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Talking car interviews Heidi Klum, David Hasselhoff for VW

April 3, 2008/13.31

It’s not the new Knight Rider (which returns on NBC this year), but Max, a talking, black 1964 Volkswagen Käfer—Beetle to Anglophones—which will front a campaign for Volkswagen of America launching today called Das Auto.    Max will interview, in a talk show setting, supermodel Heidi Klum, TV personality David Hasselhoff—who should have no problems conversing with […]

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Yes, we care

April 1, 2008/5.05

I only learned belatedly that one of our readers, Mr Erik Api of Queenstown, New Zealand, passed away last year.    Erik was a hairdresser and one of our ?rst print-edition subscribers. It’s very sad to lose any subscriber—because you feel you do have a bit of a kinship with your readers.    Maybe it […]

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‘So these two hermaphrodites walk into a gym …’

March 28, 2008/4.35

I wish that was a joke, but it isn’t.    I went to preview a New Dowse exhibition on transsexuality, intersexuality and the transgender community with its communications’ of?cer Mandy Herrick and coincidentally, was told by a friend last night about a situation at a gym in New Zealand.    They had two intersexual (‘hermaphrodite’) clients. Other […]

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Wearing Dior, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy wins over English fashion media

March 26, 2008/21.36

The state visit of President Nicolas Sarkozy of France to the United Kingdom has started off on a positive note, if the fashion media there are any indication.    First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy was dressed in a Christian Dior grey coat (that grey—the one the fashion house itself made famous) with matching beret, accessorized with a black […]

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Rescuing the Britney Spears image

March 22, 2008/23.59

With all the negative attention that Britney Spears gets, is it a good time to be marketing her Believe fragrance? It’s what we’ve alluded to in our beauty article online today.    We hope Ms Spears will get well—and that the paparazzi lay off her a little. Unfortunately, the Britney economy is worth hundreds of […]

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Guildford’s Chloë Marshall in the running for Miss England


As we head into the national pageant season in many parts of the world, the winner of Miss Surrey—who will go on to contest the national Miss England title—has been announced as Chloë Marshall of Guildford.    Miss Marshall, 16, is already a model represented by Models Plus. She may be the ?rst normal-sized entrant […]

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Peace Love Life reveals Burma T-shirts

March 21, 2008/5.53

Brad Green at Peace Love Life, who created a range of socially responsible T-shirts that we covered here, has launched a new range for Burma. Brad says, ‘We’ve collaborated with a non-pro?t called ELEHO to raise money for the work they are doing in Burma. Again, we’re donating $10 from each shirt to the group […]

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Is Vogue’s April 2008 cover racist?


Vogue’s April 2008 cover with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and Gisèle Bündchen has been branded by some as being racist. As noted by the Plain Dealer over in Cleveland, Ohio: LeBron shares the April cover of Vogue magazine with supermodel Gisele Bundchen. It’s been noted by some that his open-mouthed screaming face and the […]

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Hands Up ’08 helping to stop human trafficking

March 16, 2008/21.49

I enjoy seeing fashion and good causes come together. Douglas Voon (of Voon, where his wife Sophie designs) is putting a lot of effort into spreading the word on Hands Up ’08, a celebration of fashion, music and dance with the proceeds going to helping stop human traf?cking in Malawi.    You can ?nd out more […]

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Saving the environment is in the jeans

March 13, 2008/2.22

As part of our partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), it’s our pleasure to present its latest video in combatting climate change.    Don’t stop reading, it’s not that laborious. Its latest TVC is stylishly made, with music by Etienne de Crécy, and offers some genuinely painless tips on looking after your denim […]

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