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Backstage at Karen Walker, spring–summer ’08

Filed by Lucire staff/October 1, 2007/1.11

Backstage with Karen Walker and her beauty team was lead make-up artist Romy Soleimani, collaborating with the designer on the look for her spring collection. I got a chance to catch her at the right moment in the midst of organized chaos. It’s not an easy job to chat and keep the focus on getting […]

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This looks familiar

Filed by Jack Yan/September 30, 2007/12.28

Long-time readers of my personal blog will know why I haven’t paid much attention to Vogue (Red) China but I should have, when blogging about Vogue India earlier. Here was the première issue’s cover there, as posted at Smarter Fashion Blog:    That’s Gemma Ward again in the centre. At least it’s part of the same […]

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Welcome to Vogue India: it’s about time

Filed by Jack Yan//4.39

  As someone who has long championed the Asian subcontinent—and Lucire has been linking Indian and Pakistani sites as they came to light over the years—I was happy to see that Vogue India has made it on to newsstands. The new magazine is a milestone in the rise of the subcontinental fashion industry, which arguably […]

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Curves are back at Prada

Filed by Jack Yan//1.49

From the Murdoch Press today, reporting from Milano. THE catwalk waif may be losing her sway. Miuccia Prada, the most-watched trendsetter in the fashion world, has signalled a move to curvier models by choosing a busty mannequin to parade a new sweater on the Milan runway where before she had stuck almost exclusively to stick-thin […]

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What of the old news page?

Filed by Jack Yan/September 29, 2007/14.37

Before this blog started, we were collecting feeds from myself, US editor-at-large Summer Rayne Oakes, travel editor Stanley Moss and US correspondent Arabella Marie (pictured at left, in a very Americanized head shot) and putting the headlines and the first few words that followed them on to the Lucire news page.    That page has […]

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The L word (and other letters)

Filed by Jack Yan//1.55

[Cross-posted] I’ve commonly connected the brand-name research and work of Strategic Name Development with Bill Lozito, forgetting that this is not a one-man company. Diane Prange has been blogging at the company’s space, NameWire, and summarized some of their recent research, which I found quite fun.    She begins: Strategic Name Development conducted proprietary consonant research […]

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Ugly Betty gives the wrong idea

Filed by Jack Yan/September 28, 2007/1.57

I know there were a lot of Ugly Betty advertisements on the Lucire site today, as the show premières for its new season on ABC in the US. Call it good targeting: those into fashion might be in to Ugly Betty, as many of our interns are. And I have heard of some admit that they expected to be […]

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The race to the catwalk

Filed by Jack Yan/September 27, 2007/2.57

Many years ago, I received an email from a group titled something along the lines of the African–American Fashion Designers, inviting us to the group’s shows in New York. I said to an editor of ours, ‘But we don’t support a White Fashion Designers of America.’    He replied, ‘Yes we do. It’s called New York Fashion […]

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No longer a myth

Filed by Jack Yan//0.29

It’s important for any blog to respect at least some journalistic standards, and I was today alerted to the background behind an earlier story that was criticized on this blog earlier this month.    Miranda Likeman at FashioNZ clears up her side of the story: Yesterday when I mentioned that I thought one show in particular […]

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Nous sommes contents

Filed by Jack Yan/September 26, 2007/7.23

I sometimes wonder if our overseas readers, for whom the printed Lucires are less accessible, judge the hard copy by the website. In which case, this post is a good idea and may remove some uncertainties.    Before it is deleted, I retrieved the raw text ?le of the contents’ page from issue 24. This was […]

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