31 January 2011

Trade publishing house has new details

Guild Press Limited has a new postal address. Phone numbers and email addresses remain unchanged. Contact.

Fashion brand ceases trading

Fashion brand, Bellville Sassoon has announced that it has ceased trading and is to go into voluntary liquidation.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Wendy Lewis, editor-in-chief of Beautyinthebag.com Appointments
  • F Vodka Launch Party Hosted by Fashion TV - Live Catwalk showcasing La Belle Neri Swimwear by Nadine Coke
  • Varg LFW Party
  • TIGI Catwalk Event (cancelled)
  • TIGI Haircare Event
  • Dwell Furniture New Collection Preview
  • The Art of Fashion VIP private viewing - A special LFW exhibition of graphic prints and illustrations inspired by fashion
  • my-wardrobe.com AW11 Press Day (womenswear & menswear)
  • Eveden AW11 Lingerie and Swimwear Press Day
  • Quintessentially Soho at the House of St Barnabas Venue Showcase
  • Fashion Mode Catwalk Show - Carlotta Barone, Florian Jayet & James Hillman will be showcasing AW11 collections
  • GHADAH Couture AW11 Press Day
  • Rococo Nail Apparel at Agua in Sanderson
  • FABRYAN AW11 Collection Launch
  • Vogue British Fashion Fund BFC Award Drinks
  • Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2011 Press Day
  • French Connection & Great Plains High Summer 2011 Collection Launch
  • Bethan Juliff Knitwear AW11 Preview Collection Party
  • Olivia Rubin AW11 Catwalk Show & After Party
  • Ascher Pop-Up Exhibition & Store
  • St Erasmus AW11 Launch at Pure London
  • Hermes AW11 Press Day
  • Roger Vivier AW11 Press Day
  • Shana London AW11 Press Day (Paris)
  • Paul Smith AW11 Press Day
  • Londonedge and Londoncentral
  • EcoLuxe London Showroom
  • Goody Hair Press Event
See DIARYdates.

Designer outlet village brand appoints Head of Group Communications

Mark Aldridge has been appointed to head up all Group Communications for McArthurGlen, including PR (corporate and consumer), events and tourism in the UK and Europe (8 countries). McArthurGlen Group is Europe’s leading developer, owner and manager of designer outlet villages, having introduced outlet retailing to Europe in 1995. Rain Communications will continue as the UK PR agency for McArthurGlen.

Mark was previously working with George Hammer at Hammer Holdings as Marketing Director for 'all for eve', and was Director of events business, One Events.

Consumer title appoints fashion assistant

Emma Kniveton, previously freelance fashion assistant at Look magazine, has been appointed fashion assistant at more! magazine. Contact.

Creative/fashion director on consumer title steps down

Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou has announced that she is stepping down as creative director/ fashion director of Harper’s Bazaar. Sophie is leaving to devote more time to 10 Magazine where she is editor-in-chief. A replacement for Sophia is yet to be announced. Contact.

New contact details for fashion agency

Bright Light PR has a new address and telephone number. Contact.

28 January 2011


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Regionals (London/ Northern Irish/ Scottish/ North Western/ Northern North/ Eastern)
  • L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Grand Final 2011
  • Murad & The DoctorBrand Bloggers Event
  • DermaQuest Skin Therapy - new stem cell and peptide product launch with Founder Dam Dhatt
  • F2D Clothing G-Shock East Launch
  • Max Rollitt London Launch Party - Celebrate the launch of new website and furniture collection
  • Paolita’s 2011 Summer Collection Launch Party
  • Unlisted London Pop-Up Showcase
  • Gok Wan launches exclusive new range of Retro Sunglasses for Specsavers
  • Gordon Ramsay’s Seriously Good pop-up curry stall to raise money for Red Nose Day 2011
  • Anita's Vintage Fashion Fair
See DIARYdates.

Beauty client win

Pankhurst Page has been appointed to represent Unlisted London. See DIARY dates for details of Unlisted London's upcoming Pop Up Showcase. Contact.

National newspaper appoints contributing editor

Catherine Ostler, previously editor of Tatler, will be joining the Daily Mail as contributing editor at the end of the month. Catherine's new contact details will be confirmed in due course. Contact.

Editor on mens consumer title resigns

Bauer Media today announced that Colin Kennedy has resigned as editor of FHM to pursue consulting opportunities. A replacement for Colin is yet to be announced and further details will be confirmed in due course. Contact.

Luxury cashmere label appoints PR agency

Bright Light PR has been appointed to handle the PR for luxury cashmere label London W11. Contact.

New fashion label appoints PR agency

Push PR has been appointed to handle the press and publicity for the new womenswear brand 18 and East. Contact.

27 January 2011


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Bright Young Things @ Selfridges
  • The Beauty Quiz in aid of Prince's Trust
  • Bhs Womenswear SS11 collections
  • Bhs Womenswear High Summer collections
See DIARYdates.

Lifestyle brand account win

Kelly Hoppen MBE has appointed Store PR to represent all brand UK PR enquiries from 1 February, 2011. The Kelly Hoppen brand includes interior design, retail, home accessories, wallpaper, the Kelly Hoppen Design School, bespoke projects, new licences, art, fashion, publications and scent. “Kelly Hoppen Ideas“, Kelly's most recent design book, launches in the UK in February 2011. Contact.

Online magazine closes

Online textile, fashion and interiors magazine, ysh london will be closing as of the end of January.

Chief executive officer of fashion association steps down

Eric Musgrave, chief executive officer of UKFT (UK Fashion And Textile Association), left the organisation today to return to his former career in journalism and consultancy. Peter Lucas, UKFT chairman, confirmed that Adam Mansell, chief operating officer, and Paul Alger, director of international affairs, supported by UKFT's two deputy chairmen John Miln and John Wilson, will together with himself continue the work of the association until a successor is appointed. Contact.

US denim brand appoints PR

Stephanie Churchill PR has been appointed to handle the press and publicity for US based denim brand Mother, launching for Spring 2011. The label is spearheaded by Tim Kaeding (former Creative Director of Seven For All Mankind) and Lela Tillem (previously President of Sales and Marketing at Citizens of Humanity). Contact.

The Mother AW11 collection will be available to view at the Stephanie Churchill PR Press Day in April. Details to be published shortly in DIARY dates.

New jobs on www.diarydirectory.com

PR/ Marketing/ Sales:
TONI&GUY - PR Coordinator/ Press Officer (London)
Focus PR - Account Director (Beauty)
The Hub Magazine - Advertising Sales Assistant
The Hub Magazine - PR & Marketing Assistant

The Hub Magazine - Editor Assistant & PA to Editor in Chief
AOL UK - MyDaily Staff Writer
AOL UK - Parenting Assistant Editor
AOL UK - TV & Film Editor

hair, Make-Up, Style Division(Martin Media) - Senior Booker
Photographic Studios (Martin Media) - Head of Creative
International Fashion Advertising Agency (Martin Media) - Project Manager

Top Sante - Interns
The Hub Magazine - Fashion Intern

Click here to see Job Lots.

Associate editor appointed on consumer titles

Henry Farrar-Hockley, previously associate editor at Esquire magazine, has been appointed associate editor of Show Media. Henry will be commissioning and writing lifestyle, technology and men’s fashion editorial for a number of the Show Media titles including Brummell and The Quarterly. Contact.

Creative director appointed on fashion magazine's website

Having left Dazed & Confused in June to freelance, Paula Goldstein has now taken on the role of creative director of www.purple.fr, the online home of Purple Fashion Magazine. The website will be relaunching during Fashion Weeks. The main Purple address is in Paris, but Paula will remain London-based. Contact.

Fashion discount e-tailer appoints PR

BrandAlley.co.uk has appointed Lisa Berwin Communications as PR consultant to corporate communications. Contact.

New agency appointed by designer fashion label

The Communications Store has been appointed as the UK PR and communications agency to Salvatore Ferragamo fashion with immediate effect. The eponymous brand was founded by Italian shoemaker, Salvatore Ferragamo, in 1927 and continues to be privately owned by the Ferragamo family, which is now in its third generation. The Salvatore Ferragamo label today encompasses womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories, eyewear, timepieces and fragrance (Aspects Beauty Company continues to handle any fragrance enquiries). Contact

Consumer title announces editorial changes

There have been the following changes to the editorial team at The Hub Magazine:
Stephen Kelly, previously menswear fashion assistant, has been promoted to men’s lifestyle & grooming editor.
Jack Mills, previously freelancer at Dazed & Confused and Esquire, has been appointed associate film & music editor. Jack will support film & music editor Genevieve Knevitt with all film and music features, interviews and reviews.
Louise Judge, previously fashion assistant at Tatler Russia, has been appointed fashion assistant. Louise will assist fashion editor-at-large Nicole Smallwood with all women’s fashion, beauty and jewellery editorial.
Finally, Janneke De Jong has been appointed contributing fashion features editor. Contact.

26 January 2011


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Dower & Hall Christmas in July
  • Love Art Wear Art Launch Party (footwear)
  • 18 and East Launch Party
  • Push PR AW11 Press Day
  • Eveden AW11 Press Day
  • Luna & Curious Boutique Opening
  • Swanfield Designer Sample Sale
  • Semple Secrets - Featuring a conversation with Claire Wilcox, Senior Curator for Fashion and Textiles at The V&A.
  • Polpo Cicheti Bar Opening
  • RelativeMO Pre-Fall Press Day - Erdem, Markus Lupfer, Matthew Williamson, Preen, Tibi, Yigal Azroul. Introducing Chrissie Morris and Lulu Frost
  • The Duffer Of St George Press Day
  • Launch of Modern England collection with Umbro and Peter Saville
  • Belle Sauvage AW11 Catwalk Show
See DIARYdates.

Agency appointed to launch slimming aid to the UK

True Grace PR has been appointed to launch slimming aid, FULLfast to the UK market. Scientifically proven, FULLfast is an innovative food supplement which is spritzed under the tongue to relieve feelings of hunger, making the user feel full. The efficacy study has been published in the Journal of Obesity. FULLfast is on-sale from mid March. Contact

Womenswear client win

Felicities is now representing womenswear label Eki Orleans, known for its bold, vibrant prints and soft silhouettes. Contact.

Freelance details for fashion editor

Lloyd-Scott Tyler, previously fashion & lifestyle managing editor at Disorder Magazine, is now freelance. Lloyd-Scott is available for freelance commissions focusing on celebrity interviews and freelance styling projects. Contact.

Beauty PR announces name change

Louise Oakley (née Constable), Account Director at Primal PR, has taken her married name and has a new email address. Contact.

BodyAmr apoints PR for London Fashion Week

Liz Matthews PR has been appointed to manage BodyAmr's upcoming London Fashion Week AW11 presentation on February 22. Catherine Garrett has, again on a freelance basis, joined Liz Matthews PR to manage the show. Contact.

The provisonal London Fashion Week schedule is available in DIARY dates.

Homes retailer appoints PR agency

Home furnishings retailer Habitat has brought in Camron as its retained consumer PR agency. Camron will act as lead European PR agency and will work with Habitat's in-house team. Contact.

New fashion editor

Bi-monthly music and style publication, Disorder Magazine has announced the appointment of Jade Stavri as fashion editor. Jade, who was previously fashion editor for Bonafide Magazine, will continue to also be available for freelance commissions. Contact.

25 January 2011

Fashion client wins announced

PR agency, Witt Herring is now working with FABRYAN, a luxury fashion label specialising in ready-to-wear and couture styles.

In addition, Witt Herring has been appointed to promote the Midomo Bracelet campaign. The Midomo Bracelet was created by jeweller Alex Monroe to celebrate the launch of humanitarian enterprise Red Button Design's Midomo - a water purifier for developing countries. Each Midomo Bracelet fully funds the production of a Midomo unit capable of purifiying 50 litres of water; enough for a family for a day.

Kitchen brand appoints PR

Profile Press & Public Relations (Profile Press & PR) has been appointed to handle the PR for eco friendly cookware brand, GreenPan. Contact.

Fashion label takes press office in-house

Fashion label Elena Antoniades is now handling its press enquiries in-house. Contact.

Watch account win for PR agency

Dee Carpenter PR has been appointed to represent Edox watches. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • River Island High Summer Bloggers Evening
  • River Island High Summer Salon Show
  • The Collection - Winter Warmer at Amika
  • Paprika SS11 Press Day
  • Award winning celebrity hairdresser, Adee Phelan, introduces new hair loss solution
  • Anti ageing treatment :SQOOM UK Press Launch
See DIARYdates.

Account Manager to leave beauty PR agency

Katie Clifford is to join Talk PR on 7 February. Details will be announced in due course.
Today is Katie's last as Account Manager at Brand PR; Miranda Elias will be taking over Katie's accounts. Contact.

New jobs on www.diarydirectory.com

Focus PR - Account Director
SASSOON - Marketing Junior
MRA PR - Account Executive

MRA PR - 3 month PR internship (March, April, May 2011)
Ozwald Boateng - 3-6 month PR Internship

Click here to see Job Lots.

New address for consumer title

Fused Magazine has a new postal address. Contact.

Designer collective appoints PR for LFW

Fashion Mode, a platform for emerging fashion designers, has appointed Forward PR to support the organisation in its presentation of womenswear designers Carlotta Barone & Florian Jayet and menswear designer James Hillman, at London Fashion Week. Contact.

Fashion Mode was launched in September of 2010 with the aim to nurture new talent in the fashion industry. Each year, Fashion Mode chooses designers to mentor through marketing and showcases, culminating in the formation of individual collections. Contact.

Specialist skincare brand appoints PR

Pegasus PR has been appointed to handle the PR for Bio-Oil. Contact.

Consumer title makes editorial changes

There have been some changes to the editorial team at The Sunday Times Travel Magazine: Jo Davies, previously staff writer, has been promoted to assistant editor. In addition, Laura Goulden, previously editorial assistant, has been promoted to staff writer. Contact.

Fashion agency wins menswear label

Manchester-based menswear label, Frater Clothing has appointed fashion agency Fearnhurst PR to handle its UK PR remit. Founded by 21-year-old Michael Brown, Frater made its debut for SS11 with a capsule collection of t-shirts, jumpers, cardigans and polo shirts with an emphasis on distinctive detailing, aimed at the young menswear market. Contact.

Footwear company appoints Acting PR Manager

Sophie Cobbold has joined Kurt Geiger as Acting PR Manager, covering Jenny Hodges maternity leave. Sophie was formerly PR & Marketing Officer at Lulu Guinness. Contact.

24 January 2011

Ethical fashion PR announces appointments

Foundation has announced the appointment of Sam Brown as Head of PR, replacing Rosie Budhani. Gabrielle Stolojan also joins the agency as Account Manager. Contact.

Weekend supplement appoints editor

The Sun has appointed Terri White, currently editor of Shortlist magazine, as the editor of its Saturday TV magazine Buzz. A start date for Terri is still to be confirmed. In the interim, current deputy editor Julia Francis has been appointed acting editor until Terri arrives. Contact.

Fashion PR agency makes two appointments

Pippa Roberts has joined Goodley PR as Account Manager. Formerly Senior Account Executive at Yellowdoor, she will be working on Alexon, Made by Niki, Baby Ceylon, Pyrus, Esprit, Future Classics and Caroline Charles. Additionally, Nicola Amos has joined the agency as Senior Account Executive. Contact.

Two fashion client wins announced

Essence Communications has been appointed to represent fashion brands, JENA.THEO and Torula Bags. Contact.

Picture director commences new role on weekend supplement

Samantha Webster, previously picture editor at FHM, commences her new role as picture director on The Sun's Buzz magazine today. Contact.

MD appointed at men’s grooming and accessories label

Ian Smith, founding partner and joint Managing Director at Push PR, is standing down after nine years. Ian has been appointed as joint Managing Director at men’s grooming and accessories label Otis Batterbee London, alongside Otis himself. Ian will be responsible for all communication of the brand as well as the launch of the new Otis Batterbee website in the Spring. His last day at Push PR will be Friday 28 January. Contact.

Emma Hart will be sole founding partner and Managing Director of Push PR. Contact.

New postal address for blogger

Blogger, Liberty London Girl has a new postal address. Contact.

21 January 2011


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Oyuna Cashmere Sale
  • Jena Theo LFW AW11 Show
  • Floris Breakfast
See DIARYdates.

Consumer title seeks bridal bootcamp for feature

Lucy Miller, health editor at Health & Fitness magazine, is looking for a luxury bridal boot-camp, preferably abroad, for a wedding feature that will run early next year. Health & Fitness will need to send a member of the team out for a case study style feature. Please send all relevant information to Lucy. Contact.

E-zine appoints senior editor

Jean Edelstein, previously news & features editor at Glamour.com, has been appointed senior editor at CNTraveller.com. Contact.

French footwear client win

Tea & Cake PR has been appointed to handle all PR for French footwear brand, Bagua Shoes. Contact

Beauty agency appointed to handle fragrance accounts

RDPR has been appointed to handle the PR for fragrance accounts: Clive Christian Perfume, Blessings by Belinda Brown and Grossmith. Contact.

New jobs on www.diarydirectory.com

Lulu Guinness - International PR and Marketing Officer
Maggie Semple - Fashion Project Coordinator

Parfums Christian Dior - Press Officer
Headmasters - Marketing & PR Assistant

Smith & Monger - Internship, Account Executive, SAE & Account Manager

Click here to see Job Lots.

Emerging womenswear label appoints PR

Felicities has been appointed to handle the PR for emerging womenswear label Tramp in Disguise, a brand known for its colourful prints and contemporary knitwear pieces. The Tramp in Disguise collection will be available to view by press and buyers in the Felicities Showrooms during London Fashion Week and in Paris at ZipZone. Contact.

Beauty trade body appoints PR

Axiom Communications has been appointed by leading trade body representing UK manufacturers and suppliers of fragrances, IFRA United Kingdom (International Fragrance Association United Kingdom) to handle its communications programme. The appointment coincides with a rebranding of the association, formerly named The British Fragrance Association. The change of name and brand identity brings the UK Association into line with IFRA worldwide, of which it is already a member. Contact.

PR consultancy new contact number

Forward PR recently announced its change of address and new contact number. Contact.

Weekend supplement makes editorial changes

There will be some changes to the team at the News of the World’s Fabulous magazine from mid February. Currently deputy editor, Joely Carey (above left) will be promoted to editorial director. In addition, Rachel Richardson (above right), currently digital editor at News of the World, will become editor of Fabulous magazine. Contact details will be confirmed in due course. Contact.

Confirmation of British shoe label's press office

IPR has recently been appointed to represent young British designer, Joanne Stoker. Joanne started her shoe label in 2010 and will launch a transactional website on 1 March 2011. Contact

PR to represent children's footwear collection

Premium footwear brand ASH has launched a new children's collection, and appointed Tamara Kretzer PR to handle all press and publicity. The collection of seven styles will have a European size range of 22-35, which is 18 months - 8 years respectively. Contact.

20 January 2011


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Susannah Lovis Jewellers of Burlington Arcade
  • La Dolce Vita 2011 - event dedicated to bringing Italy to London allowing visitors to experience the Italian lifestyle
  • Against Breast Cancer Charity Dinner - hosted by hollywood Director Albert Hughes
  • Vogue British Fashion Fund BFC Award Drinks
  • Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Spa Awards
  • Tatler Restaurant Awards - In association with Laurent Perrier and Taste of London
  • Beauty by Design #1 - an ecourse for those working with design in the beauty, fashion and lifestyle industries
  • Bunmi Koko AW11 Catwalk Show
See DIARYdates.

New shoe label appoints PR

Push PR has been appointed to handle the PR for new shoe label, Love Art Wear Art. Contact.

PR wins luxury lifestyle fashion account

Stephanie Churchill PR has been appointed to handle press and publicity for luxury lifestyle fashion label, eskandar. Contact.

Luggage brand appoints PR

PBM Marketing & PR, headed up by Pam Ballone, has been appointed as PR consultant for Antler luggage. Contact.

Leading chiropractor appoints PR

Imagination PR has been appointed to handle the PR for chiropractor, Dominic Cheetham, based at Wilbraham Place Practice, Chelsea. Contact.

Beauty brand appoints PR

Alchemy PR has been appointed to handle the PR for Happy Cosmetics. Contact.

Regional Managing Director appointed at cosmetics brand

NARS Cosmetics, Inc. announces the appointment of Helena Sampson as Regional Managing Director, Europe, effective immediately. Helena was previously Global Managing Director at The Sanctuary Spa Group in London. In her new, UK-based role, Helena will be responsible for overseeing the European office as well as strengthening the presence of NARS Cosmetics throughout Europe. She will report to Jacqualine Anderson, Executive Director of International Sales. Helena comes to NARS with over 20 years of experience at Unilever and L'Oréal. In addition, she has managed teams at prestige brands such as Kératase, Shu Uemura, Helena Rubinstein and Lancôme. Contact.

Consumer title appoints junior fashion writer

Jemma Tibbals, previously junior fashion editor at handbag.com, has been appointed junior fashion writer at ASOS Magazine. Contact.

PR and advertising agencies merge

Independent consumer PR agency Dangling Carrot PR (Dangling Carrot Ltd) has merged with advertising agency Seed in an equity exchange.

From 1 February the two teams will operate as The Relish Agency with a combined communications remit including PR, branding, digital and production. The newly combined client portfolio covers fashion, beauty, lifestyle and heritage and includes brand names such as DUO, Farlows, Antipodes, Dartington Crystal, TIME² and Trunki.

New contact details will be announced for The Relish Agency on 1 February. Contact.

Hair removal brand appoints PR

PR consultancy Spink has been appointed to handle the PR for hair removal products Veet. Contact.

19 January 2011

British Fashion Council appoints PR to support Fashion Forward

The British Fashion Council has appointed Goodley PR to help promote and support its Fashion Forward initiative, set up five years ago to promote emerging design talent. Contact.

Sponsored by Coutts and Co bank and the London Development Agency, this year Fashion Forward saw Meadham Kirchhoff, Peter Pilotto and Todd Lynn named as the recipients of the cash prize. The winners were announced Friday, 14 January in What's News.

New womenswear brand appoint PR

Goodley PR has been appointed by new womenswear brand Studio Nicholson. Founded and designed by Nick Wakemen, the label will be stocked exclusively at Shop at Bluebird from late February. Contact.

Beauty PR has new contact details

Brand PR has a new address and contact number. Contact.

E-zine makes editorial changes

Following her maternity leave, Lauren Milligan has returned to Vogue.com as fashion news editor. Ella Alexander, who was acting fashion news editor, has been appointed junior news editor. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Alpha-H Skincare Launch (re-scheduled for March)
  • Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2011 - sponsored by PANDORA
See DIARYdates.

Handbag brand appoints PR

Handbag brand Milli Millu has appointed Kitch & Honey PR as its PR agency. Contact.

Consumer title appoints editor-at-large

Polly Vernon, previously deputy editor at Observer Magazine, has joined Grazia magazine as editor-at-large. Contact.

Weekly consumer title appoints junior features writer

Ceiri O’Driscoll has joined Woman’s Weekly as junior features writer. Contact.

Teen magazine closes

Hachette Filipacchi has today announced it is to close teen magazine Sugar. The magazine has been run in tandem with its online offering Sugarscape.com for the past few years; Sugarscape.com will continue to be published online. The final monthly edition of Sugar will be the March issue, which will hit newsstands on 23 February. A Sugar Beauty Special will be published on 13 April. Contact.

Consumer title appoints features intern

Alice Kelleher has joined Prima magazine as features intern. Contact.

Weekly consumer title appoints junior fashion & beauty writer

Rosie Underwood, previously fashion & beauty assistant at X Magazine, has been appointed junior fashion & beauty writer at OK! Magazine. Contact.

Golf brand appoints consumer agency

Mercieca PR has been appointed to handle the consumer PR for Cobra-PUMA Golf, with a brief to increase the brand's visibility within golf, lifestyle and sport press. Contact.

18 January 2011

Nailcare brands takes press office in-house

Following the acquisition of Essie by L'Oréal Group in 2010, the press office will now be handled in-house. Contact.

Entice Communications will continue to handle trade enquiries.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Kirk Originals Store Launch Party
  • Model Co Beauty Launch Event
  • Leonor Greyl - Lait Luminescence Beauty Event
  • Caudalie Online Event/ Premier Cru Eye
  • SkinCeuticals New Product Launch
  • Ada Zanditon AW11 Presentation
  • Caroline Castigliano Catwalk Show
  • Nottingham Fashion Week
  • The Apres-Ski Party Swish
See DIARYdates.

Fashion & beauty writer appoints assistant

Olivia Stoddart has been appointed assistant to fashion & beauty writer Natalie Livingstone. Olivia will continue to work on Essentials magazine as fashion assistant two days a week. All press releases, invites and samples should be sent to both Natalie and Olivia. Contact.

Menswear client win

Katch PR has been appointed to represent menswear designer, Emmy Collins. Contact.

Travel & tourism PR acquisition

Independent integrated communications agency, Four Communications plc, has acquired travel & tourism PR and representation agency, bgb, in a cash and equity deal.

bgb will join Four Communications’ public relations, public affairs, digital services, sponsorship, media and marketing practices under the umbrella of the Four Communications Group plc. The newly named practice, Four bgb, will be a market leader in travel and tourism with a combined annual fee income in excess of £2.5 million.

The bgb team will relocate to Four Communications’ Leicester Square HQ in due course, upon which any new contacts and new contact details will be confirmed. Contact.

Staff appointments at PR agency

RKM Communications announces two new team members:
Zoe Hutchison joins as Account Manager for the health & beauty department. Zoe was previously freelancing in fashion and beauty PR, and at nbpr.
Lucy Stone is now Account Executive within the entertainment department.

New Californian footwear brand launches

Soulsports has been appointed to represent Freewaters, a new Californian footwear brand launching in the UK and the US for SS11 (available from February 2011). For every pair of sandals sold, Freewaters will provide clean drinking water for one individual for one year. Contact.

New London spa appoints PR

Scarlett PR has been appointed to represent Thai Square Spa, based in Covent Garden, London. Contact.

Erotic emporium appoints PR

Fuse Communications has been appointed to handle the PR for erotic emporium, Coco de Mer, founded by Sam Roddick, daughter of The Body Shop founder Anita Roddick. Fuse Communications will be focusing on the brand's 10 year anniversary and raising awareness of their educational salons. Contact.

Style editor goes freelance

Having left her role as style editor at Wedding/ Wedding Flowers, Victoria Sullivan is now available for freelance interiors/ props styling. For the last seven years, Victoria styled and art directed all interiors/ lifestyle shoots on Wedding/ Wedding Flowers and for the past year has regularly contributed to Marie Claire as a freelance interiors/ prop stylist. Victoria is also experienced in writing food, flowers, beauty, travel and gifts. Contact.

Jewellery & accessories account win for PR

Bloody Gray PR has recently been appointed to represent accessories and jewellery brand, BrokenFab. Contact.

Homes title appoints editorial coordinator

Edel Schultz has joined Your Home magazine as editorial coordinator. Edel will be looking after the consumer pages, new products, Ask the Expert section and competitions. Contact.

Australian beauty brand appoints PR

Modus Dowal Walker has been appointed to handle the PR for Australian beauty brand Model Co with immediate effect. Contact.

Freelance details for beauty editor

Justine Knight is now freelance and available for beauty, well-being and lifestyle commissions. Formerly beauty editor at Psychologies, and most recently acting beauty editor at Boot’s Health & Beauty magazine, Justine has more than five years of journalism experience. Contact.

17 January 2011

Lifestyle agency staff appointment

Jemma Volp-Fletcher has been appointed PR Director at lifestyle agency, Think Publicity. Contact.

Consumer title appoints editor-at-large

Richard Dennen has been promoted from features editor to editor-at-large at Tatler. Contact.

Consumer title appoints deputy fashion & beauty editor

Tabitha Newell has joined ASOS Magazine as deputy fashion & beauty editor. Tabitha will be assisting head of editorial, Melissa Dick. Contact.

Luxury leather accessories client win

Royal Warrant holder, Launer has appointed Maverick Publicity to handle all PR activities, promoting its luxury leather accessories and online boutique. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Millinery Weekend Workshop
  • Yohji Yamamoto & Adidas 10 Years Collaboration
  • M2 BEAUTE Launch
  • Pistol Panties SS11 Press Day
  • Vintage Fashion Fair
  • Institut Esthederm Treatment Day/Vitamin A Launch
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Spring Launch
See DIARYdates.

New footwear brand's press office confirmed

Rich London PR has been appointed to represent new, UK-based footwear brand, Vera. Contact.

14 January 2011

Skate footwear brand appoints new PR agency

Californian footwear brand, DuFFs has appointed Radiator PR to handle all product and brand PR with immediate effect. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Case Furniture January Sample Sale
  • Ethan K SS11/12 Accessories Launch
  • Mackintosh Store Launch
  • Murad & The DoctorBrand Bloggers Event (postponed)
  • Ashley Isham AW11 LFW Show
  • Bernard Chandran AW11 Show
  • Harvey Nichols Manchester SS11 Fashion Show
See DIARYdates.

Boutique Spanish fashion event scheduled for February

Bryan Morel Events (Bryan Morel PR) has been appointed by Extenda, the trade board for Andalusia, to promote key Andalusian designers via a boutique trade exhibition aimed at press, buyers and agents.
Taking place on 21 February at the Haymarket Hotel, aiming to provide retail and sales agency opportunities, the exhibition will include womenswear, millinery, jewellery and leather accessories. Contact.

For event details please see DIARY dates.

Department store appoints Senior Press Officer

Harrods has appointed Sarah Eddlestone, previously at Stephen Webster, as Senior Press Officer for Fine Jewellery and Accessories. Sarah, reporting to Head of PR Amber Pepper, will handle the PR for the full portfolio of brands within the watch, fine jewellery and fashion accessory departments. Contact.

New range of medical skincare appoints PR

Dee Carpenter PR has been appointed to handle the PR for Harley Street Skin, a new skincare range created by cosmetic doctor and skincare specialist, Dr. Aamer Khan and his wife and fellow skincare expert, Lesley Reynolds Khan. The range has been developed to utilise the best ingredients in science and nature to combat the effects of acne, rosacea and all signs of ageing. Contact.

Diamond and watch brand brings PR in-house

Backes and Strauss, the diamond and watch company, is now handling press enquiries in-house. Contact.

Make-up academy appoints PR agency

The Academy of Freelance Make Up AFOM (London) has appointed Forward PR to raise the profile of the Soho academy and its work.
This season, under the direction of Jana Ririnui, AOFM will again be providing the make-up for Vauxhall Fashion Scout and a number of on-schedule shows during London Fashion Week.
AOFM has institutes in London, Paris and New York, its own branded 24-piece professional brush kit and has published two books. Contact.

Consumer title appoints fashion assistant

Sophie Bew, previously fashion assistant at Harper’s Bazaar, joins Marie Claire as fashion assistant. Sophie will be assisting senior fashion editors Sarah Christie and Arabella Greenhill. Contact.

Consumer title appoints art director

Adele Chidwick, previously art director at Company magazine, has been appointed as art director at InStyle. Contact.

Weekend supplement makes editorial appointments

Clare Stronge has joined The Sun's Buzz magazine as news and feature writer. In addition, Paul Simper has joined as executive celebrity writer. Contact.

13 January 2011

Jewellery account win

Snow PR has been appointed to represent jewellery brand, Violet Darkling. Contact.

Retail website changes

From 29 January, the Oli@Freemans clothing range will be available from Freemans.com only; separate website oli.co.uk will redirect to Freemans.com. Contact.

Consumer title appoints commissioning editor

Laura Bradley, previously online editor at i-D and fashion features editor at SHOWstudio.com, has joined AnOther Magazine as commissioning editor. Laura is also a freelance writer specialising in fashion, fragrance, arts and culture. Contact.

Special titles to be published monthly

NOW magazine has announced that it will publish one of its special titles every month. Teen NOW will be published every other month, and one of NOW's other special titles, Celebrity Stylist, Mum & Baby NOW or Diet NOW, will be published the months between Teen NOW issues.

Laurie Hadleigh continues as fashion & beauty editor across all the special titles, and regularly freelances as stylist for the main magazine. Contact.

Consumer title appoints style editor

Alison Lovett, previously editorial assistant at Your Home, has been appointed style editor at Wedding/ Wedding Flowers magazine. Contact.

Fashion editor resumes role on national newspaper

Laura Craik, fashion editor at the London Evening Standard, has returned from maternity leave. Following Laura’s return, Melanie Wilkinson is now freelance and Karen Dacre has resumed her role as fashion writer. Contact.

New jobs on www.diarydirectory.com

iFashion Magazine - Online Content Editor
1883 Magazine - Advertising Executive

Neville McCarthy Associates - Account Executive
Woodthorpe Comms - Intern

Fuel PR - Account Director (Beauty)
Fuel PR - Account Manager (Health)
Unleashed Potential - Account Executive/ Senior Account Executive
THEPROMAKEUPSHOP.com - Sales & Marketing Support Intern

Parker Hobart - Account Manager/ Senior Account Manager

Click here to see Job Lots.

Outdoor fashion brand announces PR appointments

Following the departure of Paul Wells in December, Lands’ End has appointed Sophie Richardson as Press Officer with immediate effect. In addition Rachel Norbury will be returning to her role as Press Officer part-time in March. Contact.

Freelance fashion stylist has a new address

Freelance fashion stylist, Alex Longmore has a new postal address and contact number. Contact.

Fashion illustration book launch

Forward PR has been appointed to handle the launch of fashion illustration book Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration. Featuring the work of 30 emerging world class illustrators, all of whom work with Amelia's Magazine, the book will launch at fashion & lifestyle boutique 123 Bethnal Green Road on Friday 28 January with an invitation only tea event and an evening party. Contact.

Event details can be found in DIARY dates.

Fashion and lifestyle PR agency moves office

Forward PR has moved office. The fashion & lifestyle PR agency will shortly be changing telephone numbers. Contact.

Editor seeks high end /luxury beauty products for Spring issue

Katie Reich-Storer, editor at Spa Secrets Magazine, is looking for high end/luxury products to be sent in for the following features in the Spring issue of Spa Secrets:
  • Mascaras
  • Superfoods in a jar – beauty products containing popular superfoods
  • Men’s hair care products (styling as well as shampoo/conditioner)
  • Men’s moisturisers
Deadline is 17 January. Contact.

National newspaper and magazine editorial changes

Ella Buchan is now editor of Take 5 magazine at the Daily Star Sunday, dealing mainly with celebrity news, interviews and real-life stories. Ella will continue in the role of deputy travel editor.

Dominique Ayling has been promoted to deputy editor, also dealing with celebrity interviews and real-life stories. She will continue to edit the beauty page, 'look good, feel great', and the Sunday Munch food news section.

Vicky Lissaman has returned from her maternity leave to resume her role as travel editor on the Daily Star. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Living North LIVE 2011
  • Leni's Model Management presents Model Benefit Day
  • POM Wonderful presents Working Rehearsal with The Royal Ballet Company - Followed by a Q&A with the dancers & afterwards a talk with in-house Sport & Exercise Nutritionist, Jacqueline Birtwisle
  • Clarks Pop-Up Shop - Clarks Originals will take over the Clarks store in Piccadilly, London to create a floor dedicated to the brand
  • Craft, Hobby & Stitch International 2010 VIP Press Lunch
  • Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration Launch - features the work of 30 emerging world class illustrators, all of whom work with Amelia's Magazine to cover every aspect of London Fashion Week and many other fashion events.
  • Launch of Grand Imperial - London's newest luxury Cantonese restaurant at The Grosvenor, Victoria. Celebrate the opening of the restaurant with drinks and Cantonese delicacies
See DIARYdates.

National newspaper supplement appoints feature writer.

Penny Stretton, feature writer on the Daily Express supplement Express Yourself, is now on maternity leave. In her absence, Sophie Donnelly has been appointed feature writer. Contact.

Menswear specialist appoints PR

FLAX PR has been appointed to handle the PR for menswear specialist Charles Tyrwhitt as well as the PR and profile for founder Nicholas Wheeler. Contact.

Skincare brand appoints PR

Sweet PR has been appointed to represent skincare brand Healthspan Nurture with immediate effect. Healthspan Nurture is a new generation of skincare developed by Healthspan, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of vitamin and health supplements. Contact.

12 January 2011

Online t-shirt retailer appoints PR

.hjh.pr has announced the addition of MoreTVicar, the online t-shirt retailer, to its client roster. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Rigby & Peller Evening at both the London Living & Giving Stores in Primrose Hill
  • Born Designers Festival - first festival dedicated to Active Lifestyle in Courchevel. Brands and designers of the luxury and sport industries gather to present their latest innovations and products.
  • OPI Beauty Launch
See DIARYdates.

Editor of luxury travel and lifestyle magazine has new details

Laura Richardson, editor of luxury travel and lifestyle magazine Sphere, and its sister title Sphere Asia, has recently married and changed her name to Laura Archer. Laura has a new contact e-mail address. Contact.

Lingerie label press office moves to head office

The Rigby & Peller press office has moved to the head office address, meaning the press office contacts also now have new telephone numbers. Contact.

In-house PR & Online Coordinator appointment

Rachel Edwards is the new PR & Online Coordinator in the Muji press office. Rachel was previously contributing fashion editor at Flux, and continues to do some freelance writing. Contact.

National newspaper appoints health features editor

Following the departure of Kate Wighton, Lynsey Haywood has been appointed deputy health features editor at The Sun.

National newspaper appoints deputy health features editor

Kate Wighton, previously deputy health features editor at The Sun, has been appointed deputy editor on the Daily Mail’s Good Health section. Contact.

Online private sales retailer specialising in luxury lifestyle brands goes in-house

Online private sales retailer specialising in luxury lifestyle brands, ACHICA has now taken its PR in-house. Contact.

PR agency name change & account win

Woodthorpe Communications is now known as Woodthorpe Comms.

Woodthorpe Comms. has been appointed to handle the PR for Helga Karlson - new British exotic skins accessories designer for men and women. Contact.

New womenswear brand appoints PR

Felicities has been appointed to handle the PR for new womenswear brand Evmorfia. Contact.

11 January 2011

Weekly consumer title makes changes to homes team

There have been some changes to the homes team at Woman’s Weekly:
Linda McClelland, home editor, has returned from maternity leave and will be in the office on Wednesday & Thursdays.
Dilly Orme has joined the team, also as home editor, and will be in the office Monday, Tuesday & Thursday.
Emily Dawe continues as assistant home editor and can be contacted for any enquiries. Contact.

Pair of lifestyle wins for boutique PR agency

cocktail pr has been appointed to handle media relations for online jewellery boutique Love Hearts and Crosses and VIP experience service Dayfame. Contact.

Weekend supplement appoints picture director

Samantha Webster, currently picture editor at FHM, will be leaving to join The Sun's Buzz magazine as picture director. Samantha’s last day at FHM will be January 21 and she will commence her new role at Buzz on 24 January. Contact.

Sunday newspaper ceases publication

Irish Daily Star Sunday has now ceased publication. The Sunday newspaper, which was published by Independent Star Ltd, launched in 2003.
The closure will have no impact on the daily newspaper, the Irish Daily Star. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Fashion Mavericks
  • Harvey Nichols Manchester SS11 Press Day
  • The Aubin Gallery presents Adham Faramawy: Legend II
See DIARYdates.

Hair and grooming PR wins for beauty PR

Babel Fish PR has been appointed to handle the UK PR campaign for UNITE Hair Care - UK press launch is scheduled for the beginning of February. Babel Fish has also been appointed to handle the PR for GO247 - a grooming range of six products developed specifically for men. Contact.

Luxury lifestyle website seeks high-end Valentine's Day gifts for men and women

Amanda Bernstein is looking for high-end Valentine's Day gifts for both men and women. This can include fashion, beauty, grooming, accessories for a Valentine's gift list for Stylebible.com. The deadline is 21 January. Contact.

Fashion assistant goes freelance

Jeanie Annan-Lewin, previously fashion assistant at Love magazine, is now freelance. Contact.

Senior Account Executive on health and nutrition team

Previously at consumer health agency Tiger White PR, Katie Stray has been appointed Senior Account Executive to the health and nutrition team at Nexus Communications. Contact.

PR agency has new contact number

Woolley Pau PR has a new contact number. Contact.

10 January 2011

Beauty PR agency appoints Junior Account Executive

Beauty Seen PR have appointed Chloe Coates as Junior Account Executive. Chloe will be working on Carita, Decleor, Shiseido. Contact.

National newspapers seeks competition prize

The Daily Telegraph newspaper and the Homesandbargains.co.uk website are looking for a competition prize to feature in the newspaper and online. They are currently seeking a prize for the minimum value of £1000.00 - previous competitions have included dining sets, beds, sofas, spa breaks and high end home appliances.

Contributors would receive the following space:
  • An image and up to 120 words of copy in The Daily Telegraph (2.28 million readers)
  • A dedicated page on Homes & Bargains including an image, 100 words of copy and links (over 100,00 UV's a month).
  • 1 x position in our weekly newsletter with over 60,000 subscribers.
  • 1 x survey question of choice for market research / PR.

Please contact nadia@bayswatermediagroup.com with any prize offers. Please use the subject line ‘Telegraph Homeware Competition’ for all emails.

Fashion label from established designer launches February

Modus Publicity has been appointed by Vanessa Knox to handle the eponymously titled fashion label. The collection is based on easy to wear items, and multi-functional pieces. The collection also has a maternity range. The label's official launch is mid February online at www.vanessaknox.com.
Vanessa Knox previously co-founded Isabella Oliver in the US before moving to London in 2001.

Ready-to-wear fashion label appoints PR

Starworks London has been appointed to handle UK PR & VIP services for ready-to-wear label Peter Pilotto. Bianca Fincham will direct the account with Liana Graves and Chrisandrea Philippou supporting. Ivana Giachino will handle all VIP and events enquiries. Peter Pilotto is scheduled to show during London Fashion Week on 21 February at 9am. Contact.

New monthly glossy magazine set to launch

iFashion magazine is a new monthly consumer glossy magazine set to launch this March. 40,000 copies will be distributed in retail outlets, high-end hospitality destinations and entertainment venues. iFashion will inform readers on the newest fashion websites and provide an insight into the latest catwalk trends and street styles. It will also focus on beauty coverage, thought provoking features, reader offers and much more. Fashion and beauty news should be sent to editor-at-large Natasha Rathour. Contact.

Travel PR wins new clients

Grifco has been appointed to handle the PR for the five-star Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. Grifco has also been appointed to handle the PR for Small Luxury Hotels of the World - a collection of over 520 boutique hotels in more than 70 countries. Contact.

LVMH appoint PR Assistant

Minal Bhanshali, previously PR Assistant at L'Oréal Prestige & Collections, has been appointed PR Assistant at LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics for the LVMH fragrance brands. Minal will be working alongside Pippa Bickford and Holly Holman, across Givenchy (fragrance, make up and skincare) and Emilio Pucci Fragrances. Contact.

Fashion Fringe award winner appoints PR

Intelligent PR has been appointed to handle the PR for SS11 Fashion Fringe award winner, Corrie Nielsen. Corrie will showcasing her AW11 catwalk collection during LFW at Somerset House on 18th February. Please send all ticket requests to Carla Watt. Contact.

Freelance lifestyle writer takes sabbatical

From 14 January freelance writer & stylist Bella Binns is taking a four month sabbatical to travel in India, Nepal, Indonesia and Japan.
Bella, whose recent clients include heat, Women’s Fitness, SpaceNK, You & Your Wedding and Cosmobride, will continue to write travel/spa pieces and is interested in hearing from travel PRs with new openings or spas in these regions.
Apart from relevant travel info, Bella would like to be temporarily removed from all beauty, fashion & shopping mailing lists (email and hardcopy) until further notice. Contact.

In-house womenswear and wedding PR appointment

Imogen Munsey, previously in-house at Stella McCartney, is now Press Officer (Womenswear & Wedding) at Bhs. Contact


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • DKNY Fragrance Breakfast Launch
  • David Downton - Fashion Affairs Exhibition (Private View)
  • G-Star Raw Night
See DIARYdates.

Consumer title appoints editorial assistant

Gemma Haigh, previously features editor at Scottish Woman Magazine, has joined Healthy Magazine as editorial assistant/junior writer. Contact.

Confirmation of new in-house press office contact

Luxury footwear retailer Russell & Bromley has appointed Sophie Laurence as PR & Advertising Assistant. Sophie was previously in-house at Thomas Pink. All sample requests and press or advertising enquiries should be directed to Sophie or to PR & Advertising Manager, Ruth Murphy. Contact.

Head of Marketing appointed

Alex Field is the new Head of Marketing at Thomas Pink. Contact.

Editor returns from maternity leave

Suzanne Imre, editor of Livingetc, has returned from maternity leave. Contact.

London lifestyle blog launches

The Cocktail Lovers, a blog about living the London cocktail lifestyle, has now launched. Written from a his and hers perspective by cocktail lovers Sandrae Lawrence and Gary Sharpen the site features bar reviews by area, product launches, interviews, recipes and fashion for the cocktail hour. The Cocktail Lovers can be viewed at www.thecocktaillovers.com and press releases about bar openings, news, recipes and product launches can be sent to the team. Contact.

Fashion PR agency appoints Account Manger

Rachel Lubin, previously at Goodley PR, has joined Starworks as Account Manager. Contact.

07 January 2011

American workwear brand appoints PR

American workwear brand Carhartt has appointed Spin Agency to oversee its UK press and PR enquiries. Contact.

French consumer title appoints new editor-in-chief

Following the departure of Carine Roitfeld, Emmanuelle Alt has been appointed editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris. Xavier Romatet, president of Condé Nast France, announced the appointment saying, “Vogue Paris is doing very well and I wanted to entrust the editorship to someone who can provide continuity while bringing new life. Emmanuelle has all of the professional and personal qualities needed to continue to make Vogue Paris the leading monthly fashion magazine. I give her full confidence to embody this demanding and prestigious brand and make it live in all its dimensions, including that of digital development."

Emmanuelle will commence her new role on February 1, working closely with deputy editor, Olivier Lalanne. Contact.

Online wedding website appoints PR

Propose PR has been appointed to represent Zankyou - an online wedding website with built in wedding gift list. Contact.

PR business opportunity

Small, well-established beauty and lifestyle PR consultancy with excellent track record wishes to meet a like-minded PR agency/consultancy with the view to either selling the business or joining forces.

Would possibly suit an agency/consultancy with no beauty clients looking to grow its horizons.

If of interest, please forward details in strictest confidence to DIARY info@diaryd.com.

Press Officer appointed on highstreet fashion brands

Lisa Goody, previously at House of Fraser, will be joining Miss Selfridge and Wallis on Monday 10 January as Press Officer. Contact.

Regional magazine seeks new male grooming products

Lauren Waugh is currently looking for new male grooming products for next month's Health Matters Supplement in Living North magazine. Contact.

Accessories brand takes PR in-house

Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses is now handling all press enquiries in-house. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Sassi Holford Bridal Couture Sample Sale
  • Future Map 10 - showcasig talent from University of the Arts London. The winner of the Zabludowicz Collection Future Map Prize 2010 will be announced on the night
  • Vauxhall Fashion Scout (VFS) London Catwalk Womenswear Shows
  • VFS Menswear Day
  • VFS London Exhibition
  • VFS Media & VIP Lounge
  • Intelligent PR Sample Sale featuring Loft Design By..., American Retro, Zoe Tee's, FSAugusta and Lilee
  • ESPA Beauty Events
See DIARYdates.

New jobs on www.diarydirectory.com

Media Street Apps - Local Content Editor
RANDOM magazine - Freelance Advertising Sales Executive

Talk PR - Account Manager (Beauty & Wellbeing)
Kilpatrick PR - Account Manager/ Senior Account Manager
Alberto Culver- Senior Press Officer (Basingstoke)
SASSOON - PR Manager (In-House)

Red Hot PR - Account Executive & Junior Account Executive
The Dune Group - PR Internship
Boden - Shoot Assistant

Mawgan Porth - Marketing & PR Intern

Click here to see Job Lots.

06 January 2011

British car manufacturer launches fashion and lifestyle range

British sportscar company Lotus has appointed Bryan Morel PR to assist with the launch activities of its new luxury lifestyle apparel line, Lotus Originals. The Lotus Originals collection consists of luxury products from leisurewear (leather jackets, coats, knitwear, denim and cargo pants) to lifestyle products such as luggage, small leather goods and accessories.
A full PR strategy will support the launch of the Lotus Originals webstore in February 2011 followed by the opening of a flagship store in London in 2011/12. Contact.

Fashion editor returns from maternity leave

Kat Marshall has returned to Closer magazine as fashion editor following her maternity leave. Contact.

Lara Myall, who was covering the position in Kat's absence, can now be contacted through her freelance details. Contact.

Consumer title makes fashion team changes

Following the departure of Patti Worth, Nadia Balame has been appointed fashion assistant at InStyle. In addition Frankie Read, formerly senior fashion assistant, has been promoted to junior fashion editor. Contact.

New member appointed at fashion agency

Keith Wallace, previously at Bryan Morel PR, has been appointed as PR Director at Karla Otto working on accounts: Valentino, Marni, COS, Gareth Pugh and Genetic Denim. Working alongside Keith, Nick Spensley will work on the Valentino, Gareth Pugh and COS accounts and Ula Lebryk will be working on Marni and Genetic Denim. Contact.

Fashion press office contact changes

Today is Sophie Laurence's last day in the Thomas Pink press office. Please contact Lily or Victoria Rose with Thomas Pink press enquiries going forward. Contact.

Sophie will shortly be joining the in-house team at Russell & Bromley - contact details to be confirmed in due course.

Agency wins new fashion clients

Material-PR has recently been appointed to represent fashion brands, Atalanta Weller and Tessa Edwards. Contact.

Luxury textiles brand appoints PR

Kathryn Dighton PR is now representing Woods of Harrogate, manufacturer of luxury bedding, kitchen, dining and bathroom textiles. Contact.

Women's consumer title appoints fashion assistants

Following the departure of Sophie Bew, Linh Ly has been appointed contributing fashion assistant at Harper’s Bazaar. Linh will be assisting acting executive fashion director Gabriele Hackworthy and fashion editor Nathalie Riddle. In addition Naomi Smart has been appointed fashion assistant and will be assisting senior style editor Carmen Borgonovo. Contact.

Haircare brand appoints PR

Kilpatrick PR has been appointed to run product and brand PR for Trevor Sorbie. Kilpatrick PR will be retained to handle brand PR and consumer press for the entire Trevor Sorbie Professional product range as well as the MG range for men which are both available exclusively from Boots. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Firetrap AW11 Collection Launch Party
  • Roger & Gallet Fragrance and Body Care Launch
  • Topshop Make-Up SS11 Press Event (rescheduled)
  • Mama Mio Face Launch
See DIARYdates.

Freelance PR

Kelly Slociak, previously Account Director at Wingfield PR, is now freelance and will be specialising in fashion and beauty PR. Contact.

PR appointment and fashion client wins

Juliet Cornwell, previously in-house at L'Oréal, has joined the team at Believe Eve as maternity cover for Account Manager, Amy Stevens.
In addition, Believe Eve has recently won two new clients: Luminox and Sekonda watch brands. Contact.

British kitchen appliance manufacturer appoints PR

Cirkle has been appointed by British kitchen appliance manufacturer, Russell Hobbs, to handle its six-figure UK and European PR remit for its vast range of small domestic appliances. Contact.

PR consultancy and agency moves

PR consultancy and agency Starworks has a new address and contact number. Contact.

05 January 2011

New researcher appointed at trend service

Candida Balfour has joined Stylus as 'researcher - fashion' for Create. Please send all press and product information to Candida, or managing editor, Louise Chidgey. Contact.

Teen magazine compiling competition pages

Amy Lewis is compiling the competition spread for the March 2011 issue of Sugar and Sugarscape.com. In return for a prize of value £250 - you’ll get receive coverage in Sugar (calendar style slot) as well as on Sugarscape.com (feature with pics and links). Please provide Amy with 100 words of copy, an image and a clear explanation of the prize offered. Contact.

E-zine makes changes to editorial team

Natasha McNamara has returned from maternity leave and resumed her role as editor of Glamour.com. Charlotte Duck who covered her as acting editor will resume her role as celebrity & entertainment editor. Contact.

London blog has new address

This Little Lady went to London (blog) has a new address.

This Little Lady went to London now reaches over 100,000 readers per month. We cover all London related news and events, fashion, beauty, culture, competitions, reviews and more.


Online title appoints junior beauty editor

Viola Levy has joined glass magazine (online) as junior beauty editor. Contact.

Fashion Account Executive appointed at agency

Holly Stewart has been appointed Fashion Account Executive at EdenCancan looking after Puma, SuperTrash, and Tamaris. Holly will be responsible for looking after call-in’s. Contact.

Fashion & beauty director resumes role on contract title

Sarah Gowland, fashion & beauty director at Your M&S Magazine, has returned from maternity leave. Contact.

Weekly consumer title appoints features editor

Look magazine's, Jo Adnitt has been promoted to features editor. Jo was previously commissioning editor and will oversee lifestyle and real life features on the magazine. Contact.