24 December 2010

Spa brand takes PR in-house

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

23 December 2010

DIARYdates

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

22 December 2010

New contact at beauty PR agency

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

21 December 2010

Senior fashion and beauty editor appointed on fashion etailer magazine

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

DIARYdates

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

Fashion PR agency appoints Account Manager

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

20 December 2010

New contact details for consumer magazine

SUPERSUPER magazine has new contact details. Contact.

Contract publishers group moves offices

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

Lifestyle brand appoints senior press officer

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

Weekend supplement appoints celebrity writer

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

Weekly consumer title appoints acting celebrity editor

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

Men's consumer title appoints editor

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

Weekly consumer title appoints acting editor


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

Consumer title appoints new editor


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

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

Primrose Hill interiors boutique appoints PR

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

Luxury footwear brand announces PR changes

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

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

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Givenchy Press Launch

Acting managing editor starts today on consumer title

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

17 December 2010

Client win for new PR company

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

Men's title appoints entertainment editor

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

Consumer title appoints editorial assistant

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

Writer seeks yoga apparel and kit for consumer monthly

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

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

Weekly consumer title appoints fashion assistant

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

Editor-in-chief leaves consumer title

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

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

Fashion PR, events and shopping agency launches

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

Concierge service appoints agency

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

16 December 2010

Men`s news and style title appoints fashion assistant

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

New editor appointed on trade magazine

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

Savile Row tailor appoints new PR

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

PR consultancy to open London office

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

DIARYdates

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

15 December 2010

Freelance journalist moves into PR

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

Bathroom brands appoint PR agency

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

Shoe brand appoints Head of Marketing

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

Publishing house appoints research & insight director

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

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

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • National Beauty Blogging Event - series of beauty demonstrations from the UK’s leading Beauty Experts in 20 or 40 minute slots. Beauty brands will also have the opportunity to showcase new launches and product previews
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14 December 2010

Appointment and promotion at beauty brand

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

Leading men`s title appoints style editor

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

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

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

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

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

New jobs on www.diarydirectory.com

  • Cirkle - Account Executive
  • Cirkle - Account Manager
  • Sophie Harley - PR Intern
  • JFL Search & Selection - PR Manager (in-house beauty brand)
  • RKM - Account Manager (health & beauty)
  • RKM - PR/ Office Assistant
  • JFL Search & Selection - Marketing Assistant (luxury watches)
  • Mediahubb - Account Manager
  • CF Publicity - PR Assistant
  • HOB Salons - PR Intern
  • BrandAlley - In-house Press Officer
Click here to see Job Lots.

Fashion team changes on newspaper supplement

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

Luxury fashion and accessories brand appoints press officer

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

Lifestyle magazine announces new company and appointments

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

New Head of Menswear for fashion house

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

Fashion in-house PR appointment

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

Consumer title makes editorial changes

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

Fashion contact changes at national newspaper supplement

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

Teen magazine announces editorial changes

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

Consumer title appoints fashion assistant

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

DIARYdates

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

13 December 2010

Appointments & promotions at PR agency

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

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

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

Contact.

Australian bodycare brand appoint PR

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

Consumer title appoints acting managing editor

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

In-house fashion press office has moved

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

Jewellery brand appoints PR

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

DIARYdates

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

Contact change at Estee Lauder

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

Specialist interiors PR company wins new account

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

New postal address for freelancer

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

10 December 2010

Consumer title appoints fashion directors

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

Acting deputy editor starts today on homes title

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

09 December 2010

DIARYdates

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

E-zine appoints fashion & beauty director

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

Matches press office promotion

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

Consumer title announces new year beauty team changes

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

Online e-tailer appoints style writer

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

Homes and fashion PR moves

Alexandra Nelke and Marmalade PR have moved office. Contact.

Homes title appoints acting deputy editor

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

Press office for designer fashion label moves

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

08 December 2010

Food title appoints acting editorial assistant

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

Fashion magazine appoints PR agency

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

Fashion e-tailer appoints MD


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

London PR agency moves

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

DIARYdates

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

Leader in the minimally invasive cosmetic market appoints PR

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

Beauty trade title appoints acting web editor

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

Dutch fashion label appoints PR

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

Consumer title appoints acting junior fashion editor

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

Consumer title appoints bookings editor

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

07 December 2010

Entertainment news service moves office

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

New London hair salon appoints PR

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

New Junior Press Officer appointed at high street fashion retailer

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

New womensewar trade exhibition launches

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

PR joins health and beauty agency

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

DIARYdates

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

Fashion label takes press office in-house

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

London PR agency begins new initiative to promote diversity in PR

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

E-zine appoints social media writer

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

06 December 2010

DIARYdates

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

Monthly consumer magazine appoints acting news editor

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

E-zine appoints editor

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

Monthly consumer title makes editorial changes

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

Designer menswear brand appoints PR

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

Dog accessories etailer appoints PR

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

Editorial changes within weekly celeb magazine

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

New denim label appoints PR


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

PR appointed as freelance beauty writer

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

E-zine appoints researcher

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

03 December 2010

Online retailer and kitchen showroom appoints PR

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

London PR agency appoints three new beauty clients

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

PR promotion at Tom Ford Beauty

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

New self tanning range appoints PR

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

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

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

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:

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

Monocle launches winter edition of its seasonal newspaper

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

Holistic health centre appoints PR

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

02 December 2010

Parenting title appoints junior writer

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

New beauty launch appoints PR

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

Homes magazine appoints editorial assistant

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

DIARYdates

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

Health and beauty PR agency moves

Vert PR now has a new postal address. Contact.

01 December 2010

Marie Claire announces PR instruction

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

PR Manager appointed at loungewear label

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

Beauty brand press office announces maternity leave

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

DIARYdates

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

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

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

Weekly Consumer title appoints assistant editor online

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

Promotion at FHM

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

Luxury skincare brand adds to PR team

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

Heatlhcare brand appoints PR agency

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