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Marisa Miller becomes face of Harley–Davidson

October 9, 2008/0.24

It’s Marisa Miller’s year. After signing a contract with Victoria’s Secret to be one of its ‘Angels’, Miller (left, in a Victoria’s Secret campaign) will now team up with Harley–Davidson to promote its latest model.    Miller’s campaign will break October 10, promoting the Harley–Davidson V-Rod Muscle motorcycle (below).    The California-born model says that […]

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US Life on Mars might point out where we are, not where we were

October 7, 2008/12.01

Above: The cast of the US remake of Life on Mars in their 1973 gear. From left, Jonathan Murphy as Det Chris Skelton, Harvey Keitel as Lt Gene Hunt, Jason O’Mara as Det Sam Tyler, Michael Imperioli as Det Ray Carling, and Gretchen Mol as Officer Annie Norris. (Promotional photograph courtesy ABC.) The American remake […]

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Global brands will emerge from the financial crisis

October 3, 2008/5.49

Now that the debate between Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Joe Biden is over, the news is swinging back on to the discussions of the $700 billion proposed bailout by the US Government for its troubled finance firms. On Reuter today, experts are discussing whether this bailout signals the end of the US’s soft power. […]

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In defence of lipstick

October 2, 2008/9.41

Above: Sen. Barack Obama and Gov. Sarah Palin. On the experience question, Sen. Obama had it easy with the American media. And no one questioned whether any of the men vying for the top two executive spots in the United States would be a fit father by pursuing his career. It has been fascinating to […]

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The meaning of 9-11, seven years on

September 10, 2008/13.34

As it is September 11 here in New Zealand, I thought about what I might write in tribute to those who fell that day. Then I remembered that I wrote something last year at this time, viz. quoting my own editorial written on September 11, 2001 (which, of course, was the 12th as far as […]

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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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