30 July 2010

New Zealand fashion brand appoints PR

Fashion brand Dominion has appointed AJ PR to handle all PR and media relations for the UK and Ireland with immediate effect. New Zealand is the home of top quality sheepskin and leather brand Dominion, which creates women’s and men’s footwear and apparel. Designed and constructed in New Zealand, the boots, slippers, coats and gilets are targeting the high end of the fashion market. Contact.

New Magazine Launches

Noir Magazine is an all new British fashion magazine dedicated to the British fashion industry, and only the British fashion industry. It will feature the best designers, trends, events, writers, bloggers, stylists, photographers and models that Britain has to offer.

The first issue of Noir will be launched on Thursday 8 August online at www.issuu.com and also to buy in print from www.magcloud.com. The magazine will run every 2 months with the first issue being the August-September edition. There will however be a special edition October issue which will be dedicated to London Fashion Week; the shows, events, exhibitions and designers. Contact.

External agency to support womenswear designer

LHPR has been appointed to handle the PR for British womenswear designer, Caroline Charles. Caroline Charles' S/S 2011 collection will be shown at LFW. Contact.

National awards appoint new PR representation

CiCi PR & Events has been appointed PR and Events coordinator for the forthcoming Miss England finals, to be held on in September (see DIARYdates) at The Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, NEC. CiCi will work with the Miss England’s organisers office to handle all press and media liaison for the national finals, and coordinate all pre-event press photo calls. Contact.

New jobs on www.diarydirectory.com

  • Rain Communications - Senior Account Executive
  • nbpr - Beauty Junior Account Manager
View DIARY Job Lots here.

Magazine re-introduces beauty section

Disorder magazine is reintroducing a dedicated beauty section in the published issues and online. The new beauty editor is Bella Rox. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Peter Jensen sample sale
  • Miss England finals
  • Fashion launch
  • Beauty press trip
  • Fine Wine Fair
  • Venue confirmed - Brand PR Christmas press day
  • The Gallo Rosé & Beach Blanket Babylon Notting Hill Carnival Party - Jade Jagger and D.R.W will be appearing with Jezebel Sound System
See DIARYdates

New contact details for lifestyle e-zine

The AOL UK editorial team have new e-mail address endings. Contact.

New Saturday supplement to launch

A new weekly magazine will be launched by The Sun later this year which will replace The Sun TV Mag on Saturdays. Celebrating the world of television, the new publication will contain a broader mix of features including celebrity covers, interviews, real-life reports, high-street fashion, beauty, lifestyle and TV content. Jane Johnson, The Sun's associate editor who launched Closer magazine and News of the World's Fabulous magazine is leading the project. Contact.

Colour-changing nail polish brand appoint PR

Lucy Dartford PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for Del Sol colour-changing nail polish. Contact.

New editorial appointments on consumer title

reFRESH has confirmed the appointment of some new editors to its team. Simon Savory joins as film editor and Torsten Hojer joins as music editor. Their first editorial appearance will be in the November/December issue of the magazine. They join James Litston, travel editor, Johanna Thornton interiors editor and Remy Le Fevre, grooming & beauty as regular freelance editors. Contact.

Luxury footwear label appoints PR

Luxury women’s footwear brand Crisian & McCaffrey has appointed BLOW PR to handle its press and publicity with immediate effect. Contact.

29 July 2010

Ultrasonic aroma diffusers client win

Amazing PR has been appointed to represent Made By Zen a range of Ultrasonic Aroma Diffusers from Europium World (UK). They will handle all the UK trade and consumer PR, initially promoting their products for the Christmas market. Contact.

New PR for aqua London

The Communications Store has been appointed by Hong Kong-based restaurant group aqua to handle the public relations for its latest opening, aqua London. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Miss England Finals at Birmingham NEC
See DIARYdates

Streetwear label appoints new PR

British streetwear brand Addict has appointed Tea & Cake PR to handle all UK PR activity. Contact.

Editorial changes on e-zine

Gavin Conway now oversees all editorial operations at women's website iVillage.co.uk. Peggy Nuttall is now senior editor, assisted by Kyla Manenti, who looks after the beauty and fashion channel as well as the site's vast network of expert bloggers. Contact.

28 July 2010

Regional magazine introduces new children's section

Kate Houghton is the new editor of monthly, regional lifestyle publication - Live Cheshire. In addition, Live Cheshire Live has recently added a new section called Live Kids, including product placement pages, editorial and advertising for all things related to children and their parents across Cheshire. Please send lifestyle press releases and invitations for all lifestyle areas to Kate. Contact.

New designer nail wraps appoints PR

Boudoir PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for new designer nail wraps Nail Rock. Contact.

New frozen yoghurt store appoints PR

Pure Public Relations has been appointed to handle the press and PR for frozen yoghurt store yoomoo opening this September in Harrods and across the UK. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: Online editor seeks products for fashion week survival guide

Shirley Leigh-Wood Oakes, editor in chief of Dare 2 Magazine, is working on a 'Fashion Week Survival Guide' for September and is looking for fashion and beauty products that one might need to survive the fashion month. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Let’s Talk About Colour – Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, Ligne Roset looks at the unexpected chemistry when combining acid hue colours with different materials on a new collection.
  • DECOREX 2010
  • Beauty Bloggers Event
  • SheerLuxe Online Shopping Awards
  • Art London 2010 - Some 70 art galleries from the UK and around the world are exhibiting at the 12th annual Art London
  • Dior Illustrated: René Gruau and the Line of Beauty (visit What's News piece for more information)
See DIARYdates

Changes within the beauty team on monthly consumer title

There have been a number of changes within the ELLE beauty team. Jenny Dickinson, previously beauty director & associate editor, has been promoted to deputy editor. Georgia Collins has been promoted to acting beauty editor whilst Victoria Riedl is on maternity leave. Emma Smith, currently beauty director at Stylist magazine, will be joining ELLE as beauty director as of 9 August. Suzanne Scott, currently at Marie Claire, also joins the ELLE team and will be acting beauty writer as of 2 August. Contact.

Associate editor appointed on weekend supplement

Ben Spriggs will be leaving his position as homes editor at ELLE Decoration at the end of the week. Ben will be joining The Sunday Times Style as associate editor as of the 10 August.

Monthly consumer title appoints homes editor

Tessa Pearson has been appointed homes editor at ELLE Decoration and will commence her new role on 2 August.

27 July 2010

Promotion at London beauty PR agency

Kilpatrick PR has announced the promotion of Anna Wells to Account Manager. Anna will continue to work across a number of accounts including Caudalie, Lierac, Strivectin and RapidLash. Contact.

Italian cashmere brand`s press office announces August holiday period

The Ballantyne press office will be closed between 6 - 23 August. Additionally the stockroom will be closed from 9 - 30 August 2010 and will be unable to accept returns during this period. Contact.

New PR for hair tool brand

Freelance beauty journalist, Jacqui Ripley is now also handling press enquiries for hair tool - Tangle Teezer. Contact.

Brazilian textile and apparel organisation appoint PR to promote Brazilian fashion in the UK

Red Hot PR has been appointed by ABIT (the Brazilian Textile and Apparel Industry Association) and Texbrasil (the Brazilian Fashion Industry Export Program) to promote the Brazilian clothing and textile industry in the UK. Red Hot will particularly focus on ten Brazilian fashion labels: Totem, Despi, Ursula Felix, Andre Ungaratto, Natural Cotton Color (all showing at Pure 1-3 August 2010), Coven, Barbara Bela, Bia Brazil, Scala, swimwear specialist and existing client Anika Brazil. ABIT and Texbrasil will also be taking exhibition space at Pure and Brazilian representatives from both organisations available for interview. Contact.

New PR for cosmeceutical skincare range

Cosmeceutical skincare range, NuBo has appointed Modus Dowal Walker to handle all PR and media enquiries. NuBo’s products are completely free of Parabens, SLS, Petro-chemicals, synthetic colours and fragrances. Contact.

Monthly consumer title appoints entertainment assistant

Martha Hayes, currently feature writer at TV Times, has been appointed entertainment assistant at Marie Claire. Martha will commence her new role on the 23 August.

Beauty brands create joint press office

The Aveda Communications team has announced that Darphin is joining them with immediate effect to create the joint Aveda and Darphin Press Office. Contact.

26 July 2010

Shoe brand appoints new PR

Chockers Shoes has appointed Wingfield PR to handle all publicity and media enquiries with immediate effect. Chockers Shoes specialises in supplying women with fashionable footwear and accessories. In addition, the collection provides a range of Ed Hardy menswear footwear. Contact.

Client win for Brandnation

Brandnation has been appointed to handle the UK PR for Teva supplying outdoor open and closed-toe performance shoes and casual/lifestyle footwear for men, women and children. Contact.

Beauty brand appoints PR Assistant

Kieran Harrison starts today as PR Assistant at Elizabeth Arden. Contact.

Homes and lifestyle magazine to launch in September

Martha Stewart Living UK will launch in the UK for September 2010. The monthly magazine will have an initial circulation of 50,000 rising to 100,000 and is already set to be stocked in WHSmith, later rolling out in the national supermarkets for Christmas. Contact.

Awards ceremony appoints PR

Talk PR has been appointed by Hachette Filipacchi to manage PR and accreditation for the Inside Soap Awards 2010, sponsored by Littlewoods. The event takes on Monday 27 September at Gilgamesh. Contact.

Monthly consumer title appoints deputy editor

Emilie McMeekan, previously features editor at ES Magazine has joined Tatler as deputy editor. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Schön! magazine party
  • 'A La Mode' London Fashion Week Show
  • Jalouse Fashion Rocks
  • Inside Soap Awards 2010
  • Pure London afternoon tea with Zanra Rhodes
See DIARYdates

Features editor commences new role on consumer weekly title

Laura Atkinson commences her new role as features editor at Grazia today. Contact.

23 July 2010

Change in contact at in-house press office

Melanie Tuckwell has taken over as Communications Manager at Start-rite. Contact.

Client win for ELR Media

ELR Media has been appointed to represent Susannah Lovis's collection of antique and contemporary jewellery. Contact.

Fashion blog listed

I Heart Fashion (i-heart-fashion.co.uk) is a blog updated daily with news from the world of fashion, street style, photography, celebrity and trend inspiration. Contact.

celebrity hairdresser and his haircare line appoints PR

Catalyst Consultancy has been appointed to represent celebrity hairdresser Terence Renati and his haircare line. Catalyst Consultancy will handle the UK trade and consumer pr for his products and pictures. Contact.

Contract publication appoints health editor

Emma Hartsfield has joined Boots Health & Beauty magazine as health editor. Emma will begin her new role on monday. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Fashion Diversity - Applications open for designers wishing to showcase and/or sell their collections at this three day event where London Fashion Week meets the London Design Festival
  • L’Occitane event - Fleur Cherie fragrance and make-up collection launch
  • The Perfume Diaries - Harrods is hosting a new exhibition celebrating the past, present and future of the perfume industry
  • Habitat Christmas press day
  • Ethical Fashion Source Expo - The annual industry marketplace for suppliers of sustainable fabrics, components and manufacture
  • Pretty Green temporary store launch party (date change)
  • Modus Publicity Christmas press day
  • Simon Carter Christmas preview
See DIARYdates

Kitchen and Bath product specialists appoint PR

Murray Weir Willats has been appointed to handle all UK Public Relations for bath and kitchen products specialists Kohler Mira. Contact.

22 July 2010

Swedish fashion brand appoints new PR

Swedish fashion brand WeSC (WeAretheSuperlativeConspiracy) has appointed Radiator PR to handle all product, brand and store related PR within the UK with immediate effect. Contact.

New PR for luxury footwear brand

M+M Management has been appointed to represent Cleo B, luxury footwear designed by Cleo Barbour. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Fashion Popcorn - a digital fashion salon
  • You & Your Wedding magazine 25th birthday party (tonight)
  • Slendertone launches a new innovation for men. Join us to find out more about this brand new INside workOUT for the Face, with Sports Therapist, Gary Rainsford.
  • Charity fashion Show at JuJu - Tickets cost £10.00 with all proceeds going to The Alzheimer's Society
See DIARYdates

New appointment at Armani

Karmen Wijnberg is leaving Modus Publicity today, and will be starting as Press Manager at the Armani press office on 2 August. Contact details to follow.

Jewellery account win

M+M Management has been appointed to represent JADA, jewellery designed by Ceyda Gungor. Contact.

Brick Lane boutique moves

East London boutique Luna & Curious is moving from its existing Brick Lane location and will be re-opening this Autumn. They will be having a moving party on Saturday 24 July. Contact.

Editorial changes on weekly consumer title

Sophie Neville, chief writer at Closer magazine, has now gone on maternity leave. Cover for Sophie's maternity leave will be announced in due course. In the meantime, news editor Sue Carter can be contacted. Contact.

Editorial changes on consumer title

Sam Haddad, the editor of Cooler magazine is now on maternity leave. In her absence, fashion editor Poppy Smith will take on the role of acting editor. In addition Posy Dixon has been appointed acting features editor. Contact.

Client win for Wingfield PR

Wingfield PR has been appointed to manage all press and PR enquiries for lingerie brand, La Senza. Contact.

21 July 2010

Starworks appointment

Talib Choudhry, previously deputy editor at Elle Decoration, has now joined the Starworks London team. Contact.

New Account Executive appointed at PR agency

Purple PR has announced the appointment of Account Executive, Rachael Jevons to the beauty team. Rachael will be working on Laura Mercier, Jurlique, Illamasqua and TIGI Bedhead Urban Antidotes. Contact.

New representation for make-up artist and hair stylist

Tiger Creative now represents make-up and hair stylist, Emma White Turle. Contact.

Managing editor returns from maternity leave on monthly consumer title

Kirsty MacLennan, managing editor/chief sub-editor at Brides is now back from maternity leave. Contact.

New contact details for interiors and lifestyle freelancer

Jo Welch, freelance interiors & lifestyle journalist and PR, has a new address and landline telephone number. Contact.

Mineral cosmetics range confirms UK press office

MRA PR is now representing cosmetics range Emani Minerals, recently launched in the UK. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST! Consumer mag looking for celebs, subs partners and fashion images

Spa Secrets magazine is looking for two celebrities to interview for the Autumn issue (one man, one woman). Need to be fairly big household names and enjoy the ‘luxury, spa lifestyle’ and be able to talk about their spa/health/beauty regimes. Spa Secrets is also looking for a subs offer partner for the Autumn issue. It needs products worth over £40.00 to give to the first 40/50 subscribers to the magazine. The client, which should be a luxury/high end brand, will get a full page in the magazine and online. Finally, the magazine is looking for hi-res catwalk images of Autumn/Winter ladies luxury/high end fashion trends – namely sheepskin aviator coats, camel coloured clothing, lace, capes, pleats and check/tweed. Contact.
You can upload hi-resolution images to her MediaBox - please contact ben@diaryd.com for help with MediaBox.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • The Deco Affair - The launch event for the new annual networking evening for the lifestyle media, hosted by Jo Welch, called 'The Deco Affair' - magicians, goodie bags, refreshments, senior media and industry networking
  • Pretty Green opens temporary store
See DIARYdates

20 July 2010

Supermarket announces PR agency to work on beauty brands and profile

Tesco has appointed Speed to handle its beauty brand profile. Speed will look after Tesco's pillar brands Barbara Daly for Tesco and Skin Wisdom. Contact.
The in-house press office will continue to handle the day-to-day activities as well as media enquiries for all other own label beauty products. Contact.

Deputy beauty editor appointed on weekly consumer magazine

Jo Chapman, formerly beauty writer has been promoted to deputy beauty editor at Bella. Contact.

New fashion, art & photography magazine client win

Felicities has been appointed to represent fashion, art and photography magazine, LABB. The second issue of LABB Magazine is now available. Contact.

Deputy editor appointed on weekly consumer title

Zoe Wright, previously features editor at Take a Break, has now joined That’s Life as deputy editor. Contact.

Fashion stylist has new website

Fashion stylist and personal shopper, Emily Jerman has launched her new website. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Dainty Doll by Nicola Roberts press launch
  • The Luxury Briefing Conference
  • Dermalogica bloggers event
  • Defying Gravity with Dermalogica - Inspirational talks from Dermalogica founder, Jane Wurwand, Rachel Millward of Birds Eye View and film producer, Elizabeth Karlsen followed by networking lunch and an exclusive screening of Please Give
  • Bitching and Junkfood.com 1st Birthday
  • Mirrors play at OPORTO Bar, Leeds
  • Reggae Hero DJ Derek to play at MOJO Bar, Liverpool
See DIARYdates

Features editor appointed on weekly consumer title

Laura Atkinson will be leaving her position as news editor at heat magazine at the end of the week. Laura will start her new role as features editor at Grazia on Monday 26 July. Contact.

Original Additions launches Dainty Doll by Nicola Roberts and appoint PR

Original Additions, owners of brands Eylure and Elegant Touch, is working with Girls Aloud starlet, Nicola Roberts, to launch her extended Dainty Doll make-up range. The refreshed and reformulated line of cosmetics for fair skin will launch exclusively in Harrods at the end of August before being made available through Asos.com with further distribution planned for 2011. The launch of the new range, including all Dainty Doll product and beauty-focused interview enquiries, will be handled by Focus PR. Contact.
All other non-beauty related enquiries relating to Nicola Roberts will continue to be handled by Supersonic PR. Contact.

PR company landline number confirmed

Following their office move earlier this month, Woodthorpe Communications now has a new landline telephone number confirmed. Contact.

19 July 2010

Intimates apparel brand launches in the UK with new PR

Brandnation has been appointed to work with intimates apparel brand Wacoal and its new brand b.tempt’d by Wacoal, handling all UK and Ireland press office and PR requirements. Contact.

Changes within fashion team on weekly consumer title

There have been a number of changes within the Bella fashion team. Following Kate Martin’s maternity leave Justine Brennan has been appointed acting fashion editor. Deputy fashion editor Holly Slater is also on maternity leave. There have been two additions to the fashion team, Sabrina Roye and Sam Pewter have both joined as freelance fashion writers. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: lifestyle writer seeks gifts for grooms

Emma Robertson, writer at The Best Scottish Weddings, is looking for luxury gifts for grooms; accessories, clothing, lifestyle, fashion shots and new grooming products to include in the shopping pages of the Autumn issue. Contact.
You can upload hi-resolution images to her MediaBox - please contact ben@diaryd.com for help with MediaBox.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Miss Flavour 2010 sponsored by Jinny Lash, Jinny Rocks, Palmer's Cocoa Butter plus others
  • The Breast Cancer Care Fashion Show
See DIARYdates

Senior news writer joins weekly consumer title

Lucy Vine, previously entertainment editor at Sugar magazine has joined more! magazine as senior news writer. Contact.

New PR for online yoga-inspired apparel and healthy living store

Minky Publicity has been appointed to handle the PR for the online yoga inspired apparel and healthy living store - letyourbodybreathe.com. Focusing on yogawear and accessories, letyourbodybreathe.com stocks exclusive ranges such as Shakti, Be Present, Klean Kanteen as well as their own label collection. Contact

16 July 2010


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • The 13th Annual GQ Men Of The Year Awards in association with Alfred Dunhill
  • Fashion Mavericks
  • Fashion Business Club: Superstar Stylist
See DIARYdates

New Head of Press joins designer label

Mellissa Mills, previously at Christian Louboutin, has joined Emilia Wickstead as Head of Press. Contact.

Candle brand appoints new PR

Aqua PR has been appointed to handle PR for Max Benjamin Candles. Contact.

Market showcasing London designer makers appoints PR

ProActive PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for Greenwich Market, London’s showcase for designer makers. Open Wednesday through to Sunday with specialist days for antiques, collectables, arts, crafts, and fresh and organic produce. Contact.

Head of PR appointed at luxury designer fashion website

Catherine Chapman, previously at Modus Publicity has joined Net-a-Porter.com as Head of PR for the UK and all international markets with the exception of the US. Contact.

15 July 2010


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • London Fashion Week provisional catwalk schedule
  • RHS Taste of Autumn
  • MAG celebrity shoe auction 'Give Landmines the Boot'
See DIARYdates

Luxury bag label appoints PR

IPR has been appointed PR agency by Richard Emden, London based luxury bag designer. Contact.
The team at IPR have new email address endings: @iprlondon.com

Organic herbal remedies brand appoints PR

CCD Public Relations are now looking after the PR for Pukka Herbs - maker of award-winning organic herbal teas and ayurvedic remedies. Contact.

British heritage brand announces press office changes

Lizzie Featherby has joined Smythson as PR & Marketing Assistant. With Lizzie's arrival there have been two promotions: Emma Woolley is now Head of Communications & Marketing and Bianca Rashty has been promoted to PR manager. Contact.

Deputy editor appointed on monthly consumer title

Rachael Ashley has joined SHE magazine as deputy editor. Contact.

Shoe label appoints PR

Brandnation has been appointed to work with Simple Shoes (a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation). Contact.

Beauty brand appoints PR

Urban Decay has appointed The Communications Store to handle its UK press. The account will be handled by Jo Jones, Daisy Redman and Catherine Havercroft. Contact.

New beauty product and brand appoints PR

jrpPR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for Baume 27 by ME SkinLab a new beauty product created by Paris based pharmacist, Michele Evrard as well as Jonathan Ward London, maker of scented candles. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: interiors and design `eco-chic` feature

Jessica Baldwin, interiors and design writer at West London Living is looking for products to feature in an upcoming 'Eco Chic' feature. Products must be eco-friendly and available to purchase in West London. Deadline is 16 Friday. Contact.

High street fashion retailer announces new PR and changes to press relations

Primark is pleased to announce that Assembly along with Helen Penney will represent Primark for all fashion PR in the UK. Contact.

Assembly have created a press office in the Oxford Sreet flagship store. The in-store press office will be open from 9am-4pm Monday to Friday. Press appointments can be made from 9am-12pm Monday to Thursday. Press should now go to the ‘Press Meeting Point’ next to the stairs to the left of the main Primark entrance (on the corner of Oxford Street and Park Street) to meet a member of the Assembly team.
A multi drop courier service will pick up from store at 2pm daily. Send outs will be limited to £300 as of July 14th.

deputy news editor appointed on weekly consumer title

Jess Rogers, previously showbiz reporter at The Sun has joined Grazia magazine as deputy news editor. Contact.

14 July 2010

Press office for luxury fashion brand moves

Thomas Pink press office has a change of address and new contact details. Contact.

Change of address and contact changes for luxury fashion brand

Catherine Mitchell has now joined Thomas Pink as Communications Consultant for the brand and Sophie Laurence, previously at Russell & Bromley, has been appointed Press Officer. Contact.

Model has new represenation

Excel Models is now representing model Nathalie Cox. Contact.

TV Quick Closes

The last issue of Bauer’s TV Quick went on sale last week.

Assistant editor appointed on weekly consumer title

Christian Guiltenane, previously entertainment editor at OK! has been appointed as assistant editor. Contact.

Luxury watch brand appoints PR to handle launch and ongoing media relations

The Latiénne Communications Group has two new clients to announce; luxury digital Swiss watch brand Ventura and Braun Clocks and Watches. Latienne will be handling the UK launch and subsequent media relations for both brands. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: freelance journalist working on healthy feet feature

Ese Odetah is working on a piece for the October/ November issue of Blackhair magazine. She is looking for products to be part of a healthy feet feature; files, moisturisers, exfoliators, foot soaks etc. Deadline 6pm Wednesday 14 July. Contact.

Lingerie brands add to press office team

Maria Jola Atoyebi has joined the Eveden press office as PR & Marketing Assistant, replacing Katie Weir. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Collection press launch (Scotland)
  • Shiseido press launch
See DIARYdates

13 July 2010

Fashion and celebrity photographer has new representation

A and R Photographic has taken on fashion and celebrity photographer Andrea Carter-Bowman. Contact.

Men’s and women’s sustainable denim brand appoints PR

Kuyichi has appointed Modus Publicity to handle its UK press with immediate effect. Kuyichi is a men’s and women’s sustainable denim brand split into Pure Denim, Pure Plus and Pure Premium. The brand will open two stores this year, one in Manchester on 6 August followed by Liverpool. Contact.

deputy features editor appointed on weekly consumer title

Rachel Cocker, previously senior features writer at Reveal has joined more! magazine as Deputy Features Editor. Rachel is covering a 6 month maternity contract. Contact.

London florist appoints PR

Florist Jamie Aston has appointed Portrait Communications to promote his floristry services and The Flower School at Jamie Aston, based in his Great Portland Street shop. Contact.

Brazilain fashion label appoints UK sales and press representation

Sales and press agency TouchW1 is handling UK media enquiries and showing Brazilian womenswear label Lucidez. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: fashion & beauty director seeks latest/new Winter fragrances for women

Saga Magazine's fashion & beauty director Lynnette Peck Bateman is seeking the latest/new Winter fragrances for women that can be compared to old classics. Contact.

Acting online/print writer appointed on beauty title

Rachael Gibson is now acting online/print writer at Hairdressers Journal International. Rachael is covering Alice Martin’s maternity leave. Contact.

Editorial changes on beauty titles

There have been a number of editorial changes across the various titles published by Scissorhands Media, this includes: Hair & Beauty, Perfect Hair, Hair Now.
Charleen French, previously picture editor, is now acting editor.
Natalie Cornish, previously at Zoo magazine has joined the team as staff writer & sub editor.
Rachael Gibson and Kirsten Kearney have both left. Contact.

Fashion assistant is available for freelance styling commissions

Olivia Stoddart, fashion assistant at Essentials magazine, is currently available for any freelance styling commissions. Olivia has previously assisted a stylist for Woman’s Own and has done a month long placement at Eve magazine. Contact.

Press officer appointed at PR company

Lauren O’Connor, formerly of Image Box PR, has been appointed as Press Officer at Totally UK; working on Germaine De Capuccini and Universal Contour Wrap. Martin Stevens, joins as in house designer from Reproprint; providing a bespoke design service to all of beauty industry. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Pyrus store opening party
  • London Fashion & Art Event
  • Exclusive brunch with designer Nicholas Kirkwood to launch his new shoe collection
See DIARYdates

The first fragrance from girlband Sugababes

Brand PR has been appointed to represent, and launch the Sugababes first fragrance collection. The launch will take place on 2 September 2010. Contact.

12 July 2010

Promotion at luxury jewellery label's press office

Mimi MacCaw, previously Assistant Manager at Tiffany & Co. has been promoted to PR Manager for UK & Ireland. Contact.

New fashion assistant appointed at national supplement

Sophie Paxton has been appointed as fashion assistant at London Evening Standard supplement: ES Magazine, replacing Matilda Goad. Contact.

Canadian face colour and corrective make-up range appoints PR

Modus Dowal Walker has been appointed to handle all press and PR for Canadian face colour and corrective make-up range, Cover FX. Originally developed as a specialist range to address skincare conditions such as eczema, burns, birthmarks and scars, the range has proved so successful that a mainstream foundation collection was launched. Contact.

PR agency on the move

Essence Communications has a new address and contact details. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • World Wide Retail Director and Make Up artist Eric Jimenez from Urban Decay press appointments - cancelled
  • Pixie Lott launches Autumn/Winter 2010 with Lipsy
  • FASHION.MUSIC.STYLE issue six launch party
  • Preview: Kaleidosope collection launch, Heming, Burlington Arcade
  • Bellville Sassoon Spring/Summer 2011 press day
  • Presenting Cocosa...
  • ICHF Cake International
  • ICHF Crafts for Christmas, Hobbycrafts and Art
  • ICHF Crafts for Christmas, Hobbycrafts and Art
  • Avon fragrance launch
See DIARYdates

New online shopping portal appoints PR

Obsession PR has been appointed to handle the PR for www.dia-boutique.com, a new online shopping portal with a focus on independent designers from around the world. The UK site will launch on 10 August 2010 with designers including, Georges Chakra and BodyAmr. Contact.

09 July 2010


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Coty bloggers event
  • Fashion Press Week
  • BLAST! 2010
See DIARYdates

EDITORIAL REQUEST: Journalist seeks fashion/beauty products suitable for male vegetarians and vegans

Alex Gazzola is currently compiling the “Man’s World” page for Vegetarian Living magazine, October issue. He is looking for any menswear and grooming products suitable for male veggies and vegans and those with ‘green’ and eco sensibilities – eg organic cotton clothing, recycled manbags, hemp shirts, faux leather goods, vegan-friendly skincare, fairtrade male beauty products etc. This will be an ongoing monthly request. Contact.

Bespoke milliner appoints PR

APR Communications has been appointed by bespoke milliner Louis Mariette, to support the launch of his new ready-to-wear collection and to handle all PR and media related enquiries for the brand. APR Communications will be implementing a comprehensive media campaign to support the brand’s new Spring/Summer 2011 ready-to-wear collection, alongside Louis’ bespoke and bejewelled collections and the re-launch of his website. Contact.

PR agency on the move

Woodthorpe Communications has moved offices and has new contact details. Contact.

Health assistant appointed on monthly consumer title

Moya Sarner has joined Good Housekeeping as features/health assistant. Contact.

Editorial changes on monthly consumer title

Flora Howard, previously deputy features editor, has been promoted to features editor at Country Life. In addition Alice Cooke, previously features writer, has been promoted to features assistant.

08 July 2010

Natural beauty brand appoints PR

Due to the continued growth of Burt's Bees within Europe, Fluorescent PR has been appointed to handle all consumer facing PR which will include raising awareness of the Burt's Bees brand through product placement, celebrity seeding, events, competitions and news generation. Pegasus PR will be responsible for all trade and Corporate PR including a CSR programme. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Samsung Diva Elite Model Look Grand Final 2010
  • Walpole Awards for Excellence
  • Debenhams beauty hall Christmas press show
  • Charlie Le Mindu pop-up salon at Machine-A
See DIARYdates

Fashion team announced on e-zine

Belinda White, previously fashion director at handbag.com has started her new role as online fashion editor at telegraph.co.uk. In addition Olivia Bergin, previously fashion coordinator at The Daily Telegraph is now assistant online fashion editor. Contact.

07 July 2010

Celebrity fashion label appoints PR agency

Halpern’s Fashion & Style division has been appointed to handle the PR for Project D by Dannii and Tabitha with immediate effect. Stocked in Harrods, Harvey Nichols, and Selfridges - Halpern oversee all aspects of the press office and celebrity relations programme.

Halpern are delighted to announce that they will be looking after PR for radio & television presenter Emma Forbes’ style blog, Forbes Style. Halpern will oversee all aspects of the press office for the brand and will work closely with Emma Forbes to drive creative editorial. Contact.

Fench fashion brand re-launches watch collection in the UK

Bright Light PR is now representing Morgan Watches, which are re-launching into selected UK retailers for the Autumn/Winter collection. Contact.

E-zine appoints editor in chief

Carla Bevan, currently editor at marieclaire.co.uk has been appointed editor-in-chief across AOL’s premium and niche content sites. Carla will be responsible for the overarching editorial integrity, standards and content created across AOL’s women, men and lifestyle sites such as Eleven, ParentDish, StyleList, Asylum, Autoblog, Music, Spinner and Travel. Carla will begin her new role on the 23 August. Contact details to be announced in due course.

Assistant editor appointed on e-zine

Tara Gardner has joined InStyle.co.uk as assistant editor.

Editorial changes on monthly consumer title

Danielle Hine, previously entertainment editor at InStyle has been promoted to entertainment director. Contact.

Homes, interiors and venues PR agency adds to team

Catherine Rice has started at Camron as Senior Account Executive. Catherine was formerly PR Coordinator at Jo Malone. Contact.

Changes in picture team on consumer title

Maria Lo, previously picture assistant at more! has been promoted to junior picture editor. Contact.

Editorial changes on weekly consumer title

Louise Bulgin, previously feature writer at That’s Life has been promoted to senior feature writer. In addition Amy Rowland has also joined That's Life as feature writer. Contact.

Designer jeans label appoints PR

Holland Young Public Relations is now handling PR for RUBY London designer jeans. Contact.

06 July 2010

Spa and skincare brand appoints PR

O Spa London has appointed Halpern to handle PR. The brand operates luxury spas in landmark London locations as well as producing an organic range of premium skin and body care products. Contact.

New press office contact at Japanese lifestyle retailer

From Monday 12 July, Rachel Mellor will be the new in-house Press Officer for Japanese lifestyle retailer Muji, dealing with all editorial enquiries. For all other PR and Marketing enquiries please contact Christina Grundy. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Divertimenti Christmas in July
  • TRESemmé haircare launch
  • Emu Australia BBQ
  • PretaPortobello.com pop-up sale
  • Sustainable Fashion Gets Fierce!! 123 Launches
  • Currys and PC World Christmas Product Showcase
  • Push PR Christmas Press Day
  • Warehouse Christmas press day
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PR appointed for new tattoo cosmetics kit

True Grace PR has been appointed to handle the PR for Tattoo Secret, a new cosmetics kit containing all the tools and make-up required to temporarily cover up tattoos. Developed with the help of Maggie Richards, a professional skin camouflage expert, the kit comes with a detailed step-by-step guide. Contact.

DeVetta PR client wins

DeVetta PR is now representing fashion labels Ella Moss and Splendid. Contact.

Editorial assistant on consumer title goes freelance

Siam Goorwich, editorial assistant at Grazia, is leaving her position to go freelance. Siam will be developing her fashion blog, www.not-just-another-fashion-blog.blogspot.com, and accepting freelance commissions. Siam’s last day in the office will be Friday 9 July. Jo Oliver has been appointed as editorial assistant/PA to the editor at Grazia and will begin her new role later this month. Her contact details are yet to be confirmed.

Australian jewellery brand appoints PR for UK launch

Essence Communications has been appointed to handle the UK press and PR for Peter Lang jewellery. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: Beauty writer looking for beauty travel kits suitable for Caribbean and Arctic cruises for magazine piece

Freelance beauty writer Jennifer O'Shea is looking for beauty travel kits suitable for Caribbean and Arctic cruises for Cruise International Magazine. Please direct samples/press releases to her via e-mail or to her postal address. Contact.

Luxury haircare brand appoints agency to handle all PR

PJPR is handling all PR for luxury haircare brand Shan Rahimkhan and will be delivering a comprehensive beauty PR campaign for the 'True Volume Collection'. Contact.

Facialist and skincare line client win

TCS Embryo Has been appointed to handle the UK public relations for facialist Vaishaly, Vaishaly The Clinic in Paddington Street, London W1 and her signature Vaishaly skincare range. Contact.

05 July 2010

New PR for menswear label

Sanecommunications is now representing new menswear clothing label, Percival. Contact.

Japanese beauty brand appoints PR

Freedom PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for Japanese beauty brand DHC. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • M Lab blogger breakfast - Luxury skincare range re-cap and new product launch
  • M Lab editor breakfast - Luxury skincare range re-cap and two new product launches
  • Grahman & Green sample sale
  • Nomads Autumn/Winter collection launch
  • Juicy Couture fragrance launch
  • Beverly Hills Formula press launch
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PR changes at Estée Lauder

Kate Armitage has joined the Jo Malone press office as Communications Co-ordinator. Kate, previously Communications Assistant at MAC, replaces Catherine Rice who will be starting at Camron next week. Contact.

Fashion and beauty agency has new contact details

Talk PR has moved office and has new telephone numbers. Contact.

02 July 2010

PR apppointed for new jewellery collection

Lucre has been appointed to represent the new 'LOVE for New Look' jewellery collection. Contact.

Jewellery client win

Material PR has been appointed to represent jewellery label Gogo Philip. Contact


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Fake Bake professional and retail launch in association with James Read
  • A Midsummer Christmas
  • Desigual London Kiss party
  • Paige Adams-Geller personal apperance at Selfridges London
  • Grifco Press Day (luxury travel)
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New independent fashion and lifestyle magazine has launched

Launched in London on 6 June 2010, Phoenix is a brand new independent fashion and lifestyle magazine aimed at students and recent graduates of the creative arts and industry professionals. Phoenix aims to inspire and inform the readership about all aspects the fashion industry, featuring exclusive interviews as well as features, editorial photoshoots, art, design and graphics, technology, music, nightlife, books, shopping, street style, jobs, and more. Phoenix actively promotes the work of emerging designers, writers, photographers and illustrators, showcasing the best new talent from all fields. The majority of the editorial team are themselves students or recent graduates, commissioned by Editor Hannah Kane and Picture Editor Leigh Keily. Phoenix aims to encourage positive body image among its readers by using a diverse selection of models for its high fashion editorial photoshoots, using minimal retouching. Contact.

Liz Matthews PR on the move

Entertainment publicists Liz Matthews PR will have a new postal adress as of Monday 5 July. The company's roster includes Alexa Chung, Daisy Low and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Contact.

Acting features editor appointed on monthly consumer title

Catherine Jones, features editor at Psychologies, has gone on maternity leave. Anita Chaudhuri has been appointed acting features editor and will join the features team on 5 July. Contact.

Appointment at Talk PR

Katie Pearson, previously PR Director at HOB salons, has now started as Director Designate at Talk PR. Talk PR is moving office today! Their contact details in DIARYdirectory will be updated this evening. Contact.

Debenhams to purchase Faith's in-store concession business

Debenhams has reached agreement in principle to buy the Faith footwear concession business in Debenhams stores from the administrators of Faith subject to contract. There are 115 Faith concessions in Debenhams stores.

Updated contacts at HOB salons

Katie Pearson has now left HOB Salons as PR Director. Please liaise with Gabi Dee at HOB Salons for all PR & Marketing enquiries. Contact.

01 July 2010

Client wins for Tamara Kretzer PR

Tamara Kretzer PR has been appointed to represent British accessory brand Bourne, and new sheepskin boots brand Jumbuck. Contact

Editorial change on consumer title

Tiffany Forbat has joined GQ as pa to editor Dylan Jones. Contact.

E-zine appoints journalist

Suzannah Ramsdale has joined Sky Showbiz editorial team. Suzannah recently completed the multi-media graduate scheme at IPC Media, where she worked at marieclaire.co.uk, decanter.com and goodtoknow.co.uk. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: beauty editor seeing new products

Theresa Yee, assistant editor at WGSN, is looking for new beauty products to feature in the 'Hot Stuff' section. Contact.

New PR Manager appointed at haircare brand

Freelance PR Laura Walker is now covering a maternity contract for Sarah Harris as PR Manager at the Charles Worthington press office for the next six months. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Andrew Stone, lead singer of the pop band Starman made famous on the Sky 1 smash hit documentary show Pineapple Dance Studios launches ARTDECO at Hoopers Carlisle
  • Sugababes fragrance launch
  • Cire Trudon - new launches
  • Nardis Beach @ Kuati press & VIP gifting event
  • Rewind as Viren goes vintage! - For one night only Viren Jani exhibits his hidden collection built for over 25 years
  • The Africa Fashion Awards
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New PR Manager appointed

Carly Shutes will be starting as PR Manager at Oliver Bonas at the beginning of August. Contact

New PR manager at designer jeans boutique

Johara Chambers, previously PR Manager at Oliver Bonas, has now left and will be starting as PR & Marketing Manager at designer jeans boutique, Donna Ida on Monday 5 July. Contact.

Junior features editor begins on consumer title

Perri Lewis has started at Psychologies as junior features editor. Contact.