By Jessica Lofaro | Impressionist
BRANDS & RETAILERS
Aliza Licht (aka DKNY PR Girl) Exits DKNY
Aliza Licht, SVP of Communications DKNY, has announced that she will step down from her role in the fall. Licht will be pursuing opportunities related to the recent launch of her first book, ‘Leave Your Mark.’
Erika Bearman (aka Oscar PR Girl) Departs Oscar de la Renta
After six years, Erika Bearman has left her role as SVP of Global Communications at Oscar de la Renta. Bearman has made a leap into consulting – Oscar de la Renta will be her first client.
Moda Operandi Names Evelyn Kim SVP of Marketing
Evelyn Kim has been tapped by Moda Operandi as SVP of Marketing. Previously, Kim served as CMO at Reed Krakoff. Prior to that, she was VP of Global Digital Marketing at Tiffany & Co..
Souri Kim tapped by Moda Operandi as VP of PR and Communications
Souri Kim has been named VP of PR and Communications at Moda Operandi. Previously Kim was a Sr. Publicity Director with KCD, managing fashion accounts including Brioni, Carven, CFDA, Dunhill, Givenchy, and Peter Pilotto.
Mark Maidment Leaves Ben Sherman
CEO and Creative Director, Mark Maidment, is leaving Ben Sherman. Maidment first joined Ben Sherman in 2002 and three years later was appointed Creative Director. In 2013, he was named CEO of the company.
Frances Russell Exits Marks & Spencer’s Womenswear
Chief of Marks & Spencer’s Womenswear Division, Frances Russell, has exited the retailer. Jo Jenkins, who is currently head of the lingerie and beauty division, will succeed Russell.
Tara Schmidt, previously Manager of VIP relations at Prada, is now Senior Manager of Global Communications Celebrity and VIP at Marc Jacobs.
Farfetch Taps Rimer, Kamaluddin, and Evan for Board of Directors
Farfetch has added Danny Rimer, Jon Kamaluddin and Dana Evan to the company’s Board of Directors. Rimer joins as Investor Director. Kamaluddin and Evan join as non-executive Directors, with titles of Chairman of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
Daisuke Yamazaki Named President of Michael Kors Japan
Daisuke Yamazaki has been appointed President of Michael Kors Japan. Previously, Yamasaki was CEO of Roberto Cavalli Japan and CEO of the Alexander McQueen division at Gucci Japan Ltd.
Corum Names Davide Traxler COO
Corum has named Davide Traxler as COO, making him the new head of management at the firm. Traxler was previously CEO of Chopard Italy.
Barbara Nguyen-Willeford, previously head of US Press at Saint Laurent, is now Director of Communications at KREWE du optic.
Jimmy Taverniti, founder of Taverniti So Jeans, is now Creative Director at Siwy Denim.
Jose Barra, previously SVP Merchandising of Health Care and Beauty at Target, has left the company.
Andy Comer, previously Creative Director of Men’s and Shoes at Nordstrom, is now VP of Creative Services at Tommy Bahama.
Heather Stein, previously Senior PR Account Executive at SUCCARRA Showroom, has left the company.
Dava Huber, previously Senior Account Executive at Derris & Company, is now PR Manager at Gap Inc. for Old Navy.
Andrea Fodera, previously Director of PR at Nine West Group, is now Director of PR at Shoshanna.
Yahoo Taps Martha Nelson as Global Editor-in-Chief
Martha Nelson has been named Yahoo Media’s Global Editor-in-Chief. Nelson was former Editor-in-Chief of Time Inc. In her new position, Nelson will be responsible for helping to grow Yahoo’s 13 US and 30 international titles.
Page Six’s Stephanie Smith Moves to Yahoo
After five and a half years with The New York Post at Page Six, Stephanie Smith is heading to Yahoo as Senior Editor of Yahoo Food.
Mark Healy, previously Deputy Editor at Men’s Journal, is now Editor at the publication.
Elle Strauss, previously Fashion and Style Director at Shopbop and Senior Fashion Editor at Lucky, is now Fashion Director at Brides.
Annie Tomlin, previously Digital Beauty Director at Lucky, is now Beauty Director at Self.
Sophia Amoruso, founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal, is now contributing Editor at Marie Claire.
Mary Whitlock, previously PR Manager at Sandow, is now Director of PR at Details.
Lindsay Meyer, previously Associate Account Director of VIP services at Starworks Group, has left the company.
Maggie Waters, previously PR Director at Tina Thomson Communications, is now Senior Manager of PR at Haley Miranda Group.
Marianne Boschert, previously PR Manager at Black Frame, is now Account Executive at Nadine Johnson.
Denise Finnegan, previously Senior Account Executive at Colangelo & Partners Public Relations, is now Senior Account Executive at LFB Media.
Sebastian Masmela, previously Senior Account Executive at Factory PR, has left the company.
Katherine Brooks, previously Account Manager at CLD PR, is now Senior Account Coordinator in the accessories division at Bollare Communications.
Mackenzie Dougherty, previously fashion PR Manager at Gap, is now Senior PR Manager at Shopbop/East Dane.
Arielle Grabel, previously Publicist at EFG, is now account Manager at Ink & Roses.
Jessica Kim, previously Senior Account Manager at Linda Gaunt Communications, is now Senior Manager at HL Group.
Erin MacDonald, previously Studio Services Manager at Rag & Bone, is now Account Manager in the VIP division at Bollare Communications.
Lexi Clayburn, previously head stylist and VIP Account Manager at TOPSHOP, is now Account Manager in the VIP division at Bollare Communications.
Linlee Allen / Delinlee Delovely PR announces its representation of Libertine.
Michele Marie PR NY announces its representation of Parade jewelry.
Mariposa Communications announces its representation of Alysia, Very Lovely Soles, and Beck Jewels.
Maser Communications announces its representation of Boxycharm.
Ella Dror PR announces its global representation of Namilia and Misbhv.
ICA announces its representation of Shilla The Label, Acler, and Misha Collection.
Heather Magidsohn Consulting announces its representation of Betina for VIP Services.
Home Studios announces its representation of Tuza.
GCK Partners has rebranded as Battalion.
The Krupp Group announces its representation of Marysia.
Eleventen Communications announces its representation of Another8.
Bollare Communication announces its representation of LXE, Oglia-Loro Couture, and Vector Watch.
Jennifer Bett Communications announces its US representation of Kimberly McDonald and Harare.