Lucire
The global fashion magazine January 26, 2023 

Welcome to Vogue India: it’s about time

September 30, 2007/4.39

  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 […]

Read more



Curves are back at Prada

/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 […]

Read more



What of the old news page?

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 […]

Read more



The L word (and other letters)

/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 […]

Read more



Ugly Betty gives the wrong idea

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 […]

Read more



The race to the catwalk

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 […]

Read more



No longer a myth

/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 […]

Read more



Nous sommes contents

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 […]

Read more



Jennifer Hawkins, as originally destined for Lucire

September 25, 2007/13.38

For whatever reason, we have photographs on file here at Lucire that do not get published. Such as this 2006 pic of Miss Universe 2004 (and Miss Australia 2004) Jennifer Hawkins, which we could have run in our ‘Scene’ section if it were not for some questionable staffers a year ago. And since Laural Barrett, […]

Read more



Lucire does a special Zinio edition

September 24, 2007/12.44

To complement the next printed Lucire, there will be a special edition in Zinio, which I am quite excited about.    As many of you know, you can purchase and download a digital replica of the print edition of Lucire via Zinio. Instead of the 164 pp. edition that we print, the Zinio edition of issue 24—which is […]

Read more