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  1. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    How Italy's Pitti Uomo menswear trade fair became a vanity project

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:03am by Abid Rahman

    ... Abid Rahman life@scmp.com Vanity always in vogue at top menswear fair Pitti Uomo, the international menswear and accessories trade fair that takes place in Florence twice a year, ... trade shows. "Pitti is a way to promote an elegant way of living, of being proper. Dress in a proper way, act in a proper way." Scaccione says that he, too, has become caught up ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Eye in the sky

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:08pm by RACHEL MOK

    ... in late June coincided with protests against plans for new towns in the New Territories. While he was unfamiliar with conservation efforts in the city, he could see parallels with Taiwan's ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Baghdad, by Justin Marozzi

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:15pm by GDN

    ... in Europe, Baghdad was snuffed out as a world city. Marozzi is good on Baghdad's minorities, particularly the Jews with their trading outposts in Bombay, Shanghai and London. There were 80,000 ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - LITERATURE

    Hong Kong Book Fair pulls in crowds but needs to attract bigger-name authors

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:07pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... 16-22, but they recognise that it's not just about chasing the big numbers. The fair is managed and funded by the Trade Development Council (TDC), but unlike the two big events in Europe- the Frankfurt and London fairs that cater to the book trade- it was always intended first and foremost for consumers. The Convention and Exhibition Centre was two years old when the first fair was held ...

  5. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - FASHION

    HK-based designers have eyes on Woolmark prize

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:50pm by P. Ramakrishnan

    ... "I attend trade shows a lot and find my customers are worldwide. Hong Kong is not the only market for Hong Kong designers." When asked to describe her collection, she emphasises draping ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Singer Bobby Womack made his name among music's legends

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:09pm by LAT

    ... Moon for bouncing on Womack's new couch, learned of friend Jimi Hendrix's death through Janis Joplin, traded songs with Keith Richards and Ron Wood in Topanga Canyon, or rolled ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Don and Bridget Brewster of Agape International Missions on combating Cambodia's child sex traffickers

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Elaine Yau

    ... of Agape International Missions (AIM), a Cambodia-based organisation working to curb the country's child sex trade. "Rotha was 11 years old when she came to us. Her mum was sent to prison ... quality education." Don Brewster believes, however, that the child sex trade isn't simply a problem of poverty but stems from the moral collapse in Cambodia after the Khmer Rouge regime ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Strip tease

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 11:51pm by Jane Steer

    ... Parallel bands of laminate trick the eye in a newlywed couple’s striking nesting place Text Jane Steer / Styling Anji Connell / Photography John Butlin   This is a tale of two ribbons. Or, to be more precise, twin bands of laminate that snake around this Tai Kok Tsui apartment on parallel lines. Set against unadorned white walls, the bands are the visual focus as they dip and turn ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Artist Siu Leung-hing putting his stamp on iconic images

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... and he created another one in honour of a friend's retirement- it illustrated a parable and involved portraying Jesus alongside his disciples. The tools of Siu's trade are basic: tooth ...

  10. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Websites that enable users to resell luxury items are gaining popularity

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:01am by Francesca Fearon

    ... At Vestiaire Collective, you can sell your nearly new items: they will choose what they consider will sell from an analysis of what's trading on their site. After having checked the item's ...




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