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The Wallace & Gromit Children’s Foundation needs your help

October 3, 2008/11.43

I received an email from my friend Luke Nicholson, who is a Medinge Group member. Without going into the details, the Wallace & Gromit Children’s Foundation needs help. Ideally, the help of a large corporate sponsor who sees the potential of not only doing a good deed, but sees the bene?t of aligning itself with the […]

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Window Cleaning: lessons in social media

September 25, 2008/13.14

[Cross-posted] Not directly about fashion, but possibly still of interest to those in to blogging and social media, particularly their relevance to modern business. My friend Tim Kitchin (left) has an excellent video series, Window Cleaning, on his company’s website. Tim leads the ?rst video on social communication (a very ?tting introduction), while Johnnie Moore […]

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They were all Happy Days: ’50s fashion is back

September 18, 2008/10.32

We’ve noticed a lot of 1950s and retro styles at the spring–summer 2009 New York Fashion Week, and, as we noted today on our fashion features’ page, Shaboosh of Australia (above) has sought the same inspiration. There is some evidence to show that when there are recessionary tendencies in the market—and collapsing American ?nancial giants […]

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Model Sanctuary opens again at London Fashion Week

September 14, 2008/13.14

Erin O’Connor, Vice Chairman of London Fashion Week, opens the doors of the Model Sanctuary, for the third season running, to catwalk models working in the city. Located in a luxury and spacious three-bedroom suite of a central London hotel, models are able to relax, have access to free healthy food and drink, wi? and […]

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British women vote Fiat 500 their sexiest car

September 11, 2008/13.32

We did say the Fiat 500 was the Car to Be Seen in for 2008—something we actually knew in January but had to delay announcing for commercial reasons (including its later launch in New Zealand). And now, as if to prove that we do have our ?nger on the pulse, British women have voted the […]

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A glimpse into autumn–winter beauty

September 10, 2008/12.29

John Russel Jones, Stephen Ciuccoli, Amanda Dorcil and Reiva Cruze are all reporting a ‘hectic’ New York Fashion Week, while we gear up here in New Zealand for another. In London, Monica Waldron and Robyn Merritt are heading to a smaller group of shows. And while they’re doing that, we decided at head of?ce to […]

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Kate Moss gold sculpture unveiled

August 28, 2008/2.00

A gold sculpture (the maquette is shown at left) of supermodel Kate Moss, dubbed Siren, has been unveiled at the British Museum.    The statue, weighing 50 kg, is the work of artist Marc Quinn. It is claimed to be the largest gold statue since those made in ancient Egypt and has been valued at […]

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Manchester’s Nabil El-Nayal wins BFC scholarship

August 20, 2008/10.35

The British Fashion Council (BFC) today announced that the winner of its MA scholarship scheme is Nabil El-Nayal (left).    The scheme provides funding for fees for MA fashion design courses and is part-funded by the London Development Agency. Any ?nal-year fashion students from colleges that are members of the BFC’s Colleges Council may apply. […]

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Agyness Deyn engaged?

August 9, 2008/5.28

Various media are reporting that model Agyness Deyn has become engaged to Albert Hammond Jr, the guitarist for the Strokes.    Deyn and Hammond became an item several months ago.    This year marks a record year for Deyn’s mentions in the media, according to Lucire’s research, making her more of a source of news […]

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Keira Knightley need not feel inadequate: she is a good model to follow

August 2, 2008/8.44

Keira Knightley says that she feels inadequate alongside better qualified actors because she didn’t go to university, according to next month’s Tatler. This is despite Miss Knightley, as Forbes revealed, being the second most highly paid actress in Hollywood. But that feeling of needing a little more is a refreshing one among the highest-profile members […]

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