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The ‘Living’ section has encompassed many things over the years: celebrities, events, film, lifestyle and more. This is the section that revealed Amber Peebles to the world before MTV and Jennifer Siebel before she was courted by Gavin Newsom, explained just how to pronounce Moët and looked at furniture made out of paper at a time when eco wasn’t anywhere near Bono’s radar.

 

 

 

2017

 

Panos Papadopoulos joins Ljungskile SK—this time to play; Vogue announces masthead redesign
April 1, 2017: A shock announcement by Ljungskile as former sponsor Panos Papadopoulos joins the team to play, while Vogue announces it will abandon its Vogue Didot masthead for a simpler, sans serif version

 

 

2016

 

Miss Universe New Zealand Grand Final 2016: live stream
It’s the fourth year since Miss Universe New Zealand was helmed by a new team that brought it back to television, and the 2016 edition is the biggest yet, with special guest performers Stan Walker, Frankie Stevens and Ali Harper. At the end of Saturday night, who will take the crown and become Miss Universe New Zealand 2016?
photographed by Alan Raga and Bhikhu Bhula

 

Coupé de ville
We might test some very exotic machinery at Lucire, but when it comes to our own money, we’re more down to earth. Jack Yan talks about his choice, the Renault Mégane Coupé

 

What’s in Lucire issue 35?
It’s a revamped Lucire for 2016, with features in fashion, beauty and travel from around the globe—from the Philippines’ Ben Chan, to medical tourism in Malaysia, to eco-tourism in India, and interviews with Tanna Frederick and Allen Edwards. Find out below what’s in our latest number, in print, or for Ipad, Android or as a PDF, or order right here

 

 

2015

 

What’s in Lucire issue 34?
Issue 34 of Lucire is out with more fashion designer interviews and Allie Gonino and Cynthia Kirchner as our celebrities. Plus there’s a huge beauty feature on Guerlain. Find out below what’s in our latest number, in print, or for Ipad, Android or as a PDF, or order right here

The art of Joanne Gair
Janie Duneas looks at a different side to Joanne Gair, internationally known and sought after for her make-up and body-painting work, on the eve of an exhibition opening of her paintings at Blikfang in Auckland

 

Win Janet Colson’s The Shark Party 
Eleanor Wright reviews Janet Colson’s début novel, set in the New York art world—and readers can be in to win one of two copies (draw finishes April 30, 2015)

 

French class
A confessed Francophile when it comes to cars, Jack Yan gets behind the wheel of Peugeot’s award-winning 308, in its flagship Allure 2·0 Blue HDi guise, and discovers a very complete, compelling entry
photographed by the author and by Yvonne Tucker

 

The car of our times
Jack Yan goes on the launch of the BMW 2-series Active Tourer, and answers just why the German marque sees fit to enter the compact monospace sector
photographed by the author and courtesy BMW

The sweet spot
Cynics decry it, calling it a niche too far, but Jack Yan makes the case for the BMW X4 Xdrive35d, as he puts it through a series of tasks in our road test
photographed by Stuart Cowley

 

 

2014

 

Lucire’s news-makers of 2014
Jack Yan looks at the seven personalities who defined our year

 

X and the city
Does an SUV without four-wheel drive make sense? Jack Yan looks at the BMW X1 Sdrive18d, and concludes that the German company understands us better than we would care to admit
photographed by the author

 

Building character
Jack Yan hops behind the wheel of the Hyundai i30 Limited to see if the Korean giant delivers substance in addition to its latest model’s style
photographed by the author
excerpted from issue 34 of
Lucire

 

Halo effect
Jack Yan has an enjoyable Auckland experience as he hops behind the wheel of a white Volvo S60 T6 AWD R Design Polestar, a sports saloon that he doesn’t want to give back
photographed by the author

 

Watch Miss Universe New Zealand 2014, live
On Thursday, you can watch to whom Holly Michelle Cassidy will hand over her crown, as Miss Universe New Zealand 2014 takes place live from Sky City Theatre, Auckland

 

BMW 435i: look at me
Jack Yan is surprised at the amount of people who use the BMW 435i M Sport as a conversation-starter
photographed by the author

 

Phil Stern: from shadows to enlightenment
The renowned photographer celebrates his 95th birthday and career with the opening of a permanent exhibition at the Veterans’ Home of California. Elyse Glickman reports
photographed by the author

 

Hands across the ocean
Some celebrity philanthropists go public to clear the air on their causes. Actress Tanna Frederick, meanwhile, wants to clear the water, writes Elyse Glickman
photographed by Philip Alderton and Odessy Barbu
from issue 35 of Lucire

 

What’s in Lucire issue 33?
Issue 33 is one of our best and most exciting issues, from the cover styled by our fashion editor Sopheak Seng and photographed by Dave Richards, to some of the most comprehensive and considered fashion and lifestyle stories you’ll find. Find out below what’s in our latest number, in print, or for Ipad, Android or as a PDF, or order right here

 

Kiwi voices in California: behind the scenes
In Lucire issue 33, about to be released, former Miss Universe New Zealand titleholders Laural Barrett and Samantha Lochhead pose for Jon Moe. During the shoot, Laural—an accomplished musician—took a break on the piano at Riviera 31 at the Sofitel Los Angeles
photographed by the author

 

Shanghai knights
Jack Yan has some concerns with the MG 6, the first Chinese-made car tested by this magazine, but has high praise for the follow-up, the small MG 3—which shows just how rapidly China is becoming a car-making force
photographed by the author

 

The revolution has arrived
Peter Jobes tests the BMW i3, unlocking its 170 hp electric motor, and finds it a pleasure to drive. The future is here
additional material by Jack Yan

 

Olga Lomaka: Parasites of Consciousness
London-based artist Olga Lomaka brings femininity and sexuality into her work, bringing dreams and fantasies into reality. Elina Lukas speaks to her on the eve of her new exhibition

 

Star-struck at Sundance
Lola Saab looks back at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, from the premières to the celebrity lounges and parties

 

The gentle touch
Jack Yan lives with the BMW 320d Xdrive Touring Sport Line for an extended road test, and discovers that it keeps the Bavarians at the top of the class with an all-round, enjoyable package
photographed by the author on a Voigtländer Bessamatic Deluxe

 

What’s in Lucire issue 32?
Four editorials shot around the world, interviews with Layana Aguilar and Daisy Fuentes, and a wonderful trip to Marrakech, Lucire takes you on a journey in fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle, in print, or for Ipad, Android or as a PDF—order right here
 

Time to lie: Airweave makes your bed better
Elyse Glickman checks out the Airweave bedding topper, designed—and even proven—to give a better night’s sleep

 

All senses engaged
Jack Yan tests the Volvo V40 T5 R Design, the Chinese-owned Swedish car maker’s latest effort, and finds it ably fulfils its sporting and design briefs
photographed by Matthew Beveridge
from issue 31 of Lucire

 

The Crimson Garter
Lucire has frequently covered ballet and travel, and we’ve reviewed hundreds of books. As a treat to readers, we present our full serialization of The Crimson Garter, book one of the Captain Blackpool trilogy, by travel editor Stanley Moss, writing pseudonymously as Lovejoy
Chapters 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18

 

 

2013

 

Happy trails
Publisher Jack Yan looks back at his year at Lucire, including six months on the campaign trail running for mayor

 

Lucire’s news-makers of 2013
Who were the significant people of the year? Jack Yan looks at Lucire’s top six, mercifully free of Miley Cyrus and twerking

 

What’s in Lucire issue 31?
From Daisy Fuentes to Stephen Jones, Lucire takes you around the world in fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle, in print, or for Ipad, Android or as a PDF—order right here

 

By invitation only
Anna Deans checks out October’s highest-profile parties in London and Paris for Rimmel and Ralph Lauren
photographed by David M. Benett and Julien Hekimian

 

Product envy
Paris editor Lola Saab flies to New York and attends a lavish GBK and Sparkling Hill Luxury Style Lounge
celebrity photographs by Ana Martins PR and GBK

 

Ready for prime-time
US West Coast Editor Elyse Glickman checks out the trends and lifestyle items taking the red carpet prior to the big day at the Emmys

 

What’s in Lucire issue 30?
It’s another lavish and content-packed edition of Lucire. Find out below what’s in our latest number, in print, or for Ipad, Android or as a PDF, or order right here

 

A cut above the rest
BMW’s 320i Edition 30 is one of three models commemorating the 30th anniversary of BMW New Zealand. Jack Yan drives the kitted-out Dreier
photographed by the author

 

Making life easy
The Renault Koleos is well thought out and designed to be easy to drive. Jack Yan says it hits its targets for those looking for a mid-sized SUV
photographed by Douglas Rimington/www.detunephotography.com

 

Giving back kindly for the MTV Movie Awards
Los Angeles correspondent Elva Zevallos reports GBK hits the right notes with its 2013 MTV Movie Awards Suite

 

New and old kids on the block
US west coast editor Elyse Glickman reports that the Secret Room and the Rock ’n’ Rolla Movie Awards’ Eco Party, celebrating the MTV Movie Awards’ hosts and nominees, are more about quality of life than quantity of bling

 

Bridging the gaps
Jack Yan attends the BMW 3-series Touring launch, taking in roads between Auckland and Paihia, and thinks the Bavarians have a winner in more ways than one
photographs by Nigel Dunn, the author, and courtesy BMW

 

That red-carpet feeling
At 2013’s pre-Oscar lounges, Elyse Glickman reports that the fashion, lifestyle and travel trends represented are as interesting, innovative and engaging as this year’s nominated films and performers
photographed by Travis Jourdain, Manuel Carrillo, Carell Augustus and the author

 

Lights on Park City
Lucire returns to the Sundance Film Festival, the first time since 2004. Lola Saab reports on the event’s festivities

 

Translating Grammy glamour to year-round enjoyment
The Grammy Awards and the party scene were back in a happy place this year, with good cheer and upbeat fashion finds, reports Elyse Glickman

 

Knowledge is power
Initially hesitant, Tiffany Fernando attends the BMW Ladies’ Press Event at Boomrock, sampling a range of cars from the company, and departs a more confident driver
photographed by Simon Watts/BWP for BMW New Zealand

 

Bringing home a crown
One would think Aleisha Robertson would be a lot more in the public eye after bringing New Zealand one of its few international pageant victories, at Miss TEEN 2012. Lucire redresses the balance: Jack Yan interviews her

 

F sharp
That is Lana Del Rey, and she stands alongside Lucire’s choice for Car to Be Seen in 2013. Click through to read about our 13th winner, with Jack Yan explaining why
from issue 30 of Lucire

 

Winning habits
Celebrities kick off 2013 and its awards’ season with a variety of luxurious products benefiting skin, hair, inner health and inner peace, observes Elyse Glickman
photographed by the author and by Carell Augustus

 

Hitting the high notes
Jack Yan interviews Sophie Morris, the unstoppable Otago soprano who is gaining credits rapidly as her career begins
photographed by Nikita Brown/Nikita Brown Photography

 

The sound of concern
Elyse Glickman and Elva Zevallos attend GBK’s 2012 American Music Awards lounge, with relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy and the American Red Cross in focus

 

The adventurous lifestyle
Sarah MacKenzie hops across the Tasman Sea to sample the refreshed 2013 BMW X1, an SUV ideal for the young adventurous couple
photographed by the author

 

 

2012

 

Multitasking
BMW reckons the 125i M Sport is its hot hatch. Jack Yan sees it differently
photographed by the author on a Voigtländer Bessamatic Deluxe

 

What’s in issue 29 of Lucire?
From Courtney Dailey’s photograph of Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, V, Ted) to our outstanding, exclusive features, check out what you are getting when you order the latest issue of Lucire in print, for Ipad, Android or PDF

 

Head to toe fashion
We’re accustomed to seeing GBK on the west coast, but Gavin Keilly and his team ventured east to New York Fashion Week for the spring shows, reports Lola Saab

 

The evolution will be televised
Elyse Glickman, Cheri Fox and Elva Zevallos explore innovative gadgets, beauty breakthroughs and fashion finds at events leading up to the 2012 Emmy Awards

 

The cars of (the cinematic) James Bond
Jack Yan looks back at the cars of James Bond and what they convey about the character over the last 50 years

 

Set for Style
The Style Awards kicked off New York Fashion Week’s spring–summer 2013 shows. Lola Saab mixed with the celebrities on the red carpet and at the ceremony
photographed by Maitland Waters/Symbio Agency

 

Sporting life
Jack Yan tests the BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics Sport Line, and finds that the Bavarians have managed to stay on top of the game, while making their latest model relevant to the 2010s
photographed by the author on a Voigtländer Bessamatic Deluxe

 

Fran Drescher, on top
The enduring actress and activist launches an ambitious extension to her popular Cancer Schmancer charity during the height of Emmys’ week, report Elyse Glickman and Cheri Fox

 

The future’s bright
Thomas Salme returns from shooting at Miss Teenager Universe in Guatemala, a trip that makes him optimistic about the future
photographed by the author

 

The everyman as storyteller
David Machowski talks to Roger Salloom, the singer–songwriter whose work has been performed by the Grateful Dead, Creedance Clearwater Revival and Van Morrison—yet he manages to stay out of the limelight

 

The sensible choice
Renault’s third-generation Mégane does everything competently—making it the choice for those whose heads rule their hearts, says Jack Yan
photographed by the author

 

The only way is up
Matt Malcolm talks to Sián-Pearl Going, the mountain-climber who’s caught international attention, on the spotlight, working with photographer Tony Duran, and a surname that still connects her to rugby
photographed by Calypso Paoli

 

Home in on the Range
Jack Yan looks at the pros and cons of the newly released fourth-generation Range Rover, and why it seems to have more detractors than the last model

 

White heat, white light, white knights
Mid-summer parties and charity fundraisers brighten up a long, hot summer in southern California, reports Cheri Fox
with contributions by Elyse Glickman
photographs courtesy Melrose PR

 

Download our latest issue, starring Denise Richards
You can download the new issue 28 of Lucire right now as a PDF, Ipad app or Android app

 

Her singing’s on the climb

Singer Lani Allanson was one of the stand-out personalities during the events for Miss Universe New Zealand 2012. Jack Yan talks to the fast-rising teenager on her influences and her future plans
photographed by Nikita Brown

 

Tastefully packed

If you must have an SUV, few come better balanced than the BMW X3 Xdrive20d, says Jack Yan
photographed by the author

 

I remember tonight
Rising UK artist Arjun Coomarasamy chats heart-to-heart with Tania Naidu about life, love and music

 

Lights, camera, summer!
Elyse Glickman, Elva Zevallos and Cherise Fox report that beauty events, gifting suites and other happenings around town capture Hollywood’s breezy mood
some photographs by Todd Seligman

 

Face to face, with Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs
Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs have been brought together under one roof at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Lola Saab takes in the latest exhibition

 

A new take on Newton
Lola Saab attends the Helmut Newton exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris, the first retrospective held in the city since the photographer’s unexpected death in 2004

 

Evoking style in town and country
Among the Lucire team, photographer Stephen Ciuccoli knows Land Rovers more than the rest of us, so he was the perfect man to evaluate the most talked-about SUV of the year, the Range Rover Evoque
photographed by the author

 

The sensible poser
Jack Yan tests the BMW X6 Xdrive40d, the diesel counterpart to an SUV we love. It’s better for the environment and your pocket, so we should love it more, right?
photographed by the author

 

Rays of light
Charities for humans and animals are brought to light at various pre-red carpet parties leading up to Hollywood’s biggest night, observes Elyse Glickman

 

Revealing the secrets of kabuki
Fashion and celebrity photographer Frédéric Aranda gets unprecedented access to Japan’s secretive kabuki theatre, showing his works in a charity exhibition in London next month. Yuka Murai reports
photographed by Frédéric Aranda

 

Graziano Ferrari: at the top of his game
Thomas Salme talks to photographer Graziano Ferrari, who was there when Milano launched its first fashion shows
photographed by Graziano Ferrari

 

Natural selections
While designer clothing, accessories and fine jewellery made appearances on the pre-Golden Globes catwalks, Elyse Glickman observes that innovative beauty products and edible organic treats were the stars of the show

 

Who buys the Countryman?
Jack Yan initially has difficulty placing the Mini Countryman Cooper S All4 in his mind—until he realizes it’s not like any Mini ofold in the message it’s trying to convey
photographed by the author

 

Hitting the right notes
GBK’s pre-American Music Awards Party sets the stage for conscientious celebrating and some superbly thoughtful holiday gift-giving ideas
by Elyse Glickman

 

BMW X5: power ranger
Great for the school run and full of practicality? The X5 may well be those things, but, as Jack Yan discovers, BMW has given this turbodiesel SUV a welcome surprise
photographed by the author

 

 

2011

 

Source4Style: perfecting the process
Jack Yan explains how Source4Style makes the global business of fashion more ethical and transparent as it helps labels source directly from sustainable, ecological suppliers
photographed by Shawn Brickbill
featured in issue 28 of
Lucire

 

BMW 650i Cabriolet: an instant classic
The 650i Cabrio may have a throaty V8 with over 400 PS on tap, but it’s foremost a style proposition that’s ideal for summer, writes Jack Yan
photographed by Judith Yeh

 

Playing a more sensible game
Turn on the ignition, and the Mini Cooper D sounds Germanic and sensible. That is, until you open it up on a tricky mountain road, says Jack Yan
photographed by Sabine Ernest

 

Daphne Guinness: chic, not shy
The Daphne Guinness exhibition at the Museum at FIT shows the brewery heiress isn’t afraid of pushing the envelope when it comes to her extravagant collection of fashion, writes Lola Saab
photographs courtesy FIT and Eileen Costa

 

The optimist of 2011
Audi’s A7 Sportback is our Car to Be Seen in. Yet isn't choosing another luxury car going against the grain of these recessionary times? Jack Yan explains
photographed by the author

 

Turn on, tune in, tone down
Though the pre-Emmy Awards social whirl was in full swing, Elyse Glickman finds practical, innovative items and socially relevant charities getting the best critical response among A-listers in attendance

 

Fashion: illustrated
Ian MacKintosh talks to Gerardo Larrea to find out more about this Peruvian artist’s distinctive style

 

Alexander McQueen: the legend
Lola Saab visited the year’s most talked-about fashion exhibition: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, curated by Andrew Bolton and held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
photographs courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

Sophie’s choices
While a career in life coaching can be lucrative, Sophie Chiche finds true enrichment in making a literal world of success stories and advice available to all
by Elyse Glickman
photographs courtesy Kravetz PR

 

Getting your daily dose
As Elyse Glickman and Leyla Messian transition into summer, a host of wellness-themed events provide tips and tricks on looking and feeling your best

 

Madame Grès’ fashion appeal
Lola Saab talks to curator Laurent Cotta about the exhibition of Madame Grès, the French haute couture designer, at the Musée Bourdelle in Paris
photographed by Stéphane Piera and Pierre Antoine

 

Pop art
Los Angeles’ spring 2011 celebrity social season is a jumpy, textured canvas of ’80s nostalgia, budget-friendly fashion finds, common sense, practicality and just-because kitsch, report Elyse Glickman and Leyla Messian

 

As seen by Christian Lacroix
Christian Lacroix was the one designer who could give the Near East’s history a contemporary vibe, at L’Orient des femmes vu, curated by Hana Al Banna-Chidiac. She talks to Lola Saab about how the exhibition came together
photographed by Cyril Zannettacci and Gautier Deblonde, courtesy la Musée du Quai Branly

 

Five’s flip sides
Jack Yan tests both the BMW 550i and 535d and discovers two very different beasts—but can both be the best executive saloon in the world?
photographed by Tanya Sooksombatisatian

 

Looking beyond the mountains
While global beauty Yangzom Brauen came of age in Bern, Switzerland, she has matured into her Tibetan legacy and global consciousness as an author, actress and activist, by Elyse Glickman
photographed by Adam Sheridan-Taylor

 

Social networking, in real life
Exclusive social network Elysiants kicked off in its latest core city, Santiago. Vicki Matias reports
photographs courtesy of Benoît Poirier d’Ambreville

 

Music’s universal significance
Carnegie Hall celebrated its 120th anniversary with a star-studded line-up, ranging from James Taylor to former US president Bill Clinton. Lola Saab was there
photographed by Chris Lee

 

A career watershed?
Women have come a long way, baby. However, even the strongest of us may still need to work on keeping our emotions in check. Here’s how and why, writes Elyse Glickman

 

Social networking on the red carpet
Hollywood royalty geared up for their Oscar speeches and red carpet strolls via events that offered them tools to help them look their best, reports Leyla Messian
photographed by Carell Augustus

 

Well travelled music A-listers road-test cool lifestyle goods
Distinctive Assets revs up its successful pre-Grammy Bash formula with practical products suited for a life on the go. Elyse Glickman makes a pit-stop at Staples Center to see what’s new

 

The X factor
BMW’s X1 SUV has more sporting proportions and a more sensible size for the sensitive early 2010s. However, it’s not the complete package, as Jack Yan explains
photographed by the author

 

Für die Manner von Cobra 11
Jack Yan finally gets a chance to put the Audi A4 and BMW 3-series back to back
photographed by Douglas Rimington/Detune Photography

 

Arming your mind
Morgan Davison makes her choices for some in-depth fashion reading

 

Welcome to our Qatari readers
To our readers in Qatar, a warm welcome—you’re part of a global community that has been growing since we uploaded our first pages in 1997

 

The spirit of 2002
No, not the year: Jack Yan tries to find if any of BMW’s diesel coupés recapture the essence of the company’s famed 2002 range of the 1970s
photographed by the author and Nigel Dunn

 

The rational German
The Audi A8 ticks the boxes for performance, handling, safety and gadgets. Jack Yan takes it for a series of test drives and ponders whether Ingolstadt finally has Stuttgart and München licked
photographed by the author

 

The mothers and daughters of invention
Though big names once again head to Doris Bergman and Kathy Duliakas’s annual love fest celebrating Valentine’s Day and the Academy Awards, Elyse Glickman and Leyla Messian find goods and services from several women-owned businesses are the stars of the day

 

The Hamptons in Genève
Genève became the Hamptons for a night as Baume & Mercier, with spokeswoman Gwyneth Paltrow, rang in a new era for the watchmaker. Elle Hopper reports
photographed by Damien Keller/PhotoProEvent and the Image Gate

 

Successes for Relativity
Elle Hopper looks at the Relativity Media party in Beverly Hills, where the winners were partying after the studio’s 2011 Golden Globes’ successes
photographed by Charley Gallay/Wireimage and Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

 

Burnished gold
While Ricky Gervais peppered the broadcast with powerful, irreverent and cutting statements, many pre-awards' events showed heart, creativity, conscientiousness and even restraint. Elyse Glickman and Leyla Messian report

 

The magnificence of Bulgari
Lola Saab talks to Amanda Triossi, who has curated the last two Bulgari exhibitions in Roma and Paris, with plans for a third in Beijing
photographed by Pascal Le Segretain, Marc Piasecki and Marc Ausset-Lacroix for Getty Images, and courtesy Bulgari

 

An SUV for the Saint
A jet-set figure arriving at an airport? A white Volvo? It sounds like the start of another adventure of Leslie Charteris’s the Saint, Simon Templar, as Jack Yan chronicles yet another chapter in the life of the haloed one
photographed by the author

 

 

2010

 

Edging back into glamour
Mercedes-Benz's E-Klasse coupé looked fussy and fancy when we first saw photographs of it. After seeing it in the metal and, importantly, driving it, it's a car that moves the game on for the new decade. And it's our Car to Be Seen in for 2010, writes Jack Yan
photographed by the author

 

Fired up for ethical fashion
Jack Yan interviews Paloma Vivanco, who was “fired” from the UK version of The Apprentice by Lord Sugar. They discuss how she got on the show, the media’s portrayal, and her plans for her fashion label, Inacia

 

Mad about the Emmys
While Mad Men took top accolades at the 2010 Emmy Awards, the week was filled with winning pre-show events that brought the best of beauty, health and accessory trends. Leyla Messian scoped out the best

 

The first wives’ club
Six years on, do we still love the Ford Territory as much as we once did? Jack Yan finds out
photographed by the author

 

Cheryl Cole headlines in Cannes
Cheryl Cole was the big news last night in Cannes as she performed at the de Grisogono dinner party
photographed by Sean Gallup for de Grisogono/Getty Images

 

Richly rewarding
Elyse Glickman and Leyla Messian review some of the 2010 award season's sparkling highlights
some photographs by the authors and by Tony Di Maio/Star Traks Photo

 

The “united” state of Oscar
As Children Uniting Nations brought together celebrities for the noble cause of supporting at-risk youth, some of the evening’s biggest Oscar winners mirrored their mission, writes Elyse Glickman

 

Hollywood through the ages
Getty Images Gallery takes us through Tinsel Town’s last 100 years
photographs courtesy of Getty Images

 

The observer
Angela Lassig has written the seminal work on New Zealand fashion design. Jack Yan speaks with her
photographed by Tanya Sooksombatisatian

 

Shanghai’s night of glamour
Billed as Shanghai’s most glamorous party, the opening night on March 18 saw the latest addition bearing the Peninsula name playing host to some of Hong Kong and China’s who’s who

 

That’s the spirit
With the help of Piaget and Jameson Irish Whiskey, Hollywood celebrated independent film on the eve of the Academy Awards in downtown Los Angeles last Friday
photographed by Jordan Strauss/Getty Images and John Shearer/Getty Images

 

London sparkles at the Love Ball
Celebrities headed to Camden’s Roundhouse on February 23 for the De Beers-supported Love Ball London, benefiting the Naked Heart Foundation
photographed by Claire R. Greenway and Chris Jackson, and courtesy De Beers and Getty Images

 

Global proportions
Even with shadows of economic, environmental and political concerns looming, Golden Globe events provide a silver lining that transcends the glow of celebrity. Elyse Glickman and Leyla Messian head to suites hosted by Madison & Mulholland, Nathalie DuBois and GBK to find what glows even more brightly

 

 

2009

 

Body, soul and spirits
Elyse Glickman and Leyla Messian end one long, hot summer in LA on a delicious note with events that celebrate the good life on a more intimate and human scale
DPA photographs by Philip Holbrook

Jimmy Choo and H&M, on high above the Strip
Hollywood celebrities get a preview of the Jimmy Choo for H&M range at a party above the Sunset Strip
photographed by WireImage

 

Blown away, but not literally
The Netherlands’ and Germany’s most famous WAG, Sylvie van der Vaart (née Meis), gives BMW’s convertibles a hair test

 

It’s our birthday
We celebrate our 12th anniversary today—but you get the presents
photographed by Andrew Matusik and Douglas Rimington/www.detunephotography.com

 

Watch out for Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford, George Clooney and others had a full schedule last week as they launched an Omega advertising campaign and a redesigned Constellation line

 

My fellow Countryman
Jack Yan samples the Mini Cooper S Clubman, saying that its extra door works, and that it’s more a rival to the little SUVs that Sloane Rangers drive about
photographed by the author
From issue 26 of Lucire

 

Montblanc’s Paris flagship opens
Montblanc opened its flagship boutique in Paris on the rue de la Paix, with an international gathering of celebrities
photographs by Pascal le Segretain and François Durand/Getty Images for Montblanc

 

London’s on the map
Burberry Prorsum’s party said loudly that London is back, as the celebrities and business élite commemorated the close of the 25th anniversary edition of Fashion Week
photographed by Getty Images for Burberry

 

Gisèle Bündchen is UNEP’s new goodwill ambassador
Supermodel Gisèle Bündchen joins a worthy cause, one which Lucire paved the way for in 2003, as she becomes the new UNEP environmental ambassador

 

You just need to talk like Keeley Hawes
Jack Yan says the Ford Fiesta 1·6 Zetec gives you more between the wheels, and that it's one of the most complete small cars he's ever driven. However, the voice recognition isn't as universal as Ford thinks
photographed by Tanya Sooksombatisatian

 

What a day for a picnic
When not attending summer blockbuster premières, Hollywood savours the season with food-driven fun, as reported by Elyse Glickman
additional reporting by Leyla Messian

 

The Venetian red carpet
As part of the Biennale, Venezia cranks up the glamour with its 66th film festival
photographs courtesy of Getty Images

 

When tennis met food
Sporting and culinary celebrities got together in New York last Thursday for a bash benefiting NYC’s Food Bank
photographed by Stephen Lovekin and Donald Bowers/Getty Images

 

Elle Macpherson adds a c for cool
Supermodel Elle Macpherson may have attended the Jaguar XJ launch, but in real life she’s a fan of the Fiat 500—and its latest variant, the convertible 500C

 

A weekend remembering the King of Pop
Rohn Padmore's Red Carpet Suite celebrating the BET Awards was one of the first events to pay respects to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Elyse Glickman was there

 

The body beautiful
Jaguar went all out with its XJ launch at the Saatchi Gallery in London, with celebrities ranging from Jay Leno and Elle Macpherson to the Hoff himself
photographed by Getty Images

 

Fire up the Quattro
Jack Yan loves the Audi coupés and their Jekyll and Hyde character
photographed by the author
From issue 26 of Lucire

 

The Car to Be Seen in ’09
We go through the cars that could have been the Car to Be Seen in for 2009—and conclude that there is only one winner, the Alfa Romeo MiTo

 

Eight speeds to efficiency
Jack Yan tests the Audi A4 1·8 TFSI, and says one's choice of junior executive saloon comes down to which part of Germany you feel a greater affinity with
photographed by the author

 

It’s in the details
The Peugeot 308 SW HDI is fussy and French, but it's still the best in its class, says Jack Yan
photographed by the author

 

125 in style
Bulgari throws a bash for its first retrospective in Roma, and the stars came out
photographed by Elisabetta Villa and Vittorio Zunino Celotto/WireImage

 

Good on Paper
Multi-talented Deborah Anderson doesn't just have a creative vision: she lives it by Elyse Glickman

 

A more real Oscar week
The pre-award prep and primp sessions may be pared down, but Elyse Glickman and Leyla Messian discover spirits are as high as ever in Hollywood. This year's film and talent nominees represent a renewed commitment to quality and social consciousness, as did the gatherings intended to celebrate their accomplishments

 

Wealth preservation society
Jack Yan thinks he can be a hoon in the Mini John Cooper Works—but there’s an element of respectability to this new model
photographed by Tanya Sooksombatisatian
From issue 27 of Lucire

 

Design Mobel’s sustainable style
Sustainable, stylish furniture remains the hallmark of New Zealand-based Design Mobel

 

Carry on Hollywood
Elyse Glickman and Leyla Messian visit the Golden Globes’ pre-award show festivities to explore how trend creators and trend-setters are making the most of tough times

 

 

2008

 

Launching Club Campari
Campari launches its new calendar, starring Jessica Alba, at la Permanente in Milano
photographed by Stefania d'Alessandro, Vittorio Zunino Celotto, Daniele Venturelli and others, all courtesy Getty Images

 

Club Red
Jessica Alba appears in the 10th anniversary edition of the Campari calendar, published in a strict limited edition of 9,999
photographed by Mario Testino

 

Charlize unites with the UN
Charlize Theron has been made the United Nations’ newest Messenger for Peace, focusing on an issue personal to her: violence against women

 

First stop: Tokyo
Hennes & Mauritz’s Japanese stores are the first to see the new collaborative collection created with Comme des Garçons’ Rei Kawakubo

 

Long time coming
The 2008 holiday season marked the close of a year where America was the ultimate reality television show star, report Elyse Glickman and Leyla Messian
Expanded from issue 27 of Lucire

 

Releasing from Bondage
The cinematic “Bond girls” have tended to be male fantasies, but has feminism finally been found with the Daniel Craig-era James Bond films? Jack Yan wonders
photographs from Quantum of Solace by Karen Ballard

 

An angel in Los Angeles
American actress Femi Emiola, who was introduced to Lucire readers in a campaign for Toyota, talks about her life growing up in the Philippines and Nigeria, her work on US TV including The Practice, and the New Zealand connection in her wedding vows by Jack Yan
photographed by Olesja Mueller

 

Tamara Ecclestone, PETA’s right formula
Tamara Ecclestone, the socialite daughter of the Formula One boss, is the latest celebrity to pose virtually naked for PETA’s anti-fur campaign
photographed by Karl Grant

 

Dana Thomas, lady luxe
Sylvia Giles interviews Dana Thomas, author of Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster, who uncovers some of the negative sides of globalization and the fashion business
From issue 26 of Lucire

 

Base points
Jack Yan samples the basic two-litre Ford Focus, and says that as long as the company can keep sourcing great cars from Europe, it might gain in street cred

 

Capturing character
Monica Waldron attends the first selling exhibition of the 5th Earl of Lichfield’s work and comes away impressed
photographed by Patrick Lichfield

 

Mamma Mia! hits Greece
Based on the play based on the ABBA songs-Mamma Mia! hits the big screen and premières with a photo call in Greece

 

Roaming holiday
The Fiat 500 is Lucire’s Car to Be Seen in for 2008, as the year’s most classless car, appealing to every segment, says Jack Yan

 

The survival of celebrity
Jack Yan looks at two recent sports-celebrity endorsements—Maria Sharapova for Sony Ericsson and Zinédine Zidane for IWC Schaffhausen—and wonders how some remain on a high while others lay low after very public slips

 

Life after “reality”
The US might have a sense of scaling back, but there are still plenty of great dos out on the west coast, report Elyse Glickman and Karen Loftus
Expanded from issue 26 of Lucire

 

A World of luxury
Sonia Yee attends a special dinner hosted by World’s Francis Hooper and Denise l’Éstrange-Corbet
photographed by Darren Pat
Expanded from issue 26 of Lucire

 

I heart Mike Mills
M. K. Johnson explains just why artist-filmmaker Mike Mills takes her fancy

 

Breaking with tradition
Jack Yan drives the Mercedes-Benz C200K Avantgarde, and finds that flash and the German accent come free
From issue 25 of Lucire

 

 

2007

 

Finding the Car to Be Seen in 2008
It’s that time of year again: Lucire announces its nominees for the eighth annual Car to Be Seen in

 

Eva Mendes shows cheeky PETA campaign
Our friends at PETA have revealed a cheeky new campaign with Eva Mendes, who joins other celebrities in opposing fur

 

Australia’s gain
Douglas Rimington, one of Lucire’s regular photographers, departs for Sydney on December 1—we pay tribute to him

 

Number 22
Known as one of the country's best PR reps, Murray Bevan is the man behind the success of many a New Zealand label by Jack Yan
From issue 23 of Lucire

 

Bring out the animal (print)
Hennes & Mauritz rolls out its collaborative collection with Roberto Cavalli with more aplomb than its previous joint efforts
photographed by Alfonso Catalano and Larry Busacca

 

Time to walk off
Hollywoodiens can party, and to wrap up Los Angeles Fashion Week, our friends at TDink magazine hosted the Fashion Walkoff
photographed by Thomas Connors, Nick Benjamin and Julian

 

Man in a suitcase
Jack Yan interviews Nigel Barker, photographer and America's Next Top Model judge
From issue 14 of
Lucire

 

Thoughts in a V8
Jack Yan fulfils a childhood fantasy, but where were Pussy Galore and the ejector seat?
photographed by the author
From issue 16 of Lucire

 

The next best thing
As the latest print issue of Lucire is about emerging talent, we look at three young ladies who are set to become the faces to watch. Jack Yan previews them
photographed by Hannah Richards, Jeff Olson and Richard Machado
From issue 24 of
Lucire

 

Rich mixture
Clive Owen is the consummate actor who loves to mix his roles-Chancer, Croupier, Closer and beyond-and steps out into a new field as the face of Lancôme Men
Excerpted from issue 24 of
Lucire

 

Just one of the others
While some actresses merely play “the girl next door”, and others try to embody it, Lost’s Elizabeth Mitchell bends the term every which way to make it her own by Elyse Glickman
photographed by Andrew Matusik
Excerpted from issue 23 of Lucire

 

Out of the blue
Actress Ashley Scott may live in Los Angeles but has lost none of her southern charm and values by Jack Yan
photographed by Andrew Matusik
Adapted from issue 16 of Lucire

 

Making more than music
Laural Barrett, Miss New Zealand 2007, is in Mexico City contending the Miss Universe crown. Jack Yan speaks with her and begins understanding what makes Laural tick and sets her apart
photographed by Camille Sanson
Expanded from issue 24 of Lucire

 

A green lesson
It’s a crime for the Peugeot 207 HDI 110 not to be sold in more places, as it’s good for the environment, says Jack Yan
photographed by Douglas Rimington
Expanded from issue 24 of
Lucire

 

Allroad leads to roam
Jack Yan is besotted by the 2007 Audi Allroad, a wagon for the gentleman
photographed by Douglas Rimington
Expanded from issue 24 of Lucire

 

All about Eva
As Eva La Rue ascends to prime-time Hollywood's A-list via CSI: Miami, she brings with her the wisdom and wit shaped from her years as a working New York-based actress, as Elyse Glickman discovers
photographed by Jon Moe
Expanded from issue 17 of
Lucire

 

Muscles in a suit
The new Audi TT is safe for men—stylish and more masculine than its predecessor, according to Jack Yan
photographed by Douglas Rimington
Expanded from issue 23 of
Lucire

 

The grand European tour
The Renault Mégane Estate is not only good-looking, it trounces its opposition convincingly, as Jack Yan drives from Paris to Marne and back
photographed by the author
From issue 21 of Lucire

 

A love of conservation
Actress Jennifer Siebel (The Trouble with Romance) talks about her love for conservation-and what she, in the acting community, is doing about it. It's beyond lip service
photographed by Charles Thompson
From issue 7 of Lucire

 

Adair to be different
Desperate Housewives' costumer Cate Adair brings her fresh take on Hollywood style to the world, writes Elyse Glickman
Excerpted from issue 22 of Lucire

 

Battery life
It's official: the Tesla Roadster is 2007's Car to Be Seen in, even if it's rare and the first year's production has been snapped up by eco-conscious Americans. Jack Yan explains
From issue 22 of Lucire

 

Car to Be Seen in 2007
It’s that time of the year again, when Lucire announces the most stylish cars of the coming year. Our finalists reviewed

 

Brooklyn in New York
Brooklyn Decker, known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, features in the latest Lucire. We learn more about the North Carolina-raised model
photographed by Jon Moe
Expanded from issue 21 of Lucire

 

 

2006

 

A New York state of mind
Amber Peebles is no stranger to the limelight: a former Miss New Zealand and now host of the country’s relaunched MTV. Jack Yan caught up with her while travelling in the US with her new career
photographed by John F. Cooper
Excerpted from issue 20 of Lucire

 

Capturing celebrity
Cecil Beaton photographed everyone from Jean Cocteau to Jean Shrimpton, documenting the 20th century's fascination for celebrity
photographed by Cecil Beaton

 

 

2005

 

Car to Be Seen in 2006
Our nominees for the sixth annual Car to Be Seen in, the world’s most subjective car awards

 

The Lucire 2005 gift guide
Still stuck on gifts for the holidays? Lucire presents its annual guide for shoppers by Phillip Johnson
Expanded from the December 2005 print edition of
Lucire

 

Five for Two for the Money
Lucire’s the magazine of choice in the Universal movie Two for the Money—how we got in it

 

The stylish Dad, 2005
With Father's Day not too far off, stylish gifts from tech to touch by Phillip D. Johnson

 

Secrets of the red carpet
Tying in with our ‘Star Struck’ issue, we look at how some of the Oscar stars got their style this year by Stevie Wilson

 

As seen on TV
Behind the scenes at Douglas Rimington’s shoots for Lucire that wound up on network television by Jack Yan
photographed by Douglas Rimington and the author

 

Chef Kenward
Forty years old (plus some months), Denis Kenward creates exquisite one-off paua jewellery designs by Jack Yan
Photographed by Douglas Rimington
From the April 2005 print issue of
Lucire

 

Nights of stars
Lucire takes in the party scene during Oscar week by Elyse Glickman
Expanded from the April 2005 print issue of
Lucire

 

Valentine’s Day gift guide 2005
By popular demand, Lucire presents its comprehensive gift guide for Valentine’s Day, 2005 by Phillip D. Johnson and Stevie Wilson

 

 

2004

 

Attainable desirability
We announce our nominees for 2005’s Car to Be Seen in, the most subjective car awards in the world

 

Rocked in Rio
We look back at one of the big events of the summer, Lisboa’s Rock in Rio, and the celebrities who ranged from Sir Paul McCartney to Britney Spears by Tiago E. Santo

 

A worldly passion
Our exclusive interview with Jennifer Siebel, Hollywood actress and production company head, Stanford alumna, Conservation International member and the embodiment of a Lucire reader by Jack Yan with Devin Colvin
photographed by Jon Moe

 

When it rains, it reigns
Lucire ventures on to the red carpet for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit Gala, seen by many as New York's party of the year by Phillip D. Johnson
photographed by Raymond Burrows and the author

 

How suite it is
How the stars, including Keisha Castle-Hughes and Charlize Theron, were pampered during Oscar week, and what was in the official and unofficial goody bags by Stevie Wilson

 

A style of her own
Up-and-coming Katy Rose is the real thing: a singer–songwriter who has input on every aspect of her work—it’s hard to believe she’s 17 by Devin Colvin

 

 

2003

 

Civic virtue
Amber Peebles, Miss World New Zealand 2003-4, talks to Lucire about her make-up training, her experience in Japan and her spirituality by Jack Yan
photographed by the author

 

Chronicles
Two books published Down Under set their records straight by Julie Roulston and Jack Yan

 

Manolo mania invades Manhattan
Style.com organizes an exhibition honouring Manolo Blahnik while Bergdorf Goodman goes one further and brings the man in live by Phillip D. Johnson
photographed by the author

 

Fashionable times
We review the summer’s latest fashion books from Fashion People and its glimpse into front-row politicking to the much talked-about The Devil Wears Prada by Phillip D. Johnson

 

Director of boards
We profile Sergej Gerasimenko, the Stockholm-based designer whose cardboard furniture remains the epitome of enviro-cool by Jack Yan

 

 

2002

 

An icon among stylists
Lucire interviews Rebecca Weinberg, one of the most successful stylists of our time by Alice Goulter

 

Centre of the Emporio
As Panos Emporio selects Yana Kay to accompany Janina Frostell, we visit its founder, Panos Papadopoulos, on location in Sweden by Jack Yan

 

Sculpting shoe art
Bruce Gray’s giant shoe sculptures are among the most delightful art items with typically cheeky southern Californian spunk by Jack Yan

 

Moët for linguists
We solve the fashion-week mystery surrounding the pronunciation of the first half of the Moët et Chandon brand by Carolyn Enting

 

At the Crossroads with Britney Spears
The transformation from teen pop sensation to a 20-something sophisticate and marketing phenomenon as Britney dons more stylish outfits

 

Janina Frostell gets into top gear
Ever since Robbie Williams’ ‘Love Supreme’, interest in motorsports has re-ignited, so much so that Panos Emporio is putting its money behind a Swedish motorcycle racing team
photographed by Micael Engström

 

Catching Showroom 22
Murray Bevan cuts a niche in the market-place with Auckland’s first high-fashion showroom by Jack Yan

 

Kylie is back
From Neighbours star to pop diva, Kylie Minogue survived the backlash of the 1990s and is about to go on her European Fever tour. How did she do it?

 

The rise and rise of Anna Kournikova
As she prepares to “pose in paradise”, Lucire examines the rise of the fashionable tennis superstar—and is there a positive side to the criticisms of Anna K.?
Main photograph by Barry Rosen

 

When fur offends
In time for Easter, NYPD Blue’s Charlotte Ross joins the ranks of Christy Turlington and Pamela Anderson in preferring to go naked than wear fur
photographed by Robert Sobree

 

 

2001

 

Is there an Abercrombie & Fitch cult? (And if there is, can I join?)
We examine the A&F Quarterly controversy and its imagery by Phillip D. Johnson

 

Celebrating Jacqueline Kennedy
The Met’s Jacqueline Kennedy: the White House Years exhibition by Phillip D. Johnson

 

The spirit of Versace
A world-class event: the Versace exhibition at Te Papa in New Zealand by Jack Yan

 

Ana Hickmann: model of the moment?
The media have been championing the 19-year-old Brazilian model's virtues—so is this Ana Hickmann's year?
photographs courtesy ID Model Management

 

 

2000

 

Wear to go
What to wear when the invitation says … by Simone Knol

 

 

1999

 

Dermot O'Leary backstage
A heart-to-heart interview with the Irish co-presenter of the Clothes Show Live '99 on the show, New Year plans and his fashion disasters by Meredyth Lewis
photographed by the author

 

Kaaya: an experience to cherish
We visit New Delhi's Kaaya, offering customers ‘an experience to cherish’ by Aradhana Sinha

 

Triple Exposure
The 1960s fashion photography exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London by Simone Knol
photographed by Michael Cooper, John Cowan and Ronald Traeger

 

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