Tuesday, 20 April 2010

New men's online fashion publication and e-boutique to launch

THESTYLEKING.COM is a new men's online fashion magazine and e-boutique being launched by founder and editor, Gary Kingsnorth - former fashion director of FHM and FHM Collections. THESTYLEKING.COM is set to be a comprehensive, constantly updated, men’s specific online fashion magazine and e-boutique, highlighting the latest developments in the world of men's fashion. The website will offer a space for stylish men to view the latest style information and shop online. The new site will launch in late April 2010, with the Boutique launching early Autumn.

Latest issue of Company magazine bans models

Company has banned the use of models completely in its May issue. Instead, the glossy title’s fashion, beauty and trend features use real girls they recruited through nationwide castings at River Island earlier this year. Prompted by the success of their ‘real girls’ issue in 2009, Company searched the UK in February to recruit girls of any shape or size to make their modelling debut in the magazine. Eight girls, none of them professional models, have been professionally styled and photographed, with the shots used throughout all of the editorial pages of the magazine, replacing models completely.

Mary Portas’ first ‘Living & Giving shop for Save the Children’ is launching in London

This information is embargoed for consumer press until 5 May.

Save the Children has chosen Westbourne Grove as the location for its new concept store developed by Mary Portas. This new addition follows the success of ‘Mary’s Living and Giving pop-up-shop’ in Westfield Shopping Centre London which initially prompted rumours of a permanent store. The charity is appealing to the fashion industry to donate press samples and end of season stock for the store launch next month. All money raised will help save children’s lives around the world. The Westbourne Grove shop is the first of a series of ‘Mary’s Living and Giving shops for Save the Children’ which will open in London this year.

Cosmetic Executive Women announces 2010 beauty awards winners

CEW (UK), the leading UK beauty association yesterday announced the winners of it's 2010 beauty awards. The winners were presented with CEW's exquisite Lalique 'Beauty Oscar' at a ceremony held at the InterContinental London Park Lane. A total of 304 products in 26 categories competed for the awards this year. All 27 winners were voted for by over 600 CEW members.

The winning products will be supported by counter and window promotions with CEW's beauty awards retail partner Harrods from 25th April with its ‘Beauty Oscar Day’ taking place on the 7th May. QVC, CEW's broadcast beauty awards retail partner, will run a special 2-hour evening programme on 26th April featuring the winning and finalist products that are sold on QVC. Contact.

The winners: