09 June 2011

Jemima Khan joins The Independent & i

Jemima Khan is to join The Independent and its sister paper, i, as associate editor. As part of her role, Jemima will write interviews as well as contribute to both papers’ comment and features pages. She will also take on some commissioning duties. Contact details for Jemima will be confirmed in due course. Contact.

Client win for Red Hot PR

Red Hot PR has been appointed to represent The Style Director (see What's News)- a new website where women can source and buy wardrobe essentials. Contact.

DIARY dates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • TCS Christmas in July
  • Paolita Launch Party
  • Monica & Joe Pop-Up Shop
  • Peachy Belts Summer 2011 Preview
  • Annoushka Press Day
  • Launch Party of CLIENT - a new fashion label from Client A.
  • Diane von Furstenberg is in London to launch her new fragrance
  • Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin
  • Cloud Nine Wand Launch
  • Heal's AW11 Press Day, Heal's Discovers and Christmas 2011 Press Show
  • Redken Press Launch
  • Nunettes Official Launch Party
  • MUJI Christmas Press Show
  • Planet/Windsmoor AW11 Press Previews
  • The 13th Japan Fashion Week in Tokyo
  • Curves with Zumba Press Day
  • Lara Bohinc Summer Sale
  • Charles Worthington Launch
See DIARYdates.

My Weekly appoints acting features editor

Alison Graves, features editor at My Weekly, is currently on maternity leave. In her absence Susan Anderson has been appointed acting features editor. Please send all travel and cookery feature enquiries to Susan. Contact.

Instinct PR adds to team

Anoushka Awad has joined Instinct PR as Account Executive. Anoushka will be working on the Puma TrainLite, Panache and Lucinda Ellery accounts. contact.

Rise Fashion takes press office in-house

Womenswear label Rise Fashion has taken its press office in-house. The Rise brand is stocked as 'Rise Elite' in select Dorothy Perkins branches across the UK and Ireland. Also available online and in selected House of Fraser stores. The wholesale side of the business has clients across Europe and is also stocked as a private label in stores within the UK. Please contact Nhuc Tran for all press enquiries and sample requests. Contact.

Journalist seeks products to get skin throughly clean

Freelance beauty journalist Ambarina Hasan is currently working on beauty features for e-zine Running in Heels. Ambarina would like to receive products and tips for getting skin thoroughly clean. Please send all relevant news and products through to Ambarina. contact.

Antony Waller joins Bora Aksu

Antony Waller has been appointed Brand & PR Director for Bora Aksu, working on a part-time basis. Essence Communications continues to act as the external agency for Bora Aksu, handling all fashion enquiries.
Antony is also the in-house PR Manager for People Tree.
Antony Waller - contact.
Essence Communications - contact.

Entice Communications wins health account

Entice Communications has been appointed by Creative Fitness Marketing to handle the consumer and trade PR for the launch of MYZONE. MYZONE is a unique software solution which uses a heart rate belt to accurately monitor calorie burn, effort and heart rate, to motivate and promote physical activity. The trade and consumer PR campaign will be managed by the dedicated Health and Fitness division at Entice. The trade campaign will raise brand awareness by educating business owners and senior decision makers about the benefits of offering MYZONE to customers, employees or students. The consumer campaign will focus on promoting the benefits of MYZONE in helping people to achieve their personal health and fitness goals. Contact

Director of Global Communications & PR appointed for PZ Cussons Beauty

Andrew Perera has been appointed Director of Global Communications & PR for PZ Cussons Beauty. Andrew was previously Associate Director of PR agency Neville McCarthy Associates, and prior to that Executive Director of International Communications at MAC Cosmetics. Andrew is also on the committee for the Elton John AIDS Foundation (White Tie & Tiara Ball) and is a member of the Prince’s Trust Beauty Leadership committee.

Andrew will be spearheading the global communications strategy across St Tropez, Charles Worthington and The Sanctuary, and developing the internal and external communications of PZ Cussons Beauty, which is now based in Covent Garden, London. The new office houses all three beauty brands and also features VIP treatment rooms for hair, beauty and tanning.

Andrew will be supported by a team of five:
Karen Heras-Kelly - UK PR Director
Genevieve Nikolopulos - PR Manager The Sanctuary
Emma Marshall - PR Manager St Tropez
Laura Farrand - PR Manager Charles Worthington
Jules Heptonstall - PR Assistant

Please note: MODUS will continue to run the press office for St.Tropez and The Sanctuary as well as special projects for Charles Worthington. Contact.

Green People appoints PR Manager

Organic skincare brand Green People has announced the appointment of Sarah Morgan as PR Manager. Contact.

Real People magazine appoints acting fashion editor

Fiona Reardon, fashion editor at Real People Magazine is currently on leave. In her absence Genevieve Mullen has been appointed acting fashion editor. Contact.

Deputy editor of Health & Fitness magazine goes freelance

Margaret Bartlett, previously deputy editor at Health & Fitness magazine is now freelance. Margaret is available for editorial commissions and will continue to contribute to Health & Fitness on a freelance basis. Please e-mail all relevant health, fitness, nutrition, food and travel news through to Margaret. Contact.

Lisa Cowan has a new url for beauty blog

Lisa Cowan, style writer at Sky Living, has a new url for her beauty blog The Beauty Scoop. Contact.