Lucire

Lucire: News

Share 


July 5, 2016

Look Good Feel Better ups the ante for Feel Better Month; buying beauty products donates to the cause

Lucire staff/14.25



Look Good Feel Better, the charity that helps those diagnosed with cancer experience transformational workshops so they can feel normal and treated as an individual, has its Feel Better Month in July.
   The month, which seeks to raise funds to host workshops for thousands of women, men and teenagers, aims to help Look Good Feel Better increase the number of workshops it can hold. Last year’s campaign raised funds which added three in Auckland, plus additional workshops in Kapiti, Hawera, Taumarunui, and Kerikeri.
   Those wishing to support the cause can donate online at www.lgfb.co.nz/donate/ or offline at Farmers stores, add NZ$1 to purchases at Unichem or Life Pharmacy, buy selected lipstick or nail varnish from Farmers (for each lipstick sold, Farmers and the cosmetic brand will donate NZ$1), indulge in a mini-facial or purchase Look Good Feel Better merchandise, including nail files, butterfly bracelets and bookmarks, host mini-fundraisers on Fridays, or gift their time.
   â€˜Our aim is that nobody should have to travel more than 30 minutes to attend a class, and we are determined to extend our programme to ensure we deliver on that,’ said Clare O’Higgins, Look Good Feel Better’s general manager. ‘To imagine putting somebody on a waiting list because we cannot provide a class for anybody is heart-breaking when you consider what they are going through. We never want that to happen. That means we need to provide more locations, more tutors, more make up volunteers and cosmetic products—and more funds.’
   The charity believes there is an immediate need for more workshops in Christchurch, Rangiora, Queenstown and Wanganui.
   An estimated 1,800 people will be diagnosed with cancer in July in New Zealand, and they will face 36,000 medical appointments during their treatment.



June 2, 2016

Karen Walker Eyewear releases campaign for limited-edition 2016 Superstars range, including Parris Goebel video

Lucire staff/15.00



Mikhail Gherman

Above: Karen Walker Eyewear’s Cosmonaut style (NZ$409), part of its limited-edition Superstars releases for 2016.

Karen Walker Eyewear has just released its campaign imagery for its limited-edition Superstars range.
   The campaign has been photographed and art-directed by Walker’s husband, Mikhail Gherman.
   An additional video, called Karen Walker Dancing Heads, featuring choreographer–rapper Parris Goebel, has also been released, a collaboration between Goebel, Walker and videographer Barnaby Roper.
   The brand releases a limited-edition Superstars line each year, which takes its most famous styles and re-releases them with new colours.
   The Superstars line for 2016 comprise favourites Harvest and Super Duper, with new shapes dubbed One Orbit, Moon Disco, Cosmonaut and Star Sailor.
   The company says this year’s range has ‘astronaut-inspired colourways’, with classic black, Crazy Tort (Karen Walker Eyewear’s popular tortoiseshell style), and yellow and rose-gold mirror with metal detail.
   Superstars is available from Liberty in the UK (from May 5), Barney’s (from May 16), Karen Walker stores (from May 23) and other global partners (from June 1).








Mikhail Gherman

Above, from top: Super Duper, in gold (NZ$349). Harvest (NZ$349). Moon Disco (NZ$349). One Orbit (NZ$369). The remaining three photographs are of the Star Sailor style (NZ$409).

May 5, 2016

Ashley Graham, Amanda Bingson and others lead Swimsuitsforall campaign encouraging body positivity

Lucire staff/13.40


Russell James

Online retailer Swimsuitsforall, which specializes in superior, well fitting swimwear for curvy women, has launched its summer campaign, hashtagged #MySwimBody.
   Modelled by Sports Illustrated 2016 Swimsuit Issue cover girl Ashley Graham, activist and model Philomena Kwao, 56-year-old silver fox Nicola Griffin, photographer and mother Jessica Lavoie, and professional athlete and Olympian Amanda Bingson, the campaign kicks off with a video, designed to make women feel empowered, removing the dread many feel when shopping for swimwear.
   Swimsuitsforall wants to encourage women to share a photo of themselves on social media with the #MySwimBody hashtag, proudly showing off their curves, challenge a friend to do the same—with the aim of having 10,000 women take up the cause, regardless of their shape, age or size.
   Graham said in a release, ‘I love bikini season, and I hope the #MySwimBody movement helps every woman feel confident and sexy this summer. I’ll be sharing selfies of my swim body all season long and hope that women across the country feel inspired to do the same.
   â€˜Beauty is beyond size, and we are calling on women everywhere to embrace their curves, especially at the beach or by the pool.’
   â€˜This is the summer of #MySwimBody, when we are encouraging all women to let go of their inhibitions and lose the cover up at the beach,’ said Moshe Laniado, CEO and president of Swimsuitsforall. ‘Swimsuitsforall celebrates all different body types and we’re so proud to once again be leading a movement that inspires women everywhere to feel confident and comfortable in a swimsuit this summer.’

May 1, 2016

New fashion retail locations: Swarovski in Covent Garden, and Sills & Co. in Wellington

Lucire staff/13.29

Swarovski will open on May 7 in St Martin’s Courtyard in Covent Garden.
   The new 141 m² store will be situated on Long Acre alongside Barbour, L. K. Bennett and COS, and will stock the company’s jewellery and watches.
   â€˜We are delighted to be opening our Swarovski boutique in St Martin’s Courtyard. By positioning ourselves at the heart of one of London’s key shopping scenes, our unique store concept and beautiful displays will hopefully inspire and introduce a new set of fashionable customers to the Swarovski brand,’ said Hayley Quinn of Swarovski UK and Ireland.
   Meanwhile, last month, Sills & Co. opened its flagship store in Wellington’s Old Bank Arcade, with its labels Caroline Sills, Sills and Isaac & Lulu.
   The newest label of the three, Isaac & Lulu, is a more fashion-forward brand, named for head designer Ange Todd’s daughter Lulu and Caroline Sills’ grandson Isaac, and is described as being feminine and youthful.


April 13, 2016

The Body Shop’s British Rose body care and make-up an ideal line for Mothers’ Day

Lucire staff/14.57


The rose is often associated with England, and the Body Shop’s new range plays on that—though to be inclusive, it’s dubbed the British Rose range, with a full line of body care and cosmetics that plays on the love of a rosy scent.
   The roses are grown in Herefordshire, without the use of chemicals. The whole process respects the biodiversity of the area and the balance of nature, providing a home for the mammals and insects, especially bees, there.
   We’ve sampled the Instant Glow body butter (NZ$36·95), which is silky smooth to apply, and quickly absorbed to start doing its job. There’s no stickiness, and has promises 24 hours’ moisturizing. We love the scent, which is more noticeable in the container, and subtler after application.
   The second Instant Glow product we’ve tested, the Body Essence (NZ$45), is a body lotion that’s light, also quickly absorbed, feels nice on the skin, and gives it a subtle shimmer. The shower gel (NZ$16·50) is soap-free and the scent is more noticeable—which makes the showering experience quite a delight!
   There’s also an eau de toilette (NZ$39·95), bath foam (NZ$29·95), hand cream (NZ$23·95) and exfoliating soap (NZ$15) which we didn’t test.
   In the make-up range, the Body Shop offers nine shades for the British Rose Lip & Cheek Stains. We checked out Pink Hibiscus and Deep Berry, both of which give 12 hours of hydration with a blend of Community Trade honey and organic alÅ“ vera, retailing at NZ$35·50 each. They are gorgeous shades that suit different skin tones, and are right on trend. There’s only a single shade for the British Rose nail colour—a mid-pink—giving a nice finish for only NZ$12·95.
   The remaining item in the range which we didn’t check out is the eye and cheek palette, retailing for NZ$59·50, with a variety of shades suiting casual and formal looks.
   For Mothers’ Day, the Body Shop has three gift packs: the British Rose Treats at NZ$30, with the shower gel, body butter and a Mini Bath, in Lily in Pink; the Essential Gift Collection (NZ$82), with the shower gel, vitamin E moisture cream, body butter and hand cream; and the Deluxe Gift Collection (NZ$152), with shower gel, vitamin E moisture cream, body butter, Body Essence and eau de toilette.
   The British Rose range hits stores in New Zealand on April 18.





March 20, 2016

Paris editor’s diary: Pevonia and Pacifica’s beauty releases in the US

Lola Cristall/14.24




Franck Rocco Photography

On the US east coast, Pevonia launched its flawless LipRenew Plump and De-age Treatment formula, made with natural ingredients. Aside from smooth skin, it works to eliminate folds, reduces wrinkles and lines, and accentuates plumped lips for a puckered-up look.
   With the concept of natural and environmentally friendly items popping up on the market, Target’s Made to Matter programme launched in 2014, dedicated to serving consumers with organically reduced sugar foods, and anti-irritant kitchen and beauty products, with many presented in recyclable packages. In 2015, Pacifica Natural Skincare became one of the 31 brands selected by Target for the programme. Pacifica’s Dream Big Mascara underlines voluminous eyelashes, with exclusive 100 per cent vegan ingredients. For a well moisturized, invigoratingly revitalized look, Shea Moisture, founded by Richelieu Dennis and inspired by his grandmother, Sofi Tucker, released its fresh Peace Rose collection. An intense whiff of roses in full bloom is incorporated in its liquid hand soap, skin crème body wash, skin crème body lotion, mud mask, facial moisturizer, facial cleansing ointment, silken conditioner and shampoo.—Lola Cristall, Paris Editor




Franck Rocco Photography

March 2, 2016

Porsche announces limited-edition 911R: the lightweight and most engaging model in the line

Lucire staff/10.42

Among the débutantes at the Salon de Genève, one of the most important car shows of the year, is the Porsche 911R, a lightweight version of the standard 911, limited to 991 units worldwide.
   The 911R, named for the 1967 homologation special—which was entered in the Targa Florio and other competitions—weighs 1,370 kg, yet its four-litre, flat-six produces 500 PS. Porsche aimed to produce the purest, most engaging member of the 911 family, which is why the R is offered only with a six-speed manual gearbox. The engine is also naturally aspirated: there’s no room for turbocharging here.
   Optional stripes running over the centre of the car and Porsche logos on the side hark back to the 1967 original.
   It shares some components from the already potent 911 GT3 RS, including a carbonfibre bonnet, magnesium roof, and a titanium exhaust system, yet weighs less than the latter by 50 kg thanks to items such as a plastic rear screen and rear windows, the omission of the rear bench, and less interior insulation. Depending on the market, air conditioning and the audio system are optional.
   Despite the weight saving, the R reaches 100 km/h in 3·7 s, 0·4 s behind the RS, but it can hit a maximum of 323 km/h.
   The US launch price is US$184,900, while the UK launch price is £136,901. It reaches US dealers in the late summer.



Filed under: design, living, Lucire
February 28, 2016

News in brief: discovering Aztech Mountain; Chanel’s Coco Case; Louis Vuitton to open in Queenstown

Lola Cristall/20.44



Top: A close-up from an Aztech Mountain design. Above: An artist’s impression of how the new Marine Parade–Church Street, Queenstown building will look.

Aztech Mountain, founded in 2013 in Aspen, Colorado by David Roth and Heifara Rutgers, made its début at Project Las Vegas, a fashion event that exhibits menswear and womenswear twice a year at the Mandalay Convention Centre. The label focuses on designs and creations for ‘active men’. Their high-quality materials and simple designs are easy to wear; their well constructed insulated jackets have different patterns and designs to choose from.
   Louis Vuitton has announced it will open in Queenstown, New Zealand, at Skyline Investments’ Marine Parade building. It will join World, which will reside on the Church Street side of the building, while Eichardt’s Private Hotel restaurant–café is the third tenant on the ground floor.
   Chanel has shown off its Coco Case again, since its original showing at the spring–summer 2016 collections. Presented by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, the new cabin case has appeared briefly on the French company’s Instagram, with the video below.—Lola Cristall, Paris editor, and Lucire staff





Next Page »

 

Get more from Lucire

Our latest issue

Lucire 35
Check out our lavish print issue of Lucire in hard copy or for Ipad or Android.
Or download the latest issue of Lucire as a PDF from Scopalto

Lucire on Twitter

Lucire on Instagram