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Michaela Savic is first finalist of Panos Emporio Model Tour

December 15, 2009/10.53

Above Panos Papadopoulos, founder of Panos Emporio, and Michaela Savic, who won the first heat of the swimwear company’s model tour. Like Hennes & Mauritz, which tended to employ celebrities before shifting to lesser known models, Swedish swimwear label Panos Emporio is taking the search for its next face to the people of Sweden with […]

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Saab shouldn’t object to a Beijing courtship

December 14, 2009/10.25

Photographed by Meredyth Lewis/JY&A Media [Cross-posted] I know I blogged enthusiastically about the potential of Koenigsegg buying Saab to put its solar-powered car into production but, as we know, that deal has since fallen through. Saab’s future is uncertain again, even if Dutch company Spyker—which, like Koenigsegg, also makes specialty sports cars—has expressed an interest […]

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Thinking environmentally: Abi Ferrin interview, COP 15 highlights

December 13, 2009/10.56

On the main part of the Lucire site today: our Paris and New York correspondent, Rola Saab, interviews Abi Ferrin. Rola purposely sought out Abi because of her environmental concerns, and her latest collection was inspired by the Osa rainforest in Costa Rica. Continue reading here.    As the UNEP’s first fashion industry partner, we […]

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From Hollywood to Sonia Rykiel’s Grand Palais carnival

December 6, 2009/10.54

On the main part of the Lucire site this week are the Sonia Rykiel pour H&M party at the Grand Palais—one which was regarded as the function to attend if you were in Parisian fashion circles. Two thousand guests (including Emmanuelle Béart, Jean Paul Gaultier and Kate Bosworth), a miniature Eiffel Tower, and Lily Cole […]

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Volvo XC60 wins US truck award

December 4, 2009/10.44

The International Car of the Year jury has voted the Volvo XC60 as its Truck of the Year. It’s a model we’ve also tested at Lucire, and we commend the jury’s choice. Safety features such as collision avoidance, and fairly good fuel economy from the diesel, impress us, too.    There’s a misnomer over how […]

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Stockholm, Fortum look at emissions-free city by 2030

December 3, 2009/16.19

Stockholm leads the way with more common sense when it comes to creating a clean city. Teaming up with Fortum, the energy company, the city plans to make itself one of the cleanest cities in the world.    In late November, the Eurocities 2009 conference in Stockholm discussed what sustainable solutions could be employed, and […]

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Elle Macpherson Intimates enters continental European market

November 16, 2009/0.21

Just shy of its 20th anniversary, Elle Macpherson Intimates has announced its entry into the continental European market with a launch in Berlin last Thursday.    The spring–summer 2010 collection was displayed at the Galerie Morgen, with supermodel Elle Macpherson herself, as the creative director of her brand, present.    ‘The reaction to the launch […]

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Paris and Nicky Hilton, Kate Walsh, Cat Deeley and others on Jimmy Choo for H&M

November 4, 2009/12.13

WireImage Yes, that is Paris Hilton (left)—who, along with her sister, Nicky, and many other Hollywood celebrities, attended a star-studded bash high above the Sunset Strip in Hollywood on Monday, to launch the Jimmy Choo for H&M range.    Previewed in June in Lucire, and again a few weeks ago when the range neared its […]

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Online today: Jimmy Choo for H&M, travelling in Navarra

October 25, 2009/9.56

The 22nd was quite a heavy news day, so our story on the Jimmy Choo for H&M range was put back on the main part of the site. It’s online now, for those who want to see the first fruits of the labours between the famed shoe brand and one of the biggest fashion retailers […]

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Volvo tests pedestrian avoidance feature in new S60

October 10, 2009/3.03

Volvo, which will shortly release its new S60 sedan, has been testing a new feature: one which recognizes pedestrians and will stop the car if they are in danger of being struck.    We recently tested the XC60, which has a collision avoidance feature. Apparently, if one is heading toward a stationary object, the car […]

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