08 June 2011

Technology writer & presenter joins ivillage.co.uk

Technology writer and presenter Nikki Moore has joined iVillage.co.uk as its resident gadgets expert. Please send all technology and gadget related news to Nikki. Contact.

Footwear label Bluberry Ice appoints PR

Footwear label Bluberry Ice has appointed Haddon PR to handle its UK press and publicity. The brand produces bespoke hand-made shoes using Swarovski crystals. Contact.

Karen Millen new press office appointments

Karen Millen has announced the restructure of its press office. Teresa Ramsden has been appointed Global PR Manager leading the brand’s PR strategy and activity in the UK and across all international markets. Natalia Serantes-James has returned from maternity leave as UK and Ireland PR Manager. Sarah Fox will continue to focus on European PR with Kerry Burt giving support across the UK, Ireland and Europe. Contact.

Style News has a new London address

Style News has a new London office address. Contact.

New Global Communication Director at Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin has announced Anne Muhlethaler as its new Global Communication Director. Anne will be in charge of implementing the Global Communication strategy through the Worldwide Press Offices (Internal and External) and the supervision of the Press Offices. She will continue her existing role as General Manager in charge of UK, Ireland and Scandinavian territories. Contact.

Young womenswear brand Little Mistress appoints PR

Felicities has been appointed to represent young womenswear brand Little Mistress. Contact.
www.little-mistress.co.uk

Weight Watchers Magazine appoints publisher

Siriliya Nawalkar has been appointed group account director and publisher for Weight Watchers Magazine. Siriliya was previously an international publisher at IPC Media and worked across the whole of IPC’s portfolio helping to develop their international editions globally. Contact.

New Press Assistant at Burberry

Samantha Ramage has been confirmed as Press Assistant (Continental Europe) in the Burberry press office. Contact

Nevs launches Special Bookings Division

Modelling agency Nevs launches its Special Bookings Division this week, coinciding with the agency’s 40th anniversary. Created in response to advertiser demand for fresh talent, the division will be representing up-and-coming British acts from the worlds of music and screen including Ellie Goulding, Rufus Wainwright, Chipmunk and Gabrielle Cilmi. Nevs’ Special Booking Division will complement the model agency’s current selection of professional models. Contact.

WCommunications has been appointed to handle the launch of Nevs' Special Bookings Division. Contact.

Louise Thomas PR wins two accounts

Louise Thomas PR (LTPR) has been appointed to look after the launch of Joe Grooming, the new men’s grooming product from the U.S. Joe Grooming has just launched in the UK. LTPR is also representing Marylebone menswear label Archer Adams, looking after product placement, editorial and profile opportunities. Contact.
www.joegrooming.com
www.archeradams.com

Star magazine appoints acting deputy picture editor

Nichola Fox, deputy picture editor at Star magazine, is currently on maternity leave until July 2012. In her absence Sarah Fennell has been appointed acting deputy picture editor. Contact.

Online fashion brand Medwinds appoints PR

Online Mediterranean fashion brand Medwinds has appointed Cube PR to handle its press and PR. Contact.
www.medwinds.com

Ambarina Hasan joins Khaleejesque.com as beauty editor

Freelance beauty writer Ambarina Hasan has been appointed beauty editor at Khaleejesque.com. The online magazine covers lifestyle features within the Arabian Gulf countries.

Ambarina is currently working on a fragrance feature for the site and would like to receive press releases and news on any fruity/citrus premium brand fragrances. The feature is due to go live on the site this month. Please e-mail all details across to Ambarina. Contact.

Benetton appoints new Chief Merchandising Officer and Creative Director

Benetton Group consolidates its management and creative structure with the appointment of You Nguyen, United Colors of Benetton’s new Chief Merchandising Officer and Creative Director. You Nguyen will adopt an integrated merchandising strategy to deal with all aspects of the brand: from the collections to brand identity and including in-store architecture and mood. You Nguyen joined Benetton from Levi Strauss & Co in San Francisco, where he worked from 2003, becoming Global Senior Vice-President of Merchandising and Design, for Levi’s Women in 2009. Contact.