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Fellow publishers, do you go through this?

February 28, 2008/19.36

I can’t believe it: yet another stylist’s letter making the rounds in NYC that we have no knowledge of. Again, I won’t name the stylist, but if you are going to go around with a letter that bears my name and signature, I’ll give you one bit of advice: get the postal code right. Copying […]

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Checking the StarNow Australian Model Search entrants

February 24, 2008/22.41

I’ve logged in to the StarNow site to see who has added their names and portfolios to the Australian Model Search that the agency is running.    I am happy to note that there are more ladies over 30, plus a handful over 45. To those ladies, I say: good on you.    There is […]

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Being a harsh judge helps in Miss New Zealand


I see Miss World 1975 Wilnelia Merced—Mrs Bruce Forsyth now—was mentioned on our blog, which takes us into the world of pageantry once again (OK, bad segue). It’s the season for it and I am unof?cially told that I will be judging Miss Universe New Zealand again.    Last year’s pageant was an eye-opener and this year […]

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Time for a Brucie Bonus: compère extraordinaire Forsyth turns 80


Showbiz legend Bruce Forsyth, CBE has celebrated his 80th birthday.    To mark the occasion, the Strictly Come Dancing host held a press conference at London’s Dorchester Hotel, followed by a lavish party for family and friends.    In an interview last week, Forsyth insisted that he has no intention of retiring just yet.    […]

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The Vista Group comes to order

February 23, 2008/5.05

[Cross-posted] I had a great lunch (to which I was on time) with Wellington bloggers Jim Donovan and Mark Di Somma at Vista, which now seems to be a monthly gig, discussing business and branding. Funnily enough, the Trelise Cooper brand did come up (just blogged about it, guys), but we also talked about the […]

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Treliske v. Trelise wouldn’t be easily won


[Cross-posted] If you read between the lines, you probably could detect I wasn’t terribly thrilled about the Trelise Cooper Ltd. v. Cooper and other case from 2005 to 2007. It was brand-damaging for Trelise Cooper, probably stressful for Tamsin Cooper, and at the end of the day, I had my doubts on whether the burden […]

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Lucire’s Thai edition released

February 21, 2008/13.10

Our friend Miguel has his copies of Twinpalms Lucire from the printer—and tells me that the magazines are looking beautiful.    As mentioned last month, Lucire launched in Thailand this week, in collaboration with Twinpalms Phuket. We had an amazingly smooth working relationship with the magazine’s art director and editor, Miguel Kirjon, at Asia Design […]

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Gisèle Bündchen set to get Max Factor contract, says source

February 16, 2008/11.27

Brazilian supermodel Gisèle Bündchen may have scored a two-year, $2·5 million contract to be the face of Max Factor, according to E! News.    The entertainment news service quotes a source close to the deal, saying that the campaign will break in the summer.    Bündchen is the highest-earning model in the world at the […]

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Catherine Zeta-Jones’s Pretty Irresistible


Beauty editor Michelle Perry and guest beauty editor Emma Foley give great tips in the print edition of Lucire, mixing products from a variety of brands. In emails arriving here, by contrast, companies try to encourage emulating their looks, such as this one from the people at Elizabeth Arden for its Pretty Irresistible colour collection, released […]

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In our mail this week: Peter Alexander catalogue


From the “I don’t know how we got on to their mailing list” ?le is the autumn–winter nightwear catalogue from Australian label Peter Alexander. We do ?ick through it and we don’t consider it unwanted mail: after all, in our business, we should know what’s on offer. The reason it rates a mention this month […]

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