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Win a trip to Tokyo or New York with Za

November 12, 2008/9.52

Here’s a tip from our friends at Za: a competition to win a trip to Tokyo or New York open to New Zealand residents. Check it out at Za itself is available from mid-November in New Zealand, with retailers listed at the See What Happens site. […]

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Fashion in brief: from Prahran to Riga

November 11, 2008/10.31

News in brief: Prahran label Nique has its Control collection for summer 2009, viewable at its website. There’s a little more about its background on our fashion contents’ page.    Nelson Marl­borough Institute of Tech­nology’s Ramona Millen came to our attention at the end of last month with her collec­tion made from recycling men’s trousers for […]

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European Car of the Year to be announced Nov. 17


Final voting is under way for the European Car of the Year 2009 and the result will be announced on the 17th inst. at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London at the Autocar Awards.    Interestingly, the shortlist is not too dissimilar from the Car to Be Seen in finalists that Lucire announces next month. […]

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Changes coming to the Lucire forum

November 10, 2008/9.34

We may be making some big changes to the Lucire forum this month. Once called StyleTalk, the forum has gone through quite a few incarnations, and its heyday was in 2003 when it was receiving tens of thousands of visitors regularly.    But with blogs becoming the norm, more successful forums opening up elsewhere, a […]

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Kevin Rudd’s stimulus package could be great for green


I congratulate Australian PM Kevin Rudd for announcing a A$6·2 billion stimulus package for the Australian car industry. And before you think I am going to go off talking cars again, this is about the environment—something that many Lucire readers care about with our UNEP connection.    Australia has long innovated in the automotive industry […]

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South Island by Clio, sans Nicole et Papa

November 9, 2008/4.46

I was interested to find that there were still photographs from my 2007 South Island drive that hadn’t seen the public light of day. These were good shots of the Renault Clio 3 that the company had loaned to me. Outside Carey’s Bay Hotel, the Clio looked more 21st century than the 1990s cars parked […]

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H&M opens in Harajuku, shows Comme des Garçons collaboration


With the Japanese economy at risk of deflation, it’s probably not a bad time to open a retail store that specializes in low prices. H&M’s new store in Harajuku, Tokyo, opened yesterday and was one of two that showed the Swedish brand’s latest designer collaboration—this time, with one of Japan’s own: Rei Kawakubo of Comme […]

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Michelle Obama looked perfectly fine in Narciso Rodriguez

November 8, 2008/14.21

I know we are a fashion magazine, but to see polls criticize the United States’ future First Lady, Michelle Obama, for choosing a dress from the Narciso Rodriguez spring 2009 collection and to say it wasn’t up to snuff is a bit much.    Mrs Obama wore the dress at her husband’s victory speech on […]

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Omega promotes Bond watch


Omega has launched a Quantum of Solace special watch, tying in to the new MGM–Columbia Pictures movie starring Daniel Craig. The watch that Craig, as Ian Fleming’s agent James Bond 007, wears is in fact different from the promoted one, which you can get a preview of in this commercial. […]

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Sony Ericsson’s FanWalk brings MTV and Walkmans together


Sony Ericsson and MTV have hosted a FanWalk, where 100 music lovers from Europe, the Middle East and Africa participated in a nine-day, 400 km pilgrimage from London to Liverpool from October 29.    The 100 were selected from 3,000 applicants who uploaded an online casting video to They have been uploading personal daily […]

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