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Skyfall holds İstanbul press conference, with Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Ola Rapace

NEWS  by Lucire staff/April 29, 2012/23.36

Eon Productions has released a video of the İstanbul, Turkey press conference for Skyfall, held at Ciragan Palace, on YouTube. Present were Ola Rapace, Bérénice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.
   The Skyfall cast and crew have been shooting in Turkey through much of April. It is the third James Bond film to shoot on location there, after From Russia with Love (1963) and The World Is Not Enough (1999).
   Craig himself had been to Ä°stanbul before, 15 years ago, and noted the changes, particularly the traffic, but called it a ‘great city’. ‘It’s a privilege to be here … the welcome we’ve received has just been overwhelming.’
   Director Mendes said, ‘We wanted to be here because it is the most magnificent place. It’s an incredible city. Obviously the goal is, in a relatively short sequence, to try to capture the essence of the country, both old and new, both its traditions and also its modernity … It’s an ever-changing, evolving city.’
   Harris found the filming at Adana and the Grand Bazaar ‘fantastic … It’s been an extraordinary experience.’
   Turkish media reported that the press conference attracted some criticism because no Turkish translation was provided.

Duchess of Cambridge wears Rebecca Taylor at South Pole Scott Expedition event

NEWS  by Lucire staff/April 27, 2012/0.32

We know most of our media colleagues are reporting this as Wills and Kate getting broody shy of their first anniversary, but as a fashion magazine, it gives us some pride to report that the Duchess of Cambridge is wearing a Rebecca Taylor tweed jacket and skirt.
   Taylor, whose first show at New York Fashion Week we attended in the 1990s, and who, like Lucire, has her roots in New Zealand, is one of the country’s most famous exports.
   The royal couple were at a reception at Goldsmiths’ Hall to honour members of the South Pole Scott Expedition group, of which Prince William is patron.
   While there, they were taken by three-week-old Hugo Vicary, the son Vic and Hanna Vicary, who were guests at the event.

Adriana Lima, Karolína Kurková and Matthew Fox attend IWC Schaffhausen NYC boutique opening

NEWS  by Lucire staff/April 26, 2012/9.02

Adriana Lima
Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Karolina Kurkova
Fernando Leon/Getty Images

Top Adriana Lima, showing off her baby bump and the 75 lb book on Muhammad Ali, GOAT: Greatest of All Time. Above Karolína Kurková.

IWC Schaffhausen has opened its US flagship boutique on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, with celebrities Matthew Fox, Adriana Lima, Karolína Kurková, Evander Holyfield, Chris Hemswort, Larry Holmes, Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, and Miya Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali.
   The watchmaker also launched its Big Pilot’s Watch Edition Muhammad Ali, a US exclusive limited to 250 pieces. The new watch is based on the Big Pilot’s Watch of 1940, with red details reflecting Ali’s use of red gloves. It also bears a logo commemorating Ali’s 70th birthday.
   The watch is sold with a 75 lb tome about Muhammad Ali called GOAT: Greatest of All Time, featuring 3,000 illustrations by over 150 artists and photographers.
   Last month, a version of this watch was auctioned on behalf of Celebrity Fight Night, with the proceeds donated to the Muhammad Ali Center.
   The boutique opening, meanwhile, featured the work of Howard Bingham, a lifetime friend of Muhammad Ali, who photographed Ali’s career. Twelve of his photos from GOAT were on display, and will remain so till the end of May.
   Despite being known as a Swiss watch brand, IWC was in fact founded by an American, according to IWC CEO Georges Kern, who was present at the launch. Florentine Ariosto Jones founded the firm in 1868, and Kern noted that the new boutique ‘not only reflects our unique identity and provides an exceptional customer experience, it also marks a return to our American heritage as our new “house of stories”.’
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Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Larry Busacca/Getty Images; Fernando Leon/Getty Images
Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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Chanel hosts Tribeca Film Festival dinner: Alexa Chung, Liv Tyler, Leelee Sobieski, Naomi Watts and others attend

NEWS  by Lucire staff//1.26

Liv Tyler

Leigh Lezark

The seventh annual Tribeca Film Festival Artist Awards’ Programme dinner, hosted by Chanel, saw many celebrities come out decked in the French brand.
   The dinner, held at the Odeon in Tribeca, honoured Kara Walker, JR, Peter Dayton, Clifford Ross, Walton Ford, Cindy Sherman, Stephen Hannock, Kim Keever, Nathan Sawaya, Hugo Tillman and Stanley Whitney, who have contributed original artwork to award-winning filmmakers.
   Celebrities who attended included Naomi Watts, Liv Tyler, Robert De Niro, Camilla Belle, Alexa Chung, Leelee Sobieski, Sophie Auster, Kanye West, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Caio Fonseca, Tom Sachs, Casey Spooner, Aaron Young, Jen Brill, Karlie Kloss, Leigh Lezark, Arizona Muse, Heidi Mount, Poppy Delevingne, Tallulah Harlech, Eugenie Niarchos, Stavros Niarchos, Lily Donaldson, Cindy Sherman, Lily Kwong, and Nate Lowma.
   Numerous celebrities were in spring–summer 2012 collection designs: Naomi Watts, Poppy Delevingne, Sophie Auster, Tallulah Harlech, Jen Brill, and Leelee Sobieski. Liv Tyler donned a Starting Point dress from the spring–summer 2012 collection under a Chanel white coat.
   Alexa Chung, Leigh Lezark and Heidi Mount also wore Chanel dresses. Lily Donaldson and Lily Kwong chose looks from the Chanel cruise Antibes collection.

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Lily Kwong

Alexa Chung

Leelee Sobieski

Heidi Mount; Jen Brill

Naomi Watts

Poppy Delevingne

Sophie Auster

Lily Donaldson; Tallulah Harlech

Video: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend African Cats red carpet première

NEWS  by Lucire staff//0.57

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, about to celebrate their first wedding anniversary, attended a red-carpet screening of African Cats at the BFI Southbank in London yesterday.
   The screening of the documentary raised funds for conservation charity, Tusk Trust, of which Prince William is patron.
   The Duchess wore a grey Matthew Williamson dress.
   The film focuses on a pride of lions and a family of cheetahs in a Kenyan reserve. It is narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart. Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill directed.
   It is released in the UK and Ireland on Friday.

Miss France 2010 Malika Ménard presents Miss France 2012 Delphine Wespiser, on Paris tout compris

NEWS  by Lucire staff/April 25, 2012/0.04

Beauty pageant followers get a treat this Saturday in France, as Miss France 2010 Malika Ménard hosts Paris tout compris on France 3, with Miss France 2012, Delphine Wespiser, as its guest.
   Wespiser, representing Alsace, was crowned last December, at the parc des expositions de Penfeld in Brest.
   Keeping with the show’s theme, Wespiser will draw lots to see whether she has €30 or €300 to spend for a day in Paris.
   Ménard takes over from former Paris tout compris presenter Virginie de Clausade, who has gone to TF1’s version of The Voice.
   The show airs on Saturday, April 28, at 4.45 p.m. on France 3.
   Meanwhile, Le Figaro has interviewed former Miss France director Geneviève de Fontenay—la dame au chapeau—for ‘Cadremploi’, where she gives her tips on job-hunting and personal branding.

Geneviève de Fontenay: mes Miss bossent by Cadremploi

Pass Port and Arcade commemorate Anzacs with limited-edition collection

NEWS  by Lucire staff/April 24, 2012/23.38

Pass Port
Pass Port

Australian skateboard brand Pass Port and New Zealand retailer Arcade have teamed up to commemorate Anzac Day—showing that the spirit of brotherhood between the two nations continues.
   Arcade, in the Ironbank building on Karangahape Road and Cross Street in Auckland, has managed to cross many boundaries with its customers—and fashion is just one of the many that the shop appeals to.
   Pass Port, meanwhile, has released a limited-edition collection in remembrance of troops from both countries who fell during World War I, comprising a deck, T-shirt and Ebbets Field Flannels cap.
   Rather than concentrate on trans-Tasman rivalry, Pass Port celebrates Australia and New Zealand’s shared heritage.
   Part of the proceeds go to the Anzac Poppy appeal, supporting veterans.
   The collection goes on sale in Australia this week and at Arcade from Thursday. Pre-orders are available online at

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Pass Port

Mattel releases Wills and Kate Royal Wedding dolls, commemorating first anniversary

NEWS  by Lucire staff//14.13

Barbie Collector

Barbie manufacturer Mattel has released doll versions of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in their Royal Wedding outfits, to commemorate their first anniversary on April 29.
   The toy Prince William is in his Irish Guards’ uniform, while Kate Middleton is in a fairly convincing replica of her Sarah Burton-designed wedding dress.
   Typical of limited-edition Barbies from the same company, the Duchess’s miniature delights in details, with tiara, engagement ring and bouquet.
   The boxed set is available for US$100, though it is selling on Amazon for a premium over the retail price. Mattel says that it is targeting collectors with this latest offering, which is officially part of its Barbie Collector series.

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