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H&M acquires company behind Weekday, Monki and Cheap Monday

March 6, 2008/11.43

H&M has signed an agreement to acquire the privately owned Swedish fashion company Fabric Scandinavien AB that is running the store chains Weekday and Monki. The Group also designs and sells fashion through a number of own brands, such as Cheap Monday. The turnover for the ?nancial year 2007–8 is expected to reach approximately SKr 400 […]

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Is Naomi Wolf pulling punches for Dove’s Real Beauty campaign?

February 15, 2008/23.08

In its quest to become a brand associated with more than a bar of soap, Dove has launched an enviable feel-good campaign that seeks to remake the way women feel about beauty advertising. Dove ads challenge the domination of thin, pouty-lipped supermodels in beauty advertising. When critics claim the ads are simply good for the […]

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Inspired by Sir Edmund Hillary

January 12, 2008/5.49

With Sir Edmund Hillary’s passing yesterday, New Zealanders are going online to buy and sell memorabilia, with the country’s $5 note being the most popular item. However, we’ve heard of something more tasteful from San Francisco, Calif. that shows just how far Sir Edmund’s in?uence went: a Jeanine Payer necklace, dubbed Arianna, inscribed with his famous quotation, ‘It […]

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Shu Uemura passes away, aged 79

January 10, 2008/0.41

Shu Uemura, the cosmetics pioneer known for his scienti?c approach to beauty, died from pneumonia December 29 in Tokyo aged 79.    Uemura was born in Tokyo in 1928. He attended a beauty school and was the only man in his class, according to Reuter. In the 1950s, he began his career as an assistant on a […]

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International think-tank announces fifth annual Brands with a Conscience

January 3, 2008/13.49

The Medinge Group, an international think-tank on branding and business, today releases its fifth annual Brands with a Conscience list. In the Group’s opinion, these eight diverse organizations show that it is possible for brands to succeed as they contribute to the betterment of the society by sustainable, socially responsible and humanistic behaviour.    The […]

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The Indian luxury brand: Jaguar, Land Rover the vanguards to the west

/13.40

[Cross-posted] We can be pretty con?dent with Ford’s latest non-announcement announcement that the Tata acquisition of Jaguar and Land Rover is a fait accompli.    The Indian multinational says it will make no changes to employment at Jaguar and Land Rover, which no doubt helped swing the sale in its favour. And there are other […]

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Dress My Nest: feng shui and clutter

December 21, 2007/13.49

Clutter and feng shui are connected, according to Jayme Barrett in this segment from MyStyle.com’s Dress My Nest. On today’s Lucire home page. You may also like HRH the Duchess of Sussex a surprise presenter at the Fashion Awards An interview with ousted Apprentice contestant, Paloma Vivanco Pierfrancesco Favino and David Beckham re-create The Persuaders […]

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Cadillac heads Down Under

December 14, 2007/7.06

[Cross-posted] Cadillac will head Down Under, according to General Motors–Holden’s boss Chris Gubbey.    It makes sense: the brand is well known despite not having retailed here postwar, thanks to American media, President Bush and The Matrix Reloaded. GM has been making right-hand-drive Caddys for some time for the Japanese and the British. And with […]

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Audi readies A3 Cabriolet for February launch

December 7, 2007/10.58

Audi has done well with Lucire’s annual Car to Be Seen in, being its inaugural winner at the turn of the century. And its latest model, the A3 Cabriolet, could fare well when it hits streets in February 2008 in Germany.    It’s more cohesive in appearance than the A4 Cabriolet, which I had the pleasure […]

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100 per cent New Zealand-designed

October 27, 2007/1.16

Yesterday, I saw this proclamation one time too many: ‘100% New Zealand Design’.    I worked for a company once, as a design assistant, that stated on its catalogue that it was 100 per cent ‘Designed in New Zealand’. Well, not only is this a wishy-washy statement trying to detract from the stigma of off-shore manufacture; in the […]

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