31 May 2011

Time Out London blog appoints editor

Time Out London has launched a new blog titled Now. Here. This. Kinvara Balfour has been appointed editor and can be contacted for any enquiries regarding the blog. Please email all press releases, news and invites to Kinvara. In addition, Sonya Barber has joined as blog producer. Contact.

Worn All Over launches

Worn all Over has appointed TASK PR to handle all its UK press and publicity with immediate effect. A new casualwear brand which features unique slogans and imagery from around the world, Worn All Over debuts this season with a collection of men’s and women’s T-shirts and will introduce hooded tops and other lines for the next season. Currently only available online (web address below). Contact.
www.wornallover.com.

High Life magazine appoints editorial assistant

Ianthe Butt has joined High Life magazine as editorial assistant. Contact.

The London Magazine appoints features editor

Olivia Palamountain, previously editorial assistant at High Life magazine, has been appointed features editor at The London Magazine. Contact.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:

  • The Bedroom Athletics AW11 Press Show
  • Guts For Garters - Surreal Women - Champagne Launch
  • Lanolips Press Launch

  • See DIARYdates.

    Health & beauty blogger joins 5pm.co.uk

    Merle Brown has joined 5pm.co.uk as health & beauty blogger. Contact.

    Best magazine appoints showbiz writer

    Emily Hassall has joined Best magazine as showbiz writer. Contact.

    Fabulous magazine appoints acting features editor

    Eimear O'Hagan has been appointed acting features editor at The News of the World’s Fabulous magazine following the departure of Catherine Gray. Contact.

    27 May 2011

    DIARY dates

    Added, amended or confirmed:
    • Hub Tradeshow (cancelled)
    • WPR (Women in PR) Annual Lunch with guest speaker Dylan Jones
    • Christmas and Cruise 2012 Womenswear collections by 2nd DAY, DAY Birger et Mikkelsen and Dagmar
    • South Molton Street Summer Shopping Day 2011
    • Diesel Fragrance Launch Party (postponed date t.b.c)
    • Kim Kardashian's first UK public appearance - Debut Launch of Kim Kardashian Fragrance
    • Academy of Freelance Make Up AOFM Press Event
    See DIARYdates.

    The Guardian makes fashion team changes

    Jess Cartner-Morley has been promoted to head of fashion at The Guardian. Jess will also oversee a re-launched Guardian fashion website this autumn. Contact.
    Rosie Swash, previously music writer for The Guardian and Guardian.co.uk, has been appointed fashion website editor. Contact.

    1883 Magazine makes editorial appointments

    There have been some editorial additions to the team at 1883 Magazine:
    Filippo Giuliani has joined as fashion editor.
    Aideen Shannon has joined as music & feature writer.
    Jay Mitchell, previously director of design, is now creative director. Contact.

    Anita Kaushal is seeking homes/interiors & lifestyle news

    Anita Kaushal, author, stylist and editor of www.anitakaushal.com is currently seeking homes/interiors and lifestyle news to feature on her blog. Please add Anita to any relevant mailing lists. Contact.

    Maternity cover at NEOM Luxury Organics

    Lucy Gill, PR Manager at NEOM Luxury Organics will start her maternity leave on 6th June. In Lucy's absence, Claudia Christie will be Acting PR Manager, managing all PR and communications for the luxury, organic brand. Claudia was formerly a publicist for Channel 4 and Sky. Contact.
    www.neomorganics.com

    Client win for TwoTone PR

    London based footwear brand, Toni’s Got Sole, has appointed TwoTone PR to handle all press and PR enquiries. Hand made in Spain, the 100% cotton and raffia espadrille shoes, which come in a range of colours and styles, are available online and from selected markets around London. TwoTone PR's newly appointed Press Assistant, Laura Pew will be the contact for the account. Contact.
    www.tonisgotsole.com

    26 May 2011

    New acting features editor at Stylist

    Anna Hart has joined Stylist as acting features editor. Anna replaces Kate Graham, who is now freelancing. Contact.

    DIARY dates

    Added, amended or confirmed:
    • Ivana Basilotta Fashion Show
    • OCS Styling Products Press Launch
    • Summer Beauty with Speedo Event
    • RDV by Rendez-Vous - SS12 Men's Collection - From Designers to Brands
    • PR agency Foundation AW11 Press Day & Party
    • The Hub Magazine Renaissance Issue Event
    • Paris Fashion Week SS11
    • New York Fashion Week SS12
    • Milan Fashion Week SS12
    • Talk PR Christmas in July Event
    See DIARYdates.

    New Press Assistant appointed at Gloss Communications

    Polly Thomas, who recently held an internship at Crabtree & Evelyn, has now joined Gloss Communications as Press Assistant. Contact.

    Freelance beauty editor and stylist Hannah Adams launches website

    Freelance beauty editor and stylist Hannah Adams has launched her website www.hannahadamsbeautyeditor.com. Hannah is available for beauty and well-being commissions and specialises in beauty styling and still-life concepts for editorial and advertising use.

    Hannah has over 10 years industry experience including five years at beauty director level. Her work has been published in Psychologies, News of the World supplement: Fabulous, She, The Times Style, Real, Essentials, Debenhams Desire and Tesco Magazine.

    Please also note that Hannah also has a new e-mail address. Please add Hannah to your mailing lists for all beauty, health and parenting press releases. Contact.

    New contact at Monty PR

    Ciara McCory has joined the team at Monty PR as Junior Account Executive. Contact

    POSE London appoints Bright Light PR

    Bright Light PR has been appointed to represent men's fashion retailer POSE London. Contact.
    www.poselondon.com

    WGSN.com makes editorial changes

    WGSN.com has restructured its editorial team for Business and Marketing following the return of senior editor Angela Rumsey from maternity leave. Rachel Arthur will now be media & marketing editor, whilst Andrew Jobling becomes senior editor, heading up WGSN’s information on production and manufacturing. Andrew also continues in his role as business editor. Contact.

    New PR for Orla Kiely Fragrances

    Wizard PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for the Orla Kiely Fragrances, encompassing the fragrance, beauty and home fragrance collections. Contact.
    www.orlakiely.com

    Balance Me appoints Communications Manager

    Balance Me has appointed Shenim Mehmet as Communications Manager. Shenim was previously Communications Manager at Simple Beauty. Contact.
    www.balanceme.co.uk

    New five-star beach resort in Crete appoints Grifco PR

    Grifco PR has been appointed to work with Inova Hospitality Management handling the PR for new five-star beach resort in Crete, Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas. Contact. www.daioscovecrete.com.

    25 May 2011

    Bookings editor at Red magazine goes freelance

    Emma Meysey-Thompson is leaving her position today as bookings editor at Red magazine to go freelance. Emma was also previously bookings editor at ELLE and has extensive production experience. Emma can now be contacted for freelance commissions. Contact.

    Red magazine appoints bookings editor

    Karina Dial has been appointed bookings editor of Red magazine, starting 4 July. In the interim, Clare Pugh will be managing the bookings desk. Contact details for Karina will be confirmed in due course. Contact.

    Loaded magazine appoints art director

    Becky Quinn, currently grooming editor at Loaded magazine, has taken on the role of art director following the departure of Blue Buxton. Becky will also continue her role as grooming editor. Contact.

    New jobs on www.diarydirectory.com

    • Smith & Monger - PR Intern
    • Vitabiotics - PR Executives / Senior PR Executives
    • nbpr - Junior Account Manager
    • SASSOON - In-house PR Officer
    • Yellowcat Recruitment - Fashion PR Account Manager
    • Dressipi - Entry Level Stylist
    • NuBo Skincare - International Sales Manager
    • Talk PR - Beauty Director
    • Entice Communications - PR Intern
    • Bryan Morel PR - Junior Account Executive
    • NET-A-PORTER.COM - PR Executive

    Change in details for fashion stylist

    Freelance fashion stylist, Nathan Menary has a new email and website address. Contact.

    DIARY dates

    Added, amended or confirmed:
    • Palmer's Facial Range Launch
    • Hugo Boss Sale
    • Erdem Sale
    • Sisley Men's Press Trip (re-schduled)
    • Rochester Fashion Promotion BA (Hons) Private View
    • Dainty Doll Liquid Foundation Launch
    See DIARYdates.

    Journalist seeks beauty products for the beach

    Beauty blog beautyshortlist.blogspot.com is spotlighting this summer's 'beauty stars'. The series will start in June, focusing on ‘Beauty on the Beach’. Editor Fiona Klonarides would like to receive news on the best self-tanners, bronzers, lip and nail colours, skincare, hair care, and Summer 2011 fragrance launches. Please contact Fiona with relevant news and launches. Contact.

    New team member at Portrait Communications

    Nicola Waite has joined the Portrait Communications team as Account Manager, working across all accounts. Nicola was previously Account Manager at Zero2one PR. Contact.

    ELLE magazine UK appoints acting executive fashion editor

    Stacey Duguid, executive fashion editor at ELLE magazine UK, will go on maternity leave on 16 June. In her absence Anna Ogundehin has been appointed acting executive fashion editor. Anna will commence her new role at the end of June. Contact.

    NuBO skincare appoints celebrity relations specialist

    Luxury high-tech skincare company, NuBO has appointed Amanda Kyme to its handle celebrity relations. Amanda specialises in creating celebrity and VIP partnerships through product placement and carefully targeted seeding and celebrity dressing. Amanda will work alongside MODUS. Contact.
    www.nubobeauty.com
    www.amandakyme.com

    Cloud Nine appoints new PR

    Unleashed Potential has been appointed to manage the PR for electrical tools brand Cloud Nine. Established in 2009, the range features three straightening irons and induction-heated styling roller system, TheO. Contact.
    www.cloudnine.com.

    New organic food line Honestly Healthy appoints PR

    O'Connor Publicity has been appointed to handle the PR for new food line Honestly Healthy. This is a range of vegetarian, organic and alkaline based products from Kelly Hoppen's daughter and chef Natasha Corrett, and original co-founder of The Food-Doctor Vicki Edgson. Contact.

    Men's Health appoints grooming editor

    Alex Harris, currently editorial assistant at Men’s Health magazine, has taken on the role of grooming editor. All relevant grooming news, samples and invites should be directed to Alex. Contact.

    24 May 2011

    Media Street set to launch Fulhamroad.co.uk

    Media Street is launching its second hyperlocal website this summer, Fulhamroad.co.uk. It will cover everything from local news and new openings to events, deals and shopping in Fulham, SW6 and SW10. Editor Clare Vooght will oversee the editorial with co-founder and publisher, Jonathan Lloyd. In advance of the launch, press releases and news can be emailed to the team. Contact.

    New appointment at Dinny Hall

    Lily Bourke, previously at Tiffany & Co., has been appointed as Press, Marketing and Ecommerce Assistant at jewellery brand Dinny Hall. Contact.
    www.dinnyhall.com

    Former news editor at Look magazine goes freelance

    Sara Nuwar, previously news editor at LOOK magazine, is now freelance. Sara is available for editorial commissions and office cover. All news and invites can be emailed to Sara. Contact.

    Luxury goods group Labelux acquires Jimmy Choo

    The privately held luxury goods group Labelux has announced the acquisition of luxury brand Jimmy Choo. The transaction has the full support of Jimmy Choo senior management led by Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Tamara Mellon OBE and Chief Executive Officer, Joshua Schulman, both of whom will remain with Jimmy Choo in their existing capacities. Tamara Mellon OBE and senior management are making an investment in the Labelux subsidiary established to own Jimmy Choo. Contact.
    www.jimmychoo.com

    DIARY dates

    Added, amended or confirmed:
    • LONDON show ROOMS MEN, Paris SS12
    • LONDON show ROOMS WOMEN, Paris AW12
    • George AW11 Press Day
    • REISS Warehouse and Sample Sale
    • Hair Product Launch
    • VIP opening ceremony of La Prairie at Selfridges
    See DIARYdates.

    Elizabeth Arden press office appoints Assistant PR Manager

    Zoe Hardy, previously Press Officer at Beiersdorf, has joined the Elizabeth Arden Press Office Team as Assistant PR Manager. Zoe will be looking after their Designer and Celebrity Fragrances. Contact.

    23 May 2011

    Strawberry Laser appoints RKM Communications to handle all press & PR

    RKM Communications has been appointed to handle the PR for lipo-laser treatment Strawberry Laser Lipo. Contact.
    www.strawberry-laser.com

    Jounalist seeks beauty news & products for summer beauty feature

    Gabrielle Teare, fashion director & editor of gabrielleteare.com/blog and beauty contributor for Fashion TV, is currently seeking beauty and make-up products to review for a Summer beauty piece. All products and news must be received by 31 May. Contact.

    Journalist seeks beauty products that contain volcanic ash

    Dimi Gaidatzi is writing a piece for the Financial Times and is looking for cosmetics with volcanic ash. Contact.

    DIARY dates

    Added, amended or confirmed:
    • Esquire & my-wardrobe.com: UK's Best Dressed Real Man
    • LGN Events Summmer Catwalk Presentation
    • A La Mode International London Fashion Week Catwalk Show
    • TIGI Haircare Launch (postponed)
    • LUCZA Pop-Up Shop
    • Debenhams Fashion, Beauty & Homes Press Show (change of address)
    • LUSH Cosmetics Launch
    • Twenty 10 London Fashion Sample Sale
    See DIARYdates.

    Rookie magazine appoints sales & editorial assistant

    Alex Taylor has joined Rookie magazine as sales & editorial assistant. For any enquiries regarding the magazine please contact Alex. Contact.

    Spire PR appointed to handle the PR for Katie Price Eyelashes

    Spire PR has been appointed to handle the PR for Katie Price Eyelashes. The range of three different styles will launch in Superdrug in July. Contact.

    GQ appoints associate publisher fashion

    Condé Nast has announced that Vanessa Kingori has been promoted to the newly-created position of associate publisher fashion for GQ and publisher for GQ Style. Vanessa joined the team two years ago and previously held the role of fashion advertising director for GQ and associate publisher, GQ Style. Contact.

    Fluorescent PR now represents fashion range Ruby Rocks

    Fluorescent PR has been appointed to represent fashion range Ruby Rocks. The PR campaign will focus on creating media awareness of the collection via celebrity and product placement. Ruby Rocks offers a selection of dresses and separates. Contact.
    www.rubyrocks.co.uk

    Topman appoints Joe Williams (ex Purple) as PR Coordinator

    Men's high street retailer Topman has announced the appointment of Joe Williams as PR Coordinator. Formerly at Purple, Joe is now the main contact for all day-to-day requests and sample call-ins. Contact.

    Senior stylist at more! magazine goes freelance

    Anna Woodham, previously senior stylist at more! magazine, is now freelance. Anna is available for editorial commissions, styling, writing and office cover. All fashion news, press releases, invites and samples should be directed to her new address. Anna can also be found blogging at www.woodyswonderblog.blogspot.com. Contact.

    Thomas Lyte announces marketing team appointments

    English luxury brand, Thomas Lyte, has announced additions to its marketing team:
    Charlotte Watson has recently joined as Head of Marketing and will be responsible for building brand awareness across all business sectors. Charlotte's background is within the luxury goods sector, having trained within the LVMH Fashion Group and most recently, she has held Senior Marketing and Communications roles at Links of London and Kurt Geiger.
    Jennie Gott, previously responsible for Global Marketing at Links of London, joins as Marketing Communications Manager. Jennie was previously at Links of London for over 5 years and worked on brand strategy, corporate identity and creative planning.
    Jem Woodward, is the new Marketing Assistant, and will support the team on all aspects of Marketing and Communications function. Contact.
    APR Communications continues to handle all PR for Thomas Lyte.

    Goodley PR wins Rose and Rose

    Goodley PR has been appointed to represent Rose and Rose. This new brand launching for AW11 from Robert Rose is a collection of trend-driven scarves in 100% wool, cashmere and silk and will be stocked at Anthropologie and exclusive boutiques across the UK. Contact.
    www.rose-and-rose.com

    Seren Mason joins Goodley PR

    Goodley PR has announced the appointment of Seren Mason as Account Manager. Formerly at Bryan Morel PR, Seren will be overseeing all activity on the following accounts; Luisa Beccaria, Stylebop.com, Rose and Rose, Krystof Strozyna, Hilda Maha,Vanessa G, Pyrus and Corlette London. Contact.

    Femalefirst.co.uk makes new editorial appointments

    Jenna Fordie has joined femalefirst.co.uk as fashion writer today. In addition, Taryn Davies has joined the team has lifestyle writer. Contact.

    Deputy features editor commences new role at Prima

    Amisha Surani commences her new role today as deputy features editor at Prima magazine. Contact.

    Glass Magazine (online) appoints news editor

    Kristiane Henney has joined Glass Magazine (online) as news editor. Contact.

    20 May 2011

    Woop Deals appoints Maximize Promotions

    MAXIMIZE PROMOTIONS has been appointed to handle PR and communications for online discount retailer Woop Deals. Contact.
    www.woopdeals.com

    Lisa Pellarini returns from maternity leave

    Lisa Pellarini (née Cornwell), editor's pa/features writer at Spirit & Destiny, has returned from maternity leave. Contact.

    Babel Fish represents Harley Street surgeons

    Babel Fish PR has been appointed to represent facial aesthetics practicioner Dr Andrew Douglas and Berger, Lawrence & Douglas Dental Surgeons both based in Harley Street, London W1. Contact.
    www.harleystdentists.co.uk

    Changes to features team at Bella magazine

    As of 23 May, Karen Armstrong will take on the role of acting deputy features editor at Bella magazine, Karen will be covering for Sarah Welsh who will be on maternity leave. In addition to commissioning real life stories Karen will also be looking after the celebrity debate/opinion page. Real life stories can still be pitched to features editor Elaine Hayward and to features writer Claire McAteer. Contact.

    Livingetc appoints acting news & travel editor

    Bethan Ryder, news & travel editor at Livingetc, will start her maternity leave on 1 June. In her absence Morag Bruce will be acting news & travel editor. Morag is currently deputy chief sub editor. All travel news, invites and press releases should be sent to Morag from 1 June. Contact.

    19 May 2011

    E-zine relaunch to include fashion section

    Entertainment and gossip website and email, Holy Moly will be relaunching next month (June) with a new fashion section. The site currently gets up to 1 million users per month and expects this figure to grow after the relaunch, which will also see a new film/TV and music section. Contact.
    www.holymoly.com

    DIARY dates

    Added, amended or confirmed:
    • Onitsuka Tiger AW11 Press Day
    • Revlon Cosmetics Launch
    • Hentsch Man SS11 collection
    • Daylesford Organic Christmas Press Preview
    • This Works press launch
    • Debenhams Fashion, Beauty & Homes Press Show
    • Margin London 2011
    • Highgrove & The Ritz London Christmas Collection Press Preview
    • Fuschia PR Summer Fete - preview of Fuschia PR's clients AW11 collections including Blowfish Malibu, Feud Britannia, Feud London, Golddigga, Monkfish, Native, Rubber Duck and Sugarhill Boutique
    • Verónica Moncho Lobo Trunk Show
    • The Luxury Wedding Show London
    • Urban Decay Fall/Holiday Preview
    • Philips Beauty Launch Event
    See DIARYdates.

    Beauty editor at The Gloss Magazine

    Sarah Halliwell is now the beauty editor of Irish Times's monthly supplement, The Gloss Magazine. Contact.
    www.thegloss.ie

    New editorial assistant at Derbyshie Life & Countryside Magazine

    Amy Noton has joined Derbyshire Life & Countryside Magazine as editorial assistant. Amy will be helping with the health and beauty pages. Contact
    www.derbyshire.greatbritishlife.co.uk

    Newly freelance PR

    Jackie Franklin, Press Officer at fashion lifestyle brand White Stuff for the last three years, has now left to go freelance. Jackie is available for PR and copywriting and has eight years of experience in consumer and corporate PR in a variety of sectors, including fashion, lifestyle, technology and homewares. Contact.

    Open House launches new event - Press Day in July

    Open House has announced its latest event - Press Day in July. Open to all lifestyle brands and agencies covering beauty, fashion, interiors and gifts, this event has been designed to attract editors working on winter ideas and Christmas issues and will be held on 19 July at The Vinyl Factory in Soho, London. Contact.

    New PR for STYLEBOP.com

    STYLEBOP.com has appointed Goodley PR to handle its UK PR. Established in Germany in 2004, online retailer STYLEBOP.com currently experiences over 2 million unique visitors a month and is home to over 200 luxury brands, including Balmain, Givenchy and Valentino. Contact
    www.stylebop.com

    EXIT magazine appoints fashion director

    Sam Ranger has been appointed fashion director of EXIT magazine. Sam has been a regular contributor to EXIT over the last 4 years and will now directly commission all main fashion stories, front of book and will have an integral creative role within EXIT whilst continuing with her other projects and editorials worldwide. Contact.
    www.exitmagazine.co.uk

    Space NK appoints The Communications Store

    Nicky Kinnaird, President & Creative Director at Space NK, has appointed The Communications Store (TCS). TCS will be responsible for every aspect of the brand’s PR communications and media strategy as well as Nicky Kinnaird’s profile. Contact.
    www.spacenk.com

    Beauty Seen PR appointed by Lash Perfect

    Beauty Seen PR has been appointed to handle all UK press and publicity with immediate effect for the professional eyelash extension brand Lash Perfect and its diffusion lash accessories brand La La Lashes. The agency will oversee the launch of Lash Perfect’s first ever stand alone Lash Bar in the Carnaby Street area this July (see DIARY dates) as well as the exclusive salon launch of its Paperself lash service this July. Contact.
    MRA PR continue to handle trade PR for Paperself.

    New beauty team member at Purple

    Luisa Savoia has joined the beauty team at Purple and will be working on accounts including Laura Mercier, TIGI Catwalk, TIGI Bed head, TIGI in France and Belgium, ReVive and nailgirls. Luisa previously worked in the beauty industry as a make-up artist. Contact.

    18 May 2011

    DIARY dates

    Added, amended or confirmed:
    • Diane von Furstenberg by H.Stern Press Launch
    • Christmas in July hosted by Argyle pink diamond specialist, Calleija - A selection of the latest collections will be showcased and John Calleija will be available for interview
    • Oliver Sweeney AW11 Press Day
    • CiCi PR & Events presents: ‘a branded showcase’
    • Uniqlo AW11 Press Day
    • Radiant Breakfast with IMAN Cosmetics and Karin Darnell
    See DIARYdates.

    Jenni Beveridge joins Spire PR

    Jenni Beveridge has joined Spire PR as Senior Consultant, working across the agency's beauty portfolio. With over 6 years experience in beauty PR, Jenni joins Directors Julia Bolsom and Clare Puddlefoot. Contact.

    Richard Dennen joins The Sunday Times Style

    Richard Dennen, previously editor-at-large at Tatler, has joined The Sunday Times' Style magazine as style writer. Contact.

    Finch & Partners appointed by Australian footwear brand Hobes

    Finch & Partners have been appointed to represent Hobes. Launching into the UK for SS11, the Australian footwear brand offers a contemporary take on the traditional 70's style laced desert boot. Contact.
    www.hobes.com.au

    Kim Jones appointed freelance beauty editor

    Freelance beauty journalist Kim Jones has been appointed freelance beauty editor at TheBabyWebsite.com and will be writing a regular beauty column for mums on the site. Kim will continue to freelance for her other regular clients The Daily Express, Daily Mirror, Sunday Express, Essentials and Prima magazines. Contact.
    www.thebabywebsite.com

    Next announces press office changes

    Next has announced that Georgie Burton has been appointed as PR Manager in the London press office, overseeing the lifestyle and fashion press teams. Georgie was formerly Acting PR Manager and takes up the role full-time as Carolyn Day will not be returning from maternity leave.
    Georgie will be supported by Vicky Sims, Senior Press Officer on fashion and Emma Hearne, Senior Press Officer on lifestyle. Contact.
    In the Leicester PR department, Chantelle Craig, Regional and International PR Manager, is currently on maternity leave and during this time Kate Ferriman, Brand Marketing Manager, will be covering her role. Contact.
    www.next.co.uk

    Fashion client win for Palladio PR

    Palladio PR has been appointed to represent Hunkydory, a Swedish womenswear brand which combines feminine, Scandinavian-ethnic style with a sporty feel. Contact.
    www.hunkydory.se

    Mary Portas appointed to lead review of the future of the High Street

    Shopping guru and founder/partner of the Yellowdoor agency, Mary Portas has been appointed to lead a review into the future of the High Street, The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister announced yesterday (17 May). The purpose of the review will be to identify what government, local authorities and businesses can do to promote the development of more prosperous high streets. Contact.

    Prime Minister David Cameron said: "The High Street should be at the very heart of every community, bringing people together, providing essential services and creating jobs and investment; so it is vital that we do all that we can to ensure they thrive. That is why I am delighted that Mary Portas has agreed to take on this review and I am confident that her straight talking, no nonsense approach will help us to create vibrant and diverse town centres and bring back the bustle to our high streets."

    Change in details for freelance journalist

    Freelance fashion journalist and stylist Nana Acheampong has a new e-mail address. Nana's mobile number remains the same. Contact.

    Pickle PR representing eye shadow brand colorOn Professional

    Alastair J Gourley PR/ Pickle PR has been appointed to represent colorOn Professional. The American cosmetic brand creates eye shadow application kits. Contact

    17 May 2011

    DIARY dates

    Added, amended or confirmed:
    • London Jewellery Week Launch Party at May Fair Hotel
    • Treasure (London Jewellery Week)
    • Hatton Garden Festival (London Jewellery Week)
    • JewelEast - Old Spitalfields Market (London Jewellery Week)
    • FashionEdit 247 Designer Collections Analysis
    • TIGI Haircare Launch (change of date)
    • Pure Public Relations home & lifestyle press preview
    • Scoop - International Collection Show
    • Carnaby 20% Shopping Evening
    • Lanolips Press Lunch
    • Graduate Fashion Week 2011
    • NUDE Press Trip
    • Launch of the New Vitage Antioxidant Skincare range with leading cosmetic doctor – Dr Patrick Bowler (cancelled)
    • The Rise Art Pop Up Exhibition
    • Lancôme Press Event
    • Ceannis Open Showroom - Presenting the Ceannis A/W Collection 2011
    • Living North Christmas Fair 2011
    See DIARYdates.

    Sarah Atkinson joins Harper's Bazaar

    Sarah Atkinson has been appointed assistant to senior fashion editor Vanessa Coyle at Harper's Bazaar following the departure of Lilli Manula. Contact.

    GQ Style makes new appointments

    There have been the following additions to the editorial team at GQ Style: Jess Hallett has joined as casting director. Cath Clarke, previously on the launch team of Another Magazine, has joined as features editor. Liz Matthews has joined as celebrity booker and finally, Kamin Mohammadi has joined the team as chief sub & production editor. Contact.

    Task PR wins BBS denim

    Task PR has been appointed by premium denim label, BBS (Beg, Borrow or Steal) to handle all its UK press and publicity with immediate effect. BBS denim will be available at Bentalls, John Lewis, House of Fraser, and online at www.bbsjeans.com from 1st July. Contact.
    www.bbsjeans.com

    Hards PR represents Connect Hair System and its Creative Director

    Hards PR has been appointed to handle the PR for Connect Hair System, the ethically sourced human hair extension brand. Hards PR is also handling the PR for celebrity hair extensionist, and Creative Director of Connect Hair System, Feleny Georghiou. Feleny's celebrity clients include Victoria Beckham, Sharon Stone, Penelope Cruz, Lulu and Cheryl Cole. Contact.
    www.connecthairextensions.com

    OConnor Publicity appointed by healthcare juice drink Radiance

    O`Connor Publicity has been appointed to handle all publicity for Radiance, the nationwide juice cleanse company. Contact.
    www.radiancecleanse.com

    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. Emily is looking for images to feature in Grazia’s ‘Get the Look’ shopping page. Contact.

    Jessica Barrett joins heat magazine

    Jessica Barrett has joined heat magazine as news editor. Contact.

    Jewellery brand appoints Claire Norrish PR

    Claire Norrish PR has announced that it will be working with jewellery brand Chambers & Beau. Created by Devon based designer Amy Elson, the brand takes its name from those of her two children. Contact.
    www.chambersandbeau.com

    Kilpatrick appointed by KMI brands

    Kilpatrick PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for the following brands from the KMI portfolio: Naked, Little Me Organics, Fish and Ted Baker. Contact.

    Tatler magazine makes editorial appointments

    Alice Cockerell has been appointed features associate at Tatler magazine. In addition, Violet Henderson has joined as social editor. Contact.

    EF MediSpa PR Manager moves

    Alex Bridgwater, PR Manager, will now be based at the EF MediSpa head office. As such, Alex has a new postal address and telephone number. Contact.
    www.efmedispa.com

    Pink diamond specialist appoints new PR

    PA Media has been appointed as PR and press agency for Calleija, an award-winning pink diamond specialist jeweller based in the Royal Arcade, Bond Street, London. The agency will oversee all press communications, events and celebrity placements. Contact.
    www.calleija.com.au

    16 May 2011

    instinct pr launches

    Jonathan Kirkby, formerly Director and Head of Consumer at Edencancan, has now set up consumer lifestyle agency instinct pr. The agency's clients include Panache Lingerie and Swimwear, encompassing Atlantis, Cleo and Masquerade ranges; Lucinda Ellery, industry expert on hair loss management and hair extensions; and Puma TrainLite sports/fitness shoes.

    The instinct pr team includes:
    Jonathan Kirkby, Founder & Director
    Georgia Cons, Associate Director
    Lorna Hunte, PR Consultant
    Holly Marsh, PR Assistant
    Contact.

    Rock My Vintage appoints Canoe

    Canoe has been appointed to represent all UK PR for online fashion boutique, Rock My Vintage. The boutique focuses on vintage, or modern vintage-inspired dresses and accessories. Contact.
    www.rockmyvintage.com.

    Glass Magazine (online) appoints beauty editor

    At Glass Magazine (online), Viola Levy has been promoted from junior beauty editor to beauty editor. Contact.

    New e-mail address for MAC Cosmetics PR

    Jodi Meyerstone (née Isaacs), Assistant Communications Manager at MAC Cosmetics, has a new e-mail address. Contact.

    Anya Hindmarch appoints James McArthur as CEO to drive global expansion

    The Board of Anya Hindmarch today announces the appointment of James McArthur as Chief Executive Officer of the company with immediate effect. James McArthur has been involved with the luxury goods industry since 1995 when, at Morgan Stanley, he prepared Gucci Group for its initial public offering. In 2000, he joined Gucci Group to pilot its strategic expansion, notably bringing into the Group the Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney businesses. During this period he also served as CEO of Balenciaga in its early years of explosive growth, before moving on to serve as CEO of Harrods.

    Anya Hindmarch said: “James’ appointment also enables me to direct my full energies towards the creative evolution of the Company, driving design, communication and marketing and giving my total focus to the brand and its development.”

    DIARY dates

    Added, amended or confirmed:
    • FPW Fashion Press Week Drinks Reception & After Party
    • Unlisted London English Season Pop Up
    • DKNY Golden Delicious Fragrance Launch
    • N.Peal AW11 Press Day (postponed)
    • QVC AW11 Press Day
    • Eucerin Press Trip
    • Comptoir Des Cotonniers AW11 Press Day
    • Lash Perfect Lash Bar launch
    See DIARYdates.

    Femalefirst.co.uk makes editorial appointments

    Femalefirst.co.uk will be making some editorial changes to the team with some new starters:
    Jenna Fordie will join the team as fashion writer on 23 May.
    Taryn Davies will join the team as lifestyle writer on 23 May.
    Alistair McGeorge will join the team as music writer on 31 May.
    Stephen Reay remains as managing director and Helen Earnshaw also remains as entertainment editor. Contact.

    Emma Krause joins the Aramis & Designer Fragrances team

    Emma Krause, previously beauty assistant at Red magazine, has joined the Aramis & Designer Fragrances team as Online Communications Executive. Emma will take on the coordinator responsibilities as well as being the brand’s online communications contact and will work closely with the marketing team in connection with Facebook, Twitter and social media engagement. Contact.
    In addition, Aless Bove, has joined the team as Intern until her return to University in September. Contact.

    Kerri Ashworth joins Chantelle

    Kerri Ashworth, previously at Bright Light PR, has joined the in-house press office for Chantelle and Passionata as PR Executive. Contact.

    Easy Living appoints picture editor

    Ginny Henry, previously online picture editor at Red Online, has been appointed picture editor at Easy Living. Contact.

    NEOM Luxury Organics moves

    NEOM Luxury Organics has a new address and contact number. Contact.

    Sarah Angus returns to freelancing

    Sarah Angus has left her role as features writer at InStyle magazine to return to freelancing full-time. Previously fashion writer at Stylist magazine and with experience interviewing celebrities and designers and writing fashion features, Sarah has also written for InStyle.co.uk, NET-A-PORTER.com and ELLE. Contact.

    Alice Dogruyol launches new blog

    Following the success of Alice Dogruyol's Daily Mail "Big Girl In A Skinny World" column, Alice has launched her own blog stylistplus.co.uk sharing her latest fashion, beauty, travel, health and fitness discoveries. Alice will also be sharing her styling secrets and advice for curvy girls. All relevant news releases should be sent to Alice. Contact.

    Christian Louboutin appoints Press Assistant and announces new remit

    Rachel Etebar has joined Christian Louboutin as Senior Press Assistant.
    The UK communications team, led by General Manager Anne Muhlethar, has recently added to its current scope and will now be responsible for all communications in Ireland & Scandinavia and supervision and coordination of digital communications worldwide. Contact.

    Cosmetic brand stila appoints MODUS

    Beauty distributor Glorious Brands has appointed MODUS to handle PR communications for international cosmetic brand stila. Contact.
    The UK re-launch will see the range available nationwide from June. See DIARY dates.

    13 May 2011

    handbag.com's Louise O’Connell requests beauty news

    Following her appointment last week, handbag.com's acting beauty editor Louise O’Connell is requesting all relevant beauty news, products, reviews and invites should now be directed to her. Contact.

    TCS Embryo represent luxury skincare brand

    TCS Embryo has announced they have been appointed to handle the UK PR for luxury skincare brand Yllume with immediate effect. Compromising of Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex cream and Skin Supplement, the brand is scheduled to launch new products to the range later this year. Contact.

    Look magazine appoints freelance beauty writer

    Lydia Thompson, previously fashion & beauty writer at Bliss and Mizz magzine, is now freelance. Lydia will continue to freelance for Mizz magazine and will be contributing to the magazine beauty pages. Please contact Lydia with any relevant beauty news. Contact.

    Coty to bring philosophy in-house

    Coty has announced that from 16 May it will bring the PR for beauty brand philosophy in-house. Currently handled by MODUS, philosophy will be under care of the Coty Prestige division, with Samantha Johnson the primary conatct. Contact.

    12 May 2011

    DIARY dates

    Added, amended or confirmed:
    • Brompton Design District Press Day
    • Croatia's beach club Papaya brings the beach party to London
    • Heads Up Hat Event
    • Escentual.com Fragrance Event
    • The COPRA Ball 2011
    • Stila Cosmetics UK Re-Launch
    • Graduate Fashion Show of American InterContinental University London's School of Fashion 2011
    • Marie-Chantal sample sale
    • London Fashion Networking Event
    • Hub Tradeshow - a unique take on street and sportswear for the UK
    See DIARYdates.

    Coverdale Davis moves

    Coverdale Davis has moved offices. Contact.

    Take a Break magazine appoints editor

    Rebecca Fleming, previously contributing editor of Take a Break magazine, has been appointed editor following the departure of editor, John Dale. Contact.

    Jewellery account win for TRACE Publicity

    Luxury jewellery brand Katie Rowland has appointed TRACE Publicity to oversee all PR & Marketing for the label. Katie has recently been shortlisted for New Designer of the Year and Catwalk Jewels of the Year 2010 at the UK Jewellery Awards. Currently stocked in Liberty's in London, Kiki de Montparnasse of New York and retailers nationwide. Contact.

    Talk PR relinquishes The Sanctuary

    Talk PR has relinquished The Sanctuary as a client, by mutual agency/client agreement, due to conflict of client interest following the inception of PZ Cussons' Beauty Division.
    MODUS has been appointed with immediate effect to handle all press activity and communications for The Sanctuary; its products, The Sanctuary Covent Garden and The Sanctuary Boutique Spas in Bristol, Cambridge and Richmond. Contact.

    Client win for Fluorescent PR

    Fluorescent PR has been appointed to handle the celebrity placement and PR for leather streetwear label, muubaa. For AW11, muubaa will be launching its first handbag range. Contact.

    11 May 2011

    DIARY dates

    Added, amended or confirmed:
    • Range Rover Evoque Preview Event, Evoque Live
    • Coast Launch
    • CEW(UK) Event - 'It's Your Health - Handle It With Care' -The Art of Vein Management. Presentation by Consultant Dr Jocelyn Brookes.
    • Central Saint Martins MA Fine Art degree Interim show
    • Monty PR Christmas Press Day
    • Emma Chapman Jewels New Collection Preview
    • Sussex Fashion Awards
    • Join Bec Astley Clarke for the Astley Clarke street party
    • The SOURCE Expo - fashion industry trade show dedicated to ethical sourcing
    • The Big Tickle - makeover & pamper party
    • John Frieda Electricals Launch
    • Quintessentially Soho at The House of St Barnabas Summer Party Showcase
    • Juliet Dunn Showroom Sale
    See DIARYdates.

    The Times appoints Laura Craik as fashion editor

    Laura Craik, currently fashion editor at the London Evening Standard, is to become fashion editor at The Times. Laura will leave her current role to take up the new position later this year, taking over from Lisa Armstrong, who is to join The Telegraph. Contact details will be confirmed in due course. Contact.

    Woman magazine re-launches with new look features

    IPC’s lifestyle magazine, Woman has re-launched with a new look. Woman will now cover a range of new features including ‘Have a Good Weekend’, a new section covering TV, music, films, food, going out and staying in. Other key features in the new look Woman include ‘Supermarket Checkout’, an edit of the best value supermarket shopping and treats and ‘Be techno smart’, which gives the low-down on the technology that matters to readers. The fashion & beauty pages have also expanded to encompass 12 pages of news, trends and a targeted round up of the latest in the shops that week. Contact.

    Nail varnish colours and fake tan information wanted for feature in blog

    Fashion, accessories, beauty, health & fitness blog Fashionable Maven will be covering nail varnish colours and fake tans on the week commencing 30 May. Please send press releases, launches and products to editor Vicki Day. Contact.

    Food, luxury lifestyle and entertainment PR agency launches

    Cottrell&Klar is a newly launched full-service public relations and marketing agency, focusing on customised strategic campaigns in the areas of food, luxury lifestyle and entertainment with UK and international clients. The agency has been launched by Directors, Frances Cottrell and Andrea Klar. Frances started her career at delicious. magazine and then worked in PR representing areas such as Bond Street, Saville Row and Jermyn Street. Andrea has worked across clients including Molton Brown, Art London, Geronimo Inns, Cuckoo Club, Cinnamon Club and Cinnamon Kitchen, Benares and Ruinart Champagne. A list of Cottrell&Klar's new clients will be announced shortly. Contact.

    Knightsbridge cocktail bar, lounge & restaurant appoints PR

    MAXIMIZE PROMOTIONS has been appointed to handle PR and communications for Kumo Knightsbridge. The Japanese restaurant, cocktail bar, lounge and venue is loacted Knightsbridge, London. Contact.

    New role for Siim Kohv

    Thomas Wylde has announced the appointment of Siim Kohv as Global Head of Communications. Siim will be responsible for all planning, development and implementation of Global Public Relations, advertising and marketing, special projects and external communications. Previously, Siim has been working as freelance for Thomas Wylde amongst other projects including NewbarK, Ralph&Russo and Rankin. His experience also includes Karla Otto UK, Kenzo and Browns. Contact.

    Our Assembly wins fashion client

    Moody & Farrell has appointed Our Assembly to handle all UK PR. Eloise Moody, bespoke hatter and founder of Moody & Farrell, creates hats for both men and women. Contact.

    10 May 2011

    DIARY dates

    Added, amended or confirmed:
    • Lee Broom launches his Parq Life collection for Deadgood
    • Home – The new homewares and interior accessories show
    • Dior AW11 Make-Up Presentation
    • Kohler celebrates Clerkenwell Design Week
    • Professional Beauty Manchester 2011
    • PRCA Awards
    • Slurp.co.uk Wine Tasting Event
    • Wolf & Badger Spring Fete in honour of new designers
    • LES NEREIDES Sample Sale
    See DIARYdates.

    Change in press office for Swear London

    IPR has been appointed to handle all press and PR enquiries for footwear label Swear London. Contact.

    Grooming brand RazorSharp appoints PR

    Boutique lifestyle PR agency Entice Communications has been appointed by grooming brand RazorSharp to handle its consumer PR. Contact.

    Bliss & Mizz magazine appoints acting picture editor

    Kirsty Grant, picture editor at Bliss and Mizz magazine, will go on maternity leave on 13 May. In her absence Lauren Azor has been appointed acting picture editor. Contact.

    Ce Me London appoints Front Row PR

    Front Row PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for London-based womenswear brand Ce Me London. Contact.

    Fatima Bholah returns to Bliss magazine

    Fatima Bholah has returned from maternity leave to resume her role as style & beauty editor at Bliss magazine. Contact.

    Resonate wins two fashion clients

    Fashion and womenswear brands Planet and Windsmoor have appointed Resonate, part of the Bell Pottinger Group, to support the marketing team in launching the new collections for AW11 and a fresh new positioning for each to consumer media. Contact.

    Cambridgeshire Agenda appoints features writer

    Holly Willis has been appointed features writer at the Cambridgeshire Agenda. Holly will be working on shopping, fashion, travel, food and homes features and can be contacted for any general feature enquiries. Contact.

    The Huffington Post set to launch in the UK

    AOL Europe has confirmed it will launch The Huffington Post UK later this Summer. The exact date is to be confirmed, however, all enquiries can be sent to editor-in-chief Carla Bevan. Further details will be released nearer to the time. Contact.

    09 May 2011

    DIARY dates

    Added, amended or confirmed:
    • Cowshed for Whistles Launch
    • Sensational Summer Sale
    • Launch and Private View of Street Lights - an artistic collaboration between The Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins
    • New Designers 2011 - showcasing the very best of graduate design
    • New CID launches Nail Polish Range
    • L.K.Bennett SS11 Sample Sale
    • Bobbin Bicycles Globe Store Party
    • St Erasmus enters the bridal market
    • House of Fraser AW11 Press Day
    • La Perla Sample Sale
    • La Perla Clearance Sale
    • Habitat AW11 Press Day
    • Vista at The Trafalgar Hotel - Unveiling of central London's largest rooftop bar
    See DIARYdates.

    Dominique Mosley scarves appoints PR

    Sophie Luis PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for premium print label specialising in luxury scarves, Dominique Mosley. Contact.

    Beauty PR Manager appointed at Selfridges

    Pandora Symes, previously Beauty Press Officer, has been promoted Beauty PR Manager at Selfridges. Contact.

    Varg PR appoints PR and Showroom Manager

    Rose Langley has joined Varg PR as PR & Showroom Manager. Contact.

    New contact number for Fused Magazine

    Fused Magazine and Area Culture Guide now has a new phone number. Contact.

    ELLE magazine appoints acting editor

    Lorraine Candy, editor-in-chief at ELLE UK magazine, is now on maternity leave. In her absence Jenny Dickinson is now acting editor. Contact.

    soFeminine.co.uk has moved

    soFeminine.co.uk has moved offices and the team have new telephone numbers. Contact.

    Prima appoints deputy features editor

    Amisha Surani, currently commissioning editor at Best magazine, is joining Prima magazine as deputy features editor on 23 May. Contact.

    New studios open at Sunbeam

    Sunbeam Studios has opened two new studios - Studio One and Studio Four. Studio One (pictured) is 3,200 square foot with drive-in access. Studio Four is a 600 square foot lifestyle space. Contact.

    Fashion editor at Bella magazine resumes role

    Kate Martin has returned from maternity leave to resume her role as fashion editor at Bella magazine. Contact.

    MLPR appointed by Beaumont Organic

    MLPR has been appointed to build brand awareness for Beaumont Organic. Launched three years ago by Hannah Beaumont, a 25 year old designer who started her career with Monsoon, Beaumont Organic is a women's daywear brand priced from £25 for a belt to £300 for a wool coat. Contact.

    New Group Ad Director at NatMags

    Jessica Myers (pictured) starts today in her new role as Group Ad Director for weekly magazines at The National Magazine Company, replacing Greg Witham, who was promoted last month to Trading & Key Accounts Director of NatMag's newly reconfigured central advertising unit - Hearst UK Cross Media. Jessica was previously Ad Director for NatMag's Reveal magazine.

    The National Magazine company will be advertising for a new Ad Manager for Reveal in due course.

    For more information, contact Jane Wynyard, Head of PR at The National Magazine Company. Contact.

    06 May 2011

    DIARY dates

    Added, amended or confirmed:
    • Petit Bateau Marylebone shop opening & Polo launch
    • Diesel Fragrance Launch Party
    • Fragrance Launch
    • The Working Gentlemen's Comedy Club
    • Coffin on Cake PR AW11 Press Day
    • HD Brows VIP Launch Party
    • Rare & Paprika AW11 Press Day
    See DIARYdates.

    Tiger Creative adds to team

    Josie Hunt has joined the London office of artist management, location and production agency Tiger Creative as Photographer & Artist New Business Assistant. Josie has previously worked at House of Fraser, Next and Debenhams. Contact.

    Appointment at Hugo Boss

    Lynsey Fox has now started as in-house PR Manager at Hugo Boss. Contact.

    Good Results announces appointment by LUISA CERANO

    Following a month of work, Good Results has announced its appointment to handle UK PR for German womenswear label LUISA CERANO. The brand, which showed at the Good Results AW11 press day last month, currently has 22 showrooms worldwide. Contact.

    Finch and Partners appointed by Pierre Corthay

    Finch and Partners has announced it is now representing French men's shoemaker Pierre Corthay, which is launching in the UK next week (9 May). Contact.

    New Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-Chief for WGSN

    WGSN has today (6 May) announced the appointment of a new Chief Creative Officer, Catriona Macnab (pictured). Macnab is a renowned fashion and textiles expert who joined WGSN in 2004 from The Woolmark Company. Educated at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art in fashion textiles, she is an expert in the science of trend forecasting and was behind WGSN's 2010 brand extension for the homes and interiors industry, WGSN-homebuildlife. Macnab's appointment follows the announcement that Content Director of WGSN, Juliet Warkentin, is leaving the company on 20 May to join a new venture in online retail.

    Also at WGSN, Maria Janssen, previously design director at Nike and recently Creative Director for Youth, Street and Sport at WGSN, has been promoted to WGSN Creative Director overseeing WGSN's recent acquisition Denimhead.com. Sandra Halliday will step up to the newly created role of Editor-in-Chief, responsible for editorial across WGSN's entire content output. Contact.

    TCS appoints Account Manager

    Sheena Appadoo has started at The Communications Store's TCS Embryo as Account Manager, reporting to Director Maria Arroyave. Sheena was previously Communications Coordinator at Estée Lauder Companies working on Aramis & Designer Fragrances. Contact.

    New fashion website QRATED.com appoints PR

    Bright Light PR has been appointed to handle the PR for new fashion website QRATED.com. See What's News for more info on the website. Contact.

    Crane.tv has a new address and contact number

    Crane.tv has moved, the team has a new address and contact number. Contact.

    Jewellery brand Maggie Angus appoints PUNK PR

    PUNK PR has recently been appointed by London based jewellery and design label Maggie Angus, created by designer Anna Hickman-Evans. PUNK will manage the young label's launch and handle its national press office. Director of PUNK PR, Helen Conyers, commented: "Maggie Angus and PUNK PR are a match made in heaven – unique, exciting, fresh and fun. We can’t wait to make the label famous!". Contact.

    W magazine appoints Edward Enninful as fashion and style director

    W Magazine has announced the appointment of Edward Enninful as fashion and style director. In this position, Enninful will be responsible for the overall fashion direction of the magazine and for styling some fashion and cover stories.

    Enninful will be based in New York and will report to Stefano Tonchi, editor-in-chief of W. He replaces Alex White, who after holding the position for 16 years, decided to leave the magazine to pursue a range of fashion and lifestyle projects in both digital and social media. Contact.

    05 May 2011

    Top of the Pops magazine appoints fashion & beauty assistant

    Lydia Swinscoe has been appointed fashion & beauty assistant at Top of the Pops magazine. Lydia will also continue as a freelance stylist. Contact.

    DIARY dates

    • VIDAL SASSOON Film Premiere
    • Press Appointments with Nonie Creme, Founding Creative Director of butter LONDON
    • Designer Sales Event
    • Elizabeth Arden Christmas Press Show
    • Paul & Joe AW11 Manhattan Collection Launch (confirmed)
    • Cosmetic News Expo
    See DIARYdates.

    ES Magazine makes editorial changes

    There have been some changes to the editorial team at The Evening Standard’s ES Magazine:
    Lotte Jeffs, previously deputy editor at First Life magazine, has been appointed commissioning editor.
    Hannah Bort, previously assistant to the editor, has been appointed features associate.
    Eveie Longdon, previously junior beauty editor, is now shopping & beauty editor. Contact.

    Busywoman.co.uk has a new look

    Busywoman.co.uk has had a change in format. The new look site has more video content and various new sections that include a cooking segment. News and press releases should be sent to editor Melanie Carson. Contact.

    more! magazine makes changes to beauty team

    Rachel Gilbert, deputy beauty editor at more! magazine, is now on maternity leave. In her absence Poppy Lara has been appointed acting deputy beauty editor. Beauty editor Sarah-Jane Biggs can be contacted for any beauty enquiries. Contact.

    Beauty writer Ambarina Hasan to host new beauty show

    B4U, the largest Asian TV network in the UK is launching a new series, a 10-part beauty show entitled Brown Eyed Beauty, hosted by Ambarina Hasan, beauty writer and ex-beauty editor of Asian Woman & Asian Bride magazines.

    This 10-part series is targeted at Asian women and focuses on all aspects of beauty. Primarily studio based and anchor led, the show will features tips, tutorials and how-tos from industry experts from the world of make-up, hair, therapists and dermatologists. Shooting will commence on the 23 May. Please send all information on products, treatments, upcoming launches, etc to be considered for inclusion to B4U. Contact.

    Online fashion store appoints Becky White PR

    Becky White PR has been appointed to handle the PR for online vintage and modern fashion store Yayer (www.yayer.co.uk). Contact.

    handbag.com appoints acting beauty editor & shopping editor

    There have been some changes to the team at handbag.com:
    Louise O'Connell has been appointed acting beauty editor. In addition, Emily Fleuriot has been appointed acting shopping editor. Contact.

    04 May 2011

    DIARY dates

    • London Accessory Sale
    • Kew AW11 Press Day
    • Lulu Guinness launches first Luggage collection launch
    • Red or Dead launch a collection of Fashion Bikes in collaboration with Raleigh
    • Electrum Jewellery Exhibition
    • Soulsports PR AW11 Press Day
    • PRWeek Awards
    • Rimmel Trends Presentation
    • Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project Website Launch
    • Getting Started Exhibition Private View - showcasing new jewellery & silversmithing
    • D&Me/One Vintage Website Launch and Summer Press Event
    • Yumi AW11 Press Event
    • Launch of new Sugarhill Boutique e-commerce site
    • Tightsplease AW11 Press Day
    See DIARYdates.

    Bright Light PR appointed by fashion retailer Cruise

    Bright Light PR has been appointed to represent Cruise. The agency will be managing the Scottish fashion retailer's press office and coordinating a promotional strategy to raise its profile. Contact.

    iFashion website launches

    The iFashion Magazine website has now launched, with the print magazine to follow shortly. The website can be viewed at www.ifashionmagazine.com iFashion Magazine is a new-launch national consumer title, featuring only fashion available online. Press releases and news can be sent to online editor Debbie Attwood. Contact.

    InStyle adds to fashion team

    There have been some changes to the fashion team at InStyle magazine:
    Robyn Kotze has been appointed senior fashion assistant. Contact.
    Following the departure of Lucy Williams, Victoria Favourito has joined InStyle as fashion assistant. Contact.

    Benetton and Sisley change of address

    Today the Benetton and Sisley (clothing) press office moves to its new (Benetton Group) address. Contact.

    Mantelpiece PR announce pair of fragrance client wins

    The Cotswold Perfumery has appointed Mantelpiece PR to represent the fragrance house and its owner and leading perfumer, John Stephen. The perfumery, a member of the British Fragrance Association, was established in 1965 and also offers one and two-day fragrance courses. Mantelpiece has also announced it is representing French home fragrance brand GEODESIS, UK stockists include Absolute Flowers and The Conran Shop. Contact.