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Forbes lists world’s 16 top earning models and supermodels

May 2, 2008/6.37

Gisèle Bündchen, whose face promotes products from Disney to Nivea and Aquascutum, is the world’s top-earning model, according to Forbes.    The magazine’s latest table of what it calls the top 15—there are actually 16 models—puts Bündchen’s earnings over the last 12 months at US$35 million, more than double that of Heidi Klum, in second place at […]

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Easy targets from the anti-Rhonda Grant release


I ?nally came across the full text of the press release attacking Massey University over its story on its alum Rhonda Grant, Miss Universe New Zealand’s second runner-up.    You can read the statement from the Association of University Staff’s president, Assoc Prof Maureen Montgomery, via Scoop. I think she was pretty persistent, sending it […]

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Miss Universe New Zealand judge hits back at criticisms of contestant

May 1, 2008/23.52

Pageant judge and Lucire publisher Jack Yan has defended Miss Universe New Zealand second runner-up Rhonda Grant after criticisms about a Massey University story from the Association of University Staff.    ‘It’s the usual story of pulling down someone because of her looks or her success,’ he says. ‘I believe she’s been singled out.   […]

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The sex-obsessed world of the Miley Cyrus photographs

April 30, 2008/21.47

It’s not that we haven’t kept up with the row over the Miley Cyrus photographs taken by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, which sexualize the teenage star, but I have to draw the line somewhere when it comes to news coverage.    There are quarters in fashion publishing which would deem these photographs appropriate and […]

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Agyness Deyn branches into music


UK model of the moment, Agyness Deyn, will release a single, according to British media today.    It will be her first foray into music, in collaboration with New York-based band Five O’Clock Heroes.    Deyn contributed some vocals to the song, ‘Who’, and will appear in the video. […]

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A faster download for the free Lucire supplement


For those who felt that 13 Mbyte for the free 52 pp. Lucire PDF supplement was too much, we have now created a 72 dpi version at 6 Mbyte. The original theory was that if there are people downloading music and movies, then 13 Mbyte might not be too much—but we recognize not everyone has […]

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Ducks and Mini


‘Oh, duck! I canardly believe it! The new Mini Cooper S Clubman!’    One of the shots we won’t publish (in print) from my 35 mm roll. […]

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Miscellaneous items on our desk

April 27, 2008/12.11

There are only 8,000 each for him and for her of the Diesel Fuel for Life Special Edition bottles, launched December 2007—and if you search, you may still be able to find some at ‘exclusive sales outlets’. We had to mention it since we think this is the coolest looking bottle for the first part […]

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Travelling to Firenze and Québec City


Online today in the ‘Volante’ section, our most well travelled team members, Stanley Moss and Elyse Glickman, go to Firenze and Québec City respectively. Both places have their specialities, with Stanley discovering a hideaway to get away from the bustle of Firenze—which seems extra-hectic these days with work on the metropolitana—while Elyse revisited Québec City […]

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