31 March 2010

PR appointed to handle all communications for Christopher Kane from 1 April.

The Communications Store has been appointed to handle all communications for Christopher Kane from 1 April. Contact.

New wedding magazine launches

Practical Publishing has launched Perfect Day, a new wedding magazine that helps readers plan their big day. Issue 1 of Perfect Day goes on sale in the UK on 25 March in WHSmith and some newsagents. The title will also be exported to the USA and Australia. Contact.

New freelance stylist and writer

Isobel Drummond has left Reveal Magazine after four and a half years to go freelance as a stylist and writer. Isobel is looking to style shoots from celebrity and fashion right through to real life and diet features and to continue doing editorial work for magazines, papers and websites. Contact.

30 March 2010

EDITORIAL REQUEST: Journalist seeking beauty ingredient Squalane

Amanda Bown freelance health & beauty journalist is looking for beauty/ skincare products which contain the ingredient Squalane - found naturally in olives, palm & wheat germ oils and in the livers of deep-sea sharks. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: New Spring/Summer fragrances

Olivia Abbott is looking for new, fresh and fruity Spring/Summer fragrances that say Summer is on the way. Deadline is Thursday 8 April. Contact.

Kenneth Green Associates appoint Group Press & PR Manager

Nicola de Burlet formerly pr manager at Parfums Givenchy has been appointed Group Press & PR manager at KGA. Contact.

Online fashion and lifestyle publication Lace Magazine launches

Online fashion and lifestyle publication, Lace Magazine will launch on 31 March. Concentrating on up-and-coming and established designers, UK and international musicians, interviews and reviews as well as fashion trends of the season and journalistic highlights, Lace Magazine is primarily aimed at women between the ages of 18-30. The magazine aims to deliver the latest entertainment news to health and beauty tips, newest fashion trends, articles on current issues, hottest holiday destinations and upcoming concerts and events. The first issue will see interviews with Project Catwalk winner Jasper Garvida and Josefine Wing founder of Mint Siren. Lace magazine is available online at www.lacemagazine.co.uk and is planned to run on a fortnightly basis. Contact.

Freelance writer has new contact details

Kate Smallwood, freelance writer & presenter, specialising in weddings, travel, parenting, etiquette & lifestyle, has a new email address. Kate’s website has also recently relaunched. Contact.

Denim brands Citizens of Humanity and Goldsign appoint PR

Goodley PR has been appointed to handle all UK media enquiries for denim fashion labels Citizens of Humanity and Goldsign. Contact.

Chiltern St. Studio appoints PR

Penelope Chilvers has been appointed to handle the PR for Chiltern St. Studio. Contact.

AOL UK change of address and contact details

AOL UK has moved office. Contact.

New boutique lifestyle PR consultancy launches

Philly Vass, formerly of APR Communications, has launched boutique lifestyle PR consultancy, PJPR, for premium lifestyle brands, notable individuals and personalities. Clients span the consumer lifestyle sector including health & beauty, homes & interiors, retail, luxury goods and food & drink and include ACHICA, Anastasia Achilleos, Jonathan Goodair, Shan Rahimkhan, Love & Lord and Paper & Stone. Contact.

London-based denim brand Snake and Dagger appoints PR

Felicities has been appointed to handle the PR for London-based denim brand Snake and Dagger. Contact.

In-house PR manager at Giuseppe Zanotti and Vicini appointed

Sian Jones has been appointed in-house PR manager at Giuseppe Zanotti and Vicini. Sian was previously PR co-ordinator in the Christian Dior fashion press office. Contact.

29 March 2010

Amateur Gardening magazine today unveils a complete redesign

Amateur Gardening magazine today unveils a complete redesign for the spring season. The revamp sees a raft of changes to both content and design. Each issue will be fill with advice on growing flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables with more extensive tools and products information. The first issue also sees the introduction of a new kitchen garden section and a new puzzles page. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: freelance journalist requests natural organic products

Marissa-Catherine Carrarini (Journalist - natural health, nutrition, eco-living, natural beauty, food) is writing two natural beauty/ skincare articles - 1) Beautiful feet - looking for natural/ organic products for healthy feet. 2) Products of an English Country Garden - looking for natural organic products that are based on ingredients you can find in a traditional English garden (healing herbs and flowers). Marissa-Catherine is looking for all sorts of products from shampoo, lip balms, lipsticks, baby products and therapeutic skincare for the daisygreenmagazine.co.uk. Deadline is Thursday 1 April. Contact.

Max Flower appointed as beauty director at PR agency

Max Flower has joined Modus Dowal Walker as beauty director and will be covering for Victoria Chalmers while she is away on maternity leave. Max has over 10 years experience in the beauty and lifestyle industry having previously worked at The Communications Store, Aramis & Designer Fragrances and Starworks. Contact.

Hair and make-up artist Katie Pettigrew appoints representation

Hair and make-up artist, Katie Pettigrew is now represented by Tiger Creative London. Contact.

26 March 2010

SPC and ECM magazines update

SPC and ECM magazines have moved offices. Contact.

New PR and communications manager appointed, now looking after Korres

Angela Pittacas, previously at Selective Beauty has been appointed PR and communications manager at FAB (Fragrance and Beauty), looking after Korres. Contact.

New editor appointed at The Jeweller magazine

Belinda Morris has been appointed editor of The Jeweller magazine - the glossy trade magazine, now published ten times a year. She will continue to freelance as a beauty and fashion writer. Contact.

25 March 2010

Former fashion editor of Harpers & Queen goes freelance

Lisa Duncan former fashion editor of Harpers & Queen has moved back to England after seven years in New York. She has styled shoots for magazine and newspapers including Interview, The Independant Magazine, InStyle, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire and Tatler. Lisa is interested in freelance commissions. Contact.

Arcadia announces new PR appointments

Arcadia announces new PR appointments: Karin Donnelly is the new senior PR manager for Bhs, overseeing all departments; Anthony McGrath joins as PR manager on Burton, Bhs Menswear, Outfit & Regional Press; Zoe Nicholls takes the role of senior press officer for Bhs (Fashion); Yvadney Davis is the new senior press officer for Bhs (Home, Wedding & Seasonal Events). All PR activity on Bhs will be handled in-house from April, including the remit previously handled by Impulse PR (ie: teen, childrenswear, wedding & back to school). Impulse PR will continue to handle the PR on all jewellery brands at Arcadia. Contact.

People Tree launches online magazine

People Tree is launching a new online magazine in an effort to build customer interaction, loyalty and education on what sets the brand apart from its competitors. The People Tree Magazine is undergoing a soft launch with an exclusive interview with actress Emma Watson as well as contributions from Whistles CEO Jane Shepherdson and Vogue blogger and owner of ecoAge Livia Firth. Features in the magazine will take readers behind the scenes of the company with rich media elements like videos and photos. There will be interviews with the designers People Tree collaborate with, exclusive behind the scenes footage of photoshoots, fashion advice from leading industry experts and in-depth features. Readers will be actively encouraged to interact with the brand leaving feedback, suggestions and participating in polls. Contact.

Philippa Bradley Agencies appoints in house PR

Wholesale lingerie, home-wear and swimwear agency, Philippa Bradley Agencies has appointed Emma Hart as in-house PR across its brands: Princesse Tam Tam, Eberjey, Laurence Tavernier, Vivis and Magic Body Fashion. Contact.

Avon today announced its acquisition of Liz Earle Beauty

Avon Products today announced its acquisition of Liz Earle Beauty Co. Limited, a fast-growing, privately-held brand of naturally active skincare products sold primarily through direct-to-consumer channels. The UK brand will become part of Avon’s global skincare portfolio, broadening Avon’s leadership position in anti-aging skincare with Liz Earle’s expertise in botanical ingredients and natural positioning. Contact.

Mademoiselle Robot prepping Summer beauty piece

Laetitia Wajnapel, fashion & lifestyle journalist, stylist and renowned blogger is preparing a feature about Summer beauty and would like to review skincare and make-up products to include. Contact.

Newly promoted deputy shopping editor at Ideal Home magazine

Ellie Tennant, previously features writer at Ideal Home magazine, has now been promoted to deputy shopping editor. Ellie continues to write the Ideal Home blog, http://homeshoppingspy.wordpress.com. Contact.

Berlin-based underwear label WUNDERVOLL appoints PR

Berlin-based underwear label WUNDERVOLL has appointed H PR London to handle its PR. Contact.

Ideal Home reveals new look

Ideal Home is unveiling a fresh new look in its May issue, including a complete redesign and new features. Changes include new typography and layouts and a new cover look, which features a redesigned logo and design that highlights the inspiring and practical content within the magazine. The new-look Ideal Home will hit the shelves on 30 March. Contact.

24 March 2010

New address for publisher of London Fashion Week The Daily

Jenny & The Cat (publishers of London Fashion Week The Daily) has moved office. Contact.

Internationally acclaimed cosmetic doctor appoints PR to announce his latest treatments

Cosmetic doctor Dr Georges Roman has signed to Juice PR for representation of his UK medical practice at the Aesthetic Medical Clinic as he prepares to announce his latest treatments. As of April 2010, Juice PR will be responsible for all media liaison and some aspects of marketing with the aim of launching further techniques developed by Dr Roman as well as handling his personal. Contact.

Gemsta.com reassigns PR

Gemsta.com, the 3D shopping and search website which brings the best of the web to one place, has brought its PR function in-house. Contact.

Former PR director heading up new global research unit

Tiffany Arntson, formerly a director at Talk PR, has joined The Future Laboratory to head up Future:Poll, a new global quantitative and qualitative research unit within this future-facing consultancy, effective immediately. Future:Poll produces content on any given market or consumer, for clients spanning retail, technology, communications, finance, automotive, food, fashion, beauty and creative industries. Contact.

23 March 2010

Make-up artist Marco Antonio under new representation

Mandy Coakley Represents is now representing make-up artist Marco Antonio. His editorial spans from Vogue, Elle, Harpers Bazaar and Numero. His clients include campaigns for Cutler and Gross, Mischa Barton and Olay. Contact.

New womenswear label CC Kuo appoint PR

Felicities now represents new womenswear label CC Kuo. The London-based brand has just launched a debut collection for Autumn/Winter 2010. Contact.

Footwear labels Sanita Footwear and Snipe appoint new PR

AJ PR has been appointed to represent Sanita Footwear, the original Danish clog company and handle all press and PR for the brand. Sanita has been providing footwear for over 100 years. Also joining the client list of AJ PR is Snipe footwear. This European brand provides footwear for men and women – products are washable, have ergonomic fitting and chrome free leather. Contact.

22 March 2010

.CENT magazine has new contact details

.CENT has moved office. Contact.

New account manager appointed at Monty PR

Hilary Vallieres has joined Monty PR as account manager having previously been at Harvey Nichols in the press office. She will be working across VictoriaHealth, NuBo, Sue Devitt, Votivo, Zelens, Green & Spring & Heartcore Fitness. Contact.

Bally appoints new PR for the UK

Bally has announced the appointment of Karla Otto to handle all PR and communication enquiries within the UK. Contact.

Designer Anya Wilkinson appoints new PR

Felicities is now representing emerging designer Anya Wilkinson. The Anya Wilkinson Autumn/Winter 2010 collection was showcased during London Fashion Week at a Fashion Maverick’s event. Contact.

New senior account executive at Kilpatrick PR

Katie Pike, formerly at NBPR, has joined Kilpatrick PR as senior account executive working across the e.l.f., Debenhams Beauty Hall, Headmasters, Parissa, Prestige, Shavata and StriVectin accounts. Contact.

19 March 2010

That's Life! editor to move on

Jo Checkley, editor of That’s Life!, is leaving H Bauer to pursue new interests, after seven years in the role. H Bauer will be actively recruiting a new editor for That’s Life! in the coming weeks. Contact.

18 March 2010

Brand ambassador for Head and Shoulders joins new agency

Hair Stylist Mellissa Brown has joined the artist roster at SOHO Management. She is the brand ambassador for Head & Shoulders. Contact.

Polaroid appoints new PR

Primal PR has been appointed to handle PR activity for the sole international imaging licensee for Polaroid. The agency’s first project will be to re-launch the Polaroid brand and promote a number of new Polaroid products in the UK in May 2010. Contact.

Interior design practice Granter Interiors appoints new PR

Parker Hobart Associates has been appointed by Granter Interiors to handle its press and public relations for the UK. Contact.

Editor seeks travel sized beauty and wellbeing products

Louise Hudson at Sportsister magazine, is looking for travel sized beauty and wellbeing products that active girls will want to use this summer. She is interested in receiving information, pictures and products to review. Contact.

New fashion and beauty assistant at Bliss magazine

Charlotte Alexander has been appointed as fashion and beauty assistant at Bliss magazine. Contact.

Former beauty editor launches new TV series

Ambarina Hasan, formerly beauty editor of Asian Woman and Asian Bride magazines, is launching a new TV series focusing on beauty and health for Asian television channel B4U. Any press releases, samples and invitations should be sent direct to Ambarina. Contact.

natural toiletries range appoints new PR

From 1 April, Wizard Public Relations will handle the press and PR for KMI Brands' naked® natural toiletries range. Contact.

Wedding photographer Jonathan Ryan appoints new representation

Catwalk Creations has taken on the PR for wedding photographer Jonathan Ryan. Contact.

17 March 2010

Designer shopping website Tara Lacey appoints PR

Designer shopping website Tara Lacey has appointed Red Hot PR to handle its PR and marketing communications. Contact.

New online, lifestyle newsletter for women aged 40+ launches

Weekly Wrinkle, a brand new online lifestyle newsletter targeting upmarket London-based women aged 40+, has launched. The newsletter was founded by Lotte Lorimer and Carolyn Hadden-Paton. Carolyn originally started at Vogue, then launched Vilebrequin swimwear in the UK. Lotte has a lifetime of contacts and ideas that cover fashion, health and beauty, design and culture. They have designed the weekly newsletter to keep users up to speed on the latest from the worlds of fashion and shopping, culture, travel, health and beauty, home and garden, and food and drink as well as new events and openings of interest. Contact.

Fashion photographer Christopher Bracewell appoints new representation

Christopher Bracewell, fashion photographer, is now represented by Tiger Creative London. Contact.

Parfums Christian Dior UK appoints new ‘make-up artist liaison’ consultant

Parfums Christian Dior UK has appointed Jennie Patterson, formerly of Modus Dowal Walker, as the new ‘make-up artist liaison’ consultant. Jennie will be solely responsible for working with and supporting freelance make-up artists and style agencies in the UK and Ireland. Contact.

New junior press officer appointed at Arcadia

Tom Doran has been promoted from PR co-ordinator to junior press officer for Burton, Outfit and Bhs Menswear. Harry Hazel is taking over the PR co-ordinator position at Burton, Evans and Bhs Menswear, starting next week. Contact.

Look magazine today unveils a brand new website

Weekly fashion magazine, Look today unveils a brand new website at Look.co.uk. The site delivers comprehensive coverage of the latest retailer collections, breaking news, exclusive offers and integrated shopping opportunities across all areas of content. The new website targets high-spending, affluent, fashion-obsessed 18 to 44 year old women. The new site is edited by Kate Stephens, who has worked closely on the development with Look editor Ali Hall and Anthony Thornton, the group digital editor behind nme.com. Kate joined Look last year to work on the new site, and was previously editorial manager at online fashion and beauty retailer asos.com. Contact.

British-made leather goods and accessories brand Cherchbi appoints PR

Velvet PR has been appointed to handle the UK press and PR for new British-made leather goods and accessories brand Cherchbi. Contact.

Fashion labels Upper 5th, Upper and The Village Green appoint new PR

Sister has been appointed to handle PR enquiries for London based womenswear label Upper 5th, available at Topshop and independent boutiques. Sister will also represent menswear brands Upper and The Village Green which are available from Topman. Contact.

16 March 2010

Leisure retreat The Colloquy appoints PR

Cirkle has been appointed to handle the PR for The Colloquy, a leisure and corporate retreat in Herefordshire. Contact.

New issue of NOW magazine, partners with Sport Relief, guest edited by Kimberley Walsh

NOW magazine has partnered with Sport Relief to produce a special issue this week with a charity donation of 5p from every issue sold in the UK. The issue is guest-edited by Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh, who shares her experience of visiting Uganda for Sport Relief. Spending a day in the office with the editorial team, Kimberley has written the editor’s letter, is the guest commentator on NOW’s‘The Week In Outfits’ franchise, and does a session in NOW’s fashion cupboard, selecting spring trends and sharing style secrets with readers. The issue also deatures another Sport Relief exclusive, as Denise Van Outen interviews David Walliams, who led the BT Sport Relief Million Pound Bike Ride. The special Sport Relief issue of NOW is on sale 16 March priced £1.40. Contact.

Celebs on Sunday journalist goes freelance

Dan Lloyd has left the Sunday Mirror magazine: Celebs on Sunday to go freelance. Dan was responsible for the on-line video (filming and editing), celebrity interviews and content, and food and drink section. A video and print journalist, Dan covers all things celebrity/showbiz, food, health and dating/relationships related and is involved with online video (producing, filming and editing). Contact.

Contact change at Take A Break

Liz Wilde, beauty editor at Take A Break, has a new e-mail. Contact.

15 March 2010

new deputy editor at NME

Martin Robinson is the new deputy editor of NME. Martin has written across titles including FHM, Wired, Shortlist, and NME. Prior to that, he spent six years at Maxim including a position as features editor. Contact.
At Fabric magazine Rose Smith is going on maternity leave from 17 March, any food and drink releases/samples/launches/events should be sent to either Lisa Lynch or Liz Newman who are covering for Rose while she is away. Contact.
Focus PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for Simply Wax, the new range of home-waxing products from Otylia Roberts. Contact.
Claire Norrish PR appointed to handle PR for Tabitha accessories. Tabitha bags have been photographed on the arms of Dannii Minogue, Cat Deeley, Fearne Cotton and Kylie Minogue. Designer Tabitha Somerset Webb is also collaborating with Dannii Minogue on the launch of their new fashion brand ‘Project D’ which will available in selected outlets from this summer. Contact.
PJP PR & Communications consultancy has been appointed by luxury brand Tamielle to handle all press and PR. The range includes hand embroidered handkerchiefs and gifts and accessories for both men and women. Contact.
A.I. has been appointed to handle the worldwide press for new label The Only Son. Designed by Au Ekbutr Udomphol, who previously worked with Australian labels Tsubi and Sass and Bide. The full collection is available to view at the A.I. press days 14/15 April. Contact.
Articulate Communications has recently been appointed to handle the press and PR for Country Living Magazine Fairs – Spring and Christmas fairs, WEBB deVlam design agency, Paul Cummins fine ceramics, Daheim International furniture and David Binnington-Savage Fine Furniture. Contact.
Tanya Semikoz has been appointed as executive fashion editor at Marie Claire. Tanya has previous experience on Harper's Bazaar as retail and events editor and at Conde Nast Traveller as executive retail editor. Most recently, Tanya was head of brand relations and buying for Bokks London, the luxury gifting concept and service. Contact.

Articulate Communications new contact details

Articulate Communications has moved office. Contact.
Stylebible, a guide to boutique hotels, restaurant openings, fashion gems and salons/spas recommended by beauty editors and celebrities, has had a recent makeover on its website and introduced a host of new features. These include: the travel section now offering a hotel booking system in addition to first-hand reviews on hotels; the lifestyle section has had an expansion of the events calendar; the fashion section sees the introduction of a fashion boutique offering an insider's guide to the latest designer fashions; an improved fashion boutique which allows searching for products by award, brand or celebrity. Contact.
Legwear label Bebaroque has appointed Goodley PR to handle its press and PR enquiries. The Scottish designers offer hosiery with innovative design patterns as well as dresses, body’s, scarf’s, garters and leggings. The Autumn/Winter 2010 line will be showcased at the agency's press day on 14-15 April. Contact.
Greta Frighi has joined Prelude as PR and marketing executive. Greta will set-up and run the in-house PR department at Prelude by promoting its brands and Prelude as a trading company. Prelude has recently been appointed to handle the distribution for 6126 by Lindsay Lohan and Dina Bar-El. Contact.

12 March 2010

At Homes & Interiors Scotland magazine Beth Forsyth has been appointed acting editor as Gillian Welsh is on maternity leave. Jan Patience is acting deputy editor as Catherine Coyle is also on maternity leave. Ali McCulloch, formerly editorial assistant, has left the Scottish interiors glossy and a new editorial assistant, Kat Costello, is now in place. Contact.
Anna Rozelaar has been appointed communications manager for Estee Lauder and Tom Ford Beauty effective 1 April. Her predecessor Amber Hales has decided not to return to the company following her maternity leave. Contact.
Elizabeth Hotchin is now marketing & PR manager working for the ‘all for eve’ beauty and fashion brand launched last year by George Hammer. Elizabeth will be involved with organising the VIP Product Launch event for ‘all for eve’ on 26 April and the design and development of the new transactional website which goes live on the same day. Contact.
Mary Linehan has now joined the Elemis press office as international PR manager. Mary has previously worked with skincare companies such as Revlon, Lancaster, Lush and iS Clinical. Contact.
Starting with the incoming Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 season M Missoni, the younger line of Missoni, has appointed Fourpublicity to represent it in the UK. Contact.
Liberty&Cole Communications, a PR and special events company based in Edinburgh, is holding a Scottish Press & Influencer Day on 29 April. Any brands wishing to get involved with the upcoming press day should contact Emma at Liberty&Cole. Last year’s Scottish Press and Influencer Day featured brands including: Decleor, Brora, John Frieda, Neal’s Yard, La Roche Posay and Vidal Sassoon. Contact.