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December 30, 2010

Touching up your mascara on the go

Lucire staff/21.27

To complete our video beauty stories for 2010, Lancôme make-up artist German Moyano has more tips, telling them to Camille Herman. In this programme, Hermann asks Moyano: how do you touch up your mascara when you are on the run to a party and can’t return home to fix it? Moyano discusses the types of mascara and their functions, and then demonstrates his tips on Hermann.

Filed under: beauty, Lucire, Paris, TV
December 29, 2010

Irina Shayk models La Senza’s latest lingerie

Lucire staff/10.04

Russian-born model Irina Shayk, who has been dating Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo since January, has appeared in La Senza’s latest lingerie shoot.
   The 24-year-old WAG follows in the footsteps of Rebecca Romijn, Daniela PeÅ¡tová, Petra Němcová, and Doutzen Kroes, who have all modelled for the brand.
   The latest line stays with La Senza’s upscale styles, with solid colours and intricate lacing. As well as the traditional blacks and whites, there are pinks, pale blues and a steely blue–grey that looks very on-trend for 2011.
   La Senza is owned by Limited Brands, which also owns Victoria’s Secret.
   Shayk is arguably best known for appearing in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Irina Shayk in La Senza
Irina Shayk in La Senza
Irina Shayk in La Senza
Irina Shayk in La Senza
Irina Shayk in La Senza
Irina Shayk in La Senza
Irina Shayk in La Senza
Irina Shayk in La Senza
Irina Shayk in La Senza

Karl Lagerfeld is Volkswagen’s new spokesman

Lucire staff/4.09

Volkswagen has released two Style packages for its Polo, Golf, Golf Plus and Golf Variant models in Germany—with Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld as its spokesman.
   The limited-edition Style package, which has extra equipment to the value of €3,200, features alloy wheels, fog lamps, tinted side and rear windows and a winter accessories. A Style Plus package adds a sunroof or panorama roof and different alloy wheels.
   Matthias Becker, Volkswagen’s marketing manager, says that Lagerfeld is a ‘perfect ambassador’.
   In a reverse of a recent Citroën C5 campaign, where the French cars were sold with tongue-in-cheek references to how “German” they are, the TVC shows Lagerfeld pondering how stylish the new models are, and assumes that they are French.
   At the end of the TVC, Lagerfeld’s muse, Baptiste Giabiconi, whispers in his ear to tell him the cars are German.
   Lagerfeld did not contribute to the design of the packages themselves.

December 27, 2010

Konrad Parol, Rhian Morris, and a trip to Kolkata

Lucire staff/12.06

It may be the holiday season, but the world doesn’t stop at Lucire. There are articles in our features’ sections, beginning with Joanna Mrocz­kowska and her first report on menswear designer Konrad Parol, one of Warszawa’s rising stars. We’ve had a good year looking at some menswear label, thanks largely to fashion editor Sopheak Seng; Lola Saab’s interview with Lucas Ossendrijver also comes to mind.
   Ashleigh Berry talks to Rhian Morris, make-up artist, cosmetics’ aficionada, and beauty blogger, with a Q&A. And, having done numerous Indian locales, Elyse Glickman takes in yet another city in one of our favourite countries: Kolkata.

Royal New Zealand Ballet will take Tutus on Tour for 2011

Lucire staff/11.29

RNZB Tutus on Tour 2011
RNZB Tutus on Tour 2011

Ross Brown

The Royal New Zealand Ballet will travel the country on its two-yearly Tower Tutus on Tour. Between February and April, both cities and smaller towns around New Zealand will get to see dancers in smaller productions, including children’s ballet Pinocchio (choreographed by former dancer Toby Behan) and Verdi Variations (choreographed by ballet master Greg Horsman). Verdi Variations, set to music by Verdi, the tutus are hand-made by the RNZB wardrobe department.
   The Royal New Zealand Ballet company is divided into two groups, one travelling the North Island and the other the South Island. Venues include community theatres and school gymnasiums.
   Production manager Andrew Lees mentions that they have to take sewing machines for last-minute alterations, and flooring.
   More information can be found on the RNZB’s website,

December 25, 2010

Miss France, Laury Thilleman, keeps things natural when it comes to beauty

Lucire staff/0.47

Miss France 2011, Laury Thilleman, has been endearing observers in France with a series of interviews, most recently in a chat session with netizens on the website for Ouest-France.
   And it’s the nude beauty look that she favours, keeping things as natural as possible.
   She says that she washes her face with soap and hydrates carefully.
   â€˜I only put on light make-up, because I cannot see the point in hiding behind a monstrous layer,’ she adds. She says she adds only a little bit of gloss, mascara and powder.
   Thilleman says her hair is wavy, and that she leaves it as naturally as possible.
   She credits swimming for helping with her look. ‘The sea water is very good for the skin. It dries those little imperfections. I love the wavy effect that saltwater gives to my hair.’
   Complementing her passion for natural beauty is a commitment to sustainability. Thilleman is also a keen surfing and volleyball fan.

December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas, on a summer’s day

Lucire staff/23.38

Here’s our view from HQ on a beautiful summer’s day in Wellington, New Zealand.
View from our office
Merry Christmas to all our readers, clients and supporters.
   Meanwhile, as a Christmas treat, Polish correspondent Joanna Mroczkowska has filed her first report, on menswear designer Konrad Parol. Surf over here to have a read about his spring–summer 2011 collection.

December 23, 2010

Mercedes-Benz revamps C-Klasse: better fuel economy and premium interior

Lucire staff/13.06

Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse
Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse
Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse
Above Mercedes-Benz’s C-Klasse models have had a refresh for 2011. Below One of the previous model’s biggest bugbears for us, the interior, has been given a revamp, making it feel more upmarket.
Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse
Mercedes-Benz has released details of its revised 2011 C-Klasse, with 2,000 components distinguishing it from the outgoing model.
   There are nip–tucks to the exterior with a more prominent grille and the hint of a V shape with the central air intake, but the best is saved for inside. One of our qualms about the current model was its plain interior; this has finally been addressed, and the new Cs have a new dashboard and better trim, making it feel more premium. Mercedes-Benz says that there is inspiration from the larger CLS-Klasse models.
   The range is claimed to be more miserly on fuel, with a 31 per cent improvement on consumption. This has been achieved through weight reduction—the bonnet is now in aluminium, for instance—and stop–start as standard. All automatic versions will have Mercedes-Benz’s seven-speed gearbox.
   More safety features have been built in, including the drowsiness detector that appears in the larger E-Klasse. Lane-keeping and parking assist are now included. The COMAND in-car computer has internet access for the first time, accessed through the user’s cellphone.

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