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

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.

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.