Lucire
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Dame Anita Roddick, DBE: leadership is about humanity

September 11, 2007/13.51

I cannot be sure whether, if Dame Anita Roddick had not lived, Lucire would have taken the ethical, socially responsible route. It’s not so much that we don’t believe in corporate social responsibility (CSR). However, would we have had the courage to have become the United Nations Environment Programme’s ?rst fashion industry partner in 2003? […]

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Quick clip from the next Lucire

September 10, 2007/23.59

I know this is a well known fact in fashion circles, but I quite liked the expression: A former design tutor of mine, Arti Sandhu, now at Columbia College’s fashion department in Chicago, Ill., recently explained a theory of hers, calling fashion magazines ‘female porn for gay males.’ It says a lot of the politics […]

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Does alcohol in goody bags sound like a good idea to anyone else?

September 7, 2007/11.48

When I turned up to Walk on Earth, I must admit I had certain preconceptions. Certain questions, if you like, that I wanted answered. For example, who has been in charge of naming the event? Walk on Earth—were they serious? Maybe literalism is the new metaphor.    One of the opening sentiments was that it was […]

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New York should be a humdinger

September 6, 2007/13.14

I’m getting great reports about the coverage our team’s doing at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week spring 2008 collections. Respect to Carolyn, John, Kristina, Stephen and Ann for keeping the Lucire end up! The results will be in the 25th number, celebrating our 10th anniversary. I am glad it is an improvement on the coverage […]

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Claudia Schiffer: it’s harder for supermodels today

/11.05

Left: A perfect example of the global fashion story: Claudia Schiffer herself modelling H&M, as featured in Lucire in 2000. Photographed by Max Vadukul. I’m glad someone agrees with me when I said earlier that the great global fashion stories seem to have deserted us—unless you drag in a supermodel from the 1980s or 1990s. And […]

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Get Frank launches—with a little help from Lucire

September 3, 2007/11.17

Rich and Mitch at Get Frank have launched their site (which is featured in the next print Lucire). And with a little help from yours truly, now doubling as the motoring writer there. Sure, the first piece is a re-run from Lucire (we’ve agreed to license content to Get Frank) but, as far as I […]

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Niue levels the playing field through Seekom

/2.08

[Cross-posted] My friends Nicky and Simon at Seekom have a great new announcement. I have known about this for some time, but the embargo came off today. Imagine: a New Zealand company developing real-time booking software for the tourism industry of an entire country, in this case, Niue.    The UNDP, which provided some of […]

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Our Cal’s in Ride with the Devil

September 2, 2007/6.35

[Cross-posted] During my last trip to Auckland, I was telling a lot of people this: Ride with the Devil, premières TV2, September 4, 11 p.m.    This is a new TV show that stars my friend Caleigh Cheung, an occasional correspondent with Lucire. It’s her first major role in a networked drama, I believe, but […]

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The Lucire blog

/5.36

For years, I resisted doing a blog on Lucire. Let’s say I wasn’t a convert.    In the 1990s, online publishing was largely an educated person’s game. We were already publishing op-eds in Lucire and had done so for years. Blogging, it seemed, was the dawn of what became known as John Gabriel’s Greater Internet F***wad […]

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