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

Academy Award low-down: who came out top on Oscars’ night?

March 3, 2008/10.51

Did Atonement win the Academy Award? Or did the crime thriller No Country for Old Men swipe the Oscar? We now have all the answers from February 24 when this year’s winners were revealed. While we were all hoping our favourites would win the industry’s most sought-after awards, that wasn’t always the case. By the […]

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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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Being a harsh judge helps in Miss New Zealand

February 24, 2008/11.12

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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Time for a Brucie Bonus: compère extraordinaire Forsyth turns 80

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Showbiz legend Bruce Forsyth, CBE has celebrated his 80th birthday.    To mark the occasion, the Strictly Come Dancing host held a press conference at London’s Dorchester Hotel, followed by a lavish party for family and friends.    In an interview last week, Forsyth insisted that he has no intention of retiring just yet.    […]

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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

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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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Behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week

February 12, 2008/4.18

Odds and ends from New York Fashion Week, prior to our big articles in print: ?rst, our own Ashleigh Berry was interviewed by Re?nery29, in its ‘Style & People’ section. Go Ash! She managed to get to the Karen Walker show—her must-see for the week, being a fellow New Zealander—and the nice folks at Re?nery29 interviewed […]

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Naomi Campbell: modelling more racist than ever

February 7, 2008/5.36

Supermodel Naomi Campbell says the fashion industry is more racist than ever.    Campbell hit out at the lack of black faces on magazine covers and catwalks.    She told The London Paper: ‘Women of colour are not a trend. That’s the bottom line. It’s a pity that people don’t always appreciate black beauty. In […]

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Ashes to Ashes won’t suddenly kick off ’80s revival

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  With tonight’s première of Ashes to Ashes, the spin-off to Life on Mars, people have been talking about 1981 for a week or more, especially the UK press. There is talk of 1980s fashions making their way around and an increase in interest in the Audi Quattro, the car driven by Philip Glenister in […]

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