Lucire
The global fashion magazine February 28, 2024 
Out now: Lucire issue 48, with free shipping for UK and US

A new World order via China

September 21, 2007/7.53

One of my favourite Fashion Week experiences was a walk in the rain to the World workroom. It had been entirely spontaneous; I had rung them up quite restless and bored, dying for some good conversation. They did not disappoint.    I was greeted by one very interesting Benny Castles, and was taken in with open […]

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How to spot a fake pull letter

September 20, 2007/23.04

It came to my attention today that someone is going around New York with a stylist’s pull letter apparently signed by me.    Thanks to a showroom rep who had excellent instincts, I was alerted. His words: ‘He was suspicious from the get go. I’m glad I check[ed] this out. I work with a few of […]

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Yoko Homo and other New Zealand myths

September 19, 2007/22.33

Hushed into the corner by a designer amongst the hum of Fashion Week, I was asked if I had seen the Michael Pattison show Yoko Homo. I hadn’t, but I wish I had.    He began to retell a story involving a spat between Mr Pattison and Ms Stacy Gregg. He had actually the story a little askew, […]

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Make poverty history, Ladybrille– and Lucire-style

/12.22

[Cross-posted] I was honoured to be interviewed by Uduak Oduok, lawyer, fashion model and journalist, for Ladybrille. Lucire readers may remember Uduak as the writer of a piece in an earlier issue on a fashion show in Nigeria, and I was honoured to be her subject this time.    Years ago, I was inspired by […]

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Help us find the Face of Fashion Week

September 14, 2007/12.44

Lucire is among the supporters of the Face of Air New Zealand Fashion Week, on the public days of September 21–2. It’s an initiative from Nova Models, Talent & Actors (with whom we have worked very successfully for Cadbury Dream Model Search) and Catwalk Studios (whose Amanda Dorcil was one of Lucire’s print edition’s original photographers). We […]

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Glimpse from Bryant Park

/10.24

It was wonderful to see candid shots from New York Fashion Week, rather than the pro stuff (which I must take my hat off to Mr Stephen Ciuccoli for shooting for us). This is a wee pic of one of the Bryant Park tents, taken by Lucire associate publisher Ann Fryer. More in issue 25 […]

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Coyote site live

September 12, 2007/13.59

    Devin Colvin, entertainment ed. here at Lucire, served as producer for the movie, Coyote, part of the official selection at the San Diego Film Festival and the Big Bear Lake Film Festival this year. The synopsis:   After their friend is deported to Mexico, two young Americans decide to smuggle him back across […]

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Model search for Napoleon Perdis face of 2008

/13.03

Here’s one of two modelling contests that I want to let folks in on—the ?rst is the Napoleon Perdis Model Search that my friends at StarNow are running. And Napoleon is one of the community of internationally minded Greek entrepreneurs that I seem to be in contact with regularly. So there are two groups of […]

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Lucire editorial, September 11, 2001

/1.49

Let the healing begin Lucire, September 11, 2001 Today we suspend our New York activities in light of the attacks on the United States. And we know many of you are turning to us for our thoughts. I have my thoughts on what this all means.    First, we send our deepest, most heartfelt sympathies […]

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Dame Anita Roddick, DBE: leadership is about humanity

September 11, 2007/13.51

I cannot be sure whether, if Dame Anita Roddick had not lived, Lucire would have taken the ethical, socially responsible route. It’s not so much that we don’t believe in corporate social responsibility (CSR). However, would we have had the courage to have become the United Nations Environment Programme’s ?rst fashion industry partner in 2003? […]

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