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.