31 August 2010

British manufactured contemporary furniture brand appoints PR

Portrait Communications has been appointed by furniture brand Content by Conran. The contemporary furniture brand is designed by Terence Conran and his team. The collection also includes collaborations with award-winning designer Russell Pinch. Contact.

Gym essentials and an intorduction to snow wear

Clare Taylor is working on a couple of pieces for the December issue of Zest magazine:
  • 'Gym chic on the cheap' - essentials such as clothing, trainers, towel, accessories and gadgets under £30.
  • Snow wear (not equipment or fashion items). Clare is looking to run a 'Top Ten' of items that anyone starting skiing/snowboarding should have.


You can provide hi-res images and information to Clare via MediaBox here.

Leading beauty label appoints first freelance make-up rep

Parfums Christian Dior has signed independent session make-up artist Andrew Gallimore of CLM as its first freelance UK make-up representative, partnering with him on fashion and beauty editorial shoots and beauty quotes in the UK media. Andrew currently works with Rankin, Lee Broomfield, Jan Welters and Enrique Badulescu for titles including Elle, Sunday Times Style and Wonderland. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Izmaylova showroom appointments
  • Lara Bohinc Spring/Summer 2010 Collection Press Presentation
  • Bare Escentuals 1st Birthday Party
  • Louis Vuitton @ Vogue Fashion's Night Out
  • Beauty Assistants Masterclass (updated)
  • French Sole Warehouse Sale
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Cookery editor appointed on weekly consumer title

Sue McMahon, cookery editor at Woman's Weekly, is now on maternity leave until 2011. In her absence Kate Moseley has been appointed acting cookery editor. Contact.

New magazine launch

X Magazine, the new weekly magazine from the makers of The X Factor, will launch in September 2010. The magazine will include music, stars and style and is published by Haymarket Network. Contact.

Beauty intern starts today on consumer title

Angelica Hermon has joined the beauty team at Grazia as beauty intern. Contact.

New British cashmere brand appoints PR agency

Grapevine has announced its appointment to handle PR for new British cashmere brand Cocoa Cashmere. Launching with its Autumn/Winter 2010 collection, the brand will be available to buy online from September at www.cocoacashmere.com. Contact.

Trio of fashion wins for London lifestyle agency

Neville McCarthy Associates has announced a trio of new client wins:

Gwendolyn Carrié, conducting a comprehensive PR campaign across traditional and online media for the brand. Luxury shoe and leather good designer Gwendolyn designs limited edition, handmade shoes with an emphasis on meticulous construction.

DESA, the premium womenswear brand. Neville McCarthy will launch its flagship St Martin’s Court store and oversee a comprehensive PR campaign. From their beginnings in 1972 as leather good specialists, DESA has evolved into an extensive line of ready-to wear, handbags, small leather goods and shoes for women and now have over 70 outlets outside of the UK.

British institution Huntsman of Savile Row. Handling comprehensive media relations, a series of exclusive store events and strategic brand partnerships. Contact.

27 August 2010

New jobs on www.diarydirectory.com

  • Soap & Glory - Senior Press Officer (9 month maternity cover)
View DIARY Job Lots here.

New deputy editor appointed on consumer title

Gershon Portnoi has joined ShortList as deputy editor. Contact.

Change in telephone number for beauty brand and spa

URPR and Urban Retreat has a new contact number. Contact.

26 August 2010

PR company on the move

Liz Parry PR now has a new contact address (as of 24 August 2010). Contact.

Contemporary cook book appoints PR

Store PR has been appointed to do the PR for contemporary cook book “How To Feed A Man”, written by Stasha Butterfly, daughter and step-daughter of Tina and Phillip Green respectively. How To Feed A Man will be available from October 2010. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Launch Party of 'Cocktail Lounge' emporium
  • Bamford body launch
  • Grand Designs Live Birmingham
  • Britain’s Next Top Model Live
  • BrandAlley Bespoke presents '10 Little Black Numbers' from up-and coming designers - The event will showcase the 10 winning designs from the 'Little Black Dress' design competition launch earlier this month in collaboration with Fashion Enter, which saw up-and coming designers present their modern interpretations of the iconic LBD.
  • Estethica at London Fashion Week
  • Dr. Martens Summer warehouse sale
  • CEW (UK) Breakfast Event - 'Your Hair Speaks Volumes'
  • Silvia Nayla - Launch of a collection of 1950's and 1960's vintage pieces
  • Moniker International Art Fair
  • P&G Prestige Fragrances christmas event
  • Maria Lau Autumn/Winter 2010 fashion jewellery collection press launch
  • Fearne Cotton previews her Spring/Summer 2011 collection for Very.co.uk
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Acting celebrity editor appoined on consumer title

Becky Howard, celebrity editor at Good Housekeeping, is now on maternity leave until 2011. In her absence Jo Dunbar, currently senior celebrity writer at Bella, will be joining Good Housekeeping as acting celebrity editor from 14 September. Contact.

Acting executive fashion director appointed on consumer title

Gaia Geddes, executive fashion director at Harper’s Bazaar, is now on maternity leave. In her absence Gabriele Hackworthy has been appointed acting executive fashion director from 31 August. Contact.

Fashion influenced sports brand appoints PR

Talk PR has been appointed by adidas to handle their UK PR for adidas by Stella McCartney and adidas Team GB. The brief includes full media management of both the adidas by Stella McCartney show and Team GB launch during London Fashion Week 2010. The adidas Team GB kit is the first Olympic competition wear to be created with direction from a leading fashion designer. Contact.

25 August 2010

Consumer magazine features editor appointed

Afua Adom, previously editor at Blackhair magazine, will be taking up the features editor position at Pride magazine as of Friday. Afua will also be freelancing as fashion & beauty editor for New African Woman magazine. Contact.

New PR for bathe and body products specialist

Meena Khera PR is now working with Bamford Bath & Body. Bamford Body is a modern, aromatherapy-based collection of bath and body products. Contact.

Skincare brand appoints PR agency

Boudoir PR has been appointed to handle PR for Erno Laszlo Skincare and the Erno Laszlo European Skin Institute.
Lilian Gusto will remain the in-house contact for the brand. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Sugababes fragrance launch (rescheduled)
  • Notting Hill press day
  • Learn the power of make-up with Trish McEvoy and her premiere make-up artistry team
  • Robinson Pfeffer Autumn/Winter 2010 BBQ extravaganza
  • Vivienne Westwood Shoes An Exhibition 1973 – 2010 Supported by Melissa
  • Cosmopolitan Blog Awards - Winners event
  • Estethica at London Fashion Week
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Accessories editor appointed at trend information site

Claire Foster, previously covering contents & trends at WGSN, has now been appointed as accessories editor at Stylesight, handling all accessories-related features, news and events internationally for the site. >Contact.

Goodley PR represents On|Off show

Goodley PR has announced it is now handling PR for the Falguni & Shane Peacock event taking place as part of On|Off during London Fashion Week. The agency will handle the publicity, show management, and all ticket requests. Contact.

Website seeks contributors

VisualBites is seeking contributors. Artists are welcome to submit images of their work, writers are welcome to submit exhibition reviews, feature articles or informal columns on fine art, film, music and culture. Interested contributors should contact Stephanie. Contact.

New agency launches

Don-Alvin Adegeest announces the launch of TwentyTen, a new agency fusing fashion sales and public relations services in-house. TwentyTen will operate from London, Milan and Los Angeles - introducing new talent and emerging designers from the USA into European markets, and vice versa.

Don-Alvin has terminated his directorship at Pressroom Communications in order to focus on TwentyTen and its client, U - a new luxury sportswear collection designed by Rafal Antos that recently launched at Matches.

New brands, operational offices and company news will be announced in the coming weeks. Contact.

New PR agency for emerging fashion label

Felicities PR now represents emerging fashion label Bunmi Koko. Contact.

Editorial changes on consumer title

There have been a number of changes to the editorial team at FRONT:
Mike Rampton, previously news editor, is now the associate editor.
Simon Cunningham has been appointed entertainment editor.
Chris Sayer has joined the team as editorial assistant / junior writer.
Lexi Rose has also joined the team as office manager. All general enquiries can be directed to Lexi. Contact.

New lifestyle magazine to launch

Crestview Publishing is launching a new monthly client magazine for 888Poker called The Insider. The magazine will have a circulation of 100,000, targeting the 18-35 age group, both male and female and will cover poker, film, TV and DVD/ blu-ray reviews, music news and reviews, sport, cars, video games, technology, gadgets, fashion, comedy, sport, travel and culture. For all editorial enquiries, contact editor Krystal Sim. Contact.

PR agency appointed on celebrity fragrance

This September sees the launch of Project D by Dannii and Tabitha, the fragrance. The new scent will be available exclusively at Harvey Nichols from 25 September and Halpern has been appointed to launch the fragrance. Contact.

Australian womenswear brand appoints PR

From 1 September Goodley PR will be handling the PR for luxury Australian womenswear brand Camilla. Since launching eight years ago, the label has already gained an elite celebrity following including Kim Catrall, Elle MacPherson, Beyonce and Nicole Kidman. Contact.

Account Manager name change

Sarah Hendrey, Account Manager at Goodley PR has just got married and her new name is Sarah Croll. Contact.

24 August 2010

New brand in online fashion retailing appoints PR

Cherry PR has been appointed to oversee the PR and marketing for Prodigy RED. Prodigy RED is a new brand in online fashion retailing bringing its customers fast fashion and high street looks at value-for-money prices by sourcing directly from manufacturers both in the UK and overseas. Contact.

New Pilates studio appoints PR

Kilpatrick PR has been appointed to handle the UK PR for new Pilates studio, Pilates HQ. The studio, located in the heart of Angel, is set to open its doors at the beginning of September. Founded by former city lawyer and Pilates enthusiast, Tasnim Bokhary, the studio will be the first of its kind in the area and will offer classes for all levels including the surrounding city workers with early morning sessions. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • NuBo beauty press preakfast
  • Molteni & C Dada - Sequence Night & Day. A catalogue turned installation. The poetry of the work of Patricia Urquiola seen through fragments of thoughts.
  • TOTO presents ‘Adaptable Structures: the work of Toh Shimazaki Architecture in association with Blueprint Magazine’.
  • Ørgreen Otics presents Skyline Edition. World-renowned eyewear design firm Ørgreen has joined forces with exclusive furniture brand Republic of Fritz Hansen™ to produce a series of Arne Jacobsen Swan™ chairs that feature the same Copenhagen skyline design as a special edition collection of eyewear by Ørgreen.
  • Fly London store launch - DJ, food, drinks and Press Discount
  • Accesssorize beauty launch
  • Ingredient masterclass
  • Fashion For The Brave - Top names from the British fashion industry will support the British Forces at war with a black tie fundraising dinner, auction and star studded fashion show
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Haircare brand appoints PR

The Communications Store has been appointed to look after the press for TRESemmé Electricals. Contact.

New roles at Beauty specialist PR

Caroline Pugh is now set up in her role as PR & Communications Manager at Space.NK. Fara Mahmood has now been appointed PR & Communications Co-ordinator who will work alongside Caroline. Contact.

British fashion designer appoints PR for LFW

Forward PR will be representing British fashion designer, Elizabeth Emanuel for her re-launch during London Fashion Week. Contact.

New PR Executive joins PR agency

Samantha Norman, previously PR Executive at Aqua PR, has now joined Kilpatrick PR as Account Executive. Samantha will be working on the following accounts, Caudalie, Institut Esthederm, Lierac, Paris Presents and Rapid Lash. Contact.

Freelance details for previous beauty director on consumer title

Annabel Jones, previously beauty director at Grazia, has now gone freelance. Annabel will continue to blog on the Grazia Daily website. Contact.

Changes within beauty team on weekly consumer title

There have been a number of changes to the beauty team at Grazia:
Annabel Jones has now left her position as beauty director to go freelance. Liz Hambleton has been appointed beauty director, replacing Annabel. Liz will continue to work with the existing beauty team which includes, associate beauty editor Lauren Murdoch-Smith and beauty assistant Rose Beer. In addition beauty intern Angelica Hermon will join the team on 31 August, details will be published in due course. Contact.

23 August 2010

Press officer appointed at highstreet fashion brand

Emmanuel Ezugwu has been appointed as Press Officer at River Island. Contact.

Nicole Farhi press office appointment

Emmeline White, previously at the L.K. Bennett press office, is now Press Manager at Nicole Farhi, working alongside Maddy Platt. Contact.

Womenswear designer account win

Womenswear designer, Peter Twiss is now represented by Felicities, and his Spring/Summer 2011 collection is available to view in the Felicities Designer Showroom. Contact.

Acting beauty editor appointed on consumer title

Justine Knight, previously beauty editor at Psychologies, has started today as acting beauty editor at Boots Health & Beauty. Contact.

Eco-aware, luxury womenswear label appoints PR

Forward PR has been appointed to represent British eco-aware, luxury womenswear label, Beautiful Soul. Contact.

Fashion label appoints PR

Tata Naka celebrates its 10th Anniversary at London Fashion Week and appoints Finch & Partners to handle PR. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Cake Britain sponsored by Tate & Lyle - Cake Britain, the World’s first entirely edible art exhibition
  • Fundraising Initiative for Norte Lands Creative Glass
  • MACHINE-A presents ‘Vaniloquence' - MACHINE-A will be launching the arrival of the new Autumn/Winter 2010 collection by Fanny and Jessy. “Vaniloquence” is the second film that Danny Sangra has directed for design-duo Fanny and Jessy
  • E One Six London Pop-Up Sale - E One Six London collaborate with denisonboston to present their new collections of luxury men's shirts and distinctive accessories for the modern man in a special sale event.
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New client for Travel R

Travel PR has announced it is now representing PAN Parks, the European wilderness protection organisation, founded in 1999 by WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and Dutch tour operator, Molecaten. Contact.

New clients and website for London-based PR company

Bloody Gray PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for womenswear label TOSHA and accessories brand La Cav Du Bon. The company has also announced the launch of its new website: www.bloodygray.com. Contact.

Designers appoint PR for LFW

Menswear designers Carolyn Massey and Matthew Miller will be represented by Liz Bolton - in her role as Fashion Consultant to ICECREAM PR - at Men's Day at London Fashion Week on 22 September. Carolyn will be holding a 'Salon Show' in the Portico room while Matthew will have an installation. Those interested in an association with either of these labels during LFW should contact Liz or Alison. Contact.

Executive appointed at PR agency

Following numerous internships at magazines and fashion PR agencies, Fashion Retail Academy graduate Alison Stanley has joined Red Hot PR in an Executive position. Contact.

20 August 2010

Shoe designer appoints PR agency

Shoe designer Sophie Gittins has signed with H PR London with immediate effect. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Donna Ida Denim Drive - Please bring in your unwanted denim to help charity jeans for genes and receive a £20 voucher for your next pair. Your jeans will then be resold at Lily Allen's new store Lucy in Disguise with proceeds going to Jeans for Genes
  • Caudalie online event
  • Alfred Dunhill Links Championship - This unique golf tournament features celebrities paired with top golfing professionals for 4 days playing over 3 famous links golf courses at the home of golf - St Andrews, Scotland
  • The Dolls House charity event in aid of Limbcare
  • Fornasetti Profumi per la Casa press launch - Hosted by Barnaba Fornasetti and Olivier Polge
  • Maison Francis Kurkdjian Absolute press breakfast
  • Fornasetti, The Wonder Room Party - Hosted by Barnaba Fornasetti
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New e-zine launches

The Vintage Guide to London has launched. The website will cover the London vintage scene from shops to events, bars and restaurants. The What’s On section will give readers information on things to see and do in London. The founder & editor in chief is Lena Weber. Contact.

New PR Manager at high street fashion retailer

Georgia Farey has been appointed PR Manager at Joy. Georgia joins PR Executive Eleni Christophis and Marketing Manager Charlotte Lane. Contact.

Editorial changes on fashion & beauty title

There have been a number of changes within the editorial team at Toni & Guy. Eminé Ali Rushton, beauty editor, is currently on maternity leave. In her absence Alexandra Friend, has been appointed acting hair & beauty editor. In addition Jeii Hong has joined the team as fashion production editor. Contact.

Online make-up magazine seeking colourful products for upcoming reviews

Sam Donald is seeking nail products in bright primary rainbow colours for an upcoming article in online make-up magazine www.MakeupAdviceForum.com. The article will feature a range of products, and will be focussing on the visual impact of the colours on the page, with brief descriptions of textures, wearability etc, of each individual polish.

Sam is also looking for red coloured products, from nails to eyes, cheeks to lips, and also for products in red coloured packaging – skincare, bodycare, brushes etc. This article is the first in a line of ‘colour themed’ articles to run on www.MakeupAdviceForum.com over the next few months.

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Beauty editor leaves consumer monthly to go freelance

Justine Knight, beauty editor at Psychologies, has left the magazine to go freelance. Her first post is at Boots Health and Beauty, where she is covering the rest of Tamara Corin’s maternity leave. Contact.

19 August 2010


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • British Fashion Awards
  • Daydreaming with... James Lavelle
  • UNKLE On Screen
  • Beauty Christmas event
  • DUO Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 bloggers event
  • Institut Esthederm desk side visits
  • Nolcha Fashion Lounge
  • The Hat Collective - Pop-Up Hat Shop
  • Sweet Notions - website dedicated to recycling fashion for charity - launches
  • The Angel's Share and Dead Young Records Present Boho Bar
Click here to see DIARYdates

New PR agency for retail and lifestyle store

Gabrielle Shaw Communications (GSC) has been appointed to represent Notting Hill-based retail and lifestyle store, Wolf & Badger. Contact.

Agency appoints Head of Fashion

Kimberley Witcomb, previously Head of Marketing at TopShop, has joined Talk PR to head up its growing fashion department. With over 12 years PR and marketing experience across in-house and consultancy agencies, Kimberley has managed leading women's, men's and childrenswear fashion brands in the UK and internationally. At Talk PR, Kimberley will oversee existing fashion clients including the newly formed Talk Future foundation for nurturing new talent. Contact.

Editorial assistant appointed on weekly consumer title

Karmel Doughty, previously editorial assistant at New!, has been promoted to writer. In addition, Lisa Blake has been appointed as editorial assistant. Contact.

18 August 2010

PR company re-brands

PR company Catwalk Creations is in the final stages of its re-brand to Propose PR and will be live from 1 September 2010. The re-brand celebrates the position of Catwalk Creations being the UK's first and only PR Agency dedicated solely for the wedding industry, and thus requiring a new name and corporate identity. Contact.

Online make-up magazine looking for products supporting Breast Cancer Care

Sam Donald is currently seeking images and information of products that are supporting Breast Cancer Care for online makeup magazine, www.MakeupAdviceForum.com. Contact.

London-based skin guru and facialist appoints PR for skincare line and treatments

Natural organic beauty specialist Vert PR has been appointed by top London-based skin guru and facialist Antonia Burrell to handle press and PR for her self-titled skincare line and treatments. The ethical and sustainably-sourced collection of cleansing oil, two serums, toner and moisturiser is formulated to address troublesome skin conditions such as adult acne, pigmentation and imperfections to soothe, smooth and improve problem skin. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Young Artist of the Year award 2010
  • Young Hairdresser of the Year awards 2010
  • Young Designer of the Year awards 2010
  • Young Fashion Photographer of the Year awards 2010
  • Knitwear Designer of the Year awards 2010
  • Young Blogger of the Year awards 2010
  • Young Embroiderer of the Year awards 2010
  • Young Handbag Designer of the Year awards 2010
  • Young Journalist of the Year awards 2010
  • Young Knitter of the Year awards 2010
  • Company Fashion Awards
  • Boutique Sale
  • The Angel's Share and Dead Young Records Present Boho Bar
See DIARYdates

New emerging London based leather designer appoints PR

Lucy Dartford PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for new emerging London based leather designer label Natthakur. Contact.

17 August 2010

PR Manager appointed

Amy Davies, previously PR Manager at ASOS, will be starting as PR Manager at Ted Baker on Thursday 19 August. In addition, Hannah Keysell will be joining as Press Officer from 6 September. Contact.

PR & Marketing executive appointed at shoe group

Joanna Marsden, previously press officer at Monsoon, has today joined The Dune Group press office, where she is PR & Marketing Executive for Bertie and Pied à Terre. Contact.

Acting editor appointed on in-flight magazine

Robina Dam, editor of bmi Voyager, has now gone on maternity leave. In her absence, Britt Collins has been appointed acting editor. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • The Official Jewellery Collection of London 2012
  • LIGNE ROSET WESTEND SHOWROOM - Let’s Talk About Colour
  • Links of London Autumn/Winter 2010 launch party hosted by Cat Deeley
  • Neville McCarthy Associates beauty press event (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester)
  • The Dance Show - Taking place alongside Clothes Show Live in Birmingham
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Patsy Kensit guest-edits monthly women’s glossy

SHE magazine, published by the National Magazine Company, is this month guest-edited by actress Patsy Kensit. In a first for the magazine, Patsy became part of the SHE team, working closely with regular editor Claire Irvin, who has been at the title since December, having previously spent 18 months as editor-at-large on Grazia. Alongside Patsy's exclusive photoshoot at her London home in which she showcases her clothes collection, she also talks candidly – and exclusively - to SHE about the breakdown of her fourth marriage to DJ Jeremy Healy. Contact.

PR company adds to its Fashion Division

Portia Shaw has joined Essence Communications to develop its Fashion Division and focus on cross brand opportunities. Portia previously worked at Blow for over three years. Contact.

New Press Co-ordinator for fashion label

Alix Nicoli has been recently been appointed as the new Press Co-ordinator at Lara Bohinc. Contact.

16 August 2010

New Junior Press Officer at leading fashion label

Teresa Koenig has been appointed as Junior Press Officer at Chanel. Teresa, previously at Yves Saint Laurent, will start on 6 September. Contact.


Jo Oliver, editorial assistant at Grazia, is requesting luxury beauty products or fashion accessories for the Goodie Bag or Grazia Letters page. Contact.

Name change

Charlotte Jacobs, Account Manager at Flipside PR, has married and her name is now Charlotte Marrable. e-mail address and contact details remain the same. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Debenhams menswear line FFP launch party
  • Larry Leight, Oliver Peoples lunch
  • Free Vegan Food Fair
  • East London Design Show
  • Beauty Assistants Day
  • Ministry of Waxing press appointments with founder
  • Matthew Williamson book launch party
  • Artist Talk by Helen Slater
  • Jermyn Street Presents The Art of Being British
  • Gareth Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium
  • The Mandeville Hotel's deVigne Bar hosts Designer Shoe & Celebrity Art Showcase - Creations by exclusive shoe designer Aruna Seth and limited edition photography by Terry O'Neill, Danny Clifford and Douglas Kirkland. Sponsored by Pommer
  • Wolf & Badger Summer residency at the Selfridges Wonder Room
  • Anthony for Men 10th year anniversary lunch and new product launch
  • Yves Saint Laurent press event
  • Giorgio Armani cosmetics press event
  • Dove hair launch event
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Trend and research service for design industries launching in September

Stylus is set to launch on September 1. Stylus is a leading source of information and inspiration for the consumer-facing industries. Founded and led by Marc Worth, founder of WGSN, Stylus provides a fresh approach to product design and development, filtering high-level macrotrends and cultural coverage into concrete, commercial analysis. Headquartered in London, with presences in New York, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo and Sydney, Stylus will be rolled out in the UK, US, Europe, Latin America and Asia this Autumn. www.stylus.com. Contact.

Acting features editor appointed on weekly consumer title

Helen Morgan, features editor at Closer has now gone on maternity leave. Georgina Finegan, previously deputy features editor, has now taken on the role of acting features editor. Contact.

Acting editor appointed on beauty title

Michelle Tiernan, editor of Blond Hair, Hair Ideas and Your Hair has now gone on maternity leave. In her absence, Zeena Moolla has been appointed acting editor. Contact.

Associate editor commences new role on weekend supplement

Ben Spriggs, previously homes editor at Elle Decoration, has now started as associate editor of The Sunday Times’ Style magazine. Contact.

13 August 2010

New clients wins for London PR Company

Jori White PR has recently been appointed to handle the press and PR for drinks and dinner venue Altitude 360 London. Contact.

Multiple client wins for PR agency

Elizabeth Machin PR has recently been appointed to handle the press and PR for Ben Pentreath Ltd design and decoration, Stevensons of Norwich plasterwork, Healey & Lord haute couture bathrooms and Absolute Abode interior design and property search. Contact.

Hair extensions specialists appoint new PR

JWPR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for new client Racoon International, specialists in hair extensions. Contact.

New PR Director appointed at HOB Salons

Louise Constable has joined the HOB Salons Press Office as PR Director, bringing with her a wealth of industry experience having previously managed the PR for the Michael Van Clarke salon. Louise has spent the last six years in PR working across a number of sectors including travel, retail and beauty. Her most recent role was Account Director at Primal PR, working on a number of accounts including The Perfume Shop. Contact.

12 August 2010

In-house fashion Press Manager appointment

In line with the new organisational structure that will be announced at Giorgio Armani SpA Milan Headquarter in September, the PR office in London will also be reorganised to have dedicated managers for Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani respectively.

Karmen Wijnberg has now been appointed as the new Press Manager for the Emporio Armani brand in the UK. Contact.

Fashion and jewellery labels appoint PR

SPRING London has recently been appointed to handle the press and PR for Bentley & Skinner fine jewellery, who have a press event coming up in September (see DIARYdates), and fashion label Handwritten by Tanya Sarne. Contact.

Resort wear label appoints new PR

Lisa Ispani has recently been appointed to handle the press and PR for fashion label Tallulah & Hope, makers of luxury resort wear including kaftans, pareos, ponchos. Contact.

New e-mail address for experienced freelancer

Jan Collier, freelance journalist specialising in features, looks, celebrity interviews, advertising and PR assistance, has a new e-mail address. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Who's Next and Premiere Classe - Trade fashion event Pure London has joined forces with French trade show Who’s Next and Premiere Classe to host a buying event in Dubai. Pure Selection will form a special part of Middle East Fashion Days with a host of Pure London exhibitors on show. The third day will be a dedicated consumer day.
  • Ministry of Waxing salon opening party
  • Pure Spirit
  • Pure London
  • Charlie Le Mindu pop-up salon at MACHINE-A
  • Interior stylist and trend specialist, Ali Bradshaw will be giving people expert advice at the Warren Evans Drop-In Design Clinic at the new Warren Evans store in Kingston
  • occo Harrods press event
  • Philosophy Miracle Worker event
  • Bentley & Skinner event - VIP, Celebrity and Senior Press attendance. In conjunction with Lady Helen Taylor
  • E.T.A. Carnival after party
  • ONETrueSaxon's 10th Birthday
  • Launch of Otarian - the planet's first low-carbon restaurant chain
  • Miss Sixty store opening at Westfield
  • Soap & Glory breakfast scrub launch
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Beauty client wins

Boudoir PR has been appointed to represent Inika cosmetics and Scandalous hair care. Contact.

Retail Week changes

Joanna Perry's role has changed from acting features writer at Retail Week, to special projects editor for Retail Week and Drapers. Retail Week is in the process of appointing a new features writer; features editor, Charlotte Hardie will be returning form maternity leave in the autumn. Contact

11 August 2010

New fashion assistant on consumer magazine

Izzy Sayer is now fashion assistant to fashion editor, Chloe Berman at Tank magazine. Izzy takes over from Niamh Brennan. Contact.

Leading beauty brand appoints Consumer PR Manager

Cathy McKenzie, previously at Azaria and Space.NK, has joined Avon Cosmetics as Consumer PR Manager, covering Lydia Durkan's maternity leave. Contact.

Beauty contributors announced on new weekly magazine

Ruby & Millie will be contributing beauty items to The Sun’s recently announced new TV supplement launching this Autumn. Contact.

Joint Managing Director appointed at beauty PR

Michelle Boon, currently European PR Director for Revlon will be joining Jo Tutchener at Beauty Seen PR as Joint Managing Director from 1 November. Michelle has experience in media and beauty PR spanning over 14 years over both niche, prestige and mass brands working for Estée Lauder, Clarins and Revlon. Contact.

Associate Editor at consumer magazine goes freelance

Angelina Villa-Clarke will be leaving her role as associate editor at High Life on 18 August to launch a career as a freelancer. Angelina has been at High Life for 12 years and will continue to write for the publication in a freelance capacity. As well as writing for High Life Angelina will be freelancing for other publications and will be concentrating on travel, beauty and lifestyle. Contact.

Dorset-based handmade beauty band appoints PR

Jane Burton PR has been appointed to handle the PR for Enchanted Plants. Enchanted Plants produces Dorset-based handmade organic soaps and skincare products which are made with high quality organic ingredients from responsible sources. Contact.

Cult USA based haircare brand appoints PR

Cult USA based haircare brand Privè has appointed Flint to manage all press and PR enquiries for the UK launch of its herbal product range as of immediate effect. The professional products are herbal, eco-friendly and will be available in selected UK Salons and on-line from September 2010. Details regarding the UK product and website launch to be advised. Contact.

New York based fashion accessories label appoints PR

Jenny Hall Communications has been appointed to represent fashion accessories label Ascher Studio, based in New York. Historically Ascher was a textile company founded in London in 1942 working closely with Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Nina Ricci, Pierre Cardin, Mary Quant, and many other designers. Now relaunching with the first new scarf collection in 30 years, the founder's grandson, 25 year old Sam Ascher is bringing his collection to London. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Victoria Beckham Spring/Summer 2011 presentation
  • MOJO - Cocktails for all the people
  • Wrangler hijacks Mahiki - Denim brand Wrangler hosts Mahiki’s Tuesday club night, where they will be giving away product in their own ‘Wrangler gifting suite’ for invited guests and VIP’s.
  • Anthony's Restaurant Leeds launches 1st Annual Wedding Fayre
  • Felder Felder party & sneak view of Spring/Summer 2011 pre-collection
See DIARYdates

10 August 2010

New PR for French fashion label

IPR London has been appointed to handle the press and PR for French label Sandro. IPR will be launching Sandro’s fourth stand-alone store, a flagship in Westbourne Grove, London W11, in October this year. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • The Vessel by Lois - Presentation of Spring Collection 2011
  • International Jewellery London 2010 press day
  • Hair Product Launch
  • Make-Up Launch
  • The Leeds Guide Retail Therapy Awards 2010
  • John Frieda press launch
  • Legends and Celebrity Charity Football Game and Gala Dinner - In Memory of Elois Lema Dalton
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Features director appointed on monthly consumer title

Alice Wignall has recently joined ELLE as features director. Contact.

New address and contact number for London-based PR company

Scoop Publicity has a new address and new contact number. Contact.

Fashion team promotions on weekly consumer title

Hannah Hughes, previously fashion editor, has been promoted to fashion director at Look magazine. In addition Zoe Aird, previously style editor, has been promoted to style director. Contact.

Team changes at Coty

Shikira Austin, previously at Ketchum Pleon, has joined Coty as Press Officer. Reporting into Amy Betsworth, Shikira will be responsible for adidas, Miss Sporty and selected fragrance brands, as well as sharing responsibility for Rimmel. Linsey Reay, after successfully covering for Amy's maternity leave, is now at Coty on a permanent basis, heading up the PR for the European Prestige Fragrance brands in a Senior Press Officer role. Contact.

Assistant Women's editor appointed on national newspaper

Debbi Marco has been appointed assistant women’s editor at the Daily Express. Debbi will be working Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Contact.

New address and contact number for London-based PR agency

405 Communications has a new address and new contact number. Contact.

09 August 2010

PR appointed by new British designer brand

New British designer brand, Black Nouveau has appointed Tamara Kretzer PR to handle its UK press and publicity. Black Nouveau is the creation of Alexander van Baalen, former head of womenswear at Polo Ralph Lauren; all the garments in the collection will only be available in black. Contact.

Two new client wins for PR company

405 communications has been appointed to handle the press and PR for the ‘New Pub’ chain, The Meredith Group, owners of The House in Islington and The Only Running Footman in Mayfair; and also Koochu, a new brand of designer changing bags for the fashion concious parent. Contact.

New menswear label appoints PR

New fashion label, Trikki has appointed Radiator PR to handle its product, brand and store PR with immediate effect. Trikki is a menswear label created by London College of Fashion graduate, Rikki Shah. Contact.

New senior director appointment

Jenny Pitt, previously Head of Brand Communications at King of Shaves, joins Kilpatrick PR as Senior Account Director. She will be looking after Lierac, Institut Esthederm, Yes To Carrots, Headmasters and Parissa brands. Contact.

Editor appointed on food title

Lisa Harris has been appointed as editor of Blue Tomato magazine. Blue Tomato is a London-centred, freely distributed magazine aimed at professionals, tourists and local people looking to taste the city's range of food and drink. Editorials and features include Celebrity Chef Specials, Food for Love, Globetrotter’s Travel Section, Recipes, The Red, White & Blue Wine Page, High Spirits Cocktail Page, Celebrity Interviews, Competitions and a voucher-led, geographically split Restaurant Directory and Bar, Pub & Club Listing. Contact.

New fashion assistant appointed on e-zine

Alice Watt has been appointed fashion assistant at elleuk.com.Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • CEW (UK) Breakfast Event - 'Techno Beauty'
  • Smashbox Collection Launch
  • Sample Sale
  • Ultimate Women of the Year Awards
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Deputy editor appointed on lifestyle e-zine

Malaika Byng has joined Wallpaper.com as deputy editor.

New PR representation for eyewear label

Charmant UK has appointed fashion and lifestyle agency Tea & Cake PR to handle the PR for Trussardi Eyewear. Tea & Cake PR will be managing the collection launch for both trade and consumer media. Contact.

Contact details for for new online editor

Carla Bevan has left marieclaire.co.uk and will commence her new role as editor-in-chief at AOL.com on 23 August. In the interim Carla can be contacted on carlabevan@hotmail.com Contact.

New PR promotions on fashion website

my-wardrobe.com has announced the promotion of Womenswear Press Assistant Harriet Clothier to Junior Womenswear Press Officer, replacing Emily Giffard-Taylor. Emma Lavery has also been appointed as Womenswear Press Assistant, working alongside Lauren Stevenson as PR Director. Contact.

06 August 2010

PR company names multiple client wins

Material PR has been appointed to represent the following new clients: jewellery label Dotty K; menswear designer William Richard Green; and Park Village, a private studio for hire on the edge of Regent's Park which houses the largest natural light studio space in central london, a private screening room and in-house production company. Contact.

Beauty editor leaving consumer monthly to go freelance

Justine Knight, beauty editor at Psychologies, is leaving the magazine to go freelance. Her first post will be at Boots Health and Beauty, where she will be covering the rest of Tamara Corin’s maternity leave. Justine’s last day at Psychologies will be Friday 20 August, and her replacement and new contact details will be announced in due course. Contact.

PR agency names two new fashion clients

Eskimo PR has recently been appointed to handle the PR for fashion website Superlooks and designer Gail Berry. Contact.

New photojournalist and brand developer at consumer magazine

Scott McPherson has joined Beige magazine as photojournalist and brand developer. Scott, who was previously at Attitude magazine, also freelances for Attitude, QX Magazine, Boyz Magazine, Time Out, Reallondon.com, RealPride.com, Passport Magazine (USA) Washington Blade (USA), Tetu (France), Out & About (Denmark). Contact.

Editorial changes on consumer title

Lloyd-Scott Tyler has joined Disorder magazine as fashion & lifestyle managing editor. In addition Mary Cormack has also joined Disorder as street style editor. Contact.

Account Director appointment

Robyn Seymour, previously Account Director at Kilpatrick PR, joins Beauty Seen PR as Account Director with immediate effect. Robyn will be managing the team representing brands including Cowshed, Jergens Naturals, Bioré and Steamcream. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Dove blogger event
  • Britney Spears fragrance launch
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New press office contact at high street retailer

Jessica Harris, PR Manager (Womenswear & Lingerie) at Marks & Spencer, is now on maternity leave until May 2011. Nicola Griffin, previously at Store PR, is covering Jessica's maternity leave. Contact.

05 August 2010

New clients for London-based PR agency

ELR Media is now handling the press and PR for Quintana couture and bridalwear and also Cathy O’Neill (business mentor/lifestyle coach/hypnotherapist). Contact.

PR agency names two new clients

Fuel PR has been appointed to handle the PR for two new clients: la-tweez professional illuminated tweezers and FLO Atomiser, a patented fragrance atomiser. Contact.

Body-shaping jeans range appoints PR

Lainey fashion sales and PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for Bodymetrics and its new bodyshaping Bodymetric Serfontaine jeans range. Contact.

Editorial assistant appointed on consumer magazine

Alice Walker has joined Conde Nast Traveller as editorial assistant/pa to the editor. Contact.

Celebrity editor appointed on weekend supplement

Beth Neil has now joined Fabulous as celebrity editor. Contact.

Contributing fashion editor appointed on e-zine

Natasha Wray, previously fashion assistant at ELLE, has joined Milk as contributing fashion editor. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • British Leisure Show
  • Onitsuka Tiger store launch
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Editorial changes on e-zine

There have been a number of changes within the Coco Eco Magazine team. Nicole Landers, previously senior features contributor, has been promoted to features editor. Nora Johnson has been appointed as assistant features editor whilst Jolene Hart, previously assistant beauty editor has been promoted to beauty editor. Coco Eco Magazine is a digital lifestyle brand celebrating sustainable fashion, beauty, celebrity and culture. Contact.

Online fashion retailer appoints PR

PHA Media today announced it will handle all PR representation for online fashion retailer Goddiva. The Fashion and Lifestyle team at PHA Media will be providing Goddiva with an integrated PR campaign incorporating product placement, celebrity endorsement, business features as well as raising the profile of Goddiva’s co-founder Mina Melikova. Contact. Red Hot PR is continuing to handle Goddiva on a project basis. Contact.

04 August 2010

Boutique label, launching in the UK soon, appoints new PR

Stephanie Churchill PR has been appointed to handle the press and publicity for the LA based knitwear brand, 360 Sweater. This new boutique label is set to launch in the UK for Autumn 2010. The collection will be available to buy in the UK from early August and key stockists include boutiques nationwide such as Mimi, Donna Ida, Anna and Questionair. The Holiday collection will be available from early January. Contact.

New PR Manager appointed at childrenswear label - Maternity label closes

Fiona McGregor has started as PR Manager with Marie-Chantal. Fiona was previously at maternity brand Blooming Marvellous, which has recently been acquired by Mothercare. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • WGSN Global Fashion Awards launch party
  • Launch of House of Fraser Apothecary
  • All Present & Correct - Spring into Summer 2011
  • CEW(UK) Mentoring Programme - Jackie Newcombe, Managing Director, IPC Southbank (date change)
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Acting beauty director appointed on consumer title

Tomorrow is Emma Smith’s last day as beauty director at Stylist. Emma will join Elle on 9 August as beauty director. Until a permanent replacement for Emma has been found, Annabel Meggeson will join Stylist as acting beauty director. Annabel will commence her new role on the 18 August. For any queries, beauty assistant Samantha Freedman can be contacted. Contact.

Model and designer announced as new contributing editor of ELLE

ELLE magazine has announced model and designer Ben Grimes as contributing editor, reporting from events and new launches across the globe across areas: Fashion, Music and Culture. Contact.

Consumer parenting magazine looking for competition prizes

You Me Baby Magazine is looking for competition prizes for the next issue. Prize Value from £500.00 to £3000.00. This can range from gifts for babies, to a family getaway. Please get in contact with Sean Kane. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: luxury shopping/ style pages and women`s fragrances

Lynnette Peck Bateman is currently researching for a shopping & style section in the October issue of a banking magazine. She is asking for information and visuals on very high end, luxury items in the areas of beauty, fashion, homes and technology. Contact.

Lynnette is also looking for classic and new women's fragrances for the Winter issue of SAGA magazine. Contact.

Fashion awards appoint PR

Forward PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for the WGSN Global Fashion Awards. The Global Fashion Awards were created by WGSN’s director of digital content, Lauretta Roberts, to honour fashion’s most inspirational, innovative individuals and businesses from around the globe. The categories cover all the major business and creative disciplines in fashion, including design, retail (on and off-line), buying, visual merchandising, store design, marketing and ethical practice will be given. No other awards recognise these achievements on a global scale. An official awards launch party will take place on the 9 September in London. See DIARYdates. Contact.

03 August 2010

Skincare brand moves back in-house

md formulations skincare solutions has been brought back in-house by Bare Escentuals. Contact.

Beauty press office promotion

Joanna Rash has been promoted to PR Manager in the in-house Imedeen press office. Contact.


New men's online magazine www.thestyleking.com is looking for freelance contributors, must have previous experience in writing and/or styling menswear and good contacts. The positions are currently unpaid. Details.

New address for in-house beauty team

Jemma Kidd Make-up School has moved offices and has new contact details. Contact.

Cosmetics brand appoints PR

Kilpatrick PR has been appointed to handle the PR for New CID Cosmetics, the cosmetics range behind NEW ID Photographic Studios. New CID Cosmetics has a creative team made up of hundreds of make-up artists from the New ID studios, providing a unique level of innovation and top industry secrets. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Headmasters 'The Party Pin-Up Masterclass'
  • Anne Semonin's Second Beauty Week at Liberty
  • Pure Beauty Awards 2010
  • Matthew Williamson sample sale
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The Pure Beauty Awards 2010 deadline for entries is Friday 6 August. The awards are voted for exclusively by Pure Beauty readers, including store staff in every Boots, Superdrug, Debenhams, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Lloyspharmacy, Rowlands, key independent pharmacy and major supermarkets. Now in its 11th year, the Pure Beauty Awards recognises efficacy, innovation and design in beauty and covers both mass and prestige products. The winners will be announced at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall on 12 October, in a ceremony hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST! Beauty journalist seeks contributions

Ambarina Hasan is currently researching an article called ‘Five Favourite Oil Cleansers’ for www.runningonheels.co.uk and is asking for information and visuals etc to be sent to ambarina.hasan@gmail.com Contact.

Fashion brand appoints PR

Swagga and Soul, the brand launched to bridge the gap between high end and high street leather, has appointed IPR to handle all press and PR enquiries. Contact.

Consumer title appoints new editor

Charlie Norton has recently been appointed as editor of Healthy for Men magazine. Contact.

PR announces name change

Following her marriage, Jennifer Gauthier in the Beauty and Lifestyle Division of Fuel PR has changed her name to Jennifer McEachern and has a new email address. Contact.

Client win for Rich London PR

Rich London PR has been appointed to represent Dunlop footwear. Contact.

02 August 2010

Account Director at Large appointed

Monty PR has appointed freelance beauty PR, Jennie Patterson as Account Director At Large. Jennie will be working alongside founder Krishna Montgomery and Account Directors, Anna Lewin and Priya Kapoor on specific projects across all brands including Andrea Fulerton, Victoria Health, Heartcore, FitFlop and Bliss. This is in addition to Jennie's role as Artist Liaison at Parfums Christian Dior. Contact

Client win for IPR

Timberland UK has appointed IPR to oversee its European PR and UK press across the Timberland Mainline, The Timberland Boot Co and Abington collections. This will take effect as of 26 August 2010, for all Autumn/Winter 2010 and Spring/Summer 2011 UK press enquiries. Contact.

Cube PR has been retained to work on two creative projects until 30 September: Timberland, Martine Rose and Wallpaper Collaboration and the Timberland funded, Project Dirt and Earthkeepers CSR initiative. Contact.

Organic beauty brand appoints external PR agency

Minky Publicity has been appointed to represent 100% Organics, recent winners of the Best New Luxury Bodycare Product at the UK Beauty Awards 2010 for their Organic Body Butter. Contact.


Fashion Mavericks is on the look out for a well established hair salon interested in building its profile by sponsoring the two day event during Septembers edition of London Fashion Week. Fashion Mavericks is a seasonal two day event over 17 & 18 September, which occurs during London Fashion Week. The event provides designers with a platform to showcase latest collections in a static exhibition and/or solo catwalk show during one of the most busiest times in the fashion calender. Fashion Mavericks requires a hair salon accompanied with hair stylists and products to sponsor the event by doing the hair looks for each designer. Contact.

Assistant appointed on consumer title

Lilli Maunula, has been appointed as assistant to Vanessa Coyle at Harper’s Bazaar. Contact.

Consumer title appoints editor

Ben Reardon, previously editor of i-D magazine, has been appointed editor of GQ Style. Contact.

Jewellery brand appoints PR

Becky White PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for Kool Jewels offering a diverse range of quirky jewellery. Contact.

Beauty writer starts today on consumer title

Suzanne Scott starts today as acting beauty writer at ELLE. Contact.

Maternity cover announced on womenswear and lingerie

Marks & Spencer has announced that Nicola Griffin will be covering Jessica Harris's maternity leave. Jessica, who is PR Manager, Womenswear & Lingerie, leaves Marks & Spencer on 6 August and will return in May 2011. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Dominic Jones for Machine-A
  • Christmas and Winter Press Preview Day - children's clothing and Christmas gifts
  • The WPR Media Dinner
  • Me&Em sample sale
  • SPOT Pop-Up Showroom - SPOT are exhibiting their clients work in this showroom throughout August. If you would like to pop down on Thursday evenings for drinks and dancing, please RSVP to Michael
  • Topshop make-up Autumn/Winter trend collection
  • Haircare launch
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New PR Assistant appointed at beauty PR

Parfums Christian Dior has appointed Charlotte Ekholt as PR Assistant. Contact.

In-house press office appointment at pet accessories brand

Janthima Thepprasits has been appointed to the in-house press office at Mungo & Maud, an accessories brand for cats and dogs. Janthima will be responsible for all online PR and marketing. Contact. (Flax PR continues to be responsible for offline marketing for Mungo & Maud.)

Editorial assistant starts today on consumer title

Jo Oliver has started today as editorial assistant at Grazia. Contact.

Fashion, lifestyle and events agency adds to team

Katie Wilde has joined IPR as PR Executive. Prevousily at Jasmine Di Milo, Katie will support Account Managers Helen Sharpe & Blanaid Kenny across the companies roster. IPR have recently launched their website www.iprlondon.com and previously announced a new format to their email endings. Contact.