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From the archives: Levi’s, 2007

January 12, 2008/5.36

  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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Naomi Campbell’s Hugo Chavez interview out today

/9.18

After interviewing the Daily Mirror’s Piers Morgan last year, Naomi Campbell met with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez for British GQ. Her interview appears in the magazine published today.    GQ editor Dylan Jones told The Guardian that it was easy to organize the interview as Chavez was interested in meeting Campbell. Excerpts from the interview were […]

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Victoria Beckham in Elizabeth Mason Couture—how the choice came about

/4.36

While we have the ‘Scene’ section in some of the print editions of Lucire, we aren’t exactly a paparazzi magazine. However, every now and then we do come across shots that may be of interest independently of the events we attend, such as these two. Both are of Victoria Beckham: the first, she wears the Elizabeth […]

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Shu Uemura passes away, aged 79

/0.41

Shu Uemura, the cosmetics pioneer known for his scienti?c approach to beauty, died from pneumonia December 29 in Tokyo aged 79.    Uemura was born in Tokyo in 1928. He attended a beauty school and was the only man in his class, according to Reuter. In the 1950s, he began his career as an assistant on a […]

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Free Fouad!

January 6, 2008/2.13

[Cross-posted] Fouad Alfarhan is a Saudi blogger who has been writing to advocate greater freedom in his country. He was arrested without charge on December 11. Some bloggers have gotten together to deem today (Sunday, January 6) a day of silence, so after this post, we will not blog publicly for 24 hours. Please tell other […]

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International think-tank announces fifth annual Brands with a Conscience

January 3, 2008/13.49

The Medinge Group, an international think-tank on branding and business, today releases its fifth annual Brands with a Conscience list. In the Group’s opinion, these eight diverse organizations show that it is possible for brands to succeed as they contribute to the betterment of the society by sustainable, socially responsible and humanistic behaviour.    The […]

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The Indian luxury brand: Jaguar, Land Rover the vanguards to the west

/13.40

[Cross-posted] We can be pretty con?dent with Ford’s latest non-announcement announcement that the Tata acquisition of Jaguar and Land Rover is a fait accompli.    The Indian multinational says it will make no changes to employment at Jaguar and Land Rover, which no doubt helped swing the sale in its favour. And there are other […]

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