17 March 2011

French fashion house Azzaro appoints PR

Karla Otto PR has been appointed by French fashion house Azzaro to handle worldwide communications and special events as well as VIP and celebrity dressing. The London agency will oversee all activity for the women's collections in the following markets: UK, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Contact.

Stella magazine appoints contributing fashion editor

Steph Stevens has joined The Sunday Telegraph's weekly magazine Stella as contributing fashion editor. Steph will shoot main fashion stories alongside fashion director Charlie Harrington. Contact.

Account Director appointed at Karla Otto

Karla Otto has appointed Amal Avramides as Account Director. Formerly PR Manager at HUGO BOSS Avramides will be working on all press relations, events and special projects for the following: Azzaro, Cos, Gareth Pugh, Genetic Denim, Marni, Valentino and Yoox. She reports to PR Director Keith Wallace. Contact.

DIARY dates

  • MaxMara AW11 Press Day
  • Edun AW11 Press Day
  • Betty Barclay & Vera Mont AW11 Press Open Day
  • Mudpie AW12/13 Trend Seminars
  • My Fashion Secret Pop-Up Shop - selling fashion, jewellery & accessories at affordable prices
  • River Island Chelsea Girl Re-Launch
  • Kitch & Honey PR AW11 Press Day
  • Freddy AW11 Press Days
  • True Grace PR Beauty Press Open Day
  • Conquer Magazine Launch
  • Snow PR AW11 Press Day
  • Charles Tyrwhitt AW11 Press Preview
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Fragrance Factory appoints Julia Ferrari as Brand Manager

Julia Ferrari has joined the marketing team at Fragrance Factory as Brand Manager. Julia will be responsible for Parfums Lolita Lempicka and Loewe, launching new products and providing in-house support to PR agency The Communications Store (TCS), and fake tan brand Tantastic.
Julia was previously at Bourjois for over four years, most recently as Brand Manager for natural beauty brand UNE which launched last year. Contact.

The Duffer Of St George footwear appoints PR

Haddon PR has been appointed to handle The Duffer Of St George footwear account for the UK and Ireland. Contact.

Look magazine appoints news team

Lydia Southern has been appointed assistant news editor at Look magazine, Lydia will commence her new role on 21 March. In addition, Corinne Redfern has joined Look as news writer. Corinne was previously junior writer at Sugar magazine. Contact.

Ex Communications Manager for Estée Lauder & Tom Ford launches beauty website

Amber Macintosh, previously Communications Manager for Estée Lauder & Tom Ford Beauty, has launched a beauty website www.dandelionbaby.co.uk. Dandelion Baby is a beauty guide for mother and child, designed to offer health and beauty advice during pregnancy, throughout motherhood and for children. Please send press releases and samples to Dandelion Baby.

New independent online accessories & lifestyle boutique appoints Marmalade PR

Marmalade PR has been appointed to handle the PR for new independent online accessories and lifestyle boutique www.femme-enfant.com launching this May. Contact.

Charlotte Gunn joins goodtoknow.co.uk

Charlotte Gunn, previously features & lifestyle editor at Red Online, has joined goodtoknow.co.uk as deputy editor. Contact.

Pegasus PR appoints Account Director

Claire Perry has joined health and beauty agency Pegasus PR as Account Director. Claire will be working across a number of accounts including Tisserand, Trilogy, Keromask & Amplex. Contact.

Instyle.co.uk appoints web assistants

Sarah Smith and Annabelle Spranklen have joined instyle.co.uk as web assistants. Contact.

Amy Silvester joins Rumour PR

Amy Silvester, previously at Pure Public Relations, has joined Rumour PR. Contact.

Stephanie Churchill PR wins two fashion accounts

Stephanie Churchill PR has been appointed to handle the PR for online fashion boutique Monica & Joe as well as Danish fashion brand Best Behavior, launching in the UK for AW11. Both brands' AW11 collections will be available to view at the Stephanie Churchill PR Press Day on 13 April (see DIARYdates). Contact.