Buoy’s 20th birthday

Out on safari

Illustrations : Emma Käthe Anderson

The safari look is back, and OPSM in particular has been fashion-forward enough to get this latest style into stores


By Jordan Chrisp

One might decide now is not the time to splurge A $800 on her leather and sequin-quilted Treasure Dress with silk georgette, but beautiful quality is what Kirrily Johnston strives for and, therefore, is what her clothes are all about. Jordan Chrisp chats with Kirrily Johnston, the Australian designer featuring here for Air New Zealand Fashion Week, tapping in to the need for ease when dressing for these modern times.

Ain’t it a gas

By Sylvia Giles

Dan Carter has diversified, with Italianate fashion at his GAS store his off-season pleasure.

In living colour

By Elyse Glyckman

Hale Bob brings a global edge and a feminine sensibility to US west coast fashion. Elyse Glickman visits Moroccan-born, Frencheducated creator Daniel Bohbot and director of marketing Marc Springer.

Southern belles

Illustrations : Sheena Haywood

The South Island has been celebrating its style, with shows in Christchurch and Queenstown Style Christchurch photographed by Clinton Lloyd/TwoPointEight Photography Fashion on Q

Accessories’ pass

By Elyse Glickman and Karen Loftus

Our insider’s look at Hollywood’s favourite accessories—the finishing touches for the celeb set, where the perfect Hollywood ending is just the beginning by Elyse Glickman and Karen Loftus

X-bones to butterflies

By Jo Haas

New Zealand jewellery designer and creator Steph Lusted tells us about life post-Pforzheim by Jo Haas

Birds of a feather

By Sylvia Giles

Sylvia Giles manages to chat to ever beautiful and talented Boh Runga on her visit back home

Send in the klones

By Sam Mitchell

Sam Mitchell talks to Klone Hair’s Karl and Danelle Radel, at one of Dunedin’s top salons

Colour on the edge

By Emma Tate

Our own Emma Tate went along to the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards held at Auckland’s Aotea Centre, the Edge

You see this guy

By Jack Yan

Guy Kremer, in New Zealand to judge L’Oréal Colour Trophy, talks to Jack Yan about the awards and his inspirations

Fashion forward

By Jack Yan

Jack Yan speaks with Smashbox’s national training manager Neisha Henry on make-up, and what drew her to the Smashbox brand

Let it flow

By Ana Maria Moore · Illustrations : Sharyn Jones

Ana Maria Moore brings a worldclass spa experience to central Wellington

A secret on the shore

By Jack Yan

Horrobin & Hodge is a well kept secret in Manakau, for those in the know about great spa treatments, writes Jack Yan

The king of avant-garde

Illustrations : Emma Käthe Anderson

It’s not an unfair tag to give to Derek Elvy, the founder of Buoy Hairdressing, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. In a special collaboration with Buoy, Lucire features a unique shoot, plus some of the award-winning styles from Buoy’s Michael Beel, Sophia Taurae and Yoshi Su in upcoming pages. Derek’s interview appears p. 70. And see Buoy’s special section beginning at p.71.

My fellow countryman

By Jack Yan · Illustrations : Jack Yan

Jack Yan concludes that the Mini Clubman makes sense to all but the most hardened Anglophile and, possibly, some Noël Coward fans

Back 2 Black

Illustrations : Kelly Thompson

Hair by Schwarzkopf Central Hairdresser of the Year 2008 Michael Beel @ Buoy

Taiwan: top of the world

By Jack Yan

In a two-part series dividing urban and rural, Jack Yan explores the last Chinese territory untouched by the Communists: Taiwan, where the democratic Chinese government is exiled. Part One: Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung

Joyeux anniversaire québec!

By Karen Loftus

If you can’t make it to Paris, head to Québec. This Canadian city is very festive, incredibly French and will be partying all year.

Lady luxe

By Sylvia Giles

Sylvia Giles interviews Dana Thomas, author of Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Lustre, who uncovers some of the negative sides to the fashion business