How to horse around - and have fun at the fair

Remember the great days out at the theme park? Riding the carousel was always the best! Craft enthusiast Emily Lam Yee-mei shows Joyee Chan how to recreate a merry-go-round with Perler beads - also called melty beads!

What you'll need

Tuesday, 31 July, 2012, 12:00am

Poolside glamour

If there's one style icon to look to this summer, it's Talitha Getty. This actress was immortalised in an image, lounging on Marrakech rooftop in a kaftan. A similar boho-chic poolside look permeates the summer collections, as designers, including local brand Tabla, created loose tunics and cover-ups with exotic embroidery.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A beading heart

French contemporary artist Jean-Michel Othoniel came to Hong Kong two decades ago for a group exhibition - 'Too French', held by Fondation Cartier - and a month-long residency programme. Though brief, the visit was important not only because it broadened his understanding of Asia but it exposed him to a new sculptural form.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


1 Feathers for flair

Flamboyant feathers give a simple outfit a little more texture and a lot more style.

2 Glam jacket

Spice up any outfit with a sensational jacket. Go straight from casual wear to party-ready in the blink of an eye.

3 Think embellished

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


Anything that shimmers or sparkles is a fail-safe option for the party season. While many designers experiment with embellishments such as crystals, this season also saw other additions, including beads, tassels, feathers and, of course, sequins. Dolce & Gabbana's sequin dresses emblazoned with stars are among the must-have pieces this winter.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The goods

A nice ring to it

It's hard not to fall for Wellendorff's Adonis and Venus rings in white gold. The Venus ring (below left; HK$98,000), with diamonds and cable detailing, was intended as a female complement to the Adonis (below right; HK$37,000), but fashion-forward gentlemen have being seen toting both around town. Wellendorff is in IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2540 1028.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Micro-mosaic jewellery cuts a dash with designers

Micro-mosaic jewellery, made with tiny glass beads or cubes, was first launched in Italy in the 19th century.

Hong Kong artist Shan Luk, who has long had a passion for handicrafts, jewellery design, production and lampworking, learnt the techniques from an Italian mosaic expert. She has made regular visits to Venice, Italy, where the technique of glass-fusing originated.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Moulding glass into art

Glass is fascinating. Often it is colourless and brittle, yet in the right hands, it can take on an endless array of shapes in intricate, eye-pleasing designs. This is what five junior reporters learned at a workshop co-organised by the Hong Kong Glass Arts Development Society.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Division Three alumni reflect on their glittering commitment

Elvis had definitely NOT left the building in the 'Sequins at the Sevens' box.

A posse of glinting, sparkling ponchos and sombreros were the chosen fashion for the HKFC Sequins rugby team who are known for their prowess in the HKRFU's Division Three.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Create some cool jewels

Get your hands moving and your crafty juices flowing. It's time to add this cool bracelet to your spring collection. DIY lover Isana Tse Chi-hung shares the six simple steps you need to take to create a beautiful bracelet of your own.

10 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Fiona Paxton

Who started it? London-based jewellery designer Fiona Paxton graduated from the city's Royal College of Art in 1992 with a distinction in textile design. For the next 15 years she consulted for big fashion houses including Chlo? Moschino and Armani, working on textile design and embroidery. She also worked as creative director at Brewster Textile Design Studio, forecasting textile designs.

24 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Editor's picks: Evening clutches

This extra long clutch is covered in mint green feathers for a feminine look. Match it with a black dress so it really stands out. Coquette clutch (HK$16,700) from Roger Vivier, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2810 8690

14 Dec 2009 - 12:00am


Fashion is having an affair with the glam rock look this season, and it involves sequins - lots of them. On the catwalks they were used on everything from mini-dresses to tops and leggings. The king of sequins was Christophe Decarnin at Balmain, who featured a stunning silver sequinned mini-dress with a long ruffled train at the brand's autumn show.

31 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

5 great: sequinned accessories

Inspired by traditional Tunisian embroidery, this necklace is made from sequinned covered pearls that connect to a whimsical bird shape. Necklace (HK$6,500) by Shourouk from Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2118 3388

11 May 2009 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I'm having such a hard time with this recession. I can't allow myself to buy new cocktail dresses but my little black dress can only make so many outings. How can I refresh my look without hammering my credit card or adding just an awkward belt?

L.B. Dated, Sha Tin

19 Apr 2009 - 12:00am