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Leadership comes from the grass roots, not institutions

May 9, 2008/11.37

[Cross-posted] Sometimes I surprise myself on what comes up in blog comments. In a thread about the Iraq war and the short memories of nations over on Vox, I wrote the following. And as I wrote, I believed this to be a possible truth. To go forth in the future we need to discover our […]

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Neutrogena, Jennifer Garner partner on sun safety

May 8, 2008/13.13

Neutrogena has partnered with Self magazine and Jennifer Garner to unveil what the company calls The Roadmap to Healthy Skin, a viral campaign discussing sun safety and skin cancer awareness.    The Roadmap appears in the May 2008 issue of Self, stressing the importance of self-examination to prevent skin cancer and promote early detection. Self […]

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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 Summer Rayne Oakes one of Amica’s top 20 trend-setters 2005: Summer Rayne Oakes’s first appearance in Lucire Top model Jodie Kidd kicks off […]

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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 Karen Gillan […]

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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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