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TOMS Shoes, Rag-bag, Paul Newman among Medinge Brands with a Conscience winners

January 1, 2009/7.42

Above: A 2005 photograph of Paul Newman with ‘Paul’, an eight-year-old Victory Junction Gang camper, during the Las Vegas Champ Car 400. Among the Medinge Group’s Brands with a Conscience winners, announced today by the international branding think-tank, is TOMS Shoes, known for donating a pair to communities in need whenever one is bought. Annually, […]

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Michael Caine is London’s favourite Londoner

November 29, 2008/1.02

In an effort to get tourist numbers up, Britain’s Visit London campaign, in association with Virgin Atlantic, has presented an award to actor Michael Caine—Sir Maurice Micklewhite—for being London’s Favourite Londoner. The award was voted on by fellow Londoners and is one of fourteen Visit London awards that are presented. The awards are now in […]

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New London footwear label is a trip

November 27, 2008/15.12

We like this idea: Above + Below London, a new footwear label, uses fabrics that have been reclaimed from London buses and Underground carriages from the 1950s through to the 1990s—with the permission of Transport for London. Some are rare and will likely take wearers back to an earlier era.    Central St Martin’s graduate […]

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Matthew Williamson is H&M’s next guest designer

November 25, 2008/12.30

Above: Model Veronika Fasinova and Matthew Williamson, previewing one of the designs in next spring’s collection for H&M. (Photographed by Magnus Magnusson for H&M.) Continuing the idea of accessible luxury, Hennes & Mauritz has announced that its next guest designer will be Matthew Williamson. Williamson follows in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Viktor […]

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GM’s Opel Insignia is European Car of the Year

November 17, 2008/21.55

I hope this is the last car post for a while since we are in danger of turning into a car blog. The Opel Insignia has won European Car of the Year, so I was wrong on my guess that a Ford would take the position.    The Ford Fiesta lost by one point: 320 […]

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European Car of the Year to be announced Nov. 17

November 11, 2008/7.22

Final voting is under way for the European Car of the Year 2009 and the result will be announced on the 17th inst. at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London at the Autocar Awards.    Interestingly, the shortlist is not too dissimilar from the Car to Be Seen in finalists that Lucire announces next month. […]

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Sony Ericsson’s FanWalk brings MTV and Walkmans together

November 8, 2008/13.23

Sony Ericsson and MTV have hosted a FanWalk, where 100 music lovers from Europe, the Middle East and Africa participated in a nine-day, 400 km pilgrimage from London to Liverpool from October 29.    The 100 were selected from 3,000 applicants who uploaded an online casting video to They have been uploading personal daily […]

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Bond and feminism: our preview of Quantum of Solace

October 30, 2008/12.43

Olga Kurylenko as Camille, entering Medrano’s suite at Perla De Las Dunas, Bolivia, in Eon Productions’ Quantum of Solace. Photographed by Karen Ballard. With the worldwide première of the new James Bond ?lm, Quantum of Solace, almost upon us, we decided to run an article originally destined for the print edition of Lucire online today. […]

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Tamara Ecclestone poses nearly naked for PETA campaign

October 8, 2008/12.21

On the Lucire site today, Croat-English TV presenter Tamara Ecclestone, daughter of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, has posed nude (save for a chequered flag) for PETA’s campaign featuring celebrities who would “rather go naked than wear fur”. Head over to the PETA blog for a video taken on the day of the shoot featuring […]

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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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