Welcome to designer J. Maskrey's blinged-out world

J. Maskrey. Photo: Nora Tam

She's known as one of the precursors of "skin jewellery" - her registered trademark - though cheaper imitations can be found everywhere. But Maskrey takes it with good humour.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 8:46am

Get The Look: Baroque

Get The Look: Baroque

Less is definitely not more this autumn as opulence made a comeback on the catwalks. Ornate 17th-century-style gilded embroideries and tapestries created drama at brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, while Salvatore Ferragamo featured Fabergé-inspired velvet handbags decorated in elaborate embroideries. For a more modern look, Lanvin embellished its structured dresses in thick black scrolls.

12 Oct 2012 - 10:25am

A world full of funky and funny weirdos

Many of us grew up with Pokemon. Now Minnesota illustrators Alyssa Nassner and Bryan Ische want to bring back those happy childhood memories.

The duo invited 151 artists to reimage the original 151 Pokemon characters, which appeared in the Nintendo game series. The result was uploaded to Tumblr.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Jeweller blends passion for precious stones and fabrics into extraordinary bling-bling

Hong Kong-based German jeweller and couture designer Jens-Peter Cam fuses his passions for precious stones and opulent threads in his 'Room with a View' collection.

9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bling-bling Hello Kitty goodies steal the show at Swarovski party

What's not to love about Hello Kitty? Everything seemed lovable about the Japanese cartoon character at a packed launch party in the Four Season's ballroom.

Crystal brand Swarovski launched a collection of bling-bling Kitty goodies at the event including clutches, earrings and necklaces bearing the crystal-studded cartoon feline.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

All dressed up and nowhere to go

Almost every fashion insider I have met comments on how dressed-up people in Hong Kong are, and it's not always complimentary. Even at a glance, it's clear this city likes to dress up to the nines for any occasion. 'How fashion-forward,' you might think. But does dressing up equal dressing well?

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

My friend and I are huge fans of Harry Potter. We saw someone wearing the Harry Potter scarf but we can't find it anywhere. Can you help?

Potty for Harry, Muggleville

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

The can-do spirit

Street artist Prairie has one simple message for the people of Hong Kong: release. This tag can be found across town on walls, pillars, phone boxes and right under the nose of security cameras.

2 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Bring on the bling!

'Bling' is a new word that has quickly become widely understood and used in modern English. It can be both an adjective and a noun. 'Bling' originally described jewellery that attracted attention because it was big, expensive and flashy. If you wore a 'bling' watch, you wanted everybody to look at it and think you were rich.

10 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Bling in the new

The festive season may be over, but there's always an excuse to buy more bling. Local jeweller Carat and home-grown watch company Charmonde have created a new, limited-edition watch collection under the brand Chouette.

6 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

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Bucket bags

A 1980s favourite coming to stores near you. Alexander Wang's is cool yet simple.

Body jewellery

Adds a cool new rock vibe to a plain tee. We love Bliss Lau's creations.

Ankle boots

Get a pair now because they're officially a wardrobe staple.

Tie front jackets

4 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

'Modern Mogul' couturiers make good case for India as motherland of bling

In between slumdogs, there are millionaires. That's the market Indian designers Arjun and Anjalee Kapoor (pictured) cater to with their bedazzled and bejewelled modern Mogul couture. The Delhi-based couple's empire expansion began with a shop in New York and now they've launched their own studio within the boutique Sanskrit, and hosted an opening reception on Wednesday.

3 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

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Chain-strap shoulder bags Iconic and stylish, Coco Chanel was onto something when she created the 2.55 more than 50 years ago.

Matte sequins Getting rid of unnecessary bling is in tune with the times. Besides, these sequins look much cooler.

15 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Rock around the block

Rock Candy Back in Black collection launch

Where: Rock Candy boutique

When: February 26

What: The jewellery label unveiled its cool new rock 'n' roll bling and T-shirt collection with a gathering at its Elgin Street shop that spilled out on to the road, as the hip crowd eschewed champagne and canap?s for beer and cigarettes.

13 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Business bash for Rock Candy ... and a drive for co-ordination

True to its rock 'n' roll image, it was smokes, tattoos and beer galore at Rock Candy's get-together at their Soho shop on Friday night, as they previewed their new Back In Black line of diamond, gold and silver bling - with skulls, turntables, headphones and other accessories - as well as some limited edition T-shirts.

2 Mar 2009 - 12:00am