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The Lucire news page remains

September 1, 2009/13.33

We have decided to keep the ‘News’ page here on the Lucire site, rather than integrate it with ‘Insider’. It turns out that some of you do use it to get news headlines from around the web, and we can understand that it is helpful: it’s a convenient way to have a glance at what’s […]

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Peace and Joy this Christmas

August 31, 2009/12.26

We thought these were a lovely touch for Christmas: Peace and Joy necklaces from Cerise UK on London’s Columbia Road. The inspiration came initially from children’s jewellery that Cerise’s designer, Vicky Davies, was commissioned to make. The pieces are hand-engraved and cut, and the two birds come together. The ‘Peace’ bird has stars on the […]

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Iberian inspiration at Berlei


It seems quite a few people are tapping into an Iberian inspiration. Berlei’s spring–summer collection has ranges called Bolero, Flamenco and Paso Doble, at prices beginning at NZ$29·99 for the Flamenco G-string. For stockists, call (0800) 800-390 within New Zealand. You may also like Honor Dillon showcases Jockey range for spring–summer ’10–11 From floppy-disk bags […]

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Huffer releases limited range for the Warehouse to support Sign On

August 30, 2009/12.00

New Zealand retail chain, the Warehouse, and iconic Kiwi brand, Huffer, have joined forces with a limited-edition range selling at NZ$29·99. The partnership is part of the Sign On campaign to reduce greenhouse gases: the T-shirts include a swing tag that doubles as a postcard that can be sent in support of the campaign. There […]

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Lucire experiments with a new look online


We’re currently experimenting with a new look at Lucire, our first facelift in three years.    In the world of the Web, three years without a change is a long time. And if you like what we’ve done, we’ll roll it out more widely across the site.    Hop on over to the first article […]

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Mini shows Coupé Concept for 50th anniversary

August 26, 2009/17.22

On August 26, 1959, the British Motor Corp. released the Mini—or, more accurately, the Austin Seven and Morris Mini-Minor. The British icon celebrates its 50th anniversary today, and BMW, the current owner of the Mini brand, shows a coupé concept. It’ll be shown in the metal at the IAA—the Frankfurt Motor Show—and there’s a chance […]

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Miss New Zealand Katie Taylor WOWs Miss Universe with national costume

August 21, 2009/6.09

Photo credit: World of Wearable Art Ltd. For those in the Bahamas wowed by Miss New Zealand Katie Taylor’s national costume, we can now reveal more, since it has been shown there. The eagle-eyed fashionistas among you will have recognized it was having come from the Montana World of Wearable Arts’ show. Specifically, it’s In-Tui-Tion, […]

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Porsche launches Panamera at Laguna Seca

August 19, 2009/13.22

Porsche launched its Panamera four-door grand tourer at Laguna Seca, at the 36th Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races held between August 14 and 16. While the event typically sees classics—450 racers turned up, of which 145 were Porsches—the German marque brought new Panameras, along with four exhibits from the Porsche Museum. As the videos below […]

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BMW releases luxury hybrid

August 13, 2009/1.30

While Lexus has had a large, luxury car with a hybrid powertrain out for a while, BMW has caught up with its new 7-series. The BMW ActiveHybrid technology features a synchronous electric motor, a lithium-ion battery, and the power electronics required for the high-voltage on-board network. There’s still a turbocharged V8 under the bonnet, producing […]

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Robinson Designer Goldsmith reveals first of its Diamond Tattoo collection

July 29, 2009/11.36

Ken Robinson at Robinson Designer Goldsmith (Takapuna, New Zealand) gave Lucire a sneak peek at the first of his company’s exclusive Diamond Tattoo collection earlier this week. Robinson explains, ‘The platinum skull is pavé set with 2·4 ct of collection-grade diamonds. The 18 ct rose and yellow gold swallow is set with orange and yellow […]

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