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Ducks and Mini

April 30, 2008/12.07

‘Oh, duck! I canardly believe it! The new Mini Cooper S Clubman!’    One of the shots we won’t publish (in print) from my 35 mm roll. […]

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Miscellaneous items on our desk

April 27, 2008/12.11

There are only 8,000 each for him and for her of the Diesel Fuel for Life Special Edition bottles, launched December 2007—and if you search, you may still be able to find some at ‘exclusive sales outlets’. We had to mention it since we think this is the coolest looking bottle for the first part […]

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Travelling to Firenze and Québec City


Online today in the ‘Volante’ section, our most well travelled team members, Stanley Moss and Elyse Glickman, go to Firenze and Québec City respectively. Both places have their specialities, with Stanley discovering a hideaway to get away from the bustle of Firenze—which seems extra-hectic these days with work on the metropolitana—while Elyse revisited Québec City […]

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Out of Africa

April 26, 2008/11.44

Online today: a preview of the H&M summer 2008 range (left), which the company says is inspired by hot, exotic locations such as India and Africa.    This is clearly in the Zeitgeist: the same week we receive Peter Alexander’s latest catalogue (below), which has an African-inspired collection. There’s something about Africa this summer, so […]

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Dita von Teese, Cointreau collaborate on NYC show


Click on centre of image to play World-renowned burlesque performer Dita von Teese and Cointreau, the famous French orange liqueur, hosted a lavish debut party in New York for their ?rst collaborative effort, the Be Cointreauversial Show at the Angel Orensanz Foundation at 172 Norfolk Street.    Over 500 guests turned out including Jason Lewis, […]

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New styles from Peace Love Life

April 25, 2008/2.51

I’ve heard from Brad at Peace Love Life, who has been doing T-shirts to help worthy causes around the world.    The latest range: to help raise money for various areas, in collaboration with Invisible Children (working in Uganda) and Sisters of Rwanda.    In Brad’s words, ‘I believe these are our most fashionable, yet […]

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Gotta get a bloomin’ move on


This Mini Cooper S Clubman was my set of wheels when in Auckland. A great little car, and thanks to Piers, Kelly and Grant for their help at BMW. And thanks in addition to Kelly for sending back my Italian Job CD, which I left in the CD player. A full review in an upcoming […]

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Jennifer López to star in reality show for TLC


Jennifer López at the 2007 Golden Globes wearing a 30 ct yellow diamond Right Hand Ring by Lorraine Schwartz (courtesy Diamond Information Center/J. Walter Thompson). Jennifer López will star in a reality TV show for TLC in the US, it was announced today.    Lopez’s show centres around how the actress–singer–entrepreneur juggles her career with […]

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Six Miss New Zealand ’08 contestants, one camera

April 24, 2008/9.29

As promised, some better photos from last Saturday’s cruise with the Miss Universe New Zealand 2008 contestants from my Voigtländer Bessamatic, which shows that a 49-year-old camera can get some darned good results. Samantha Powell (who would go on to win Miss New Zealand 2008, but Miss Horowhenua at this stage), Rebecca Connor (Miss Wellington, sponsored […]

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Cruising to Waiheke with the Miss New Zealand ’08 contestants


My scanner has gone kaput and I’m now three weeks in the process of getting it ?xed. You know—ordering a part, having it arrive, ?nding it’s totally wrong (as in: the part does not even exist inside this model of scanner), and now, having a really annoying moiré effect on photographs that do not have […]

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