Talk turns to cake and instant noodles at Loewe reopening

PUBLISHED : Friday, 29 July, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 29 July, 2011, 12:00am


Luxury handbags always draw women out of the woodwork - especially celebrities and socialites.

Canto-pop singer and actress Kelly Chen Wai-lam attended the reopening of Spanish leather bag and coat maker Loewe's new shop at Ocean Centre on Wednesday.

The store, spruced up to resemble a jewellery box with help from architect Peter Marino, features wooden walls painted gold.

A host of stars and models took to the catwalk to showcase the brand's shiny new collection.

Chen, wrapped in a leather dress, was excited about the bags but even keener to talk about her two-year-old son, Chace Lau Sing. She proudly recalled how he'd asked for a piece of cake as a treat by showing her a flash card of a cake.

Model Mikki Yao, refreshed after a five-day trip to the Maldives, seems to have returned hungry.

'The Maldives has no good food,' she said. 'I'll take cup noodles with me if I have to go there again.'

Yao said she liked her bags made of soft leather, preferably in shocking pink.

Fellow model Ana Rivera, however, didn't seem to be in the holiday mood, refusing to answer several questions from reporters.