mail and has published two books. In addition, Kate has created the successful women’s community website TopTips.com. Kate succeeds Catherine Ostler who has stepped down from the company, and leaves at the end of the year. Kate will commence her new role on 10 January 2011 and contact details will be confirmed in due course. Contact.

Primrose Hill interiors boutique appoints PR

Juice PR has announced the addition of Primrose Hill Interiors to its client list. The boutique’s new online store www.essentialvintage.com now includes the growing range of vintage jewellery, accessories & homeware as well as its vintage and retro furniture. Contact.

Luxury footwear brand announces PR changes

Christian Louboutin has announced the appointment of Nell Trotter as Communications Coordinator and Rachel Brandrick as Communications Manager, replacing Lisa Patten. Contact.

Under General Manager Anne Muhlethaler’s management the UK team has recently added to its current scope and will now be responsible for all communications in Ireland and Scandinavia along with the supervision of local market agencies in the Middle East, Australia and Russia. Further to this, the UK communications team will now be responsible for the supervision and coordination of digital communications worldwide.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Givenchy Press Launch

Acting managing editor starts today on consumer title

Lucy Teasdale has started today as acting managing editor at Easy Living. Lucy will be covering for Cameron Alexander who is currently on maternity leave. Contact.

17 December 2010

Client win for new PR company

Truffle PR is now representing brasserie and cocktail lounge, Hush. Truffle PR was established earlier this year by Ellie Hernaman, previously at Jori White PR. Contact.

Men's title appoints entertainment editor

Following the departure of Charlie Parrish, Leon Poultney has joined Zoo magazine as entertainment editor. Contact.

Consumer title appoints editorial assistant

Following the departure of Iona Willis, Max Olesker has joined Esquire magazine as editorial assistant. Contact.

Writer seeks yoga apparel and kit for consumer monthly

Clare Taylor is looking for yoga accessories (apparel and kit) for the March issue of Zest magazine. Hi-res cutout images only. Deadline Monday 21 December. Contact.

If you would like help uploading hi-res images to MediaBox, or adding Clare to your press lists please contact ben@diaryd.com

Weekly consumer title appoints fashion assistant

Morag Paterson, previously fashion intern at Stylist, has been been promoted to fashion assistant. Contact.

Editor-in-chief leaves consumer title

After ten years as editor-in-chief of French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld has decided to leave the magazine. Roitfeld leaves French Vogue to pursue personal projects and will depart in a matter of weeks.

Jonathan Newhouse, president of Condé Nast International, released a statement saying “Carine made her mark on French Vogue thanks to her incredible talent as a stylist and editor-in-chief. She will be missed.” Xavier Romatet, Président de Condé Nast France said “I’m sorry to hear of Carine’s decision, but at the same time, I understand it. A page has turned and a new era will begin for this strong brand which is powered by strong values.” Contact.

Fashion PR, events and shopping agency launches

Recently launched fashion PR, events and personal shopping agency Three Little Fairies is directed by Vanessa Howard, Cherrene Gabrielle Jarade and Holly Lee-Kemp. The current client roster includes Karen Karam and Mylo Swimwear.
Vanessa, PR Director, was previously at Lainey for 2 years, and before that Bobbi Brown and Tatler. Cherrene and Holly have backgrounds in personal shopping with Harrods. Contact.

Concierge service appoints agency

Wiles & Thorne have been appointed to handle communications for At Your Side, a concierge service operating in Shanghai. Contact.

16 December 2010

Men`s news and style title appoints fashion assistant

Caroline Ferry is now fashion assistant at GAZ7ETTA, Bauer Media's new men's news and style magazine. Contact.

New editor appointed on trade magazine

Noelle McElhatton has been appointed as editor of Marketing magazine. Contact.

Savile Row tailor appoints new PR

Finch & Partners is now representing Savile Row tailor, Chester Barrie. Contact.

PR consultancy to open London office

PA Media is set to open an office in Duchess Street, London W1 in January 2011. The agency will maintain its Hertfordshire office as its Head Office and the London address will support London based accounts. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Drapers Footwear Awards 2011
  • RuStyle Christmas Business Networking Event
  • Winter Wonderland Lingerie Show with Fashion TV
  • Kenneth Green Associates SS11 Fragrance Show
Click here to see DIARYdates

15 December 2010

Freelance journalist moves into PR

Scottish journalist and travel writer Lynda Hamilton, who also has a background in PR, is now taking on PR clients. Contact.

Bathroom brands appoint PR agency

Hillgate PR has announced two new client wins; C.P. Hart a bathroom supplier established in 1937 and Colourwash a London based bathroom retailer. Contact.

Shoe brand appoints Head of Marketing

Rachael Slaney has joined Dune as Head of Marketing. Having held the the same role at Crew Clothing Co for 6 years, Rachel left to go on maternity leave in January this year. Contact.

Publishing house appoints research & insight director

The National Magazine Company announces the appointment of Aida Muirhead as Research and Insight Director. Aida joins NatMag from ASOS where she developed and managed a customer insight team which worked across the online retailer’s brand strategy and customer segmentation. Aida has previously held roles at EMAP where she was involved in product development, including the launches of Red, Heat, ZOO and Grazia; and was also Head of Research at Initiative Media.

As part of NatMag’s central marketing team, Aida will be responsible for creating, developing and managing the publisher’s centralised Insight team. She will work in partnership with NatMag’s Publishing Directors to develop an indepth and strategic overview of the company’s customers and brands.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • National Beauty Blogging Event - series of beauty demonstrations from the UK’s leading Beauty Experts in 20 or 40 minute slots. Beauty brands will also have the opportunity to showcase new launches and product previews
Click here to see DIARYdates

14 December 2010

Appointment and promotion at beauty brand

At the Clarins press office Jennifer McGarrigle has been appointed PR Assistant, replacing Alexandrea Daniel. Jini Sanassy has been promoted from Senior Press Officer to Assistant PR Manager. Shoshana Gillis remains PR Manager. Contact.

Leading men`s title appoints style editor

Jessica Punter, currently fashion director of FHM, is to start as style & grooming editor of GQ on 4 January 2011. Contact.

Having joined FHM in 2001 as fashion assistant, Jessica quickly worked her way through the ranks. In her current role she is responsible for all style and grooming content for the magazine.

GQ's editor Dylan Jones comments "I’m thrilled that Jessica is joining us... Our ever-expanding grooming section has also become an increasingly important focus - there’s no one better to continue our dominance editorially, as well as to oversee our prestigious annual Grooming Awards."

Jessica Punter adds "I’m very excited to be joining the market leader, and it’s a privilege to be part of such an esteemed team. I’m really looking forward to new beginnings in the New Year."

Jessica replaces Jodie Harrison who recently left GQ to join Mr Porter as editor. Contact.

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  • Cirkle - Account Executive
  • Cirkle - Account Manager
  • Sophie Harley - PR Intern
  • JFL Search & Selection - PR Manager (in-house beauty brand)
  • RKM - Account Manager (health & beauty)
  • RKM - PR/ Office Assistant
  • JFL Search & Selection - Marketing Assistant (luxury watches)
  • Mediahubb - Account Manager
  • CF Publicity - PR Assistant
  • HOB Salons - PR Intern
  • BrandAlley - In-house Press Officer
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Fashion team changes on newspaper supplement

There have been some changes within the fashion department at Celebs On Sunday (the Sunday Mirror Magazine):
Celebs On Sunday's style director Annabel Kerman has now left to go on maternity leave.
Charlotte Adsett, previously fashion editor at the magazine, is covering the style director position until Annabel returns next year. Charlotte is working 3 days a week in this role (the exact days will differ each week).
Carly Stevens, previously fashion assistant, has been promoted to fashion stylist.
Michelle Howard, previously junior fashion assistant, has been promoted to fashion assistant.

Luxury fashion and accessories brand appoints press officer

Pauline Vilbert has been appointed Press Officer as Hermès. Contact.

Lifestyle magazine announces new company and appointments

Random Magazine has announced that Random LIVE will be the new brand name for the company, encompassing all areas of the business, print, online and events. 2011 will take Random LIVE from a magazine to a full lifestyle brand. With the new name come new emails for all the existing team and the announcement of new team members. Rivkie Baum has been promoted from editor to editor in chief and has replaced Tomo Kembery. Tomo Kembery remains the director/executive creative director of the magazine. Oscar Alexander-Lundberg has been appointed creative director for the magazine and will work alongside Tomo. A new editor and fashion editor is yet to be confirmed. Contact.

New Head of Menswear for fashion house

Nicole Farhi has announced the appointment of Massimo Nicosia as Head of Menswear for the brand’s Nicole Farhi and Farhi by Nicole Farhi collections. Previously, Massimo headed the Menswear collections at Pringle of Scotland and Alessandro Dell’Acqua. Nicole Farhi will be presenting his first Menswear collection for the brand during Milan Fashion Week in January 2011. Contact.

Fashion in-house PR appointment

Eloise Hautcoeur, previously in-house at Lucy in Disguise, is now Press Assistant at Vivienne Westwood. Contact.

Consumer title makes editorial changes

There have been some changes to the team at .Cent magazine:
Aliona Shiryaeva has joined as editorial assistant. In addition Harry Cresswell has been appointed web assistant. Danny Sullivan will also join the team as fashion assistant and will commence his role on 6 January 2011. Contact.

Fashion contact changes at national newspaper supplement

Benita Adesuyan, previously editorial assistant at Sunday Express supplement: S Magazine, has been appointed commissioning editor, and is no longer handling enquiries for fashion. For fashion returns contact Lindsay Judge. For general fashion enquiries, press releases, samples, invites etc please contact Charlie Wells, deputy fashion editor. Contact.

Teen magazine announces editorial changes

There have been some changes to the editorial team at Sugar magazine:
Kate Lucey, previously editorial assistant, has been promoted to junior writer. Cari Thomas has replaced Kate and has been appointed editorial assistant. In addition Orouj Tamimi, previously features assistant, has been appointed junior writer. Contact.

Consumer title appoints fashion assistant

Catherine Hudson has joined Junior magazine as fashion assistant. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Filthy Gorgeous Trade Press Event
  • Affordable Vintage Fair
  • British Designers at FashionCapital Press Day
  • Orion London Boutique Launches
  • The Organic Pharmacy Launch
Click here to see DIARYdates

13 December 2010

Appointments & promotions at PR agency

Linda Land has joined Parker Hobart as Associate Director heading up a portfolio of luxury home and interiors clients including Sub-Zero & Wolf, JAB Fabrics, The Chelsea Gardener, Living In Space and Westbury Conservatories. In addition, Linda has been active in spearheading new business and agency growth with a view to expanding the consumer offering into the beauty sector.

Also at Parker Hobart, Amy Thompson and Sally Flower have been promoted to Senior Account Managers, and Hannah Barnard has been promoted to Senior Account Executive.

Lindsay McInnis has joined as Account Executive working on The Chelsea Gardener, Anna Casa, Luciano Giubbilei, Sub-Zero & Wolf and Living In Space.


Australian bodycare brand appoint PR

PURE Papaya, the natural Australian bodycare brand, has appointed Sam Jennings PR to handle UK media relations. Contact.

Consumer title appoints acting managing editor

Cameron Alexander, managing editor at Easy Living, is now on maternity leave. In her absence Lucy Teasdale, currently editor of Heathrow Traveller, will be joining Easy Living as acting managing editor on 20 December. Contact.

In-house fashion press office has moved

The Tommy Hilfiger press office is now at its new address and all contacts have new telehone numbers. Contact.

Jewellery brand appoints PR

Fluorescent PR has been appointed to handle the PR for jewellery brand, Fairytales & Hidden Notes, created by London-based designer Aarthie Mahakuperan. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Saloni Sample Sale
  • Agnès b Homme A/W11 Show
Click here to see DIARYdates

Contact change at Estee Lauder

Hannah Lloyd has joined the in-house Bobbi Brown team as PR Coordinator. Hannah was previously PR Assistant for Jo Malone. Contact.

Specialist interiors PR company wins new account

Parker Hobart has been appointed by Living in Space to handle all PR and media enquiries. Living In Space is a leading Interior Architectural, Design and Build company that also offers environmentally friendly design services for eco-conscious clients. Directors Anita and Ryan Kohn, along with their team, offer a tailor made service to each client with expertise in a variety of different areas including: interior design, architecture, project management, bespoke furniture design and detailed design from concept to completion. Contact.

New postal address for freelancer

Freelance journalist and stylist, Caroline Evans has a new postal address. Contact.

10 December 2010

Consumer title appoints fashion directors

There have been some recent changes to the editorial team at Clash magazine: Rob Meyers has joined as art director; in addition Matthew Josephs and John Colver have both joined as fashion directors. Contact.

Acting deputy editor starts today on homes title

Stephanie Bateman Sweet has commenced her new role as acting deputy editor at Grand Designs magazine today. Stephanie will be covering for Beth Murton who is currently on maternity leave. Contact.

09 December 2010


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • H.Stern Press Day - To preview the new collection designed in collaboration with the architect Oscar Niemeyer
  • FIFI UK Fragrance Awards 2011
Click here to see DIARYdates

E-zine appoints fashion & beauty director

Funmi Fetto has joined handbag.com as fashion & beauty director. Funmi joins NatMag from brownsfashion.com where she was editor for two years. Contact.

Matches press office promotion

Jottie Manku has been promoted to in-house Press Officer at Matches. PR Manager, Hannah Lawton, will shortly be starting her maternity leave. Contact.

Consumer title announces new year beauty team changes

Olivia Falcon, health and beauty director at Tatler, will be on maternity leave from the new year. Issy von Simson, currently editorial manager, will be covering Olivia’s role as acting health and beauty director. Contact.

Online e-tailer appoints style writer

Natalie Cornish has joined online e-tailer Cocosa.com as menswear merchandiser & style writer. Contact.

Homes and fashion PR moves

Alexandra Nelke and Marmalade PR have moved office. Contact.

Homes title appoints acting deputy editor

Beth Murton, deputy editor at Grand Designs magazine, will be on maternity leave from 10 December. In her absence, Stephanie Bateman Sweet has been appointed acting deputy editor. Stephanie will be the main contact for any kitchen or bathroom features/news pages in the magazine. Contact.

Press office for designer fashion label moves

From 10 December the UK Tommy Hilfiger press office is moving and will have new contact numbers. E-mail addresses remain the same. Contact.

08 December 2010

Food title appoints acting editorial assistant

Following the departure of Tanya Grossman at delicious. magazine, Rob Goodway will be covering the role of editorial assistant until a replacement has been appointed. Contact.

Fashion magazine appoints PR agency

notice ltd has announced it now handles all publicity for VELOUR magazine. Established in April 2010, the quarterly fashion title is sold in over 20 countries worldwide and is overseen by editor-in-chief, Eddie Bovingdon; fashion editor, Giannie Couji and fashion director, Violaine Bernard. Contact.

Fashion e-tailer appoints MD

Bauer Media has announced that Linda Peters has joined online fashion e-tailer Cocosa as managing director. Linda was formerly a member of the executive team that developed sephora.com and most recently she was in the role of CEO of AH Lifestyle and will remain on the board. In her new role, Linda will lead the management and buying team and will join the Board of Cocosa alongside Muriel Zingraff, Cocosa’s strategic advisor and brand ambassador. Contact.

London PR agency moves

Stuart Watts and SWPR have moved and announced a new telephone number and address. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Ultra premium spirit Patrón Tequila launches The Patrón Silver Bauble Bar exclusively at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge
  • Tracie Giles open evening. Discover more about semi permanent make-up with live treatments and space for questions and interviews
Click here to see DIARYdates

Leader in the minimally invasive cosmetic market appoints PR

Leader in the minimally invasive cosmetic market, Q-Med, has appointed Cirkle to handle the six figure UK PR account for its leading Restylane brand. Restylane was the first natural filler on the market, boasting over 11m treatments globally. The B2B and consumer remit will drive awareness, education and advocacy for Restylane among key stakeholders including aesthetic practitioners and its ‘Beauty Achiever’ target consumer. The PR campaign will demonstrate category leadership, starting off with the launch of the QMed Faculty to drive credibility, while supporting the brand’s safe, natural and effective proposition. Contact.

Beauty trade title appoints acting web editor

Kate Woods, community editor at Hairdressers Journal International, is now on maternity leave. In her absence, Claire Mitchell has been appointed acting web editor. Contact.

Dutch fashion label appoints PR

Dutch designer label *DIED* has appointed Tamara Kretzer PR to handle all its UK press and publicity with immediate effect. Contact.

Consumer title appoints acting junior fashion editor

Eve Giourgiou, junior fashion editor at Glamour Russia, is now on maternity leave. In her absence, Riana Pervez has been appointed acting junior fashion editor. Contact.

Consumer title appoints bookings editor

Tessa Solomons, bookings editor at Marie Claire, is now on maternity leave. In her absence, Jessica Harrison has been appointed acting bookings editor. Contact.

07 December 2010

Entertainment news service moves office

Forward entertainment news service London At Large has moved and has a new address and landline. Contact.

New London hair salon appoints PR

Shirley Dunmall PR has been appointed to handle the PR for salon FOUR which has just opened in Conduit Street, London W1. Contact.

New Junior Press Officer appointed at high street fashion retailer

Kerry Burt, previously at Karla Otto, has been appointed as Junior Press Officer at Karen Millen. Contact.

New womensewar trade exhibition launches

FLAX PR has been appointed by Scoop, a new womenswear trade exhibition to be held at the Saatchi Gallery on 13-15 February 2011, to handle its UK launch. Scoop will showcase international fashion designers and emerging talent. Contact.

PR joins health and beauty agency

Lexis PR has appointed Karleen Smith as Client Consultant, working on Boots (No7, 17) and Playtex. Karleen joins Lexis from TIGI UK's in-house press office. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Late-night with Kirsten Goss - in-store appearance
  • International Jewellery London
Click here to see DIARYdates.

Fashion label takes press office in-house

Fashion label JENA.THEO is now handling PR in-house. Contact

London PR agency begins new initiative to promote diversity in PR

Talk PR has partnered with London-based executive search company Taylor Bennett to address the need for greater diversity in the communications and PR industry. The aim of the initiative is to encourage graduates from ethnic minority communities to pursue a career in PR, and to provide them with the skills and knowledge they require to do so. Although no job is guaranteed at the end of the programme, ongoing careers support is provided. Past alumni of the programme have gone on to secure work experience, contracts and permanent positions at: Brunswick, Cantos, Cision, CNN, Edelman, Financial Dynamics, Ketchum, Macbeth Media Relations, Newham Council, Save The Children, Thames London Gateway, The Observer and The Olympic Legacy Company. Contact.

E-zine appoints social media writer

Joey Abbiss-Stubbs has joined Crane.tv as social media writer. Joey is the best contact for Crane.tv blog contributions and competitions. Contact.

06 December 2010


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Food Fight in an Art Gallery
  • Press launch of 2010 FiFi Awards by the Fragrance Foundation
  • bareMinerals Skincare Press Launch
  • The Designer Wedding Show
  • LPG Endermologie event
  • Designer Warehouse Sales - Menswear
Click here to see DIARYdates.

Monthly consumer magazine appoints acting news editor

Mel Hunter, news editor at Cosmopolitan, is now on maternity leave. In her absence, Laura Jane MacBeth has been appointed acting news editor. Laura will be in the office Monday – Thursday and will be overseeing all news and real-life content. Contact.

E-zine appoints editor

Following the departure of Clare Gill, Theresa Caney has been appointed editor of Company.co.uk. All news stories for the site should be directed to Theresa. Contact.

Monthly consumer title makes editorial changes

There have been some changes to the editorial team at InStyle.
Sarah Angus, previously fashion writer at Stylist, has been appointed features writer. Harriet Reuter Hapgood, previously features writer, is now senior sub editor/writer. Philippe Blanchin is now senior designer. Contact.

Designer menswear brand appoints PR

IPR has been appointed to manage the UK PR and press enquiries for menswear brand Forgotten Future. Designed by Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design graduate Richard Dawson, the brand's SS11 collection is its second and is stocked at oki-ni.com. Contact.

Dog accessories etailer appoints PR

leaf pr has been appointed to represent The Stylish Dog Company, an online destination for design-conscious accessories for dogs. Contact.

Editorial changes within weekly celeb magazine

There have been some changes within the editorial team at HELLO! magazine. The team is now as follows: Ruth Sullivan and Rosie Nixon are editors of the magazine. Thomas Whitaker has been promoted to director of news. Laura Benjamin has joined the team as news editor. Belinda Robey's title is now features editor. Eduardo Sanchez-Perez will remain editor-in-chief and in the International division, Juliet Herd is international managing editor. Contact.

New denim label appoints PR

Tamara Kretzer PR has been appointed to represent new, affordable denim label, PDA (Public Display of Affection). PDA is initially being launched in exclusive concessions at leading Dorothy Perkins stores throughout the UK and online at www.dorothyperkins.com. Contact.

PR appointed as freelance beauty writer

Nicola Russill-Roy, PR Director of Propose PR, has been appointed by on-line wedding magazine Zankyou to be their freelance beauty writer with immediate effect. Nicola will be reviewing the latest beauty products and treatments with brides and grooms-to-be in mind. Contact.

E-zine appoints researcher

Seyna Van Der Linden has joined Crane.tv as researcher. Contact.

03 December 2010

Online retailer and kitchen showroom appoints PR

leaf pr has been appointed to handle the PR for new online retailer The Stylish Dog Company as well as new kitchen showroom Falken Kitchens, situated at 55 Kings Road, London SW6. Contact.

London PR agency appoints three new beauty clients

Pure Public Relations has announced three new beauty client wins: Thalgo; French luxury unisex skincare brand Absolution; and also holistic facialist Antonia Burrell. Contact.

PR promotion at Tom Ford Beauty

Melissa McCarthy has been promoted to Assistant Communications Manager at Tom Ford Beauty. Melissa continues to report to Anna Rozelaar - Communications Manager, Tom Ford Beauty, UK & Ireland. Contact.

New self tanning range appoints PR

Imagination PR has been appointed to handle all press & PR for Sun-Believable, a new self tanning range developed by beauty industry guru Leighton Denny and tanning expert James Harknett, which will be available online from January and on QVC from February. Contact.

DIARYdispatch: Skincare expert, facialist and beauty range founder is available for one-to-ones

Pure PR is organising desk side appointments on Friday 10th and Wednesday 15th December 2010, for beauty journalists to meet established skincare expert, facialist and founder of the new Antonia Burrell holistic range. Pure PR is flexible with other dates at your convenience. Please contact Sarah Ashwick at Pure Public Relations to organise an appointment. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:

  • Ethical Just Got Fabulous - VIP preview
  • The Temporium - new pop-up store that makes use of empty shop spaces, providing online retailers and small independent brands with a temporary high street presence
  • Claire Stratton Jewellery Sale CANCELLED - due to weather conditions
  • Luxury Skincare Launch (Deskside visits) - Antonia Burrell, founder of the new skincare range will be available for one on ones to make this busy month easier for you to talk about her 18 years as a holistic facialist and the development of the luxury range
  • Billionaire Boys Club/ Ice Cream, Gourmet, Anything, Cassette Playa Sample Sale
  • Evolve Magazine Launch Party
  • Bags of Style: Anya Sushko at Mary's Living and Giving Shopping Event
Click here to see DIARYdates.

Monocle launches winter edition of its seasonal newspaper

Monocle, the global consumer publication that covers international affairs, business, culture and design, has launched a new winter edition of its supersized seasonal newspaper series. Titled Monocle Alpino, the 72-page colour tabloid will be on newsstands from 16 December for eight weeks. Monocle Alpino will have a bigger pagination, print run and distribution, due to the success of the brand’s debut summer paper, Monocle Mediterraneo, in July this year. Edited by the London team, the issue focuses on everything at 1500m up, including investigative reports from Alpine nations, essays and dispatches to read fireside, architects to build mountain retreats, and a guide to cosy winter dishes – along with a spring fashion preview. Monocle Alpino will exist in both print and online formats. Priced at £4.00, Monocle Alpino will hit newsstands at airports and resorts prior to the Christmas break and remain for on sale for eight weeks – or the length of the ski season.

Holistic health centre appoints PR

Susie Fairgrieve has been appointed to handle the PR for holistic health centre The Raphael Medical Centre in Kent. Contact.

02 December 2010

Parenting title appoints junior writer

Hannah Fox, previously junior writer at Healthy magazine, has been appointed staff writer at Mother & Baby magazine and Pregnancy & Birth. Hannah will commence her new role on 6 December. Contact.

New beauty launch appoints PR

Beauty Test & Perfect has been appointed to represent the launch of BIOeffect EGF Serum. Please see Instant Info for more information about the product. Contact.

Homes magazine appoints editorial assistant

Alice Newbold has joined At Home Magazine as editorial assistant. Alice takes on the role previously held by Carly Rigley who is now junior sub-editor. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Tatty Devine Sample Sale
  • Merc SS11 Press Day - men and women’s collections
  • The Duke of York Square Christmas Gift Fair - In association with the Royal Warrant Holders Association and the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust
Click here to see DIARYdates.

Health and beauty PR agency moves

Vert PR now has a new postal address. Contact.

01 December 2010

Marie Claire announces PR instruction

Marie Claire's Reporter section now covers all things entertainment, social, arts and culture. Please send all relevant press releases to entertainment assistant Martha Hayes. Contact.

PR Manager appointed at loungewear label

Faye Silk (née Feldman) has joined fashion brand Lounge Lover as PR, Marketing & Online Manager. Faye was previously in-house at Heidi Klein. Contact.

Beauty brand press office announces maternity leave

Sophie Inglis, PR Marketing Manager at beauty brand Higher Nature, is going on maternity leave today. In her absence, Hazel Gray will be covering Sophie's responsibilities. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • The Brompton Club Christmas Party and Cocktail Therapy
  • Alfred Dunhill BAFTA A Life in Pictures - Join Martin Scorsese as he talks about his life in pictures. With a career that has spanned over five decades, hear one of cinema’s greatest director’s talk about his life in the film industry.
  • Alexander McQueen Sample Sale
  • CEW (UK) Breakfast Event - Sponsored by St Tropez
  • East London Design Show - VIP Reception and Design Awards
  • Claire Stratton Jewellery Christmas Sale 2010
Click here to see DIARYdates.

PR Director at leading beauty brand moves over to designer fashion as PR Director

After 11 years at the L’Oréal Group as PR Director for Lancôme, Carla Filmer today starts her new position as PR Director UK and Ireland at Louis Vuitton UK. Contact.

Weekly Consumer title appoints assistant editor online

Stylist magazine has appointed Stephanie Wood as the new assistant editor (Online) to head up the Stylist website www.stylist.co.uk. Stephanie will commence her new role on 6 December. Contact.

Promotion at FHM

Matthew Hambly has been promoted from style writer to deputy style & lifestyle editor at FHM. Contact.

Luxury skincare brand adds to PR team

Charlotte Doe, previously at Beauty Seen PR, has been appointed Communications Coordinator at Crème de la Mer. Charlotte will support Communications & Events Manager, Charlotte Brown. Contact.

Heatlhcare brand appoints PR agency

Mediahubb has been appointed to handle the PR for new product Joint Mud just launched in the UK. Joint Mud is a new cream which eases the pain of arthritis and joint problems. Contact.

30 November 2010

PR Manager appointed

Eveden has appointed Louise Grayson as PR Manager, responsible for overseeing and developing the brand's UK and international PR. Contact.

New press office contact for skincare brand

Emma Reeve has rejoined luxury skincare brand, Amanda Lacey as Press & Brand Coordinator. Emma is now the sole contact for any press enquiries. Contact.

Weekend supplement appoints lifestyle editor

Jenny Wood, previously features editor at Look magazine, has now started her new position as lifestyle editor at The Sun’s Saturday supplement Buzz magazine. Jenny will oversee the real life, food/cookery, health & wellbeing, homes and beauty pages. Contact.

Account Manager joins beauty PR agency

Georgia Segal has joined Wizard PR as Account Manager and Director of Digital Media. Georgia will be working across a number of accounts including Davines, Good Things and Dr Nick Lowe. Contact.

Hairdressing salon appoints PR

jrpPR has been appointed to handle the PR for Percy & Reed hairdressing salon. Percy & Reed was founded by Adam Reed and Paul Percival and is located at 157C Great Portland Street, London W1. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Penfield Sample Sale
  • Vintage Jewellery Evening
  • Clive Aslet at Thomas Lyte Book Launch - English luxury lifestyle brand Thomas Lyte will be hosting a drinks reception in their new Burlington Arcade store to celebrate the launch of Clive Aslet's latest book, 'Villages of Britain'
  • theRemedi.co.uk Sample Sale
Click here to see DIARYdates.

New beauty blog launched by celebrity make-up artist and writer

Nina Ubhi, celebrity make-up artist and beauty writer, has launched her new beauty blog www.ninaubhibeauty.blogspot.com. Contact.

29 November 2010


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Aruna Seth Pop-Up Shop
  • The Autumn Internationals Rugby After Party - Sponsored by Organic Village Juices and F Vodka
  • Bruce Oldfield Christmas Sample Sale
  • BIOeffect EGF Serum Press Launch
  • Independent publisher conference and Awards
  • Polo Jeans Co. Art Stars Auction at Phillips de Pury - A series of exclusive pieces by Europe’s most exciting young artists will be auctioned at Phillips de Pury’s Howick Place in support of Teenage Cancer Trust
Click here to see DIARYdates.

Professional beauty treatment brand appoints PR

Purple has been appointed to manage all UK press and publicity for elite, professional treatment brand, Intraceuticals. Intraceuticals uses a unique therapeutic-grade oxygen and hyaluronic acid to deliver specialised active serums to the skin, sustaining levels of deep hydration not possible with other products. Contact.

Interior and still life stylist appoints representation

Carol Hayes Management is now representing interior/ still life stylist Alex Teal. Her clients include W Magazine, The Sunday Times Style and Grazia, as well as working with the top names like Madonna, Gwen Stefani and the Scissor Sisters. Contact.

Weekend supplement appoints editorial assistant

Fabio Immediato has joined the FT Weekend's How To Spend It as editorial assistant. Contact.

Head of PR appointed at accessories brand

Accessory brand Rosie Fox has promoted Muchaneta Kapfunde to Head of PR. Muchaneta, joined Rosie Fox a year ago as PR Manager, after time spent as PR Manager at Johnny Loves Rosie. Contact.

26 November 2010


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Machine-A & Piers Atkinson Christmas party
  • Aspinal of London Launch Party
  • Big Brand Beauty Launch
  • Girl's Best Friends
  • TACH Event
  • The Ultimate In Luxury Backgammon And Jewellery At Talisman
  • ELLE Style Awards 2011 in association with Next
  • Estethica Press & Buyers Day (change of date due to tube strike)
Click here to see DIARYdates.

Consumer title appoints shopping assistant

Zoe Briggs has joined the shopping desk at Mother & Baby and Pregnancy & Birth as shopping assistant. Zoe will be assisting shopping editor Sarah Lafarge on all enquiries to do with maternity and kids, fashion, nursery products, furnishings & beauty. Contact.

Designer swimwear label appoints PR

Designer swimwear label Tatjana Anika has appointed Goodley PR to handle all PR and media enquiries. Contact.

25 November 2010

EDITORIAL REQUEST: Journalist seeks spa packages and skiing holidays with a difference

Lucy Miller, health editor at Health & Fitness magazine, is currently researching the following features for future issues:

• Specific mother and daughter spa packages in London for the March Spa Page.
• Winter skiing holidays with a difference to go and test for the active travel pages.

Please contact Lucy with any contributions or suggestions. Contact.

New appointments at London-based Beauty PR company

MSL London has announced the following new appointments within its Beauty & Luxury Team:
Vinni Dosanjh, previously at Grayling, has joined as Senior Account Manager working on Dolce & Gabbana Fragrances, Dolce & Gabbana The Make Up, D&G Fragrances and Slendertone. Contact.
Hannah Bawden has joined as Account Executive working on Gucci Fragrances, Dolce & Gabbana Fragrances, Dolce & Gabbana The Make Up, D&G Fragrances and Slendertone. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Nicholas Kirkwood Sample Sale
  • Launch and Open House 'Semple: Women Fashion Stories'
  • Exclusive Fashion Show of American InterContinental University London's School of Fashion 2010
Click here to see DIARYdates.

Online fashion retailer press office moves address

From Monday 29 November my-wardrobe.com has a new address. Contact.

24 November 2010

Bridal fashion assistant appointed

Emma Shaw has joined Condé Nast Brides as fashion assistant. Contact.

Acting PR Manager appointed

Georgie Burton has been appointed Acting PR Manager of the Next press office, covering Carolyn Day's maternity leave. Contact.

New contact number for PR agency

Eurydice PR has a new contact number. Contact.

Journalist seeks men's beauty products for consumer magazine

Alex Gazzola is looking for men’s bath soaks, bath salts and muscle soaks for the regular grooming slot on the men’s page of the next edition of Vegetarian Living. Products must be specifically for men – either clearly named so, or as a product within a men’s range. Deadline 3 December. Contact.

Weekly consumer title makes editorial changes

Following the departure of Gladys Sturrock at My Weekly, all travel features will now be covered by features editor, Alison Graves. Karen Byrom will continue to cover health and in addition the Dr Sarah Jarvis page. From the 18 December issue, there will no longer be an Easy Make, Easy Do products page. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • De Roemer Shop Opening Party
  • Royal Academy of Arts and Harper’s Bazaar GSK Contemporary – Aware: Art Fashion Identity - Opening Reception
  • La Perla Christmas Clearance
  • 9 London Launch Tea Party
  • Lola Rose 10th Anniversary Party
  • Alexon Group SS11 Press Day - Kaliko, Minuet Petite, Alexon, Ann HarveY
Click here to see DIARYdates.

Client win for TCS

The Communications Store has been appointed to handle the consumer PR for no!no! Contact.

Changes within beauty PR department

Parfums Christian Dior announces changes within the PR department:
After six years with PCD UK, Aude Chatelin, Press Manager, will be leaving the company on Friday 3 December and relocating with her family to Paris. Nathalie Everard, previously Press Manager, has been promoted to Head of Public Relations. Nathalie will be joined by Leonie Weeks, who has recently been appointed Press Officer. Leonie was formerly at Creme de la Mer. Charlotte Ekholt will continue in her role as PR Assistant. Contact.

Loungewear label appoints PR

Amazing PR has been appointed to represent silk lounging and nightwear label Anne Wiggins London. Contact.

News from luxury watch label

After nearly five years as Brand Manager UK at Jaeger-LeCoultre, Guillain Maspetiol is moving across the channel to take over the French business starting 1 December. His replacement, Zahra Kassim-Lakha, currently Director of Strategy and Business Development at the Manufacture, will take on the role as Brand Director, UK Market. Zahra joined Jaeger-LeCoultre in 2003, after five years at Richemont North America and a previous career in investment banking, to launch the Brand’s Boutique network and cross-marketing partnerships (including Aston Martin). She has been most recently focused on successfully leading the Brand’s digital marketing and CRM platforms. Additional changes involve the departure of Marie Lagesse and the arrival of Georgia Noutsi from 6 December as Marketing and Retail Manager. Contact.

PR agency announces maternity leave cover

Ines Socarras has joined Kenneth Green Associates, covering Natalie Startin's maternity leave. Natalie will be going on maternity leave on 9 December. Ines was part of the PR team at Givenchy (LVMH Group) for several years, and prior to joining KGA was looking after PR and Events at the Mayfair Arts Club. Contact.

23 November 2010

Watch & jewellery communications consultancy launches in London

Latiénne Communications, the strategic marketing and communications consultancy created for the watch and jewellery industry, has officially launched from its headquarters in London. The consultancy serves traditional to luxury-fashion consumer watch and jewellery brands and global organisations through local and international public relations, marketing, media buying and sales. Latiénne Communications was founded by former LVMH and Burberry Publicist and University of the Arts Lecturer Charlene Laidley. With over ten years’ experience in marketing and PR, Charlene Laidley has worked with a variety of brands from global Fortune 500 corporations to start-up/ high-growth companies, trade associations and not-for-profit foundations spanning the USA, UK, France, Spain, Italy, the UAE and the Caribbean. Contact.

E-zine makes editorial appointments

Trisha Andres, formerly acting editor of Crane.tv, has been appointed editor. Trisha was previously a journalism associate at The Press Association. In her new role, she will be responsible for the day-to-day running of crane.tv as well as overseeing content for its five magazine channels: Art/Design/Fashion/Lifestyle/Travel. Press releases and invitations can be sent to Trisha. Contact.
Joey Abbiss-Stubbs will be joining Crane.tv as social media writer on 7 December. Joey is the best contact for Crane.tv blog contributions and competitions. Her contact details will be announced in due course.
Seyna Van Der Linden will be joining Crane.tv as researcher on 6 December. Her contact details will be announced in due course. Contact.

Staff changes and appointments at London-based PR agency

The following changes have taken place, or are due to take place, at Fearnhurst PR:
As of December 2010 Suzy Socker is taking on the Managing Director position, working alongside Sam Fearn. Suzy brings to FH PR over 9 years of fashion and retail experience having worked at a number of international and boutique agencies including Iris, GCI, and Halpern and has run high profile campaigns for BAA, Heathrow Terminal 5, Marks and Spencer, VW, Tesco and Victoria Secret.

Danielle Nathan has started as Executive Assistant to Sam Fearn. Before joining the Trust, Danielle was at leading PR agency Weber Shandwick for four years, working as the PA to the European Head of Healthcare.

Ella Wells has recently been promoted to Account Manager. Director Philippa Bloomfield begins her maternity leave in February 2011.


Client win for TCS

The Communications Store has been appointed to handle the consumer PR for Clarisonic. Contact.

Womenswear designer takes PR in-house

Avsh Alom Gur is now handling all press enquiries in-house. Contact.

Consumer title makes changes to fashion team

There have been a number of changes to the fashion team at Tatler:
Hannah Teare, previously senior fashion editor, has now been promoted to fashion director.
Anna Bromilow, previously fashion director, has been appointed fashion editor-at-large. Anna is currently on maternity leave and will return in January 2011. Contact.

PR agency appointed to represent fashion magazine

Forward PR has been appointed to represent bi-monthly magazine DISORDER - focusing on music, fashion, beauty, gaming, film and technology. Contact.

New freelance details for fashion & beauty journalist

Zara Kenyon, previously staff writer at Sugarscape.com, is now freelance and is looking for new challenges. Zara specialises in fashion, beauty and entertainment and most recently has been freelancing at Red Online. Zara is available for freelance commissions. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Gadgets, Grooming & Style at Canary Wharf
  • New CID Online and Bloggers Event
  • Kate Moss personal appearance for the launch of her latest fragrance, Vintage Muse
  • Uniqlo SS11 Press Day
  • 7 For All Mankind 10th Anniversary Party
  • A Christmas Night in with Mawi - Mawi has donated a selection of current, vintage, rare and unseen pieces from her private collection and will be on hand to provide style tips
Click here to see DIARYdates.

New details for interiors stylist

Freelance interiors stylist, Sally McEwan has changed her name to Sally Cullen. Specialising in every aspect of interior styling, from planning photo shoots to sourcing set designers and photographers Sally has also re-launched her website, which can be viewed at www.sally-cullen.com. The site features examples of her still life, interiors, room set and lifestyle work. Sally who has experience styling for a number of consumer magazines, press lookbooks, press shows and catalogues, is available for freelance work for consumer and trade publications, as well as press offices and clients. In addition Sally also has new contact details, press releases and look books should be forwarded to her new postal address. Contact.

New York couturier appoints UK PR

M+M Management has been appointed to represent New York couturier, Kim Hicks. Contact.

22 November 2010

Teen website appoints features intern

Following the departure of Zara Kenyon at sugarscape.com, Lauren O’Neill has joined the team as features intern. Contact.

Weekend supplement appoints assistant editor & fashion director

Sarah Tomczak, previously entertainment editor at Glamour, has been appointed assistant editor & fashion director on the Daily Mail’s supplement Weekend. Contact.

Features editor appointed on consumer title

Following the departure of Helen Bownass at X magazine, Sam Wood, previously deputy features editor has taken on the role of features editor. Contact.

Acting editor appointed on lifestyle title

Lucy Cleland, editor of Country & Town House is currently on maternity leave. In her absence Harriet Compston has been appointed acting editor. All fashion, food, travel, homes and interiors news should be directed to Harriet. Contact.

Digital & online editor commences new role today

Helen Russell has started today as digital and online editor at mariecliare.co.uk. Contact.

19 November 2010


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Warehouse SS11 Press Day
  • INHOUSE with SPARKLE; Designer Brands Shopping Event in aid of SPARKLE for Cancer Research UK
  • Cocosa 2nd Anniversary
  • Exclusive Sale Princesse tam tam, Chinti and Parker and more
  • Designer Lingerie Sale - Ayten Gasson, Playful Promises, Ell & Cee and Kiss Me Deadly
  • Curated by Lyle & Scott
  • MOVE IT dance event
Click here to see DIARYdates.

Journalist seeks your BIBA memories

Jan Collier is urgently seeking ladies of a certain age with fond memories and pictures of themselves 'back-in-the-day' wearing BIBA. Any stories would be welcome, even without the pictures. Contact

E-zine appoints fashion & beauty assistant

Following the departure of Rachel Kenworthy, Victoria Hall has been appointed online fashion and beauty assistant at redonline.co.uk. Red Online will launch in December. Contact.

Consumer magazine appoints acting senior editor

Natasha Poliszczuk, senior editor at Easy Living, is now on maternity leave. In her absence Ruth Caven, previously features assistant at The Sunday Telegraph's Seven magazine, will be covering Natasha’s role as acting senior editor. Ruth will commence her new role on 22 November. Contact.

Restructure at fashion PR

Blow PR has announced a restructure in its team. Jenny Lam (accounts include: Bryce Aime, Spijkers en Spijkers, J.Maskrey,Georgia Hardinge, Manjit Deu, Qasimi Womenswear, Flik Hall, Sarfraz, Philip Armstrong, Ekaterina Kukhareva, Jayne Pierson) is assisted by Lucy Davies and Jess Flood. Lauren Martin (accounts include: London Undercover, J.Smith Esquire, Izzue, Little Shilpa, Aqua, Fam Irvoll, Little Cupcakes (Fam Irvoll), Morphe, London Underground) is assisted by Jade Fung and Harriet Elsey. Ivan Moya Denia (accounts include: Charlie Le Mindu, Piers Atkinson, Bjorg, Katie Rowland, Snake&Dagger, Qasimi Homme, Varun Sardana, William Wilde) is assisted by Sarah Ditchi and Tess Sampson. Blow Presents clients are managed by Account Managers Calum Walsh (accounts include: RTW/Accessories, Adam Andrascik, Clare Whit, Emma Yeo, Eleanor Amoroso, Henriette Lofstrom, Soo-Jin Lee) and Frida Agren (accounts include: Iris van Herpen, Asher Levine, Asger Juel Larsen, Dean Sidaway, Rob Goodwin, Hasan Hejazi). Contact.

18 November 2010

Consumer magazine appoints editorial assistant

Samantha Webster has joined more! magazine as editorial assistant. Contact

New jobs on www.diarydirectory.com

  • Beauty Seen PR - all levels
  • Chalk PR - Account Manager
  • Talk PR - Beauty & Wellbeing Senior Account Manager/ Junior Account Director
  • Expert Beauty Magazine - Beauty Intern
  • Central London Fashion Agency - Account Manager/ Director
  • Aromatherapy Associates - Marketing Assistant
  • Foundation PR - Account Manager
Click here to see Job Lots.

DIARYdispatch: Make-up artist seeks fashion accessories

Make-up artist Candy Yeldham is requesting fashion accessories for a black and white themed for Carol Antony, an Irish singer, who is about to relaunch. Candy needs the accessories by the end of Tuesday next week. Contact.

Beauty intern confirmed

Amerley Ollennu has been appointed as Psychologies' beauty intern and will be assistant to beauty director, Eminé Ali Rushton. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Goodone Sample Sale
  • Relaunch of the Skin Wisdom skincare range
  • BROGA - The Irish Shoe Fair 2011 - Trade Fair for footwear suppliers and footwear buyers to meet at one central venue in Ireland
  • Food Glorious Food - interactive exhibition with lots of sound recordings and hands on areas
  • Vodafone London Fashion Weekend
  • P&G Beauty Event
Click here to see DIARYdates.

Fashion and lifestyle cotact changes at press office

Next Press Office has announced the following changes:
Acting PR Manager - Georgie Burton
Senior Press Officer (Fashion) - Vicky Sims
Press Officer (Fashion) - Lucy Taylor
Assistant Press Officer (Fashion) - Grace Kither
Senior Press Officer (Lifestyle) - Emma Hearne
Press Officer (Lifestyle) - Lisa Hunt
Assistant Press Officer (Lifestyle) - Jenna Wright
Press & Events Assistant - Clare Jones
Showroom Co-ordinator - Charlotte Pisani

New range of toiletries from TV personalities appoints

Aqua PR has been appointed to handle the launch and on-going PR campaign for the new Loose Women range of toiletries, due to be launched to the trade early 2011. Contact.

17 November 2010

PR agency announces four new fashion clients

H.PR London has added four new accounts to its fashion portfolio:
Nougat London, Khrysalis Couture, womenswear brand Borne by Elise Berger (launching for SS11), and British designer Nicole Murray. Contact.

Beauty PR announces new appointments

There have been a number of new appointments and promotions at Beauty Seen PR:
Natasha Hulme, previously at Modus Dowal Walker, has been appointed as Junior Account Executive. Natasha will support Robyn Seymour and Lauren Mills on brands including Cowshed, STEAMCREAM, Jergens Naturals and NARS. Dionne Cullen has been appointed as Junior Account Executive working alongside Harriet Gordon and Eloise Taylor. Dionne will be responsible for a number of brands including Topshop Make Up, Sienna X, Rituals and Nailease. Lauren Mills has been promoted to Junior Account Manager. Contact.

Natural beauty brand's in-house PR has a new address

Natural beauty brand Balance Me in-house PR has a new address. Contact.

Beauty PR wins new accounts

Beauty Seen PR has been appointed to oversee Revlon's PR for the UK, Europe and the Middle East until the end of the year. Revlon will continue to be led by Michelle Boon, working alongside the Revlon in-house PR team. Beauty Seen PR has also been appointed to handle the PR for NARS cosmetics, created by acclaimed make-up artist and photographer Francois Nars; and Decleor, Shiseido and Carita - part of The Shiseido Group. Contact.

PR appointed for concept store launch

Stephanie Churchill PR has been appointed to handle the press and publicity for the launch of Core Spirit's first stand alone concept store, opening mid-December on Bond Street, London. Contact

DIARYdispatch: Consumer magazine seeks promo items and samples for goody bags

Fused Magazine is hosting a Christmas shopping event with a large high street fashion retailer on Saturday 27 November. They will be giving the first 150 customers a goody bag and need items to include. Fused Magazine is looking for small items, samples or promo items to put in the bags. The audience will be teens - early 30's, fashion conscious women shopping for party outfits and christmas presents. The store is in one of Europe's largest shopping malls - Bullring in Birmingham and will see a huge footfall on the payday weekend. They also have an opportunity for a hair product company to be involved and have space to host a company to do demonstrations, giveaways and competitions. Fused Magazine will also be running competitions and promos via Twitter and Facebook so is open to ideas. e-mail kerry@fusedmagazine.com Contact.

Consumer title appoints editor

Adam Welch has been appointed editor of Wonderland magazine. Adam will oversee the magazine and will spearhead the relaunch of wonderlandmagazine.com. Huw Gwyther remains the publisher and editorial director of Wonderland, Man About Town and Rollacoaster Magazine. Contact

Conceptual leatherwork label appoints PR agency

TRACE Publicity has been appointed to represent conceptual leatherwork fashion label, Úna Burke. Contact

New PR & Marketing Executive appointed at beauty brand

Natural beauty brand Balance Me has appointed Leonie Flynn as PR & Marketing Executive to the in-house press office. Leonie, previously of L’Oréal Paris will be responsible for the press office and direct marketing campaigns. She will work alongside co-founder, Rebecca Hopkins. Contact.

Temporary move for PR agency

Greene & Sheppard PR has temporarily moved. Contact.

Savile Row womenswear tailor appoints PR

Savile Row womenswear tailor Nooshin Bakhshi has appointed Damson PR to handle her PR in the UK. Contact.

Womenswear distributor takes press office function in-house

Wholesale distributor, Scout has recently taken the press office function in-house for their women's fashion brands:
  • Coolchange - sarongs and resortwear
  • Doma - leather jackets and coats
  • James Jeans
  • T Los Angeles - separates
  • Nevenka

New publisher appointed at monthly consumer magazine

InStyle has announced the appointment of Sarah Hammond as publisher. Currently head of PR/communications for Diesel UK, Sarah has built up a wealth of experience with upmarket brands. Her previous posts also include time as marketing and communications director of Swarovski (SCP) and head of marketing for IPC’s Wallpaper*. She has also worked as a senior PR manager at L'Oreal Luxury. In her new role, Sarah will be in charge of the day to day running of InStyle and will report to publishing director Linda Swidenbank. Sarah takes up her new position on 13 December. Contact.

Fashion label takes press office in-house

Clemency London's press office will be in-house as of 24 November, with Katie Wilde appointed as the fashion label's in-house Press Officer. Contact.

Online fashion market appoints new PR

Kitch & Honey PR has been appointed to represent pretaportobello.com, the online fashion market selling fashion and accessories direct from Portobello Market, and other fashion markets such as Spitalfields, Camden and Brick Lane, London.

In addition, Kitch & Honey has now confirmed its new landline telephone number. Contact.

PR starts at make-up and hair brands

Sophie Oliver, formerly PR Executive at World Duty Free, has started as Press Officer for Maybelline New York & Garnier. Contact.

Online editor returns from maternity leave

Katie Columbus, online editor at Sky Showbiz, has returned from maternity leave. There have also been a few changes to the editorial line up. All fashion & beauty news should be directed to style editor Dana Karlson and style journalist Rebecca Cox. Contact


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Ideal Home Show 2011
  • Grand Designs Live London 2011
  • WORTH Le Pret-à-Porter Summer 2011
  • Upper Street Sample Sale
  • Ultimat Vodka Launch
  • Damian Allsop Chocolate and Krug tasting - An intimate, invite-only chocolate workshop with avant-garde British chocolatier Damian Allsop
  • He-Shi Self Tanning Launch Event
  • Westbourne Park Village Xmas Shopping Extravaganza - Three days of Special Shopping Discounts with Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Entertainment. Brands include: The Westbourne, gusto, powervibe, Orit, Rosa's, Celia Birtwell, ray HARRIS, Pistol Panties, 77 Hair Salon, CARTER and BOND, BARBER & SHOP.
  • Chica host Art Against Knives Fashion Show (venue & time change)
  • Reebok Lifestyle, Womens Fitness and Mens Training SS11 Press Day
    (due to take place today but is now postponed until next week)
  • Clerkenwell Design Week
Click here to see DIARYdates.