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
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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.