06 January 2011

British car manufacturer launches fashion and lifestyle range

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

Fashion editor returns from maternity leave

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

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

Consumer title makes fashion team changes

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

New member appointed at fashion agency

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

Fashion press office contact changes

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

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

Agency wins new fashion clients

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

Luxury textiles brand appoints PR

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

Women's consumer title appoints fashion assistants

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

Haircare brand appoints PR

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

DIARYdates

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

Freelance PR

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

PR appointment and fashion client wins

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

British kitchen appliance manufacturer appoints PR

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

PR consultancy and agency moves

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