Lucire
The global fashion magazine January 17, 2022 

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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A tribute to the uniquely creative and brilliant David MacGregor

Filed by Jack Yan/November 28, 2021/9.45

Wayback Machine at Archive.org Above: A 2000 screenshot of Emale, created by David MacGregor.   I was very saddened to learn of the passing of my friend David MacGregor, with whom this magazine collaborated in the early 2000s. But David was much more than the creator of Emale (eMALE in its official form), New Zealand’s […]

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Jessica Alba’s Honest Company and Vanity Planet launch Aira Ionic Facial Steamer

Filed by Riveka Thevendran/November 13, 2021/1.02

  The Honest Company, founded by Jessica Alba, has recently released a limited edition Aira Ionic Facial Steamer in collaboration with Vanity Planet. The Aira Ionic Facial Steamer is a great tool for a healthier routine as it clarifies and hydrates, the steam getting rid of stubborn impurities, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple. […]

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Fifth-generation Range Rover launched at Royal Opera House

Filed by Lucire staff/October 26, 2021/21.32

  Jaguar Land Rover has launched the fifth-generation Range Rover at the Royal Opera House in London, with Thierry Bolloré, CEO of JLR, and Gerry McGovern, OBE, its chief creative officer, representing the company at the event. The new generation advances Range Rover’s luxury principles and off-road capability even further, with seating for seven available […]

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Twitter locks Lucire’s account

Filed by Jack Yan/October 24, 2021/6.33

Pixabay In the space of less than a month, another US social network has shut Lucire’s account down. This time it’s Twitter. When going through the settings to see if Lucire could be verified, Twitter requested that we complete all the information. It specifically states that the date of birth should be entered, even for […]

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Revamping Lucire to look sharper on mobile devices

Filed by Jack Yan/October 10, 2021/9.48

The astute among you will have seen some changes taking place on a few pages in Lucire’s online edition. First one article was switched to a new template, then it was the home page (where there’s a slider with three stories), and now all the news pages (which are run on the Wordpress content management […]

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Account restored: we’re back on Instagram

Filed by Jack Yan/October 6, 2021/2.44

Lucire’s Instagram account has been reinstated, with Instagram parent company Facebook claiming that there had been a breach of its terms of service. I am personally thankful for those who responded to me and restored the account.    Their email states, inter alia, ‘You can’t attempt to create accounts or access or collect information in […]

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Dyson’s new Supersonic attachment solves the problem with flyaways without extreme heat

Filed by Lucire staff/October 4, 2021/0.00

The new Dyson Flyaway attachment for its Supersonic hairdryer is set to become a must, using a professionals’ technique to smooth flyaways without harmful extreme heat.    The attachment employs the Coanda effect, which attracts and lifts longer hairs to the front, and pushes flyaways through the tress and out of sight. This increases strand […]

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Instagram shuts down Lucire’s and others’ accounts with no explanation

Filed by Lucire staff/September 30, 2021/19.56

A number of Instagram accounts have been shut down with no violation of their terms and conditions, including the account for Lucire.    Activity on social media, especially Reddit, suggests that Instagram has been closing numerous accounts without warning, and barring any attempts at the link they provide to file appeals. One observer on Reddit’s […]

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No Time to Die special edition Aston Martin DB5 Junior released

Filed by Lucire staff/September 21, 2021/0.01

Today’s children have so many more choices of toys. Once the province of royalty—Aston Martin once presented a scaled-down, rideable DB5 to HRH Prince Andrew in his youth—the Little Car Company has now crafted a No Time to Die special edition of the Aston Martin DB5 Junior. While not unique as the Prince’s was, there’s […]

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