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Dorian Leigh, former Vogue cover girl, dies at 91

July 9, 2008/23.50

Dorian Leigh, who graced numerous McCall’s, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue covers and Revlon advertisements in the 1940s and 1950s, has died aged 91 in Falls Church, Va., according to her family.    Leigh was married ?ve times and her life during her modelling years was well documented by the gossip magazines of the day.    She was […]

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Alex Evans is Britain’s Next Top Model

July 8, 2008/0.00

The winner of Britain’s Next Top Model has been announced as Alex Evans, 18, of Cranleigh, Surrey, after winning against Catherine Thomas, also 18, in the Cape Town-set ?nalé.    Stefanie Wilson, 22, came third.    Miss Evans takes home a contract with Models 1 and appear in a £100,000 campaign for Max Factor. She will also appear […]

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In memory of Colin Morley

July 7, 2008/22.37

July 7 marks the anniversary of the passing of our friend Colin Morley, who was killed in the 7-7 terrorist bombings in London three years ago. Since then we’ve tried to keep Colin’s memory alive by giving an award named for him at the Medinge Group, for the best branded non-profit organization. My wishes go […]

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Send Sam positive vibes as Miss Universe 2008 kicks into high gear

July 6, 2008/11.22

Preliminaries for Miss Universe began Sunday, where the contes­tants model in their bikinis; and the inter­views on Monday are three minutes long, with three judges.    This surprises me, because we inter­viewed the contes­tants in New Zealand over a mini­mum of 10 minutes with ?ve judges—and I dare say, though I never timed the sessions, […]

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Kylie Minogue receives her OBE at Buckingham Palace

July 3, 2008/12.04

As reported earlier, Kylie Minogue has been to Buckingham Palace to collect her OBE, which was presented by HRH Prince Charles.    Minogue arrived in a chauffeured limousine and had chatted and joked with the Prince during the investiture. She wore a cream dress with gold high heels.    Attending in support of the Australian-born singer […]

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Why it still can be the American century


[Cross-posted] In the spirit of July 4, I thought it would be interesting to explore the idea of the United States retaining its in?uence in the 21st century.    What many see is dire. Beyond the anti-war types’ opposition to the War on Terror, there are corrupt institutions, political and corporate, impeding progress on so […]

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Midori Melonball


Here’s another inventive recipe from our friends at Midori, the famous melon liqueur. 60 ml (2 oz) Midori 30 ml (1 oz) vodka Top with orange juice (or pineapple or grapefruit) Build over ice. Enjoy it this summer! […]

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Refreshing images from YSL Beauté


We seldom focus on a single product in the print editions’ beauty pages, unless it’s a special promotion on behalf of a client in an advertorial. But we couldn’t pass up these beautiful visuals for one of the products we are featuring in the next Lucire in New Zealand, the Flash Radiance Skincare Brush from […]

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Kylie Minogue due to collect her OBE today


Singer Kylie Minogue, 40, who was awarded an OBE by HM Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year Honours’ List, is due to be invested at Buckingham Palace’s grand ballroom today.    With HM the Queen in Scotland, the presentations will be done by HRH the Prince of Wales.    Minogue already has the Order of […]

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Quantum of Solace trailer released

July 1, 2008/10.45

This is looking magnificent. I saw the last Bond film a day after its world première, in Los Angeles, and put some more money to the Broccoli family’s coffers by seeing it a second time when it débuted in New Zealand—then bought the DVD. So no surprise when I say I am looking forward to […]

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