The global fashion magazine May 24, 2024 
Out now: Lucire issue 48, with free shipping for UK and US

Jennifer Hawkins breaks silence over nude cover shoot

January 7, 2010/23.21

Jennifer Hawkins has broken her silence over her nude cover photo for Marie Claire Australia, which has caused a great deal of controversy this week.    The former Miss Universe says the shoot was only done to raise money for an eating disorder charity, and to promote a healthy lifestyle.    The furore has surrounded […]

Read more

Tyra Banks to end talk show in the spring

December 29, 2009/22.24

Tyra Banks has announced that her daytime talk show will end, with the last episodes to be made in the spring.    Even after the end of production, the show will continue to air for 2010–11, though with best-of episodes, says Variety.    The Tyra Show began in 2005, and has won Daytime Emmys in […]

Read more

Watchdog says Marks & Spencer ad, featuring Philip Glenister, not sexist

December 16, 2009/1.17

A Marks & Spencer Christmas 2009 TV commercial has been cleared by the Advertising Standards’ Authority after complaints about sexism.    Ashes to Ashes star Philip Glenister, best known for his portrayal of politically incorrect DCI Gene Hunt, says toward the end of the advertisement, ‘Oh come on, it’s Christmas—that girl prancing around in her […]

Read more

A great finalé for the Palin book tour

December 12, 2009/6.07

[Cross-posted] Looks like the Palinomenon has continued, this time on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, where the former governor got her own back against William Shatner, who had lampooned two of her speeches and excerpts from her autobiography.    Judging by the audience applause, the response to Sarah Palin—you know, the Sarah Palin with […]

Read more

Naomi Campbell to get modelling reality show?

December 8, 2009/11.06

The British media are speculating that Naomi Campbell (left) could get her own X Factor-style show based around the modelling industry, with the supermodel at the helm.    A spokesperson said that Campbell, 39, has been approached with an offer.    Nothing has yet been confirmed, though Campbell has been reported as wanting to start […]

Read more

Electric car companies use COP 15 to market their wares

December 7, 2009/12.40

Above Think City cars outside the Bella Centre in København, Denmark. Electric car companies are using the København United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) as a forum to market their products—which makes one wonder if some of these conferences have come grand trade fairs, rather than one where politicians do any work toward climate […]

Read more

FedEx Global Access Awards create a sense of mystery

November 29, 2009/4.02

Above The five finalist labels of the FedEx Global Access Fashion Award. One thing fashion journalists are seldom called on to do is the sort of investigative probing that was best exemplified by the fictional Cal McCaffrey, as played by John Simm, in State of Play. We investigate, but it all seems mundane in comparison. […]

Read more

David Bailey selling exhibition to open at Bonhams in March

November 25, 2009/11.38

Above Jean Shrimpton, a.k.a. the Shrimp, as photographed by Bailey in British Vogue. A selling exhibition, Pure Sixties, Pure Bailey, of David Bailey’s iconic images of the 1960s will be hosted by Bonhams at 101 New Bond Street from March 7 to April 7, the company announced yesterday.    In celebrating the 50th anniversary of […]

Read more

Supermodels go naked for latest I-D cover

November 24, 2009/12.06

Photographed by Kayt Jones; I-D Showing that the original supermodels still have pull, I-D has Eva Herzigova, Hélèna Christensen and Claudia Schiffer in the nude, save for their leather boots, on the cover of its winter 2009–10 issue.    Herzigova, 36, Christensen, 40, and Schiffer, 39, were photographed by expat Brit Kayt Jones, who is […]

Read more

University professor puts Twilight: New Moon into context

November 20, 2009/11.27

The University of Denver is an unlikely institution to get on board the Twilight movie phenomenon, but Lynn Schofield Clark, associate professor of mass communication and journalism, puts it into context.    Dr Schofield Clark says that Twilight appeals to teenage girls, and their mothers, because of its empowering message. ‘Who wouldn’t want to be […]

Read more