Lucire
The global fashion magazine August 13, 2022 

A 25th anniversary retrospective: leading up to Lucire’s launch in 1997

June 2, 2022/3.28

Above: Lucire’s holding page, as archived by the Internet Archive on October 17, 1997. There was no semicolon in JY&A Media; this appears to have been a bug from the Archive’s spider, as explained here.   Normally, I wouldn’t be browsing the Internet Archive for old Lucire pages, especially as I have all of them […]

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Brands need special spaces in the metaverse, rather than mixing it with everyone

March 30, 2022/12.05

There were three stories in Lucire during March on virtual worlds. First, Riveka Thevendran took us into gaming fashion with a brief journey into its history, for a feature originally published in print. Secondly, DeepBrain announced that Chinese state TV channel CCTV will have an AI anchor. And thirdly, Kate Moss now has an avatar […]

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A tribute to the uniquely creative and brilliant David MacGregor

November 28, 2021/9.45

Wayback Machine at Archive.org Above: A 2000 screenshot of Emale, created by David MacGregor.   I was very saddened to learn of the passing of my friend David MacGregor, with whom this magazine collaborated in the early 2000s. But David was much more than the creator of Emale (eMALE in its official form), New Zealand’s […]

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Revamping Lucire to look sharper on mobile devices

October 10, 2021/9.48

The astute among you will have seen some changes taking place on a few pages in Lucire’s online edition. First one article was switched to a new template, then it was the home page (where there’s a slider with three stories), and now all the news pages (which are run on the Wordpress content management […]

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Instagram shuts down Lucire’s and others’ accounts with no explanation

September 30, 2021/19.56

A number of Instagram accounts have been shut down with no violation of their terms and conditions, including the account for Lucire.    Activity on social media, especially Reddit, suggests that Instagram has been closing numerous accounts without warning, and barring any attempts at the link they provide to file appeals. One observer on Reddit’s […]

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SMoss’s Great Again charts the course of the Trump presidency

April 11, 2021/2.08

  Lucire travel editor Stanley Moss, writing as SMoss, has put together a limited edition volume documenting the presidency of Donald J. Trump, available in both a hardcover collectors’ edition and a smaller paperback.    Entitled Great Again, the book begins with a cover showing a worn ‘Make America Great Again’ cap discarded on the […]

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