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H&M and Electrolux discuss CSR

December 10, 2008/11.21

I’ve been preaching corporate social responsibility (CSR) for many years—indeed, most of this century—which is probably why I was invited to the Medinge Group (though its name had not then been coined) many years back. Our first book, Beyond Branding, was a call to action for companies on transparency and integrity, and centred in many […]

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Kelly Thompson opens new exhibition in Wellington

December 3, 2008/11.40

The only New Zealander to have photographed more than one Lucire cover, Kelly Thompson, opened her new illustration exhibition at the new Pixel Ink Gallery in Wellington tonight.    Kelly’s illustrations have mixed realism, innocence and female sexuality. Her latest exhibition, Recent Works, differs from her earlier work by avoiding block colours.    Glen Cooper, […]

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Jessica Alba’s in the red spirit

/11.17

Campari launched its 2009 calendar, starring Jessica Alba, at a celebrity event in Milano yesterday. We’ve featured a few of Mario Testino’s stunning images from the calendar, with Alba promoting the red spirit in each one, some subtly, some less so (with the Campari bottle being quite noticeable). Also noticeable: make-up has been getting a […]

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Mini reveals new cabriolet

November 29, 2008/0.59

Mini has revealed its new convertible, based on the latest platform. Earlier this year, Lucire tested the Clubman estate, which we dubbed a fashion item for the RAV4 crowd turning away from SUVs because of their negative image in 2008. The cabriolet should equally be a winner for BMW and Mini, especially with new engines, […]

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New London footwear label is a trip

November 27, 2008/15.12

We like this idea: Above + Below London, a new footwear label, uses fabrics that have been reclaimed from London buses and Underground carriages from the 1950s through to the 1990s—with the permission of Transport for London. Some are rare and will likely take wearers back to an earlier era.    Central St Martin’s graduate […]

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Matthew Williamson is H&M’s next guest designer

November 25, 2008/12.30

Above: Model Veronika Fasinova and Matthew Williamson, previewing one of the designs in next spring’s collection for H&M. (Photographed by Magnus Magnusson for H&M.) Continuing the idea of accessible luxury, Hennes & Mauritz has announced that its next guest designer will be Matthew Williamson. Williamson follows in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Viktor […]

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Fabulous sexagenarians: Jaclyn Smith, Olivia Newton-John

November 12, 2008/10.13

There’s a lot of talk about supermodels such as Elle Macpherson and Claudia Schiffer continuing to model and scoring new campaigns, not to mention Vogue Paris’s new Cindy Crawford shoot, but the media haven’t really noticed celebrities in their 60s contributing to the Zeitgeist this year.    On TV screens in many countries is Olivia […]

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Changes coming to the Lucire forum

November 10, 2008/9.34

We may be making some big changes to the Lucire forum this month. Once called StyleTalk, the forum has gone through quite a few incarnations, and its heyday was in 2003 when it was receiving tens of thousands of visitors regularly.    But with blogs becoming the norm, more successful forums opening up elsewhere, a […]

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Alessandra Gucci’s limited-edition bags

November 5, 2008/8.56

This was an interesting range to come through on our newsdesk this week. These bags have been designed by Alessandra Gucci, daughter of Maurizio, granddaughter of Rodolfo. The First is a limited edition of 99 pieces globally: there will only be 11 of each style. The idea is to minimize the odds of going to […]

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Bond and feminism: our preview of Quantum of Solace

October 30, 2008/12.43

Olga Kurylenko as Camille, entering Medrano’s suite at Perla De Las Dunas, Bolivia, in Eon Productions’ Quantum of Solace. Photographed by Karen Ballard. With the worldwide première of the new James Bond ?lm, Quantum of Solace, almost upon us, we decided to run an article originally destined for the print edition of Lucire online today. […]

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