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Out now: Lucire issue 48, with free shipping for UK and US

Cruising to Waiheke with the Miss New Zealand ’08 contestants

April 24, 2008/6.42

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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Miss Horowhenua, Samantha Powell, takes Miss Universe New Zealand

April 20, 2008/16.15

Paraparaumu-born Samantha Powell, 20, representing Horowhenua, is the newly crowned Miss Universe New Zealand 2008 in a ceremony at the Novotel Ellerslie, near Auckland City.    Hannah Matthews of Auckland, Miss Masport, is runner-up, followed by Rhonda Grant, Miss TR Designs of Palmerston North.    Miss Powell says, ‘It’s a real privilege and I’ll do […]

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Pageant time in Auckland

April 17, 2008/12.05

Of course, I can’t whisper a word about the placings of the girls at Miss Universe New Zealand 2008 so far, but I will say a few general things. First, the judges work together really well and we welcomed designer Patrick Steel to the fold on the interview night tonight (joining Yvonne Brownlie, May Davis […]

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A free issue of Lucire—online now

April 15, 2008/7.55

Each time we put out a Lucire in print, regardless of country, I wonder: do the folks in the countries (such as the UK) where the magazine is not available know what some of the layouts look like?    This time around, Laura and I decided we would do a 52 pp. downloadable PDF, containing […]

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Glamour UK puts Kate Moss back as Britain’s best dressed woman

April 8, 2008/23.21

How reliable are these readers’ polls? The British edition of Glamour (May 2008) puts Kate Moss at number one for Britain’s best dressed woman, with Agyness Deyn not even making it into the top 50. It’s a switch from earlier polls, which had been putting Moss lower during the last four months.    Britney Spears was named […]

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Naomi Campbell banned from British Airways?


Reports are coming from Agence France Presse and other wire services that Naomi Campbell has been banned from flying British Airways after her arrest last week.    The services are quoting The Sun and The Daily Mirror.    Campbell, 37, was arrested last week at Heathrow Airport after a dispute over her luggage at the […]

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2005: Summer Rayne Oakes’s first appearance in Lucire

April 6, 2008/10.12

It’s been three years since Summer Rayne Oakes first appeared in Lucire, as a feature interviewee rather than a member of the team. Since then, the association between the magazine and Ms Oakes has strengthened, with her taking the acting editor’s role in 2006 and as editor-at-large from 2007. Here are some shots from that […]

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Farewell to Charlton Heston


I know this is a fashion magazine, but through Elyse Glickman and Karen Loftus we cover so much of the Hollywood scene that you sometimes feel you should give a star a send-off. Therefore, today, I want to say goodbye to Charlton Heston, who passed away aged 84 with his wife of 64 years, Lydia, […]

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Talking car interviews Heidi Klum, David Hasselhoff for VW

April 3, 2008/13.31

It’s not the new Knight Rider (which returns on NBC this year), but Max, a talking, black 1964 Volkswagen Käfer—Beetle to Anglophones—which will front a campaign for Volkswagen of America launching today called Das Auto.    Max will interview, in a talk show setting, supermodel Heidi Klum, TV personality David Hasselhoff—who should have no problems conversing with […]

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Daniel Craig is Britain’s best dressed man—British GQ

April 2, 2008/1.02

Daniel Craig is tops in GQ poll. Pictured with girlfriend Satsuki Mitchell at the Academy Awards last year. (Photograph by Richard Harbaugh, copyright AMPAS. Used under licence.) Footballer David Beckham divided reader opinions in Condé Nast poll (photo courtesy Adidas). Condé Nast’s GQ has named James Bond actor Daniel Craig Britain’s best dressed man in […]

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