Lucky charms got a major luxury update by French jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels. The brand hosted a retrospective exhibition to showcase various designs of its Alhambra collection, first created in 1968. The iconic four-leaf clover motif has been interpreted in diamond, onyx, mother of pearl and other precious colour stone versions.

Guests including actress Carina Lau, model Amanda Strang and socialites such as Deborah Hung checked out Alhambra's limited-edition lucky charms. Fashionably late was guest of honour Lau, glowing in Alhambra necklaces. We also caught up with veteran film producer Nansun Shi before her trip to Cannes. The latest movie produced by Shi and starring Lau - entitled Bends - competed in the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard section.


The clover made of tiger’s eye is like double security to ensure your luck!



CHIC CHAT with Nansun Shi

What was your first reaction when you heard Bends was selected to compete at Cannes?
I’m very happy for our first-time filmmaker Flora Lau to make it to Cannes, especially since it’s not a huge-budget movie.

Do you enjoy working with a first-time filmmaker or a veteran one?
It takes more time to nurture a young filmmaker. You have limited resources, so everything has to be done with utmost precision. We were fortunate to have brought together some of the industry’s experienced talents with less-experienced filmmakers. They learned from each other.

How did you talk megastars Carina Lau and Chen Kun into the project?
They are both good friends of mine. They were really suitable for the roles. I think at this stage of our life, we all have resources and experience that we want to share.