Lucire
The global fashion magazine April 19, 2024 
Out now: Lucire issue 48, with free shipping for UK and US

Rescuing the Britney Spears image

March 22, 2008/23.59

With all the negative attention that Britney Spears gets, is it a good time to be marketing her Believe fragrance? It’s what we’ve alluded to in our beauty article online today.    We hope Ms Spears will get well—and that the paparazzi lay off her a little. Unfortunately, the Britney economy is worth hundreds of […]

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Guildford’s Chloë Marshall in the running for Miss England

/4.36

As we head into the national pageant season in many parts of the world, the winner of Miss Surrey—who will go on to contest the national Miss England title—has been announced as Chloë Marshall of Guildford.    Miss Marshall, 16, is already a model represented by Models Plus. She may be the ?rst normal-sized entrant […]

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Pick up your pens

/4.10

If there is a trend toward illustration in fashion publishing, I shall be interested to see how it develops. […]

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The three-pointed star goes Avantgarde

March 21, 2008/9.47

  The Mercedes-Benz C200K Avantgarde gets the Lucire road test treatment—rather than analysing horsepower and acceleration, we weigh up the style quotient. It passes—if you are looking for a car that expresses Germanic rationality with something special. It’s got a ?ght on its hands this year, with a revised BMW 3-series and a new Audi […]

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Hands Up ’08 helping to stop human trafficking

March 16, 2008/21.49

I enjoy seeing fashion and good causes come together. Douglas Voon (of Voon, where his wife Sophie designs) is putting a lot of effort into spreading the word on Hands Up ’08, a celebration of fashion, music and dance with the proceeds going to helping stop human traf?cking in Malawi.    You can ?nd out more […]

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H&M acquires company behind Weekday, Monki and Cheap Monday

March 6, 2008/11.43

H&M has signed an agreement to acquire the privately owned Swedish fashion company Fabric Scandinavien AB that is running the store chains Weekday and Monki. The Group also designs and sells fashion through a number of own brands, such as Cheap Monday. The turnover for the ?nancial year 2007–8 is expected to reach approximately SKr 400 […]

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Agyness Deyn is Tatler’s best-dressed woman; Kate Moss slips to second

March 3, 2008/12.22

Supermodel Kate Moss has lost her top spot as Tatler’s best-dressed woman, it was reported today. Agyness Deyn, British Model of the Year, has taken her place.    The magazine stated, ‘Whether she’s sipping chai at the Russian Tea Rooms in Primrose Hill or kicking back at Henry Holland’s studio, she’s fash-fabulous … Rockin.’    Moss […]

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Naomi Campbell: modelling more racist than ever

February 7, 2008/5.36

Supermodel Naomi Campbell says the fashion industry is more racist than ever.    Campbell hit out at the lack of black faces on magazine covers and catwalks.    She told The London Paper: ‘Women of colour are not a trend. That’s the bottom line. It’s a pity that people don’t always appreciate black beauty. In […]

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Ashes to Ashes won’t suddenly kick off ’80s revival

/2.58

  With tonight’s première of Ashes to Ashes, the spin-off to Life on Mars, people have been talking about 1981 for a week or more, especially the UK press. There is talk of 1980s fashions making their way around and an increase in interest in the Audi Quattro, the car driven by Philip Glenister in […]

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Adidas launches Originals Denim by Diesel range

February 6, 2008/3.10

H&M has been collaborating with top labels such as Stella McCartney and Roberto Cavalli for a while, and now, Adidas has launched its co-branded line with Diesel. Last year, we checked out the Diesel fragrances, and we’ve covered the jeans for ages, so this does seem to be the brand’s period in the Zeitgeist.    […]

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