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 CarriƩ, 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.