Lucire
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Out now: Lucire issue 48, with free shipping for UK and US

Treliske v. Trelise wouldn’t be easily won

February 23, 2008/5.00

[Cross-posted] If you read between the lines, you probably could detect I wasn’t terribly thrilled about the Trelise Cooper Ltd. v. Cooper and other case from 2005 to 2007. It was brand-damaging for Trelise Cooper, probably stressful for Tamsin Cooper, and at the end of the day, I had my doubts on whether the burden […]

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Lucire’s Thai edition released

February 21, 2008/13.10

Our friend Miguel has his copies of Twinpalms Lucire from the printer—and tells me that the magazines are looking beautiful.    As mentioned last month, Lucire launched in Thailand this week, in collaboration with Twinpalms Phuket. We had an amazingly smooth working relationship with the magazine’s art director and editor, Miguel Kirjon, at Asia Design […]

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Catherine Zeta-Jones’s Pretty Irresistible

February 16, 2008/10.03

Beauty editor Michelle Perry and guest beauty editor Emma Foley give great tips in the print edition of Lucire, mixing products from a variety of brands. In emails arriving here, by contrast, companies try to encourage emulating their looks, such as this one from the people at Elizabeth Arden for its Pretty Irresistible colour collection, released […]

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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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Behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week

February 12, 2008/4.18

Odds and ends from New York Fashion Week, prior to our big articles in print: ?rst, our own Ashleigh Berry was interviewed by Re?nery29, in its ‘Style & People’ section. Go Ash! She managed to get to the Karen Walker show—her must-see for the week, being a fellow New Zealander—and the nice folks at Re?nery29 interviewed […]

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President Nicolas Sarkozy marries Carla Bruni

February 3, 2008/3.59

Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni arrive in Egypt for their Christmas holiday in 2007. Although some media reported this as a fait accompli weeks ago, it only happened Saturday 11 a.m. in Paris’s 8e arrondissement: President Nicolas Sarkozy and model–singer Carla Bruni have wed, on the ?rst ?oor of the Élysée.    The source is […]

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Lucire launches in Thailand

January 27, 2008/4.20

Lucire, the international fashion magazine headquartered in New Zealand, has announced that it has collaborated with the Twinpalms Phuket resort and Asia Design Consultants Ltd. to see an extra print edition in Thailand. Twinpalms Lucire launches February 20 with 5,000 copies distributed through the Surin Beach, Phuket resort and its sister properties. The magazine has […]

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Australian actor Heath Ledger, 28, found dead

January 22, 2008/23.17

Australian-born, Oscar-nominated actor Heath Ledger, 28, has been found dead in a Soho, New York apartment.    The New York Police Department has confirmed his death. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said Ledger was found by a housekeeper at 3.26 p.m., who went to tell him that a masseuse had arrived for an appointment. ‘We don’t know the cause of the […]

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Sarkozy, Royal spent tens of thousands on campaign grooming, make-up

January 19, 2008/2.35

Echoing the expense that President Clinton was once known for (an infamous expensive haircut at LAX), a commission in France examining the make-up, hair and related expenses of its presidential candidates in 2007 revealed that the Socialist Party’s Ségolène Royal spent €53,581during her campaign.    Nicolas Sarkozy, who won the presidency, spent €34,445.    The commission would […]

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