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Push arrives in New Zealand

April 30, 2009/1.05

Peering down intently to the subtly lit stage, my eyes transfixed, my back upright and tilted forward so not to miss a moment of the serene beauty and grace of French ballerina Sylvie Guillem gliding fluidly across the stage with such effortlessness. The air still, I am hypnotized by the meditative atmosphere created by the Spanish guitar music and I […]

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Ashes to Ashes is back

April 2, 2009/9.15

Further to our earlier post about the second series of Ashes to Ashes, here’s the trailer, released yesterday.    The 1980s, or at least this fictional version of it, doesn’t look much like where we are at, with its bright colours—we are trying to shed ourselves of 1970s’ dreariness. Though the autumn 2009 collections indicate […]

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1982 will be different as Ashes to Ashes’ next series begins

March 28, 2009/6.09

We’ve been patiently waiting for news of Ashes to Ashes’ second series for quite some time. This time last year, we had already talked about the series, the ’80s and the decade’s influence on fashion.    Last week was the first time we had heard much about the next Ashes to Ashes, aside from a […]

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Top model Jodie Kidd kicks off Fiat’s EcoDrive

March 18, 2009/11.01

Last year, we said the Fiat 500 would be the Car to Be Seen in—and this year, more people are getting on board the popular retro-styled subcompact car.    After celebrating Barbie’s 50th anniversary with a pink 500 last week (below), Fiat has announced that British top model Jodie Kidd was the first Briton to […]

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Audi to celebrate centenary at Goodwood


The company which is now Audi was founded in 1909 by August Horch, and its centenary will be celebrated at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July. As the ‘featured marque’ at the event, those attending will see historical Audi models, including the famous Auto Union C and D Type racers, and the rally-conquering Audi […]

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Taking photos of cops? You’re aiding terrorists, says UK

January 31, 2009/13.29

[Cross-posted] As if Britain wasn’t already sufficiently heading down the V for Vendetta path (remember how last year, Mr Brown seized Icelandic funds on the grounds of terrorism—anyone know an Icelandic terrorist?), along comes amendments to the big catch-all Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 where people could be arrested and imprisoned if they take a photograph of […]

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Hetty Rose recycles kimono fabrics for spring–summer

January 26, 2009/11.17

We’ve had a few chats lately to readers about shoes—especially ones with prints and how they would make more of a comeback.    We were very interested to see the Hetty Rose collection for the spring–summer season. Embroidery and kimono fabrics—some are vintage and recycled, sourced from Japan—are the hallmarks of this new collection. The […]

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Opel Insignia wins another award

January 16, 2009/12.42

The Opel Insignia has done very well for GM—such a shame it has come while the company is in such a deep crisis. It took home the 2008 Car of the Year award from European journalists, as we reported last year. It has also won the ADAC (German Automobile Association) Gelben Engel award on January […]

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A reminder about the “Model Mayhem scam”

January 12, 2009/4.12

Repeating a post made in August 2008: please be on alert, at sites such as, for anyone claiming to be from Lucire based at 32 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London. There is no Lucire office there. We do not send emails from Rocketmail [and we would never have an address in the format of luciremagazine**]. […]

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Ecover 3 skipper Mike Golding meets Kelly Brook at London Boat Show

January 10, 2009/7.17

Ecover 3 skipper Mike Golding might have had to retire from the Vendée Globe race due to a damaged mast, but he did make it back to the UK for the opening of the London Boat Show at Excel on January 9 to meet celebrity Kelly Brook. Above are scenes from the opening and Golding […]

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