Lucire
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Out now: Lucire issue 48, with free shipping for UK and US

International think-tank announces fifth annual Brands with a Conscience

January 3, 2008/13.49

The Medinge Group, an international think-tank on branding and business, today releases its fifth annual Brands with a Conscience list. In the Group’s opinion, these eight diverse organizations show that it is possible for brands to succeed as they contribute to the betterment of the society by sustainable, socially responsible and humanistic behaviour.    The […]

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The Indian luxury brand: Jaguar, Land Rover the vanguards to the west

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[Cross-posted] We can be pretty con?dent with Ford’s latest non-announcement announcement that the Tata acquisition of Jaguar and Land Rover is a fait accompli.    The Indian multinational says it will make no changes to employment at Jaguar and Land Rover, which no doubt helped swing the sale in its favour. And there are other […]

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Cars not to be seen in ’08

December 23, 2007/3.32

We’ll announce the 2008 Car to Be Seen in nominees shortly on the Lucire website, but what gets us is how many mainstream models are in the reject pile. But at least the Australian Toyota Avalon and Rover 45 are gone. Chrysler Chrysler Sebring Jeep Patriot Jeep Compass GM Daewoo Tosca (a.k.a. Chevrolet Epica, Holden Epica)  […]

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Cadillac heads Down Under

December 14, 2007/7.06

[Cross-posted] Cadillac will head Down Under, according to General Motors–Holden’s boss Chris Gubbey.    It makes sense: the brand is well known despite not having retailed here postwar, thanks to American media, President Bush and The Matrix Reloaded. GM has been making right-hand-drive Caddys for some time for the Japanese and the British. And with […]

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Maybelline appoints Jessica White as new spokesmodel

December 10, 2007/15.07

Model Jessica White, a Brooklyn, NY native best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and, from 2006, on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk, has been appointed the new face of Maybelline. White said in a release today that she was delighted to represent African–American women and the Maybelline brand, alongside her idol Christy […]

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New watches from TAG Heuer, Maria Sharapova

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TAG Heuer brand ambassador, tennis champion Maria Sharapova, presented several new women’s watches yesterday (Dec. 8) in Miami from the company’s Professional Sports Watch, Carrera and Formula 1 series.    The Professional Sports Watch is ‘inspired’ by Sharapova, and is made of ultra-light titanium and able to absorb 5 kg of shock. It is available in […]

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Audi readies A3 Cabriolet for February launch

December 7, 2007/10.58

Audi has done well with Lucire’s annual Car to Be Seen in, being its inaugural winner at the turn of the century. And its latest model, the A3 Cabriolet, could fare well when it hits streets in February 2008 in Germany.    It’s more cohesive in appearance than the A4 Cabriolet, which I had the pleasure […]

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Wellington’s fashionable crowds

December 6, 2007/23.20

If you were clever and in Wellington, New Zealand, you could have made two events scheduled for the same time last night. Kelly Thompson, the first New Zealander to shoot a retail Lucire cover, had an illustration exhibition opening at Good as Gold on Victoria Street (on till the end of December). Last night she […]

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Patrick Dempsey the new face of Versace

December 4, 2007/11.35

Patrick Dempsey of Grey’s Anatomy—let’s also not forget Loverboy and Meatballs III—is the new face of Versace’s men’s line, according to the fashion house. Donatella Versace said to the press, ‘He has that confidence, completely comfortable in his own skin, that is so attractive.’ Mr Dempsey’s campaign has already been shot by Mario Testino and […]

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Arizona road trip

December 3, 2007/8.32

There are a lot of connections between myself, Stanley Moss, Pierre d’Huy, Lucire and the Medinge Group. Rather than explain things too much, I’d like to share some photos that won’t be in a future Lucire from Stanley, who serves as travel editor: after all, this blog is about the behind-the-scenes happenings at this magazine […]

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