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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 ...

  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 ...


    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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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. ...




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