31 May 2010

Muji now handling PR in-house

Muji, Japanese lifestyle retailer, is now handling all media enquiries in-house. Contact.

28 May 2010

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • The London Accessory Sale
  • Lancôme press launch re-schedules
  • The Grove beach party

Environmental lifestyle magazine announces staff changes

There have been the following changes at Above Magazine: Liz Hancock is the new beauty editor. Liz was formerly beauty editor of i-D and 10 magazines, as well as a contributor to Vogue, Sunday Times Style and Stella. Marisa Bell has been appointed as shopping editor. Marisa previously worked as a freelance fashion journalist and consultant for Harper's Bazaar's fashion and shopping pages. Contact.

New ethical fashion fair appoints new representation

Woodthorpe Communications has recently been appointed to handle the press and PR for Ethical Just Got Fabulous, a new ethical fashion fair taking place on June 26th & 27th 2010 at East London’s Rag Factory. Contact.

New editor of jewellery magazine appointed covering maternity leave

Rachael Taylor, editor at Professional Jeweller is on maternity leave from the end of today until September. Kat Slowe will be covering her position so please send all editorial requests and press releases to her. Contact.

Newly re-launched website reveals new editorial line-up

The recently relaunched glamour.com has a new editorial line-up:
Charlotte Duck, acting editor; Jessica David, acting celebrity editor; Amy Stone, fashion editor; Phillipa Morgan, shopping editor; Louise O’Connell, acting hair & beauty editor; and Jean Edelstein, news & features editor. Contact.

Healthcare and beauty brand add to press office

Claire Macfarlane has joined the Vitabiotics team as PR Executive. Contact.

New address details for Edinburgh based PR agency

From June 1, Liberty&Cole Communications has new contact details. Contact.

27 May 2010

New PR for London-based interior design service

Jean Egbunike PR is now handling the press and PR for Clerkenwell-based interior design service, ellis+louca. Contact.

Plus size women's designer brand appoints PR

Fuel PR has been appointed to handle the PR activity for Anna Scholz the plus size women's designer brand with 15 years of heritage. Contact.

Parenting and lifestyle websites on the look-out for football themed baby and child prizes

Parenting and lifestyle websites MadeForMums.com and Thinkbaby.co.uk are on the look-out for World Cup baby and child prizes for a series of football themed competitions on both sites. Clothing, toys, baby products or even buggies clad in St.Georges flag are all welcome. The sites are looking to get things finalised soon, so anyone with products should get in touch. Contact.

New fashion accessories collection appoints representation

Bismarck Phillips (BPCM) has been appointed to handle the press and PR for Eremett, a new accessories collection, founded by Natalie Da Gama-Rose, that specialises in clutch bags and cocktail rings. Contact.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Living North Christmas Fair 2010
  • Brighton Fashion Week
  • Melissa Odabash sample sale
  • Turning Leaf Wines and the Shop at Bluebird, launch 'Summer in Style'
  • Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden panel discussion with John Galliano

Multiple fashion labels added to the roster for PR company

Snow PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for the following brands: plus size ladieswear label Yours Clothing; new contemporary online fashion and lifestyle boutique Glassworks Studios; fashion label PPQ; and House of Flora, the label from avant-garde milliner and accessories designer Flora Mclean. Contact.

New Account Executive appointed at Snow PR

Snow PR appointed Liz Ashford to the role of Account Executive. Liz previously held roles at Stephanie Churchill PR and Frank PR. Liz will be working across the Freemans, Kaleidoscope, Pam Hogg, House of Flora and Yours Clothing accounts. Contact.

Client win for Cube PR

Cube PR has recently been appointed to represent Australia-based sheepskin footwear company, Emu Australia. Contact.

High-street fashion brand/ retailer has new address

Joy's press office has moved. Contact.

26 May 2010

PR appointed for the pan-European launch event activity of the MINI Countryman

TCS has been appointed to work on the pan-European launch event activity of the MINI Countryman, MINI’s biggest car to date and the first model to have 4-doors. The account will handled through TCS’s Travel & Lifestyle Division and headed up by director, Anna Bartle. Contact.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Superdrug Christmas Press Show
  • Ben-Amun’s Summer Sample Sale
  • Leblas Ethical Jewellery Showcase - Press Event
  • Beauty Press Trip
  • Orit jewellery press day
  • Ec One press week
  • Jeans for Genes launch limited edition T-shirt
  • Alternative Hair Show
  • Yoga In The Park

Client win for Store PR

Luxury design house, Tata-Naka has appointed Store PR to handle their press enquiries. Tata-Naka has also appointed a new Managing Director - Ahlya Fateh, previously Managing Director at Tatler magazine. Contact.

Change in PR for Danielle Scutt

Haynes has been appointed to represent designer fashion label, Danielle Scutt. Contact

Health editor appointed on weekly consumer title

Kate Faithfull has been appointed as acting health editor of Grazia while Maria Lally is on maternity leave. Kate will be working Monday to Thursday.
Contact.

25 May 2010

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • B&Q Autumn/Winter Press Event
  • Shake Rattle & Roll Photography Exhibition VIP launch party - David Montgomery, Terry O'Neill and Baron Wolman
  • Talk PR Beauty Launch
  • Talk PR Beauty Launch - Blogger Event
  • Global Fashion Awards
  • John Frieda Event
  • Pure Public Relations Christmas in July
  • Alfred Dunhill BAFTA A Life in Pictures
  • Coty fragrance launch
  • World wide retail director and make-upp artist Eric Jimenez from Urban Decay comes to the UK for press appointments
  • Liz Earle Naturally Active haircare launch
  • New product launch
  • The Perfume Shop Christmas press show
  • Launch of Manolo Blahnik for Liberty of London
  • French luxury skincare launch event at Harrods
  • BABTAC/CIBTAC Awards 2010

Change in contact at Prelude

Monique Honeyghan is now handling all press and marketing enquiries for Prelude's brands, in addition to being the showroom assistant. Contact.

Worldwide concierge service appoints UK representative

PJPR has announced new luxury concierge client Total Access; a private members’ club with a 24-hour concierge services and offering VIP access to bars, restaurants, members clubs, hotels and airlines. Contact.

Client win for Portrait Communications

Portrait Communications has been appointed to represent gift, fashion and lifestyle brand Bombay Duck. The website sells an array of over 1,500 own-design gifts, fashion and home accessories. Contact

The Daily Mail appoints new editor for Life&Style section

Nicole Mowbray has been promoted from deputy editor to editor of The Daily Mail’s Life&Style section. Contact.

New fashion assistant joins Instyle

Lucy Williams, formerly writer at Sheerluxe.com, has joined Instyle as fashion assistant. Contact.

London based beauty agency appoints Senior Account Manager

Jenni Beveridge has joined Modus Dowal Walker as Senior Account Manager. Contact.

London based beauty agency appoints Account Director

Georgina Spicer has joined Brand PR as Account Director. Georgina, formerly at Lost in Beauty, will be working accross all clients. Contact.

24 May 2010

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Glass magazine issue 2 launch 'Rapture'
  • Festive Decadence - Xmas in July from Ernest Jones & H.Samuel
  • Walpole British Luxury Press Day Showcase
  • Stolen Girlfriends Club and Liberty in-store event

New designer, recently exhibited at VFS, appoints new representation

Felicities is now representing new designer, Viking Wong, who launched his debut ready-to-wear collection for Autumn/Winter 2010 at Vauxhall Fashion Scout in February. Contact.

Ethical handbag & accessories brand appoints PR agency

Woodthorpe Communications has been appointed by NV London Calcutta to handle their PR. NV London Calcutta is an ethical handbag and accessories company; all products are designed in Britain and handmade in Calcutta. Contact.

Luxury fur, leather and sheepskin brand appoints PR

The Communications Store has been appointed as PR agency to Hockley, a British luxury brand renowned for its innovative & exclusive fur. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: journalist seeks British bridalwear

Freelance journalist Camilla Chafer is looking for British wedding dress designers for an upcoming story about bridalwear. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST! Features writer seeks info on shower gels/bath products for children/babies

AOL's ParentDish.co.uk is doing a round-up of latest shower gels/bath products for children/babies. Contact.

21 May 2010

Fashion brands appoint PR

Bright Light PR has been appointed to handle the PR for online clothing brand Vestry and scarf designer Dominique Mosley. Bright Light PR will manage their press office functions, promoting both of the brands collections and to generate brand awareness. Contact.

Address change for freelance journalist, Amanda Bown

Updated contact details for freelance health and beauty journalist, Amanda Bown. Contact.

Beauty, fashion, features, arts and music writer has new address

Beauty, fashion, features, arts and music writer, Bethan Cole has new address information. Contact.

Salon-exclusive hair brand appoints PR

Modus Dowal Walker has been appointed to represent Moroccanoil in the UK and Ireland. Contact.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Triumph Inspiration Awards - local finals
  • CEW (UK) Beauty Awards 2011 product demonstration evening
  • Gomez-Gracia will be joining top stylist Tess Wright and Amanda Harrington of Lash Bar in their Pop Up Boutique & Parlour
  • French lingerie gala
  • CEW(UK) Mentoring Event - Céline Gilg, Marketing Director, Estée Lauder and Tom Ford Beauty - Hosted by Cosmopolitan
  • Dancers Exhibit and Egoist Body open day
  • Tända UK press launch
  • Hove champagne festival
  • Sapphires Model Management celebrates the opening of their Soho office

Change in contact details for Marie Claire features assistant

Lucy Halfhead, features assistant on Marie Claire, has a new telephone number (as of Monday 24 May) and e-mail address. Contact.

Change in assistant editor of Area Magazine

Emma Price is now assistant editor on Bristol lifestyle magazine, Area. Contact

Change in editorial assistant

Lucy Allman is now the editorial assistant on Your Hair, Hair Ideas and Blonde Hair, replacing Sarah Trevor. Contact.

20 May 2010

Client win for Premier PR

Premier PR has been appointed to represent new at-home cleansing gadget - Nutra Sonic Facial Cleansing System. Contact.

Eucalyptus appoints Fluorescent PR

London based womenswear fashion brand Eucalyptus Clothing has appointed Fluorescent PR to represent the brand on celebrity seeding in the UK. General press enquiries in the UK and Europe continue to be managed in-house. Contact.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Givenchy skincare launch
  • YSL beauty event
  • Juicy Couture fragrance launch rescheduled
  • Elizabeth Arden Centenary Celebration Party rescheduled
  • Bremenn Research Labs beauty launch

Addition to Purple PR team

Susannah Edwards, previously beauty intern at ELLE, has joined the beauty team at Purple PR as Account Executive. Susannah will be working across Smashbox, REN, TIGI Bedhead, Nail Girls, RéVive, Jurlique, Agua Spa and Invisible Zinc. Contact.

Changes to Stylist fashion team

Sarah Angus is joining Stylist magazine as fashion writer for three months from 3 June. Sarah is joining from Net-A-Porter.com, where she is currently product writer. Sarah's contact details will be announced in due course.

Style director appointed at She magazine

Lizanne Davies-Harris, fashion director at Stylist, is leaving on 26 May to join She magazine as style director. Lizanne will commence her new role on the 14 July. Alexandra Fullerton will be acting fashion director at Stylist until an appointment is made.

Ami Penfold has new representation

Mandy Coakley Represents has been appointed to represent specialist make-up artist Ami Penfold. Contact.

New online magazine launches

Online magazine Dare 2 has launched. This environmentally-aware online luxury lifestyle magazine will cover high-end fashion, beauty, film, food, travel, news and celebrity interviews. Contact.

19 May 2010

Client win for Canoe

Canoe has been appointed to handle all PR enquiries for Staple's collections. Founded in 1977 with T-shirts, Staple is now a fully-fledged men’s collection falling into two categories – Staple (cut and sew) and STPL (apparel). Contact.

BeautyBay.com seeking fashion partners

BeautyBay.com are currently seeking possible partners from the online fashion industry for possible reciprocal discounts/promotions. Must have strong online presence (including e-commerce). Contact.

Editorial change at Stylist

Megan Conner, entertainment writer at Marie Claire, will be leaving this Friday, to take up the new position of senior writer at Stylist on 7 June 2010. Megan’s contact details will be announced in due course.

OK! appoints news editor

Annabel Zammit has recently been appointed news editor at OK! magazine. Annabel, who was formerly features writer at the publication, will head up the news section as well as working across the features section of the magazine, dealing with celebrity features and interviews. Contact.

Home and lifestyle brands appoInt PR

Rumour PR has been appointed to handle the PR for Roost Living, an online boutique selling stylish, functional interior accessories for the home as well as Ruth Kaye Design, specialising in creating a diverse range of bespoke, handmade invitations. Contact.

Mother & Baby/ Pregnancy & Birth appoints new shopping editor

Sarah Lafarge, previously acting fashion editor at Best, has now joined Mother & Baby and Pregnancy & Birth as shopping editor. In addition Shyvonne Thomas will be joining her as shopping assistant.
Contact.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Uniqlo Autumn/Winter 2010 preview
  • Calyx – Return of a Classic
  • Aramis & Designer Fragrances international press launch
  • Central Saint Martins BA Honours fashion show
  • An exclusive appointment to meet the duo behind New York beauty, grooming and lifestyle brand, MALIN+GOETZ
  • Britt Lintner new collection viewing at Rous Iland
  • Upper Canada Soap press briefing
  • Expert Beauty Launch
See DIARYdates.

18 May 2010

Senior fashion assistant at You and Your Wedding goes freelance

Jessica Moazami, formerly senior fashion assistant at You & Your Wedding, is now freelance.
Contact.

The Grove appoints PR Manager

Bronya Heaver has been appointed PR Manager for Hertfordshire golf & spa resort The Grove. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: journalist seeking luxury men`s watches

Living North's Matthew Ketchell is working on a watches feature as part of their men's pages and would welcome any images and press releases for luxury designer men's watches. Contact.

French spa brand Cinq Mondes appoints PR

Brand PR has been appointed to handle the UK launch and press enquiries for the French spa brand, Cinq Mondes. Contact.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • The National Wedding Show London / Birmingham
  • Lancôme press launch
  • JADA jewellery launch
  • TOTO London concept store press preview
  • The Italian Grand Tour
  • Bikini Boot Camp returns to The Grove
See DIARYdates.

New Press Officer for William & son jewellery

William & Son has appointed Mark Blundell, former Account Executive at Surgery PR, as Press Officer. Mark has moved in-house with immediate effect replacing Rosa Sibaja. Contact.

Hair stylist Craig Taylor has new representation

One Makeup has been appointed to represent hair stylist Craig Taylor. Contact.

New Account Coordinator at Talk PR

Jenni Thompson has been appointed as Account Coordinator at Talk PR to work on P&G Prestige Fragrances and Wella. Contact.

New accounts for Talk PR and Hill & Knowlton

Talk PR is now looking after celebrity fragrances Avril Lavigne and Christina Aguilera in addition to their existing portfolio - BOSS, Hugo Boss, Lacoste and dunhill. From 1 July Talk PR will also add Ghost fragrances and Frederic Fekkai to its beauty portfolio as well as Wella Salon Professional brands (Wella Professionals, Koleston Perfect , Colour Touch, System Professional, Lifetex, High Hair and Sebastian) and Hill & Knowlton will handle Wella consumer brands (Shockwaves and Silvikrin).

Phamous Artists adds to its roster and launches new-look website

Phamous Artists is now representing make-up artist Andriani Vasiliou and stylist Camilla Turner. They have also launched a new-look website. Contact.

Women’s fashion label Best Behavior appoints PR

Contemporary women’s fashion label Best Behavior has appointed Freewheelin’ PR to handle its UK and online press. Established by Danish designers Marie Orberg and Malene Brochner in 2004, Best Behavior is a young and fresh fashion concept with a focus on simple colours, unusual cuts, cool designs and above all a great fit. Contact.

Stylist appoints beauty assistant

Samantha Freedman, formerly beauty assistant at Tatler and Good Housekeeping, has been appointed beauty assistant at Stylist magazine.
Contact.

New Account Executive appointed at Halpern

Halpern has announced the promotion of Matt Hilley to Account Executive working across the Ermenegildo Zegna, Triumph and Marcolin accounts. Contact.

Iconic fashion brand Biba appoints PR for its re-launch

Following a successful four way pitch House of Fraser has appointed Exposure and M+M Management to handle the PR for the re-launch of iconic fashion brand Biba. The agencies will focus on key areas of fashion which will include press office support comprising product placement and fashion features, as well as specific launch event activity. Biba launches with an Autumn Winter 2010 collection exclusively in House of Fraser stores and online from September. The collection has been updated and made relevant for today’s market whilst keeping the essence and ethos of the original Biba brand.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: Regional magazine looking for maxi-dresses and bikini shots

Surrey Life magazine's next ‘12 of the best’ fashion features will be for maxi-dresses in July and bikinis for August. They will need a good product shot on a plain white background along with a price, Surrey stockist, address and telephone number. Please note that only product shots submitted with details of a Surrey stockist can be included. Contact.

Hicksville Agency appoints PR

Woodthorpe Communications is representing London based creative design agency Hicksville Agency. www.wearehicksville.com. Contact.

www.Bigwardrobe.com

Red Hot PR has been appointed to work with clothes-swapping website, www.Bigwardrobe.com, which has over 34,000 users. The site offers the opportunity to swap or sell clothes and other items either free of charge or, for additional benefits, an annual fee of £12.00. Big Wardrobe has teamed up with both Look magazine and Company magazine and is seeking further opportunities with eco-related partners and fashion websites. Red Hot PR is offering journalists and bloggers a three month membership free of charge to trial the benefits of the site. Contact.

New contact details for Essence PR

Essence PR has recently moved offices. Contact.

17 May 2010

New PR for Melissa

BPCM (Bismarck Phillips Communications & Media) is now representing footwear brand, Melissa. Contact.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • COPRA Ball
  • Ri2k and Mischa Barton Handbags sample sale
  • BabyPhat at Cannes Fashion Night
  • Chiltern Street Studio sample sale - Paige, Odd Molly, Bloch, Michael Stars
  • Good Housekeeping Food Awards 2010
  • Panache Atlantis re-launch for Autumn/Winter 2010
  • Esquire's 75 Brilliant Young Brits event
  • Ingredient Masterclass
See DIARYdates.

Freelance details for Nicola Iseard

Nicola Iseard, formerly travel writer at The Observer Escape, is now freelance. Contact.

Bremenn Research Labs appoints PR

Imagination PR has been appointed to handle all press & PR for Bremenn Research Labs. Known for face cream Hylexin, Bremenn will soon be announcing the launch of their Targeted Skincare Solutions product range, exclusive to Harvey Nichols. Contact.

New Jane Packer Fragrance Collection appoints PR

Brand PR have been appointed to handle the PR for the new Jane Packer Fragrance Collection - an innovative range of fragrance products inspired by flowers. Contact.

Client win for Karla Otto

Karla Otto is now representing French fashion label, Zadig & Voltaire. Contact.

Online magazine The Real Runway has now launched

Online magazine The Real Runway has now launched. Starting out as a blog six months ago it now delivers up-to-the-second fashion news and trends. Fashion Daily still offers a subjective take on fashion news but The Real Runway now features a new Trends section split into six dedicated categories: colour, details, print, shape, silhouette and theme. Established by fashion writer, Ellen Grace Jones, she is the former features editor of Plastique and DRAMA magazines, fashion editor of blackknave.com, Trend Analyst for Trendstop and WGSN plus contributor to Vice, Amelia's Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Mixmag, Don't Panic, Net-a-Porter, Fashion 156 and Fashion Capital. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: Consumer magazine requires high-res images of Summer make-up

Sami Rahman at Asian Bride Magazine requires high-res images of Summer make-up (bronzers, lip glosses, gold eyeshadows, etc) to accompany a beauty shoot which will appear in Summer issue of the magazine. Contact.

my-wardrobe.com team changes

my-wardrobe.com has appointed Sam Emson as Menswear Press Officer, who starts today. Former Menswear Press Officer Emily Giffard-Taylor has moved to the role of Womenswear Press Officer, taking over from Chloe Bannerman and will report to PR Director Lauren Stevenson. Chloe Bannerman has been promoted to Brand Partnership Executive, working into Brand Partnership Manager, Antony Hawman. Contact.

Consumer women's magazine sourcing competitions for the prize pages

Zara Kenyon is currently sourcing competitions for the prize pages in Sugar magazine which also appear on its website Sugarscape.com. In return for £200.00 worth of prizes they can offer you a full online feature on the website and a mention in the magazine. The online copy will be homepaged for a day and live on the site for at least two weeks. It will have at least 1000 views and pictures/links and copy can be included. In addition to this the prize will also feature in the August issue of the magazine, out 23 June. Contact.

Two womenswear brands appoint Laurus PR

Laurus PR has been appointed to handle all PR and media enquiries for two womenswear brands; Warm Pixie and Irish clothing brand Fee G. Contact.

14 May 2010

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Goodone sample sale
  • Chantecaille fragrance and fall 2010 launch
  • The Organic Pharmacy press launch
  • Launch of H.Stern Grupo Corpo jewellery collection
  • Pocket Habitat launch
See DIARYdates.

Menswear brand and Jewellery launch appoint PR

Wiles & Thorne has been appointed to handle the PR and communications for British luxury menswear brand, Crombie. They will work alongside in-house PR and marketing co-ordinator, Peixi Lim. The newly designed Autumn/Winter 2010 collection has just launched. Wiles & Thorne has also been appointed to handle the launch of H.Stern's latest collection 'Grupo Corpo', exclusive to Harrods Fine Jewellery Room. Contact.

Liberty press office confirmation

Katerina Armenakis, previously interning, is now confirmed as Press Office Assistant in the Liberty press office. Contact.

New appointment at BeautyBay.com

Helen Keaney has been confirmed as the sole contact for the buying department at BeautyBay.com. Contact.

13 May 2010

Homes and Interiors brand Biome Lifestyle appoints PR

Sophie Luis PR has been appointed to handle the PR for homes and Interiors brand Biome Lifestyle. Contact.

Updated contacts in the YSL press office

There have been some changes in the Yves Saint Laurent fashion press office: Teresa Koenig is Press Co-ordinator, and Amber Siegel has been recently appointed as Press Assistant. Contact.

TVQuick's future uncertain

H. Bauer Publishing has announced that the TV editorial and listings departments have entered a period of consultation regarding the future of TV Quick magazine. David Goodchild, Managing Director, said “We have entered a 30 day process of consultation with staff in our TV editorial and listings departments on the future of TVQuick magazine. This is an internal matter for discussion and only when a conclusion is reached will there be further comment from the company.” Contact.

Technical accessories brand COTEetCEIL appoint new PR

IPR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for minimalist technical accessories brand COTEetCIEL. Contact.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Mark/Giusti 'Bring Back Time' collection launch
  • Herbal Essences press event
  • Skincare Beauty Launch rescheduled 14/06/10
  • modernbride
  • American Retro, Zoe Tee’s and MLJ Spring/Summer 2010 sample sale
  • The Real Runway official launch party
  • John Lewis press day
  • L’Oréal Professionel Colour Trophy Grand Final 2010
  • National Smile Month 16 May - 16 June
  • Lara Bohinc exclusive shopping event
See DIARYdates.

Chantecaille Beauté appoints PR

The Communications Store has been appointed to handle the press and PR for Chantecaille Beauté. Contact.

Muji to take PR in-house

From 1 June Muji will handle their PR in-house. Details to be published upon handover.

New contact for Cargo Cosmetics' press office

Megan Pais in the new Marketing Co-ordinator at Cargo Cosmetics, please contact her with any press enquiries for the brand. Contact.

Wolf & Badger take press office in-house

Press enquiries for Wolf & Badger are now being handled in-house. Wolf & Badger are having a New Designers Launch Party tonight at the store - please note RSVP is essential. See DIARYdates for details. Contact.

New quality fragrance blog accepting products for review

Jo Fairley is now The Scent Critic, at www.thescentcritic.com, a new fragrance blog on Josa Young’s blogging platform, Kennet Creative. Josa, formerly at CondeNet UK, is bringing together a hand-picked offering of high-quality blogs across lifestyle subjects. Jo Fairley, winner of several Jasmine Awards, will be covering fragrance from niche to mainstream, drawing on her experience of fragrance and her interviews with key industry figures over the past 20 years. Fragrances can be submitted to her for review. Contact.

12 May 2010

Fashion stylist Sarah Nash appoints new management

Carol Hayes Management has recently taken on up-and-coming fashion stylist Sarah Nash, who counts ASOS and Fenchurch among her clients. Contact.

Robindira Unsworth jewellery appoints PR

Stephanie Weaver PR is now handling the press and PR for Robindira Unsworth jewellery. Contact.

Cosmopolitan Bride appoints fashion assistant

Alice Burnfield has been appointed fashion assistant at Cosmopolitan Bride and will commence her new role on the 28 May 2010. Contact.

New PR contact at Exsus

Genevieve Lucy is now the marketing and PR contact for privately-owned tour operator, Exsus. Contact.

Floral venues

Victoria Kyme has two potential client venues for fashion, beauty and lifestyle shoots. One is Clifton Nurseries - London's oldest plant nursery, with space for indoor and outdoor shoots requiring a floral/botanic/gardening theme. The other is Long Barn Growers and Distillers (formerly Long Barn Lavender) in Hampshire, near Winchester. Long Barn opened a new, large bespoke oak barn last November for its new shop. It is surrounded by a lavender plantation providing a backdrop for outdoor shoots in a lavender field. Contact.

Editorial changes at Sugar magazine

Samantha Wood, formerly celebrity editor, is now assistant editor. She will still look after Sugar covers, but will also now oversee the features and celebrity team.
Lucy Vine, formerly senior writer, is now entertainment editor liaising with PRs and looking after all entertainment content.
Kate Wills, formerly staff writer, is now senior writer (commissioning). She will continue to work across both celebrity and features, but will also now be in charge of commissioning.
Real life story ideas should now go to Kate and Samantha, as well as features assistant Orouj Tamimi and celebrity press releases should go to Samantha and Lucy. Contact.

SHOP London new contact details

SHOP London's editorial team have new email addresses. Contact.

Beauty store Nature‘s Boutique and travel device Zap-It! appoints PR

Vert PR has been appointed to work on a festival essentials PR project for online natural/organic beauty store, Nature's Boutique. Vert PR is also now representing Zap-It! a handy travel device that brings fast relief from mosquito and other insect bites. Contact.

Editorial changes at Grazia

Caroline Barrett, previously acting assistant editor has now been appointed assistant editor at Grazia. Caroline takes over from Michelle Davies, who will not be returning to her previous role following her maternity leave. Michelle take up her new position of editor-at-large at Grazia as of the 1st of June 2010.
Contact.

fashionair.com ceases adding new content

The future of fashionair.com is currently uncertain, with production of new content on the site having stopped.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Goldsmiths' Fair press preview dinner
  • my-wardrobe.com pop-up denim bar launch
  • World Duty Free Christmas showcase
  • Ann Summers Autumn/Winter 2010 press launch
  • Wolf & Badger new designers launch party
  • YSL beauty event rescheduled 29/07/10
  • Clerkenwell Design Week
  • Juliet Dunn sample sale
  • Clive Christian luxury perfume launch
  • Ethical fashion sample sale
  • Chantelle and Passionata lingerie bra fitting press event
  • Bond Street Culture & Heritage Week
  • 95.8 Capital FM’s Summertime ball
  • Hornvale clearance sale
  • CH Carolina Herrera Autumn/Winter press day
  • Beauty Launch
See DIARYdates.

New appointments made at Drapers

Drapers has made two new fashion desk appointments. Senior news reporter Laura Weir has been promoted to fashion editor and Marie Davies has been appointed fashion writer. Drapers is currently working on its seasonal Look Book specials which include womenswear, menswear and footwear and accessories shoots. If you represent fashion brands with a wholesale stockist base please contact Marie Davies with enquiries. Suzanne Bearne has taken up the role of senior reporter on the news desk and starts her role tomorrow. Contact.

Mark Hill Hair Cosmetics & Mark Hill Electricals appoints PR

Modus Dowal Walker has been appointed to handle all press and PR for Mark Hill Hair Cosmetics & Mark Hill Electricals (product and profile). Contact.

Hari’s salon appoints PR

Ripe and Ready PR has been appointed to handle media relations for Hari’s salon in Knightsbridge. This includes the launch of a new salon later this Summer. Contact.

Jewellery designer Kiki McDonough appoints PR

Lifestyle PR agency specialising in luxury and prestige brands, APR Communications, has been appointed to handle the PR of jewellery designer Kiki McDonough based in Symons Street, London SW3. Kiki McDonough, who is this year celebrating 25 years in the business, specialises in unique colour combinations and semi-precious gems set with diamonds. APR Communications will be implementing a comprehensive consumer lifestyle media relations campaign to drive brand awareness around Kiki McDonough’s 25th anniversary, to launch the new online store and Kiki, a new fragrance on sale in the Autumn. Contact.

Green room product placement at UK Summer festivals

The green rooms of the following UK music festivals are now open to receive beauty, health & lifestyle products for gifting to the festival artists and VIP guests. Both male & female products required:
  • DOWNLOAD (Donnington Park)
  • HARD ROCK CALLING (Hyde Park London)
  • WIRELESS (Hyde Park London)
  • T In The Park (Scotland)
Contact.

11 May 2010

New senior womenswear editor for Trendstop.com

Kathryn Kenny, former womenswear editor at wgsn.com, has moved to Trendstop.com as senior womenswear editor. Contact.

H PR London adds jewellery brands to roster

H PR London has been appointed to represent US Jewellery brands Rabidfox and Fleathers. Launched by Linda Smyth and Rebecca Pulver, the brands are inspired by a love of the animal kingdom and the aquatic world. The Autumn/Winter 2010 collections consist of laser cut leather in a variety of shapes and colors. Contact.

Client win for Surgery PR

Lingerie label Dirty Pretty Things has appointed Surgery PR. Contact.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Free Range exhibition
  • Sanctum on the Green Launch Party
  • Yoga in the Park
  • Poko Pano sample sale
  • Graduate fashion show of American InterContinental University London's School of Fashion 2010
  • Tania cashmere sample sale
  • Neurotica sample sale
  • Rituals Tao launch rescheduled
See DIARYdates.

Village Press wins Betty Jackson account

Village Press has been appointed to oversee all publicity for British designer Betty Jackson, including the diffusion collection - Betty Jackson Two. Contact.

Fashion stylist Francesca Marotta joins agency

Fashion stylist Francesca Marotta joins creative agency Freelance The Work Space. Francesca has been published in various international magazine such as Revista B Brazil, In People Portugal and worked on campaigns for FUK.com. Contact.

The Press Office appointed to handle PR for three restaurants

The Press Office is now handling the press and PR for the following restaurants: 7HotelDiner and The Bickley in Kent, and also Little Dudley House in Surrey. Contact.

Lifestyle brand A Lot to Say appoints PR

Clownfish has been appointed to handle the PR and social media activation for environmentally friendly lifestyle brand A Lot to Say. Contact.

Photographer Hallie Burton appoints new representation

S Management has announced the addition of Hallie Burton to its photographers client roster. Hallie specialises in interiors, food, travel and lifestyle and clients have included Vogue Australia, Vogue Living, Harpers Bazaar, Donna Hay, Living Etc, Four Seasons hotels and Como resorts. Contact.

Editorial Change at Handbag.com

Fiona Raisbeck, previously fashion assistant at Handbag.com has been promoted to junior fashion news & features editor. Contact.

DIARYdispatch

The green rooms of the following UK music festivals are now open to receive beauty, health & lifestyle products for gifting to the festival artists and VIP guests. Both male & female products required:
  • DOWNLOAD (Donnington Park)
  • HARD ROCK CALLING (Hyde Park London)
  • WIRELESS (Hyde Park London)
  • T In The Park (Scotland)
Contact.

Ministry of Waxing appoints new PR

Chalk PR is now representing Ministry of Waxing, specialists in all aspects of hair removal. Contact.

TanOrganic names UK PR

TanOrganic has appointed Niche Public Relations to handle its Irish press launch and UK PR. Contact.

10 May 2010

New Acting Communications Manager appointed at Clinique

Amy le Roux has now joined the Clinique press office as Acting Communications Manager. Amy will be covering Jess de Bene’s role as she goes on maternity leave on 14 May. Contact.

Matrix Artistic Director Paul Falltrick appoints PR

Unleashed Potential has been appointed to handle the consumer and trade PR for Matrix Artistic Director and British Hairdressing Awards 2009 Eastern Hairdresser of the Year finalist, Paul Falltrick. Contact.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Crombie Autumn/Winter 2010 press day
  • Cannes Fashion Night - Looking for high end fashion brands and designers to showcase for 21st May. Lingerie and swimwear. Fee up to 5k
  • RANDOM magazine pre-issue party
  • Emma Hardie Amazing Face new product launch confirmed 30/06/10
  • Pixie Lott launches Lipsy - Pixie Lott will be at London's Selfridges to cut the ribbon and introduce her Pixie Party & Festival ranges to customers and press
  • Sam Ubhi sample sale
  • To coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show, the Gallery at King's Road Anthropologie will host a private viewing of the work of sculptor Tom Stogdon
  • London's first NYC-style doggie creche CDPOM World opens
See DIARYdates.

HBO appoints new PR for Sex and the City products

HBO has appointed Fearnhurst PR to handle all PR for Sex and the City products and the Tru Blood beverage in the UK. Merchandise is widely available through the company's website, www.store.hbouk.com, and also at Debenhams and Galleries Lafayette. Contact.

Change in press office contact at Aei Kei

Sarah Brading has recently joined the in-house Aei Kei press office as PR/Marketing Assistant. Contact.

Editorial Changes at Elleuk.com

Melissa Dick has returned to Elleuk.com following her maternity leave and has a new role. Melissa is now Hachette Filipacchi’s digital editorial director and will continue to drive ELLE’s online strategy, overseeing the next stage of its editorial direction whilst acting as its brand ambassador. In addition Carrie Gorman, who covered Melissa’s maternity leave, will remain at ELLEuk.com as web editor. Contact.

Hayley Roughton appointed Account Manager

Hayley Roughton, previously at Monty PR, has joined the team at Modus Dowal Walker as Account Manager. Hayley will be working across Liz Earle, Philosophy, Bakel, Kyoku, M Lab and Lookfantastic.com Contact.

Karen Millen numbers confirmed

The new telephone numbers for the Karen Millen press office have been confirmed. Dan Hull is now working in the press office as Press Assistant. Contact.

DIARYdispatch: Fashion Night Cannes is looking for designers and fashion brands

Fashion Night Cannes held this month (See DIARYdates) is looking for designers and fashion brands to enter its runway show and showcase, specifically high-end jewellery, lingerie, and swimwear. Luxury products and drink sponsors would be an advantage. Packages up to 5k. Contact.

ELL & CEE lingerie appoints PR

H PR London has been appointed to handle the PR for ELL & CEE lingerie. Contact.

Miraclesuit Shapewear and Swimwear appoints PR

PR Genie has been appointed to handle the PR for Miraclesuit Shapewear and Swimwear in the UK. Other brands that are included under the arrangement with distributor Patricia Eve include Cupid Fine and Naomi & Nicole shapewear collections as well as Miraclebody Jeans. Contact.

New address for Alan Paine knitwear

Alan Paine knitwear has a new address and telephone number. Contact.

Beauty account wins for Fuel PR

Fuel PR has been appointed to handle the PR for luxury nail boutique in the heart of Little Venice, Tillie's Nail Lounge. Fuel PR is also now handling all media enquiries for Cranage Healthcare Ltd - representing Kelo-Cote and SilDerm skincare and scar formulas. Contact.

New Account Manager appointed at Brand PR

Katie Clifford has started today as Account Manager at Brand PR across its beauty brands. Contact.

07 May 2010

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Dr Hauschka Skincare Launch
  • New Australian physical skin shield range, INVISIBLE INK launches in the UK - Hosting by Jerry Hall and Georgia May Jagger
  • Monsoon & Accessorize Autumn/Winter 2010 press show
  • Laura Mercier Ambre Passion Elixir fragrance launch
  • Jacamo World Cup Press Tea
  • Tesco Christmas in July
  • Ports 1961's runway highlights preview
  • Indian Premier London Fashion Week
  • Urban Life Magazine - fashion & media industry party
  • Sperry Top-Sider 75th anniversary party
  • Art of Hair press day
  • ALDO Autumn/Winter 2010 press day
  • Chloé Autumn/Winter 2010 press open day
See DIARYdates.

Connected Generation appoints PR

Fluorescent PR have been appointed to handle the PR for Connected Generation; an online retailer inspired by emerging trends from the street and embracing instant information and micro trends in fashion. Contact.

London-based footwear brand Just Sheepskin appoints new PR

Cherry PR has been appointed to manage the PR and media enquiries for London-based Just Sheepskin, one of the leading sheepskin footwear brands in the UK. The footwear is now stocked in department stores including John Lewis, Selfridges, Harrods and Office. Contact.

Bosch Large Electrical Appliances appoints PR

Sellers PR has just been appointed to handle the PR for Bosch Large Electrical Appliances. It's brief is to create greater awareness and understanding of Bosch’s innovative range of water and energy saving household appliances. Contact.

Faith press office closes

Unfortunately due to Faith being put into administration, the press office is now no longer operational.

David Fielden has a new contact address

David Fielden has a new contact address. Contact.

Green Room product placement at UK Summer festivals

The green rooms of the following UK music festivals are now open to receive beauty, health & lifestyle products for gifting to the festival artists and VIP guests. Both male & female products required:
  • DOWNLOAD (Donnington Park)
  • HARD ROCK CALLING (Hyde Park London)
  • WIRELESS (Hyde Park London)
  • T In The Park (Scotland)
Contact.

New cosmetic kit My Tattoo Secret appoints PR

True Grace PR has been appointed to handle press relations for My Tattoo Secret, a new cosmetic kit. Contact.

06 May 2010

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Launch at Rococo Chocolates of New Designed Bars
  • Triumph Inspiration Award 2010
  • Diptyque store anniversary party
  • Graduate Fashion Week catalk show
  • Women in Public Relations Annual Lunch 2010
  • Laura Mercier Ambre Passion Elixir Fragrance Launch
See DIARYdates.

New Director General of UK Fashion & Textile Association appointed

The development of the UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) took a further step forward today with the formal appointment of Eric Musgrave as director general. Musgrave succeeds John Wilson, who retires at the end of June after a 38-year association with the sectors’ trade bodies but will continue in a part-time capacity as a second deputy chairman. Musgrave joined UKFT in January 2010 as director general designate. Contact.

Editorial changes at Stuff magazine

Fraser Macdonald (previously editor) is now editor-in-chief of Stuff magazine. In addition, Will Findlater has been promoted from deputy editor to editor. Contact.

NOW appoints new deputy editor

Victoria Kennedy, previously assistant features editor at The Mirror, has now started as deputy editor at NOW magazine. Contact.

New details for Ann Boyd Design

Ann Boyd Design (interior design and decoration) has moved. Contact.

Beauty product sample request for fashion press day

Red Hot PR is looking for beauty products and samples to give to 25 key fashion press at the Tara Lacey press day on 20 May. Contact.

Becky White PR wins fashion accounts

Becky White PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for jewellery brands Junk Jewels and Trashy Art; womenswear and accessories label The Moon & Mars as well as hosiery and legging label Loula Creates. Contact.

ChapStick reappoints PR

Kilpatrick PR has been appointed to work on ChapStick’s latest launch ‘Forever Apple’ in collaboration with the latest Shrek film ‘Shrek Forever’. Contact.

Luxury Italian brand Hogan appoints UK representative

Starworks London has been appointed to handle UK PR for Italian luxury brand Hogan with immediate effect. Starworks will represent the mens, womens and Junior RTW lines and accessories. Contact.

Karen Millen press office has moved

The Karen Millen press office has a new postal address. Contact.

05 May 2010

Addition to Modus Publicity team

Adam Bellenger tomorrow joins the Modus Publicity press office; Adam will join as an Account Manager working on Pringle of Scotland, Lacoste, FIN’S & Napaijri. Contact.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Beauty Pop-Up Salon Launch
  • Cath Kidston press preview
  • Wilkinson’s Christmas press show
  • Tara Lacey Spring/Summer 2010 and Autumn/Winter 2010 preview day
  • Vogue Fashion's Night Out
  • Fashion Media Essentials Seminar
  • ercol 90 year anniversary open house event
  • Skincare Masterclass cancelled 06/05/2010
  • Ingredient Masterclass cancelled 11/05/2010
See DIARYdates.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: journalist looking to rediscover 1980s fragrances

Kim Jones is writing a piece for Prima magazine: how wearing a retro perfume from your past can help you rediscover your sex appeal. Kim is looking for suggestions from the 1980s like Nina Ricci's L'air du temps, Coco Chanel and Poison. Contact.

Client win for Felicities

Felicities is now representing shoe and boot label, Rakish Heels. The brand has developed heel covers for some of its designs which, as well as protecting the heels, allows them to be personalised. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: FT contributer seeks facecare products, treatments and experts

Dimi Gaidatzi has been commissioned to do a story for the Financial Times. Dimi is looking for (high-end) face creams, serums and treatments targeted for skin that is prone to eczema allergies or formulated in way that minimises skin allergies. Deadline 16 May. Contact.

Gilda's Tryst takes press office in-house

Accessories label, Gilda's Tryst is now handling press enquiries in-house. Contact.

Penélope Cruz new ambassadress for Lancôme fragrance Trésor

Lancôme has announced that Penélope Cruz will be the new ambassadress for fragrance Trésor, starting later this year. Trésor has been represented by the world's most iconic women since introduced in 1990. Contact.

Leslie Whittaker appointed by Georgina Goodman

Georgina Goodman has announced the appointment of Leslie Whittaker as Head of Communications (formerly of Manolo Blahnik and Bally). Going forward, all UK press and PR activities will be handled in house by Leslie. Contact.

Freelance details for former Elle fashion assistant

Natasha Wray, formerly fashion assistant at Elle, is now taking on new projects as a freelance stylist. Contact.

New freelance details for Natalie Cornish

Natalie Cornish, previously fashion editor and editorial assistant at Zoo magazine, is now freelance. Contact.

Editorial changes at Zoo magazine

Claire Hodgson has been appointed editorial assistant at Zoo magazine and all fashion & grooming enquiries should now be directed to freelance fashion editor Richard Evans. Contact.
For all other Zoo enquiries please get in touch with Claire. Contact.

Newspaper featured blogger seeks fragrances

Katie Chutzpah is looking for recently launched or impending fragrances to review. Contact.

New agent for Ayo Laguda

Emma Davies is now representing hair stylist Ayo Laguda. Contact.

04 May 2010

New freelance details for Daily Mail fashion stylist

Primmie Broomfield, previously fashion stylist at the Daily Mail, is now taking on new projects as a freelance stylist and beauty writer and has new contact details. Primmie is continuing to work for the Daily Mail for the next few months but in a freelance capacity. Contact.

Betsey Johnson press office back in-house

All press enquiries for Betsey Johnson are now being handled by the in-house press office. Contact.

RapidLash appoints PR

Kilpatrick PR has been appointed to handle the PR for RapidLash, the paraben-free US eyelash renewal serum that helps promote healthy, natural lashes and brows, launching in the UK exclusively to Boots on 14 July. Contact.

New PR Director appointed at United Perfumes

Jason Waterworth previously at Modus Dowal Walker has joined United Perfumes as PR Director looking after numerous fragrance and home fragrance companies including Apothia, Carriere Frères, Cire Trudon, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Olivina and the launch of Fornasetti per la Casa. Contact.

Prêt-a-Porter Paris appoints PR

Prêt-a-Porter Paris has appointed VERY UP & CO to handle all PR and press enquiries effective immediately. Contact.

Account win for Dust PR

Dust PR has been appointed to represent glamourwear designer James Small. Contact.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Ingredient Masterclass
  • Sure launch event
  • Design Hotels(TM) Future Forum Berlin 2010
See DIARYdates.

Change in telephone number for Kutuu

Kutuu's in-house press office has a new telephone number. Contact

Boudoir PR account win and staff appointment

Boudoir PR has been appointed to manage the UK PR and marketing for Alphabet Bags - a range of cotton printed totes. Contact.

Also, Judy Davis has joined Boudoir PR as Junior Account Executive. Previously at The Clear Agency, Judy works across all the fashion accounts. Contact.

Client win for M+M Management

M+M Management is now representing London-based Samia Kamar's collection of handbags, handcrafted in Florence. Contact.

Newspaper featured blogger seeks star products

Katie Chutzpah has launched a new weekly feature on her fashion & beauty blog. Katie is looking for 'diamond star' products that are regularly used. Contact.

Addition to features team at Yours magazine

Jade Pickering has been appointed features intern at Yours magazine to help out on the features desk whilst Rebecca Speechley is on maternity leave. Contact.

Keynoir.com appoints London editor

Alannah Sparks has been appointed London editor of new lifestyle website and buying club Keynoir.com. Offering daily deals to your inbox on all the latest in fashion, beauty, restaurants and culture, Keynoir.com targets aspirational males and females who want to experience more in life. Contact.

Accessories brand S.C. Vizcarra appoints PR

Forward PR has been appointed to represent S.C. Vizcarra, the luxury accessories brand established 85 years ago in Manila. It has now made its way to Europe under the care of S.C. Vizcarra’s granddaughter, London-based Rita Nazareno. Contact.

New Account Manager appointed at Brand PR

Katie Clifford has been appointed Account Manager at Brand PR across its beauty brands. Katie starts at the company on 10 May. Contact.

New editor appointed at Dare magazine

Charley Williams, previously senior beauty writer at Hair magazine, has been appointed editor of Dare magazine. Contact.

Online jewellery brand Kitsch-tique appoints PR

Cocktail PR now handles the press and PR for Kitsch-tique, an online jewellery boutique offering a range of handmade jewellery. Contact.

Freelance fashion writer and stylist relaunches website

Freelance fashion writer and stylist, Clare Taylor, has relaunched her website www.claretaylor.net featuring an updated portfolio of work and a daily blog. Clare is currently available for freelance commissions, shifts and periods of holiday and maternity cover. Clare is interested in receiving any mens and womenswear related press release, lookbooks and event invitations. (Please e-mail for a postal address). Contact.

Exposure represents Hannah Marshall

Exposure has been appointed to manage the PR and media enquiries for London-based womenswear designer Hannah Marshall. Contact.

New fashion brand launching

Louie Louie is a new fashion brand created, launched and represented by Touch Media. The flagship store will open 13 May in Camden, London. See DIARYdates for details of the launch party. Contact.

New editorial appointment for Liz Coggins

Liz Coggins has recently been appointed to compile the Beauty Pages for Perfect Day wedding magazine. Contact.

03 May 2010

The Sunday Times senior fashion editor joins team

Olly Paton today joins the The Sunday Times as the senior fashion editor. Contact.

01 May 2010

New address for Atelier-Mayer.com

Atelier-Mayer.com has a new address. Contact.