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Why Peter Jackson deserves a knighthood

December 30, 2009/23.22

When Lucire first broke news yesterday about Peter Jackson’s knighthood in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours’ List—and before anyone in the country did, I might add—I was particularly delighted.    Peter Jackson deserves a knighthood not just because he makes marvellous films. Peter Jackson deserves a knighthood because he continues to believe in New Zealand […]

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Filmmaker Peter Jackson will receive a knighthood


Filmmaker Peter Jackson will receive a knighthood in HM the Queen’s New Year Honours’ List in New Zealand, according to sources.    While administered by the Herald-at-Arms in New Zealand, the honours have the sanction of HM Queen Elizabeth II.    Jackson may style himself Sir Peter Jackson if he chooses.    Jackson is best […]

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Victoria & Albert Museum to host Grace Kelly exhibition


Above Grace Kelly in a publicity shot for Rear Window. The Victoria & Albert Museum will showcase Grace Kelly’s wardrobe with over 50 of her outfits on show, including hats and the original Hermès Kelly bag. Grace Kelly: Style Icon runs from April 17 to September 26 in room 40 of the Museum.    Her […]

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Tyra Banks to end talk show in the spring

December 29, 2009/22.24

Tyra Banks has announced that her daytime talk show will end, with the last episodes to be made in the spring.    Even after the end of production, the show will continue to air for 2010–11, though with best-of episodes, says Variety.    The Tyra Show began in 2005, and has won Daytime Emmys in […]

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University professor puts Twilight: New Moon into context

November 20, 2009/11.27

The University of Denver is an unlikely institution to get on board the Twilight movie phenomenon, but Lynn Schofield Clark, associate professor of mass communication and journalism, puts it into context.    Dr Schofield Clark says that Twilight appeals to teenage girls, and their mothers, because of its empowering message. ‘Who wouldn’t want to be […]

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Von Avi announces Amelia competition

November 19, 2009/23.35

Wanaka, New Zealand-based fashion accessories’ brand Von Avi, known for its handbags constructed from aircraft aluminium, is giving away an aviation-themed prize pack to coincide with the release of the film Amelia.    The pack is valued at NZ$1,200, and comprises the Bar Fly handbag constructed with aircraft aluminium (left), solid rivets and solid brass […]

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Twilight’s Christian Serrato appears nude in PETA’s latest campaign

November 13, 2009/0.23

Christian Serratos’s new poster for PETA, one of the long-running ‘I’d rather go naked than wear fur’ series, is well timed to promote the new movie, Twilight: New Moon.    The youngest actress to have appeared in one of the advertisements—Serrato is 19—her poster has imagery intended to remind audiences of the vampire flick, right […]

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Scarlett smoulders in retro campaign for Dolce & Gabbana

November 12, 2009/11.08

Earlier this year, Dolce & Gabbana broke its first campaign featuring actress Scarlett Johansson. In the latest advertisements for the brand’s l’Eau the One, Johansson is back, shot in black and white with a 1950s’ retro style. Our verdict: it’s great that D&G is celebrating curves over the waif look, and Johansson is a great […]

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Zhang Ziyi opens Omega’s flagship boutique in Singapore

October 30, 2009/3.11

Cindy Crawford may get in a western audience, but in the east, it’s Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) whom Omega relies on to give it the glamour factor.    The international Chinese film star launched its flagship boutique at ION Orchard in Singapore along with the latest Constellation collection on Tuesday. An exhibition for the Constellation range […]

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Chic runs from Petone to Paris

October 18, 2009/8.49

Douglas Rimington On the main part of the Lucire site today is a special travel promotion on Petone, a place which really surprised us. The historical area on Jackson Street is full of surprises, and for Wellingtonians who hold on to decades’ old views about what Petone is like, cast aside your notions. Jackson Street, […]

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