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Out now: Lucire issue 48, with free shipping for UK and US

You eco-consciously light up my life

September 13, 2008/1.40

Clockwise from top left: Revealing an old wall at Star?sh with an eco-friendly re?t. One of the new Osram energy-saving lights. Witchery’s ?agship store in Wellington is tasteful and elegant. Ever since we took the ?les for the New Zealand issue to the printer, I have attended a few more dos around Wellington (as to New […]

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Suddenly, the wheels are in motion

September 12, 2008/11.31

I can’t believe it’s a year since the passing of Dame Anita Roddick—something which we noted with sadness in Lucire. This came to mind when I read our write-up about another famous woman, who, without early detection through breast self-examination, might not be with us today: Olivia Newton-John.    We’ve had a strong record of […]

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Sweden’s second sustainability wave

September 10, 2008/13.08

Although I was wearing my Medinge Group director’s hat when I sent off the think-tank’s latest press release, a few items may interest Lucire readers, especially those who came to us as a result of our UNEP partnership in 2003.    The second issue of The Journal of the Medinge Group has a very interesting article on […]

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A glimpse into autumn–winter beauty

/12.29

John Russel Jones, Stephen Ciuccoli, Amanda Dorcil and Reiva Cruze are all reporting a ‘hectic’ New York Fashion Week, while we gear up here in New Zealand for another. In London, Monica Waldron and Robyn Merritt are heading to a smaller group of shows. And while they’re doing that, we decided at head of?ce to […]

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We now return to your regularly scheduled programme (sort of)

August 24, 2008/9.25

We apologize to readers for the loss of service on this blog for a few days. Lucire is planning a mobile edition and we had a glitch (caused by human error) in one of the lines of code. Please stay tuned as we do have news items to post up here from earlier days—there’s still […]

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New Zealand’s top hairdresser crowned at L’Oréal Colour Trophy

August 3, 2008/1.21

Caleb Alex from Servilles in Newmarket has been crowned New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year after taking out the Supreme Award at the prestigious L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards last night (August 2).    At a glittering event attended by the country’s top stylists and celebrities, Caleb was chosen from seven other Supreme Award finalists wowing the […]

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And now, presenting the twenty-first century

August 2, 2008/14.39

[Cross-posted] Remember Xanadu? It’s become somewhat of a cult hit even though in 1980 it was considered Olivia Newton-John’s mega-turkey. Stylistically, it sits uncomfortably between the 1970s and 1980s, as though there was a vacuum in between the decades. In one scene, Michael Beck insists to Gene Kelly that ‘It’s the ’80s’, but you know […]

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The timeless aspects of Patrick Lichfield’s work

July 31, 2008/12.51

  One image that wasn’t mentioned in Monica Waldron’s report from the May–June exhibition of Patrick Lichfield’s work was the above shot of Mick and Bianca Jagger on their wedding day in St Tropez. This was taken right after the Jaggers’ wedding on May 12, 1971, and was indeed part of the exhibition, and is […]

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The global Zeitgeist

/9.29

A recurring theme at Lucire is studying the international Zeitgeist. Being a magazine with its roots on the internet, rather than print, we have always looked at trends from a global perspective, rather than individual, local ones. Today: how different are the trends at, say, Hennes & Mauritz and antipodean retailer Max? Once again, we […]

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Maria Sharapova celebrates Land Rover’s 60th anniversary

July 12, 2008/14.11

Tennis player Maria Sharapova has been busy—from endorsing Sony Ericsson a few weeks ago to Land Rover on Friday, celebrating its 60th anniversary.    The tennis player went to Malibu, Calif. for the Indian-owned car brand’s celebrations, joining actress Camilla Belle, soccer players Michael Bradley and Clint Mathis, and actors Travis van Winkle and Luke Ford. […]

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