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Lucire issue 29 is out, starring Laura Vandervoort

November 13, 2012/12.58

It was uncharacteristically quiet in the news pages in Lucire on Monday, for a very good reason: the release of issue 29 in print and PDF.    The latest issue features Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, V, Ted) on the cover, photographed by Courtney Dailey, styled by Lei Phillips, with make-up by Jamie Dorman and hair by […]

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Lucire turns 15: bring on the future

October 21, 2012/9.45

I’ve written so many editorials about Lucire’s history for our various anniversaries that now we’ve turned 15, I feel like I’d just be going over old ground. Again. I’d do it maybe for the 20th or 21st, but the story has been told online and in print many times.    But 15 is a bit […]

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Fashion legend Anna Piaggi passes away, aged 81

August 7, 2012/13.41

Captain Catan, under Creative Commons Attribution 3·0 Anna Piaggi, the famed Italian fashion writer and editor, has passed away, aged 81.    Piaggi had written for Vogue Italia and created the Italian magazine Vanity, with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, Karl Lagerfeld and Manolo Blahnik among her many fans.    Piaggi was born in Milano […]

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Live at Six is a play for our media-obsessed times

April 17, 2012/23.19

Downstage’s brand is one of participation: look back through the theatre’s history and it’s been about innovation and democratization. The clue’s even in the name.    Live at Six, the new production currently on at Downstage, embodies its ethos beautifully. Theatregoers are expected to bring their smartphones to film an incident that takes place in […]

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British media get excited over Cheryl Cole’s 28th birthday party

July 3, 2011/11.34

Never believe ‘sources close to’ in media, those well meaning folk who use their own constructs to read a situation—or those who simply invent gossip to fuel their importance. We’re not exactly falling for the news that there is an Ashley and Cheryl Cole reconciliation, even if the footballer was seen attending his ex-wife’s 28th […]

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Lady Gaga shocks with massive platform heels at CFDA awards

June 7, 2011/12.41

David X. Prutting/Billy Farrell Agency Lady Gaga loves to shock, and she did so again at the CFDA awards at the Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York on Monday night. Donning a turquoise wig and enormous platform heels—which made it so hard to walk she literally needed support—Gaga accepted the Fashion Icon Award […]

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Lady Gaga guest-edits Metro newspaper in London

May 17, 2011/0.38

Lady Gaga, 2010’s (and 2011’s) mistress of publicity and fame, has stepped in to the editor-in-chief’s chair at Metro UK, as guest editor for a day.    The singer wore a choker, bra top and black pants as she took the editor’s chair. She then led an editorial meeting where she discussed LGBT and equality […]

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The fascination with Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding

April 16, 2011/9.32

Mario Testino Above Prince William and Kate Middleton’s choice of Mario Testino for the official engagement portraits led to the media dissecting everything from tradition to fashion. There have been many stories this month not just on the Royal Wedding, but on how unimportant the Royal Wedding is. It’s almost a backlash, as surveys go […]

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A question to readers: may we change our RSS feeds to summaries?

April 3, 2011/23.00

When we first started offering an RSS feed for Lucire in the late 2000s, we set it up to work as we did on other sites: providing users with full feeds. In the early 2000s, when I began blogging, I understood that full feeds were preferred.    This previous month, however, saw a record number […]

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