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Alex Evans is Britain’s Next Top Model

July 8, 2008/0.00

The winner of Britain’s Next Top Model has been announced as Alex Evans, 18, of Cranleigh, Surrey, after winning against Catherine Thomas, also 18, in the Cape Town-set ?nalé.    Stefanie Wilson, 22, came third.    Miss Evans takes home a contract with Models 1 and appear in a £100,000 campaign for Max Factor. She will also appear […]

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‘Why?’ may be a futile question in Ruslana Korshunova suicide

July 1, 2008/4.56

As some of you may have expected, the media are analysing why Kazakh model Ruslana Korshunova committed suicide. Part of it is because the analysis keeps the story alive. Another part is because people are fascinated by this fashion world, and why shouldn’t a newspaper, normally covering dull stories, have an excuse to put the […]

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It’s official: you can’t get Botoxed any more

June 27, 2008/6.54

Just as Google—the company that parodies its own logo—sent out notices to the media in 2006 on how to use its name, and suffered a small backlash from some quarters, Allergan is trying to protect its Botox trade mark by doing something similar.    We received a letter from Allergan’s legal associate for the Asia–Paci?c, Nicole […]

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In depth: Nom D, Fly Guys and Donna Loveday

June 20, 2008/11.28

A very established New Zealand designer, Margarita Robertson of Nom D, and a newer label, Fly Guys, are pro?led on the Lucire site this week. Sam Mitchell’s Q&A with Margi is probably the most in-depth that has ever been published. And we’re running another ex-print piece: my interview with Design Museum senior curator Donna Loveday, […]

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Welcome to Planet Green

June 6, 2008/10.32

On June 4, 2008, we said, ‘Welcome,’ to Planet Green, Discovery’s new channel replacing Discovery Home. And the welcome is felt extra-strongly because one of the channel’s personalities and board advisers is none other than Lucire editor-at-large Summer Rayne Oakes.    She tells me that there is a Wasted show that is based on the one […]

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Why Yves Saint Laurent’s passing is so felt in fashion

June 2, 2008/11.57

Yves Saint Laurent’s passing is such a shock to the fashion media because he was the world’s greatest couturier.    When we broke the news on Sunday night at Lucire, it was obvious that we were marking the end of an era.    The casual observer might say that the end occurred in 2002, when […]

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Shoegate: Sarah Riley, Trelise Cooper in payment dispute

May 22, 2008/5.32

It’s another case of ‘She said / She said’ in the fashion world, and Trelise Cooper’s name has come up again.    This time, footwear designer Sarah Riley is accusing Trelise Cooper Ltd. of not paying in full for supplied stock.    On Riley’s side, there might be some hope out there that people remember Trelise […]

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Easy targets from the anti-Rhonda Grant release

May 2, 2008/3.49

I ?nally came across the full text of the press release attacking Massey University over its story on its alum Rhonda Grant, Miss Universe New Zealand’s second runner-up.    You can read the statement from the Association of University Staff’s president, Assoc Prof Maureen Montgomery, via Scoop. I think she was pretty persistent, sending it […]

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Miss Universe New Zealand judge hits back at criticisms of contestant

May 1, 2008/23.52

Pageant judge and Lucire publisher Jack Yan has defended Miss Universe New Zealand second runner-up Rhonda Grant after criticisms about a Massey University story from the Association of University Staff.    ‘It’s the usual story of pulling down someone because of her looks or her success,’ he says. ‘I believe she’s been singled out.   […]

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A free issue of Lucire—online now

April 15, 2008/7.55

Each time we put out a Lucire in print, regardless of country, I wonder: do the folks in the countries (such as the UK) where the magazine is not available know what some of the layouts look like?    This time around, Laura and I decided we would do a 52 pp. downloadable PDF, containing […]

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