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What they’ll envy in ’16

Lola Cristall looks at the latest offerings in beauty and lifestyle as she attends launches at New York Fashion Week and other events


Welcome to the future

Jack Yan has had more time to live with the BMW 218i Active Tourer, and finds even greater appeal with the company’s first foray into the MPV segment
photographed by Stuart Cowley



Lucire: LivingWomen must be at the forefront of climate change solutions
Susi Newborn breaks down the issues relating to climate change, something which affects women far more than men, and issues a challenge as planet Earth must fight for its survival


Range Rover Evoque: still fresh, more stylish, surprisingly capable

Jack Yan samples one of Lucire’s most acclaimed SUVs, in the form of the 2015½ Range Rover Evoque Si4 with Black Pack, and throws more than what you might expect at it
photographed by Stuart Cowley


The legend of Pininfarina

Jack Yan looks at the legacy of Sergio Pininfarina, one of the most famed car designers in automotive history
photographs courtesy manufacturers
from issue 29 of Lucire


Honesty is the best policy

Jack Yan tests the BMW X5 Xdrive25d. It might be nearly 40 PS down on the previous, more expensive X5 he tested, but he finds there’s more than a valid case for it
photographed by Stuart Cowley; Castle Pt photos by Yvonne Tucker and the author



Lucire: LivingThe 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


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


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


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


One for the money

Laden with extras, the BMW 116i Innovation Edition presents a particularly good deal at the German range’s entry level, writes Jack Yan
photographed by the author


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



Lucire 2014 | The global fashion magazineHands 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



Lucire 2014 | The global fashion magazinePhil 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


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



Lucire: LivingThe 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


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



Lucire 2014 | The global fashion magazineStar-struck at Sundance
Lola Saab looks back at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, from the premières to the celebrity lounges and parties



Lucire 2014 | The global fashion magazineOlga 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



Lucire 2013 | The global fashion magazineHitting 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


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