Lucire
The global fashion magazine February 23, 2024 
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President Nicolas Sarkozy marries Carla Bruni

February 3, 2008/3.59

Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni arrive in Egypt for their Christmas holiday in 2007. Although some media reported this as a fait accompli weeks ago, it only happened Saturday 11 a.m. in Paris’s 8e arrondissement: President Nicolas Sarkozy and model–singer Carla Bruni have wed, on the ?rst ?oor of the Élysée.    The source is […]

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Money no object for green motoring, say Australian women

January 30, 2008/10.36

In the ’box today: Australian women’s motoring website SheBuys.com.au has found in a survey that 85 per cent of Australian women say that ‘money is no object when it comes to being green’. It also revealed that a third of all women would trade in their car for an environmentally friendly scooter. ‘With increasing pressure for an […]

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Sarkozy, Royal spent tens of thousands on campaign grooming, make-up

January 19, 2008/2.35

Echoing the expense that President Clinton was once known for (an infamous expensive haircut at LAX), a commission in France examining the make-up, hair and related expenses of its presidential candidates in 2007 revealed that the Socialist Party’s Ségolène Royal spent €53,581during her campaign.    Nicolas Sarkozy, who won the presidency, spent €34,445.    The commission would […]

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February’s Red month

/2.21

Readers may notice a rise on this site in the number of PSAs for the Heart Truth Campaign, which we are running in association with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in the US. Fashionistas will know the campaign from the Red Dress show that we have regularly covered over the years.    February 1 […]

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New Corvette and Caddy are hardly gas misers

January 17, 2008/5.16

General Motors’ latest video is pretty unconvincing. While it has alternative-fuel cars at the Detroit Auto Show on this week, the ones that are ready for sale are, for want of a better term, gas guzzlers. And they need to be promoted. The Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 and Cadillac CTS-V look the business, and GM says that it’s […]

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Inspired by Sir Edmund Hillary

January 12, 2008/5.49

With Sir Edmund Hillary’s passing yesterday, New Zealanders are going online to buy and sell memorabilia, with the country’s $5 note being the most popular item. However, we’ve heard of something more tasteful from San Francisco, Calif. that shows just how far Sir Edmund’s in?uence went: a Jeanine Payer necklace, dubbed Arianna, inscribed with his famous quotation, ‘It […]

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Sir Edmund Hillary, national hero, passes away

January 11, 2008/0.58

I don’t think anyone in this country, especially those of us in the media, could not pay some form of tribute to Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, NZOM, KG, who passed away aged 88 in Auckland Hospital today.    Sir Edmund, the ?rst man to conquer Mt Everest, is considered a national hero in New Zealand and before […]

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Tata Nano—the Rs. 1 lakh car revealed

January 10, 2008/10.02

I would say that the new Tata Nano, the Rs. 1 lakh ($2,500) car revealed by Tata Motors at the New Delhi Auto Expo a few hours ago, exceeds the expectations of those who were predicting something that looked more motorcycle than automobile.    As we led up to today’s unveiling of the revolutionary small […]

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Victoria Beckham in Elizabeth Mason Couture—how the choice came about

/4.36

While we have the ‘Scene’ section in some of the print editions of Lucire, we aren’t exactly a paparazzi magazine. However, every now and then we do come across shots that may be of interest independently of the events we attend, such as these two. Both are of Victoria Beckham: the first, she wears the Elizabeth […]

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Free Fouad!

January 6, 2008/2.13

[Cross-posted] Fouad Alfarhan is a Saudi blogger who has been writing to advocate greater freedom in his country. He was arrested without charge on December 11. Some bloggers have gotten together to deem today (Sunday, January 6) a day of silence, so after this post, we will not blog publicly for 24 hours. Please tell other […]

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