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Heidi Klum nuts over knockers

Filed by Lucire staff/November 23, 2007/23.22

Heidi Klum, the German supermodel (I believe we may use that term) stars in a commercial for the telecast of the Victoria’s Secret show next month. The promotion sees Klum joking about her breasts, referring to them as ‘great knockers’, perhaps showing how British colloquialisms have crossed the Pond.    The show, which airs on […]

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Glamour comes in sixes

Filed by Jack Yan//10.46

When sur?ng the Lucire Facebook group yesterday, I noted the six ladies that showed up in the members’ box were particularly glamorous. And not nobodies: Victoria Bunton of Sequel Events organized the Fashion on Q show last weekend at Peregrine Winery outside Queenstown and is a former model; Mary HD, whom I do not know, is, […]

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Stephanie Chaves-Jacobsen: the next actress of note?

Filed by Jack Yan//4.22

I’m thinking ahead to 2008, as many folks in my shoes would. And I have had some thought about future celebs and who I wouldn’t mind securing for our pages.    When Lucire editor Laura Ming-Wong chose Bruna Tenorio as one of our faces for 2008 in issue no. 24, I noticed that models and actresses […]

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When fashion and beauty magazines bore

Filed by Jack Yan/October 3, 2007/0.27

A designer, who shall remain nameless, recently said that Lucire was the only New Zealand [fashion] magazine she knew of that had any real journalism in it. I was very happy to hear that feedback, and it seems the concern of fashion magazines lacking depth is something shared by others. Stevie Wilson, Lucire’s former US […]

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Backstage at Karen Walker, spring–summer ’08

Filed by Lucire staff/October 1, 2007/1.11

Backstage with Karen Walker and her beauty team was lead make-up artist Romy Soleimani, collaborating with the designer on the look for her spring collection. I got a chance to catch her at the right moment in the midst of organized chaos. It’s not an easy job to chat and keep the focus on getting […]

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This looks familiar

Filed by Jack Yan/September 30, 2007/12.28

Long-time readers of my personal blog will know why I haven’t paid much attention to Vogue (Red) China but I should have, when blogging about Vogue India earlier. Here was the première issue’s cover there, as posted at Smarter Fashion Blog:    That’s Gemma Ward again in the centre. At least it’s part of the same […]

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Welcome to Vogue India: it’s about time

Filed by Jack Yan//4.39

  As someone who has long championed the Asian subcontinent—and Lucire has been linking Indian and Pakistani sites as they came to light over the years—I was happy to see that Vogue India has made it on to newsstands. The new magazine is a milestone in the rise of the subcontinental fashion industry, which arguably […]

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Curves are back at Prada

Filed by Jack Yan//1.49

From the Murdoch Press today, reporting from Milano. THE catwalk waif may be losing her sway. Miuccia Prada, the most-watched trendsetter in the fashion world, has signalled a move to curvier models by choosing a busty mannequin to parade a new sweater on the Milan runway where before she had stuck almost exclusively to stick-thin […]

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The race to the catwalk

Filed by Jack Yan/September 27, 2007/2.57

Many years ago, I received an email from a group titled something along the lines of the African–American Fashion Designers, inviting us to the group’s shows in New York. I said to an editor of ours, ‘But we don’t support a White Fashion Designers of America.’    He replied, ‘Yes we do. It’s called New York Fashion […]

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Jennifer Hawkins, as originally destined for Lucire

Filed by Jack Yan/September 25, 2007/13.38

For whatever reason, we have photographs on file here at Lucire that do not get published. Such as this 2006 pic of Miss Universe 2004 (and Miss Australia 2004) Jennifer Hawkins, which we could have run in our ‘Scene’ section if it were not for some questionable staffers a year ago. And since Laural Barrett, […]

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