Lucire
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The Tesla Roadster is ready

October 13, 2007/23.29

Here’s Lucire’s Car to be Seen in 2007, in production and available to the public. The Tesla Roadster might not sound throaty and grunty but for those of us who grew up with Knight Rider, I suspect we will not care. And the rich environmentalists and celebs who will buy one certainly won’t. […]

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Monica’s back, in a new shoot with Florin Radu

/13.17

In the last 10 years, we have broken quite a few stories: Zac Posen had his first in-depth interview with Lucire, we take credit for the first pieces on Christina Perriam and Kathryn Wilson, and over in Romania, Monica Colombeanu (née Gabor), who was famous in her own right, became a cover girl for the […]

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Supporting literacy: recycle your magazines

October 11, 2007/22.56

‘Magazine publishing powerhouses and reading advocates team to inspire schools to join global magazine recycling initiative for literacy’. The press release may have a long headline, but the cause is a worthy one.    Since 2005, Lucire has supported the initiatives of MagazineLiteracy.org, aimed at promoting literacy to children initially in the US, through the use […]

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The little anomalies of life

October 8, 2007/4.39

The original ‘People’s Coffee’ lies on Constable Street. ‘People’s’, or ‘Peeps’, as it is affectionately known, is the real deal among the over-hyped climate of charity-based companies. There are certain unspoken rules by which it makes ot easy to pick a newbie. First, the wait is part of the process: you are buying a “boutique coffee”. If […]

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The new Zinio edition, downloadable now

October 6, 2007/13.18

Due to a licensing mix-up with the US edition, we went on Zinio, then went off Zinio, and it was due to the New Zealand and Australian of?ces of this digital magazine delivery service that we had things sorted out for Lucire’s issue 23.    Last week, we uploaded issue 24, which took a tad longer […]

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Meeting Donna Loveday

/3.42

[Cross-posted] Had a great chat this morning to curator Donna Loveday from the Design Museum. Her exhibition, When Philip Met Isabella, a tribute to milliner Philip Treacy and the late Isabella Blow, is on at the New Dowse in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, after dropping by in St Petersburg and Melbourne, and I would seriously […]

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When fashion and beauty magazines bore

October 3, 2007/0.27

A designer, who shall remain nameless, recently said that Lucire was the only New Zealand [fashion] magazine she knew of that had any real journalism in it. I was very happy to hear that feedback, and it seems the concern of fashion magazines lacking depth is something shared by others. Stevie Wilson, Lucire’s former US […]

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Renewing our link to TopButton.com

/0.16

This week, we renewed our acquaintance with Mike Feldman at TopButton.com, which we knew many years ago as NYSale.com.    I remember meeting up with Mike and his wife Dianna mere weeks before 9-11 at the Penn Club at the NYSE, and over the years, we’ve maintained our websites’ respective links to one another.    We’ve put a […]

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Mailing follies

October 2, 2007/1.16

A recent (pre-move) conversation between editor Laura Ming-Wong and someone in the US sending her samples for consideration in the fashion section of Lucire went something like this.    ‘Have you received the samples yet?’    ‘No, where did you send them?’    ‘Laura Ming-Wong, Editor, Lucire, 2/20 Egmont Street, Wellington 6011, China.’    China?    Let me repeat that: […]

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OK, just one more post on Vogue covers

October 1, 2007/22.46

From Creative Review (“hat tip” to Flypaper): Scott King has done a series of parody Vogue covers, in a “what if?” post-Wintour scenario. Have a glance by clicking on the pic below.    If things come in threes, then this should (hopefully) be the last Vogue post for a while. […]

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