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.