30 April 2010

Kenneth Cole Productions re-appoints PR

Fearnhurst PR has been re-appointed to handle the press office function and brand management for Kenneth Cole Productions in the UK. Fearnhurst PR will facilitate communication between Kenneth Cole host and licence partners and their global head office, as well as drive a strategic product placement campaign that focuses on Kenneth Cole New York and Kenneth Cole Reaction for both men and women. Contact.

Freelancer seeks new projects and freelance commission/shifts

Louise O’Connell, experienced women's lifestyle web editor, journalist and copywriter, with a speciality in beauty, health, diets, fashion, sex and relationships. Previous work has appeared in The Times, The Daily Mail, marieclaire.co.uk, womanandhome.com, housetohome.co.uk, weddingmagazine.co.uk, goodtoknow.co.uk, Cosmopolitan, Zest, Woman's Own and Creative Head Magazine. Radio and television appearances have included LK Today, Five and various BBC radio stations. Louise is looking for new projects and freelance commission/shifts. Contact.

Grafton brings brand back in-house

amie skincare has been brought back in-house to Grafton International who will be handling all PR. Contact.

Vauxhall Fashion Scout press office change

Vauxhall Fashion Scout, a driving force behind emerging fashion talent, has taken its press office in-house. Vauxhall Fashion Scout is now accepting applications for its Merit Award and Ones To Watch initiatives (applications must be received by 31 May 2010.) See their website for further details. Contact.

News team appointment at Look

Kelly Allen, previously feature writer at Star magazine has joined Look magazine as deputy news editor. Contact.

Fashion Assistant to leave Grazia

Today is Natalie Hasseck's last day at Grazia, where she was fashion assistant. Natalie will continue to work as a stylist. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Flax PR Autumn/Winter 2010 press day
  • The London Accessory Sale
  • Attitude magazine sweet 16 birthday party
  • Pringle of Scotland sample sale
  • Louie Louie brand and flagship store launch
  • New product launch 22/06/2010
  • Beauty Launch 19/05/2010 cancelled
  • Dr Murad hosts the Murad media day
See DIARYdates.

New address for fashion label Anna Lou of London

Anna Lou of London has a new address. Contact.

New contact details for EdenCancan

EdenCancan has new contact details. Contact.

29 April 2010

New PR for Peter Jensen

Village Press has been appointed to represent fashion label Peter Jensen. Contact.

New model management agency launches

Phoebe Rose Management has recently launched. Founded by Phoebe Rose Stevenson, who has years of experience in the industry, the company houses a young team who are building a strong, friendly atmosphere for models and clients. PRM currently has a range of high fashion and commercial models on its books. There is an exclusive launch party for Phoebe Rose Management tomorrow night (see DIARYdates for details). Contact.

Client win for Wizard PR

Wizard Public Relations has been appointed to handle the press and PR for Benito Brow Bar – the pioneers of walk-in-brow bars. Contact.

Charlie Moore's freelance details confirmed

Charlie Moore has recently left InStyle, where she was junior fashion editor, and is now freelance. Contact.

Keep Calm and Carry On, Indiba Deep Beauty appoint PR

True Grace PR has been appointed to handle Keep Calm and Carry On fashion, gifts & interiors. Indiba Deep Beauty spa treatments has also appointed True Grace to handle media relations. Contact.

New contact details for Molly Gunn

Molly Gunn, freelance contributor to publications including Grazia, Red, Stella, ES, Harrods Magazine and beauty blog The Brighter Sparks, has a new postal address and landline telephone number. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Icons of Ska, Madness host exclusive gig with Brit icon Ben Sherman to celebrate launch of exclusive collaboration
  • Hornvale sample sale
  • Restaurant & Bar Design Awards changes venue

See DIARYdates.

Native footwear appoints new PR

Fuschia PR is now handling the press and PR for new footwear client Native. Designs in the Native collection are made using lightweight foam-injected moulded EVA material. Contact.

New Team Administrator at Adrenalin

Grace Frankel has recently started at Adrenalin as Team Administrator. Contact.

28 April 2010

Change of email for Tommy's PR & Communications Manager

Taranjit Goodwin, PR & Communications Manager in the Tommy press officer, having recently married and changed her surname from Bahra, now has a new email address. Contact.

Premium brand Temple Spa appoint PR

MRA PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for premium brand Temple Spa. The brand can be found globally in five star and boutique hotels, luxury spas, medi-spas, Harrods & Selfridges and first class airline cabins such as Emirates & Virgin. Contact.

New Account Manager at Brand PR

Katie Clifford, previously at Toni & Guy has been appointed as Account Manager at Brand PR. Contact. For any product information from Toni & Guy please contact Carolyn Whitehorne or Jenny Yu. Contact.

New Beauty Press Officer appointed at Selfridges

Pandora Symes has joined the Selfridges press office as Beauty Press Officer. Pandora has previously worked at Brand PR, Estee Lauder and Tom Ford Beauty. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Bastyan High Spring/Summer 2010 and Autumn/Winter 2010/11 press day
  • Lands' End press day
  • GHOST Spring warehouse sale
  • StriVectin relaunch
  • TOAST Autumn/Winter 2010 'Stories' press preview
See DIARYdates.

Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique appoints PR

Monty PR has been appointed to represent Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique - a new product range created by the celebrity nail technician launching this June. Contact.

27 April 2010

New client for IPR

IPR has been appointed to handle press enquiries for ready-to-wear and jewellery label, Disaya. Contact.

New address for Supefine press office

The Superfine press office has moved. Contact.

New PR Assistant at Temperley London

Hannah Park is now PR Assistant in the in-house Temperley London press office. Contact.

handbag.com appoints lifestyle editor

Veronica Kirby, previously deputy beauty editor, is now acting lifestyle editor at handbag.com, managing the Love & Sex and Diet & Fitness channels. Contact.

New press office for Vans

Canoe has been appointed to look after UK PR activity for Vans. The US footwear and apparel brand has over 40 years of heritage as the world's first skate shoe company. Vans is now a global brand and a key player within the snowboard and BMX industry. Contact.

Tamara Mellon named to the position of Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Jimmy Choo

Tamara Mellon has been named to the position of Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Jimmy Choo. The position is a new one for the company. In this role, Tamara will continue to oversee brand image including product design, public relations and the seasonal advertising campaigns. She had previously been Founder and President of the global luxury brand. Sandra Choi continues in her role as Creative Director with responsibility for product design, reporting to Tamara Mellon and Joshua Schulman, Chief Executive Officer. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Teen Vogue book launch party
  • Tous press open day
  • David Marshall London catwalk show
  • Mambo exhibition
  • Elizabeth Arden party
  • Tamburlaine Autumn/Winter press event, exhibition and drinks reception
  • Sisley skincare launch
  • F&F at Tesco Autumn/Winter 2010 press event

See DIARYdates.

New editorial assistant at Brides Magazine

Victoria Kingdon, previously editorial intern at Easy Living, is now editorial assistant at Brides magazine. Contact.

Health, beauty and fashion blog seeks beauy products to review

Louisa Aniela's health, beauty and fashion blog the-beholders-eye.blogspot.com records general musings about the industry. Please get in contact if there are any beauty products you would like Louisa to review (in particular anything related to Summer beauty). Louisa has written for various online publications including The Beauty Pages, Glam and Handbag. Contact.

26 April 2010

Wizard appointed by new skincare range

Wizard Public Relations has been appointed to handle the press and PR for Good Things – a new skincare line from award-winning beauty expert Alice Hart-Davis, launching in Boots. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • YSL beauty event
  • Connock London product launch
  • Phase Eight press day
  • md formulations treatment day
  • Erb Thai Skincare Specialist are featuring at Harrods Thai Spa festival and are debuting a new treatment called Princess PA
See DIARYdates.

New e-boutique The Dizzy Flea appoints PR

Cocktail PR has been appointed to handle the PR for The Dizzy Flea, www.thedizzyflea.co.uk, a new e-boutique with a range of tea-cup candles. Contact.

New account wins for Aqua PR

Aqua PR has been appointed to handle the PR for The Bacup Shoe Company including the innovative folding shoe from Redfoot, the men’s footwear range, plus ladies pumps incorporating the Sex and the City shoes and the Zippy boot. Aqua PR is also no representing the Ajala Spa treatments and range of body products. This new Ajala Spa spa is now open at the five star Grange Hotel in St Paul’s London. Contact.

New client for Brandnation

Brandnation has been appointed to work with premium denim brand Dylan George, launching Autumn / Winter 2010 collections to press, working to an extensive PR brief within consumer and trade fashion media. Dylan George will be showcased at the Brandnation press day on 29 April (see DIARYdates). Contact.

New member appointed nbpr

Olivia Alvarez has just joined nbpr from Chalk PR and has taken over from Amy Miles who has gone on maternity leave. Olivia is Account Director for myface.cosmetics and Head of Global PR for Lee Stafford. Contact.

23 April 2010

Promotion at Scottish Woman magazine

Gemma Haigh will be promoted from editorial assistant to assistant editor at Scottish Woman. Contact.

Change of role at Take A Break

Following Sophie Hearsey’s departure, Sara Ward is now deputy editor of Take A Break. Sara was previously assistant editor at the magazine. Contact.

New Harold Tillman fashion line rumour

Further to reports of a new fashion line from Harold Tillman and Jo Wood, DIARY has been in touch with Harold Tillman's pa who has confirmed that these are unfounded rumours.

Faith Shoe Group Limited has gone in to administration

Faith Shoe Group Limited has gone in to administration. Nigel Heath Sinclair, Roderick Weston & Michael Wellard of Mazars LLP, were appointed as Joint Administrators of Faith Shoe Group Limited on 22 April 2010. The e-boutique is no longer accepting orders and all Faith stores are offering 10% discount on all full priced stock until further notice. The Faith press day has been cancelled. Contact.

Womenswear label Jovonna appoints new PR

Womenswear label Jovonna has appointed Hoopla PR to handle all of its UK press enquiries. Contact.

The Session School website relaunch

The Session School, run by Celebrity MakeUp & Hair Team: Dani Guinsberg, Ben Cooke, Jonathan Long & Jennie Roberts, has just relaunched their website - with new beauty workshops and courses aimed for both beginners and experts. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: OK! columnist seeks high-end fashion and beauty must haves

Natalie Livingstone is writing a weekly column for OK! Magazine featuring high end fashion and beauty must haves. Please send through any press releases and hi-res images of things that may be relevant. Contact or contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • The Faith press day has been cancelled.
  • The 7th annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards in association with Vaseline Sheer Infusion
  • 50 Years in Vogue - Alexandra Shulman hosts a dinner in honour of David Bailey
  • Vogue Party
  • The John Frieda Masterclass has been moved from 27/05/2010 to 18/06/2010
  • Professional foundation make-up course
  • Professional bridal hair and make-up course
  • 'The Essence of Life - Why We Need Fragrance in our Daily Lives' sponsored by IFRA
  • The pop-up Powder Room launch party
  • Smokey eye workshops
  • Professional foundation hairstyling course
  • How To Create... Avant Garde/Catwalk Hair
  • Professional mens grooming course
  • Tara Palmer-Tomkinson launches ARTDECO

See DIARYdates.

Online men's magazine Platinum goes live

Platinum magazine is a new online publication providing a source of information and entertainment for men between the ages of 18-30. Platinum will feature interviews with up-and-coming along with established professionals within the fashion, music and arts industry. Additionally, a comprehensive line-up of reviews of the latest technology, cars, current movies, and general men’s products together with discussions and articles on men’s health, sports and other entertainments will also be highlighted in this online publication. Contact.

Schӧn! Magazine appoints press officer

Schӧn! Magazine has appointed Jojo Provatidou to handle all media and PR relations. Contact.

Thomas Wylde PR extends remit and appoints assistant

Siim Kohv, freelance Fashion Publicist and UK PR for LA-based brand Thomas Wylde, has extended his agreement with the label to manage PR for Europe, Russia and Middle-East excluding France. Siim has recently appointed Lefteris Prodromis as his assistant in Europe. Lefteris will be based from London. Please note that Siim Kohv has also had a change in contact details. Contact.

22 April 2010

New boutique agency specialises in make-up and hair services to the industry

K Management is a boutique agency specialising in providing professional make-up and hair services to the beauty, fashion and music industries worldwide. Respected make-up artist Karen Alder is the founder of K Management and has worked with Vogue, Dazed & Confused, Rolling Stone, Selfridges, Paul Smith, Littlewoods and Shiseido as well as Kylie Minogue, Anna Friel, Pixie Lott, Jade Jagger and Jarvis Cocker. Contact.

New style assistant at Heat Magazine

Ellen Kerry, previously fashion intern, is now style assistant at Heat. Contact.

Empire magazine has moved

Empire and empireonline.com have moved offices and the team have new contact numbers. Contact.

New Beauty Press Officer at Harvey Nichols

Rachel Vasdekys has joined the Harvey Nichols press office as Beauty Press Officer. Rachel was previously Press Officer at Liberty. Contact.

DIARY is seeking swimwear and lingerie sales agent

DIARY is seeking sales agents to represent a European swim & beachwear and lingerie brand - please get in touch with ben@diaryd.com Contact.

New journalist added to DIARYdirectory

Joanna Webb is a beauty expert specialising in beauty product, event and treatment reviews, and a regular columnist for publications including Scratch, Professional Beauty and Vitality. Joanna also works as a nail technician. Please add Jo to any relevant MediaBox press lists. Contact.

New contact details for Janet Reger press office

The Janet Reger press office has moved. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Karen Millen press day
  • lookfantastic & lookmantastic awards presentation breakfast
  • Rapha Cycle Club launch
  • Shu Uemura Art of Hair press trip
  • Ted Baker press day
  • Shiffa skincare launch
See DIARYdates.

Karen Millen takes press office in-house

The Karen Millen press office is now in-house. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: Regional newspaper seeks new perfumes

Living North are planning a page on perfume in their Spring/Summer Wedding guide, and Emma is looking for new perfumes to include. Contact.

Concierge & lifestyle management service launches blog

Bon Vivant, the concierge and lifestyle management service, has a new blog covering food, travel & luxury related reviews & recommendations, as well as trends & special offers. Contact.

21 April 2010

British Clothing label Collect London appoints PR

British Clothing label, Collect London has appointed Freewheelin’ PR to handle all it’s UK and online press. Contact.

Dr. Fresh appoints new PR

Fuel PR has been appointed to handle the PR for Dr. Fresh (Firefly, Binaca, Infectiguard and Orazyme). Contact.

Changes in the InStyle beauty team

The following changes are taking place within the InStyle beauty team from 10 May: Camilla Kay will be associate editor (beauty), she will be working three days in the office. Lisa Durant will step up to role of beauty director, responsible for the day-to-day running of the section. Alice Ripman is now senior beauty writer. Laura Evans, previously beauty editor, is going freelance. Contact.

Hackett looksto distribute Coach

Hackett London has agrees in principle to a joint venture with Coach Inc. The venture will aim to see Hackett establish Coach Stores in the UK, and distribute through flagship stores, retail stores and shop-in-shops in department stores with first locations opening during the next 12 months. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Fuel PR Hosts Mens and Womens Pampering Day - Showcasing the new and best products from VO5, Champneys, Salter and HoMedics, offering drinks, canapés and treatments from therapists and hair stylists
  • An evening with Marigay McKee - Hosted by Roja Dove
  • NUDE Skincare Launch
  • Launch of British Silver Week 2010
  • Clemens en August women's and men's collection
  • The CEW (UK) Achiever Awards
  • Star Mela launches new collection
  • Olivier Theyskens book launch
  • Proenza Schouler private dinner
  • Liberty Christmas in July
  • Joseph Altuzarra press day
  • Launch of Manolo Blahnik for Liberty of London
  • Take an hour out of your day to meet SJ Froom, National Make-up Artist for bareMinerals at an Exclusive Mineral Make-up Master-class at Selfridges.
  • Debenhams Autumn/Winter 2010 showroom press day
See DIARYdates

Shine Communications now represents Clarks Kids

Shine Communications has been appointed by C & J Clark International to raise the profile of its kids ranges, including Clarks First Shoes, CICA sports shoes and Bootleg - a range for tweenagers. Contact.

New PR for Margaret Dabbs

The Communications Store has been appointed to handle all press and PR for Margaret Dabbs (profile, product & clinic). Contact.

20 April 2010

Promotion within the Elemis press office

Joelle Constable is now ElemisPR Manager. Her new role will involve creation and execution of successful UK strategy and campaign management, events and launches, generating strong media coverage and press releases, strong communication links externally and internally and offering support to all aspects of the business. Joelle has worked with the Elemis brand for over 5 years and will play an integral part in developing the press office and raising brand awareness. Contact.

Change of editor at Marketing magazine

Lucy Barrett has left Marketing where she was editor. Lucy will become head of media relations at WPP-owned ad agency JWT. Her successor at Marketing is to be announced. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Tesco Autumn/Winter Press Event - Sleep Academy
  • Beautiful Bottoms Summer Accessories Party
  • NUDE Skincare Launch
  • Rituals Tao Launch
  • Mamas & Papas Autumn/Winter 2010 Fashion Event
  • Victoria Beckham Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 Press Day has been rescheduled to 29/04/2010
  • Fragrance Launch 28/04/2010
  • GoodSkin Labs Skincare Launch
  • Clinique Anti-ageing tool launch hosted by Dr Tom Mammone, Executive Director of Clinique Research & Development
  • Reiss Autumn/Winter 2010 Press Preview
  • Heidi Klein Autumn/Winter 2010 Press Day
See DIARYdates

Take a Break's deputy editor leaving

Sophie Hearsey has been announced as the editor of That’s Life magazine. Sophie will be leaving her position as deputy editor at Take a Break to take up the new position. Further details available in due course. Contact.

Melanie Wilkinson joins the Evening Standard

Melanie Wilkinson has now joined the Evening Standard as fashion writer, working Wednesday to Friday. Melanie joins Karen Dacre on the fashion desk. (Fashion editor Laura Craik is now on maternity leave.) Contact.

New bookings editor at Harper's Bazaar

Jessica Harrison has been appointed bookings editor at Harper's Bazaar. Jessica replaces Katie Baron. Contact.

Stylus appoint spaces & retail editor

Katie Baron has joined Stylus as spaces and retail editor, Katie was formerly fashion production and bookings editor at Harper's Bazaar. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: journalist seeks Summer foot treatments

Amanda Bown is researching for SoFeminine.co.uk about foot treatments for the Summer months/festivals ahead. Amanda is seeking salons & spas which offer a reflexology/foot treatment with a paint of the nails too - ideally the salons or spas will be nationwide. Contact.

Staff update at GQ

Giorgina Waltier is now retail markets editor at GQ magazine. Contact.

19 April 2010

PR appointed for thestyleking.com

Tea & Cake PR has been appointed to handle the launch and all UK PR activity for online magazine and e-boutique, thestyleking.com Contact.

Addition to Tatler beauty team

Francesca White has joined the beauty team at Tatler as beauty assistant, Francesca was formerly at The Sunday Times Style Magazine. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Party with Pixie Lott - Launch of Pixie's fashion collection for Lipsy
  • New Highgrove Shop opening in Bath
  • The Selby Is In Your Place Launch Party has been cancelled
  • Shiffa Skincare Launch postponed
  • CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER - The Hot List 2010 in association with Starwood Preferred Guest & American Express
  • HOUSE AND GARDEN - Drinks to celebrate the fifth issue of Hotels by Design
  • Reiss Press Day
  • Fragrance Launch - 25/05/2010
See DIARYdates

Mark Powell appoints Woodthorpe PR

Bespoke and ready to wear men's and women's tailor, Mark Powell has appointed Woodthorpe PR to handle all press enquiries. Contact.

New staff member at DIARY

DIARY is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Client Relations Manager, Anita Sharma. Please contact Anita with any queries about the DIARY subscription service, advertising to DIARY's highly targeted audience, and other opportunities. T: 020-7724 7770. e-mail: anita@diaryd.com

Change in contact at William & Son

Rosa Sibaja has left luxury goods brand William & Son and will be starting at Illamasqua in May (details to follow). In the short term please contact Ianthe Hylton for all PR & marketing enquiries at William & Son. Contact.

Salon brand KeraStraight appoints new PR

Essence PR is now handling the press and PR for professional salon brand KeraStraight. KeraStraight is a Brazilian Keratin Straightening Treatments created by British hairdresser Jez Barnett. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: journalist prepping Summer moisturiser and protention piece

Katie Chutzpah is looking for products to review for a 'Summer skincare' piece. Contact.

New clients for Brandnation

Fenton Pharmaceuticals has appointed Brandnation to oversee all UK PR for Lotil Skincare Cream, which can be used to treat a range of skin irritations, and the Delph suncare range. Contact.

Sky Showbiz journalist goes freelance

Anna Pollitt has now left Sky Showbiz to work freelance, continuing to write on fashion, beauty and showbiz. Contact.

FHM moves office and promotes fashion editor to director

FHM's Jessica Punter has been promoted for fashion director. FHM has also moved offices and will join the Grazia team at Bauer's Endeavour House. Contact.

Sainsbury's Magazine appoints deputy editor

Michelle Dickson has today joined Sainsbury's Magazine as deputy editor, replacing acting deputy editor Rachael Ashley. Contact.

16 April 2010

New client for CPR

CPR has been appointed to handle The All Nighter - an all natural hair powder and styling product for men and women created by industry pro Tony Artur. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • The British Fashion Council’s (BFC) 2010 Colleges Council graduate preview day
  • Corneliani private viewing evening for Autumn/Winter 2010.
  • Jessops champagne reception - celebrating its 75th anniversary.
  • Diptyque fragrance launch
  • Puma Autumn/Winter 2010 press day
  • Summer celebration at Grays Antiques
  • Adidas Sport Performance and Originals Autumn/Winter 2010 showcase
  • Akris Autumn/Winter 2010 press day
  • ntl make-up artist Daniel Sandler and Urban Retreat to support UK's under-priviledged youth through MAD Mentors
  • Wertheim Powerbrush launch
  • Forward PR private press preview and personal order day
  • WAH Nails & Molly Bakes Cupcake Decorating Class
See DIARYdates.

PR appointed to handle new fragrance launch ‘Project D by Dannii and Tabitha’

Kilpatrick PR has been appointed to handle UK PR for new fragrance launch ‘Project D by Dannii and Tabitha’. The first fragrance from the Project D brand, founded by Dannii Minogue and best friend Tabitha Somerset-Webb, will launch around the country in September. Contact.

Fashion brand Duffer appoints new PR

Duffer of St. George has appointed Mark Haddon of Pure Garms to handle all editorial requests and media relations. Contact.

New postal address for freelance fashion writer

Rachel Holmes, rachelh27@gmail.com, has a new postal address. Now available for commissions and other opportunities, she has spent the past two years at The Guardian writing on fitness, food and fashion (including the weekly Fashion Statement email), and presenting videos for the website. Rachel has also recently written pieces for marieclaire.co.uk and Conde Nast Brides magazine. Contact.

New client for Brandnation

Brandnation has been appointed to represent Thai herbal skincare specliasts Erb, looking after the Erb product range and treatments. Contact.

Lily Lolo Mineral Cosmetics appoints PR

LBPR has been appointed to handle all the UK PR enquiries for Lily Lolo Mineral Cosmetics. Contact.

Promotion in Easy Living's fashion team

Lynda Bell has been promoted to junior fashion editor at Easy Living. She will continue to work on fashion and shopping pages and shoots, as well as assisting Liz Thody, fashion director, on main fashion and cover shoots. Contact.

15 April 2010

Eveden Group acquires Huit Lingerie

Eveden Group, manufacturers of larger cup size lingerie and swimwear brands including Fantasie and Freya, has announced today that it has acquired Huit Lingerie, which had gone into administration in February. Huit will continue to be based in Rennes (France). Contact.

New studio opens

The Hoxton Factory is a newly refurbished 9,000 square foot, canvas space in Shoreditch, London. The venue can be used as one area or split into two using a metal shutter and is now available for photo shoots, press and product launches and parties. Contact.

Brand Manager appointment at Moda In Pelle

Grant Gidman has joined Mode In Pelle as Brand Manager. Contact.

Rich leaves Rich London PR

Richard Evans is leaving Rich London PR at the end of April to concentrate on his styling projects. Contact Richard. Beth Colmer and Isabella Buckland will continue to be the contacts at Rich London PR for all enquiries. Contact.

New PR Manager at Christian Louboutin

Lisa Patten, formerly in-house at Sergio Rossi, is now PR Manager for Christian Louboutin. Contact.

New account win for M+M Management

M+M Management has been appointed to represent cashmere pashmina label Ladess. Contact.

New fashion writer at Bella

Laura Sutcliffe has joined the fashion team at Bella as fashion writer. Contact.

Harper's Bazaar promotion

Frances Wasem at Harper's Bazaar has been promoted from fashion features assistant to assistant fashion features editor. Contact.

New column in OK! magazine

Trilbey Nooy and Natalie Richenberg have been given a new column in OK! magazine as well as their OK! online column. The columns cover high-end fashion and beauty. Trilbey is a freelance fashion and lifestyle journalist, columnist, and fashion stylist. Contact.

Spin Agency change of address

Spin Agency has a new postal address. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: Regional paper looking for wedding related press releases

Living North is putting together its Spring/Summer Wedding guide and would welcome any new images and press releases wedding related, from fashion and beauty to favours, invitations, honeymoon packages etc. Contact Lauren or Emma.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: Summer make-up trends, new mascaras, SPF moisturisers, fake tanning...

Karen Reiss is working on a couple of features and looking for the following: fake tans (sprays versus mousse/lotion), Summer make-up trends (focus on bronzing), new mascaras for 2010, nail varnishes in all shades of grey, face moisturisers containing SPF. Contact.

14 April 2010


Added, ammended or confirmed:
Britt Lintner Spring/Summer 2010 Preview and Fashion Show
Cabbages & Roses 10th Anniversary Party
Office Autumn/Winter 2010 Press Day
Sketchbook Magazine sample sale
Emma Hardie Amazing Face new product launch
Harvey Nichols Autumn/Winter 2010 Press Day
See DIARYdates.

Designer Maria Grachvogel appoints PR

Designer Maria Grachvogel has appointed Bryan Morel PR to handle all public relations activities for the brand. This will include media strategy for retail and the new e-tail website www.mariagrachvogel.com Contact.

Starworks appoints new publicist

Denise Higgins, formerly press officer at Thomas Pink, has now taken up the position of publicist at Starworks, working on Hudson, Trilogy, Natural Selection, REILLY, TST, Temperley London and Wooyoungmi accounts. Contact.

Kenneth Green Associates contact details change

Kenneth Green Associates have a new e-mail format: firstname.surname@kennethgreen.com.
Emma Kerr is now working under her married name Emma Mercer. Contact.

Catharina Eden moves into bridal

Designer Catharina Eden has added bridalwear to her collection, and is currently handling her press enquiries for all collections in-house. Contact.

New freelance journalist listing

Freelance journalist Kim Jones has recently been added to the DIARYdirectory database. A former staff journalist at various women's magazines including, Wedding and Home, Woman's Own and Bella, Kim is now writing on natural health, beauty, fashion and lifestyle plus real-life features for the Daily Express and Sunday Express, Essentials. Prima, Bella, Practical Parenting and others. Please make sure Kim is added to relevant press lists in MediaBox. Contact.

New PR for Cocosa.com

Online retailer Cocosa will be represented by digital consumer agency DigiTalk throughout 2010. The remit includes revealing developments in the direction of the site in the summer. DigiTalk will also handle exclusive collaborations and partnerships for the fashion e-retailer. Contact.

Promotion at Thomas Pink

Agnes Anastasiou has been promoted from intern to Marketing Assistant at Thomas Pink. Contact.

13 April 2010

Clive Christian Perfume appoints PR

Neville McCarthy Associates has been appointed to handle all PR and media enquiries for Clive Christian Perfume and the summer launch of ‘C’, a new perfume creation from the private collection of Clive Christian, creator of The World’s Most Expensive Perfume. Contact.

Staff changes at Varg

Dorka Kaszonyi at Varg has been promoted from part-time Showroom & PR Assistant to full-time Showroom Manager, working across Varg's full range of labels. Varg's Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Caroline Almgren is now on maternity leave - her role is covered by Tove Westling. Contact.


Recently confirmed:
GANT Autumn/Winter 2010 press preview
Meet JENA.THEO & Eun Jeong Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden winners
nbpr's Beauty Playground
Tatty Devine Autumn/Winter 2010 Press Day
VELOUR Magazine launch party
See DIARYdates.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: editor seeks racecourse hats and attire

With the end of the racing season Caroline Harrap is looking for 12 of the best hats. Specifically stocked/ available in Surrey. Caroline is also looking to recive general racecourse attire. Contact.

Clothing label Cesca appoints PR

Bright Light PR is now handling the press and PR for clothing range Chesca. Contact.

The Cambodian Children's Fund appoints PR

The Cambodian Children's Fund has appointed Red Hot PR to work on the launch of the UK arm of the charity following the granting of charitable status in England & Wales. Established in 2004 by Scott Neeson - formerly head of Marketing at 20th Century Fox in Hollywood - the Charity now provides education, housing, food, clothing, healthcare and vocational training to more than 450 children and their families, many of whom previously worked and lived on the notorious garbage dump on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. The UK Charity will officially launch in September 2010 when Scott visits the UK but in the meantime will be recruiting high profile patrons and trustees. Journalists keen to visit the charity in Phnom Penh with a view to features in national publications later in the year should contact Liz Bolton at Red Hot PR. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: New home and beauty products/ranges for womens consumer magazine

Amy Lewis is requesting new products and ranges for both the Home and Beauty sections in the Summer issue of Ladies First which will run from June to September 2010. Contact.

Organic fashion label Earth Couture appoints PR

Good Results has been appointed to handle the PR for organic fashion label Earth Couture and Urbancode, which leather brand specialising in handbags, jackets, belts and purses. Contact.

Oak Furniture Land appoint PR

Atom Media & PR has been appointed to handle the PR for Oak Furniture Land. Contact.

12 April 2010

Fashion Confidential online magazine launches

Fashion Confidential has launched a new, interactive, online magazine, with a focus on style editorial, trend features, interactive shopping pages, backstage beauty and video content. Isabel Dexter, previously at The Times Magazine, has been appointed fashion & beauty director and will be overseeing all fashion and beauty editorial for the magazine. Contact.

SHE magazine appoints two new columnists

She magazine has announced the appointment of two new columnists, Kathryn Flett and Neil Spencer, in the May issue (on sale 14 April). Katherine has worked at i-D, The Face and Arena, and was also associate editor of the Observer Life magazine, before becoming a features writer and TV critic on the newspaper. Neil is an experienced journalist, writer and broadcaster with a varied career as editor for NME, Arena and Straight No Chaser. In addition to penning a number of books, his work has appeared in numerous other magazines, including The Independent, Mojo, Uncut and Elle. Contact.

New press day dates confirmed

Recently added to/ changed in DIARYdates:
Adidas Sport Sport, Performance and Originals Autumn/Winter 2010 Collections
Fluorescent PR Autumn 2010 Press Day
Rigby & Peller Autumn/Winter 2010 Press Day
Victoria Beckham Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 Press Day
Samsonite 100 Years of Innovation Press Event
Surgery PR Autumn/Winter Press Open Day
Tatty Devine Autumn/Winter 2010 Press Day
See DIARYdates.

Manish Arora international press office

Totem Paris is handling media relations for Manish Arora. Contact.

Tebazile appoints PR agency

RVpr is now handling all media enquiries for jewellery brand Tebazile. Contact.

Dutch beachwear & intimates brand appoints new PR

Cyell has appointed a new Marketing and Communications co-ordinator. Contact.

BeautyBay.com change of address

BeautyBay.com to:
Lyons Road, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1RN. Tel: 0161-848 4484. e-mail: ailsa.robertson@beautybay.com

New luxury womenswear brand Kamola appoints PR

New luxury womenswear brand Kamola has appointed Felicities to handle its PR. Contact.

Fashion stylist & costume designer new contact details

Lucie Dodds has moved. Contact.

09 April 2010

Alexander McQueen press day confirmed

McQ Alexander McQueen press day confirmed for April.
Lierac skincare launch confirmed for May.
See DIARYdates.

London based artist and fashion store appoint PR

IPR has been appointed to handle the PR for London based artist Kate Moross working across the areas of design, fashion, advertising, brands and music. IPR hand fashion store appoint PR as also been appointed to handle the PR for fashion store, brand, creative space and web store; Good Hood, located just off Hoxton Square. Contact.

New PR for Gareth Pugh

Karla Otto is now representing Gareth Pugh (womens' and homme). Contact.

Jewellery designer Annie Haak appoints PR

Bright Light PR has been appointed to handle the PR for jewellery designer, Annie Haak. Managing its press office function promoting all of the Annie Haak collections and generating brand awareness. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: Travel accessories/luggage/beauty for Evening Standard website

WhereAndNow.com is soon to have an editorial section on the Evening Standard's website This is London. WhereAndNow.com will provide travel editorial (city guides among other things) for the new Swap My City Pad section of the site from May. Lorna Strickland-Cook is looking for holiday-suitable items for city pad swappers and for website prize give-aways.

The Sunday Times appoints new senior fashion editor

Olly Paton is set to replace former senior fashion editor Natalie Hartley at The Sunday Times. Olly will start her new role on the 3rd May.

New PR agency for Sunspel

A.I. has been appointed to handle the press and public relations for Sunspel, makers of English underwear and t-shirts since 1860. This includes publicity relating to the launch of Sunspel's first permanent stand alone store in Shoreditch on Redchurch Street, which opened at the beginning of April. A number of activities will be announced later in the year to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the brand. Contact.

08 April 2010

World Heavyweight Champion David Haye launches a new consumer sports and lifestyle publication

World Heavyweight Champion David Haye launches a new consumer sports and lifestyle publication, Haymaker Magazine. Produced by David himself, the 192-page magazine is part sports magazine and part glossy lifestyle magazine. Haymaker Magazine presents exclusive interviews and pictures of high profile sports figures including Rio Ferdinand, Linford Christie, Danny Cipriani, Amir Khan, Carl Froch and Georges St-Pierre. Haymaker Magazine is priced at £10.00 or signed copies are available for £30.00 from www.hayemakermagazine.com David is always keen to hear about his fellow athletes and get information the latest products and events. e-mail: cleo@hayemakermagazine.com

Bright Light PR changes press day date

Bright Light PR Autumn/Winter 2010 Press Day has changed date and is now on 12 May.
See DIARYdates.

Luxury designer handbag brand Pavoni appoints PR

Bright Light PR has been appointed to handle the PR for luxury designer handbags Pavoni. Contact.

Beauty editor at Psychologies confirmed

Following the return of beauty director Hannah Adams, acting beauty editor Justine Knight has now taken on the permanent role of beauty editor at Psychologies.

New PR Manager appointed at Oasis

Hayley Betts has been appointed as PR Manager at Oasis with immediate effect. Contact.

Bath and body products brand EO appoints PR

Pure Public Relations has been appointed to handle all UK press and PR for EO, bath and body products. EO stands for Essential Oils the key ingredients and heart and soul of the brand. EO, a Certified Organic Manufacturer, uses pure plant-based essential oils to create their lines of luxiurious bath salts and bubble baths, shower gels, bars soaps, and hair products. Contact.

Womenswear and accessories brand goes in-house

Womenswear and accessories brand Sara Berman is taking its PR in-house. Contact.

Arabian luxury skincare brand Shiffa appoints PR

TCS Embryo has been appointed to handle the UK PR for Arabian brand Shiffa. Contact.

Footwear designer Marta Jonssona and bag designer Olga Berg appoint PR

Fearnhurst PR has been appointed by footwear designer Marta Jonsson to handle all PR and media enquiries. Marta Jonsson has two flagship stores in Westfield and Bluewater and will be launching online soon. Fearnhurst PR has also been appointed to handle the UK PR for Olga Berg, designers of luxurious evening bags. Contact.

Claudia Bradby jewellery appoints PR

Sophie Luis PR has been appointed by Claudia Bradby to handle UK PR for the handmade jewellery brand. Sophie Luis is now also handling all media relations for men’s luxury nightwear brand The Pyjama Store. Contact.

Columbia Sportswear appoints PR

Canoe is now representing Columbia Sportswear to support its position within the outdoor and sportswear market. Contact.

New Account Manager appointed at Kilpatrick PR

Kilpatrick PR has announced the appointment of Persephone Walton-Clark as Account Manager with immediate effect. Persephone, previously at Mission Media, will be handling all press enquires for the following brands: Anthony Logistics, CaudalÍe, Frédéric Fekkai, Headmasters, Institut Esthederm, Prestige Cosmetics and Shavata. Contact.

07 April 2010

Skincare range Simply Manuka appoints PR

Fuel PR has been appointed to handle the PR for skincare range Simply Manuka. Contact.

Australian SPF cosmetics & anti-ageing skincare brand Hissyfit appoints PR

Beauty and lifestyle consultancy pH communications has been appointed by cult Australian brand, Hissyfit. This is a range of SPF cosmetics and anti-ageing skincare, launching in the UK now. Contact.

Changes at Men's Health

Men's Health, published by NatmagRodale, has announced the following changes within the editorial team, effective immediately. Eric Down has been promoted to deputy style editor (and continues to be the contact for grooming). Ash Gibson has been promoted to creative director across all brand platforms. Kerem Shefik has been promoted to art director while David Morton has been promoted to senior features writer. Contact.

PR appointed for Jennifer Aniston’s debut fragrance launch

Starworks London has been appointed to handle all UK PR enquiries for Jennifer Aniston’s debut fragrance launch. Contact.

By Elise takes its press office in-house

Jewellery brand By Elise has taken its press office in-house. Contact.

Anne Kendall has been promoted to Managing Director at Cirkle

Cirkle has announced the promotion of Anne Kendall to Managing Director. Anne has over 20 years experience working with blue chip clients and has been with Cirkle for six years. Contact.

New client for Aqua PR

Aqua PR has been appointed to handle the PR for Phoenix Crystal. Founded in Prague in 2002 Phoenix offers a modern and contemporary interpretation to the ancient tradition of glass-blowing, producing a range of luxury Bohemian crystal stemware including: water, wine, cocktail, champagne, beer and other glasses. Contact.

Former senior fashion editor at The Sunday Times Style joins InStyle

Natalie Hartley, former senior fashion editor at The Sunday Times Style, has joined the InStyle fashion team as senior fashion editor. Contact.

06 April 2010

Smashbox cosmetics appoints European PR

Smashbox has appointed Purple to handle all publicity and press enquiries in the UK, Ireland, France and Italy. Contact.

Addition to the Jemma Kidd Make Up School Press Office

Ugne Petrauskaite has joined Jemma Kidd Make Up School as PR & Marketing Assistant. Contact.

Georg Jensen takes PR inhouse

Georg Jensen are now handling all press enquiries in-house. Contact.

Aldo Coppola London appoints PR

Imagination PR has been appointed to represent Aldo Coppola London (Sloane Avenue) and the Aldo Coppola product range. Contact.

He-Shi press day confirmed

Self-tanning brand press day confirmed. Search for "He-Shi" here.

Freelance brand & media consultant has new contact details

Amanda Kyme, freelance consultant has new contact details. Specialising in creating informal celebrity relations/red carpet dressing and brand ambassadors with a direct and focused approach. Amanda has 15 years experience working with fashion/beauty/travel and lifestyle brands. Contact.

New contact at Christian Louboutin

Lisa Patten has joined Christian Louboutin as press officer. Lisa has replaced Nour Ayas. Contact.

Net-a-Porter.com press office new contact details

Net-a-Porter.com has moved. Contact.

Schuh press office new contact details

Schuh has moved. Contact.

01 April 2010

New client wins for Laurus PR

Laurus PR has been appointed to handle all PR and media enquiries for Nougat womenswear and for Myreen Young Skincare, a collection of natural and organic products. Contact.

BFC Colleges Council Graduate Preview Day date confirmed

The BFC Colleges Council Graduate Preview Day gives industry prefessionals an opportunity to assess the talent due to emerge from the UK's top fashion colleges, as well as to foster relationships between graduates and the industry. The event is confirmed for 28 April, with the awards announcement at 4.30pm. See DIARYdates.

Mandi Lennard Publicity relaunches

Mandi Lennard Publicity will relaunch on 12 April as brand consultancy Mandi's Basement. Mandi's Basement will also have a new address. Contact (listed details will be updated 12 April).

New PR for Metique

Metique, specialising in Tea Tree Oil products, has appointed Kilpatrick PR to handle consumer press and communications for its complete range of skin and body products. Contact.

New agency for Natalie Hullett

Aart london has announced the addition of stylist Natalie Hullett. Contact.

Fragrance Launch date change

The Coty Prestige Fragrance Launch has been changed from the 24th June to the evening of 22nd June 2010. Contact.

Nicholas Kirkwood appoints new PR

British designer shoe brand Nicholas Kirkwood has appointed Starworks London to handle UK PR & VIP services. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: bridal beauty

Rowena Carr-Allinson is writing a piece for bridal supplement I Will covering different brides beauty routines & anything out of the ordinary like surgery etc. Rowena is looking for 2 case study brides who have had treatment done, tips on bridal beauty and any unusual treatments. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: New mothers wanted for feature in National paper

Amanda Bown is researching for The Sun and would like to talk to normal women who've given birth recently (3-4 months ago), and ask them to take part in a photo shoot, which will be naked. However, this will be 'well-placed-nakedness' and very tasteful.
The shoot is in central London on Good Friday, and will last approx 2 hours. Travel expenses will be paid. Contact.

Brand PR new contact details

Brand PR has moved office. Contact.

New PR for Chica and Ingenue

MLPR has been appointed to handle designer dress label, Chica and to launch its diffusion line, Ingenue. Their collections will be on show at the MLPR press day on 13 April. See DIARYdates.

MLPR has also been appointed by Julia Dee to represent Designer Alterations, the sister company to Total Wardrobe Care. Contact.