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Easy targets from the anti-Rhonda Grant release

May 2, 2008/3.49

I ?nally came across the full text of the press release attacking Massey University over its story on its alum Rhonda Grant, Miss Universe New Zealand’s second runner-up.    You can read the statement from the Association of University Staff’s president, Assoc Prof Maureen Montgomery, via Scoop. I think she was pretty persistent, sending it […]

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The sex-obsessed world of the Miley Cyrus photographs

April 30, 2008/21.47

It’s not that we haven’t kept up with the row over the Miley Cyrus photographs taken by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, which sexualize the teenage star, but I have to draw the line somewhere when it comes to news coverage.    There are quarters in fashion publishing which would deem these photographs appropriate and […]

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Summer Rayne Oakes ranked fourth best dressed


Our editor-at-large Summer Rayne Oakes has been named the fourth best dressed person by the Sustainable Style Foundation, up from ?fth last year. Congratulations! Number one by ’09! You may also like Five days in New Zealand with Summer Rayne Oakes Summer Rayne Oakes one of Amica’s top 20 trend-setters Top model Jodie Kidd kicks […]

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Agyness Deyn branches into music


UK model of the moment, Agyness Deyn, will release a single, according to British media today.    It will be her first foray into music, in collaboration with New York-based band Five O’Clock Heroes.    Deyn contributed some vocals to the song, ‘Who’, and will appear in the video. You may also like Miranda Kerr […]

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Out of Africa

April 26, 2008/11.44

Online today: a preview of the H&M summer 2008 range (left), which the company says is inspired by hot, exotic locations such as India and Africa.    This is clearly in the Zeitgeist: the same week we receive Peter Alexander’s latest catalogue (below), which has an African-inspired collection. There’s something about Africa this summer, so […]

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New styles from Peace Love Life

April 25, 2008/2.51

I’ve heard from Brad at Peace Love Life, who has been doing T-shirts to help worthy causes around the world.    The latest range: to help raise money for various areas, in collaboration with Invisible Children (working in Uganda) and Sisters of Rwanda.    In Brad’s words, ‘I believe these are our most fashionable, yet […]

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Miss Horowhenua, Samantha Powell, takes Miss Universe New Zealand

April 20, 2008/16.15

Paraparaumu-born Samantha Powell, 20, representing Horowhenua, is the newly crowned Miss Universe New Zealand 2008 in a ceremony at the Novotel Ellerslie, near Auckland City.    Hannah Matthews of Auckland, Miss Masport, is runner-up, followed by Rhonda Grant, Miss TR Designs of Palmerston North.    Miss Powell says, ‘It’s a real privilege and I’ll do […]

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Pageant time in Auckland

April 17, 2008/12.05

Of course, I can’t whisper a word about the placings of the girls at Miss Universe New Zealand 2008 so far, but I will say a few general things. First, the judges work together really well and we welcomed designer Patrick Steel to the fold on the interview night tonight (joining Yvonne Brownlie, May Davis […]

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2005: Summer Rayne Oakes’s first appearance in Lucire

April 6, 2008/10.12

It’s been three years since Summer Rayne Oakes first appeared in Lucire, as a feature interviewee rather than a member of the team. Since then, the association between the magazine and Ms Oakes has strengthened, with her taking the acting editor’s role in 2006 and as editor-at-large from 2007. Here are some shots from that […]

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Farewell to Charlton Heston


I know this is a fashion magazine, but through Elyse Glickman and Karen Loftus we cover so much of the Hollywood scene that you sometimes feel you should give a star a send-off. Therefore, today, I want to say goodbye to Charlton Heston, who passed away aged 84 with his wife of 64 years, Lydia, […]

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