Lucire
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A jewellery designer to watch out for

June 8, 2008/11.03

We always like seeing these success stories. Scarlett Lanson of Sedona, Ariz. might have missed out on the top three placings in the Swarovski Create Your Own Style design contest last year, but as she’s 17, she has plenty of opportunity to make her mark in years to come.    And even a fourth placing […]

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Yves Saint Laurent, fashion legend, dies

June 2, 2008/0.13

Yves Saint Laurent, arguably the world’s most famous fashion designer, has died in Paris on Sunday, 11.10 p.m. local time, aged 71, according to the Pierre Bergé–Saint Laurent Foundation.    Born Yves Henri Donat Mathieu Saint Laurent in Oran, Algeria on August 1, 1936, he had a childhood fascination for clothes, often teased and bullied […]

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The ’60s had it

May 29, 2008/11.24

The swinging ’60s, birthplace of the miniskirt, kinky boots, the Beatles, Mini Cooper and Twiggy, has been voted the decade that gave Europeans the most timeless styles, according to a survey conducted by LG Electronics, which commissioned the survey to coincide with the launch of its new third Black Label Series handset, the LG Secret. […]

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Renault launches Laguna Coupé at Festival de Cannes

May 27, 2008/9.07

Renault has launched its new Laguna 3 Coupé—and in one fell swoop, it has turned an odd-looking sedan into a sexy sports car. And as proof that cars are becoming fashion items, the company has launched it at the Festival de Cannes, the Cannes Film Festival, driven to a première by its boss, Carlos Ghosn. […]

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Cars and fashion: IADT students get inspired by GM

May 21, 2008/23.42

There’s a part of us that’s slightly cynical about the corporate involvement in this video, but it’s no different from sponsorships from fashion designers or fabric companies at polytechnic level. General Motors teamed up with the International Academy of Design & Technology and provided five cars from which students could be inspired. They had to […]

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Miscellaneous items on our desk

April 27, 2008/12.11

There are only 8,000 each for him and for her of the Diesel Fuel for Life Special Edition bottles, launched December 2007—and if you search, you may still be able to find some at ‘exclusive sales outlets’. We had to mention it since we think this is the coolest looking bottle for the first part […]

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Out of Africa

April 26, 2008/11.44

Online today: a preview of the H&M summer 2008 range (left), which the company says is inspired by hot, exotic locations such as India and Africa.    This is clearly in the Zeitgeist: the same week we receive Peter Alexander’s latest catalogue (below), which has an African-inspired collection. There’s something about Africa this summer, so […]

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Dita von Teese, Cointreau collaborate on NYC show

/4.28

Click on centre of image to play World-renowned burlesque performer Dita von Teese and Cointreau, the famous French orange liqueur, hosted a lavish debut party in New York for their ?rst collaborative effort, the Be Cointreauversial Show at the Angel Orensanz Foundation at 172 Norfolk Street.    Over 500 guests turned out including Jason Lewis, […]

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Gotta get a bloomin’ move on

April 25, 2008/2.36

This Mini Cooper S Clubman was my set of wheels when in Auckland. A great little car, and thanks to Piers, Kelly and Grant for their help at BMW. And thanks in addition to Kelly for sending back my Italian Job CD, which I left in the CD player. A full review in an upcoming […]

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A free issue of Lucire—online now

April 15, 2008/7.55

Each time we put out a Lucire in print, regardless of country, I wonder: do the folks in the countries (such as the UK) where the magazine is not available know what some of the layouts look like?    This time around, Laura and I decided we would do a 52 pp. downloadable PDF, containing […]

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