27 April 2011

DIARY dates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Lierac Skincare Launch
  • Beauty Spa Anniversay Event
  • Boudoir PR AW11 Press Day
  • Petit Bateau Shop Opening & Launch of Petit Bateau Polos for Men, Women & Children
See DIARYdates.

ITV appoints Kate Reardon as commentator for The Royal Wedding

Tatler's editor Kate Reardon has been appointed by ITV as a commentator for The Royal Wedding on Friday. Kate will join the ITV Royal Wedding team to give live expert commentary and analysis on the day. Contact.

Amy Fleming returns to The Guardian’s G2

Amy Fleming, food editor of The Guardian’s G2 supplement, has returned from maternity leave. Amy will be editing the food pages of G2 while Homa Khaleeli will continue to edit the supplement’s health pages. Contact.

GQ appoints junior fashion editor

Grace Gilfeather, previously fashion assistant at GQ, has been promoted to junior fashion editor. Grace will continue to work on all main fashion and cover shoots for the magazine. Contact.


Diane von Furstenberg has joined the Kenneth Green Associates beauty portfolio. Contact.

26 April 2011

DIARY dates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Clarisonic Beauty Launch
  • TIGI Haircare Launch
See DIARYdates.

Glamour magazine makes editorial changes

There have been some changes to the editorial team at Glamour magazine:
Corrie Jackson, previously features director, is now assistant editor overseeing and editing all areas of content for the magazine. Corrie will oversee the new lifestyle section, Fast Living, which covers interiors, travel, food and gadgets.
Claudia Waterson, previously chief sub-editor, is now senior editor (features). Claudia is responsible for the entire features content in the magazine - including real life, sex & relationships, career, trends, fashion features and health.
Laura Johnson, previously deputy chief sub-editor, is now chief sub-editor.
Vicki Norton, previously beauty editor, is now beauty & lifestyle editor. As well as the beauty pages, Vicki is now involved with health and the Fast Living section. Contact.

Features director at the News of the World’s Fabulous magazine goes on maternity leave

Sinead McIntyre, features director at the News of the World’s Fabulous magazine, is now on maternity leave. In Sinead’s absence Dominic Utton can be contacted regarding any feature enquiries. Contact.

Hello! magazine seeking fashion credits for PRs supplying clothes for the Royal Wedding

Hello! magazine is compiling a list of fashion credits and would like to hear from any PRs that are supplying clothes to be worn at the Royal Wedding by the Royals, the Middletons, celebrities and politicians. Credit info needs to be sent to Megan Conway before the date of the Royal Wedding on 29 April. Contact.

Maria Lally leaves Grazia magazine to go freelance

Maria Lally, previously health editor at Grazia magazine is now freelance. Maria will remain as a contributing editor at the title but is available for freelance commissions. Maria is currently working on her third diet book with A-list trainer James Duigan. PRs can contact Maria with anything related to health, diet, fitness and anti-ageing beauty. Contact.

Marie Claire appoints business development director

IPC Southbank, the upmarket women’s division of IPC Media, has announced that Look magazine has joined its portfolio from IPC Connect. At the same time, Southbank has restructured its senior management team to create the new role of business development director for Marie Claire and Look, which will be taken up by Richard Johnstone, who is currently publishing director of Marie Claire.

In addition, Justine Southall will be joining Southbank to become publishing director of Marie Claire. Until recently, Justine was group publishing director of the Cosmopolitan Group at the National Magazine Company and was advertising director at Marie Claire earlier in her career. Richard and Justine will take up their new roles on 3 May and contact details will be confirmed in due course.

GQ magazine appoints features assistant

Luciana Bellini has joined GQ magazine as features assistant. Contact.

Client win for CPR

CPR has been appointed to handle all the UK PR for beauty brand Patyka, a French beauty brand with two product lines - Absolis (body washes, facial cleansers and creams) and Biokaliftin (anti-wrinkle serums and creams). Contact.

21 April 2011

Elizabeth Galton Studio appoints PR

Elizabeth Galton Studio has appointed with Boudoir PR to handle their press and publicity. See What's News for more details about their upcoming launch. Contact.

DIARY dates

  • Calvin Klein Home press event

  • Wardrobe Mistress Launch Party

  • Claire's AW11 Press Day

  • Most Wanted 2011 Grand Final

  • The It List 2011 Grand Final

  • Christopher Raeburn AW11 Press Day

  • Arcadia Group Press Day AW11 Press Day

  • Talk PR Beauty Launch

  • Chantelle AW11 Press Event
See DIARYdates.

Skincare brand appoints Mars Webb PR

Mars Webb PR has been appointed to represent Paula’s Choice skincare from the end of April. Paula’s Choice is a comprehensive range of skin and body care products based on scientifically proven ingredients created by Paula Begoun, author of the bestselling book Don’t Go To The Cosmetics Counter Without Me. Contact.

Exposure appointed by Christopher Raeburn

The Edit division of Exposure has been appointed to represent sustainable menswear and womenswear label, Christopher Raeburn. Contact.
The AW11 Press Day details can be viewed in DIARYdates.

20 April 2011

Editorial changes at FabSugarUK and PopSugarUK

There have been some changes to the team at FabSugarUK and PopSugarUK. Jamie Roy, editorial director/beauty & fashion director will now be the main point of contact for any editorial enquiries. Please send all fashion and beauty related news to Jamie. Contact.

New jobs on www.diarydirectory.com

  • Monty PR - Junior Account Executive
  • SASSOON - Show Clothes Coordinator
Click here to see Job Lots.

Grazia magazine appoints health editor

Following the departure of Maria Lally at Grazia magazine, Kate Faithfull has been appointed health editor. Contact.

Surgery PR appointed to represent ONE NINE ZERO SIX by Gymphlex

British sportswear brand and manufacturer Gymphlex has appointed Surgery PR to represent their new capsule collection ONE NINE ZERO SIX by Gymphlex.
The contemporary, casual menswear offering was designed by Jeff Griffin and includes outwear, knitwear, tailored shirting, trousers and a small selection of heavy gauge wool merino knit accessories. Contact.

Georgina Goodman appoints PR agency

British footwear designer, Georgina Goodman has appointed RelativeMO to handle all press enquiries. Contact.

LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics announces new division

The Parfums Givenchy press office will now be know as the LVMH Fragrance Brands press office. Responsible for Parfums Givenchy and Emilio Pucci Fragrances, the team consists of Pippa Bickford, Holly Holman and Minal Bhanshali - who all have new email addresses. Contact.

Woman & Home appoints new homes editor

Following the departure of Emma Morton-Turner at Woman & Home, Alison Davidson has been appointed homes editor. Contact.

ELLE Decoration appoints acting focus editor

Sarah Slade, focus editor at ELLE Decoration, is now on maternity leave. In her absence Alex Kristal has been appointed acting focus editor. Contact.

19 April 2011

DIARY dates

  • Forever 21 AW11 Press Day
  • Cath Kidston AW11 Show & Private Sample Sale
See DIARYdates.

Good Housekeeping appoints cookery assistant

Charlotte Watson has been appointed cookery assistant at Good Housekeeping. Contact.

Client win for Fluorescent PR

Fluorescent PR has been appointed to handle the product placement and seasonal events for TK Maxx. Contact.

LGA represents photographer Mary McCartney

LGA, the London agency representing photographers, stylists, directors and art directors, has added fashion & celebrity photographer Mary McCartney to its roster. Contact.

CCD PR client win

CCD PR has been appointed to represent Airbase Make-up. The airbrush make-up system was designed by Oscar nominated make-up artist Anni Buchanan and created by St Tropez's Judy Naake. Contact.

Terri White joins The Sun's Buzz magazine as editor

Terri White, previously editor of Shortlist magazine, has now joined The Sun's Buzz magazine as editor. Julia Francis, previously acting editor, has returned to her role as deputy editor.

Anarchy seeks info for high summer & autumn/winter features

The Anarchy team is currently working on daily summer and high summer features, editorials, interviews, product launches, events etc and are looking for content including beach fashion and festival fashion.

Autumn/Winter will see the launch of Anarchy's full digital magazine supplement, which will be available for download. Please forward Autumn/Winter content, features, interviews, brand and product news, interview ideas and digital/video content to the team. Contact.

Emily Blunden seeks products for fortnightly interiors shopping page for Grazia

Freelance interiors journalist and stylist Emily Blunden is compiling a fortnightly interiors shopping page for Grazia magazine. Please send all product information and imagery to Emily. Contact.

18 April 2011

Beauty wins for Aqua PR

Aqua PR has been appointed by two new beauty clients:

The Sranrom range of natural products includes body creams, shower gel, hand cream, massage oil and body mists; all are derived from the ancient Thai philosophies of well-being.

Smooch is a new brand that will be launching June 2011 - more information to follow when available in Instant Info, DIARY's beauty launch round-up. Contact.

Changes at Yellowdoor

Yellowdoor has been appointed to represent Tula, a British leather handbags and accessories brand with a heritage of over 35 years.

In addition, Julia Sugden, previously at Laurus PR, has joined Yellowdoor as Senior Account Manager. Contact.

DIARY dates

  • Lazy Oaf SS11 Collection Launch Party
  • Tabio Bloggers Event
  • Pucci Fragrance Launch
  • BFC Colleges Council Graduate Preview Day & Awards announcement
  • SHOP & ROCK event at PATRICIA FIELD in New York
  • Pixie Lott for Lipsy AW11 Press Preview
  • New Look AW11 Press Day
See DIARYdates.

The Private Clinic appoints PR Manager

The Private Clinic has appointed Nina Flintham as PR Manager, taking its PR in-house. Nina will be responsible for handling the day-to-day press enquiries regarding the clinic and its doctors. A wide range of non-invasive and minimally invasive case studies are also available to journalists. Contact.

Bare Escentuals promotes Kate Morgan

At Bare Escentuals, Kate Morgan, formerly PR Assistant, has been promoted to PR Coordinator. Contact.

Ksubi appoints Purple

Australian brand Ksubi has appointed Purple as its UK PR agency with immediate effect. Purple will report directly to Paul Wilson, Global Brand Director and will be responsible for all UK media relations, product placement and celebrity dressing for Ksubi across denim, fashion, footwear and eyewear. Contact.

Chalk PR appointed by Czech & Speake

Chalk PR has been appointed by Czech & Speake, the English luxury bathroom brand, to handle an aspect of its PR. Chalk will be responsible for the fragrance (including homes), shaving and bath & body collections.
Renowned for its luxurious men’s grooming range products, fine fragrances and leather collections the Czech & Speake's Creative Director, Frank Sawkins, founded the company in 1978 and still oversees all concept, design and creation today with his in-house team. Contact.

New contact number for ELR Media

ELR Media has a new landline telephone number. Contact.

numbernine launches

New agency numbernine has announced its launch. Founded by the owner and director of On|Off, Lee Lapthorne (pictured), numbernine the creative agency has been appointed to represent Haute Coiffeur Charlie Le Mindu as well as menswear designer Bronwen Marshall and Lee Lapthorne himself. Ivan Moya Denia will be the contact for all press enquiries for numbernine's clients, as well as for On|Off and doll. Contact.

Justine Brennan joins Candis magazine as fashion & beauty editor

Justine Brennan, previously acting fashion editor at Bella Magazine, has joined Candis magazine as fashion & beauty editor. From the August issue Candis magazine is expanding its content carrying up to 16 pages dedicated to fashion and beauty. All fashion and beauty news should be directed to Justine. Contact.

15 April 2011

Regional publication seeking news for wedding guide

Living North magazine are putting together their summer wedding guide and would like to receive wedding related news, images and press releases about fashion, beauty, favours, invitations, wedding lists or honeymoon packages. Living North are especially interested to hear from anyone representing regional clients in the North East and Yorkshire. Emma Newrick and Kate Pass should be contacted with relevant information. Contact.

my-wardrobe.com adds to executive management board

my-wardrobe.com has appointed Troy Munns as Head of Menswear to oversee the re-launch of the menswear site, planned for SS12. Troy previously oversaw commerical editorial campaigns, social media and digital marketing activity at ASOS.com. Please contact Lauren Stevenson, PR Director at my-wardrobe.com, for any further enquiries, quotes or interviews. Contact.

Brandnation appointed by Italian fashion brand

Brandnation has been appointed to represent Italian hosiery and underwear brand Oroblù as it looks to expand its presence in the UK market. Contact.

Elle Dror PR takes on special projects

Ella Dror PR will now be working on special projects for Lucy Bridge (pictured). A contributing beauty editor of i-D, Lucy has also been featured in Vogue.it, i-D and W magazine. Ella Dror PR can be contacted for press enquiries regarding Lucy's pop-up lash and brow bars and lucybridge.blogspot requests. Contact.

For content submissions, please contact Lucy direct. Contact.

Boudoir PR adds fashion clients

Boudoir PR has extended its fashion portfolio with the addition of two new clients: Junk Food and Disney Couture Jewellery. Influenced by some of the iconic characters and films in Disney’s archive, Disney Couture Jewellery will this summer launch the Pirates collection (item pictured), coinciding with the release of Disney’s fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film - On Stranger Tides. Contact.

A and R Photographic new representation

A and R Photographic has been appointed to represent the following: fashion and portrait photographer Lorenzo Agius; fashion and beauty photographer Mary Rozzi; fashion stylist/ contributing fashion editor Anna Foster; interior/props stylists Marianne Cotterill and Twig Hutchinson. Contact.

Beach Tomato appoints features editor

Katie Mulloy has joined e-zine Beach Tomato as features editor. As a freelance writer Katie will also continue to contribute to a number of glossy titles. She would love to hear about anything beach related, particularly health and beauty news. Contact.

Freelance beauty writer launches blog

Freelance beauty writer Vicci Bentley has a new email address. From May Vicci will also be blogging on her new blog http://craftycronesgrownupbeauty.blogspot.com/. Please send all news, press invites and samples to Vicci. Contact.

Beauty Test & Perfect appointed by health & fitness studio

Beauty Test & Perfect has been appointed to handle ongoing press and PR for the London fitness studio Vita Pilates. Contact.

Maternity-wear and accessories label appoints Holland Young Public Relations

Holland Young Public Relations has been appointed to launch the Melba London SS11 and AW11 collections. Melba are specialists in luxury maternity-wear and accessories and have launched a range of stylish essentials to take expectant mums through pregnancy. Contact.

Style School appoints PR

Kitch & Honey PR has been appointed to represent provider of Fashion Styling Courses taught by top industry experts, Style School (www.styleschool.co.uk). Contact.

14 April 2011

Candis magazine appoints fashion & beauty editor

From the August issue Candis magazine is expanding its content carrying up to 16 pages dedicated to fashion and beauty. The new content will include high-street advice as well as reader make-overs and new product pages. Heading this up will be Justine Brennan who will join the publication as fashion and beauty editor from 18 April. Contact details for Justine will be confirmed in due course.

Fashion and beauty PRs wishing to be included in Candis' exclusive new beauty giveaways should contact editorial assistant Sally Evans. Contact.

Radiator PR launches Affiliator Division

Radiator PR has created a new Affiliator Division dedicated to celebrity and influencer seeding, headed up by Bella Buckland with Radiator co-founder, Lorna Milliken. Contact.

Swatch UK has appointed the Affiliator Division for a six month project starting in April. The campaign will include a celebrity and stylist seeding suite at Radiator’s Press Days on 5 May (see DIARY dates).

All press enquiries for Swatch UK will continue to be handled in-house by Claudia Smith. Contact.

Talk PR wins nailease account

Instant manicure brand nailease has appointed Talk PR to handle its press and PR. The brand will fall under care of Talk PR's new fashion & luxury lifestyle division Talk Store, created with the acquisition of Store PR last month. Contact.

DIARY dates

  • Russell & Bromley AW11 Press Day
  • Pal Zileri AW11 Press Day
  • Condé Nast Traveller Innovation and Design Awards 2011 - in association with Marriot Hotels and Resorts
See DIARYdates.

Client win for Thirty PR

Thirty PR has been appointed to represent international beachwear brand, Paolita. Contact.

FHM appoints editor

Bauer Media announced today it has appointed Joe Barnes as editor of its men's lifestyle magazine FHM. Joe, who is currently editor of Front, will take up the post on 13 June. Contact details will be confirmed in due course. Contact.

Max Flower joins Ketchum Pleon

Max Flower, formerly at Modus Dowal Walker (now MODUS), has joined Ketchum Pleon as Associate Director. Max is currently working on Pantene. Contact.

O'Connor Publicity appointed by niche workout service

O'Connor Publicity is now handling all PR for Pin Up Body. The vintage themed, tongue-in-cheek body sculpting workout is designed for women to sculpt and accentuate their curves. O'Connor Publicity will handle the relaunch of the Pin Up Body Workout website in July which will allow access to the workout online. The Pin Up Body franchise and merchandise will then follow. Contact.

Umbrella Public Relations appointed by Celeste Arnold

Hair stylist Celeste Arnold has appointed Umbrella Public Relations to represent her and handle press and publicity for her beauty salon. Celeste's clients past and present include Hollyoaks, Emmerdale, FHM, Reveal and Town and Country.
Also joining the artist roster at Umbrella Public Relations is make-up artist Siobhan Arnold. Contact.

13 April 2011

DIARY dates

  • Laura Ashley AW11 Press Day (homes & fashion)
  • Nude Skincare Overnight Launch (postponed)
  • Rosie Fox Trunk show at Fenwicks of Bond Street
  • Radiator PR AW11 Press Day
  • Start-rite AW11 Press Day
  • Pierre Garroudi Outdoor Fashion Catwalk
  • Sculpture at The Grove
  • Lakeland AW11 and Christmas press show
  • Hobbs AW11 Press Day
  • Schuh AW11 Press Day
  • Hat Gallery M/V opens Heads Up
  • Superdrug BeautyCard launch
  • Superdrug AW11 and Christmas Preview
See DIARYdates.

The Karen Berman Consultancy appointed by jewellery brand

The Karen Berman Consultancy has been appointed to handle the PR for jewellery brand Travel Diamonds, launching on 1 May. Contact.

Pip Walsh joins Estée Lauder

Pip Walsh, formerly at Space NK, has joined Estée Lauder Companies as Communications Coordinator for the Estée Lauder brand. Headed by Anna Rozelaar, the communications team also includes Stephanie Power and Jaymi Parmar. Pip will work across skincare, makeup and fragrance. Contact.

Expert Beauty Magazine launches beauty challenge

Expert Beauty Magazine is inviting beauty brands to allow real women to trial their anti-ageing product for eight weeks or more with digital scans before and after use to objectively measure results. The challenge is open to all brands and anti-ageing or body sculpting products. To find out more click here. Expert Beauty Magazine issue 3 is out now and features guest beauty editor Emma Smith, beauty director of ELLE. The magazine, launched by a group of the doctors and surgeons, features in-depth articles about beauty concerns and solutions. Contact.

Louise Roe appoints Liz Matthews

TV presenter and fashion journalist Louise Roe has appointed Liz Matthews PR to build her brand in the UK and Europe.
As a broadcaster English born, LA based Louise fronts several US and UK programmes and notably will be co-hosting E! Entertainment's live coverage of the Royal Wedding. Louise also writes a bi‐monthly column for MSN News, called Front Roe, and has written for ELLE (US), Vogue.com UK, InStyle, Glamour and Cosmopolitan. Contact.

Denise McAdam range of haircare appoints PR

Speed Communications has been appointed to handle the PR for the Denise McAdam range of haircare stocked exclusively at Tesco. Contact.

Acting Communications Manager appointed at Aveda & Darphin

Amy le Roux has joined the Aveda and Darphin Press Office as Acting Communications Manager. Amy will be covering for Ali Taylor, who goes on maternity leave on 14 April 2011. Contact.

Debra Parkinson joins Alberto Culver

Debra Parkinson has joined the Alberto Culver in-house PR team as senior press officer on a temporary basis. Debra will be covering Helen Milne’s maternity leave from mid May. Contact.

Lifestyle, health & homes journalist now freelancing

Journalist and author Lisa Lynch, previously editor of Real Homes, is now freelancing. While writing her next book, she will continue to work on Fabric as consultant editor. Lisa is available for commissions covering interiors, popular culture and health, and will continue her editorial consultancy work advising businesses and individuals on targeted content, blogging and social media. Contact.

Updated email for Trish Lesslie

Trish Lesslie has a new email address: trish.lesslie@me.com (this has been automatically updated in all saved MediaBox press lists). Trish is beauty editor of Prima and writes health, beauty and travel features for other titles including Reveal and Woman's Own. Any samples and press releases for Trish should be sent to 63 Hackford Road, London SW9 0RE. Contact.

Online magazine DIRTYloves launches print edition & online shop

DIRTYloves has appointed Felicities to support the launch of a print version of the online magazine and its new e-commerce shop which will go live on the 24 April 2011. The printed publication will contain fashion features, news, gossip & interviews, while the online shop will offer readers the ability to buy products featured in print and online. Contact.
Following the opening of the shop, there will be an industry party and fashion show, which will also feature live music acts and a performance from musician PLAN B (date tbc).

Felcities appointed by womenswear brand Phannatiq

Felicities have been appointed by urban inspired womenswear brand Phannatiq. The brand, launched during London Fashion Week AW11 by designer Anna Skodbo, is now available to view at Felicities London showroom. Contact.

Change of address for Phamous Artists

Hair & make-up agency Phamous Artists has a new temporary address and new contact number. Contact.

Maximize Promotions new team members, announces partners and seeks sponsors

Promotions, PR and marketing company Maximize Promotions has now expanded its team of Brand Ambassadors to 13 people. The team can be viewed here.

Maximize Promotions has also signed on several new partners for the global concierge service, allowing clients to a VIP card, giving them +1 guest access to all Maximize Promotions events including one year free entry to London's selected top nightclubs. New sponsors include: Anaya London, JUJU London, Nico Di Donna, After Shock, Sergio Giannasso, Apres London, Nozomi Knightsbridge and Tuatara. Maximize Promotions is seeking to get in touch with more brands and retailers in London. Contact.

12 April 2011


  • Sculpture at The Grove
  • Lakeland AW11 and Christmas press show
  • Hobbs AW11 Press Day
  • Schuh AW11 Press Day
  • Lands' End AW11 Press Day
  • The Dune Group AW11 Press Day
  • The Third Space, London’s Premier Health Club Presss Opening
  • KENZO Parfums New Women's Fragrance Launch
  • Disney Fragrance Collection Launch
  • Dr Perricone launches SUPER
  • Thalgo celebrates World Ocean’s Day
  • Kim Kardashian UK fragrance launch
  • Shiseido Skincare Launch
  • Ann Summers and Knickerbox AW11 Press Day
  • Shu Uemura Press Launch
See DIARYdates.

BBC appoints Paula Reed as fashion commentator for The Royal Wedding

Grazia's style director Paula Reed has been appointed by the BBC to be their fashion commentator for The Royal Wedding on 29 April. Paula will join the BBC team to give live expert comment and analysis on the fashions of the day. Contact.

Mandy Coakley represents make-up artists

Mandy Coakley Represents has been appointed to represent make-up artists Celia Burton and Julia Francis. Celia continues to work with a number of magazines including Wonderland, Velour and Ward; Julia's clients include Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Piz Buin & Oil of Olay. Contact.

Consumer title appoints celebrity columnist

Burns campaigner and star of ‘My Beautiful Friends,’ Katie Piper has joined the Reveal magazine team as a new weekly columnist. Launching her column in this week’s issue of Reveal, Katie will be answering readers' questions, commenting on the world of celebrity and sharing her own experiences. Contact.

Nicole Levy PR launches

Nicole Levy, formerly at Dust, has confirmed clients for her new agency, Nicole Levy PR: TAVIK Swimwear, SpiritHoods, La Mer Collections and O'Neill One Way Runway Project (featured in What's News on 1 April, 2011). Contact.

ES Magazine makes changes to the fashion team

There have been some changes to the fashion team on The Evening Standard’s ES Magazine: Nicky Yates, previously senior fashion editor, has been appointed fashion director. Orsolya Szabo, previously junior fashion editor, has been promoted to deputy fashion editor. Sophie Paxton has been appointed fashion assistant. Gianluca Longo, previously style director, is now fashion editor at large. Contact.

Baby brand appoints Boudoir PR

Boudoir PR is now handling all publicity and press enquiries for award-winning, Dutch design-led baby brand - Nuna. The product portfolio includes the ZAAZ™ highchair, pictured. Contact.

Client win for RKM Communications

RKM Communications has been appointed to represent professional hair extension company, ReeKye Style. Contact.

Marketing Manager appointed at Jo Loves

Lucy Vaughan-Griffith, formerly Assistant PR Manager at Elizabeth Arden, has joined Jo Loves as Marketing Manager. Jo Loves is the new fragrance brand from Jo Malone MBE, due to launch Autumn 2011. (Jo Loves is not a subsidiary company or an associated business of Jo Malone Ltd.)

Helen Brown joins Kingsroad.co.uk

Media Street Apps has appointed Helen Brown as content editor. Helen who joins from Stylist.co.uk, will be overseeing the launch and commissioning of news content for its flagship media brand, Kingsroad.co.uk. She will be working closely with the co-founders, Jonathan Lloyd and Jack Rutter, as the team prepare to launch news content on Kingsroad.co.uk. In advance of the launch, press releases can be sent through to the online team. Contact.

11 April 2011

New address for Vivid PR

Vivid PR has moved office today. The telephone number remains the same. Contact

DIARY dates

  • Aveeno Beauty Launch
  • Jamie Stephen Represents Illustration Exhibition/ Launch Party
  • Shiseido Sushi Lunch
  • Grand Imperial Oriental Afternoon Tea
  • CH Carolina Herrera AW11 Press Day
See DIARYdates.

News of the World appoints TV editor

Tom Latchem has been appointed TV editor at the News of the World. Contact.

Photographers agency launches new branch to company

Photographers agency Jamie Stephen Represents has announced it is launching a brand new illustration wing to the agency with clients including: Alan Murray, Melvin Galapon, Jay Taylor, Shaun Mills and Simon Wild. To celebrate it will be holding an Exhibition and Launch Party on 14 April from 5pm at Gallery Soho (see DIARYdates). Contact.

Tris Reid-Smith steps down as editor-in-chief

Tris Reid-Smith has stepped down from his position as editor-in-chief of GT Magazine, Pink Paper and Diva. Tris is now freelance and is happy to discuss any news, feature, lifestyle or travel commissions. Contact.

Client win for SPRING London

SPRING London has been appointed to represent new client Hervé Léger by Max Azria. Contact.

South American surf brand appoints Canoe

Canoe has been appointed to handle all European PR for South American surf brand, Reef. Canoe will we be helping to build brand awareness for Reef across Europe and will be the PR contact for the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland and Benelux. Contact.

Red Online appoints online news & features writer

Hannah Gilchrist has joined Red Online as online news & features writer. Contact.

The Dune Group change of address

The Dune Group press office and showroom have relocated to South Molton Street. Contact.

Ascher London Scarves appoints PR

Sophie Luis PR has been appointed to handle the PR for Ascher London Scarves. Contact.

Ella Dror PR new office address

Ella Dror PR has a new press office location. Contact.

08 April 2011

DIARY dates

  • TZEGOH AW11 Press Day
  • CEW(UK) Breakfast Event - Innovative Naturals - Sponsored by Givaudan
  • Semple Secrets with Psychologies editor, Louise Chunn
  • GUESS AW11 Press Day
  • John Frieda Electricals Launch
See DIARYdates.

New Balance appoints S&X

Birmingham-based PR, marketing and events agency, S&X Media has been appointed as the UK PR agency for global athletic footwear and apparel brand, New Balance, as it looks to reinforce its position as a premier running brand in the run-up to 2012.

Pictured is Victor Dixon, one of three 'Flimby heroes' (the company manufactures at its factory based in Flimby in the Lake District) to whom limited edition trainers were dedicated in 2006 to celebrate the brand's 100th anniversary. (Photograph taken by Dean Chalkley, represented by Shoot.) Contact

Boudoir PR adds to beauty portfolio

Boudoir PR has added to its beauty portfolio with the launch of Hair Shine, a new formaldehyde-free Brazilian blow dry keratin system. The new in-salon professional treatment will launch exclusively at Percy & Reed. See DIARY dates for details of the launch event on 13 April. Contact.

New fashion site MyStreetChic.com set to launch

MyStreetChic.com is a new fashion site launching in May. The site will be edited by Gina Dyer and will focus on the latest fashion and beauty trends and how real people are interpreting them around the country. The site will launch with Bristol as its pilot city, before being rolled out to other UK cities. Gina can be contacted for any enquiries. Contact.

Dave Berry joins Blokely.com as columinst

Dave Berry has joined Blokely.com, the men's interest online lifestyle magazine, as a columnist covering showbiz, music, social media and football. His first column will be on Monday 18 April. Contact.

Closer magazine appoints showbiz writer

Sophie Neville, showbiz writer at Closer magazine, is now on maternity leave. In her absence Victoria Richards has been appointed acting showbiz writer. Contact.

Men's Health appoints picture editor

Mark Kenney has joined Men’s Health magazine as picture editor. Contact.

Promotion at Luxx magazine

Laura Lovett has been promoted from features associate to assistant editor at The Times' Luxx magazine. Contact.

07 April 2011

Lynnette Peck Bateman launches vintage fashion boutique

Lynnette Peck Bateman, beauty director at Saga magazine, style editor at Private Banking magazine and consultant for Expert Beauty magazine has launched an online vintage fashion and accessories boutique www.lovelysvintageemporium.com. Contact.

Fearnhurst PR wins EAST account

Following a competitive pitch, womenswear label EAST has appointed fashion agency Fearnhurst PR to handle all PR and communications for the brand, including spearheading the launch of two new sub-brands for AW11 - EAST Boutique and EAST Artisan. EAST was founded in 1994, and today has 100 outlets across the UK. The EAST philosophy centres on designing fashion for women who want individual designs and natural fabrics with an Eastern feel. Contact

Reporter appointed at Cosmetics International & Cosmetic News Weekly

Beatrix Hon, previously with Reader’s Digest Australia, has joined Cosmetics International and Cosmetic News Weekly as reporter. Contact.

Mantelpiece PR appointed by Wendy Lewis

Mantelpiece PR has been appointed to manage the profile of cosmetic surgery & skincare consultant and beauty expert, Wendy Lewis. Contact.

DIARY dates

  • Veja AW11 Press Day
  • Wendy Lewis, The Knife Coach, Editor of Beautyinthebag.com press appointments
  • Eylure Lash Trend Day
See DIARYdates.

Cosmetic doctor, Dr Darren McKeown and his skincare range appoints PR

Hards PR has been appointed to handle the PR for cosmetic doctor, Dr Darren McKeown, MRCS. Darren specialises in minimally invasive cosmetic treatments including Botox, fillers and peels. Hards PR is also handling the launch of Darren’s skincare range, Naked Truth, which is launching in Superdrug. Contact.

Skin and haircare range Organic Surge appoints PR

EdenCancan has been appointed to handle the press and PR for skin and haircare range Organic Surge. Contact.

PR Business Opportunity

Bi-annual international fashion exhibition focusing on premium designer brands and accessories is currently seeking representation. The exhibition is looking to recruit a PR partner to create awareness and bring in exhibitors and visitors. Interested PRs should email their credentials to info@diaryd.com with 'DIARY dispatch - April 11' in the subject line. Please note - the emails received from interested parties will be automatically forwarded to the exhibition organiser.

06 April 2011

TwoTone PR launches

Emily Yeoh and Shakira Fullwood-Gayle have launched their new agency, TwoTone PR. Emily has 12 years experience in PR and marketing, focusing mainly on fashion and music, and writes for several international publications (Emily is currently executive editor for LURVE and the London contributor for FOAM). Shakira has 10 years experience working in PR, mainly music, fashion and events, and has her own label, I Am Howling Wolf, producing feather headresses and accessories. Among the new clients for TwoTone PR is London-based jewellery brand, Silver Service (pictured), which this week added a TopShop concession to its portfolio of stockists. Contact.

Beauty brand Molton Brown appoints PR

APR Communications has been appointed by premium beauty brand Molton Brown to handle all the PR for its UK market. APR Communications will be responsible for managing brand communications for Molton Brown to redefine and boost its UK image. The agency will also be responsible for building awareness of its global positioning and driving footfall to and sales in their key emporiums, ecommerce, department store and hotel channels. Contact.

DIARY dates

  • Matches AW11 Press Day
  • Schwarzkopf Street Dance The Grand Final Show
  • Very.co.uk AW11 Press Launch
  • Boohoo.com High Summer Collection Press Event
See DIARYdates.

Client wins for H.PR London

H.PR London has announced three new client wins. NAKKNA - a Swedish fashion label described as 'wearable avant-garde'. Liz Black - a Central St Martins graduate whose eponymous womenswear label is launching with the AW11 collection. K.Brat - London-based womenswear label which focuses on contemporary leisure day and night pieces combining soft-tailoring with strong construction. Contact.

Climatecars appoints Woodthorpe Comms.

Woodthorpe Comms. has been appointed to represent Climatecars. Founded by entrepreneur Nicko Williamson, Climatecars is a premium chauffeured car service with a fleet of hybrid vehicles covering the whole of London. Contact.

Glamour.com makes editorial changes

There have been some changes to the team at Glamour.com: Hannah Powell has joined the team as editorial assistant and can be contacted regarding general enquires and competitions. Rebecca Cox, previously style journalist at Sky Living, has joined as style & entertainment editor and currently handles hair & beauty features, celebrity hair and beauty, entertainment and events. Contact.

Red & Psychologies magazine appoints entertainment editor

Rosamund Witcher, previously entertainment editor at Psychologies magazine, has been appointed entertainment editor at Red magazine. Rosamund will commence her new role on 11 April. Contact.

Following Rosamund’s departure at Psychologies, Emily Phillips has joined the team as entertainment editor. Contact.

05 April 2011

PRbods wins three clients

PRbods has been appointed to handle the PR for the following clients: makers of quality women's purses, bags and travel accessories Julie Slater and Son; British designed bridal gown and accessories brand Madeline Isaac James; and bespoke jewellery label Studio 35, based in Reading. Contact.

Luxe PR has new contact details

Luxe PR has moved office. Contact.

Fabulous magazine appoints deputy lifestyle editor

Carly Hobbs, previously features editor at Sugar magazine has joined the News of the World's Fabulous magazine as deputy lifestyle editor. Carly will be working alongside lifestyle editor, Ellie O’Mahoney and will be looking after beauty, health (including diet, fitness and wellbeing), homes and travel. Contact.

Change in New Faces contact at Next Model Management

Tracie Bestford, Joint Head of New Faces at Next Model Management, has now gone on maternity leave for six months. Whilst Tracie is away, please direct all new faces enquiries to Ross Young. Contact.

Practical Parenting & Pregnancy adds to team

Lara Brunt has joined Practical Parenting & Pregnancy as features editor. Lara is responsible for any real life story ideas, celebrity mums-to-be, new mum and dad news and parenting news releases. Contact.
In addition, Fiona Quirke has also joined the team as writer. Fiona will look after new product pages for mums-to-be, new mums, babies and toddlers, as well as food news and recipes and parenting news releases. Contact.

Charles Worthington Salons Appoints Brandnation

Brandnation has been appointed to handle the PR for Charles Worthington Salons. Charles Worthington product PR remains in-house. Contact.

DIARY dates

  • WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2011
  • Stephen Webster AW11 Press Day
  • Louis Vuitton Mens & Womens Accessories AW11/12 Press Day
  • Havaianas Global Welly Launch
See DIARYdates.

Fashion brand CuteCircuit appoints PR

Fashion brand CuteCircuit who specialise in wearable technology is now represented by Goodley PR. Through the use of smart textiles and micro electronics, CuteCircuit has created a range of fashion wear and accessories. Recent celebrity brand ambassadors include Katy Perry who wore a customised couture gown to the Met Gala, designed with silk chiffon and over 3000 LEDs. Contact.

Boxfresh appoints 10 PR

10 PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for streetwear brand Boxfresh. In addition, 10 PR has relocated and has a new address. Contact.

Stephen Webster appoints Press Officer

Petrina Khashoggi has joined Stephen Webster as Press Officer. Contact.

New stationery brand Tinc appoints PR

MLPR has been appointed to handle the launch of new stationery brand Tinc. The first shop will open in Bath on 22 April with an interactive website to follow. More shops are set to open in London and other cities later in the year. Contact.

New stationery brand Tinc appoints PR

MLPR has been appointed to handle the launch of new stationery brand Tinc. The first shop will open in Bath on 22 April with an interactive website to follow. More shops are set to open in London and other cities later in the year. Contact.

Footwear brand Crisian & McCaffrey appoints Goodley PR

Goodley PR is now representing luxury footwear brand Crisian & McCaffrey. Contact.

04 April 2011

Molly Brown collaboration with Angelina Ballerina

Juliet Rowe PR is now working with jewellery brand, Molly Brown. The brand has announced a collaboration with Angelina Ballerina in July, coinciding with the launch of the stage show on Drury Lane, and is extending its children's and grown-up jewellery lines, including the new Secret Treasure and Festival Collections. Contact.

Luxury label Irwin & Jordan appoints Goodley PR

Luxury label Irwin & Jordan has appointed Goodley PR to handle its press with immediate effect. Contact.

Joanna Francis appoints Teresa Fairminer & Associates

Hair and make-up artists Joanna Francis has appointed Teresa Fairminer & Associates as her agency and representation. Contact.


  • Fourmarketing AW11 Press Day
  • Olivia Rubin AW11 Press Day
  • Mawi Store Opening
  • F&F at Tesco AW11 Press Day
  • P&G Beauty Summer Spa
See DIARYdates.

New contact at Playful Promises

Delphine Thwaites has joined lingerie brand Playful Promises to handle the press, marketing and wholesale. Contact.

Changes to fashion team at Loaded

Elauan Lee has been appointed fashion editor at Loaded magazine. Elauan will continue as junior fashion editor at Attitude magazine. In addition, Chris Hobbs has also joined Loaded as fashion assistant and will remain as senior fashion assistant at Attitude. Contact.

Sophie Luis PR wins two accounts

Sophie Luis PR has been appointed to handle the PR for Wellicious yoga and loungewear as well as Fei Liu jewellery. Contact.

Freelance journalist Erica Crompton has moved

Freelance journalist Erica Crompton has a new postal address and mobile number. Please add Erica to your mailing lists for all fashion, beauty, health, travel and music press releases. Contact.

Marie Claire appoints Alice Olins

Jess Wood, fashion features editor at Marie Claire, will go on maternity leave on 21 April. Alice Olins, previously fashion writer at The Times, has been appointed acting fashion features editor while Jess is away. Alice will commence her new role on 26 April and her contact details will be confirmed in due course. Contact.

Changes to the team at ELLE

Lorraine Candy, editor-in-chief of ELLE Magazine UK, will go on maternity leave in May. Whilst Lorraine is away, Jenny Dickinson, currently deputy editor of ELLE, will cover as acting editor; ELLE’s fashion director Anne-Marie Curtis will be representing the editor-in-chief at fashion weeks; and Lorraine will continue to be contactable via her PA, Natalie Evans-Harding.

Also at ELLE, Annabel Brog, previously editor of Sugar magazine, has joined as acting deputy editor. Finally, Flora Bathurst will join ELLE as picture editor on 11 April. Flora joins from ELLE Decoration where she is picture editor. Contact.

Changes at Freewheelin' Media

There have been some changes at Freewheelin' PR. Jaclyn Craig has left and joined TASK PR. In Jaclyn's place, Salma Abubakar has been promoted from Press Assistant to Account Executive and is now the first point of contact for all queries. Freewheelin' PR has also moved and as a result Salma is on a different phone number. Contact.

Client win for Halpern

Luxury lifestyle brand UGG Australia Footwear has appointed Halpern to oversee all UK PR strategy and execution. Contact.

Designer Louise Gray appoints Goodley PR

Designer Louise Gray has returned to Goodley PR with immediate effect. A graduate of Central St Martins, Gray showed her first three collections as part of Fashion East before gaining her own on-schedule slot at London Fashion Week with the help of NEWGEN sponsorship. Contact.

Modus Dowal Walker and Modus Publicity rebrand under one banner

Modus Publicity and Modus Dowal Walker have recently become MODUS. The two companies merged in 2006 and have been trading under the joint names of Modus Publicity for the fashion division and Modus Dowal Walker for the beauty division. "We are thrilled to be launching both our new identity and website. The name MODUS is a natural evolution for the combined companies and we believe brings greater simplicity and clarity to our communications. The website now gives us the opportunity to showcase all the different products and services we offer our clients alongside a rich source of news, views and perspectives on our industry and the broader cultural context." Julian Vogel, Director, MODUS. Contact.

Tamara Kretzer PR relaunches as TASK PR

Fashion and lifestyle PR agency Tamara Kretzer PR has relaunched as TASK PR with immediate effect. The new website http://www.taskpr.com/ is now live, and the email addresses have also changed. TASK PR is the brainchild of Tamara Kretzer and Andre Schlagowski, who joined Tamara in April 2010. Tamara Kretzer originally started the agency in 2005 and the client base now includes international brands including ASH, Tous, Thomas Sabo, PDA denim and Bourne accessories.

In addition, TASK PR announces the appointment of Helena Abela as Junior Account Executive, and Jaclyn Craig (formerly at Freewheelin' PR) as Senior Account Executive. Contact.

Lifestyle editor commences new role at Closer magazine

Maddy Biddulph has started today as lifestyle editor at Closer magazine. Maddy was previously real life & health writer at Now magazine.

Client win for Pegasus PR

Pegasus PR has been appointed to represent organic skincare brand, Barefoot Botanicals. Contact.

mydaily.co.uk appoints senior writer

Sarah Karmali, previously contributing fashion writer at marieclaire.co.uk, has started today as senior writer at mydaily.co.uk Contact.

Patrtizia Galeota starts her new role

Patrizia Galeota starts today as Assistant Communications Manager at The Body Shop. Contact.

01 April 2011

Talk PR appoints new Junior Beauty Account Coordinator

Emilia Lebron has joined Talk PR as Junior Beauty Account Coordinator. Emilia will be working on the Herbal Essences, Aussie, P&G Beauty & Grooming accounts. Contact.

New recruit at Ozwald Boateng

Michael Dale has joined Ozwald Boateng as PR & Marketing Intern. Michael will be responsible for all social media and online PR & Marketing activity for Ozwald Boateng. Contact.

Fragrance distributors SAS & Company & Kim Kardashian Fragrance appoint PR

Pure Public Relations has been appointed to represent the newly formed fragrance, cosmetics and skincare distributor SAS & Company and Kim Kardashian Fragrance. SAS & Company, co-founded by Shelley Smyth, will be initially launching the Kim Kardashian Fragrance exclusively through Debenhams stores this June with a national roll out scheduled for July. Kim Kardashian created her first fragrance alongside perfumer Claude Dir at Givaudan. Pure Public Relations will be organising limited interviews with Kim Kardashian, by appointment. Contact.

Period Living makes editorial changes

Katharine Clemow at Period Living magazine has been promoted from editorial assistant to web editor & features writer. Contact.
In addition, Lucinda Notley has joined Period Living as editorial assistant. Contact.

Lisa Armstrong set to join The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph has appointed Lisa Armstrong as fashion editor. Lisa joins from The Times where she has been fashion editor for 12 years. Lisa will be working with Luke Leitch, who has been appointed deputy fashion editor at The Daily Telegraph. Luke also joins from The Times where he was associate fashion editor, feature writer and deputy features editor for six years. Hilary Alexander will remain a columnist for The Daily Telegraph. A start date for both Luke and Lisa will be confirmed in due course. Contact.

DIARY dates

  • Brooks Brothers AW11 Press Day
  • Moschino AW11 Press Day
  • Ports 1961 AW11 Press Day
  • SuperTrash AW11 Press Day
  • Moda in Pelle AW11 Press Day
  • 44 Frock Special Edition Party with Rewardrobe
  • Fashion Media Workshop
See DIARYdates.

Boudoir PR wins two jewellery clients

Boudoir PR has been appointed to handle the PR for BlingDeenie, the statement jewellery and accessories brand created by former stylist and trend forecaster Nadine ‘Deenie’ Hutchinson. Available from Kabiri, Wolf & Badger and stockists worldwide, BlingDeenie signature styles include bright oversize graphic Perspex shapes, pom poms, layered chains, studding and Swarovksi crystal detailing. Boudoir PR will also be launching BlingDeenie’s debut dress collection for high Summer 2011.

Additionally Boudoir PR has been re-appointed by Elsie Belle, the vintage-inspired trinket jewellery brand created by Liz Fennings.


Alchemy appointed to handle hairdresser Allen Edwards

Alchemy PR has been appointed to handle the PR for hairdresser Allen Edwards and his haircare range Shear Force. Allen has worked with celebrities such as Julianne Moore, Renee Zellweger and Raquel Welch. Contact.

Daniela Bellanca has title change at Closer

Daniela Bellanca, previously lifestyle writer at Closer magazine, has had a title change and is now style writer. Contact.

Buzz PR relocates

Buzz PR has moved. Contact.

Unleashed Potential add hair brand to roster

Unleashed Potential has been appointed to handle the PR for brush manufacturer Kent Brushes. Founded in 1777, Kent Brushes produce over 250 brushes across hair, make-up, body, nails, men’s grooming, shaving as well as pure bristle toothbrushes, handmade combs, clothes, shoes and baby brushes. Kent Brushes are sold in over 50 countries worldwide and are also available in John Lewis, Selfridges, Harrods, Fortnum and Mason and online at www.kentbrushes.com. Contact.

Luxury shoe designer Michael Lewis appoints PR

Profile Public Relations has been appointed to handle the press and PR for luxury shoe designer Michael Lewis. Michael Lewis began his footwear design career 15 years ago in Paris for Jean-Charles de Castlebajac, moving onto Louis Vuitton working alongside Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton and subsequently with Christopher Bailey at Burberry. Most recently Lewis has worked with Tom Ford and Versace. Contact.

New Press Assistant at Estée Lauder

Chloe Coates has joined Estée Lauder working on brands Origins and Ojon as Press Assistant. Contact.