The global fashion magazine June 25, 2022 

Claire Barker opens in Shanghai

Filed by Lucire staff/November 3, 2010/10.50

New Zealand designer Claire Barker is drawing on her roots and her knowledge of China as she opens a new store in Shanghai, on the fifth floor of the Isetan Department Store in the Huang Pu district.    The Japanese-owned department store has gained a reputation in Shanghai as a premium fashion retail centre.   […]

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Naomi Campbell honoured in Shanghai; Keira Knightley’s Chanel look; México Fashion Week

Filed by Lucire staff/November 1, 2010/10.52

We’re experimenting with video content from ITN’s entertainment section—your thoughts on these are welcome.    First, Dolce & Gabbana honours supermodel Naomi Campbell at an event in Shanghai. The second video shows how to replicate actress Keira Knightley’s Chanel pearl gown look from the London première of Never Let Me Go, while the final video […]

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Veen launches into Germany with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz

Filed by Lucire staff/August 19, 2010/13.41

We’ve followed our friends at Veen, the water sourced from Finnish Lapland, since they launched. Lately, they’ve been getting into celebrity circles more regularly. The latest has been the première of Knight and Day, the Tom Cruise–Cameron Diaz starrer, in München, Germany. It was also Veen’s début into the country. Diaz wore a Bottega Veneta […]

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Body tech-savvy

Filed by Tamara Madison/June 20, 2010/12.10

Wen Guo, an architect from San Francisco, drafts building and floor plans with impeccable precision. However, she not only designs buildings, but apparel as well. This unconventional designer symbolizes an innovative new generation—one who thinks outside the box while embracing her environment.    Guo’s architectural designs offer a structural product that provides well thought-out functionality. […]

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The Peninsula Hotel Shanghai’s gala opening

Filed by Lucire staff/March 22, 2010/10.35

As covered in the main part of our site today, the Peninsula Hotel Shanghai opened its doors with a gala event on March 18. Below is a six-minute video featuring some of the entertainment at the opening, including speeches from Sir Michael Kadoorie and David Wang, whose companies own the new property. […]

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Buick shows Regal sedan at Los Angeles Auto Show

Filed by Lucire staff/December 5, 2009/3.24

Buick has finally shown its Regal in the US, as a 2011 model at the Los Angeles Auto Show.    Built in Germany, the Regal is essentially a badge-engineered Opel Insignia, which was the European Car of the Year for 2009. A softly sprung version of the same car is already in sale in China. […]

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SAIC unveils MG 6 fastback at Guangzhou

Filed by Lucire staff/November 23, 2009/11.43

MG has shown its 6 fastback, the first all-new model developed for the marque since Chinese interests took over the British firm.    Based around the architecture of the Roewe 550 sedan, which in turn is based loosely on the late 1990s’ Rover 75, the production version of the MG 6 was unveiled at the […]

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The holistic approach

Filed by Parris Bambery/April 7, 2009/4.30

Photographed by Parris Bambery Tucked away at the back of Cuba Mall in Wellington lies a haven for those seeking out alternative health treatment and advice. Wellcare Chinese Medical Clinic and Herbal Shop opened in 1995 and encompasses traditional Chinese healing philosophies that have been employed for 5,000 years. The owner, Dr Jun Wu, has established […]

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Lagonda returns at Salon de Genève—but will it fly?

Filed by Jack Yan/March 4, 2009/10.32

We get a lot of information about press conferences and at the Salon de Genève, we have been seeing them come in thick and fast. Renault, Volkswagen, BMW, etc. But the most intriguing was for a brand I never expected to see in an email: Lagonda.    Lagonda is a brand that celebrates its centenary […]

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The better half: The Golden Tide on Sunday

Filed by Jack Yan/December 13, 2008/5.56

Half the country likes National Radio—or Radio New Zealand National, to give it its proper name these days—during the summer, and half the country dislikes it. The programming changes from the usual formula and I have often said that shows like Matinee Idle (not a misspelling) are among the highlights of the wireless year. While […]

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