30 September 2010

Online jewellery boutique appoints PR

The Karen Berman Consultancy has been reappointed by Talullah Tu, the online boutique for catwalk style statement jewellery and accessories, to handle it's PR. Contact.

New jobs on www.diarydirectory.com

  • Fuel PR - Account Manager
  • Harrods - Assistant Press Officer

View DIARY Job Lots here.

Fashion & beauty PR has new email address

Louise Cox of cocktail pr has a new e-mail address. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Jo Hansford colour seminars for beauty writers
  • Iman Pasha hosts a Shop & Donate event for Pakistan floods
  • RANDOM Magazine 3.2 issue party
  • Laura Ashley Spring/Summer 2011 press show
  • Pentillie Castle Pop-Up Restaurant - The Dartmoor Inn will be providing a fine dining experience, with a Game theme, in the exclusive setting of Pentillie Castle. The five course tasting menu, including some of the finest seasonal produce available, with coffee and petit fours, will cost £47.50. Hand picked 'matched wines' to compliment the food will be also be available for an additional cost
  • Cath Kidston Spring/Summer 2011 press show
  • Eat your Heart Out & the PRETOX Potion
  • Designer Sales UK sample sales
  • Georgina Goodman sample sale - Samples in size 37 and 40 as well as previous seasons stock up to 70% off original retail price
  • Meli Melo sample sale
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Online fashion retailer appoints PR

Cocktail PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for online store Fred's Clothing and will be looking at product placement and running competitions/ reader giveaways with relevant titles. Contact.

New address for national newspaper & supplements

The Times newspaper & supplements have now moved. Contact.

Fashion and beauty director appointed at fashion website

The National Magazine Company has announced the appointment of Danielle Radojcin as fashion & beauty director for handbag.com. Danielle was previously fashion editor of handbag.com for two and a half years before taking maternity leave. She has considerable experience in the women’s lifestyle sector and in developing the handbag.com brand. Danielle joined NatMag on 22 September. Danielle will be the main point of contact for all fashion related queries while beauty editor, Katie Corcoran, still remains the main day-to-day contact for all beauty and hair queries, including beauty and hair videos, launches, interviews and celebrity content. Contact.

Bespoke rug designer appoints PR

Pure Public Relations has been appointed to handle all UK and international media relations for bespoke rug designer Luke Irwin. Following the launch of his new IKAT collection at Decorex 2010 Luke Irwin has won the prestigious House & Garden Most Stylish Product Award. Contact.

Head of editorial appointed on fashion website publication

ASOS, the online fashion retailer, today announces the appointment of Melissa Dick as head of editorial. Previously editorial director at ELLEUK.com, Melissa will oversee editorial content on ASOS magazine, ASOS.com and its associated websites. Melissa comes to ASOS with a wealth of fashion experience that spans print and digital having formerly held senior roles at Hearst Digital and Handbag.com. Contact.

29 September 2010

Series of fragrances appoints PR

Purple has been appointed to handle all European publicity and press enquiries for Six Scents Parfum Series 3. Annually, a group of six prominent artists/ designers are selected to create a series of six fragrances with six celebrated perfumers. Series Three is an exploration into the nature of childhood memories and the influence of adolescence on identity and has combined the following international designers and artistic forces: Alexis Mabille, Mary Katrantzou, Juun J, Rad Hourani, N. Hoolywood and Ohne Titel. A portion of the proceed of Series Three go to War Child International. Contact.

New acting beauty editor appointed in consumer title

Sarah Cooper-White, currently beauty editor at Essentials, will go on maternity leave tomorrow (30 September). In her absence Sarah-Jane Corfield-Smith will be joining Essentials as acting beauty editor. Contact.

New Showroom Co-ordinator appointed at high-street brand

Charlotte Pisani has joined the Next Press Office as Showroom Co-ordinator. Charlotte has replaced Amy Sweetman. Contact.

New PR & Communications Coordinator at London-based Spa

Alicia Thakrar has recently been made PR & Communications Coordinator at Urban Retreat. Contact.

News editor appointed on consumer title

Lisa Jarvis, previously senior writer at new! magazine, has been promoted to news editor. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Fourmarketing press day
  • ARTDECO make-up launches at Hoopers Wilmslow - celebrity VIP guests attending
  • The Big Swish – Clothes swapping party - Bag yourself some new clothes and accessories at the September clothes swapping extravaganza, with an exciting luxury designer section. Enjoy complementary make-overs and beauty trial offers from premium Swiss botanical beauty brand Arbonne
  • Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Press Launch
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28 September 2010


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Pixie Lott launches her new collection For Lipsy in Camden tonight
  • Kevin Murphy press interviews
  • Pixie Lott Appearance - Pixie Lott is unveiling her new collection for Lipsy at House of Fraser on Oxford Street this afternoon
  • BOUDICCA Spring/Summer 2011 showroom
  • Rigby & Peller Spring/Summer 2011 press day
  • Exclusive preview of the 1911 and TRU TRUSSARDI Eyewear Spring/Summer 2011 collection
  • The London Accessory Sale & Secret Sample Sale - Aquascutum, Balenciaga, Black & Brown, Belstaff, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Coccinelle, Carniani, Chloe, Chris & Tibor, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Ed Hardy, Ebisu, Fendi, Francesco Biasia, Gianfranco Ferre, Giorgio Fedon, Giuseppe Zanotti, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Michael Lewis London, Patrick Cox, Prada, Sergio Rossi, Tokun Win, Thomas Pink, Tods, & YSL. Plus many more.
  • Jimmy Choo fragrance launch
  • The Vibrant Beauty Show
  • Wolford Spring/Summer 2011 press day
  • Lewis-Duncan Weedon will present his LDW Atelier demi couture Spring/Summer 2011 collection featuring jewellery from LaBante
  • Johnson's first touchable billboard - the exclusive unveiling of it's first touchable advertisement. Swing by for breakfast and have the chance to feature in the 20ft by 10ft interactive billboard yourself. If you are keen to come along to this or want to know further information please get in touch with the Johnson's team
  • Blow PR Spring/Summer 2011 press days
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Magazine launches blog

Livingetc magazine has now launched a blog, Life.Style.etc. The blog is compiled by the editorial team and features design- and culture-led pieces, as well as style inspiration. The team are interested in news on new shops, exhibitions, designers and design-themed book launches. Contact.

New editorial assistant at beauty and health title

Hollie Buchan has joined Boots Health & Beauty as editorial assistant. Contact.

New e-zine Launches

Forbes Style, the new lifestyle website from TV and radio presenter Emma Forbes, is live at www.forbesstyle.com. Featuring a mix of fashion, beauty, health and wellbeing, food, homes, family and travel, the website will also feature videos, tips and advice from Emma and a panel of industry experts. Contact.

Accessories brand appoints PR

Fuschia PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for accessories brand Vintage by Fé. Contact.

Features intern appointed on e-zine

Amy Lewis has joined Sugarscape.com as features intern. Amy will be looking after fashion & beauty features. Contact.

Agency represents new hair stylist

Emma Davies is now representing hair stylist Anna Cofone. Contact.

27 September 2010


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Warehouse Project 2010, Bench official fashion partner
  • Carnaby Christmas decorations launch - Award winning design team, James Glancey Design will transform the 12 streets of Carnaby, including the world famous Carnaby Street
  • Carnaby Christmas shopping evening - over 100 shops, restaurants and bars in the 12 streets of Carnaby will be offering 20% discount as well as more special offers, promotions and giveaways. Shoppers will be able to find unique Christmas presents and see the latest Autumn/Winter 2010 collections
  • Beautiful Soul will be taking part in the ' Conscious Design Collective Pop-Up Store' - Beautiful Soul will displaying pieces from Autumn/Winter 2010 and invite shoppers to preview pieces from its new spring/Summer 2010 collection Believe
  • FashionMusicStyle.com issue 7 launch event
  • Ethical Fashion Forum Source Expo - Annual industry trade show dedicated to ethical sourcing
  • Elizabeth Arden press event
  • Global Green Awards 2010
  • Ted Baker Sample Sale
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New PR for London-based hair salon and spa

Brandnation has been appointed to handle the PR and marketing for BLOWW Hair & Urban Spa, a hair salon and beauty spa, based in London’s West End. Contact.

Cosmetics brand appoints freelance PR

Daniel Sandler Cosmetics has appointed Freelance Beauty PR Lucy Martin to manage the PR for all areas of the brand starting from 1 October. Alicia Thakrar at URPR will continue to support PR for the Daniel Sandler make-up counter within Urban Retreat and on www.beautique.com. Lucy continues to consult for Urban Retreat locations and True Grace PR. Contact.

Department store appoints Head of PR

Alistair Scott has been appointed Head of PR at House of Fraser. Contact.

Changes to beauty PR team

MAC Cosmetics has restructured the communications team. Ruth Wiles, formerly Communications Director has been appointed Senior Director UK Global Communications & EMEA Fashion Relations. Jane Walsh assumes the role of Communications Manager and Jodi Isaacs Assistant Communications Manager. Anais Roc, a new addition to the MAC team fills the Communications Co-ordinator Role, previously occupied by Kate Armitage and Ann Harrison takes on the role of Communications Assistant. Contact.

Acting associate online editor appointed on e-zine

Rebecca Jenkins has joined stylist.co.uk as acting associate online editor. The rest of the online team will be confirmed in due course. Contact.

24 September 2010

Entertainment editor appointed on weekend supplement

Today is Kate Wills’ last day as features editor at Sugar magazine. Kate will be joining News of the World|Fabulous magazine as entertaiment editor on October 4. Contact details for Kate will be announced in due course. Contact.

On|Off catwalk brand appoints PR

Womenswear designer duo Falguni & Shane Peacock has appointed Goodley PR to handle all UK PR and press enquiries with immediate effect. The Spring/Summer 2011 collection is now available for showroom appointments. Contact.

Fashion director appointed on weekly consumer title

Following the departure of Lizanne Davies-Harris at Stylist magazine, Alexandra Fullerton was appointed as acting fashion director. Alexandra has now been appointed fashion director and will continue to work alongside fashion writer Sarah Angus and fashion intern Morag Paterson. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Joel Grimes Photographic seminar
  • Bright Light PR Spring/Summer 2011 Press Open Day
  • Bridal Designer Sale
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Beauty writer appoints an assistant

Victoria Galloway has started work with Kate Shapland as a research assistant. Kate Shapland writes beauty weekly columns for The Telegraph Magazine, The Lady Magazine and the Debenhams website, in addition to editing her own blog - thelegroom.blogspot.com.

23 September 2010

Fashion director announces new consultancy role

Suzanne Burstein is now the primary press contact within the Feathers press office. Contact.

Violaine Bernard has left Feathers to work as a freelance fashion consultant. Violaine's existing position as fashion director of VELOUR magazine will remain unchanged. Contact.

PR agency staff appointment

Woodthorpe Communications is pleased to announce new publicist Kaly Lidman has joined the team, working across all clients. Kaly previously worked at Magnum Communications. Contact.

Household beauty brand adds to PR team

Jenni Thompson has joined the Beiersdorf press office. Jenni, formerly at Talk PR, will be working on NIVEA For Men and Eucerin. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • LUMAS gallery grand opening
  • Givenchy Spring/Summer 2011 make-up collection launch
  • Victorinox bloggers event
  • Tatjana Anika Beachwear Spring/Summer 2011 launch
  • Lipsy's Party press day
  • Tatler Little Black Book Launch Party
  • CLUB 21: Remaking the Scene - Steve Piccolo of the Lounge Lizards to curate sound art in experimental show
  • FBC Meeting with Laura Bailey (model, eco-warrior and entrepreneur) guest speaking
  • The Cycle Show
  • DENHAM the Jeanmaker event
Click here to see DIARYdates

Changes to fashion team on national newspaper

Due to the launch of The Sun’s new Saturday magazine Buzz, there have been a number of changes to the fashion team:
Pip Cook
has joined the team as deputy fashion editor.
Saskia Quirke, previously deputy fashion editor, has been promoted to associate fashion editor.
Nicky Harley, previously junior fashion assistant, has been promoted to fashion stylist.
Melissa Shedden is now fashion assistant.
Toni Jones remains as acting fashion editor.
The fashion team will be responsible for all fashion features across the newspaper and Buzz. Contact.

22 September 2010

PR appointments at beauty brand

Benefit Cosmetics has announced the move of its press office into the Covent Garden boutique - Jazz Kaur, previously at Guerlain, will operate as Head of PR. Joining Jazz will be the new PR Assistant, Mansi Ruia. Having worked within the promotions department at Tatler after her graduation, Mansi will start her first PR role. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Kirstie Allsopp press launch for her new 'Home Living' collection
  • Ethical Just Got Fabulous – Christmas fair trade fashion fair
  • Luxury & Lifestyle Networking Event - The aim of events is to build long-lasting relationships that can lead to future job placements, sales leads, partnerships and friendship. The event is intended for: Fashionistas and Trendsetters, Modelling Agents and Agencies, Industry Professionals, Business Owners, Stylists, Hair Stylists, Make-up Artists, Photographers, Journalists, Boutique Directors, Marketing Directors
  • Thomas Wylde Sale
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Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Kirstie Allsopp press launch for her new 'Home Living' collection
  • Ethical Just Got Fabulous – Christmas fair trade fashion fair
  • Luxury & Lifestyle Networking Event - The aim of events is to build long-lasting relationships that can lead to future job placements, sales leads, partnerships and friendship. The event is intended for: Fashionistas and Trendsetters, Modelling Agents and Agencies, Industry Professionals, Business Owners, Stylists, Hair Stylists, Make-up Artists, Photographers, Journalists, Boutique Directors, Marketing Directors
  • Sophy Robson Launches Pop-Up Salon - offering signature manicure and pedicure treatments and an exclusive menu of nail designs inspired by the shoes in the new Selfrdges shoe gallery
  • New CID Cosmetics online and bloggers event
  • Women of the Future Awards
  • Izmaylova cocktail presenation
Click here to see DIARYdates

21 September 2010

Svaja appoints PR agency

Pure Public Relations has been appointed to handle all press and PR for Svaja, who specialise in the artistic manufacture of premium hand-blown decorative glassware and fine linen textiles. Contact.

American womenswear brand appoints sales and PR agency

Lainey fashion, sales and PR agency, is now representing Lauren Bush's fashion label Lauren Pierce. The brand's appointment of Lainey marks the first time it has become available for wholesale outside the US. Contact.

London florist appoints PR agency

Wiles & Thorne has been appointed to handle the PR and communications for London florist John Carter Flowers. Contact.

Maternity cover at L'Oréal

Camilla Fone, Public Relations Manager at L'Oréal Cosmetique Active Division, starts a year's maternity leave on Thursday 23 September. Sophie Peter will provide maternity leave cover from 27 September, working Mondays and Tuesdays in October, and then Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from November onwards. Contact.

20 September 2010

New menswear fashion blog

The new menswear style blog The Rogue, from ASOS, launched today. Covering fashion news, style, trend, books, men’s grooming and more. Editor Ian Wright is currently looking for information on fashion, grooming and events. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Canoe PR Spring/Summer 2011 press day
  • Vitsoe exhibition: 60s 606 is 50
  • Yesterday's News Do-Gooder Design Challenge Runway Show
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Decorating editor becomes freelance

Diana Civil, former decorating editor on Ideal Home, has now returned to freelancing and is available for commissions for any interiors and decorating features. Contact.

Luxury nightwear retailer appoints PR

Spire PR has been appointed to handle project PR for the UK's oldest specialist retailer of luxury nightwear, Bonsoir of London, in the run-up to Christmas 2010 and to begin preparations for the brand's 85th anniversary next year. Contact.

New fashion PR agency launches

New fashion PR agency Smoke PR has launched. Smoke PR is the sister company to Backstage Fashion Agency and will be run by Stefano Cardoni (also MD of Backstage) and Rose Langley, previously of Essence Communications. Contact.

New beauty service apothecary & retail emporium appoints PR

Brand PR has been appointed to handle the PR for Filthy Gorgeous, a new beauty service apothecary and retail emporium. Filthy Gorgeous launches in London and Glasgow in October. Contact.

Journalist seeks venues ideal for dates

Clare Taylor is looking for venues ideal for dates; one specifically in London and another anywhere else in the UK. The two features will be based upon the theme 'not your typical dinner or drinks venue' or somewhere 'quirky' for a first date. Deadline Tuesday 21 September.

New editor appointed on consumer title

Sally Eyden, currently editor of News of the World|Fabulous magazine, has been appointed editor of NOW magazine. Sally will take up her new role in February 2011. Contact.

New editor and team appointed for online consumer mag

Hachette Filipacchi has appointed Lisa Helmanis as editor of its Red magazine online brand, which will launch later this autumn. She has already assembled a team that includes Ben Cooper, formerly editorial director at Travel Intelligence, as travel editor; Hannah Roche, previously on Stella magazine, as fashion and beauty editor; Charlotte Gunn from Good to Know as features and lifestyle editor; Amy James as interiors assistant; Rachel Kenworthy joins from Glamour as fashion and beauty assistant; and Ginny Henry moves over from Red magazine as picture editor. The full team will be in place from 4 October. Helmanis has been working as a freelance consultant, since January 2009 and has previously held positions including head of editorial at MyDeco, editor of Candid magazine and editor of Sunday Times Insideout magazine. Contact.

Knightsbridge hair salon appoints PR

Imagination PR has been appointed to handle all press & PR for Equus Hair & Beauty. The Knightsbridge hair salon launches its newly designed space in October. Contact.

17 September 2010

Editor appointed at specialist hair magazine

Keysha Davis, previously entertainment editor at Pride magazine, has recently been appointed editor of Blackhair. Contact.

Agency appointed UK PR for London health club and spa

The Spa PR Company has been appointed by The Chelsea Club - London health & fitness club. As well as handling all UK PR the agency will also be launching the club's new spa 'Antara' in the coming months. Contact.

Grazia TV launches today

Grazia has launched Grazia TV, the five minute weekly 'webisodes' will feature a round-up of the latest fashion, beauty, news and entertainment inspired by the Ten Hot Stories section of the magazine, updated and adapted to showcase Grazia content on a TV platform. The 13-week series launches today to coincide with London Fashion Week. Every Friday the ‘webisode’ can be seen on graziadaily.co.uk. For further enquiries, managing editor Lucinda Greasley can be contacted. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Blackberry launches ‘live’ catwalk experience during LFW
  • Temperley London Sample Sale - Up to 80% off
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PR agency appointed by footwear brand

Cushe Footwear has appointed Coffin on Cake PR to handle all UK press office activity for the brand with immediate effect. Contact.

Real-life makeover feature for National newspaper

Further to last week's alert, Emma Robertson is looking for an additional case study couple for a "man makeover" double page spread, commissioned by a national newspaper. Emma's looking for a 'bloke' whose appearance has been given a total overhaul since he got together with his wife or girlfriend - clothes, hair, grooming regime etc. The transformation must be pretty dramatic and obvious, from scruffy to stylish. If you know a fun couple who might be interested in taking part please get in touch. Contact.

Jewellery account win for PR agency

Fashion jewellery brand, Punky Allsorts, has appointed Boudoir PR to handle all UK press and publicity. Contact.

16 September 2010


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Lu Flux Spring/Summer 2011 presentation 'Over the Hills and Far Away'
  • William Tempest hosts exclusive dinner at Lavo, New York
  • London Fashion Week opening catwalk show 2010, hosted by The Collection in association with Fashion Capital and Edge Models
  • Stoves and WI Jam making masterclass
  • National Hot Chocolate Week
  • Beauty Directors Press Launch
  • Elizabeth Arden beauty press trip
  • Bally’s Vienna store opening event
  • nailgirls pop-up shop
  • Marta Jonsson Autumn/Winter 2010 collection launch
Click here to see DIARYdates

Linzi Shoes provides online image resource for press

Linzi Shoes have launched an online image gallery for press. The gallery provides hi-res shots of all available stock. To access the image gallery journalists will visit the Linzi site at www.linzishoes.com

American lingerie brand appoints PR

APR Communications has been appointed with immediate effect by Maidenform, Inc., to provide strategic media relations and brand management within the UK market for the Maidenform brand. Contact.

Shopping editor appointed on consumer title

Laura Fantacci will be taking on the role of shopping editor at Red magazine until December following the departure of fashion and shopping editor Katie Germein. Laura will be based at Red full-time and will also continue to work as a freelance stylist and edit her fashion blog wearingittoday.co.uk. Contact.

Acting celebrity editor joins consumer magazine

Jo Dunbar, previously celebrity writer at Bella, has joined Good Housekeeping as acting celebrity editor. Jo will be covering for celebrity editor Becky Howard during her maternity leave. Jo will be in the Good Housekeeping office Tuesday to Thursday. Contact.

Changes within fashion team on consumer title

Des Lewis, previously acting fashion editor at Glamour, has joined Marie Claire as senior style editor. In addition Holly Welch, previously fashion director’s assistant, has been promoted to junior fashion editor. Holly will continue to assist fashion director Jayne Pickering. Lucy Walker will also join the fashion team as senior fashion assistant on 20 September. Contact.

15 September 2010

Beauty editor returns after maternity leave

Sarah Green has resumed her role as beauty editor at Cosmopolitan Bride and You & Your Wedding following maternity leave. Please email any health and beauty news plus client update information to Sarah, who will be in the office every other Tuesday, every Wednesday and every Thursday. Contact.

New address for weekend supplement

The Times|Times Saturday Magazine has moved offices. The other Times publications will also move across at a later date. Contact.

Award-winning beauty journalist appointed on e-tail site

Kate Shapland will be guest editing a new beauty section on the Debenhams website for its Beauty Club members. The pages will go live on 23 September and will be updated weekly. Content will include a Q&A, how to/tutorial and profile spotlight pages. There will also be a best buys page which will be updated every month. Kate would like all up to date info from brands currently retailing through Debenhams. Kate will also continue to work on her award-winning weekly beauty column in The Telegraph Magazine, on the new Telegraph Fashion website (fashion.telegraph.co.uk), her column in The Lady and her blog thelegroom.blogspot.com. Contact.

Assistant web editor joins e-zine

Helen Young, previously online editorial assistant at harpersbazaar.co.uk, has joined youandyourwedding.co.uk as assistant web editor. Helen will work alongside web editor Nicola Davenport and web assistant Samantha Birch. Contact.

New independent fragrance retailer appoints PR

Spire PR today announces that it will be handling all PR and media enquiries for Rich Perfumerie. Rich Perfumerie is a new independent fragrance retailer offering unique and rare perfume brands which are hard to find on the average high street. Spire PR has been tasked with developing a PR & Marketing campaign which will drive brand awareness for both the Rich Perfumerie Boutique, its range of brands and the website www.richperfumerie.co.uk. Contact.

Blog seeks organic products and new beauty brands

Blogger and freelance beauty journalist Jenny Pashkova is always looking to receive information about natural and organic beauty products and new brauty brands to feature on her blog Beauty Mole. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Estethica champagne brunch
  • Laura Bailey announces Ada Zanditon INNOVATION Award
  • Prophetik LFW after party
  • Colenimo Spring/Summer 2011
  • J & M Davidson sample sale
  • Violet May celebrates London Fashion Week
  • Headmasters Party Pin Up Masterclass Day
  • Katie Rowland Spring/Summer 2011 'Lilith' Collection
  • MINI global premiére of the brand's newest design concept
  • Ecoluxe exhibition
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Acting assistant editor appointed on consumer title

Alison Perry, executive editor at more! magazine is currently on maternity leave. In her absence freelance writer Laura Millar has been appointed acting assistant editor. Contact.

New style director appointed on health magazine

Dan Rookwood, previously editor of Time Out Sydney, has joined Men’s Health as style director. Contact.

14 September 2010

Freelance beauty journalist has new email address

Freelance beauty journalist Ateh Jewel has a new email address. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Buy My Wardrobe event
  • Debenhams beauty event
  • Beauty blogger event launched
  • Mercedes-Benz Car Boot-ique - With over 85 lots, donated by over 30 of the world’s greatest fashion designers, the Mercedes-Benz Car Boot-ique online charity auction will run during this September’s London Fashion Week raising money for two charity partners Fashion East and the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
  • 2010 F.A.D. Junior Awards - F.A.D. (Fashion Awareness Direct) is a creative charity supporting young people to bridge the gap between education and the fashion industry. The 2010 F.A.D. Junior Awards celebrates the work of talented young people from inner city London and Manchester.
  • House of Holland / Blackberry Torch party
  • Mamas & Papas Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Press Day
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British fashion designer appoints PR for LFW

Forward PR will be representing iconic British fashion designer Elizabeth Emanuel for her re-launch during London Fashion Week. Famous the world over for her role in creating the iconic Royal Wedding Dress for Lady Diana Spencer and the black evening dress worn at her first public engagement with Prince Charles, Elizabeth will be showing a capsule collection on the catwalk dedicated to the Little Black Dress. Contact.

Online version of lifestyle magazine announced

Peckish media's fashion and lifestyle magazine RANDOM have just released the new online version of the publication to run alongside their print magazine. The new site features fashion, art, lifestyle, events, parties music and more. The site also features "click through" aspects on their fashion stories allowing readers to click on garments to take them on to sites where they can be brought. The new site also sees the release of "RANDOM LIVE" new Live music events hosted by the magazine for its readers, the first will take place in December and more will be announced next year. Contact.

New beauty product design for finger and toe nails appoints PR

Cocktail PR has been appointed to handle the PR for Rebel Nails, a new beauty product design for finger and toe nails. Contact.

13 September 2010

Plus size clothing brand appoints PR

Wingfield PR has been appointed to manage all press and PR enquiries for plus size brand Yours Clothing, available in sizes 14-32. Contact.

London based eveningwear label rebrands

London-based eveningwear label Bellville Sassoon has announced that the brand will be formally known as Lorcan Mullany for Bellville Sassoon. The re-brand celebrates the vision and creativity of Lorcan Mullany and the signals a new strategic direction as the company re-positions itself as the 'in-the-know' label for glamorous evening and cocktail wear for a younger, but still sophisticated clientele. Contact.

Agency wins three new accounts

Rumour PR has been appointed to handle the PR for The London Transport Museum Shop, lighting designers Mathmos, and heritage bakeware brand Tala. Contact.

New address for PR company

Mandi's Basement has moved. Contact.

Fashion writer seeks Ski gloves, Goggles and Helmets for fitness magazine

Freelance fashion writer, Clare Taylor is compiling Zest magazine's December issue 'Fit Kit' feature and is looking for Ski gloves, Goggles and Helmets that come in at the following price points: Under £30.00, Under £50.00, Under £100.00, Payday Splurge (£100+). Hi-res images and info (pricing and very importantly, some technical info and detail on the product) will be needed by the end of today. (Monday 13 September). Contact.

New assistant on monthly consumer title

Following the departure of Karen Musgrave, Tessa Matthews has been appointed as assistant to Bonnie Rakhit at ELLE magazine. Contact.

Senior Account Director joins PR agency working on beauty accounts

Primal PR has appointed Ailsa Herd as Senior Account Director. Ailsa has been in PR for over 12 years and has worked across a diverse range of consumer brands including BT, Rowse Honey and Roberts Radio. She will be based in the London office working alongside MD Natalie McLean-Reid. She will be looking after the PR for all brands including Realm, Michael Van Clarke and The Perfume Shop with Senior Account Executive, Lucy Burke and Account Executive, Rebecca Hall. Contact.

Shopping, entertainment and business complex appoints PR

Canary Wharf Group plc (CWG) has appointed The Communication Group plc as its first retained consumer public relations consultancy. The Communication Group will help to promote the thriving retail and entertainment offering across this iconic London destination. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Beyond The Valley VIP Launch Party
  • Iona Crawford Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 collection trunk show & exclusive
  • Preview of Iona's Spring/Summer 2011 Crear collection
  • Ascher Scarf collection launch
  • JVB Furniture collection launch
  • Dr. Brandt [roduct launch
  • WOMEN . PLAY . HARD launch party
  • Antipodes skincare launch
  • Launch of Association of Stylists and Image Professionals - The new UK body promoting and supporting the personal styling industry
  • UpStyler.co.uk press launch
  • Lily Allen and Sarah Owen launch new flagship vintage store Lucy In Disguise
  • Britt Lintner Spring/Summer 2011 "Ile d'Elle" press preview
  • Yoga expert Lynne Oliver one day workshop
  • Savile Row Field Day, with SRB, Fox Brothers & Dormeuil
  • Lancôme press day
  • Dialogues in Gold - An exhibition of jewellery by award-winning British contemporary jeweller Jacqueline Mina
  • Goldsmith's Fair 2010 press day
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Promotions at beauty and homes brand

Jo Malone has announced that Jessica Carder has promoted to Global Assistant Communications Manager and Claire Goodwin has been promoted to Global Communications Director.

Lizzie Brady is set to joing the Jo Malone press office on 11 October as UK Communications Manager - filling the role created by Claire Goodwin's promotion. Contact.

10 September 2010

Beauty account win

Beauty Seen PR has been appointed to handle the UK PR for all aspects of the Windle & Moodie brand. Co-founded by Paul Windle, founder of the Windle salon and pioneer of Bumble & bumble in the UK, and international editorial hair stylist Neil Moodie, the Beauty Seen PR account remit includes the Windle & Moodie salon, the WAM hair electricals range and personal PR for both Paul and Neil. The Windle & Moodie account will be handled by Robyn Seymour, Account Director and Charlie Doe, Account Manager. Contact.

Luxury fragrace house and beauty PR agency announces PR appointments

RDPR has appointed a new Public Relations Director and Public Relations Manager.

The newly created position of Public Relations Director will be filled by Anton Mossa - joining Monday 20 September 2010. Anton joins RDPR from The Quintessentially Group where he held the role of Director of Sales & Marketing for Quintessentially Publishing. At RDPR Anton will oversee the PR campaigns for existing clients as well as growing the agencies portfolio of niche luxury clients. Contact.

Isabel O’Connor has joined RDPR as Public Relations Manager - replacing Lizzie Brady. With five years PR experience across in-house and consultancy agencies, Isabel will oversee the PR campaigns for existing clients and support Anton on all new business strategies. Contact.

Mail on Sunday launches glossy supplement

This weekend (September 12) The Mail on Sunday will publish and distribute 500,000 copies of a new luxury fashion supplement, YOU Inspire.The new glossy supplement will be specifically targeted to readers of the newspaper, with the greatest interest in fashion.

Created by the You editorial team under fashion director Caroline Baker. YOU Inspire will show readers how to put together the key looks of the season, along with the jewellery, watches, bags and sunglasses needed to accessorise them. The second issue of YOU Inspire will be published in March 2011. Contact.

Fragrance house press officer appointed

Holly Holman, previously Press Officer at Charles Worthington, has been appointed as Press Officer for Parfums Givenchy. Following the restructuring of fragrance brands at LVMH, the Givenchy PR team (Pippa Bickford, Holly Holman and Amelie Banzet) will now also be responsible for Emilio Pucci fragrances. Contact.

New jobs on www.diarydirectory.com

  • MJ The Agency - Bookers wanted

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New fashion brand appoints PR

Felicities has been appointed to handle the PR for new brand Rainbow Winters, which launches this September. Contact.

New PR Assistant at Miller Harris

Charlotte Fielder has joined the Miller Harris press office as PR Assistant. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Innovation Awards London Fashion Week party
  • Anonymous by Ross + Bute showcase Spring/Summer 2011 collection
  • Elizabeth Arden Beauty Press Trip
  • Elite Model Management and Rollercoaster magazine LFW Party - celebrating the launch of their new men’s division
  • The PRWeek Awards
  • Labb magazine Emerge Event
  • The Portman Village ‘Summer Lounge’ Street Party
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Previous beauty PR moves into freelance journalism

Emily Buckley, previously in beauty PR at Guinot and Grafton international, is now a freelance writer and journalist specialising in beauty & men’s grooming, health & fitness and travel. Contact.

09 September 2010

Beauty client wins

Furore PR has two new beauty account wins: Oxynergy Paris and Barcelona-based Fusion Mesotherapy. Contact.

New jobs on www.diarydirectory.com

  • Kenneth Green Associates - PR Manager (Maternity Cover 1 Year Fixed Term Contract)
  • Cosmetic Executive Women (UK) - Marketing & Events Assistant
  • nbpr - Beauty Junior Account Manager
  • HOB Salons - PR Internship
  • Fearnhearst PR - Senior Account Manager
  • Bright Light PR - Senior Account Manager
  • L'Oreal - Press Officer
View DIARY Job Lots here.

Jewellery label appoints PR

Finch & Partners has been appointed to handle the UK PR for jewellery label Piaget. Contact.

Dutch handbag labels appoint PR

Bright Light PR has been appointed to handle the PR for Dutch handbag labels Axel David, Bagsac and The Chesterfield Brand. Contact.

Fashion magazine appoints PR

DeVetta PR has been appointed to manage all publicity for biannual fashion title VOLT and its online sister brand Volt Café. Issue 8 (AW 2010) is launching on the 20th of September, featuring editorials by photographers including Simon Emmett, Tara Darby, Stratis and Beva, and Rankin. Contact.

New fashion-focused PR agency launches

Charlotte Strodl, formerly Fashion Director at Mission Media, has launched her fashion-focused boutique agency Kitch & Honey PR Ltd. Current clients include womenswear label Hemyca, Bellinski Bikinis, The Trouser Room, Misticon by Charlotte Dutton, Body London and Florence B jewellery; further clients to be confirmed. Contact.

Beauty agency account wins

Beauty Seen PR has been appointed to represent and promote the professional tanning brand, Sienna X. Contact.

Editorial changes on monthly consumer title

There have been a number of changes to the editorial team at House & Garden:
Following the departure of Claire German, Kate Slesinger has been appointed publishing director. Teresa Marlow has been appointed deputy editor/managing editor. Hatta Byng is now senior features editor and Alexandra Breeze is now wine & food/ decoration assistant. In addition Ruth Sleightholme has been appointed decoration co-ordinator and Tiffany Brent-Smith has also joined at pa to the editor/editorial assistant. Contact.

Journalist seeks men who have been made over by their partners

Emma Robertson is working on a fun man-makeover feature for a national newspaper. She's looking for men whose girlfriends/ wives have persuaded them to try botox, fillers (or cosmetic surgery) and facials/ waxing to help spruce-up their appearance (and boost his confidence).

Emma is also looking for a man who - with the help of his wife/ girlfriend - has lost weight, allowing for a fashionable wardrobe update.

If you know any couples which fit the bill and which might be interested in taking part then please get in touch. Contact.

Organic beauty client win

Dangling Carrot has added a new client to their beauty division – Antipodes. Antipodes is a New Zealand collection of certified organic and premium natural skin care and body care. Founder and Director Elizabeth Barbalich has a background in science and naturopathy and is passionate about creating superior skin care that is ethical and sustainable. Contact.

Fashion stylist and beauty writer has moved

Primmie Broomfield, formerly fashion stylist at Femail, has a new postal address. Contact.

Freelance lifestyle writer has new contact details

Suzi Boyle, previously shopping editor at Time Out, has a new e-mail address. Contact.

English luxury brand appoints PR agency

APR Communications has been appointed to represent English luxury lifestyle brand, Thomas Lyte. APR Communications will be working alongside Thomas Lyte PR manager, Laura Colonnese to implement a comprehensive media relations campaign to support the launch of Thomas Lyteʼs new Burlington Arcade store in mid October and raise awareness of the luxury leather and silver specialist amongst UK based high net-worths. Contact.

Online wedding shoe boutique appoints PR

Propose PR has been appointed to handle the PR for online boutique Perdita’s Wedding Shoes (www.perditasweddingshoes.co.uk) stocking its own range of shoes as well as popular items from some of the best shoe designers in the wedding industry. Contact.

Editorial changes on consumer title

There have been a number of changes within the team at Sugar magazine:
Louise Bennett has joined Sugar as assistant editor.
Kate Lucey has been appointed editorial assistant and will be working on real lives and features. In addition, Jo Usmar has been appointed staff writer and Corinne Redfern has joined the team as junior writer. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Mind Body Spirit Festival, Manchester
  • "Ten Times Rosie" - Rankin, Paula Thomas and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley celebrate ten seasons of Thomas Wylde with an exhibition
  • Saloni Spring/Summer 2011 presentation
  • Fumi & Fendi present IN EVERY DREAM HOME; an exhibition of seven new pieces by Paul Kelley and new works by Studio Glitheroe, Freddie Yauner & Tina Roeder
  • "La Nuit De La Mode" - To Celebrate LFW; Style Icon, NICOLINA & Endzone Image are collaborating to bring a night to Molton House with top style tips throughout the night from Style Icon, make-overs from Endzone Image, and luxury designer shoes from NICOLINA shoes
  • Ballantyne Spring/Summer 2011 press presentation
  • An evening with Harvey Jacobson
  • Shoes An Exhibition 1973-2010 Vivienne Westwood & Melissa party
  • VIP launch of Jimmy Choo and Kelly Hoppen new ranges
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08 September 2010

Who's Whose

Pure Public Relations has added a new client to its beauty and wellbeing department – SunVit D3, specialists in vitamin D3. Contact.

US fashion label appoint UK PR

Ladies fashion label, Bettie Page clothing has appointed AJ PR to handle all PR and media relations for the UK and Ireland with immediate effect. The American brand is renowned for feminine designs that hug the hips and nip the waist. The timeless allure of the 1950’s silhouette is encapsulated in a variety of dresses, with either pencil or full circle skirts, pretty blouses and slim trousers. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Fashion Mavericks - A mix of different designers showcasing their latest collections in scheduled catwalk shows and a static exhibition.
  • Ada Zanditon Spring/Summer 2011 presentation
  • Emma Thompson Q & A following charity concert 'Just Enough for the Real World'
  • Speed Jzeush - Express Makeover
  • Ribbed Magazine issue 3 launch party
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Specialist hair brand appoints PR

Global Keratin, the Hair Taming System with Juvexin, has appointed Neville McCarthy Associates to handle all UK PR. Neville McCarthy will be conducting a comprehensive PR campaign across print and online media for the brand. Contact.

Beauty director on consumer title set to go freelance

Hannah Adams, currently beauty director at Psychologies, is leaving her position after three years to resume freelancing in early November. Her replacement will be announced in due course. In the meantime, please continue to send press releases and samples for Hannah’s attention. Contact.

Editor set to leave consumer title

Jeremy Langmead, editor of Esquire, is to leave the magazine to start a new role as editor-in-chief of Mr Porter – the new menswear site from the Net-A-Porter Group. Esquire’s deputy editor, Dan Davies, will move into the acting editor’s role from 8 October until a replacement for Jeremy is found. Contact.

Editor appointed on fashion title

Laura McCreddie, previously managing editor at Professional Beauty and Retail Jeweller, has now been promoted to editor of Retail Jeweller. Contact.

Editor appointed on beauty title

Eve Oxberry, previously senior news reporter at Drapers, has been appointed editor of Professional Beauty. Contact.

New fashion blog launches

That Charity Style has launched. The blog created by freelance journalist Debbie Attwood will cover charity shop fashion, news, events and reviews. Contact.

07 September 2010

New press office for Ben Sherman

Sanecommunications has been appointed as the UK PR company for Ben Sherman mainline collections, accessories and Ben Sherman Savile Row Tailoring. Sane will work in a close relationship with the Ben Sherman in-house communications and marketing team to develop PR and marketing concepts and strategies for the UK and aid in global brand awareness development exercises. Contact.

DIARYdispatch: Please get in touch if you would like to be apart of a collective accessories press open day hosted by Open House Events

Open House Events will be hosting an accessories press open day at The Vinyl Factory Studio, London, on 24 November. A collaborative fashion accessories press preview, this showcase event provides the opportunity for labels to present their new collections to the press, bringing like-minded companies together to save resources and time - while maximising press exposure. An affordable and effective mode of reaching the ever-influential stylists and journalists for brands, PR agencies and in-house PR's. Focusing solely on accessories, this specialist and directional press preview event, Open House has already had a great reaction from the target press who ppreciate the ease of being able to see a collection of interesting brands - from high-end to high-street, new labels to established names - all under one roof. Any accessory brands interested in taking part in the event should contact Cheryl Dunbar at Open House Events. Contact.

Facial therapist`s skincare brand appoints PR

Sweet PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for Julia Hart Facial Therapy. Launching a new facial menu at the Hale Clinic in October, Julia Hart is an experienced facialist who combines high tech and holistic treatments. Julia is the exclusive stockist for skincare brand O2 Intraceuticals. Contact.

Ready-to-wear womenswear brand appoints PR

Becky White PR has announced the win of new womenswear label, TORRES. The Glasgow based designer behind the brand, Rebecca Torres, creates ready-to-wear collections that accentuate the female form. Contact.

Fashion assistant goes freelance

Nana Acheampong, is leaving her role as fashion assistant at Fabulous magazine after nearly 3 years to pursue a career as a freelance stylist. Nana will be available from 20 September for styling commissions, shopping pages and desk cover. Contact.

All Fabulous fashion queries can be directed to Lauren Ezekiel on the fashion desk. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Launch of Cambodian Children's Fund UK
  • Open House Accessories Spring/Summer 2011 press preview
  • Beauty Tour of Heathrow Terminal 5 - World Duty Free and BAA are offering journalists and bloggers the chance to take an in-depth tour of everything 'beauty' available in Heathrow Terminal 5. For more details of the spa treatments and exclusive beauty gifts available on the day, please do get in touch. All guests will require a valid UK passport and will need to provide these details with their RSVP by midday Monday 13 September.
  • Jacob Kimmie Spring/Summer 2011 salon show
  • Lako Bukia Spring/Summer 2011 catwalk show
  • Posthuman Wardbrobe Spring/Summer 2011 presentation show
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Fashion and lifestyle PR agency move office

Surgery PR has moved office. Today, 7 September, their landlines will be down. Contact.

06 September 2010

Change in freelance details for fashion director

After many happy years of representation by A and R Associates, Liz Thody, fashion director at Easy Living, can now be contacted directly for freelance styling and art direction. Contact.

Hair brand appoints temporary PR Manager

Laura Farrand has joined Charles Worthington temporarily as PR Manager (Profile). Contact.

Freelance fashion PR and illustrator has new contact details

Nadia El Meallem is now contactable through nadia pr. Nadia will continue to work for Save The Children in a freelance capacity, as well as now being available for other fashion PR projects and fashion illustration work. Contact.

Former Stella McCartney PR Director announces freelance details

Karen Maher, previously UK PR Director at Stella McCartney, is now working as a PR and events consultant. Karen's current projects include Lane Crawford's 160th anniversary and the launch of Sean Ellis' new book 'Kubrick the Dog'. Contact.

Floral account win

APR Communications has been appointed to launch Purely Roses as an online consumer purchase brand (previously wholesale). The new website, purelyroses.co.uk, will go live at the start of November. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Pierre Garroudi Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011 collection preview
  • Trousers London Soirée - Press and Buyers Evening - Private view of Trousers London's SS11 menswear collection alongside the collection of collaborative brand Social Suicide
  • Westfield London Car Boot Fair - To celebrate LFW and the launch of a new season, Westfield London will transform its Atrium for event. Over 20 Hyundai i20 cars will be hijacked by brands including Topshop, Oasis, Whistles, Ted Baker, Wolford, Swarovski, Firetrap and House of Fraser
  • Black Nouveau private view
  • DESA Spring/Summer 2011 press day
  • Ohema Ohene boutique opening
  • Neville McCarthy Associates Spring/Summer 2011 accessory brands press day
  • RANDOM Live with IRONIK and guests
  • Walpole Luxury eBusiness Forum
  • Swarovski flagship store launch
  • Caudalie Online Event RESCHEDULED - Owing to the London Underground tube strikes which are due to take place this evening and all day tomorrow, the event scheduled for tomorrow (7 September) has been postponed. The event will now be held next Wednesday, 15 September. The location and time slots remain the same: Unit 10, Mandeville Courtyard, 142 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 4NB. 4.30pm - 5.30pm & 6pm - 7pm. Please contact Anna Wells at Kilpatrick PR for further information or if you would like to attend the event. Tel: 020-7381 6226. e-mail: anna@kilpatrickpr.com
  • Lara Bohinc Spring/Summer 2010 Collection Press Presentation RESCHEDULED - Scheduled to take place tomorrow (7 September), the decision to postpone this event was made in light of the impending tube strikes, which will cause grave inconvenience to many. The event will now take place on 14 September with time and venue details remaining the same.
  • Orschel-Read Spring/Summer 2011 catwalk show
  • Bunmi Koko Spring/Summer 2011 salon show
  • The Shoreditch Ball 2010
  • TOMS: Style Your Sole Event - TOMS & OFFICE will be hosting a Style Your Sole art event to celebrate Vogue Fashion’s Night Out.
  • Anya Wilkinson's Spring/Summer 2011 catwalk show
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Fashion client win

Bray Leino is now representing womenswear label, Aminaka Wilmont. Contact.

In-house press office appointment

Hannah Keysell has now joined the Ted Baker press office as Press Officer. Contact.

Celebrity director on consumer title goes on maternity leave

Lizzi Hosking, celebrity director at Cosmopolitan, is now on maternity leave. In her absence Michael Butcher and Debbie McQuoid will be covering her role. Michael will be working on Mondays to Wednesdays and Debbie will be covering Lizzi’s role on Thursdays and Fridays. Contact.

Acting excutive fashion & beauty editor appointed on consumer title

Claudia Mahoney, executive fashion & beauty editor at Glamour, will be going on maternity leave on 9 September. Julia Yule will be covering her position as acting executive fashion & beauty editor. Julia begins her new role today. Jo Holley continues in her position as associate retail editor, assisting with compiling the Glam Happenings pages. Contact.

In-house beauty press office promotion and appointment

Helen Mitchell has recently been promoted to PR Manager for Guerlain. Helen is joined by a new PR Assistant, Farrah Karimian, who will support her within the Guerlain Press Office. Contact.

In addition, Kate Hudson will be returning to work for Guerlain, in a freelance capacity. Until recently Kate has been working on key PR projects for Parfums Christian Dior, but her focus will now be on Guerlain. Kate will also continue to work with Acqua di Parma. Contact.

Acting beauty writer to go freelance

Grace Timothy, previously Acting Beauty Writer at Glamour, is going freelance. She will be staying on at Glamour for the next month on a part time basis, but is also available to cover beauty, fashion, lifestyle, trends, spa reviews and style directories, subjects she has previously covered at Glamour, Vogue and The Times, among others. Having blogged for Glamourmagazine.co.uk, Vogue.com and The-Beauty-Pages, Grace is also starting her own blog at www.the-three-graces.com and is on twitter. Contact.

New Junior Press Officer at leading fashion label

Teresa Koenig has started today as Junior Press Officer for Chanel. Contact.

03 September 2010


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Goodley PR press open days
  • Chiltern St. Studio and Shoe Clinic press day
  • Neurotica Autumn/Winter exclusive preview shopping event
  • Global Industry at The Dock-A Creative Hub for Design-Expect an original shopping experience, indoor and outdoor installations and exhibitions overlooking the Grand Union Canal
  • Lucy Yeomans, editor of Harper’s Bazaar; Manolo Blahnik and Ed Burstell, Managing Director of Liberty are hosting a champagne reception to celebrate The World Of Manolo opening at Liberty.
  • Pyrenex Premium UK debut
  • House of Laurus press event
  • Carnaby Catwalk - open air catwalk show on Carnaby Street
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Week
  • All London Fashion Week schedules updated
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Features assistant on consumer title goes freelance

Harriet Compston, previously features assistant at Tatler, has left the magazine to go freelance. Contact.

Fashion stylist presents new blog

Fashion stylist Angie Smith now has her own blog Angie Smith Stylist. Contact.

PR joins agency as Director Designate

Anna Zajicek, previously Account Manager at Purple, has joined Talk PR as Director Designate. Anna will be working across all the beauty accounts, primarily on Wella Professional and Frederick Fekkai. Contact.

Fashion and lifestyle PR agency to move office

As of 7 September 2010 Surgery PR will have a new address. Contact.

Up-and-coming cocktail and evening dress designer appoints PR

Cocktail PR has been appointed to represent up-and-coming cocktail and evening dress designer Noni Reynders. Contact.

Senior features writer appointed on consumer title

Boudicca Fox-Leonard has joined Reveal as senior features writer. Contact.

Account Manager joins beauty PR agency

Eloise Taylor, previously at MS&L, joins Beauty Seen PR as Account Manager with immediate effect. Eloise will be working on brands including Rituals Cosmetics, Topshop Make Up, Beverly Hills Formula, Sienna X and Champneys. Contact.

02 September 2010

British jewellery brand appoints new PR agency

Goodley PR has been appointed by London-based jewellery brand Miquella. Goodley will handle all PR and media relations. Contact.

Women`s sports magazine welcomes Winter feature recommendations

Louise Hudson editor of Sportsister, the women's sports magazine, is looking to receive suitable information for the November/ December issue features:
  • The best snowsports holidays and favourite ski & snowboard fashion
  • High visibility kit to keep you safe whilst training outside on dark nights and early mornings
  • Christmas gift guide - the best sporty gifts to give and receive
  • Marathon running - a beginners guide

showbiz editor appointed on weekly consumer title

Emma Pryer, previously celeb & news editor at more! magazine, has joined Love it! magazine as showbiz editor. Emma will be working alongside showbiz writer, Rebecca Davison. Contact.

Designer fashion retailer aims to increase online profile

Designer fashion retailer Matches is working with TRACE Publicity. Advising on all online media strategy TRACE will work together with the brand to drive the online menswear profile of www.matchesfashion.com both in the UK and Internationally. Matches' in-house press office will continue to oversee all PR for the brand with RelativeMO aiding with events and special projects. Contact.

Junior fashion editor appointed on weekend supplement

Katie Lester, fashion editor of the Mail on Sunday supplement: You, is now on maternity leave. In her absence, Sinead O'Connell, previously fashion assistant has been promoted to junior fashion editor and will be compiling the Fashion Forward pages. In addition Natalia Bagniewska has joined the team as fashion assistant for the duration of Katie’s maternity cover. Contact.

Fashion PR agency rebrands and relaunches as wedding specialist

London based PR Agency, Catwalk Creations Ltd is delighted to announce that from the 1 September 2010 the agency will be known as Propose PR. Originally based in fashion PR, Catwalk Creations Ltd was formed in 2005 with a focus on up-and-coming fashion designers. In 2007 founder Nicola Russill-Roy made the strategic decision to divert the fashion PR agency into a wedding PR agency - leading to the rebrand & relaunch as Propose PR. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Mina UK event
  • Arcam rCube iPod Hi-fi launch
  • Jameson Cult Film Club: Taxi Driver
  • Vintage Revival Exhibition - Grays will play host to an exhibition exploring the idea of what vintage means in today's society. Looking at niche groups of people, as well as the general public, this exhibition aims to discover what the term 'vintage' has become and what it means to us now.
  • Jade Jagger for Guerlain PA and Shalimar Bottle signing
  • Fashion's Night Out: Camper party
  • Fashion's Night Out: Louis Vuitton party
  • Fashion's Night Out: MARNI party
  • Fashion's Night Out: DKNY JEANS and Purl London pop-up bar
  • Beautiful Crime presents: The pre-release of 'Hendrix: Still Reigning, Still Dreaming' by Fin DAC
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Luxury kitchen brand and Hitlon Worldwide hotel appoint PR agency

Hilton Worldwide has appointed Neville McCarthy Associates to launch its latest Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts hotel in Grade I listed Syon Park, West London, due to open in November 2010. The 12-month PR brief involves off and online media relations, a series of targeted events supporting the launch of the hotel and strategic brand partnerships.

Luxury kitchen appliances brand, Scholtès has also appointed Neville McCarthy to raise the profile of the brand in the UK ahead of the brand’s official launch into the UK in April 2011. Contact.

Leading consumer lifestyle PR firm announces four staff appointments

Neville McCarthy Associates has announced the arrival of four new members of staff:

Andrew Perera
, joins as Associate Director, Andrew was previously Executive Director of Global Communications at M.A.C Cosmetics. At Neville McCarthy, Andrew will be responsible for overseeing the Diageo Reserve business, plus the Beauty and Fashion divisions. Contact.

Vicky Anderson, joins as Strategic Director, Vicky was previously an Account Director with Porter Novelli where she was responsible for its Global Braun Male Grooming and Household accounts, as well as leading the agency's long held Almond Board of California Pan-EU Consumer business. Vicky will be working alongside Andrew Perera on the Global Coordination of the Diageo Reserve Business. Contact.

Nina Plowman, joins Neville McCarthy as Account Director. Previously at Wild Card, Nina developed creative and strategic PR campaigns across food & drink, design & interiors, travel & luxury sectors. Nina will head up the travel, food, design & interiors side of the business. Contact.

Rosie Nicholls has joined Neville McCarthy Associates as an Account Manager on the travel and luxury lifestyle team working on the launch of London Syon Park, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, The Gleneagles Hotel and Scholtès amongst others. Rosie was previously at Luchford PR for two years working on the luxury lifestyle team. Contact.

01 September 2010

Spa skincare brand appoints agency

PJPR has been appointed to handle PR for ila - the spa at home skincare brand. Contact.

Australian skincare brand appoint PR

Cassandra Hall and Sharon Whiting of lifestyle consultancy pH communications have been appointed to handle the PR for premium Australian skincare brand Dr LeWinn's Private Formula. Contact.

Popular Portuguese high-street label appoints UK PR

Claire Norrish PR have been appointed by Portuguese high street brand Lanidor to handle PR for its launch online in the UK. Lanidor specialise in young contemporary on-trend outerwear, dresses, separates and accessories as well as shoes and boots with free delivery and returns to the UK. Contact.

Editorial assistant appointed on consumer magazine

Samantha Harris has joined Perfect Wedding as editorial assistant/ beauty editor. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Ted Baker Fragrance Launch
  • The Liverpool Style Awards
  • New Mina UK store grand opening featuring Queens of Noize
  • Lierac Launch Event
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New e-boutique specialising in US fashion appoints PR

Push PR have been appointed to launch NYLA Boutique. Specialising in an eclectic mix of clothing and accessories from New York & Los Angeles based designers, the e-boutique is the first UK boutique to showcase the Prince Peter T-shirt Collection, Left Coast by Dolan and Noir Jewellery. Contact.

PR agency appoints salon and spa accounts

Pickle PR has added to its lifestyle, salon and spa accounts. New additions include SANRIZZ salons nationwide, Toni & Guy in Hemel Hempstead, Hair Essentials in Burgess Hill, Real Hair&Beauty in Tunbridge Wells and Garrii Bailey Hairdressing in Westcliff on Sea. The progressive PR agency that works specifically in local and national markets on behalf of salons and spas has also added to its lifestyle sector by signing 'No1 Studio Training. Contact.