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Payless collaborates with Summer Rayne Oakes on green footwear line

October 13, 2008/13.28

Payless ShoeSource has announced plans to launch the first affordable green footwear line due in stores early next year and that it has signed an agreement with Summer Rayne Oakes, Discovery Network’s Planet Green fashion and beauty expert, author of Style, Naturally: the Savvy Shopping Guide to Sustainable Fashion & Beauty (Chronicle Books, February 2009) […]

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Merger, divestiture won’t rescue Detroit’s automakers

October 11, 2008/12.02

[Cross-posted] It looks like the American Big Three are doing pretty much what I warned them against in my ‘Saving Detroit’ piece presented to the Medinge Group in August.    GM and Chrysler have had exploratory merger talks, while Ford may sell its controlling stake in Mazda.    They have cited dropping sales, caused in […]

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US Life on Mars successfully charts the mood of our times

October 10, 2008/9.40

The American version of Life on Mars débuted in the United States last night and while we are still waiting for rating figures at the moment, it looks like it will be a hit. However, it will be for different reasons, despite a script for the première episode that is remarkably close to the original. […]

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US Life on Mars might point out where we are, not where we were

October 7, 2008/12.01

Above: The cast of the US remake of Life on Mars in their 1973 gear. From left, Jonathan Murphy as Det Chris Skelton, Harvey Keitel as Lt Gene Hunt, Jason O’Mara as Det Sam Tyler, Michael Imperioli as Det Ray Carling, and Gretchen Mol as Officer Annie Norris. (Promotional photograph courtesy ABC.) The American remake […]

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Lucire’s top three

/6.40

Killing two birds with one stone here: as of today, you’ll notice the home page has changed even more. We now have the main cover story in its own box, the same type as the ones broadcasting the ‘Insider’ headlines and the Lucire TV clip.    Today’s cover story is about Finnish fashion, written by […]

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Lucire home page evolves

October 6, 2008/12.34

Regular readers might notice, if they scroll, a few changes to our home page.    We’re not Facebook, so the change is designed to be evolutionary and not upset readers who have grown accustomed to where things are on the home page. There’s nothing tricky code-wise behind the scenes.    Recognizing the growing importance of […]

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Opel shows new Insignia Sport Tourer

October 5, 2008/5.17

Lucire has always preferred estate cars—station wagons in North America and the antipodes—to SUVs, such as our first choice of the Audi A4 Avant as our Car to Be Seen in back in 2001. So we like this trend toward sporting, lifestyle wagons. Opel’s new Insignia Sport Tourer is a recognition of that trend, replacing […]

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Global brands will emerge from the financial crisis

October 3, 2008/5.49

Now that the debate between Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Joe Biden is over, the news is swinging back on to the discussions of the $700 billion proposed bailout by the US Government for its troubled finance firms. On Reuter today, experts are discussing whether this bailout signals the end of the US’s soft power. […]

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Make-up goes ’50s at Verge

September 18, 2008/11.50

Mineral make-up, as discussed by Lucire’s beauty columnist Nicole McKinnon as being the hot new trend back in 2006, has continued to be a staple, especially on the catwalk at Air New Zealand Fashion Week. At Verge, Nikki Lovrich, head make-up artist for the Jane Iredale team at the Verge show, gave the models a high-glamour […]

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They were all Happy Days: ’50s fashion is back

/10.32

We’ve noticed a lot of 1950s and retro styles at the spring–summer 2009 New York Fashion Week, and, as we noted today on our fashion features’ page, Shaboosh of Australia (above) has sought the same inspiration. There is some evidence to show that when there are recessionary tendencies in the market—and collapsing American ?nancial giants […]

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