Lucire
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Renewing our link to TopButton.com

October 3, 2007/0.16

This week, we renewed our acquaintance with Mike Feldman at TopButton.com, which we knew many years ago as NYSale.com.    I remember meeting up with Mike and his wife Dianna mere weeks before 9-11 at the Penn Club at the NYSE, and over the years, we’ve maintained our websites’ respective links to one another.    We’ve put a […]

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The folly of geo-targeting in a world of global brands

October 1, 2007/12.32

In the 1990s, the geo-targeting of advertisements on websites was not very common. If a campaign went out—such as when Condé Nast’s style.com advertised here to get its word out to fashionistas—it went out globally. We were paid, of course, for delivering campaigns to everyone.    Somewhere this century, advertising decided to take a backward step, […]

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What of the old news page?

September 29, 2007/14.37

Before this blog started, we were collecting feeds from myself, US editor-at-large Summer Rayne Oakes, travel editor Stanley Moss and US correspondent Arabella Marie (pictured at left, in a very Americanized head shot) and putting the headlines and the first few words that followed them on to the Lucire news page.    That page has […]

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The race to the catwalk

September 27, 2007/2.57

Many years ago, I received an email from a group titled something along the lines of the African–American Fashion Designers, inviting us to the group’s shows in New York. I said to an editor of ours, ‘But we don’t support a White Fashion Designers of America.’    He replied, ‘Yes we do. It’s called New York Fashion […]

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Yoko Homo and other New Zealand myths

September 19, 2007/22.33

Hushed into the corner by a designer amongst the hum of Fashion Week, I was asked if I had seen the Michael Pattison show Yoko Homo. I hadn’t, but I wish I had.    He began to retell a story involving a spat between Mr Pattison and Ms Stacy Gregg. He had actually the story a little askew, […]

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Lucire editorial, September 11, 2001

September 12, 2007/1.49

Let the healing begin Lucire, September 11, 2001 Today we suspend our New York activities in light of the attacks on the United States. And we know many of you are turning to us for our thoughts. I have my thoughts on what this all means.    First, we send our deepest, most heartfelt sympathies […]

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Dame Anita Roddick, DBE: leadership is about humanity

September 11, 2007/13.51

I cannot be sure whether, if Dame Anita Roddick had not lived, Lucire would have taken the ethical, socially responsible route. It’s not so much that we don’t believe in corporate social responsibility (CSR). However, would we have had the courage to have become the United Nations Environment Programme’s ?rst fashion industry partner in 2003? […]

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Quick clip from the next Lucire

September 10, 2007/23.59

I know this is a well known fact in fashion circles, but I quite liked the expression: A former design tutor of mine, Arti Sandhu, now at Columbia College’s fashion department in Chicago, Ill., recently explained a theory of hers, calling fashion magazines ‘female porn for gay males.’ It says a lot of the politics […]

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Claudia Schiffer: it’s harder for supermodels today

September 6, 2007/11.05

Left: A perfect example of the global fashion story: Claudia Schiffer herself modelling H&M, as featured in Lucire in 2000. Photographed by Max Vadukul. I’m glad someone agrees with me when I said earlier that the great global fashion stories seem to have deserted us—unless you drag in a supermodel from the 1980s or 1990s. And […]

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Get Frank launches—with a little help from Lucire

September 3, 2007/11.17

Rich and Mitch at Get Frank have launched their site (which is featured in the next print Lucire). And with a little help from yours truly, now doubling as the motoring writer there. Sure, the first piece is a re-run from Lucire (we’ve agreed to license content to Get Frank) but, as far as I […]

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