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.
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.
| DIARY dates |
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
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.