Lucire
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Marisa Miller is Victoria’s Secret’s latest ‘Angel’

September 9, 2008/13.05

Model Marisa Miller has signed a multi-year contract as a Victoria’s Secret  ‘Angel’—one of its top, most visible models—said the company on Monday.    Miller will make her ?rst appearance for the brand at noon on the 16th at the Victoria’s Secret store at Herald Square, New York City, promoting its new fragrance, Very Sexy Dare. She […]

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Model suicide in Manhattan’s Financial District

June 29, 2008/2.02

Above: Ruslana Korshunova as she appeared in a print advertisement for Vera Wang. A woman committed suicide on Water Street in New York City’s Financial District yesterday afternoon, and the Murdoch Press’s New York Post is reporting it was Kazakh model Ruslana Korshunova, 20.    The newspaper claims that Korshunova jumped from her ninth-storey apartment.    Korshunova had been […]

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A jewellery designer to watch out for

June 8, 2008/11.03

We always like seeing these success stories. Scarlett Lanson of Sedona, Ariz. might have missed out on the top three placings in the Swarovski Create Your Own Style design contest last year, but as she’s 17, she has plenty of opportunity to make her mark in years to come.    And even a fourth placing […]

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Forbes lists world’s 16 top earning models and supermodels

May 2, 2008/6.37

Gisèle Bündchen, whose face promotes products from Disney to Nivea and Aquascutum, is the world’s top-earning model, according to Forbes.    The magazine’s latest table of what it calls the top 15—there are actually 16 models—puts Bündchen’s earnings over the last 12 months at US$35 million, more than double that of Heidi Klum, in second place at […]

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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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Talking car interviews Heidi Klum, David Hasselhoff for VW

April 3, 2008/13.31

It’s not the new Knight Rider (which returns on NBC this year), but Max, a talking, black 1964 Volkswagen Käfer—Beetle to Anglophones—which will front a campaign for Volkswagen of America launching today called Das Auto.    Max will interview, in a talk show setting, supermodel Heidi Klum, TV personality David Hasselhoff—who should have no problems conversing with […]

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Stanley Moss, get well

March 28, 2008/5.51

Stanley Moss (left, pictured with designer Tadashi Shoji), travel editor of this title, CEO of the Medinge Group and well known branding expert, is recovering from surgery in California. We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to him being up and about and motoring in his Chrysler Crossfire soon. You may also like […]

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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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Is Naomi Wolf pulling punches for Dove’s Real Beauty campaign?

February 15, 2008/23.08

In its quest to become a brand associated with more than a bar of soap, Dove has launched an enviable feel-good campaign that seeks to remake the way women feel about beauty advertising. Dove ads challenge the domination of thin, pouty-lipped supermodels in beauty advertising. When critics claim the ads are simply good for the […]

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