30 June 2010

London Fashion Week designer appoints PR

Michael Van Der Ham, the Dutch-born designer who showed at London Fashion Week with his Warhol inspired composite dresses, has appointed Talk PR to represent him, with immediate effect. The brief includes full media management of Van Der Ham’s Spring/Summer 2011 London Fashion Week show. Contact.

Fashion intern appointed on monthly consumer title

Ella Shippey has joined Red magazine as fashion intern.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Beauty Bloggers Speed PR Event (July, August, September, October, November)
  • Haircare Launch
  • The Communications Store Christmas in July
  • Diva Professional Styling Christmas in July
  • Beauty product launch
  • Beauty Christmas event
  • Laphroaig whisky exclusive tasting with Distillery Manager, John Campbell plus Christmas gift ideas
See DIARYdates

Acting editor appointed on weekly consumer title

Kirsty Tyler, editor of new! magazine, is now on maternity leave. In her absence Lebby Eyres has been appointed as acting editor.

senior celebrity writer appointed on weekly consumer title

Hannah Doyle, previously celebrity writer, has been promoted to senior celebrity writer at Reveal.

Lifestyle electronics manufacturer appoints PR

Cirkle’s life+leisure division has won its fourth client in as many months. Oregon Scientific has appointed Cirkle to promote its innovative range of lifestyle products and gadgets. Contact.

29 June 2010

Freelance journalist listed

Tomorrow (Wednesday 30 June) is Lena Weber's last day at QueensOfVintage.com, where she is editor. A new editor has not yet been appointed. Lena will now be available for freelance writing commissions, specialising in vintage. Contact.

Organic denim pioneers appoint chairman

Miles Gray, formerly CEO of Ben Sherman has been appointed as chairman of organic denim pioneers, Monkee Genes www.monkeegenes.co.uk. Gray has teamed up with organic denim specialist Phil Wildbore to strengthen the team behind the Monkee Genes brand. Monkee Genes will be showcasing their Spring/Summer 2011 collection at fashion trade show BREAD & BUTTER this coming July. Contact.

New client wins for PR company

Tally Communications has recently been appointed to handle the press and PR for discount website shoppingvouchers.co.uk and also high-end interior design company Wrothams. www.wrothams.com. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Firetrap - The eleventh Summer fashion show and after party (Tonight)
  • Ruth Kaye Design launches BLOCK - a new range of stationery and luxury paper products
  • Karen Millen Christmas in July
  • Full Circle at Stitch Menswear Spring/Summer 2011
  • E One Six London debuts Spring/Summer 2011 collection at Stitch Menswear
See DIARYdates

Client wins for Bloody Gray PR

Bloody Gray PR has recently been appointed to represent fashion brands Kumiko Watari and Julia Dias' CULIETTA. Contact.

Addition to beauty distributor`s press office

Abigail Shiers has joined team Coty. Abi will be working with Amy Wanstall up until 9 July when she will be replacing Amy as PR Assistant. Abi will be working across all of Coty's brands. Contact.

Hair and beauty editor returns from maternity leave

Jane MacArthur has returned from maternity leave and will now take up the position of Editor of both Hairflair and Beauty & Hairstyles Only magazines. Conatct.

Afua Adom (née Acheampong) will take on the role of Editor at Blackhair magazine, of which she was previously Acting Editor. Conatct.

Wingfield PR changes

Wingfield PR has been appointed to represent women's fashion label Apricot, available in 9 stores nationwide in concessions including New look, Debenhams and House of Fraser. Also available online. Contact.

In addition, Wingfield PR announces the appointment of Kelly Slociak as Account Director. Kelly was previously at Halpern PR. Contact.

28 June 2010

EDITORIAL REQUEST: beauty editor seeks spas to review

Raméka Mahil, deputy beauty editor of VIYA Magazine, is seeking UK spas to review. She is looking for opportunities to arrange press trips to experience spas and their specialist treatments. Contact.

New hair stylist at One

One Makeup Ltd has added hair stylist Earl Simms to its roster. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • All Present & Correct
  • Claire Stratton jewellery sale
  • TART at 40 WiNKS
  • Browns Bride sample sale
  • Meli' Melo' sample sale
  • Total Access launch party
  • Liquorish sample sale
  • Prêt A Porter Paris fashion days - This brand new fashion event features catwalk shows for press, buyers and public
  • Ecco Autumn/Winter 2010 press breakfast (times changed)
  • BHS Christmas press show
  • Chris Eubank will join ex-brokers turned bespoke tailors, James Sleater and Ian Meieres of the Cad & The Dandy to launch his new clothing range
See DIARYdates

Associate editor begins today on weekend supplement

Suzy Cox starts today as associate editor of Fabulous magazine.

Freelance writer on the move

Freelance writer, copywriter & editor (lifestyle, interviews, travel, fashion & beauty), Lucy Nichols has a new postal address. Contact.

25 June 2010

Deputy editor appointed on fashion title

Katherine Rushton, previously chief reporter at Broadcast has joined Drapers as deputy editor.

PR agency has now moved

PR agency, Clownfish has a new postal address. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Boudoir PR Christmas in July press days
See DIARYdates

Fashion client win

French women's fashion label, Mardi Jeudi has appointed Freewheelin' PR to handle its UK and online press. Contact

24 June 2010


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • L.K.Bennett Spring/Summer 2010 press sample sale
  • Weleda Baby press event
  • Leni's Model Management 1st Birthday Party
See DIARYdates

Fashion editor goes freelance

After 14 years as fashion editor at Best, Jo Winch is leaving to go freelance. Jo is pursuing commissions in fashion styling work. Contact.

Journalist seeks competition contributors

Clare Taylor is looking for PRs who might be interested in offering competition prizes and offers for her to include on her blog www.tinker-taylor.blogspot.com as well as her Twitter and Facebook. www.claretaylor.net. Contact.

Fashion team changes at women's weekly

Sarah Hawkins is now freelancing for Best magazine's fashion department. Best fashion editor Joanne Winch is leaving the magazine today, with freelance details to follow. Contact.

PR Agency is moving location

From 5 July, Talk PR to:
3-5 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1HJ.
New landlines will be installed but e-mails and mobiles are operating as usual. Contact.

New Press Assistant appointed

Camilla Fox, previously Press Intern at Office, has been appointed Press Assistant at Warehouse. Contact.

US denim brand launches into the UK

Think Publicity will be launching US denim brand Robin's Jean into the UK next month. Think will also be working with international distributor Red Alert following a competitive pitch process. Contact.

Men's fashion online store appoints PR

Leeds based PR agency, SLB PR, has been appointed to look after the national PR for www.tdffashion.co.uk, the online offering from the company behind To Die For stores. To Die For has offered men’s popular high street brands since 2006. With five stores based in, Bradford, Stockport, Chesterfield, Halifax and Wakefield, the company targets the younger male market. SLB PR will be responsible for national PR to raise awareness www.tdfashion.co.uk, which offers the UK’s largest online selection of men’s high street fashion, across the whole of the UK. Contact.

23 June 2010

New appointments in features department of monthly consumer magazine

InStyle editor Eilidh MacAskill has announced two key appointments in the magazine’s features department. Victoria Moss is promoted to fashion features editor and Harriet Reuter Hapgood is promoted to features writer. Victoria has been features writer for a number of years, which included editing the Style Candy pages. Victoria and Harriet take up their new positions on 1 July. Contact.

New acting director at PR company

Natasha Boreham, Director at Brand PR, is now on maternity leave, in her absence Mia Cole-Brodie will be Acting Director. Contact.

New Italian made exercise bike appoints PR

The Spa PR Company has been appointed by Lamiflex SpA to handle the launch of Ciclotte, an innovative new exercise bike, designed and made in Italy. Contact.

Contact change in British retail institution`s press office

Marks & Spencer's Acting Senior Press Officer (womenswear) Rekha Damhar has a new email address following her name change. Contact.


The Kardashian sisters, Kim, Kourtney and Khloé have teamed up with L.A label Beach Bunny Swimwear and designed swimsuits for the new collection, ‘Kardashians for Beach Bunny’, launching in the UK shortly. A runway-show is taking place on 16 July in Miami for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week-Swim Wear and they are looking for sponsorship. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Johnson's facecare launch
  • Lombok's Christmas in July press show
See DIARYdates

Weekly consumer title appoints new editor

Vicky Mayer, previously associate editor at Reveal has been appointed editor of Woman’s Own. Contact.

Deputy editor to be confirmed on men's weekly

Simon Kurs has now left Shortlist where he was deputy editor. A replacement has not yet been confirmed. Contact.

22 June 2010


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Louis Vuitton Cruise press day
  • Bread & Butter in Berlin - trade fair for street and urban wear
  • Givaudan iPerfumer launch
  • Liza Smith at Patrick Ludde Mayfair launch
  • Horrockses Fashions media day
  • Exhibition of Architectural Jewellery - Ute Decker (Press Preview)
See DIARYdates

Beauty Assistant PR Manager appointed

Lucy Vaughan-Griffith has joined the Elizabeth Arden PR Team as Assistant PR Manager, working across all categories focusing on the growing portfolio of celebrity and designer fragrance brands; Juicy Couture, Britney Spears, Alberta Ferretti and Halston. Contact.

New creative and fashion director appointed at leading consumer magazine

Glamour has announced the appointment of Charlotte-Anne Fidler to the role of creative and fashion director, with effect from 5 July. Charlotte-Anne is a key founder member of Glamour, joining in 2001 as creative director. Beginning her career at Vogue, Charlotte-Anne remained there for five years, and then, after stints at Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan, became style director for Elle, a position she held for nearly six years. In addition to her work with British Glamour, Charlotte-Anne has also been editor-at-large for US Glamour for the last ten years. Contact.

New in-house press office contacts

There have been some changes in the Marks & Spencer press office: Charlotte Norton has joined as Press Officer working on Menswear and Kidswear; Emma Wallace has joined as Press Assistant working across Home, Menswear, Kidswear, Beauty and Seasonal Events; Anna Wells has been promoted and is now Press Officer for Home, Beauty and Seasonal Events. Contact.

Change at footwear brand and fashion retailer`s press office

Office has announced two appointments to its in-house PR team. Tobie Lewis, previously at French Connection, takes up the role of Press Officer, while Olivia Fox has joined the company as PR Assistant. Contact.

Jewellery client win

A.I. PR is now representing designer Disaya Sorakraikitikul’s eponymous jewellery line. Contact.

Graduate Fashion Week seeking sponsorship

River Island has been the title sponsor for Graduate Fashion Week for six successful years and they are now looking for a new sponsor for 2011. If you are interested please contact June Barker at Graduate Fashion Week on 01903-885930. e-mail: june@gfw.org.uk

Fashion website takes press office in-house

Fashion aggregation website Shop Pulse is now handling all press enquiries in-house. Please note - the landline number should be set up as of tomorrow (23 June). Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: grooming editor seeks bronzers, e-tailers and new releases

Remy Le Fevre, grooming editor of reFRESH magazine, is looking the following:
  • male bronzers for the face whether liquid or minerals based etc.
  • retail websites that have a wide variety of male grooming products that are great for gifts Christmas etc.
  • any new products that are due out in August/ September.
Deadline is 25 June. Contact.

21 June 2010

Designer fashion label client win

Furore PR has been appointed to represent new designer label Époque. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Lucy Wernick & Associates Christmas in July and Pre-Spring 2011 press open day
  • Ecco Autumn/Winter 2010 press breakfast
  • method laundry launch
  • Drapers Awards 2010
  • Drapers 20th Anniversary Awards Party
  • Drapers Awards 20th Anniversary after-show party
  • 'It's Your Health - Handle It With Care' - CEW(UK) Event with The London Clinic
  • Nina Ricci fragrance launch
  • Anna Scholz press event
  • The London Lifestyle Awards
See DIARYdates.

Junior features editor appointed on consumer monthly title

Perri Lewis, previously at The Guardian will be joining Psychologies as junior features editor on the 1 July, contact details will be confirmed in due course.

Beauty agency has new address and telephone number

From Monday 21 June, Unleashed Potential will have a new address and number. Contact.

18 June 2010

New online vintage boutique appoint PR

Claire Norrish PR has been appointed by Rewind Vintage online boutique to handle all press and publicity. Rewind Vintage deals primarily with upscale designer and rare vintage clothing from the mid '50s to the current season. Contact.

PR agency on the move

PR agency, Clownfish will have a new postal address as of Monday 28 June. Contact.

Jewellery client win

TRACE has been appointed to represent jewellery label, Folli Follie. Contact.

Change in details for menswear trade show

Stitch Menswear has taken its press office in-house. The next show will be 30 June - 2 July (see DIARYdates). Contact.

Features editor appointed on monthly consumer title

Lucy Moore, previously features editor at Good Housekeeping, has joined Weight Watchers magazine as features editor, working Monday to Wednesday. Contact. While a replacement is being found at Good Housekeeping all feature enquiries should be directed to Andreina Cordani who is acting features editor. Contact.

Change in contact at Gieves & Hawkes

Today (18 June) is Natalie Sykes' last day as PR Manager at Gieves & Hawkes. Senior Communications Manager, Summer Childers will be the contact for press queries until a replacement is announced. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Yellowdoor Winter preview
  • Brand PR Christmas press day
  • The Perfume Shop Christmas press show
  • Molton Brown Autumn/Winter event
  • Philosophy Christmas press day
  • Sisley Christmas open day
  • Milly Swire
  • T d l M S/S Olympian
See DIARYdates.

17 June 2010

New editor appointed at handbag.com

The National Magazine Company has appointed Rebecca Holman as editor of handbag.com. Rebecca was editor and deputy editor of the customer print magazine for ASOS over the course of two years, and has recently been editing the Cath Kidston magazine at Publicis Blueprint. She has experience in magazines having held senior positions at ASOS and LighterLife magazines and, most recently, as a freelance celebrity blogger for women’s website, osoyblog.tv and ososyou.com. Rebecca joins NatMag on 28 June. Contact.

Client win for Premier PR

Premier PR has been appointed to represent celebrity facialist, Joanne Evans and her Skin Matters Facial. Contact.

Eyewear client win

The London office of Bray Leino has been appointed to represent eyewear label Kirk Originals. Contact.

New spa skincare brand launching

Chalk PR has been appointed to represent new, natural, luxury, spa and lifestyle brand, Occo. This collection of home spa ranges and skincare will launch nationwide into UK department stores nationwide on 1 September; an Occo store will also open in the same month as well as an online e-tail site. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: freelancer looking for books on self-massage

Amanda Bown is doing research for Psychologies magazine (November issue) and is looking for books which teach people about self-massage. Ideally they would cover basic techniques and tips, how to use pressure and where (and explain why), cover oils and why they would be used etc. Amanda is also looking for a woman who uses self-massage on a daily/weekly/regular basis (instead of going to a spa/salon) to help with some kind of ailment, stress, tension, aches or pains. Amanda doesn’t need to get an image of the woman, just include a small paragraph on why she uses self-massage, and what it helps. Please contact Amanda directly. Contact.

High Street Fashion Awards looking for fashion/ beauty contributions

The Comfort Prima High Street Fashion Awards, taking place 9 September, are looking for both goody bag and lucky dip prize contributions from beauty, health, accessory and fashion brands. This event is the largest high street fashion awards in the UK and raises money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. With 1,200 attendees, any brands included will receive notable exposure. Contact.

Specialist lingerie manufacturer appoints agency

PR Genie are now representing two of German manufacturer Anita's brands. Anita Care provides post surgical lingerie and swimwear products and Anita Active is a specialist sports lingerie label. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Bare Escentuals Autumn/Winter 2010 press event
  • Crombie follow-up press preview Autumn/Winter 2010 collection
  • Highgrove and The Ritz London Christmas collection press preview
  • The Comfort Prima High Street Fashion Awards
  • People Tree sample sale (June & July)
  • Fest-Tea-Val Tea, Park Lane afternoon tea
  • KINGS launch - new grooming brand for men
See DIARYdates.

Shortlist style director - reminder

Please contact Adrian Clark via ShortList magazine, where he is style director, and not via his home details. Contact.

New fashion director at online magazine

Michele Llanos, founder of Vie Showroom, joins Coco Eco Magazine (www.cocoecomag.com) as fashion director. Coco Eco Magazine is a digital lifestyle brand celebrating sustainable fashion, beauty, celebrity and culture. Contact.

New Account Executive joins PR agency

Sarah Weedon has joined Maverick Publicity as Account Executive, supporting the agency on the day-to-day running of key accounts including figleaves.com, Marc O’ Polo, Charnos, Lepel and Myblingshoes.com. Contact.

Online shoe e-tailer appoints PR

Maverick Publicity has been appointed to handle the PR and press enquires for online e-tailer, Myblingshoes.com with immediate effect. Established in 2009 by TV producer Rukshsana Mosam, Myblingshoes.com offers a range of footwear for women, from catwalk styles to every day classics, along with a collection of day and evening handbags. Contact.

16 June 2010

Hollywood beauty brand appoints PR

Beauty Seen PR has been appointed promote the cult classic tooth-whitening Beverly Hills Formula. Favoured by A-list celebrities, Beverly Hills Formula unveils it’s new look and line up in August 2010. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: wedding glossy compiling wedding products pages

Emma Robertson is currently compiling products pages for The Best Scottish Weddings. She's working on the Autumn issue and is looking for hi-res images of gorgeous girly gifts, jewellery, accessories, food, lingerie, fashion for brides/ bridesmaids/ mother-of-the-bride and general wedding products. Contact.

Online shoe e-tailer appoints PR

Maverick Publicity has been appointed to handle the PR and press enquires for online e-tailer, Myblingshoes.com with immediate effect. Established in 2009 by TV producer Rukshsana Mosam, Myblingshoes.com offers a range of footwear for women, ranging from catwalk styles to every day classics, along with a collection of chic and complementary day and evening handbags. Contact.

Leading pioneer in plastic and reconstruction surgery appoints PR

Fuel PR has been appointed to manage the personal PR for Mohammad Jawad, a leading pioneer in plastic, reconstruction and burns surgery. Contact.

New British beauty brand appoints representation

Imagination PR has been appointed to handle all press & PR for Connock London. The new British beauty brand launches in Harrods, Urban Retreat and Fortnum & Mason, in September. Contact.

New jobs on www.diarydirectory.com

  • DeVetta PR - Account Manager
  • Purple - Beauty Account Manager
  • Location House - Intern Position
View DIARY Job Lots here.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Believe in Make Believe By Sophie Kern
  • REN skincare launch for the new ClearCalm 3 Anti-Blemish range
  • The Grove Christmas press day
  • Lanvin Fragrance drop-in event
  • M&S Christmas press show - food, decorations, gifts & homeware
  • Something… and Susannah Hunter have teamed up to offer a magical midsummer shopping evening.
  • International Grand Final of the Triumph Inspiration Awards
  • Jane Packer launches new fragrance collection
  • Chocolate PR workshop
See DIARYdates.

Editorial changes on weekly consumer title

There have been some changes within the Love it! features team: Lauren Cumming, previously at That’s Life, is now features editor; Carly Hobbs, previously acting deputy features editor has been promoted to deputy features editor; Francine Anker, previously features writer has been promoted to chief reporter; Dominique Searle, previously features writer at That’s Life is now senior features writer. Following Karen Lester’s maternity leave, Kerry Harden will continue as acting commissioning editor.

Natural beauty brand has new primary press contact

Rana Haddad, PR Executive, is the new primary press contact at L'Occitane. Contact.

Salon chain appoints new PR

Westrow Hairdressing has appointed MCG PR to handle all UK media relations. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: journalist urgently looking for shower gels for men´s gym bags

David Perks is looking for shower gels for men's gym bags. This will be for 'fit products' page in Gay Times for July/Aug issue. Please e-mail your ideas to David Perks at: fitness@gaytimes.co.uk by Friday 18 June.

Associate editor appointed on weekend supplement

Suzy Cox will be leaving her position as features director at Grazia on Friday to take up her new position as associate editor of Fabulous Magazine. Suzy will commence her new role on 28 June. Until a replacement is found Hattie Brett will handle enquiries.

New contact details for beauty brand

L'Artisan Parfumeur HQ has a new address.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: travel and lifestyle mag seeks info on Spas

Travel and lifestyle magazine Go Do... (200,000 readers) is looking for spas in the UK for an Autumn getaway feature. Spas must be in the South and South-West of England or South Wales. Contact assistant editor Imogen Rowland with suggestions. Contact.

London-based PR company appointed by fashion label

Bloody Gray PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for fashion brand Migh-T by Kumiko Watari. Contact.

15 June 2010


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Portobello Art & Design Market
  • Charlie Le Mindu fashion party
  • An audience with Zandra Rhodes
  • A joint collaboration between the British Fashion Council, Centre for Fashion Enterprise and Fashion East
  • The Avon and Women’s Aid Empowering Women Awards
  • The Slazenger party n\
  • Toni & Guy 2010 electricals launch
  • Rigby & Peller VIP sale preview
See DIARYdates.

Portrait Communications news

Liz Owen, previously PR Manager at Laura Ashley, has been appointed as Associate Director at Portrait Communications, working alongside Managing Director Jo Israelsohn and Director Rachel Mackinnon. Liz will be available for appointments and press visits from July and will be helping co-ordinate Portrait’s Christmas press show. Contact.

Additionally, Portrait Communications has been re-appointed by John Lewis to represent the retailer’s toy department in the run-up to Christmas. Contact.

Promotion within haircare brand`s press office

Jenny Yu has been promoted to Senior Haircare Press Officer at Toni & Guy. Jenny also works on all PR for Jim Shaw at Essensuals MEN, Billericay. Contact.

New in-house Press Officer at Totally UK

Lauren O'Connor has been appointed as Press Officer at Totally UK, taking all press enquiries for Universal Contour Wrap and Germaine De Capuccini. Contact.

Professional haircare brands appoint Product Manager and Press Officer

Melissa Fernandez has been promoted to Product Manager for Kérastase (part of the L'Oréal Professional Products Division). Following three and a half years as PR manager for Kérastase, Kéraskin Esthetics and Shu Uemura Art of Hair, Melissa's move will see Saloni Chotai, formerly Events Producer for L’Oréal Professional Products Division, joining the PR team as Press Officer. Contact Melissa and Saloni.

New press contact at womenswear label

Womenswear designer Samantha Shaw has appointed a new design assistant, Laura Yiannakou. Laura will also be responsible for all press enquiries. Contact.

14 June 2010

Specialist vintage fashion and haute couture retailer takes PR in-house

Luxury 20th century fashion and haute couture website and retailer Vintage Academe is now handling media enquiries in-house. Contact.

Leading beauty brand appoints senior press officer

Becky Knowles has been appointed Senior Press Officer at L'Oréal Paris replacing Juliet Cornwell. Becky joins L'Oréal from Estée Lauder Companies where she was Assistant Communications Manager for Origins. Contact.

Designer footwear and handbag label add to press office

Jimmy Choo has appointed Laura Moore as PR Administrator. The team have also had slight changes in their titles. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: freelance journalist seeks child-friendly activities, events and locations

Dimi Gaidatzi is working on a piece for a child and parent blog and is looking for child-friendly restaurants and hotels to children's activities and events all around the world. Contact.

Fragrance house appoints PR Manager

Pippa Bickford (née Lutterloch) today starts as PR Manager for Parfums Givenchy replacing Ines Socarras. Pippa was formerly PR Manager at Elizabeth Arden. Contact.

Acting web editor starts today at online consumer mag

Pat McNulty begins her new role as acting web editor today at cosmopolitan.co.uk, Pat will be covering Kate Creasey while she is on maternity leave. Contact.

New accessories shopping site launches

Push PR is representing Avaa.co.uk, a new online shopping destination for 'eastern wardrobe' accessories, including bangles, bindis, jewellery, handbags and shawls. Contact.

Scarlet Publishing goes into liquidation

Due to the administration of its distributors, Scarlet Publishing has been forced in to liquidation. As a result Scarlet magazine will no longer be published. Any queries regarding outstanding payment should be directed to:
Cooper Young, Hunter House, 109 Snakes Lane West, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 0DY.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • RANDOM magazine 3.1 issue party
  • ahilya private summer sale
  • Paperblanks Christmas gifts preview
  • Lacoste Legends launch
  • Prism sunglasses launch breakfast
  • Fuel PR Christmas in July - hosting two open house events to showcase and launch products from Salter Housewares, HoMedics, Champneys and VO5 Advanced Styling Tools.
  • Beauty Seen Christmas in July
  • Headmasters 'Twisted Sister'
See DIARYdates.

New Communications Manager at luxury watch brand

Viviane Borges has today started as in-house Communications Manager at Patek Philippe. Contact.

13 June 2010

Unisex fashion watch brand appoints PR

Boudoir PR has been appointed to handle the PR for Nu Pop Movement, the unisex fashion watch brand from US celebrity jewellery designer Pascual Mouawad and music mogul Jermaine Dupri. Contact.

11 June 2010

Celebrity fashion label has new PR Manager

Project D, the fashion range created by Dannii Minogue and Tabitha Somerset Webb, has appointed Amy Davies as PR Manager. Amy brings experience from her former role as PR Manager at ASOS. Contact.

Amy Betsworth (née Hegarty) returns to Coty

Coty has welcomed Amy Betsworth (née Hegarty) back following maternity leave. Amy returns, newly promoted, as Deputy Communications Manager. Contact.

Coty have now appointed Linsey Reay as a permenant member of the press office following her cover of Amy's leave. As a result of Amy's return, Linsey has new contact details. Contact.

Fashion editor goes freelance

After more than five years as fashion editor at Marie Claire, Sasha Barrie is now available for freelance commissions, contributing roles, and any suitable permanent opportunities. During her time at Marie Claire, Sasha was responsible for the iconic 101 fashion pages, and more recently has contributed to the Straight into Style fashion and shopping section. Sasha is represented by A&R Photographic Agency and would like all press releases, media information and other enquiries to be directed to her new freelance details. Contact.

Fashion editor launches new online men's fashion magazine

Jocks&Nerds Magazine, www.jocksandnerdsmagazine.com, is a new online men's fashion magazine created by Marcus Ross, who has previously worked as the fashion editor ot i-D and fashion director of Vice Magazine. The magazine's content is completely exclusive including fashion shoots and video interviews, with a particular focus on the history and cultural influences on fashion. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Wolsey Autumn Winter 2010/2011 preview
  • Tara Lacey sample sale & press opportunity to view Spring/Summer 2010 collection
  • Artist Talk, by Tolly Nason
  • UK press launch of new collaboration between Roche Bobois and Jean Paul Gaultier
  • Oregon Scientific Wellness collection launch
See DIARYdates.

Award winning London based accessory label appoints global PR

Chris&Tibor, the London based accessory label, has appointed Siim Kohv as global publicist for the brand. Founded and designed by Chris Liu and Tibor Matyas, graduates of the London College of Fashion, the label is well known for its collaborations with international designers. Contact.

British heritage men and womenswear brand appoints PR

Sister PR has been appointed by British heritage brand Wolsey. Wolsey re-launches with its Autumn Winter 2010/2011 collection having developed a full menswear range that is contemporary yet true to the brand’s 250 year heritage. Contact.

New fashion director appointed on luxury title

Marcella Martinelli has been appointed fashion director for the luxury magazine JF-W. Marcella is also now represented by Terri Manduca. Contact.

Cosmetics brand appoints agency to handle UK social media strategy

STYLISA has been appointed by luxury cosmetic brand Babor to develop and manage its social media strategy in the UK. Contact.

Fashion writer and stylist has a new blog

Fashion writer and stylist Clare Taylor is now blogging at andgodcreatedfashion on all things fashion and style related and is accepting news on launches and events. Contact.

Online footwear retailer appoints PR

Becky White PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for online footwear retailer SoYouShoes. Contact.

New Press Director of FBC

Penelope Sacorafou has been appointed as Press Director of FBC. Penelope is an experienced PR, she writes for multiple publications (seasoned blogger and social media specialist) and a fashion scout. Penelope will replace Myka Volney and serve as FBC’s key point of contact for press and will maintain and develop FBC’s presence across mainstream traditional media as well as FBC’s social media channels. Contact.

10 June 2010

Weekend supplement has a new homes assistant

Rachel Christie has joined The Daily Telegraph's Saturday publication The Telegraph Magazine as homes assistant. Contact.

Beauty brand appoints new press representation

Alchemy PR has been appointed by beauty brand ar457 to handle its press and PR in the UK. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Redken press event
  • Launch of 'Summer in Style' with The Shop at Bluebird and Turning Leaf Wines
  • Elemis Christmas preview and new fragrance launch
  • Prêt A Porter Paris London press breakfast
  • Portrait Communications Autumn/Winter and Christmas 2010 press show
  • Next beauty press launch
See DIARYdates.

London-based PR company appointed by fashion label

Rich London PR is now representing new fashion unisex brand, Sin Star Clothing. Contact.

New appointments at Austin Reed

The Austin Reed Group has announced two appointments to its in-house PR team. Rachel Wiseman, who previously worked at Yellowdoor and Swarovski, takes up the role of PR Manager, while Ariane Chui has joined the company as PR Assistant. Contact.

09 June 2010


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • P&G beauty and grooming and salon professional summer open day
  • Moda City trade fair 2010
  • Ri2k and Mischa Barton Handbags Autumn/Winter 2010 Press Event
  • Alexandra Shulman, editor of VOGUE and Philip Popham, Managing Director of Land Rover celebrate the 40th anniversary of Range Rover
  • Daylesford Organic Christmas tasting and preview
  • "How to sell fashion to the USA" organised by the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT)
See DIARYdates.

UK hair and make-up academy appoints representation

Mantelpiece PR have been appointed by hair and make-up academy The Session School as UK representatives. Founded by makeup artist Dani Guinsberg and incorporating the talent of hair stylists Jonathan Long, Ben Cooke & Jennie Roberts, the Session School offers training to individuals who are passionate about hair and make-up. Mantelpiece is now also handling children's hair salon tantrum's range of hair and body products. Contact.

Italian fashion label appoints new representation

The Communications Store has been appointed as PR agency to PINKO, commencing immediately. The Italian fashion brand has two stand-alone stores in West London. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST! Freelancer seeks info for the Ultimate Festival Goers Guide

Fashion journalist & stylist Clare Taylor is looking for info and hi-res images to help compile the Ultimate Festival Goers Guide. This is to include fashion and accessories, camping gear and accessories and essential beauty products/vitamin pick me ups etc. all info and images should be received via e-mail by Friday 11 June at the latest. Contact.

ex-fashion editor and art director appoints new representation

Sasha Barrie, ex-fashion editor/art director at Marie Claire, has recently joined A&R Photographic Agency. Her portfolio can be viewed at: www.aandrphotographic.co.uk. Contact.

Freelance journalist appointed London correspondent for regional magazine

Freelance journalist Karolina Kivimaki has been appointed as London correspondent at Lake Como lifestyle magazine. The magazine’s website can be viewed at www.lakecomolifestyle.com. Karolina covers fashion, travel, beauty and lifestyle. Contact.

New acting web editor appointed at e-zine

Pat McNulty is starting as acting web editor of cosmopolitan.co.uk on 14 June, while Kate Creasey is on maternity leave. Pat is currently assistant online editor at instyle.co.uk. Contact.

08 June 2010

Handbag and accessory label appoint PR

MLPR has been appointed to represent independent handbag and accessory label Cheet London. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Samsung Diva Elite Model Look - Covent Garden casting
  • 40 Winks Bedtime Story Nights at London's Royal Exchange
  • 40 Winks Life Drawing Evening
  • Calvin Klein Fragrance Launch
  • The Pen Shop Christmas Preview
  • Exclusive launch of Lava Shells Treatment at Urban retreat
  • Elizabeth Arden Centenary Celebration Party
  • Graduate Fashion & Textiles Showcase
  • The Dolls House Hair and Beauty Salon Launch
  • Beauchamp's Autumn/Winter 2010 Press Day
See DIARYdates.

Editorial changes on weekly consumer title

Laura Hinton and Polly Taylor have both joined Full House as features writers.

Fashion led sportswear company appoints PR

Alchemy PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for No Balls, the fashion led sportswear company. The range offers both technical running gear and cashmere-soft Bamboo yoga clothing including jumpsuits and harem pants. Contact.


Alice Dogruyol at the Daily Mail is looking for clothes that have a nip tuck effect. Jeans, skirts, t-shirts, swimwear anything that can instantly flatten, smooth and hold in, clothes that use special fabrics and hidden clever design to give the illusion of having toned up and dropped 10lbs - must be outerwear (not control underwear). Alice needs to try and test products this week. Publish date 21 June in the Daily Mail column: Big Girl in a Skinny World. Contact.

University of East London graduate appoints PR

Fashion label Bunmi Koko has appointed entertainment PR specialists The Outside Organisation to assist with the launch and ongoing campaign for its new collections following the graduation of creative director Bunmi Olaye from The University of East London. Contact.

07 June 2010

Account Executive appointed

Olivia Brown has recently joined Dee Carpenter PR as Account Executive, working on fashion accounts, Kleshna jewellery and Pour La Victoire. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Calvin Klein fragrance launch
  • NATURAL SELECTION - exhibition at Zest
  • YSL Beauty Event
  • Launch of digdeep - a new british streetwear brand
  • Beauty Launch
  • Lako Bukia presents... cubart - Exclusive event for Press and Buyers
  • Phyto’s Innovative Hair Treatment Launch
  • Illamasqua Autumn/Winter 2010 Press Day
  • HABB Women’s Networking Breakfast with guest speaker Jo Fairley
  • UKFT - Selling to the USA seminar
See DIARYdates.

New address and telephone number for Minky Publicity

Minky Publicity has moved offices. Contact.

New appointment at womens monthly consumer magazine

Jess Tibbits has joined InStyle as beauty assistant. Contact.

New Sales & Marketing Manager

Cecilia Guicciardi has recently started as Sales & Marketing Manager at Belville Sassoon. Contact.

New natural beauty brand appoints PR for initial development

Beauty Kitchen is a new ethical beauty brand that uses 100% natural ingredients in all of its beauty products. Spire PR has been appointed by Beauty Kitchen to raise brand awareness for both its range of products as well as attracting ‘Sous Chefs’ to run Beauty Kitchen ‘At Home’ parties where guests can make their own products. Contact.

Beauty assistant available

Lucie Vigar has been recently added to the DIARYdirectory database as a freelance beauty writer. Lucie has 5 years experience in the industry with a wide range of industry contacts, and is currently seeking beauty assistant opportunities. Contact.

Fashion editor and stylist launches new blog

Fashion editor and stylist Lauren Grant has a new blog: www.style-edit.blogspot.com - 'The daily musings of a London fashion stylist...' the content will be mainly fashion, beauty and lifestyle and will be updated on a daily basis. Please forward all press releases, up and coming launches and enquiries to Lauren's e-mail. Contact.

Fashion & beauty editor available for freelance commissions

Sarah-Jane Corfield-Smith, previously acting fashion & beauty editor at Sky Showbiz, is now available for freelance commissions. Sarah-Jane currently writes for Fabulous, Celebs on Sunday, Closer, Latestinbeauty.com and Sky Showbiz. Contact.

New starter at Stylist

Megan Conner starts today as senior writer at Stylist. Contact.

04 June 2010

Fashion label to close

Following the launch of the upcoming Autumn/Winter 2010 collection, Jasmine Di Milo, the fashion label owned by Jasmine Al-Fayed will close. Contact.

New address and contact details for fashion label

Rise Fashion has recently moved and as a result has new contact details. Contact.

Shopping editor goes freelance

After 8 years at Marie Claire, fashion market editor Nicole Smallwood is leaving to undertake freelance projects. Please note Nicole's new contact details as of 14 June. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • EC ONE party with jewellery designers Nicholas King and Fiona Paxton - National Jewellery Week
  • New Australian Product Launch - Lanolips
  • Launch of Jon Richard & Crystallized Swarovski Elements Capsule Collection & 25th Anniversary Collection
See DIARYdates.

Acting fashion editor at vogue.com

Emma Alexander is now acting fashion news editor at vogue.com UK whilst Lauren Milligan is on maternity leave. Contact.

Luxury travel review and bespoke service appoints PR

Nota Bene, an upscale travel and lifestyle company, has appointed APR Communications to handle a comprehensive media campaign. Nota Bene provides bespoke management service and insider travel intelligence. Contact.

Associate editor appointed on weekly consumer title

Editorial manager Tracey Baldwin is leaving Woman magazine today and will begin her new role as associate editor at Best on the 7 June 2010.

Regional editor seeks bikinis for August edition

Caroline Harrap, editor of Surrey Life, is featuring bikinis in the August edition; specifically Caroline will need Surrey stockists and product shots on plain white backgrounds. Contact.

Weekly consumer title announces departure of editor

Abigail Blackburn has left her position as editor of NOW magazine. A replacement for Abigail will be announced in due course. Contact.

London boutique and online store appints new PR

Independent men's and womenswear boutique and online store Hub has appointed Tamara Kretzer PR to handle all its UK press and publicity with immediate effect. Contact.

Multiple client wins for PR agency

Snow PR has announced the following new clients: Adam Entwisle – avant-garde luxury womenswear; Horace – directional unisex urban clothing brand; Simon Ekrelius – conceptual womenswear; Sevda Mutlu – luxury leather handbags; Secret Sales – Exclusive Online Private Sales Club; and Ideal World – The UK’s second largest Home Shopping Channel. Contact.

PR company launches brand new wholesale fashion division

Snow PR has officially opened a wholesale division to the agency. Headed by Daniella Alves, formerly at Beatrix Ong, PO Limited and Staff International, the newly created division will enable designers to house collections throughout the year for press and buyers in the Snow Showroom as well as providing designers with an international platform to enhance sales. Daniella will be looking after the sales for PPQ, Adam Entwisle, Horace, Simon Ekrelius, Sevda Mutlu and House of Flora. Contact.

Monthly consumer title appoints executive fashion editor

Tanya Semikoz has joined Marie Claire as executive fashion editor. Tanya replaces Kath Brown who has joined Hachette Filipacchi’s digital team, with more details to be announced in due course. Contact.

New fashion writer at Stylist

Sarah Angus has joined Stylist magazine as fashion writer. Sarah was previously at Net-a-porter.com as product writer and Elle as features assistant. Contact.

New PR for MFP

Fashion jewellery/ womenswear designer, MariaFrancescaPepe has appointed Trace Publicity to handle her label's PR and marketing, working across all initiatives, special projects and events. Contact.


Make-up brand Illamasqua is looking for creative people and their alter egos to star in the Autumn/Winter 2010 campaign and be the face of the new collection. All entries must be submitted by 9am on Monday 7 June. To apply, visit www.illamasqua.com. Contact.

03 June 2010


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • The Garden of Eager at The Brickhouse - Cocktail Bar & Supper Club launch
  • CEW(UK) Mentoring Programme - Aude Appolinaire, Regional Marketing Director - Chanel
  • CEW(UK) Mentoring Programme - Jackie Newcombe, Managing Director, IPC Southbank
  • ALLUMER at Wolf & Badger event for London Jewellery Week
  • Toni & Guy 2010 Electricals Launch
  • 'TREASURE' at London Jewellery Week
  • Redken Press Event
See DIARYdates.

New womens footwear label appoints PR

Cocktail PR has been appointed to handle the PR for new women’s footwear brand SEPATU London. The brand offers styles priced between £20.00 and £40.00 and the entire collection can be viewed at www.sepatu.co.uk. Contact.

New PR for Laura Lee Jewellery

Rose Tinted PR is now representing Laura Lee Jewellery. Contact.

Pretaportobello.com appoints PR agency

Pretaportobello.com has appointed Bright Light PR to generate press coverage through a programme of initiatives to promote the online fashion market, the three sisters who founded it, and product placement for the site's labels. Contact.

New commissioning editor at leading men's monthly

GQ has a new commissioning editor in Stuart McGurk. Contact.


Sweet Notions (www.sweetnotions.org), a website dedicated to recycling fashion in the name of charity, is launching in the UK in September. Last year, discarded fashion created 7.5 billion tons of toxic landfill waste and that’s just in the UK. The site is currently seeking donations from fashion and design houses for the cause; over-stock, damaged, seconds, forgotten items can all be donated to help create new items, which in turn will raise money in order to empower women rescued from trafficking, addiction or homelessness. Contact.

New name for fashion forecasting service

Stylesignal has been renamed at EDITD. Geoff Watts, MD of EDITD says "Stylesignal began by revolutionising forecasting, introducing facts and real-time information. Now we're a premier fashion forecasting agency that innovates every day. We had outgrown our old brand, and the team and I are thrilled with the possibilities for EDITD." As a result of the name change there is a new web address and emails. Contact.

New editor at Marketing

Marketing has appointed Gareth Jones as editor, replacing Lucy Barrett, who left the magazine earlier this year. Contact.

New fashion writer for leading weekly

Sarah Angus has started at Stylist magazine as fashion writer for three months. Sarah joined from Net-A-Porter.com, where she was product writer. Contact.

02 June 2010


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Heal's Autumn/Winter 2010, Heal's reDiscovers 3 and Christmas Press Show
  • Thomas Sabo Launch Party - Sterling Silver Collection
  • Mens Luxury fragrance launch
  • Nox Twilight Launch Party
  • Elizabeth Arden Centenary Celebration Party
  • Mint Velvet Autumn/Winter 2010 Press Preview
  • Alfies Nostalgia Saturdays 1960s-70s
  • Fragrance Launch
  • Jenny Packham Sample Sale
  • Babulaque Showroom Sale
  • Vera Wang Bridal Sample Sale
  • VIP ‘MINI Countryman Open Air’ event featuring a performance by Timbaland
  • Claire Stratton Jewellery Summer Sale 2010
  • Launch of MED Studio's new Lighting Collection - Press Breakfast
See DIARYdates.

Perfume distributor has new contact details

United Perfumes' PR Director has a new direct contact details. Contact.

Monthly consumer title appoints fashion assistant

Alex Lunt has been appointed fashion assistant at Glamour.

Weekly consumer title appoints editorial assistant

Giselle Wainwright has been appointed editorial assistant at Heat magazine.

New contact at BrandAlley.co.uk

Cassandra Robinson-Brown has joined BrandAlley.co.uk as Interim PR & Communications Manager. BrandAlley is a members-only online designer sales site specialising in flash sales that offer up to 70% off RRP. Previously PR Manager of The Austin Reed Group, Cassandra will be supported in her role by Kristina Laslett, PR Executive and will report into Melissa Littler, Marketing Director. Contact

Fashion and homes store appoints senior press officer

Vicky Sims, previously at Fearnhurst PR, has joined the Next press office as Senior Press Officer.

Stylist and costume designer appoints new representation

Mandy Coakley Represents has been appointed to represent stylist and costume designer, Miss Molly. Her clients include Alesha Dixon, David Schwimmer, Adele, Rhys Ifans, Mr Hudson, ES Magazine and Rankin. Contact.

New PR Manager appointed at luxury brand

At Cartier, Sima Bibi is now PR Manager. Sima was previously at Hermés. Contact.

Beauty brand appoints new press representation

Kilpatrick PR has been appointed to handle press for VIE at home. Contact.

New in-house PR Manager at Illamasqua

Rosa Sibaja, previously at William & Son, is now in-house PR and Press Manager at Illamasqua, overseeing all international press relations. Please note that Purple PR will continue to handle day-to-day press enquiries. Contact.

New staff member at Laurus PR

Laurus PR has appointed Senior Account Executive Alexis Harvey into its Health & Beauty division. Contact.

FT Weekend contributor looking for cosmetics

Dimi Gaidatzi is writing a piece for the Financial Times and is looking for cosmetics with volcanic ash. Contact.

Top hair colourist appoints new representation

Babel Fish PR has been appointed to handle all trade and consumer PR communications for top hair colourist and resident TV hair expert on 10 Years younger, Lisa Shepherd and her four salon group including the recently opened London Salon. Contact.

01 June 2010

New communications agency for haircare brand

Communications for haircare brand Ojon Hair are now managed by the Origins press office. Alice Raymond previously PR Assistant at Estee Lauder, joins Origins and Ojon as of immediate effect as communications co-ordinator. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Charles Tyrwhitt new store opening at Bluewater
  • Quintessentially Awards - Celebrating luxury brands across travel, fashion, fine dining, nightlife and art
  • Clemency London Autumn/Winter 2010 press day
  • Glossy Magazine - Issue 6 Launch Party & Exhibition
  • Mark Powell launches 'A Celebration of Style: Cool London Through the Photographers Lens'
  • Revlon Press Launch
  • First Women Awards

Weekly consumer title appoints editorial assistant

Maggie Hitchins has been appointed editorial assistant at Closer magazine.

New PR for dedicated haircare brand

Cocktail PR has been appointed to handle the PR for Curl Harmony, a range of natural hair care products for curly hair. Contact.

Womenswear label appoints new PR and press representation

Fuschia PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for clothing label Sugarhill Boutique. Contact.

Assistant editor appointed on monthly consumer title

Siân Merrylees has been appointed assistant editor (features) of Woman & Home magazine while Victoria Young is on maternity leave. Siân was previously freelance and part-time features editor at Weight Watchers magazine.

New contributing style editor for StyleList UK

Libby Banks has started today as contributing style editor at AOL's StyleList UK and as a result has new contact details. Libby will be writing and commissioning high Summer and Autumn/Winter fashion features and is looking for information on new launches, projects and press days etc. She will continue to take on other freelance writing projects as well as doing trends consultancy for WGSN. Contact.

Kathryn Dighton PR seeking new opportunities

Kathryn Dighton, who has managed press & promotions for Muji since they launched in the UK, is now looking for new opportunities and new brands to champion. If you have - or hear of - an interesting project that could benefit from some experienced PR support, please contact Kathryn. Contact.

Addition to the Elemis press office

Julia Watson has joined the Elemis' press office team as Junior PR Executive following a successful internship. Julia will focus on boosting regional PR support as well as providing day-to-day assistance. Contact.

Last month Elemis were voted best British brand at the CEW awards.