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FedEx Global Access Awards create a sense of mystery

November 29, 2009/4.02

Above The five finalist labels of the FedEx Global Access Fashion Award. One thing fashion journalists are seldom called on to do is the sort of investigative probing that was best exemplified by the fictional Cal McCaffrey, as played by John Simm, in State of Play. We investigate, but it all seems mundane in comparison. […]

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Michelle Obama leads Elle’s best-dressed list

November 27, 2009/5.10

Elle’s best-dressed list for 2009 has US First Lady Michelle Obama in first place in the ‘politique chic’ category, with France’s own First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in second.    French Sports Minister Rama Yade came third, followed by HRH Princess Letizia in fourth place and French presidential candidate Ségolène Royal in fifth.    While the […]

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David Bailey selling exhibition to open at Bonhams in March

November 25, 2009/11.38

Above Jean Shrimpton, a.k.a. the Shrimp, as photographed by Bailey in British Vogue. A selling exhibition, Pure Sixties, Pure Bailey, of David Bailey’s iconic images of the 1960s will be hosted by Bonhams at 101 New Bond Street from March 7 to April 7, the company announced yesterday.    In celebrating the 50th anniversary of […]

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Oprah Winfrey to call it quits on talk show in 2011

November 20, 2009/0.20

The Oprah Winfrey Show will broadcast its final episode on September 9, 2011, according to sources.    Oprah Winfrey’s company, Harpo, Inc., officially announced the end of the show on Thursday. A public announcement will be made on the show on Friday in the US.    Winfrey, 55, is tipped to focus on her cable […]

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A media opportunity as Sarah Palin, aided by Oprah, goes to the mainstream

November 16, 2009/8.25

American readers will get to see Oprah Winfrey interview Sarah Palin today, in what is widely tipped to be a casual, feel-good special to promote the former governor’s book, Going Rogue.    Some media have tipped this as the launch of ‘Sarah Palin 2·0’, one who is now free from the Republican Party machine and […]

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Cassius shows ’10 campaign visuals

November 14, 2009/20.43

We love these new visuals that Jason Ng at Cassius Eyewear sent to us earlier this month. The extra good news, apart from doing some very stylish eyewear, is that his company is getting more attention domestically—until recently, it seemed Cassius would be known outside its native New Zealand more than it would be on-shore. […]

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Stephen Fry and brumplum: it’s a good-news story

November 1, 2009/9.35

Despite Stephen Fry and fellow Tweeter, brumplum, settling their differences four hours ago, many media outlets are content to spread the bad news that the actor–writer is poised to quit Twitter this morning.    Yesterday, brumplum called Fry ‘boring’, which the actor took to heart while he felt down. Brumplum later apologized for the remark. […]

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Online today: Jimmy Choo for H&M, travelling in Navarra

October 25, 2009/9.56

The 22nd was quite a heavy news day, so our story on the Jimmy Choo for H&M range was put back on the main part of the site. It’s online now, for those who want to see the first fruits of the labours between the famed shoe brand and one of the biggest fashion retailers […]

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Twelve things you might not have known about Lucire

October 20, 2009/11.00

This post has gone online exactly 12 years since Lucire went live on the internet (October 20, 1997, 6 a.m. EST), to commemorate our anniversary.    Since those humble beginnings, Lucire has branched out from the web and into international print editions. And rather than go on about our history as we did in editions […]

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Chic runs from Petone to Paris

October 18, 2009/8.49

Douglas Rimington On the main part of the Lucire site today is a special travel promotion on Petone, a place which really surprised us. The historical area on Jackson Street is full of surprises, and for Wellingtonians who hold on to decades’ old views about what Petone is like, cast aside your notions. Jackson Street, […]

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