Lucire
The global fashion magazine February 27, 2024 
Out now: Lucire issue 48, with free shipping for UK and US

Glamour UK announces star-studded 2008 award winners

June 3, 2008/23.23

The Spice Girls are the band of the year, in the Glamour UK Women of the Year awards (‘the Glammies’) held Tuesday at Berkeley Square Gardens, London.    The rest of the winners were popular choices, as can be expected from a reader poll-based award ceremony: Kate Moss is the magazine’s entrepreneur of the year; Joanna […]

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Why Yves Saint Laurent’s passing is so felt in fashion

June 2, 2008/11.57

Yves Saint Laurent’s passing is such a shock to the fashion media because he was the world’s greatest couturier.    When we broke the news on Sunday night at Lucire, it was obvious that we were marking the end of an era.    The casual observer might say that the end occurred in 2002, when […]

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Easy targets from the anti-Rhonda Grant release

May 2, 2008/3.49

I ?nally came across the full text of the press release attacking Massey University over its story on its alum Rhonda Grant, Miss Universe New Zealand’s second runner-up.    You can read the statement from the Association of University Staff’s president, Assoc Prof Maureen Montgomery, via Scoop. I think she was pretty persistent, sending it […]

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Miss Universe New Zealand judge hits back at criticisms of contestant

May 1, 2008/23.52

Pageant judge and Lucire publisher Jack Yan has defended Miss Universe New Zealand second runner-up Rhonda Grant after criticisms about a Massey University story from the Association of University Staff.    ‘It’s the usual story of pulling down someone because of her looks or her success,’ he says. ‘I believe she’s been singled out.   […]

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The sex-obsessed world of the Miley Cyrus photographs

April 30, 2008/21.47

It’s not that we haven’t kept up with the row over the Miley Cyrus photographs taken by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, which sexualize the teenage star, but I have to draw the line somewhere when it comes to news coverage.    There are quarters in fashion publishing which would deem these photographs appropriate and […]

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Rescuing the Britney Spears image

March 22, 2008/23.59

With all the negative attention that Britney Spears gets, is it a good time to be marketing her Believe fragrance? It’s what we’ve alluded to in our beauty article online today.    We hope Ms Spears will get well—and that the paparazzi lay off her a little. Unfortunately, the Britney economy is worth hundreds of […]

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Is Vogue’s April 2008 cover racist?

March 21, 2008/1.02

Vogue’s April 2008 cover with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and Gisèle Bündchen has been branded by some as being racist. As noted by the Plain Dealer over in Cleveland, Ohio: LeBron shares the April cover of Vogue magazine with supermodel Gisele Bundchen. It’s been noted by some that his open-mouthed screaming face and the […]

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Goodbye to Steven T. Florio

January 1, 2008/2.25

We farewell Steven T. Florio, the former president and CEO of Condé Nast Publications, who passed away last Thursday from complications from a heart attack. He was 58. Our sincerest condolences go to his family and friends. You may also like Richard Avedon exhibition opens at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Video released of Lady Gaga’s […]

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The Sarkozy–Bruni romance is in the Zeitgeist

December 18, 2007/10.01

Nicolas Sarkozy, the President of France, is enjoying a heck of a publicity honeymoon. First, he won the election. Then, he went to the US and gave a speech to the Joint Houses that had everyone from Dubya to Hillary applauding. His speech citing Israeli–Palestinian peace a few days ago was largely well received. And now, […]

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Isabella Blow cause of death official

December 7, 2007/0.48

Connected to the next print issue of Lucire: it was sad to note that the earlier suspicions that Tatler contributing editor Isabella Blow had drunk Paraquat, the weed killer, have now been confirmed by the Gloucestershire coroner.    Mrs Blow had drunk half a pint, 10 times the fatal amount, and had concerns over her ‘waning […]

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