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Wearing Dior, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy wins over English fashion media

March 26, 2008/21.36

The state visit of President Nicolas Sarkozy of France to the United Kingdom has started off on a positive note, if the fashion media there are any indication.    First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy was dressed in a Christian Dior grey coat (that grey—the one the fashion house itself made famous) with matching beret, accessorized with a black […]

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George Clooney fashion line release an early April Fool gag?

March 25, 2008/1.59

And it’s a hoax—as one reader, who sadly did not leave his or her name in the comments, suspected. George Clooney’s management has said that an email doing the rounds among the fashion media—we and Women’s Wear Daily at least received it—saying that the actor was launching a clothing line is a fake.    ‘I have […]

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George Clooney launches his own fashion line in Milano

March 24, 2008/21.38

It had to happen sooner or later. Of all the celebs out there, George Clooney is particularly marketable, not just because of his looks, but because of his social activism. Thanks in part to his politician Dad Nick, the younger Mr Clooney is probably interested in more than acting.    At the Westin Palace in […]

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Rescuing the Britney Spears image

March 22, 2008/23.59

With all the negative attention that Britney Spears gets, is it a good time to be marketing her Believe fragrance? It’s what we’ve alluded to in our beauty article online today.    We hope Ms Spears will get well—and that the paparazzi lay off her a little. Unfortunately, the Britney economy is worth hundreds of […]

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Is Vogue’s April 2008 cover racist?

March 21, 2008/1.02

Vogue’s April 2008 cover with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and Gisèle Bündchen has been branded by some as being racist. As noted by the Plain Dealer over in Cleveland, Ohio: LeBron shares the April cover of Vogue magazine with supermodel Gisele Bundchen. It’s been noted by some that his open-mouthed screaming face and the […]

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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 Heidi Klum to […]

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In the archives: Sonia Gray, 2005

March 6, 2008/11.22

I’ve been doing a bit of clearing out of old CD- and DVD-ROMs here at head of?ce and among them was a shoot from 2005 by photographer Janet Liu. Obviously, as it was unpublished, she retains copyright in this image and I’m putting it up only for critiquing purposes—and to give Janet a small promotional […]

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Kouros v. Schwarzmann: newspaper owner sues blogger in Finland

March 4, 2008/6.46

I haven’t been following this story, but I received a Digg about it today from my friend Igor Polyakov.    American expat blogger Phil Schwarzmann, living in Finland, is being sued by Iranian expat and newspaper publisher Alexis Kouros over trivialities, it seems.    I am getting this strictly from Schwarzmann’s side so I have […]

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Bill Clinton is stumping for Hillary, but is he hurting her campaign?


Former President Bill Clinton has been singing his wife’s praises all over the State of Texas, but some feminists, myself included, are sceptical of his motives.    When our 42nd president visited the University of Texas at Austin Wednesday, February 27 (which was Chelsea’s birthday) he drew a crowd of around 6,000 people, according local […]

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Angelina Jolie writes eyewitness account from Iraq

March 3, 2008/13.52

Late last week, Angelina Jolie, UNHCR ambassadrice and actress, wrote an open letter published in The Washington Post, reporting her observations in Iraq.    I am always keen to hear ?rst-hand reports rather than things ?ltered through some editorial agenda. This publication is no exception: I make it no secret that we support environmental causes—and […]

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