17 November 2010

PR agency announces four new fashion clients

H.PR London has added four new accounts to its fashion portfolio:
Nougat London, Khrysalis Couture, womenswear brand Borne by Elise Berger (launching for SS11), and British designer Nicole Murray. Contact.

Beauty PR announces new appointments

There have been a number of new appointments and promotions at Beauty Seen PR:
Natasha Hulme, previously at Modus Dowal Walker, has been appointed as Junior Account Executive. Natasha will support Robyn Seymour and Lauren Mills on brands including Cowshed, STEAMCREAM, Jergens Naturals and NARS. Dionne Cullen has been appointed as Junior Account Executive working alongside Harriet Gordon and Eloise Taylor. Dionne will be responsible for a number of brands including Topshop Make Up, Sienna X, Rituals and Nailease. Lauren Mills has been promoted to Junior Account Manager. Contact.

Natural beauty brand's in-house PR has a new address

Natural beauty brand Balance Me in-house PR has a new address. Contact.

Beauty PR wins new accounts

Beauty Seen PR has been appointed to oversee Revlon's PR for the UK, Europe and the Middle East until the end of the year. Revlon will continue to be led by Michelle Boon, working alongside the Revlon in-house PR team. Beauty Seen PR has also been appointed to handle the PR for NARS cosmetics, created by acclaimed make-up artist and photographer Francois Nars; and Decleor, Shiseido and Carita - part of The Shiseido Group. Contact.

PR appointed for concept store launch

Stephanie Churchill PR has been appointed to handle the press and publicity for the launch of Core Spirit's first stand alone concept store, opening mid-December on Bond Street, London. Contact

DIARYdispatch: Consumer magazine seeks promo items and samples for goody bags

Fused Magazine is hosting a Christmas shopping event with a large high street fashion retailer on Saturday 27 November. They will be giving the first 150 customers a goody bag and need items to include. Fused Magazine is looking for small items, samples or promo items to put in the bags. The audience will be teens - early 30's, fashion conscious women shopping for party outfits and christmas presents. The store is in one of Europe's largest shopping malls - Bullring in Birmingham and will see a huge footfall on the payday weekend. They also have an opportunity for a hair product company to be involved and have space to host a company to do demonstrations, giveaways and competitions. Fused Magazine will also be running competitions and promos via Twitter and Facebook so is open to ideas. e-mail kerry@fusedmagazine.com Contact.

Consumer title appoints editor

Adam Welch has been appointed editor of Wonderland magazine. Adam will oversee the magazine and will spearhead the relaunch of wonderlandmagazine.com. Huw Gwyther remains the publisher and editorial director of Wonderland, Man About Town and Rollacoaster Magazine. Contact

Conceptual leatherwork label appoints PR agency

TRACE Publicity has been appointed to represent conceptual leatherwork fashion label, Úna Burke. Contact

New PR & Marketing Executive appointed at beauty brand

Natural beauty brand Balance Me has appointed Leonie Flynn as PR & Marketing Executive to the in-house press office. Leonie, previously of L’Oréal Paris will be responsible for the press office and direct marketing campaigns. She will work alongside co-founder, Rebecca Hopkins. Contact.

Temporary move for PR agency

Greene & Sheppard PR has temporarily moved. Contact.

Savile Row womenswear tailor appoints PR

Savile Row womenswear tailor Nooshin Bakhshi has appointed Damson PR to handle her PR in the UK. Contact.

Womenswear distributor takes press office function in-house

Wholesale distributor, Scout has recently taken the press office function in-house for their women's fashion brands:
  • Coolchange - sarongs and resortwear
  • Doma - leather jackets and coats
  • James Jeans
  • T Los Angeles - separates
  • Nevenka

New publisher appointed at monthly consumer magazine

InStyle has announced the appointment of Sarah Hammond as publisher. Currently head of PR/communications for Diesel UK, Sarah has built up a wealth of experience with upmarket brands. Her previous posts also include time as marketing and communications director of Swarovski (SCP) and head of marketing for IPC’s Wallpaper*. She has also worked as a senior PR manager at L'Oreal Luxury. In her new role, Sarah will be in charge of the day to day running of InStyle and will report to publishing director Linda Swidenbank. Sarah takes up her new position on 13 December. Contact.

Fashion label takes press office in-house

Clemency London's press office will be in-house as of 24 November, with Katie Wilde appointed as the fashion label's in-house Press Officer. Contact.

Online fashion market appoints new PR

Kitch & Honey PR has been appointed to represent pretaportobello.com, the online fashion market selling fashion and accessories direct from Portobello Market, and other fashion markets such as Spitalfields, Camden and Brick Lane, London.

In addition, Kitch & Honey has now confirmed its new landline telephone number. Contact.

PR starts at make-up and hair brands

Sophie Oliver, formerly PR Executive at World Duty Free, has started as Press Officer for Maybelline New York & Garnier. Contact.

Online editor returns from maternity leave

Katie Columbus, online editor at Sky Showbiz, has returned from maternity leave. There have also been a few changes to the editorial line up. All fashion & beauty news should be directed to style editor Dana Karlson and style journalist Rebecca Cox. Contact


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Ideal Home Show 2011
  • Grand Designs Live London 2011
  • WORTH Le Pret-à-Porter Summer 2011
  • Upper Street Sample Sale
  • Ultimat Vodka Launch
  • Damian Allsop Chocolate and Krug tasting - An intimate, invite-only chocolate workshop with avant-garde British chocolatier Damian Allsop
  • He-Shi Self Tanning Launch Event
  • Westbourne Park Village Xmas Shopping Extravaganza - Three days of Special Shopping Discounts with Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Entertainment. Brands include: The Westbourne, gusto, powervibe, Orit, Rosa's, Celia Birtwell, ray HARRIS, Pistol Panties, 77 Hair Salon, CARTER and BOND, BARBER & SHOP.
  • Chica host Art Against Knives Fashion Show (venue & time change)
  • Reebok Lifestyle, Womens Fitness and Mens Training SS11 Press Day
    (due to take place today but is now postponed until next week)
  • Clerkenwell Design Week
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