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Watch out for Sam

September 26, 2008/22.59

We’re preparing to shoot Samantha Powell, Miss Universe New Zealand 2008, on Tuesday. Photographer Doug Rimington is ?ying in from Sydney tonight and I collect him at the airport in a BMW 120i Cabriolet that the company has lent to me; and the Tissot Fabulous Garden watch has arrived, delivered personally by Grif?ths McKay & […]

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Laural’s online—and on TV tonight

September 21, 2008/6.31

Laural Barrett, whom I interviewed last year, will appear on Shock Treatment tonight on TV2, at 7.30 p.m., in New Zealand.    I recall when Laural returned from the ?lming of this reality show and we had a lengthy conversation about it a year ago. It’s a ?sh-out-of-water tale: Laural, while Miss New Zealand 2007, […]

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Make-up goes ’50s at Verge

September 18, 2008/11.50

Mineral make-up, as discussed by Lucire’s beauty columnist Nicole McKinnon as being the hot new trend back in 2006, has continued to be a staple, especially on the catwalk at Air New Zealand Fashion Week. At Verge, Nikki Lovrich, head make-up artist for the Jane Iredale team at the Verge show, gave the models a high-glamour […]

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Behind the scenes on Ralph Lauren’s Notorious commercial

September 12, 2008/8.37

Here’s a behind-the-scenes snippet on the making of Ralph Lauren’s Notorious fragrance commercial, directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Laetitia Casta and ?lmed in Paris. It seems to have the hallmarks of Wong’s artistic, visual style; Casta, meanwhile, is looking more con?dent and mature. You may also like Official: Laetitia Casta is the new face of […]

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Official: Laetitia Casta is the new face of Ralph Lauren Notorious

September 11, 2008/13.03

It’s not really a surprise, since news of this leaked out months ago, but yesterday did mark the official announcement of French (super?) model and actress Laetitia Casta as the new face of Ralph Lauren Notorious, the new fragrance. Read our story here—including our claim that Casta, till recently, had a higher profile as a […]

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A glimpse into autumn–winter beauty

September 10, 2008/12.29

John Russel Jones, Stephen Ciuccoli, Amanda Dorcil and Reiva Cruze are all reporting a ‘hectic’ New York Fashion Week, while we gear up here in New Zealand for another. In London, Monica Waldron and Robyn Merritt are heading to a smaller group of shows. And while they’re doing that, we decided at head of?ce to […]

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Jane Iredale photo competition winner announced

September 6, 2008/12.54

Jane Iredale has held a photographic competition in the lead-up to Air New Zealand Fashion Week. The brief: to design a high-fashion runway look in keeping with Fashion Week using the Jane Iredale product.    Katie Elliott of Essentially Skin, Whangarei, has won the competition, taking away $1,000 in Jane Iredale product, a luxurious night at […]

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Reese Witherspoon, Avon celebrate milestone in fund-raising

August 29, 2008/13.37

Avon Products, Inc. and Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon held a press conference in São Paulo, Brazil yesterday to celebrate the sale of 1·5 million units of Avon’s Women’s Empowerment Bracelet, the company’s first global fund-raising product.    Joining Witherspoon at the conference were Nilcéa Freire, Brazil’s Federal Secretary for Women Policies; Ana Falú, UNIFEM Regional Director for the […]

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Kate Moss gold sculpture unveiled

August 28, 2008/2.00

A gold sculpture (the maquette is shown at left) of supermodel Kate Moss, dubbed Siren, has been unveiled at the British Museum.    The statue, weighing 50 kg, is the work of artist Marc Quinn. It is claimed to be the largest gold statue since those made in ancient Egypt and has been valued at […]

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Bond girl Caterina Murino in Beijing

August 24, 2008/11.38

Bond girl Caterina Murino, who played Solange in the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale, and was best remembered in a scene riding a horse along a Bahamian beach, joined other celebrities in the Chinese capital as the Beijing Olympics drew to a close.    Murino, sponsored by Omega, jokingly talked about a James Bond film […]

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