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Midori champagne

June 13, 2008/12.33

As it’s Friday, here’s another great recipe from Midori, the melon liqueur, to celebrate the weekend: the Midori champagne. 15 ml (½ oz) Midori top with dry champagne Method: build. Enjoy your Friday night! […]

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Reese Witherspoon in Japan, highlighting breast cancer issues

June 12, 2008/14.11

Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon, in her capacity as Avon Global Ambassador and honorary chairman of the Avon Foundation, visited Japan and was the guest of honour at a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, where she met breast cancer survivors.    The Foundation is focused on breast cancer, domestic violence and emergency relief. As part of Witherspoon’s […]

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The Midori martini


With the splendid northern weather, it’s time for another great recipe from Midori, the famous melon liqueur: the Midori martini. 15 ml (½ oz) Midori 30 ml (1 oz) gin or vodka dash of dry vermouth (optional) Shake, then garnish with red cherry. Keep an eye on Lucire, where we’ll bring you even more this […]

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A jewellery designer to watch out for

June 8, 2008/11.03

We always like seeing these success stories. Scarlett Lanson of Sedona, Ariz. might have missed out on the top three placings in the Swarovski Create Your Own Style design contest last year, but as she’s 17, she has plenty of opportunity to make her mark in years to come.    And even a fourth placing […]

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Lovely legs the focus for winter


It really does seem that tights and knee-high leggings are back in a big way for the southern winter. Voodoo, from Paci?c Brands, is a new entrant that we’re covering at Lucire in the next print edition.    We did predict this at the turn of the century but we didn’t expect legs to remain such […]

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Welcome to Planet Green

June 6, 2008/10.32

On June 4, 2008, we said, ‘Welcome,’ to Planet Green, Discovery’s new channel replacing Discovery Home. And the welcome is felt extra-strongly because one of the channel’s personalities and board advisers is none other than Lucire editor-at-large Summer Rayne Oakes.    She tells me that there is a Wasted show that is based on the one […]

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Glamour UK announces star-studded 2008 award winners

June 3, 2008/23.23

The Spice Girls are the band of the year, in the Glamour UK Women of the Year awards (‘the Glammies’) held Tuesday at Berkeley Square Gardens, London.    The rest of the winners were popular choices, as can be expected from a reader poll-based award ceremony: Kate Moss is the magazine’s entrepreneur of the year; Joanna […]

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Why Yves Saint Laurent’s passing is so felt in fashion

June 2, 2008/11.57

Yves Saint Laurent’s passing is such a shock to the fashion media because he was the world’s greatest couturier.    When we broke the news on Sunday night at Lucire, it was obvious that we were marking the end of an era.    The casual observer might say that the end occurred in 2002, when […]

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Weather Girls in Cannes


My friends Donna Spangler and Richie Benveniste have been in contact with Donna’s new TV comedy, Weather Girls. They’ve just come back from Cannes, as Weather Girls has sold in Europe.    Donna produces, and stars with Lynne Langdon (who also wrote and directed the première episode) and Simona Fusco Stratten.    The Cannes première […]

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Yves Saint Laurent, fashion legend, dies


Yves Saint Laurent, arguably the world’s most famous fashion designer, has died in Paris on Sunday, 11.10 p.m. local time, aged 71, according to the Pierre Bergé–Saint Laurent Foundation.    Born Yves Henri Donat Mathieu Saint Laurent in Oran, Algeria on August 1, 1936, he had a childhood fascination for clothes, often teased and bullied […]

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