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The new Zinio edition, downloadable now

Filed by Jack Yan/October 6, 2007/13.18

Due to a licensing mix-up with the US edition, we went on Zinio, then went off Zinio, and it was due to the New Zealand and Australian of?ces of this digital magazine delivery service that we had things sorted out for Lucire’s issue 23.    Last week, we uploaded issue 24, which took a tad longer […]

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When fashion and beauty magazines bore

Filed by Jack Yan/October 3, 2007/0.27

A designer, who shall remain nameless, recently said that Lucire was the only New Zealand [fashion] magazine she knew of that had any real journalism in it. I was very happy to hear that feedback, and it seems the concern of fashion magazines lacking depth is something shared by others. Stevie Wilson, Lucire’s former US […]

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The folly of geo-targeting in a world of global brands

Filed by Jack Yan/October 1, 2007/12.32

In the 1990s, the geo-targeting of advertisements on websites was not very common. If a campaign went out—such as when Condé Nast’s style.com advertised here to get its word out to fashionistas—it went out globally. We were paid, of course, for delivering campaigns to everyone.    Somewhere this century, advertising decided to take a backward step, […]

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Backstage at Karen Walker, spring–summer ’08

Filed by Lucire staff//1.11

Backstage with Karen Walker and her beauty team was lead make-up artist Romy Soleimani, collaborating with the designer on the look for her spring collection. I got a chance to catch her at the right moment in the midst of organized chaos. It’s not an easy job to chat and keep the focus on getting […]

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Welcome to Vogue India: it’s about time

Filed by Jack Yan/September 30, 2007/4.39

  As someone who has long championed the Asian subcontinent—and Lucire has been linking Indian and Pakistani sites as they came to light over the years—I was happy to see that Vogue India has made it on to newsstands. The new magazine is a milestone in the rise of the subcontinental fashion industry, which arguably […]

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Curves are back at Prada

Filed by Jack Yan//1.49

From the Murdoch Press today, reporting from Milano. THE catwalk waif may be losing her sway. Miuccia Prada, the most-watched trendsetter in the fashion world, has signalled a move to curvier models by choosing a busty mannequin to parade a new sweater on the Milan runway where before she had stuck almost exclusively to stick-thin […]

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What of the old news page?

Filed by Jack Yan/September 29, 2007/14.37

Before this blog started, we were collecting feeds from myself, US editor-at-large Summer Rayne Oakes, travel editor Stanley Moss and US correspondent Arabella Marie (pictured at left, in a very Americanized head shot) and putting the headlines and the first few words that followed them on to the Lucire news page.    That page has […]

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The race to the catwalk

Filed by Jack Yan/September 27, 2007/2.57

Many years ago, I received an email from a group titled something along the lines of the African–American Fashion Designers, inviting us to the group’s shows in New York. I said to an editor of ours, ‘But we don’t support a White Fashion Designers of America.’    He replied, ‘Yes we do. It’s called New York Fashion […]

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A new World order via China

Filed by Lucire staff/September 21, 2007/7.53

One of my favourite Fashion Week experiences was a walk in the rain to the World workroom. It had been entirely spontaneous; I had rung them up quite restless and bored, dying for some good conversation. They did not disappoint.    I was greeted by one very interesting Benny Castles, and was taken in with open […]

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Yoko Homo and other New Zealand myths

Filed by Lucire staff/September 19, 2007/22.33

Hushed into the corner by a designer amongst the hum of Fashion Week, I was asked if I had seen the Michael Pattison show Yoko Homo. I hadn’t, but I wish I had.    He began to retell a story involving a spat between Mr Pattison and Ms Stacy Gregg. He had actually the story a little askew, […]

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