28 February 2011

Freelance journalist seeking beauty products, apps & acupuncture experts

Freelance beauty journalist Ambarina Hasan is currently working on a series of features for e-zine Running in Heels. Ambarina would like to receive press releases, images and samples on:
  • Products that get faces beyond 'every-day clean', i.e. electronic devices, cleansers or buffers
  • Fitness Apps - For the iPhone/other handheld devices
  • Acupuncture - Benefits, caveats, practitioners and celebrities who use it
Contact.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Miss Sporty launch
  • designjunction
  • Windle & Moodie Speed Styling event (updated)
  • Herbal Essences event (change of date)
  • Merchant Taylors' Golden Shears
  • ModelCo Celebrity product launch and PA
  • Paul & Joe AW11 Collection
  • Rootstein Showroom Launch Party
  • 2011 FDC Young Designer Show
  • The Speed NetWorks - a new networking event for the media industry
  • Exposure AW11 Bloggers Preview
See DIARYdates.

Two new fashion clients for H.PR London

H.PR London has taken on two new fashion clients for the AW11 season - Australian label Ruby Smallbone, and Italian label Vivetta. Contact.

You magazine appoints fashion booking editor

Following the departure of Emma Spike, Megan McCluskie has been appointed fashion bookings editor at The Mail on Sunday's supplement You magazine. Contact.

KVPR launches, represents dr. brandt skincare

KVPR, a public relations agency under direction of Vicky Mansour (née Manchett) and Kate Piesse has launched, announcing dr. brandt skincare as its first client. KVPR will handle all new product launches, interviews with Dr. Brandt and promote the existing core range to both consumer and trade press. Contact.

Prestige & Collections appoint Junior Press Officer

Jennifer Hale, previously at Lancôme, has been appointed as Junior Press Officer at Prestige & Collections, L'Oréal Luxury Products Division. Jen will be working with Raj Kaur, PR Manager, across Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Viktor & Rolf, Diesel, Cacharel, Stella McCartney and Maison Martin Margiela fragrances. Contact.

Changes to the beauty team at Vogue

Vogue’s beauty and health team has changed for the short-term as Nicola Moulton, beauty and health director, and Kelly Gilbert, beauty and health editor, are both now on maternity leave. Kathleen Baird-Murray has been appointed acting beauty and health director, with Jessica Hogan as acting beauty and health associate. In addition, Ashleigh McMorran has joined the team as beauty assistant. Contact.

Marisa Bates commences new role today at Red magazine

Marisa Bates has started today as pa to editor/ editorial assistant at Red magazine. Contact.

Push PR wins accessories boutique client


Push PR has been appointed to represent new online accessories boutique, Regal Rose. Contact.

butter LONDON appoints Parker Hobart

Parker Hobart has been appointed by butter LONDON to handle all media relations and PR strategy in the UK. butter LONDON has recently launched 'Bluey' (pictured) - a new shade created by the brand's Founding Creative Director and colour trend expert Nonie Creme between AW11 fashion shows in London and New York. Contact Linda Land for information, samples or to arrange an interview. Contact.

25 February 2011

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Country Living magazine Spring Fair 2011
  • Oasis AW11 Press Day
  • J&M Davidson Sample Sale
See DIARYdates.

ELLE Decoration’s Emilio Pimentel-Reid has title change

Emilio Pimentel-Reid, previously shopping editor at ELLE Decoration, has been promoted to shopping/decorating editor. Contact.

Red magazine appoints pa to editor/editorial assistant

Following the departure of Lisa Harvey, Marisa Bates will be joining Red magazine as pa to editor/editorial assistant next week. (28 February) Contact.

Imagination PR appointed by boutique cupcake specialist

Imagination PR has been appointed to represent boutique bakery and cupcake specialist Sweet Couture. Contact.

Mercedes-Benz appoints new PR to develop fashion association

Mercedes-Benz has appointed Yellowdoor to develop its association with Fashion. The brand is actively involved in fashion events in 30 countries around the world. In addition to established fashion weeks in London, Berlin, New York, Milan and Paris, Mercedes-Benz is present at exclusive fashion events in several other major international cities including Mexico City, Stockholm, Beijing and Buenos Aires. The first project for Yellowdoor is to support Mercedes-Benz as the official car of London Fashion Week. Contact.

New Marketing & PR Assistant at Phase Eight

Anika Mankus has recently joined Phase Eight as the new PR & Marketing Assistant. Contact.

Ultimo Creative Director resigns

Celebrity fashion designer, Brian Rennie, has resigned as Creative Director of Ultimo Couture. Brian was appointed the creative director of Ultimo Couture (part of the MJM International Group) in 2010 to design a range of luxury red carpet dresses for the brand for high street retailer Debenhams. He has just completed the Ultimo Couture bridal gowns, which were designed by Brian Rennie and presented last month.

24 February 2011

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • International launch of a new CH Carolina Herrera Fragrance
  • Berkeley Square pop up exhibition and gala in association with the RNIB, to launch the new Berkeley Square fragrance
  • Superfine - AW11 press days
  • BOUTIQUE SALE - International Designer brands for women
  • Fashion Loves Film - The Birds Eye View Film Festival 2011
  • The Communications Store Press Day
  • Pierre Hardy AW11 Collection
See DIARYdates.

Tomo Kembery completes sale of RANDOM magazine

Tomo Kembery, founder of RANDOM magazine, has announced today that he has sold the publication and all areas of the business encompassing print, online and events to a Spanish publishing house for £1.1 Million. Full copyright and all trademark logos will cross over to the new owners of the magazine, which will now only be published in Spain and Portugal.

Tomo commented: “Myself and the team have worked hard to gain respect in the industry with RANDOM, and built up a solid readership. We are happy to see the magazine go to a new home and right now I’m ready for another venture and to keep pushing myself forward.”

The fashion entrepreneur will soon announce a new online e-tailing shop that will be linked in with a new print and online magazine. The current editorial and creative team will cross over to the new business. www.random-magazine.com

Disneyrollergirl revealed and relaunches site

Freelance stylist and journalist Navaz Batliwalla has revealed herself as the author of the anonymous fashion insider blog, Disneyrollergirl. The newly relaunched site, Disneyrollergirl.net offers behind-the-scenes news, insights and opinion and will also publish fashion shoots and exclusive video content. Navaz continues to work on freelance styling and writing commissions for publications including H&M magazine, Glassmagazine.co.uk and a column for Grazia India. Contact.

Associate features editor at Vogue goes freelance

Charlotte Sinclair, associate features editor at Vogue, is going freelance at the end of February. Charlotte has been made a contributing editor at Vogue and will continue to write for the magazine, as well as other titles and newspapers. Contact.

Neville McCarthy appoints Account Executive

Michael Evans has joined Neville McCarthy Associates as Account Executive. Michael will be working on on Huntsman, Gleneagles and Vertu. Contact.

News International confirm title of new men's magazine

News International has confirmed the title of its new men’s publication. The pilot issue of the one-off supplement, titled Jam, will be included in the News of the World on 6 March. The 56 page magazine will feature style, grooming, music, gadgets and celebrity interviews. Jam will be edited by Mark Hayman, currently creative director of Fabulous. In addition, Joely Carey has been appointed editorial director. Contact.

EF MediSpa takes PR in-house

Press enquiries for EF MediSpa are now being handled in-house with Alex Bridgewater who has been appointed PR Manager.Contact.

Vert PR appointed by organic fragrance house PG Organics

New fragrance house, PG Organics by Patricia Gallagher has appointed specialist natural beauty agency Vert PR to launch its debut scent, Embrace. The organically certified Eau de Parfum launches mid-March. Ecocert-certified and made in France, the perfume has been created with 100% natural ingredients, 97.05% of which are organic. Contact.

Changes in press contact details for Thomas Sabo

German jewellery brand, Thomas Sabo has taken its press office in-house. All sample and image enquiries should be directed to International PR Manager, Caroline Hochstrat.

In addition, Tamara Kretzer PR has been appointed to handle all special projects and events for the brand.
Contact.

23 February 2011

The Refinery appoints Imagination PR

Imagination PR is now representing leading male grooming range, The Refinery. Contact.

Rebecca Goodyear PR appointed by Spa Fabulous

Spa Fabulous has appointed Rebecca Goodyear PR to handle press and PR for the spa and its skincare product line. A press event for the launch of new products will be announced shortly. Contact.

Team changes at RDPR

RDPR has announced some changes within the PR team: Rebecca Gentry will be stepping into the role of Acting Public Relations Manager until further notice. Furthermore, Jack Cassidy has joined Rebecca, and PR Coordinator Louise Wickens, as PR Administrator. Contact.

DIARY dates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Peachy Belts Spring 2011 Preview
  • Lara Bohinc AW11 Paris Showroom
  • Horrockses Homeware Launch
  • London Fashion Week Closing Party Co-ordinated by Richard Austin Rees & Julian Bennett
  • Susan Caplan Vintage Collection AW11 Press Day
  • Robinson Pfeffer AW11 Press Days (change of time)
  • Corlette London & Little Emperors & Co celebrate the closing of LFW - in association with Belvedere Vodka
See DIARYdates.

Talk PR acquires Store PR to form Talk Store division

Talk PR has acquired a majority interest in specialist boutique fashion and lifestyle PR agency, Store PR, which will merge with Talk PR's existing fashion team to form new division Talk Store on 18 March 2011.

Talk PR's Talk Store division will be headed by Store PR founder, Tania Bard, who founded her agency seven years ago. The Talk Store team will consist of Talk PR and Store PR's existing fashion teams, working in a bespoke studio space at Talk PR's headquarters in Rathbone Place.

Jane Boardman, CEO of Talk PR comments "Fashion is an increasingly important part of our business with non-fashion clients valuing the connection to fashion's influence. I'm delighted to welcome Tania Bard and her team to Talk PR". Contact.
Tania Bard added, "Talk PR is one of the most respected PR agencies in London and I'm proud to be joining Jane and her team". Contact.

Beauty Seen PR appointed by Japonesque

Beauty Seen PR is now representing cosmetic tool and accessory brand Japonesque. Contact.

J. JS Lee press office & studio has moved

Jackie Lee's fashion label J. JS Lee has a new studio address. Press enquiries are handled in-house. Contact.

Fashion Brights SS11 feature opportunity

Gabrielle Teare, blogger, personal stylist and international fashion writer would like beauty (particularly make-up) and fashion products to review for a feature on Fashion Brights SS11 and what colours to wear with the Fashion Brights.

Please send product details, samples and jpeg images to Gabrielle by 9 March. Contact.

OK! TV appoints Emily Griffiths as planning editor

Channel Five's celebrity news show OK! TV has launched. Emily Griffiths has been appointed planning editor. Press releases and news should be directed to Emily. Contact.

Gabriele Hackworthy appointed fashion director at Harper’s Bazaar

Harper’s Bazaar has announced the appointment of Gabriele Hackworthy as fashion director. Gabriele joins Bazaar with more than 15 years’ experience as a fashion director and creative consultant in Sydney, New York and London. Originally from Sydney, she became fashion director at Australian Vogue at the age of 26 before moving to New York where she worked as fashion director-at-large for Japanese Vogue. She joined Chinese Vogue in 2004 when the title first launched, working in a dual role of fashion director-at-large for both Asian titles. Gabriele has directed an international roster of photographers and stylists and worked with photographers including Craig McDean, Terry Richardson and Mario Sorrenti and stylists Karl Templer, Marie Amelie Sauve and Panos Yiapanis. Gabriele, who replaces Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou, will lead the Harper’s Bazaar fashion team, reporting on trends from around the world and directing the main fashion shoots, covers and celebrities for the brand. Contact.

British brand Horrockses appoints Parker Hobart

Luxury lifestyle agency Parker Hobart has been appointed to represent British brand Horrockses who is set to launch a bed linen collection based on the original fashion designs of the 1940’s and 1950’s. Parker Hobart will be responsible for creative consumer campaigns, trade and consumer PR alongside all press office activity including seasonal press events. Contact.

22 February 2011

DIARY dates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Clerkenwell Design Week 2011 Press Breakfast
  • Danielle Scutt for Freedom at Topshop Premium Jewellery Launch
  • The Harrods Shoe Salon Launch
  • Storm Models Hosts Official LFW Party
  • Libelula Sample Sale
  • Big Red Management in association with Austin Reed social evening meeting sporting personalities and brand leaders
  • Pure London
  • Pure Spirit
  • Launch of the New Vitage Antioxidant Skincare range with leading cosmetic doctor - Dr Patrick Bowler
  • Desk side press appointments available with founder of M2 Beauté Lashes and Brows, Marci Marrek in London
  • Launch of London Sky Bar
  • Dove Beauty Finishing School
  • Pollini by Nicholas Kirkwood AW11/12 Press Day
  • Mamas & Papas 30th Birthday
  • 2011 Miami Beach International Fashion Week
  • Miami Beach International Fashion Week Showcases the Danasha Luxury Butterfly Collection
  • Bridal Designer Sale
  • London Design Week
  • City & Beach Lifestyle Awards 2011 - In association with Moet & Chandon and Grey Goose vodka
See DIARYdates.

Supermarket Planet Organic appoints Pure PR

Pure Public Relations has been appointed by Planet Organic to handle all press and publicity for the brand and its founder Renée Elliott. Planet Organic is the UK’s largest fully certified organic supermarket, stocking food, health & beauty products. Renée Elliott is available for interview. Contact.

Goodley PR wins luxury accessories label

Goodley PR has been appointed to handle the PR for luxury accessories label Corlette London, Founded by Fiorina Benveniste-Schuler, the label specialises in corseted fashion belts and gloves. Contact.

Allen Carr's Easyway appoints Grapevine

Grapevine has been appointed PR agency to Allen Carr's Easyway, a stop smoking method. Contact.

Marketing Week appoints acting features writer

Jo Roberts, features writer at Marketing Week, will be on maternity leave as of Friday. In her absence, Lucy Handley has been appointed acting features writer. Contact

Coty`s Kirsty Dale promoted to PR Director

Coty has announced the promotion of Kirsty Dale to PR Director. Kirsty, formerly Communications Manager, joined Coty in 1999 and has successfully launched fragrances such as Marc Jacobs Daisy, Chloe, Kylie Darling and the Beckhams, as well as ensuring masterbrands like Rimmel and Calvin Klein fragrances maintain a prominent media profile.
Kirsty will continue to oversee the PR for both the Coty Prestige and Coty Beauty divisions. Reporting into Kirsty is Amy Betsworth, Deputy PR Manager, with responsibility for the Coty Beauty brands. Contact.

Heart FM appoint Kate Shapland as beauty editor

Kate Shapland has been appointed online beauty editor at Heart FM. Kate will publish two stories a week for the site www.heart.co.uk. Kate will also continue to work on her weekly beauty column in The Telegraph Magazine, on The Daily Telegraph's Fashion website (fashion.telegraph.co.uk), her blog The Leg Room and as a guest beauty editor for the Beauty Club at Debenhams.com. Contact

Easy Living appoints features associate

Lisa Harvey, previously pa to the editor/editorial assistant at Red magazine, has joined Easy Living as features associate. Contact

Laurus PR to disband as an agency

After 5½ successful years, Emma de Ujfalussy has decided to disband Laurus PR as an agency as of 1 March in order to spend more time with her young family. Emma intends to move forward as a PR consultant and strategist creating campaigns for brands, and will continue to run campaigns for current Laurus PR clients: Aubrey Organics, Beauty Concepts International (LCN and Biodroga) and Spavision (Kerstin Florian, Li’Tya and VitaMan). Emma will be moving office shortly (details to be confirmed) but can be contacted by email or on her mobile in the meantime. Contact

Crystalware maker Baccarat appoints Camron

Crystalware maker Baccarat has appointed Camron PR as its retained lifestyle PR agency effective from 1 March.

Harper's Bazaar appoints contributing features & travel assistant

Lucy Halfhead, previously features assistant at Marie Claire, has joined Harper’s Bazaar as contributing features & travel assistant.Contact

Hilary Alexander to go freelance

Hilary Alexander, fashion director at The Daily Telegraph, is going freelance at the end of June. Hilary will continue to write for The Daily Telegraph but not on a full-time basis. Freelance contact details will be confirmed in due course. Contact

21 February 2011

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Rosie Fox Press Appointments
  • Femme De La Creme - Best of Class
  • Mamas & Papas 30th Birthday hosted by founders David and Luisa Scacchetti
  • Cowshed Handcare Launch
See DIARYdates.

Plus size retailer appoints Bright Light PR

Bright Light PR has been appointed by OneStopPlus.co.uk to handle press and publicity for the online plus size fashion retailer. Catering for men and women (sizes 14-40), stocked brands include La Redoute, Daxon, Adidas and Nike. Contact.

BrandAlley appoints to PR team

BrandAlley has appointed Leona Irving as Press Officer. Leona will raise awareness of BrandAlley.co.uk to the national, online, regional and consumer press. Contact
Additionally the fashion website has appointed Lisa Berwin Communications as Communications Consultant in charge of all corporate and trade communications. Contact

Image consultancy Abigail Michael London's new number

Image consultancy Abigail Michael London has a new telephone number. Contact

Greene & Sheppard PR has moved

Greene & Sheppard PR has now moved to its new Charlotte Street address. Contact.

18 February 2011

New jobs on www.diarydirectory.com

Fashion:
theOutnet.com - Online Marketing Manager
NET-A-PORTER.COM - Search Marketing Executive
NET-A-PORTER.COM - Advertising and Partnerships Executive
NET-A-PORTER.COM - PR Manager
NET-A-PORTER.COM - Advertising Sales Coordinator
Mr Porter - PR Executive
Mr Porter - Marketing Executive | Paid Search
Mr Porter - Marketing Executive | Social Media
Mr Porter - Marketing Executive | Affiliates and Advertising
Stephen Webster - Press Officer
Thomas Pink - PR Manager

Beauty:
Fuel PR - Account Director (Beauty)
Spire PR - Health & Beauty PR Freelance Consultant (Part-time)
JFL Search and Selection - Beauty Brand Manager, London (in-house)

Placements:
Boden - Press Office Work Placement
Obsession PR - Placement

Click here to see Job Lots.

Charlotte Save leaves Talk PR

Charlotte Save, previously Account Coordinator at Talk PR, will join Kilpatrick PR on 1 March. Details will be announced in due course.

Beauty Seen PR appointed by Goody, Ruby Hammer

Beauty Seen PR has been appointed to handle the UK press and PR for Goody, the hair styling & accessories brand. Contact.
Ruby Hammer, international make-up artist and co-founder of the Ruby & Millie and Scarlett & Crimson cosmetic ranges, has appointed Beauty Seen to handle her global press and PR. For all interview, quote and press requests please contact Kirsty Lewis. Contact.

Danish jewellery brand launches in UK with Emma Beckett PR

Emma Beckett PR has been appointed to handle press enquiries for Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. Established in 1963 by goldsmith Ole Lynggaard, Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen has supplied fine jewellery to the Danish royal household for over 40 years. The brand has recently launched in the UK with its new Sweet Drops collection. Available through the Talisman Gallery at Harvey Nichols. Contact.

Lingerie etailer seeks affordable PR support

A lingerie etailer is seeking a small, affordable PR service to assist the in-house marketing team. Please submit relevant credentials, details and your contact details to DIARY. Your details will be forwarded and shortlisted PRs will be contacted direct by the client.

DIARY dates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Next Model Management & Sony Music host end of London Fashion Week Party
  • Semple Secrets with Grayson Perry to celebrate International Womens Day
  • Felder Felder LFW After Show Party
  • Condé Nast International hosts a cocktail party to officially open Condé Nast Worldwide News
  • NIVEA/ ASOS Launch
  • The 4th annual COOL Venues Awards party
See DIARYdates.

Nina Campbell takes press office in-house

Press enquiries for luxury lifestyle brand Nina Campbell are now being handled in-house with Alice Deen as contact. Contact.

LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics head office to move 14 March

LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics' head office is relocating from Marble Arch House, Seymour Street to United Kingdom House, Oxford Street on 14 March. The move will include the press offices for Guerlain, Parfums Christian Dior, Parfums Givenchy, Emilio Pucci Fragrances and Kenzo. All telephone numbers will remain the same, however the switchboard numbers may not be working on Friday 11 March.

17 February 2011

New footwear brand Unleashed appoints PR agency

AJ PR has been appointed to handle all UK and Eire press enquiries for new women's fashion footwear brand, Unleashed. The European debut of Unleashed's AW11 collection took place at Pure London earlier this week. Contact.

DIARY dates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Exposure AW11 Press Day
  • Lulu Guinness AW11 Press Day
  • Major Givenchy Launch
  • LP Skin Therapy Launch – Dr Linda Papadopoulos skincare collection launch
  • Bubble London SS12 Collections - children's apparel and accessories show
  • Murad & The DoctorBrand Bloggers Event - Presentation by Jeff Murad, Vice President of Product Development Murad USA
  • Triumph AW11 Fashion Show
  • Katherine Hooker London Sample Sale
  • No7 & Poppy King Launch
  • T d l M AW11 Arctic Contortion Launch Party
  • Ada Zanditon’s LFW Aftershow Party
  • William Tempest and Mechante LFW After Party
  • Charlie le Mindu LFW Afterparty in association with the UK’s leading adult television channel Babestation
  • Slow Food launch UK iPhone app for the new Slow Wine 2011 guide
  • Modus Publicity AW11 Open Day
  • UK Launch of Novostrata - a unique rejuvenation skincare system
  • Lu Flux AW11 'Sea and Be Seen' Presentation
See DIARYdates.

Alexis Harvey joins Gina Conway press office

Alexis Harvey, previously at Laurus PR, has joined Gina Conway Aveda Salon and Spas as PR & Marketing Manager. Contact.

Celebrity editor joins Woman & Home

Lorraine Conway has joined Woman & Home as celebrity editor. Contact

Karena Callen moves

Karena Callen, freelance journalist, stylist and owner of Violetta Beauty Boutique, has a new address. Contact.

New PR position for Caroline Pycroft

Caroline Pycroft is now handling press relations for Secret Sales on a freelance basis, working 3 days a week. Contact.

16 February 2011

Beachwear brand and retailer appoints Amazing PR

Amazing PR has been appointed by Louise Sandberg to represent her beachwear brand (of same name) for 2011. This year, Louise is expanding on her own collection of silk dresses and kaftans. Contact.

Chevignon to relaunch in UK for AW11

French casualwear brand, Chevignon has chosen European distribution company A Number of Names for its AW11 UK relaunch. Chevignon will start by relaunching its Togs Unlimited jackets, with plans to slowly expand the offerings for the future. Contact.

Consumer title seeks celeb for Q&A

Spa Secrets is looking for a female celebrity to feature in the Q&A section of the magazine. The Q&A will be featured in the Spring edition, suggestions should be sent to Sam Lewis. Contact.

Clare Forde appointed by new men's grooming brand

Clare Forde PR has been appointed to handle the PR for Vintage Shaving Company, a new men's grooming brand. Launching exclusively in Harrods on 1 April, with a nationwide roll out in May, the brand debuts with two collections: Trad, a traditional classic citrus scent, and Mod, a uniquely contemporary masculine fragrance. Both collections include an Exfoliating Face Wash, Shave Cream, Daily Face Balm and an Eau de Toilette complete with hand crafted wooden cap. Contact.

Karla Otto appointed by YOOX Group

Karla Otto has been appointed to oversee all publicity for YOOX Group including yoox.com and thecorner.com. Contact.

Two client wins for Wizard PR

Wizard PR has been appointed to handle the PR for Fudge Urban. From the creators of Fudge, the Fudge Urban range of 11 salon-quality unisex hair products will initially be exclusive to Superdrug. Essence PR will continue to handle press enquiries for Fudge professional. Contact.

Wizard PR has also been appointed to represent Biolane, a French Skincare line formulated for babies and mothers-to-be. Biolane is recommended by paediatricians and dermatologists and has been used in maternity hospitals for over 30 years. Contact.

Pringe of Scotland appoints Head of PR & Marketing

Diane Crook has been appointed as Head of PR & Marketing at Pringle of Scotland, having previously held senior communications positions at Luellea Bartley and Juicy Couture. Diane will work closely with the newly appointed MD, Benoit Duverger on global marketing and PR strategies for the brand, whilst overseeing all global PR partners. Modus Publicity continues to act as the UK PR consultancy. Contact

15 February 2011

Anna Scholz takes press office in-house

Plus size women's fashion label, Anna Scholz has brought its press office in-house. Liz Ellery and Winnie Darach will now be the contacts for all press enquiries. Contact.

Greene & Sheppard PR will be moving 21 February

Greene & Sheppard PR will have a new postal address as of Monday, 21 February. Contact.

The Independent appoints fashion assistant

Rebecca Gonsalves, previously editorial assistant at i, is now fashion assistant at The Independent and i. Contact.

Victoria Riedl joins Sainsbury's Magazine

Victoria Riedl, previously beauty editor at ELLE, has been appointed beauty editor at Sainsbury’s Magazine. Contact.

14 February 2011

Former beauty editor Jenni Retourné launches blog

Former beauty editor Jenni Retourné has recently launched a new blog, Your Beauty Industry. Working for seven years within the beauty industry she previously held the role as editor of trade beauty magazine Pure Beauty, and in the last year has set up Style with Substance, a brand communications consultancy, to offer beauty brands social media, marketing and copywriting services. Her new blog discloses her experiences within this industry and shares advice given to her over the years. Beauty expert interviews, career advice, jobs, industry expert profiles and industry news can all be viewed on her blog. Contact.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Happie Loves it London Buyers & Bloggers Event
  • Launch of Voy Pop-Up Shop & SS11 Collection
  • Annabelles Wigs Hair Launch
  • Vicki Edgson Health and Beauty Retreat
  • Tisserand Beauty Launch
  • Canary Wharf’s Fashion Fix
  • Urban Decay Beauty Event
  • Scottish Fashion Awards
See DIARYdates.

Acting web editor appointed on wedding e-zine

Beth Ivory, web editor at weddingmagazine.co.uk, is now on maternity leave. In her absence Jayne Cherrington-Cook has been appointed acting web editor. Contact

Glamour magazine appoints deputy features editor

Gemma Askham, previously deputy lifestyle editor at the News of the World’s Sunday supplement Fabulous magazine, has been appointed deputy features editor at Glamour magazine. Contact.

Blood & Co Artist Management appointed by photographer

Interiors and still-life photographer, Paul Raeside has appointed Blood & Co Artist Management as his representation. Paul’s clients include Heals, Conran, The Langham Hotel, Marks and Spencer. Contact.

HEMYCA handling PR in-house

British womenswear brand HEMYCA is now handling all PR in-house. Contact.

Condé Nast Traveller promotes Fiona Lintott

Condé Nast Traveller has promoted Fiona Lintott to fashion & beauty editor. Initially joining the magazine as associate fashion & beauty editor from Tatler in 2005, then being promoted to executive fashion & beauty editor, Fiona's experience within the fashion, beauty and retail industry has played a significant role in Condé Nast Traveller's shopping features and fashion & beauty editorial. Contact.

Christina Arfwedson, retail editor at Condé Nast Traveller, is leaving the magazine in March to join Vanity Fair as executive retail editor. Christina’s replacement will be announced in due course.

Erickson Beamon appoint Press Manager

Jewellery brand Erickson Beamon has appointed Victoria Cumming as Press Manager. Contact.

11 February 2011

Hillier London works with Finch & Partners

Hillier London, the fashion accessories brand from 2009 Accessory Designer Of The Year Katie Hillier, has appointed Finch and Partners as support for its PR, communications and VIP strategy. Stockists of the brand include Dover Street Market, Harvey Nichols, Joseph, Collete and Astley Clarke. Contact.

New London based agency 10 PR

Jenna Tyrrell and Marika Trembath have launched fashion PR and marketing agency 10 PR. The London based agency has been appointed to handle the UK PR for the following clients;
FIVE by Rio Ferdinand, Zandra Rhodes Footwear, Wolverine, Milletre, Minimum, Stylust and Ivana Boutique. Contact.

Portrait Communications represents Steiff

Portrait Communications has been appointed by historic German toy manufacturer Steiff, who created the world’s first teddy bear in 1902. Today the company manufactures bears and stuffed animals for adults and children. Contact.

Tisserand appoints Pegasus PR

Tisserand has appointed Pegasus PR on a retained basis to handle all consumer and trade PR for its range of products. Tisserand produces natural personal care products, skin treatments, natural convenience aromatherapy and traditional aromatherapy products which are stocked in Boots, Waitrose, Lloyds pharmacy and selected health food stores. Tisserand was founded by Robert Tisserand in the 1970’s, and has roots promoting aromatherapy education. Contact.

Imagination PR represents Yes To

Imagination PR is now representing Yes To (Yes To Tomatoes and Yest To Carrots), the paraben-free, face, body and hair care products. Contact.

TSE cashmere closes UK press office

Cashmere brand TSE has announced the closure of the UK press office. All press requests should be directed to Linda Jun in the TSE New York press office. The TSE mainline, Jason Wu for TSE and TSE Men collections will continue to be available in the UK, stocked in Harvey Nichols and Selfridges diffusion line tsesay will be stocked only in New York and Asia. Contact.

ES Magazine appoints executive editor

Andy Barker, previously features editor of the Evening Standard’s supplement ES Magazine, has been appointed executive editor following the departure of editor, Sasha Slater. Contact.

Crystal Couture Shoes appoints Karen Berman Consultancy

Karen Berman Consultancy has been appointed to represent Crystal Couture Shoes. To celebrate the launch of the new West End production of The Wizard of Oz, Crystal Couture Shoes has created the limited edition 'Dorothy Ruby Red Slippers' (pictured above). Contact

10 February 2011

Fashion photographer appoints Tiger Creative

Tiger Creative has been appointed to represent fashion photographer Neil Marriott. Contact.

Wedding/ Wedding Flowers appoints fashion intern

Billy Hasan has been appointed editorial & fashion intern at Wedding/ Wedding Flowers. Contact.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • House of Rena AW11 Preview
  • Superdrug Summer Campaign
  • Estethica Brunch at LFW
See DIARYdates.

Sam Jennings PR takes on new eco clients

Sam Jennings PR has been appointed to handle the PR for EcoHip, an e-tail site that specialises in organic and eco products as well as Pranamat Eco, the eco friendly massage mat. Contact.

09 February 2011

Alexander Boyd takes press office in-house

Menswear tailoring and shirts label, Alexander Boyd has taken its press office in-house. Meena Jassal will now be the contact for all press enquiries. Contact.

Emma Foale joins Your Home as editorial assistant

Emma Foale has joined Your Home as editorial assistant. Emma will be looking after the At Home pages, Decorating news, Kitchens and Bathrooms news page, Must Do Jobs for the month ahead, Home Improvement news page and Eco news. Contact.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Alex Barlow Consultancy AW11 Press Day
  • Launch of new lndian cocktail bar, Zenno
  • Henrietta Ludgate Presentation and After Party
  • Robinson Pfeffer AW11 Press Day
  • Stitch AW11 Menswear Launch Party
  • Zilli Green 'Bring Back the Buffet' Press Event
  • NewbarK Press Day and Trunk Show
  • A La Disposition Parfum Launch
  • Lipsy AW11 Press Day
  • P&G Grooming Events
  • P&G Beauty Events
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Spring Launch (change of date)
See DIARYdates.

Online lifestlyle brand appoints Freewheelin’ PR

Freewheelin’ PR has been appointed to handle all press for the online boutique brand Howkapow. Set up in December 2010 by husband and wife Cat and Rog How, the shop showcases and sells innovative and unique products from a range of independent designers, championing emerging talent from a variety of creative industries. Howkapow stocks everything from Illustration, jewellery and accessories to homeware and furniture. Contact.

Sam Jennings PR relocates

Sam Jennings PR has a new address & contact number. Contact.

Paul Watson joins Mr Porter as PR Manager

Paul Watson has joined the in-house team at Mr Porter as PR Manager. Paul will be responsible for overseeing all elements of the Mr Porter PR campaign and will work closely with retained agency The Communications Store. Paul takes up the position following his similar role at ASOS. Contact.

Fashionable Maven website seeking news on beauty trends

Website, Fashionable Maven is currently compiling a feature on the latest beauty trends for 2011 and would like to receive news about nail art, eye shadow palettes for SS11, nail varnish and lipsticks. News should be emailed to the Fashionable Maven team. Contact.

Shortcuts Software appoints Amazing PR

Amazing PR has been appointed by the UK’s leading salon software company Shortcuts Software to undertake a public relations campaign launching Shortcuts’ latest product mylocalsalon - the UK’s first national online directory that allows the consumer to find and book hair and beauty services. Contact.

08 February 2011

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Alessi SS11 Press Preview
  • Goldsmiths' Fair 2011
  • Exhibition "Mindful of Silver"
  • Princesse tam tam Love Bar at Selfridges
  • bareMinerals Pretty Amazing Lip Color Press Breakfast
  • Lara Bohinc launches new first collection of scarves
  • Anthony for Men Grooming Launches
See DIARYdates.

New Brighton PR agency O'Connor Publicity

Isabel O'Connor has launched O'Connor Publicity. The Brighton based agency, with a focus on fashion, beauty & health, lifestyle and art,currently represents: Harley Street nutritionist and author Vicki Edgson, who is set to open health retreats in Ibiza this March and launch a health focused food range; John Tsagaris, a doctor of Chinese medicine and acupuncturist who practices at his Knightsbridge based clinic; and Annabelles Wigs.

Furthermore, Emma O'Connor has been appointed as Publicist at O'Connor Publicity. Contact.

Daily Express editor steps down

Peter Hill, editor of the Daily Express, is set to leave the paper. Peter will be replaced by current deputy editor Hugh Whittow later this month. Contact.

ASOS appoints Head of Art

Patrick Waugh, previously creative director & art director at POP magazine, has been appointed head of art at ASOS. Contact.

Brides magazine appoints acting editor

Deborah Joseph, editor at Brides magazine, is now on maternity leave. In her absence Jade Beer has been appointed acting editor. Contact.

The Raw Denim Bar appoints Bright Light PR

The Raw Denim Bar has appointed Bright Light PR to handle the launch of its new website therawdenimbar.co.uk. Bright Light PR’s remit will be to manage a press office function, generating coverage for all the Raw Denim Bar brand’s in the fashion and style press. Contact.

New appointments at the Beauty Seen PR press office

There have been a number of changes in the Beauty Seen PR press office:

Harriet Gordon has begun her maternity leave from Beauty Seen PR with the appointment of Kirsty Lewis as cover. Kirsty has 15 years experience in the PR industry, including working on brands for Estée Lauder Companies, Selective Beauty and Brand PR. Kirsty will be responsible for brands including Top Shop Make Up, Goody, Rituals, Sienna X, Beverly Hills Formula, Japonesque.

Louisa Durrant, previously of Talk PR, has joined Beauty Seen PR as Account Director. Louise will be responsible for brands including Decleor, Shiseido and Carita.

Chloe Coates has joined Beauty Seen PR as Junior Account Executive working alongside Louisa Durrant, Account Director.

Contact.

Hand-made jewellery brand appoints cocktail PR

cocktail pr has been appointed to handle the PR for Ruby Dixie - a collection of hand-made jewellery made by Jakki Pransky which includes necklaces, bracelets, earrings and brooches. Contact.

07 February 2011

Topshop appoint Press Assistant

Amy Moran has joined the Topshop press office as Press Assistant. Contact.

Tadpole PR wins two lifestyle accounts

Tadpole PR has been appointed to handle the PR for the following lifestyle brands: Interior designer Melissa Lee as well as her studio; and Holly Lasseter Designs, manufacturers of hand-painted & bespoke china, textiles and fabrics with botanical themes. Contact.

Zest & Prima Baby appoint acting editors

Mandie Gower, editor of Zest, is now on maternity leave. In her absence, Elaine Griffiths, the editor of Prima Baby will be covering Mandie’s maternity leave. Contact.
At Prima Baby, former deputy editor Claire Lavelle will take on the role of acting editor during Elaine's absence. Contact.

A.I.'s new details

Fashion PR agency A.I. has a new address and telephone number. Contact.

Links of London appoints Press Officer

Gemma Douglass has joined the Links of London PR team as Press Officer. Along with Press Assistant Cat Meffan, Gemma will be the primary press contact. Contact.

Illamasqua brings PR in-house, appoints Nicola Thornton

Illamasqua has announced it has brought UK PR operations in-house and strengthened its team with the appointments of Nicola Thornton, having joined as UK Press Manager, and Melanie Green, to join next week as UK Press Assistant. Rosa Sibaja continues to head the press office as PR & Press Manager. Contact.

New make-up brand Mii Cosmetics appoints Halpern

Halpern has been appointed to handle the PR for new make-up brand Mii Cosmetics. The range will be launching through UK spas and salons this month. Contact.

Cirkle appoints Jenny Yu Senior Account Executive

Jenny Yu has started at Cirkle as Senior Account Executive, working on Girls with Attitude, Remington, Touch of Silver and Inecto. Jenny joins Cirkle from TONI&GUY where she was previously Senior Haircare Press Officer. Contact.

Ruby and Millie launch blog

Ruby Hammer and Millie Kendall, founders of the Ruby and Millie cosmetics brand, have launched their new beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog - Ruby and Millie. The blog will feature top tips, product reviews, 'get the looks' and competitions for readers.
Please send new products to review, information about forthcoming press launches and press releases to editorial assistant, Amanda Fuller. Contact.

The Independent announced fashion team changes

There have been some changes to the fashion team at The Independent:
following the departure of Carola Long, Gemma Hayward, previously senior fashion stylist, has been appointed deputy fashion editor. In addition, Harriet walker has been promoted to fashion writer, Harriet was previously fashion assistant. Contact.

Carola Long starts at the Financial Times

Carola Long, previously deputy fashion editor at The Independent, has started today as deputy fashion & beauty editor at the Financial Times. Contact.

04 February 2011

Eyewear brand brings PR in-house

Zoe Cosby in the Oliver Goldsmith press office is now handling all PR for both the Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses and Claire Goldsmith Eyewear brands. Contact.

British womenswear brand appoints PR

Goodley PR has been appointed to handle all publicity and press enquiries for UK womenswear brand Anonymous by Ross + Bute. The SS11 collections are now available to view at the Goodley PR showroom. Contact.

New men's title set to launch

The News of the World has confirmed it is set to launch a new men’s title which will run alongside the women’s supplement Fabulous. The 56-page supplement will launch on 6 March. Paul Hayes, the managing director of News International's commercial operation, said: "We have been delighted by the reaction this product has had from key clients within this sector and the wider advertising community as a whole. We are convinced that there is a need for an intelligent title with scale for both our male audience and our commercial partners." Further details and the editorial line-up will be confirmed in due course.

New fashion & beauty e-zine set to launch

Beachtomato.com is a new fashion and travel website by the travel specialists Black Tomato and several fashion experts, the site will launch on 1 March. Beachtomato.com will be an editorial website featuring beach-related stories, including travel destinations, beach-based activities, emerging Fashion Designers from around the world, fashion travel features, beauty and fitness treatments, gadgets and music. The team are interested in receiving news on all the above. Contact.

Fertility expert brings PR role in-house

Zita West (Zita West Clinics & Products), a fertility and pregnancy expert, is now handling PR in-house. Zita's own brand of beauty products are designed for using during, pre and post-pregnancy. Contact.

Nailcare brand appoints PR

Essence PR has announced the launch of new nail company nailease Instant Manicure, promising 100% real nail varnish delivered with zero drying time. The brand will launch into Boots stores nationwide on 28 February with over 25 nail polish shades, patterns and a French Manicure available. Contact.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • bareMinerals Online Skincare Launch
  • Escada AW11 Press Day
  • Exclusive New Dove Launch
  • Partimi at LFW
  • Zandra Rhodes interviewed at Pure London by Eric Musgrave
  • REN Beauty Launch
  • Shaun Leane New Jewellery Collection Launch (rescheduled)
  • The Laura Ashley Girlswear Launch
  • Freestyle Magazine Issue Three Matthew Williamson Launch Party (Berlin)
  • Jo Fairley and Sarah Stacey to speak at Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show
  • The Professional Beauty Awards 2011 and annual Gala dinner
  • Rimmel London Launch
  • Superdrug Optimum Apple Day Cream Launch
  • Kirsten Goss London New Collection Event
  • Susannah Hunter AW11 Press Day
  • King of Shaves Launch
  • Alexandra Groover Film Screening
  • Arfango Shoe Launch
See DIARYdates.

Editor of weekly consumer title resigns

June Smith-Sheppard, editor of women’s weekly magazine Pick Me Up, will be leaving the title to set up her own media consultancy. Further details will be confirmed in due course. Contact.

Fashion boutique relocates

Luna & Curious has a new address. Contact.

New clothing brand appoints PR

Its PR has won the PR pitch to launch new clothing line from Help for Heroes and Selection Branded Clothing. Its PR will work closely with Help for Heroes to launch the new brand, garner celebrity and media following to further expand the charity’s awareness, profile and most importantly provision for wounded servicemen and their families. Contact.

Lighting company appoints PR

Portrait Communications has been appointed to handle the PR for Davey Lighting - suppliers of marine and industrial lights for interior and exterior use. Contact.

London based footwear label appoints PR

Fashion PR Foundation has been appointed to handle the PR for London based footwear label Miista. Contact.

03 February 2011

Chane in press contact at home furnishing and accessories

Home furnishing and accessories retailer Brissi has promoted Michelle Ganner to in-house PR Director, overseeing all UK and International PR for the brand. Michelle was previously at Purple PR. Contact.

Online fashion store appoints PR

Online fashion store, DressRail.com has appointed Push PR to handle its press. Contact.

New role created at online fashion and beauty retailer

Patrick Waugh has been appointed as Head of Art for ASOS. This newly created role will see Patrick be responsible for the artistic direction of all visual assets from the ASOS portfolio as well as leading the creative team to shape the identity of ASOS’ site and magazine imagery, amongst additional ongoing projects. Patrick was most recently POP magazine’s creative director, and previously art director and commissioning editor at Arena Homme Plus. Contact.

Change in email for footwear PR

Bridget Gray of Gray PR has a new email address. Contact.

New junior account executive appointed at Beauty PR

Robyn Koumakis has been appointed as Junior Account Executive in the beauty department at Fuel PR. Contact.

French chalet appoints PR

Independent PR consultant Victoria Kyme is now representing French chalet accommodation, Ferme du Ciel (www.fermeduciel.com). Contact.

New entertainment editor appointed at consumer magazine

Following Joanna Abeyie's departure, Mary Bello has joined Pride magazine as entertainment editor. Contact.

Fashion client wins announced

Eskimo PR has been appointed to handle press enquiries for Australia’s leading luxury sheepskin brand, Australia Luxe Collective. In addition, Eskimo PR is also now working with WedgeWelly - the brand appeared in Dragons’ Den, May 2010, receiving a £65,000 investment from Theo Paphitis. Contact.

Senior Press Officer appointed by hair brands

Kerry Milton has joined the Alberto Culver press office as Temporary Senior Press Officer. Kerry joins ahead of Emma Gilman's maternity leave, planned for 14 March. Contact.

Change in press office details for eyewear brand

The Cutler and Gross press office has a new postal address and telephone numbers. In addition, Monica Chong has been promoted to Creative Director and PR Director. Contact.

FBC MD resigns

Courtney Blackman has resigned her post as MD of Fashion Business Club to focus on other opportunities.

For any Fashion Business Club (FBC) enquiries, please contact Co-Founder, Alison Whelan or Media & Events Manager, Buki Aje-Lloyd. Contact.

02 February 2011

Beauty writers launch magazine

Beauty writers Frenchy Beckford and Rhubarb Tuesday have launched the first issue of their quarterly publication, Adonis Loves Venus the Magazine, to accompany their popular blog. All press releases and invites should be sent to Frenchy and Rhubarb. Contact.

National newspaper appoints deputy fashion & beauty editor

Carola Long, currently deputy fashion editor at The Independent, has been appointed deputy fashion & beauty editor at the Financial Times. Carola’s last day at the Independent will be on 3 February and she will commence her new role at the Financial Times on 7 February. Contact.

E-zine has a new contact address & number

Femalefirst.co.uk has a new address and contact number. Contact.

Cosmeceutical skin therapy appoints PR

CCD PR is now representing DermaQuest skin therapy in the UK. This US cosmeceutical range will be launching a number of new stem-cell and peptide products and treatments to press over the coming months. Contact.

New address for fashion brand

Please note that the Bastyan press office is now based in Paul Street, EC2A. Contact.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • IPR AW11 Press Day
  • Anya Hindmarch LFW
  • Anya Hindmarch AW11 Men’s Collection Launch
  • Fiorelli & Fiorelli Black AW11 Press Day
  • Nica AW11 Press Day
  • Modalu AW11 Press Day
  • Fjaba LFW Catwalk Show
  • Lounge Lover AW11 Press Day
  • Paige Adams-Geller at Selfridges - Paige will be appearing at Selfridges for professional advice on jeans shopping
  • Alex Noble LFW Live Presentation
  • Fred Butler LFW Digital Presentation (on-schedule)
  • Jacob Kimmie AW11 Catwalk Show
  • Lako Bukia AW11 Catwalk Show
  • Jazz Katze AW11 Catwalk Show
  • A La Disposition AW11 Catwalk Show
  • Felicities Presents
  • Alice Palmer AW11 Catwalk Show
  • D.Gnak AW11 Catwalk Show
  • The Cornish Press Open Day
  • Pierre Garroudi Haute Couture AW11 Catwalk Show
  • Rigby & Peller Sample Sale
  • BeautyBay Press Launch
  • MODA Lingerie exhibition
  • Fuel PR Journalist Drinks (postponed)
See DIARYdates.

PR agency to handle LFW shows

MACHINE-A will be handling this AW11 LFW shows for designers Craig Lawrence, Alex Noble and Fred Butler. Contact.

Wedding PR specialist offers bespoke PR services

PR agency Propose PR, which is dedicated to representing brands in the wedding industry has recently launched ‘Propose PR Lite’. The Lite service is a ‘Pick n Mix' scheme allowing companies in the wedding industry to pick from a range of bespoke PR and marketing services that match their close requirements, as and when they need external assistance. With this new scheme there are no monthly retainer charges or lengthy contracts, the agency’s expertise can be accessed when a company needs it. This service is aimed at start-up and small wedding companies. Contact.

Fashion & Lifestyle Account Manager appointed

Lottie Wright has been appointed Account Manager (Fashion & Lifestyle) at RKM Communications. Contact.

Beauty etailer appoints PR agency

BeautyBay.com has appointed NYPR to handle its press and publicity with immediate effect. Now in its eleventh year, BeautyBay.com is currently the largest pure-play online retailer within the luxury beauty industry, offering a one-stop shop for all beauty needs including hair and skin care, makeup, accessories and male grooming. Contact.

01 February 2011

Hair salon brand appoints comsumer PR

RUSH Hair, winner of 10 British Hairdressing Awards, has appointed Mediahubb as its consumer PR agency, with Alison Jameson Consultants continuing to handle trade relations. Contact.

Fashion PR agency appointment & promotions

Bryan Morel PR announces changes to its team. Cameron Carter has joined as Account Director from Australia and will oversee the men's and accessories portfolio. Cameron’s recent career history includes working with a number of major Australian public relations agencies specialising in luxury, menswear and womenswear markets.

In addition, Seren Mason has been promoted to Account Manager and Katy Lubin has been promoted to Senior Account Executive. Ellie Edgar remains Account Director and oversees all womenswear clients.
Contact.

Fashion retailer closes gallery space

MACHINE-A has announced that, after 18 months hosting a series of flash events, it has closed the retail space at 60 Berwick Street. Contact.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Lascivious SS11 Rankin Launch
  • Lingerie Collective Valentine's Event
  • Katch PR for LFW
  • Luna & Curious Boutique Opening (change of date)
  • Fuel PR Journalist Drinks
  • Wolford RTW and Lingerie AW11 Press Day
  • Guts for Garters Launch
  • DESA AW11 Press Day
  • Shiseido Launch (postponed)
  • Anthropologie AW11 Press Day (fashion)
  • Anthropologie AW11 Press Day (home)
See DIARYdates.

E-zine makes editorial changes

There have been some changes to the editorial team at Glamour.com: Jessica David, hair & beauty editor, is now on maternity leave. In her absence, beauty news, invites and releases can be directed to editor, Natasha McNamara.
Charlotte Duck, previously celebrity and entertainment editor, has been promoted to celebrity & deputy editor.
Amy Stone, previously fashion editor, has been appointed celebrity style & entertainment editor.
Jenn Selby has also joined the team as junior writer. Contact.

Fashion PR agency appoints assistant and announces client wins

MLPR has been appointed by handbag and accessory designer Mimi and jewellery label Azuni to handle press and PR. Newly appointed fashion assistant Shereen Amarasekera will be working on both accounts. Contact.

Agency adds to fashion portfolio with 3 client wins

Chase PR has been appointed to handle the UK PR for Italian fashion brands, Miss Sixty, Killah and Energie. Contact.

E-zine rebrands & changes name

The website 60&Sensational has rebranded as SoSensational (www.sosensational.co.uk). Founded by fashion and beauty journalist Jan Shure, fashion editor of the Jewish Chronicle, and award-winning image consultant Cyndy Lessing, the website became SoSensational on 28 January. Invites, news and press releases should be directed to Jan. Contact.

Trio of wins for beauty PR agency

Menswear brand Henri Lloyd has appointed Mediahubb to handle press and publicity for their grooming range. Simply Wax, the waxing range developed by top hair removal expert Otylia Roberts, and Miss Wax have also appointed Mediahubb as their PR agency. Contact.

Wellbeing expert and health centre appoint PR

Claire Norrish PR has announced two new beauty and wellbeing client wins. Chelsea based fertility expert, acupuncturist and author Emma Cannon and Evolve Wellness Centre a new central London yoga and complementary treatment centre. Contact.

PR and advertising agencies merge

Independent consumer PR agency Dangling Carrot PR (Dangling Carrot Ltd) has merged with advertising agency Seed. The two teams will operate as Relish The Agency with a combined communications remit including PR, branding, digital and production. Contact.