Lucire
The global fashion magazine July 22, 2024 
Out now: Lucire issue 49, with free shipping for UK and US

Ugly Betty gives the wrong idea

September 28, 2007/1.57

I know there were a lot of Ugly Betty advertisements on the Lucire site today, as the show premières for its new season on ABC in the US. Call it good targeting: those into fashion might be in to Ugly Betty, as many of our interns are. And I have heard of some admit that they expected to be […]

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The race to the catwalk

September 27, 2007/2.57

Many years ago, I received an email from a group titled something along the lines of the African–American Fashion Designers, inviting us to the group’s shows in New York. I said to an editor of ours, ‘But we don’t support a White Fashion Designers of America.’    He replied, ‘Yes we do. It’s called New York Fashion […]

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No longer a myth

/0.29

It’s important for any blog to respect at least some journalistic standards, and I was today alerted to the background behind an earlier story that was criticized on this blog earlier this month.    Miranda Likeman at FashioNZ clears up her side of the story: Yesterday when I mentioned that I thought one show in particular […]

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Nous sommes contents

September 26, 2007/7.23

I sometimes wonder if our overseas readers, for whom the printed Lucires are less accessible, judge the hard copy by the website. In which case, this post is a good idea and may remove some uncertainties.    Before it is deleted, I retrieved the raw text ?le of the contents’ page from issue 24. This was […]

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Jennifer Hawkins, as originally destined for Lucire

September 25, 2007/13.38

For whatever reason, we have photographs on file here at Lucire that do not get published. Such as this 2006 pic of Miss Universe 2004 (and Miss Australia 2004) Jennifer Hawkins, which we could have run in our ‘Scene’ section if it were not for some questionable staffers a year ago. And since Laural Barrett, […]

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Lucire does a special Zinio edition

September 24, 2007/12.44

To complement the next printed Lucire, there will be a special edition in Zinio, which I am quite excited about.    As many of you know, you can purchase and download a digital replica of the print edition of Lucire via Zinio. Instead of the 164 pp. edition that we print, the Zinio edition of issue 24—which is […]

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Amber Peebles, Amanda Tomasoa on the Lucire brand

September 21, 2007/12.27

[Cross-posted] Another “refugee” story from 2006, already posted to my personal blog. But I think it’s worth a re-run, now that a Lucire blog exists.    Amber Peebles, Miss World New Zealand 2003–4 and now an MTV New Zealand host, is a bit of a fashion designer in her own right. She made the lace top […]

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A new World order via China

/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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