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H&M acquires company behind Weekday, Monki and Cheap Monday

March 6, 2008/11.43

H&M has signed an agreement to acquire the privately owned Swedish fashion company Fabric Scandinavien AB that is running the store chains Weekday and Monki. The Group also designs and sells fashion through a number of own brands, such as Cheap Monday. The turnover for the ?nancial year 2007–8 is expected to reach approximately SKr 400 […]

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In the archives: Sonia Gray, 2005


I’ve been doing a bit of clearing out of old CD- and DVD-ROMs here at head of?ce and among them was a shoot from 2005 by photographer Janet Liu. Obviously, as it was unpublished, she retains copyright in this image and I’m putting it up only for critiquing purposes—and to give Janet a small promotional […]

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Kouros v. Schwarzmann: newspaper owner sues blogger in Finland

March 4, 2008/6.46

I haven’t been following this story, but I received a Digg about it today from my friend Igor Polyakov.    American expat blogger Phil Schwarzmann, living in Finland, is being sued by Iranian expat and newspaper publisher Alexis Kouros over trivialities, it seems.    I am getting this strictly from Schwarzmann’s side so I have […]

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Bill Clinton is stumping for Hillary, but is he hurting her campaign?


Former President Bill Clinton has been singing his wife’s praises all over the State of Texas, but some feminists, myself included, are sceptical of his motives.    When our 42nd president visited the University of Texas at Austin Wednesday, February 27 (which was Chelsea’s birthday) he drew a crowd of around 6,000 people, according local […]

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Angelina Jolie writes eyewitness account from Iraq

March 3, 2008/13.52

Late last week, Angelina Jolie, UNHCR ambassadrice and actress, wrote an open letter published in The Washington Post, reporting her observations in Iraq.    I am always keen to hear ?rst-hand reports rather than things ?ltered through some editorial agenda. This publication is no exception: I make it no secret that we support environmental causes—and […]

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Agyness Deyn is Tatler’s best-dressed woman; Kate Moss slips to second


Supermodel Kate Moss has lost her top spot as Tatler’s best-dressed woman, it was reported today. Agyness Deyn, British Model of the Year, has taken her place.    The magazine stated, ‘Whether she’s sipping chai at the Russian Tea Rooms in Primrose Hill or kicking back at Henry Holland’s studio, she’s fash-fabulous … Rockin.’    Moss […]

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Academy Award low-down: who came out top on Oscars’ night?


Did Atonement win the Academy Award? Or did the crime thriller No Country for Old Men swipe the Oscar? We now have all the answers from February 24 when this year’s winners were revealed. While we were all hoping our favourites would win the industry’s most sought-after awards, that wasn’t always the case. By the […]

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Tying up loose ends: StarNow judging; forged New York letter


We had to make our ?nal decisions for the StarNow Australian Model Search 2008 today. We had a shortlist thanks to the voters who went in to StarNow, and chose from those models rather than the full pool. It was an interesting bunch and I do know the choices made by Lucire editor Laura Ming-Wong and […]

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Katoucha Niane, 47, confirmed dead

March 1, 2008/11.29

Katoucha Niane, the model who graced Yves Saint Laurent’s campaigns in the late 1980s, has been confirmed as the body recovered Thursday in the Seine. She had been reported missing on February 1. French police officers are treating her death as accidental: it was believed that she returned to her houseboat drunk and fell in […]

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