Once upon a time ...
Create your own gothic romance with an edgy combination of Victorian elegance, flouncy frills and fabrics such as tulle and chiffon. It's a feminine look, with a hint of Wuthering Heights.
Lifestyle cover: dress (HK$109,000) from Valentino, IFC Mall, Central. Gold top (HK$2,500) by Anna Sui from Joyce, Pacific Place, Admiralty. Platform shoes (HK$4,820) from Yves Saint Laurent, Alexandra House, Central.
That page: cotton silk organza dress (HK$11,195) from Burberry Prorsum, Alexandra House. Vest (HK$7,500) by Share Spirit and necklace (HK$3,500) by Diana Broussard, both from Joyce. Hat, stylist's own.
This page: top (HK$3,350) by Beradi from Joyce. Skirt from Louis Vuitton, The Landmark, Central (inquiries: 2736 6100). Hat, stylist's own.
Dress from Christian Dior, The Landmark (inquiries: 2524 8277). Bolero-style top (HK$5,900) by Marni from Joyce. Headpiece, stylist's own.
Coat (HK$6,500) by Akira and ruffled shirt (HK$8,900) by Alexander McQueen, both from Joyce. Skirt (HK$67,300), gold bracelets (HK$2,900 to HK$9,300) and platform shoes (HK$5,800), all from Chanel, Prince's Building, Central.
Photography Gary Mui
Stylist, make-up and hair Chris Chow
Model Marina from Model Genesis