17 June 2010

New editor appointed at handbag.com

The National Magazine Company has appointed Rebecca Holman as editor of handbag.com. Rebecca was editor and deputy editor of the customer print magazine for ASOS over the course of two years, and has recently been editing the Cath Kidston magazine at Publicis Blueprint. She has experience in magazines having held senior positions at ASOS and LighterLife magazines and, most recently, as a freelance celebrity blogger for women’s website, osoyblog.tv and ososyou.com. Rebecca joins NatMag on 28 June. Contact.

Client win for Premier PR

Premier PR has been appointed to represent celebrity facialist, Joanne Evans and her Skin Matters Facial. Contact.

Eyewear client win

The London office of Bray Leino has been appointed to represent eyewear label Kirk Originals. Contact.

New spa skincare brand launching

Chalk PR has been appointed to represent new, natural, luxury, spa and lifestyle brand, Occo. This collection of home spa ranges and skincare will launch nationwide into UK department stores nationwide on 1 September; an Occo store will also open in the same month as well as an online e-tail site. Contact.

EDITORIAL REQUEST: freelancer looking for books on self-massage

Amanda Bown is doing research for Psychologies magazine (November issue) and is looking for books which teach people about self-massage. Ideally they would cover basic techniques and tips, how to use pressure and where (and explain why), cover oils and why they would be used etc. Amanda is also looking for a woman who uses self-massage on a daily/weekly/regular basis (instead of going to a spa/salon) to help with some kind of ailment, stress, tension, aches or pains. Amanda doesn’t need to get an image of the woman, just include a small paragraph on why she uses self-massage, and what it helps. Please contact Amanda directly. Contact.

High Street Fashion Awards looking for fashion/ beauty contributions

The Comfort Prima High Street Fashion Awards, taking place 9 September, are looking for both goody bag and lucky dip prize contributions from beauty, health, accessory and fashion brands. This event is the largest high street fashion awards in the UK and raises money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. With 1,200 attendees, any brands included will receive notable exposure. Contact.

Specialist lingerie manufacturer appoints agency

PR Genie are now representing two of German manufacturer Anita's brands. Anita Care provides post surgical lingerie and swimwear products and Anita Active is a specialist sports lingerie label. Contact.


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Bare Escentuals Autumn/Winter 2010 press event
  • Crombie follow-up press preview Autumn/Winter 2010 collection
  • Highgrove and The Ritz London Christmas collection press preview
  • The Comfort Prima High Street Fashion Awards
  • People Tree sample sale (June & July)
  • Fest-Tea-Val Tea, Park Lane afternoon tea
  • KINGS launch - new grooming brand for men
See DIARYdates.

Shortlist style director - reminder

Please contact Adrian Clark via ShortList magazine, where he is style director, and not via his home details. Contact.

New fashion director at online magazine

Michele Llanos, founder of Vie Showroom, joins Coco Eco Magazine (www.cocoecomag.com) as fashion director. Coco Eco Magazine is a digital lifestyle brand celebrating sustainable fashion, beauty, celebrity and culture. Contact.

New Account Executive joins PR agency

Sarah Weedon has joined Maverick Publicity as Account Executive, supporting the agency on the day-to-day running of key accounts including figleaves.com, Marc O’ Polo, Charnos, Lepel and Myblingshoes.com. Contact.

Online shoe e-tailer appoints PR

Maverick Publicity has been appointed to handle the PR and press enquires for online e-tailer, Myblingshoes.com with immediate effect. Established in 2009 by TV producer Rukshsana Mosam, Myblingshoes.com offers a range of footwear for women, from catwalk styles to every day classics, along with a collection of day and evening handbags. Contact.