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Views from the Medinge Group’s 2010 Brands with a Conscience ceremony

January 29, 2010/13.23

Left Jean-Luc Colonna d’Istria of Merci. Right Medinge director and MIP dean Pierre d’Huy translates for Dominique Benoît of Pictet et Cie. Below The Brands with a Conscience certificate, designed by UffindellWest. The Medinge Group had a slightly smaller Brands with a Conscience ceremony today at the Management Institute of Paris, reflecting the international nature […]

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Oscar de la Renta shows resort collection at Dubai Mall

January 6, 2010/14.02

Oscar de la Renta recently launched its resort 2010 collection at its newly opened boutique in the Dubai Mall, in partnership with Retail Arabia International. The fashion company’s signature skirt suits, caftans and evening gowns dominate the collection, with accessories such as wide alligator belts, patent and snakeskin sandals, and leather Cordia tote bags completing […]

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Muna Abu Sulayman awarded 2010 Colin Morley Award

January 5, 2010/11.03

Muna Abu Sulayman is today announced as the winner of the Medinge Group’s 2010 Colin Morley Award, given to an individual who has contributed to the betterment of society through sustainable, socially responsible and humanistic behaviour. The award is part of Medinge’s annual Brands with a Conscience list, now in its seventh year.    ‘It […]

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Filmmaker Peter Jackson will receive a knighthood

December 30, 2009/8.55

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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Running out of time

December 29, 2009/1.30

[Cross-posted] I posted this on my Tumblog earlier today but it is worth repeating here: I captioned it, ‘We probably will keep thinking [climate change] is someone else’s problem till we encounter threats like the Maldives and other places do: if we don’t do something, our country will disappear. But this graphic is a heck […]

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Saab shouldn’t object to a Beijing courtship

December 14, 2009/10.25

Photographed by Meredyth Lewis/JY&A Media [Cross-posted] I know I blogged enthusiastically about the potential of Koenigsegg buying Saab to put its solar-powered car into production but, as we know, that deal has since fallen through. Saab’s future is uncertain again, even if Dutch company Spyker—which, like Koenigsegg, also makes specialty sports cars—has expressed an interest […]

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Thinking environmentally: Abi Ferrin interview, COP 15 highlights

December 13, 2009/10.56

On the main part of the Lucire site today: our Paris and New York correspondent, Rola Saab, interviews Abi Ferrin. Rola purposely sought out Abi because of her environmental concerns, and her latest collection was inspired by the Osa rainforest in Costa Rica. Continue reading here.    As the UNEP’s first fashion industry partner, we […]

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Electric car companies use COP 15 to market their wares

December 7, 2009/12.40

Above Think City cars outside the Bella Centre in København, Denmark. Electric car companies are using the København United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) as a forum to market their products—which makes one wonder if some of these conferences have come grand trade fairs, rather than one where politicians do any work toward climate […]

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Emporio Armani shows Product Red range

December 1, 2009/15.05

Emporio Armani has shown its products to support Product Red and World Aids Day. The products, including a watch and sunglasses, will be retailed online at, which turns red for the day to promote the global initiative.    A percentage of sales go to the Red fund, which finances projects in Africa. In addition […]

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Michelle Obama leads Elle’s best-dressed list

November 27, 2009/5.10

Elle’s best-dressed list for 2009 has US First Lady Michelle Obama in first place in the ‘politique chic’ category, with France’s own First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in second.    French Sports Minister Rama Yade came third, followed by HRH Princess Letizia in fourth place and French presidential candidate Ségolène Royal in fifth.    While the […]

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