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The timeless aspects of Patrick Lichfield’s work

July 31, 2008/12.51

  One image that wasn’t mentioned in Monica Waldron’s report from the May–June exhibition of Patrick Lichfield’s work was the above shot of Mick and Bianca Jagger on their wedding day in St Tropez. This was taken right after the Jaggers’ wedding on May 12, 1971, and was indeed part of the exhibition, and is […]

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I didn’t spend years at the University of Denver to be called Ms

July 28, 2008/9.48

While the New Zealand media did not say much about the visit of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at the time—too much time spent on the Barack Obama world tour, perhaps—the fashion industry can at least be happy with TV One’s prime-time report that she indulged in shopping for Kiwi clothing while here, with […]

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New Zealand builds up to the Olympics


Who really is this human Kiwi that can climb the world’s highest rock, run the world’s fastest mile, win the Victoria Cross twice, create the second top-grossing Academy Award-winning ?lm, and split the atom in an act that would forever transform our world? New Zealanders are a people that have proven themselves as warriors in […]

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Send Sam positive vibes as Miss Universe 2008 kicks into high gear

July 6, 2008/11.22

Preliminaries for Miss Universe began Sunday, where the contes­tants model in their bikinis; and the inter­views on Monday are three minutes long, with three judges.    This surprises me, because we inter­viewed the contes­tants in New Zealand over a mini­mum of 10 minutes with ?ve judges—and I dare say, though I never timed the sessions, […]

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Kylie Minogue receives her OBE at Buckingham Palace

July 3, 2008/12.04

As reported earlier, Kylie Minogue has been to Buckingham Palace to collect her OBE, which was presented by HRH Prince Charles.    Minogue arrived in a chauffeured limousine and had chatted and joked with the Prince during the investiture. She wore a cream dress with gold high heels.    Attending in support of the Australian-born singer […]

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Why it still can be the American century


[Cross-posted] In the spirit of July 4, I thought it would be interesting to explore the idea of the United States retaining its in?uence in the 21st century.    What many see is dire. Beyond the anti-war types’ opposition to the War on Terror, there are corrupt institutions, political and corporate, impeding progress on so […]

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Kylie Minogue due to collect her OBE today


Singer Kylie Minogue, 40, who was awarded an OBE by HM Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year Honours’ List, is due to be invested at Buckingham Palace’s grand ballroom today.    With HM the Queen in Scotland, the presentations will be done by HRH the Prince of Wales.    Minogue already has the Order of […]

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Renault’s better solutions to using petrol

June 29, 2008/6.57

We have to admit to being a little sceptical of some hybrids. For example, 2007’s Honda Accord Hybrid managed to get a mileage of 1 mpg better than the four-cylinder petrol model and 2 mpg than the V6, according to Consumer Reports. So when Tesla announced its roadster in 2006, we thought it’d be a […]

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What recession?

June 21, 2008/5.36

[Cross-posted] I was chatting to a company head serving a high-income, premium niche. And he’s felt no recession. He’s wondering if he should.    For his company, sales are up and he’s even been able to focus on the higher-priced items at the expense of the lower ones.    The general wisdom is: the rich […]

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