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Jaguar XF at bottom of US reliability survey

November 16, 2008/10.03

I hope this doesn’t mean that Jaguar has gone back to its old ways as a US survey puts the Toyota Prius at the top of its reliability list, and the Jaguar XF (left) at the bottom. Both cars have been nominees in Lucire’s Car to Be Seen in awards: the Toyota in 2004–5, the […]

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La Milonga: romance and tango at Miami Short Film Festival


Wandering Films and Minx Films’ short film, La Milonga, has been chosen as an official selection of the Miami Short Film Festival. The festival will take place November 17–23. La Milonga will screen on November 20 at 7 p.m. at the Tower Theater.    Now in its seventh year, the Miami Short Film Festival was […]

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Our bet for COTY


I have a feeling that tomorrow, we will hear that the Ford Ka, as driven by Olga Kurylenko in Quantum of Solace, will be European Car of the Year. It has a good chassis, it’s a subcompact car that ?ts modern European sensibilities, and it has cross-Europe appeal. Our second pick would be the Alfa […]

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Hand-made in Delhi

November 15, 2008/3.40

Today in Lucire: Stanley Moss visits Grover Cloth House, a New Delhi tailor which boasts President Bush, Cherie Blair and Chelsea Clinton as clients. The pashmina scarf photographs are lovely—and they can be picked up for a song at Grover’s. […]

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Ryanair criticized again for calendar


Is Ryanair’s 2009 calendar, featuring 13 of its flight attendants in swimwear photographed by Mike Rosenthal in Spain, appropriate?    The airline has come under fire for its 2009 calendar, as it did for its 2008 one last year, with its critics accusing it of sexism.    Criticisms centre around Ryanair’s objectification of the flight […]

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GHD’s limited-edition packs pamper for the holidays

November 14, 2008/5.07

GHD has two limited-edition packs for the holidays in New Zealand: the Purple Pamper Pack (NZ$75) and the travel-dryer kit (NZ$89).    The Purple Pamper Pack features GHD’s Exotic Opulence bubble bath, body butter, body scrub and shower gel. All products feature a scent dominated by lily and enhanced with fresh jasmine, white rose and […]

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The fundamentals of New Zealand’s economy are sound


[Cross-posted] As I call in around New Zealand to different companies, I have noticed a few things. First, the General Election has made no real difference to the way people feel. It’s no surprise: John Key voted the same way as Helen Clark on many of the least popular pieces of legislation, and fewer people […]

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Sloggi’s best buns announced

November 13, 2008/11.35

The winners of Sloggi’s Most Beautiful Bottom in the World contest, co-sponsored by Lycra, have been chosen by a jury in Paris.    Brazilian Melanie Nunes Fronckowiak, 20, and Frenchman Saiba Bombote, 27, were the winners, taking away €15,000 in prize money, modelling contracts for the next Sloggi campaign, and insurance.    Fronckowiak is no […]

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Fiction from The New York Times, courtesy the Yes Men

November 12, 2008/21.51

A prank edition of The New York Times, published by the Yes Men, had me going a bit earlier today.    After receiving a realistic looking release and knowing that 1·2 million copies had gone out in print, it was a heck of an expensive prank from the liberal group. But it worked.    My […]

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Fabulous sexagenarians: Jaclyn Smith, Olivia Newton-John


There’s a lot of talk about supermodels such as Elle Macpherson and Claudia Schiffer continuing to model and scoring new campaigns, not to mention Vogue Paris’s new Cindy Crawford shoot, but the media haven’t really noticed celebrities in their 60s contributing to the Zeitgeist this year.    On TV screens in many countries is Olivia […]

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