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Pure expression

Lucire’s Car to Be Seen in for 2019 is a shape that has been with us for two years—and coming up to three. What makes it more qualified than this year’s many débutantes? Jack Yan attempts an answer
Some photographs by Justin Leighton

 


The personal touch

Since she joined our team a year ago, Lucire KSA editor Annie Wahab makes visits after each issue’s publication to many of her featured subjects

 


Wired and wireless for sound

Having the right gear makes all the difference when you want to enjoy music properly. Lola Cristall looks at some of the best quality speakers and headphones on the market

 


Fizzy and feeling good

Elyse Glickman headed to two summer events in Los Angeles ideal for those who love good food and cocktails
Photographed by the author

 


Turning heads

Darren Koele, a veteran in central Ohio, has turned his pen-turning hobby into a passion for creating small works of art. Jack Yan speaks with him

 


Crowning glory

Ultra-premium linen brand Crown Goose Bespoke wants to transform where you sleep—at home or away—into a literal dreamland, writes Elyse Glickman

 


Order the latest issue of Lucire, starring Violett Beane

Our latest issue has plenty of exclusives, from an interview and shoot with God Friended Me’s Violett Beane to Stanley Moss’s return to Bali, and plenty of great fashion and stunning editorials. Enjoy the rest of your summer with Lucire’s 40th

 


Point taken

Jack Yan talks to Spencer Harrington, a New Zealand-born tattoo artist who’s gaining an international reputation for his work
Main photograph by Taylor Kuykendall

 


With the cares of the world far behind us

With a 50th anniversary limited edition based around its potent V12 DBS Superleggera, Aston Martin pays tribute to a Bond car, one that isn’t as well known as the DB5 from Goldfinger, but which deserves to be considered alongside it, says Jack Yan
Photographed by Dominic Fraser and courtesy Aston Martin

 


Musical inspiration

Lola Cristall finds out more about the field of music supervision, talking to Thomas Golubić, president of the Guild of Music Supervisors, after attending their ninth awards’ show in Los Angeles
Photographed by Rich Polk, courtesy Getty Images on behalf of the Guild of Music Supervisors

 


The perfect cheese board

There’s a way to get a cheese board right, and Charles Duque of the French Dairy Board (CNIEL) shares his knowledge on how to do it

 


Crazy sexy closets

If clothing, accessories, and jewellery are extensions of your personality, then give them the luxurious storage and security they deserve, reports Elyse Glickman

 

 

Lucire 2019 | The global fashion magazineWelcome to 2019, from the editor of Lucire KSA
Saudi Arabia needs to take its fashion and beauty industry to the next level. Most of all, it needs to develop successful local brands, writes editor Qurratulain Wahab
From the January 2019 issue of Lucire KSA
Photographed by Mohammed Al-Sagga

 


Fuelling the fire

Dolce & Gabbana’s video campaign prior to a Beijing show was labelled as racist, part of a pattern that can be traced back to western imperalism
From the January 2019 issue of Lucire KSA
Main photograph by WiNG/Creative Commons

 

 

Lucire 2019 | The global fashion magazineBlogs are here to stay
Rosie Findlay’s Personal Style Blogs is an in-depth analysis of the fashion blogosphere. In a counterpoint to our earlier story, Jack Yan considers her book
From issue 38 of Lucire

 


Jaguar, rethought

Lucire’s Car to Be Seen in for 2018 is Jaguar’s I-Pace, a car that redefines what its brand is about, while offering a segment-redefining entry into the growing luxury electric car market. Jack Yan discusses our decision
From issue 39 of Lucire

 

 

Lucire 2018 | The global fashion magazineWelcome to our Lucire KSA readers
Founder and publisher Jack Yan introduces a new print monthly for our readers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 


The lion roars with an American accent

Holden’s Acadia is intentionally imposing, its extravagant launch party echoing that theme. Our first drive of the range suggests the company may be on to a winner for the selfie generation, reports Jack Yan
Photographed by Simon Watts and the author

 


The return of Snejana Onopka

The elusive Ukrainian supermodel exclusively talks to Reilly Sullivan about what’s next

 


The fall of the influencer

Lucire predicted the rise of the social influencer many years ago. But now that such ideas have mainstreamed, we’re less optimistic about their staying power—by Jack Yan and Portia Gascoigne
From issue 38 of Lucire

 


The quiet achiever

Gone are the showy Holden Commodores, which, to be frank, didn’t always have the grunt their looks suggested. The latest RS-V model, with a 320 PS V6 and all-wheel drive, reverses the formula, with quiet looks hiding both horsepower and torque, writes Jack Yan
Photographed by Stuart Cowley

 


Škoda Karoq: being Praguematic

It’s farewell to Škoda’s very clever Yeti after eight years, and hello to the Karoq, another unusually named compact vehicle. But rather than the MPV-like philosophy of the earlier car, this one’s a crossover with SUV proportions. Does it succeed? Jack Yan takes it for a brief test
Video filmed and edited by Stuart Cowley

 


Awkwafina: working among crazy rich Asians

Rapper and actress Awkwafina plays Peik Lin in the summer hit Crazy Rich Asians. We sit down with her to ask about her experiences on the film, whether she saw any real-life crazy rich Asians, and what it was like working with Constance Wu and director Jon M. Chu

 


Twenty-twenty vision

The Volvo XC40 really is a leap into the future, not just for the brand, but for how cars in general can be, as we approach the 2020s, writes Jack Yan
Photographed by the author

 

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