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Backstage at Karen Walker, spring–summer ’08

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

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

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  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

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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

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

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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Model search for Napoleon Perdis face of 2008

September 12, 2007/13.03

Here’s one of two modelling contests that I want to let folks in on—the ?rst is the Napoleon Perdis Model Search that my friends at StarNow are running. And Napoleon is one of the community of internationally minded Greek entrepreneurs that I seem to be in contact with regularly. So there are two groups of […]

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Dame Anita Roddick, DBE: leadership is about humanity

September 11, 2007/13.51

I cannot be sure whether, if Dame Anita Roddick had not lived, Lucire would have taken the ethical, socially responsible route. It’s not so much that we don’t believe in corporate social responsibility (CSR). However, would we have had the courage to have become the United Nations Environment Programme’s ?rst fashion industry partner in 2003? […]

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