Wondrous strange Bibi van der Velden's jewellery looks a bit, well, different. Like it's been stolen from an exhibition at a cultural museum in Europe sort of different, with its hodgepodge use of Chinese jade, Italian coral and Russian mammoth ivory. If that's your thing, then you'll love these gold, scarab and diamond earrings (above, third from left; HK$70,270), the Kryptonite sterling silver and diamond headband (above left; HK$33,600), the fossilised mammoth tsavorite ring (above, second from left; HK$29,450) and the Kryptonite sterling silver diamond earrings (above right; HK$19,160). Bibi van der Velden is available at www.bibivandervelden.com.
Born to rule Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia is a man at the top of his game. A son of wheat farmers, the young Alaia fell in love with fashion by reading Vogue and, in 2008, he was awarded the prestigious Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur by the French government. This season, key picks from his collection include the perforated black leather bucket bag (above centre; HK$17,790), the sleeveless red cocktail dress (above right; HK$30,400) and the matching crop top (HK$14,400) and skirt (HK$20,800; both above left). Azzedine Alaia is available at Harvey Nichols, Pacific Place, Admiralty.
Game on You're always guaranteed some minaudiere magic at Kotur, and this season the brand rolls the dice with a take on gambling. Our money is on the Taylor, which features adorable mahjong blocks (above right; HK$6,200), the Bacal, with a backgammon backdrop (top right; HK$5,350), the Levin with its triple-seven motif (top left; HK$6,500), and the Esprey, with a set of cards and a perfectly manicured hand (above left; HK$5,350). Kotur is available at Sogo, Tsim Sha Tsui.