PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am


Look of the week

White hot

White is well-known for reflecting the heat, so it?s perfect for Hong Kong?s hot summers. Give yourself a whitewash in blazers, jeans, dresses, tees ? they all work. A perfect look whether you pair your outfit with trainers, sandals or heels.

Wham bam wow colours

Summer makeup is all about bright colours, and this year, we're crazy about bright lips: neons, orange, coral - if it's blinding, we love it.

Use lipliner for greater staying power, and offset with pared-down cheeks and eyes.


When the sun's shining, everyone's happier - unless they can't help squinting. Protect your eyes this summer with quirky round-lensed shades.

Snack attack

We're back on an edamame kick chez YP - but as well as the regular steamed and salt-dipped, we've been trying them in salads, mixed with ginger and soy then processed to make 'Asian hummus', and seasoned with our favourite herbs and spices, then roasted for a crispy nibble.

Celebrity news

Bieber Watch

Not a great week for Le Bieb. He's been hit by a US$9 million lawsuit after the mother of a fan claimed the screaming at one of his concerts caused serious hearing problems.

There are also rumours that his relationship with Selena Gomez is on the rocks, after he tweeted his apparent love for actress Emma Stone. Not sure you're much competition for Spidey, there, JB.

1D Observer

He's undoubtedly a good-looking lad, but it seems Zayn Malik's mum is as taken with her son as any fan: she apparently has tea towels with his face printed on them, and a clock with his face as the background. Talk about a mummy's boy ...

Slumber party movie trio

'One last big job before I retire' ... and that's just one reason given to pull off a heist, as happens in these three great films. Sometimes, though, it's just for the fun of it.

Green & chic

If you're crafty, turn your skills to upcycling waste into jewellery. Check out sites like, and for inspiration.