Lucire end-of-year map Of all the countries our news section reached since February 25, 2012, we’re still not getting in to North Korea. The US remains our number-one country. Noticeably missing, too, are Western Sahara, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Benin, Niger, Chad, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Lesotho—in some cases, understandably so, due to conﬂict or poverty. The other oddly missing one is Turkmenistan: is foreign fashion banned along with opera and the circus?
One more day for Miss New Zealand It’s the ﬁnal day of World Miss University 2012, so let’s give Miss New Zealand Sarah Munn’s video one last push! She has the greatest number of legitimately acquired views!
A minute of your time Our server is currently down but, in the meantime, please click on Miss New Zealand Sarah Munn’s video above, and give her a nice surprise when she returns from the Asian Women Leaders’ Forum portion at World Miss University 2012. She’s currently ﬁrst in the public vote thanks to views of you, Lucire readers, and other supporters around the world.
Views needed We’re behind Miss New Zealand Sarah Munn at World Miss University 2012 in Seoul, Korea. At the time of writing, Sarah’s in third place for the public vote, behind Poland and Lithuania. The more folks who watch, the better her chances in securing the people’s choice prize. So please click above and help Sarah along, and learn just why she makes such a perfect representative at World Miss University.
Britain’s highest fashion accolade Stella McCartney wins Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards 2012. Read the full story here, along with video of Stella accepting her prize from actress Salma Hayek.
Alexa scores the hat-trick Alexa Chung, once again, took home the British Style Award, sponsored by Vodafone, the third time she has won this honour since its introduction in 2010. The British Style Award is voted on by members of the public. Full story and videos here.
We’re happy to announce that Kate Hudson will be returning as the face of Ann Taylor for our Holiday 2012 campaign. Inspired by a luxe European ski resort, the campaign captures Hudson’s warmth, her love of the holidays, and the sophistication of the collection.