10 January 2011

Beauty PR agency appoints Junior Account Executive

Beauty Seen PR have appointed Chloe Coates as Junior Account Executive. Chloe will be working on Carita, Decleor, Shiseido. Contact.

National newspapers seeks competition prize

The Daily Telegraph newspaper and the Homesandbargains.co.uk website are looking for a competition prize to feature in the newspaper and online. They are currently seeking a prize for the minimum value of £1000.00 - previous competitions have included dining sets, beds, sofas, spa breaks and high end home appliances.

Contributors would receive the following space:
  • An image and up to 120 words of copy in The Daily Telegraph (2.28 million readers)
  • A dedicated page on Homes & Bargains including an image, 100 words of copy and links (over 100,00 UV's a month).
  • 1 x position in our weekly newsletter with over 60,000 subscribers.
  • 1 x survey question of choice for market research / PR.

Please contact nadia@bayswatermediagroup.com with any prize offers. Please use the subject line ‘Telegraph Homeware Competition’ for all emails.

Fashion label from established designer launches February

Modus Publicity has been appointed by Vanessa Knox to handle the eponymously titled fashion label. The collection is based on easy to wear items, and multi-functional pieces. The collection also has a maternity range. The label's official launch is mid February online at www.vanessaknox.com.
Vanessa Knox previously co-founded Isabella Oliver in the US before moving to London in 2001.

Ready-to-wear fashion label appoints PR

Starworks London has been appointed to handle UK PR & VIP services for ready-to-wear label Peter Pilotto. Bianca Fincham will direct the account with Liana Graves and Chrisandrea Philippou supporting. Ivana Giachino will handle all VIP and events enquiries. Peter Pilotto is scheduled to show during London Fashion Week on 21 February at 9am. Contact.

New monthly glossy magazine set to launch

iFashion magazine is a new monthly consumer glossy magazine set to launch this March. 40,000 copies will be distributed in retail outlets, high-end hospitality destinations and entertainment venues. iFashion will inform readers on the newest fashion websites and provide an insight into the latest catwalk trends and street styles. It will also focus on beauty coverage, thought provoking features, reader offers and much more. Fashion and beauty news should be sent to editor-at-large Natasha Rathour. Contact.

Travel PR wins new clients

Grifco has been appointed to handle the PR for the five-star Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. Grifco has also been appointed to handle the PR for Small Luxury Hotels of the World - a collection of over 520 boutique hotels in more than 70 countries. Contact.

LVMH appoint PR Assistant

Minal Bhanshali, previously PR Assistant at L'Oréal Prestige & Collections, has been appointed PR Assistant at LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics for the LVMH fragrance brands. Minal will be working alongside Pippa Bickford and Holly Holman, across Givenchy (fragrance, make up and skincare) and Emilio Pucci Fragrances. Contact.

Fashion Fringe award winner appoints PR

Intelligent PR has been appointed to handle the PR for SS11 Fashion Fringe award winner, Corrie Nielsen. Corrie will showcasing her AW11 catwalk collection during LFW at Somerset House on 18th February. Please send all ticket requests to Carla Watt. Contact.

Freelance lifestyle writer takes sabbatical

From 14 January freelance writer & stylist Bella Binns is taking a four month sabbatical to travel in India, Nepal, Indonesia and Japan.
Bella, whose recent clients include heat, Women’s Fitness, SpaceNK, You & Your Wedding and Cosmobride, will continue to write travel/spa pieces and is interested in hearing from travel PRs with new openings or spas in these regions.
Apart from relevant travel info, Bella would like to be temporarily removed from all beauty, fashion & shopping mailing lists (email and hardcopy) until further notice. Contact.

In-house womenswear and wedding PR appointment

Imogen Munsey, previously in-house at Stella McCartney, is now Press Officer (Womenswear & Wedding) at Bhs. Contact


Added, amended or confirmed:
  • DKNY Fragrance Breakfast Launch
  • David Downton - Fashion Affairs Exhibition (Private View)
  • G-Star Raw Night
See DIARYdates.

Consumer title appoints editorial assistant

Gemma Haigh, previously features editor at Scottish Woman Magazine, has joined Healthy Magazine as editorial assistant/junior writer. Contact.

Confirmation of new in-house press office contact

Luxury footwear retailer Russell & Bromley has appointed Sophie Laurence as PR & Advertising Assistant. Sophie was previously in-house at Thomas Pink. All sample requests and press or advertising enquiries should be directed to Sophie or to PR & Advertising Manager, Ruth Murphy. Contact.

Head of Marketing appointed

Alex Field is the new Head of Marketing at Thomas Pink. Contact.

Editor returns from maternity leave

Suzanne Imre, editor of Livingetc, has returned from maternity leave. Contact.

London lifestyle blog launches

The Cocktail Lovers, a blog about living the London cocktail lifestyle, has now launched. Written from a his and hers perspective by cocktail lovers Sandrae Lawrence and Gary Sharpen the site features bar reviews by area, product launches, interviews, recipes and fashion for the cocktail hour. The Cocktail Lovers can be viewed at www.thecocktaillovers.com and press releases about bar openings, news, recipes and product launches can be sent to the team. Contact.

Fashion PR agency appoints Account Manger

Rachel Lubin, previously at Goodley PR, has joined Starworks as Account Manager. Contact.