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The global fashion magazine May 28, 2022 

Sweden’s king of swimwear, Panos Papadopoulos, reveals all in his new autobiography

Filed by Jack Yan/May 16, 2022/5.45

  Toward the end of next week, Panos Papadopoulos’s autobiography, Panos: My Life, My Odyssey, comes out in London, with an event in Stockholm following. This is an intimate memoir about Panos’s rise, from childhood poverty in Greece to the ‘king of swimwear’ in Scandinavia. Not only do I have an advance copy, I collaborated […]

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Essano launches Visible Repair range of creams and exilir, formulated for 50-plus skin

Filed by Lucire staff/May 6, 2022/13.18

  Essano has launched its Visible Repair range, targeted at women over 50, with a formula specifically designed for mature skin. With the changes in œstrogen and progesterone over 50, skin does not protect itself, maintain hydration, or produce strong collagen as it once did. The Visible Repair range, with its day cream, night cream, […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet débuts 12 works digitally on May 12

Filed by Lucire staff/May 4, 2022/11.55

Ross Brown  Header image: Noelani Pantastico in Seattle Dance Collective’s Alice (photographed by Bruno Roque). Above: I Deeply Know, filmed in Heather Straka’s Isolation Hotel, with Saul Newport and Caulum Gray in the top photo, and Saul Newport in the second.   With COVID-19 still very much with us, the Royal New Zealand Ballet débuts […]

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Letter from a deck chair, summer 2022

Filed by Lucire staff/May 3, 2022/9.36

Don’t even try to explain what sort of vacation folks will choose after being cooped up for two years. It defies prediction. A well heeled couple we know could have done anything from trekking in Bhutan to luxury glamping in Patagonia, yet what did they opt for as their first foray into post-pandemic luxury-world? A […]

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Vans holds custom workshop in Auckland for Earth Day, with artist Chippy Draws

Filed by Lucire staff/April 19, 2022/10.05

  As promised at the time of its opening, Vans will hold a customs’ workshop at its Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand store. On the 23rd, for Earth Day, artist Chippy Draws will be present to help Vans customers customize their tote bags and shoes, while his own creation will be on display. Vans aficionados […]

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Stefan Engeseth gives away his book, One, in the interests of peace

Filed by Jack Yan/April 15, 2022/12.37

  I always thought One: a Consumer Revolution for Business was one of Stefan Engeseth’s best books, if not the best. He recently posted on Linkedin: ‘readers have told me that the book can lead to a better understanding of people and society (which can end wars).’ In the interests of peace, he thought he’d […]

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Conviction Skincare launches with three jojoba-based face oils

Filed by Lucire staff/March 31, 2022/5.14

New Zealand-made Conviction Skincare, created by Gemma Ede, has an ingenious range of oils designed to simplify one’s skin care routine. Conviction launches with three oils based on jojoba oil, infused with permaculture-grown turmeric and kanuka. Vitamins B and E, antioxidants, chromium, copper and zinc naturally derived from soils feature in the formulas. The ingredients […]

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Hit beauty brand Skin Proud arrives on Farmers shelves in New Zealand

Filed by Lucire staff/March 30, 2022/11.00

  British brand Skin Proud has already found success in the US retailing at Wal-mart, and hits New Zealand shelves as of now, appearing exclusively at Farmers. Skin Proud’s ingredients are 100 per cent vegan, PETA-approved cruelty-free, and affordable. The company is also refreshingly inclusive, understanding that beauty products have to work with all complexions, […]

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Opel returns to New Zealand with electrified entries in every model line

Filed by Jack Yan/March 24, 2022/0.03

  If you’re a curious soul like me, you’d have stumbled across the opel.co.nz website a few days ago, and realized that was the German brand being teased to press, something that was officially announced today to New Zealand motoring journalists. The clue wasn’t so much in the ‘modern German’ mention in the teaser, but […]

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