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Out now: Lucire issue 49, with free shipping for UK and US

Monica’s back, in a new shoot with Florin Radu

October 13, 2007/13.17

In the last 10 years, we have broken quite a few stories: Zac Posen had his first in-depth interview with Lucire, we take credit for the first pieces on Christina Perriam and Kathryn Wilson, and over in Romania, Monica Colombeanu (née Gabor), who was famous in her own right, became a cover girl for the […]

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Supporting literacy: recycle your magazines

October 11, 2007/22.56

‘Magazine publishing powerhouses and reading advocates team to inspire schools to join global magazine recycling initiative for literacy’. The press release may have a long headline, but the cause is a worthy one.    Since 2005, Lucire has supported the initiatives of MagazineLiteracy.org, aimed at promoting literacy to children initially in the US, through the use […]

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The new Zinio edition, downloadable now

October 6, 2007/13.18

Due to a licensing mix-up with the US edition, we went on Zinio, then went off Zinio, and it was due to the New Zealand and Australian of?ces of this digital magazine delivery service that we had things sorted out for Lucire’s issue 23.    Last week, we uploaded issue 24, which took a tad longer […]

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Meeting Donna Loveday

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[Cross-posted] Had a great chat this morning to curator Donna Loveday from the Design Museum. Her exhibition, When Philip Met Isabella, a tribute to milliner Philip Treacy and the late Isabella Blow, is on at the New Dowse in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, after dropping by in St Petersburg and Melbourne, and I would seriously […]

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When fashion and beauty magazines bore

October 3, 2007/0.27

A designer, who shall remain nameless, recently said that Lucire was the only New Zealand [fashion] magazine she knew of that had any real journalism in it. I was very happy to hear that feedback, and it seems the concern of fashion magazines lacking depth is something shared by others. Stevie Wilson, Lucire’s former US […]

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OK, just one more post on Vogue covers

October 1, 2007/22.46

From Creative Review (“hat tip” to Flypaper): Scott King has done a series of parody Vogue covers, in a “what if?” post-Wintour scenario. Have a glance by clicking on the pic below.    If things come in threes, then this should (hopefully) be the last Vogue post for a while. You may also like Lucire updates: emerging […]

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The folly of geo-targeting in a world of global brands

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In the 1990s, the geo-targeting of advertisements on websites was not very common. If a campaign went out—such as when Condé Nast’s style.com advertised here to get its word out to fashionistas—it went out globally. We were paid, of course, for delivering campaigns to everyone.    Somewhere this century, advertising decided to take a backward step, […]

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This looks familiar

September 30, 2007/12.28

Long-time readers of my personal blog will know why I haven’t paid much attention to Vogue (Red) China but I should have, when blogging about Vogue India earlier. Here was the première issue’s cover there, as posted at Smarter Fashion Blog:    That’s Gemma Ward again in the centre. At least it’s part of the same […]

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Welcome to Vogue India: it’s about time

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  As someone who has long championed the Asian subcontinent—and Lucire has been linking Indian and Pakistani sites as they came to light over the years—I was happy to see that Vogue India has made it on to newsstands. The new magazine is a milestone in the rise of the subcontinental fashion industry, which arguably […]

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What of the old news page?

September 29, 2007/14.37

Before this blog started, we were collecting feeds from myself, US editor-at-large Summer Rayne Oakes, travel editor Stanley Moss and US correspondent Arabella Marie (pictured at left, in a very Americanized head shot) and putting the headlines and the first few words that followed them on to the Lucire news page.    That page has […]

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