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Claudia Schiffer holds off writing autobiography

November 28, 2007/10.04

Claudia Schiffer says she will continue to hold off writing an autobiography, citing that at 37 she is too young to write about her life. She is also not prepared to divulge personal details, guarding her private life closely.    ‘I’ve had a lot of offers but I just don’t feel ready yet,’ she told […]

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Paulina Porizkova replaces Twiggy for cycle 10 of America’s Next Top Model

November 27, 2007/22.58

Due to con?icting schedules, Twiggy will be unable to appear as a judge alongside Tyra Banks, J. Alexander and Nigel Barker in cycle 10 of the CW’s reality series, America’s Next Top Model. Taking her place will be former Estée Lauder signature face and actress Paulina Porizkova.    Czech-born Porizkova (in which case one probably should […]

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November beauty online

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For lovers of beauty out there, a couple of articles this month online (re-runs from Lucire’s print edition) may interest you. We have Schwarzkopf’s spring–summer hair trends for the warming southern summer: I found this interesting from a design perspective, with the comments about futurism. Secondly, Ana Vegar’s earlier story on Clarins’ international make-up artist, Claude […]

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A long weekend in te Waka a Maui

November 24, 2007/11.32

It was a pleasure bumping in to former Lucire cover girl Amber Peebles (above, posing cheekily while eating salad), newly engaged to TV personality and entrepreneur Brooke Howard-Smith, at Style Christchurch last week.    Also present was Lizzie Gray, Miss New Zealand 2006, and both girls were more than ably looked after by producer extraordinaire Andhy Blake. […]

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Heidi Klum nuts over knockers

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

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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?

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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

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

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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