Lucire: Community


General modelling, lifestyle and fashion information

Links on modelling, lifestyle and fashion that we’ve been gathering at Lucire since we started in 1997 (with the occasional check for validity—please message us if you spot any dead links)




Anna Sinkovska
Official web site to this emerging Ukrainian-born Czech model, featuring portfolio pages and tearsheets from Prague and Paris


Bizzy Kidz
A child modelling agency in Kent, England, established in 1996, with a claimed 95 per cent success rate with auditions held by its models
Norway’s casting specialists in Bergen and Oslo, providing talent for commercials, photo, film, radio, TV, stage art and events. There is even a videocasting section. It charges a reasonable fee to be part of its searchable archive. Site is in Norwegian and English and’s staff speak English


Catwalk Studios
Amanda Bransgrove—a Lucire team member for years—has one of the most respected modelling schools, teaching catwalk and related skills in Auckland, New Zealand


Clyne Model Management
A leading New Zealand modelling agency, representing men and women locally and internationally


ConnieLene—Knit Designer
Connie Johnston has been creating knitted designs, and her blog is a very personal look at her experiences. Her site includes patterns, a gallery, and background information to her work


FabricLink's mission is to provide retailers and consumers with education on fabrics—something which it does well with this content-rich site


Fashion Diary
A cute and beautifully done site detailing fashion-related information from photographers and make-up artists to magazines and modelling agencies. The concept is a virtual diary. Shows that even in the new millennium you don't always need Flash to produce something that is browseable and neat


Fashion Digital Library
Japanese site with a wonderful directory of fashion information, in both English and Japanese


Fashion TV OceaniaFashion TV
We’ve known Michel Adam, the founder of Fashion TV, for over a decade. Here’s the official site of the original fashion television channel


Groove FM
Our favourite Wellington, New Zealand radio station, playing jazz, acid jazz, lounge, swing and other real music
Also known as Peluquerias, this Barcelona site returns after a redesign in 2001


High Heel Shoe Museum
We have been getting some amazing feedback about Bruce Gray’s shoe sculptures in Lucire. Here’s another fantastic one from Mr Gray, who’s working on a 7 ft version at the time of writing: the High Heel Shoe Museum
Julianna Miller calls hers ‘the alternative model site’. She feels her images reflect ‘strength, art and beauty’


Our favourite radio station in northern California, broadcasting jazz, 24 hours a day. Member-supported, so no ads. Make a pledge here


Kirsty Bunny Management
Kirsty Bunny Management is a New Zealand-based modelling, acting and talent agency (4/15)


Michael Hooker International
A well respected agency, assisting model agencies in New Zealand to get their talent abroad, founded by Michael Hooker and Hodi Poorsoltan (4/15)


Next Model Management
Redesigned for 2001 with full Flash functionality, a comprehensive agency site


Paparazzi Model Management
Helsinki-based model agency with a wide selection of professional models and tidily designed individual portfolios


Project BloomProject Bloom
Project Bloom offers the opportunity to feel and look like a model with a photographic service—and all participants go into the draw to win a NZ$3,000-plus prize pack (9/12)


Le Souk
Curated source for textiles, connecting designers with suppliers directly


StarNow is a central online talent casting website that provides a community for models, actors, musicians, dancers and other talent to meet and form working relationships with talent scouts from agencies, television productions houses, fashion houses, film directors and more. Started by Kiwis on their OE and with over 500,000 members
A comprehensive site with fashion links, chat, biographies, photo galleries, news and everything involving supermodels. It’s not limited to the established models: there’s a section devoted to up-and-coming talent, too


Vintage Fashion Guild
Founded by several vintage fashion retailers, this site seeks to educate—and show that vintage isn’t just for Hollywood stars who stumble upon it


No, not a radio station, but one of the world’s leading providers of news to the fashion industry


World of Hair
Up-to-the-minute information from this hair styles, products and services’ portal. Everything you need to know at an instant, arranged attractively and logically




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