Lucire
The global fashion magazine January 17, 2022 

Kicking off ’22: Chanel’s Coco Crush jewellery, and Ruby’s Cucumber collection

Filed by Lucire staff/January 11, 2022/10.24

  Among those kicking off news for the year is Chanel, who has débuted its Coco Crush collection for 2022 designed by Chanel’s Fine Jewellery Creation Studio. The new entries have been inspired by the quilted motif, which first appeared on the 2.55 handbag in 1955. They are available in beige gold, yellow gold or […]

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Welcome to our 25th anniversary year

Filed by Jack Yan/January 3, 2022/12.30

  This year, 2022, marks our 25th anniversary. It is a landmark, and we’ve been incredibly blessed to have made it to a quarter-century. When I started Lucire I had hoped it would be around in 2022 and beyond, but I couldn’t have foreseen the many changes on our planet over the last 25 years. […]

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Cover notes

Filed by Jack Yan/December 26, 2021/12.05

  During the course of 2021, I came across a number of magazine covers from the late 1960s and early 1970s. The era has been the subject of a few pieces from me in the print editions of Lucire, especially the stylistic parallels, but one thing that has not followed suit, apart from some independent […]

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The fluffy therapist

Filed by Lucire staff/December 20, 2021/20.33

There is nothing quite as decadent as walking into a well appointed beauty studio knowing that the next hour or so is totally about you and your self-care; a beautifully arranged room set up just for you, the smell of elegant and all-consuming fragrances of skin care, soft linen, hot steam towels, soothing sounds and […]

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Two months: the long process of getting our Twitter account back

Filed by Jack Yan/December 18, 2021/11.07

  We don’t know if it was our letter to Twitter’s lawyers that did it, but as of the 17th—the deadline we gave Twitter for a response—we regained access to our account. The process from losing our account in October to the repeated attempts to regain it was unnecessarily drawn out and at times farcical. […]

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Wētā Workshop creates Tūī design for 2021 Aotearoa Music Awards

Filed by Riveka Thevendran/December 11, 2021/9.36

  The CEO and creative director at Wētā Workshop, Sir Richard Taylor, and his team have the honour of designing the Tūī award for the 2021 Aotearoa Music Awards and have decided on a unique take on the native bird from which it draws its name. Joined by Dick Frizzell (2018) and Boh Runga (2019), […]

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Rich Paul and New Balance collaborate on 550 sneaker and apparel line

Filed by Riveka Thevendran/December 9, 2021/11.44

  In the latest collaboration between New Balance and sport agent Rich Paul, the founder of Klutch Sports Group and the boyfriend of singer Adele, a limited-edition, unisex 550 sneaker has been released alongside apparel ranging from athletic-inspired T-shirts and basketball shorts, to full sweatsuits. The collection embodies the message of overcoming difficulties to achieve […]

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YY Nation launches sustainable Legacy Footwear Collection, with lower carbon footprint

Filed by Riveka Thevendran/December 3, 2021/1.51

  YY Nation, a New Zealand footwear company, launches its Legacy Footwear Collection in New Zealand and the US, presenting its gender-neutral and sustainable sneakers following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2020. Made from a combination of wool, bamboo, pineapple husk, recycled post-consumer plastic, algæ and sugarcane, the collection, which took three years of intense […]

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Eden Hore: High Fashion/High Country opens at the Dowse, with a nationally significant collection

Filed by Jack Yan/December 2, 2021/12.10

Derek Henderson Jack Yan   Header image: Kevin Berkahn evening dress and cape photographed at Bannockburn Sluicings, Central Otago by Derek Henderson, 2019. Above, from top: Lurex evening gown by Vinka Lucas photographed at the Poolburn Dam by Derek Henderson, 2019. Kevin Berkahn evening dress, 1973, acquired by Eden Hore for NZ$3,000. Other gowns by […]

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CeraVe skin care range reaches Chemist Warehouse shelves on December 10

Filed by Riveka Thevendran//11.23

L’Oréal’s CeraVe is finally launching in New Zealand after staking its claim as the number-one dermatologist-recommended moisturizing brand for dry skin in the United States for the past 15 years. Founded in 2005, CeraVe is born from the formula of CERAmides, created with Multi Vesicular Emulsion (MVE) technology, also known as ‘slow-release’ technology due to […]

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