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.

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.

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.

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.

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