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Wooden gown wins supreme World of Wearable Art Award

September 25, 2009/13.37

Alaskan David Walker has won the Supreme award at the Montana World of Wearable Art Awards (WOW), held Friday night at the TSB Bank Arena in Wellington, New Zealand.    Walker’s Lady of the Wood, which takes the silhouette of an eighteenth- to nineteenth-century ball gown, but is made of mahogany, lacewood, maple and cedar, […]

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Props to Balliage

September 9, 2009/10.22

I gave Balliage (22 Brandon Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand) a plug on telly a few years ago, and I think John Birnie and his team deserve another. This year, only Karen at Vanilla (also a fantastic salon) and various stylists at Balliage, principally Ahn-Tuan Dinh, have looked after my hair. Here are some of […]

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Twiggy’s 60th birthday exhibition hits London, September 19

July 8, 2009/13.48

Above: The iconic image of Twiggy, aged 16 and weighing 90 lb, photographed by Barry Lategan in 1966. It has been known that a book celebrating Twiggy’s 60th birthday, Twiggy: a Life in Photographs, will be published by the National Portrait Gallery this year, but only today has news emerged about the dates for an […]

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Icons Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett dead

June 25, 2009/22.47

TMZ was the first to report that pop star Michael Jackson had passed away after suffering cardiac arrest at his home. Presently, mainstream media outlets such as the Los Angeles Times are confirming the news, based on their sources.    Jackson’s death comes on the same day another icon, Farrah Fawcett, died after a long […]

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A Long Term Relationship with hair

June 16, 2009/13.01

Given the long hair trend is back in a big way, it was refreshing to learn of a new Clairol product especially geared to it. Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship has higher conditioning levels, which should guard against damage better. Not bad for a mass-market brand, with shampoo, conditioner and treatment mask. There’s a red […]

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Five days in New Zealand with Summer Rayne Oakes

June 11, 2009/10.14

It’s been a wonderful few days chilling out with our ed.-at-large, Summer Rayne Oakes, in Lucire’s home country of New Zealand to promote her book, Style, Naturally.    Summer Rayne was out this way to attend Greenfest in Brisbane, Queensland, and decided that she should venture to New Zealand to see us and to give […]

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From the A pillar to Verve

May 31, 2009/16.58

I know Lucire is not a car maga­zine, but I thought I should clarify my state­ments about the A-pillar area on the Peu­geot 308 SW being messy. At left is a photo­graph I took on my old cell illus­trating what I meant. Some people might like all these lines that go nowhere and every­where—I don’t. […]

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10 Years Younger goes live at Earl’s Court in July

May 15, 2009/11.20

Myleene Klass will open a live version of 10 Years Younger at Earl’s Court 2 between July 3 and 5.    Some of the TV show’s experts—Klass, Andrew Barton, Lisa Shepherd, Dr Uchenna Okoye and Jan Stanek—will be on hand to re-create the experience with those attending, with live demonstrations and makeovers.    Those interested […]

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NP Set makes it to New Zealand

February 4, 2009/10.10

New Zealanders are now able to get Napoleon Perdis’s NP Set range at the company’s new concept store at Sylvia Park. We hear there will be a nationwide roll-out in time, but for now, the 83-item NP Set range of lip and eye colours, foundations, concealers, powders and brushes is exclusive to the Auckland mall. […]

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GHD’s limited-edition packs pamper for the holidays

November 14, 2008/5.07

GHD has two limited-edition packs for the holidays in New Zealand: the Purple Pamper Pack (NZ$75) and the travel-dryer kit (NZ$89).    The Purple Pamper Pack features GHD’s Exotic Opulence bubble bath, body butter, body scrub and shower gel. All products feature a scent dominated by lily and enhanced with fresh jasmine, white rose and […]

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