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Sarkozy, Royal spent tens of thousands on campaign grooming, make-up

January 19, 2008/2.35

Echoing the expense that President Clinton was once known for (an infamous expensive haircut at LAX), a commission in France examining the make-up, hair and related expenses of its presidential candidates in 2007 revealed that the Socialist Party’s Ségolène Royal spent €53,581during her campaign.    Nicolas Sarkozy, who won the presidency, spent €34,445.    The commission would […]

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February’s Red month

/2.21

Readers may notice a rise on this site in the number of PSAs for the Heart Truth Campaign, which we are running in association with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in the US. Fashionistas will know the campaign from the Red Dress show that we have regularly covered over the years.    February 1 […]

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New Corvette and Caddy are hardly gas misers

January 17, 2008/5.16

General Motors’ latest video is pretty unconvincing. While it has alternative-fuel cars at the Detroit Auto Show on this week, the ones that are ready for sale are, for want of a better term, gas guzzlers. And they need to be promoted. The Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 and Cadillac CTS-V look the business, and GM says that it’s […]

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James Bond star, Sir Roger Moore, working on memoirs

January 16, 2008/21.54

Sir Roger Moore, star of The Saint and The Persuaders, and who played James Bond seven times between 1973 and 1985, is to publish his memoirs this year.    The 80-year-old star of Live and Let Die and The Spy Who Loved Me said: ‘The time is right to tell my story.’    The book, called My Word […]

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Bendon’s sporty for ’08

January 12, 2008/7.17

Bendon Sport’s 2008 begins with a new design, the Action Crop, which is a crop-top style with flexi-underwire support and a mesh back for breathing. Meanwhile, the popular Max Out design (left), with B to DD cups, has a new Sunkist Coral colour way, with the white–silver and black–silver combinations continuing. […]

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Inspired by Sir Edmund Hillary

/5.49

With Sir Edmund Hillary’s passing yesterday, New Zealanders are going online to buy and sell memorabilia, with the country’s $5 note being the most popular item. However, we’ve heard of something more tasteful from San Francisco, Calif. that shows just how far Sir Edmund’s in?uence went: a Jeanine Payer necklace, dubbed Arianna, inscribed with his famous quotation, ‘It […]

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From the archives: Levi’s, 2007

/5.36

  This is an image from Levi Strauss & Co., sent to us for our denim special last year. It never ran, and I’ve since learned that the ?le was corrupted—something I was reminded of when queried by an art director about it today. Here it is, ?xed up. While it didn’t run in our […]

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Sir Edmund Hillary, national hero, passes away

January 11, 2008/0.58

I don’t think anyone in this country, especially those of us in the media, could not pay some form of tribute to Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, NZOM, KG, who passed away aged 88 in Auckland Hospital today.    Sir Edmund, the ?rst man to conquer Mt Everest, is considered a national hero in New Zealand and before […]

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Tata Nano—the Rs. 1 lakh car revealed

January 10, 2008/10.02

I would say that the new Tata Nano, the Rs. 1 lakh ($2,500) car revealed by Tata Motors at the New Delhi Auto Expo a few hours ago, exceeds the expectations of those who were predicting something that looked more motorcycle than automobile.    As we led up to today’s unveiling of the revolutionary small […]

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Two Bond girls announced: Gemma Arterton, Olga Kurylenko in next film

/9.41

James Bond has two new Bond girls. British actress Gemma Arterton and Ukrainian model Olga Kurylenko will co-star in the latest instalment of the 007 franchise opposite Daniel Craig, Columbia Pictures announced.    Craig made his début as Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale, which co-starred French actress Eva Green as Vesper Lynd, an enigmatic spy […]

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