Lucire
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Out now: Lucire issue 49, with free shipping for UK and US

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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Talking car interviews Heidi Klum, David Hasselhoff for VW

April 3, 2008/13.31

It’s not the new Knight Rider (which returns on NBC this year), but Max, a talking, black 1964 Volkswagen Käfer—Beetle to Anglophones—which will front a campaign for Volkswagen of America launching today called Das Auto.    Max will interview, in a talk show setting, supermodel Heidi Klum, TV personality David Hasselhoff—who should have no problems conversing with […]

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Clio meets Dauphine

March 28, 2008/8.52

This photograph was shot for a motoring-and-travel story about the South Island, New Zealand in Lucire no. 26, but it’s one that won’t run in the print magazine as the quality’s not up to scratch. The light is far too strong, but I like the concept: the new Renault Clio meets an old Renault Dauphine. We […]

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How I louvre to see you

/5.10

While Samantha Potes is covering Toronto Fashion Week for Lucire (welcome back, Samantha!), we did receive a release about Kolor Shades from Canada. They’ve just had their opening party in Toronto and sent us some great images from their shoot.    They’re very youthful and apparently these are the latest styles in eyewear, though older […]

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A high score from Blogged.com

/2.46

This was a nice email to get today: Our editors recently reviewed your blog and have given it an 8.0 score out of (10) in the Entertainment category of Blogged.com. This is quite an achievement! http://www.blogged.com/directory/entertainment We evaluated your blog based on the following criteria: Frequency of Updates, Relevance of Content, Site Design, and Writing […]

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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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The three-pointed star goes Avantgarde

March 21, 2008/9.47

  The Mercedes-Benz C200K Avantgarde gets the Lucire road test treatment—rather than analysing horsepower and acceleration, we weigh up the style quotient. It passes—if you are looking for a car that expresses Germanic rationality with something special. It’s got a ?ght on its hands this year, with a revised BMW 3-series and a new Audi […]

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