Hard core The girly affectations and saccharine styles of women's jewellery can get a bit too much at times, especially for life's modernists. Therefore it is good to see that Vivienne Tam's collection for jewellery brand TSL has shaken things up, with strong geometric shapes and interesting combinations that reflect elements within Chinese astrology. The 18-carat white- and rose-gold earrings with garnet (above right; HK$139,280) and the 18-carat yellow- and white-gold necklace (above left; HK$126,380) are simple, with industrial overtones. TSL is at Park Lane Boulevard, 92 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2332 4618.


Carrying it off The picture-perfect Tom Ford is no stranger to polished sophistication and his range of handbags is no exception. The structured shiny red Natalia clutch in anaconda (abvoe right; HK$29,200 for medium size) features a large gold turn lock and comes with a detachable shoulder strap. For a more muted look, the earthy Petra handbag (abvoe left; HK$22,500 for medium size) in peccary skin might be more your cup of tea. Tom Ford is in IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2234 7802.


Out on a Lim Philip Lim's resort collection is a lovely way to freshen up the wardrobe for 2013. The looks are accessible and wearable year round, but still show much of Lim's easy, urbane cool. We like the pyjama silk jacket with piping (HK$8,090) paired with the umbrella box pleat skirt (both left: HK$3,790). The dark floral top (HK$5,690), skirt (HK$5,190) and fold-over clutch (all far left; HK$6,490) are also winners. 3.1 Philip Lim is in Gateway Arcade, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2113 0311.







Versatile Vuitton Louis Vuitton's vintage-style shoes have featured big on the fashion pages this winter. The suede and patent black Bolero (abvoe left; HK$8,550) is on trend yet versatile - perfect for the office or the dance floor. The French house has also taken on more practical styles, with the Fauvist half boot (abvoe right; HK$10,400) in calf suede with a buckle and fur trim. Louis Vuitton is in The Landmark, Central, tel: 8100 1182.