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  1. Retro specs make a swinging comeback

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Reports by Michael Taylor Fashionistas are making a bold statement with big plastic frames from the 60s Retro eyewear is back in style. We're talking about those clunky plastic frames ... for fall/ winter collections, and it will probably continue into the future.' Lenny Chow, manager at Elegance Optical, agrees: 'We first started getting orders for the retro look last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433454/retro-specs-make-swinging-comeback
  2. Language point

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Vintage' means old but valuable. Op shop is the place where second-hand items are sold. But do not mix 'second-hand' or 'vintage' with retro. Retro gear is newly made products ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424554/language-point
  3. DOWN TO EARTH

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 4.19am: Shenzhou V begins its last orbit. 5.35: Spacecraft receives re-entry order. 5.36: Re-entry module separates from orbital module. 5.38: The module's retro rockets ignite to slow the ship. 5.59: Re-entry module jettisons the propulsion module. 6.04: Re-entry module enters the atmosphere and is out of communication for three minutes. 6.07: Landing site projected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431417/down-earth
  4. In a class of his own

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... By Kate Whitehead The School Disco phenomenon, a retro-music themed night with a school uniform dress code, has become one of the most popular club nights in Britain. And Hong Kong ... and Blondie. To get party-goers in the mood, he stocks up on retro confectionary, such as Cadbury's Fudge, Curly Wurlys and wine gums. Disco Dick only started DJing three years ago ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436421/class-his-own
  5. Closet case

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hot off the runway and straight into your closet- at a fraction of the price. ISABELLE-MARIE CREAC'H picks affordable key items to recreate top designer looks, on a budget. This week: Marni's artsy retro dress (left). Sixties graphic applique contrasts w Clockwise from bottom right: Suede and corduroy patchwork handbag ($399) from Tie Rack, Luk Hoi Tong Building, 31 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432664/closet-case
  6. What's old is new again at Mandarin

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... It's never been so cool to go retro - and that is exactly what the Mandarin Grill did in honour of the Mandarin Oriental's 40th anniversary. Diners are being offered meals at 1960s prices, allowing them to enjoy a full three-course feast for less than $100. Needless to say, the response has been overwhelming. Popular dishes have included 1960s favourites ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428252/whats-old-new-again-mandarin
  7. Gadgets & games

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Motorola C359: The C359 design should appeal to users that want to stand out in a crowd. The turquoise and white colour scheme gives it a retro-chic feel. The dual-band C359 features a 4096-colour screen and comes with extras like games, MMS support and downloadable themes and ringtones. (Price: $1,380) Sony PGG-TR1: This notebook computer is the latest version of Sony's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420813/gadgets-games
  8. Prom queen

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tel: 2567 1146 Brooch ($188) from JDC Go for: Turn on the glam with a retro-yet-seductive fur stole, diva gloves and sparkly heels; this season's requisite tiny boxy purse; strong lips ... perfect the executive look. Don't go there: Boxy jackets that maximise hips. Black, mannish jackets that look too stark against fluid pale satin. A dainty retro handbag and Mary Janes are too ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436696/prom-queen
  9. Alicia Keys

    Posted Dec 28th 2003, 12:00am by Davena Mok

    ... In A Minor. But we now know her nu/retro/urban-soul sound too well, with classical piano play serenading her unfaltering voice, and we expect- and definitely get- that in her new album. From ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439380/alicia-keys
  10. The Strokes

    Posted Nov 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the past. Retro songs on Room On Fire- Reptilian, Whatever Happened, I Can't Win- could have happily graced Is This It, while the single 12:51 is a 22-carat gem in the mould of Last Nite. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433121/strokes

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