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Keeping fit the Cirque the Soleil way with Reebok

February 26, 2009/23.02

Cirque du Soleil was the subject of a large article in the first Twinpalms Lucire in Thailand, but we didn’t expect it would really get in to fashion. Enter Reebok, which has followed up the Step Reebok programme of the late 1980s with Jukari Fit to Fly, an exercise routine developed with the circus arts’ […]

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MAC’s Hello Kitty clothing auction goes live tonight

February 9, 2009/12.37

MAC Cosmetics has launched its Hello Kitty line, but as with many of its initiatives, charities will benefit. There’s a Hello Kitty cosmetics’ range for those who love the brand, while clothing inspired by it will be auctioned off on Ebay from Monday, February 9 at 9 p.m. EST (Tuesday, February 10, 2 a.m. GMT) […]

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Summer Rayne Oakes’s Style, Naturally out now

February 4, 2009/10.14

By our editor-at-large Summer Rayne Oakes, Style, Naturally is an eco-conscious guide to fashion and beauty, with responsible brands and tips for living sustainably. It’s the most comprehensive and accessible book on the topic—we had a sneak preview a few months ago. Out now; for more information, surf to Summer Rayne’s site at Retail […]

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NP Set makes it to New Zealand


New Zealanders are now able to get Napoleon Perdis’s NP Set range at the company’s new concept store at Sylvia Park. We hear there will be a nationwide roll-out in time, but for now, the 83-item NP Set range of lip and eye colours, foundations, concealers, powders and brushes is exclusive to the Auckland mall. […]

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Barbie’s 50th birthday approaches

January 29, 2009/5.02

Above: The late Ruth Handler, Barbie’s creator, admires her creation at its 40th anniversary celebration at F. A. O. Schwarz in New York, March 9, 1999. At the time, two Barbie dolls were sold per second. Mattel’s Barbie doll celebrates its 50th anniversary on March 9, 2009.    Barbie was launched at the New York […]

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Samantha Powell, in black and white

January 16, 2009/11.27

Doug Rimington has given us permission to publish this image from his film camera, taken last year during our shoot of Miss Universe New Zealand 2008 Samantha Powell. Rebecca Connor—Miss Wellington and a make-up artist in her own right—is on the right. You may also like Behind the scenes on Samantha Powell’s shoot Former Miss […]

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L’Oréal and Carelle create compact for Golden Globes’ nominees

January 10, 2009/10.31

L’Oréal Paris and Carelle, the jewellers, have created a Red Carpet Golden Globes Compact for this year’s top female nominees in the Best Actress—Drama and Best Actress—Comedy categories. One compact will be auctioned at beginning January 11, with all proceeds benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. You may also like Golden Globe suites: another […]

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Britney Spears turns her image around, as predicted

January 7, 2009/5.38

Above: Britney Spears in a Hidden Fantasy print advertisement for Elizabeth Arden. Who would have guessed, when we published our piece, ‘Rescuing the Britney Spears Image’ in March last year, that the singer’s negative image could be overturned so substantially by January 2009?    Since March 2008, Spears has made a proper comeback—despite continuing bad […]

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Claudia Schiffer next with beauty line?

January 4, 2009/11.28

Yet another supermodel might be launching a cosmetics’ range: Britain’s Daily Mail tabloid says Claudia Schiffer is planning a line for the summer, to sell alongside a jewellery range that bears her name.    Both Cindy Crawford and Elle Macpherson, Schiffer’s supermodel contemporaries from the 1980s and 1990s, have beauty ranges that they endorse.   […]

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Jessica Alba’s in the red spirit

December 3, 2008/11.17

Campari launched its 2009 calendar, starring Jessica Alba, at a celebrity event in Milano yesterday. We’ve featured a few of Mario Testino’s stunning images from the calendar, with Alba promoting the red spirit in each one, some subtly, some less so (with the Campari bottle being quite noticeable). Also noticeable: make-up has been getting a […]

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