Lucire
The global fashion magazine June 16, 2024 
Out now: Lucire issue 48, with free shipping for UK and US

Guildford’s Chloë Marshall in the running for Miss England

March 22, 2008/4.36

As we head into the national pageant season in many parts of the world, the winner of Miss Surrey—who will go on to contest the national Miss England title—has been announced as Chloë Marshall of Guildford.    Miss Marshall, 16, is already a model represented by Models Plus. She may be the ?rst normal-sized entrant […]

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Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Cream, $5—but only at one store

March 7, 2008/23.53

With the reopening of the Elizabeth Arden ?agship store on Thursday, the company is retailing its famous Eight-Hour Cream for US$5 for Friday and this weekend at that one location. Read more in our article, including Catherine Zeta-Jones’s ribbon-cutting—or head to 691 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York. You may also like Five days in […]

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Agyness Deyn is Tatler’s best-dressed woman; Kate Moss slips to second

March 3, 2008/12.22

Supermodel Kate Moss has lost her top spot as Tatler’s best-dressed woman, it was reported today. Agyness Deyn, British Model of the Year, has taken her place.    The magazine stated, ‘Whether she’s sipping chai at the Russian Tea Rooms in Primrose Hill or kicking back at Henry Holland’s studio, she’s fash-fabulous … Rockin.’    Moss […]

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Katoucha Niane, 47, confirmed dead

March 1, 2008/11.29

Katoucha Niane, the model who graced Yves Saint Laurent’s campaigns in the late 1980s, has been confirmed as the body recovered Thursday in the Seine. She had been reported missing on February 1. French police officers are treating her death as accidental: it was believed that she returned to her houseboat drunk and fell in […]

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Checking the StarNow Australian Model Search entrants

February 24, 2008/22.41

I’ve logged in to the StarNow site to see who has added their names and portfolios to the Australian Model Search that the agency is running.    I am happy to note that there are more ladies over 30, plus a handful over 45. To those ladies, I say: good on you.    There is […]

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Being a harsh judge helps in Miss New Zealand

/11.12

I see Miss World 1975 Wilnelia Merced—Mrs Bruce Forsyth now—was mentioned on our blog, which takes us into the world of pageantry once again (OK, bad segue). It’s the season for it and I am unof?cially told that I will be judging Miss Universe New Zealand again.    Last year’s pageant was an eye-opener and this year […]

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Gisèle Bündchen set to get Max Factor contract, says source

February 16, 2008/11.27

Brazilian supermodel Gisèle Bündchen may have scored a two-year, $2·5 million contract to be the face of Max Factor, according to E! News.    The entertainment news service quotes a source close to the deal, saying that the campaign will break in the summer.    Bündchen is the highest-earning model in the world at the […]

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Catherine Zeta-Jones’s Pretty Irresistible

/10.03

Beauty editor Michelle Perry and guest beauty editor Emma Foley give great tips in the print edition of Lucire, mixing products from a variety of brands. In emails arriving here, by contrast, companies try to encourage emulating their looks, such as this one from the people at Elizabeth Arden for its Pretty Irresistible colour collection, released […]

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Is Naomi Wolf pulling punches for Dove’s Real Beauty campaign?

February 15, 2008/23.08

In its quest to become a brand associated with more than a bar of soap, Dove has launched an enviable feel-good campaign that seeks to remake the way women feel about beauty advertising. Dove ads challenge the domination of thin, pouty-lipped supermodels in beauty advertising. When critics claim the ads are simply good for the […]

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Maximizing your chances in the StarNow Australian Model Search

February 12, 2008/4.50

I began checking out some of the entrants in the StarNow Australian Model Search. While my judging doesn’t begin till the public votes in its favourites and we get to the ?nal 20, the folks at StarNow wanted me to take a glance to see the calibre of entrants.    Yesterday, I did have one […]

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