Lucire
The global fashion magazine June 22, 2024 
Out now: Lucire issue 48, with free shipping for UK and US

Katherine Heigl in scrubs

January 24, 2008/11.59

I still think of Katherine Heigl as the girl I should have tried harder to secure a cover with, because she’s now huge in 2008. Prior to that, Katy came into conversation as she was a classmate of a Lucire team member, and I had probably seen Under Siege 2 more times than I should […]

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New Corvette and Caddy are hardly gas misers

January 17, 2008/5.16

General Motors’ latest video is pretty unconvincing. While it has alternative-fuel cars at the Detroit Auto Show on this week, the ones that are ready for sale are, for want of a better term, gas guzzlers. And they need to be promoted. The Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 and Cadillac CTS-V look the business, and GM says that it’s […]

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Tata Nano—the Rs. 1 lakh car revealed

January 10, 2008/10.02

I would say that the new Tata Nano, the Rs. 1 lakh ($2,500) car revealed by Tata Motors at the New Delhi Auto Expo a few hours ago, exceeds the expectations of those who were predicting something that looked more motorcycle than automobile.    As we led up to today’s unveiling of the revolutionary small […]

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International think-tank announces fifth annual Brands with a Conscience

January 3, 2008/13.49

The Medinge Group, an international think-tank on branding and business, today releases its fifth annual Brands with a Conscience list. In the Group’s opinion, these eight diverse organizations show that it is possible for brands to succeed as they contribute to the betterment of the society by sustainable, socially responsible and humanistic behaviour.    The […]

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The Indian luxury brand: Jaguar, Land Rover the vanguards to the west

/13.40

[Cross-posted] We can be pretty con?dent with Ford’s latest non-announcement announcement that the Tata acquisition of Jaguar and Land Rover is a fait accompli.    The Indian multinational says it will make no changes to employment at Jaguar and Land Rover, which no doubt helped swing the sale in its favour. And there are other […]

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Modify your shopping

/3.17

A nice site came across my virtual desk today: Modify, an eco-chic boutique specializing in higher-end fashion, accessories, home items and beauty products. I don’t know the folks behind it, but I am pretty impressed with the home page design. We linked it from the Lucire Shopping Guide—the online one—today.    Shows there’s plenty of growing […]

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Keira Knightley’s Atonement dress voted best film costume

January 1, 2008/10.12

It’s 2008 and two of the three Lucire ‘Insider’ entries are about Keira Knightley. It looks like 2007 was very much Miss Knightley’s year, if all these polls are anything to go by.    From the Press Association: ‘The emerald green dress worn by Keira Knightley in Atonement has been voted the best film costume […]

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Keira Knightley named 2007 beauty icon in UK poll

/3.10

Keira Knightley was named the number one women’s beauty icon of 2007 in a poll of 2,500 people held by UK chain Superdrug.    The Pirates of the Caribbean actress and the face of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle perfume (above) beat TV presenter Kelly Brook and supermodel Kate Moss to win the greatest share of votes.    All 10 […]

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The stories behind H&M’s Fashion Against Aids collection

December 24, 2007/12.05

How did the celebrities creating designs for the H&M Fashion Against Aids collection get their inspiration? What are the meanings behind the designs? In this video, they reveal all. (Licensed till June 18, 2008.) [Video removed, June 18, 2008] You may also like Lucire updates: emerging talent, a new social network, and Lady Gaga on […]

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Swimwear for the baby boom

December 23, 2007/2.59

With a baby boom at Lucire, this seems to be an appropriate story: new styles of swimwear for Mums-to-be. A Pea in the Pod, Mimi Maternity and Motherhood Maternity have new lines for the next spring in the northern hemisphere. The story won’t make it into the print edition of Lucire here, but we showed the […]

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