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The scarf blouse

Chic and elegant - it goes with everything.

Bow-decorated shoes

As seen at Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton and every other brand.

Leopard-print accessories

Sunday, 8 August, 2010, 12:00am

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Neon dresses

Wear them at night for a look that pops.

Draped tees

They hide all those lumps and bumps. Love it.

Striped shoes

More flattering than a striped T-shirt.

Button-up blouses

Breezy and chic for the summer. Tuck one into a skirt or shorts for a stylish look.

20 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Disney workers get a dressing down, but no taking the Mickey

One of the few perks of being a hack in Hong Kong is that you can dress badly and no one cares. I was just scanning the Disney staff dress code and there is no way I could survive wearing what they have to wear, even for those who work in its air-conditioned offices.

18 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

On style, she rules

Where can I buy classic preppy Bluchers like I used to wear at prep school? I confess, my knowledge of clothing is limited to what I wore growing up on the East Coast.

East is Best, Tai Tam

2 Nov 2008 - 12:00am


Over the past decade, it seems as though the cream silk blouse, once a mainstay of the feminine wardrobe, has disappeared off the radar. Maybe it's because it's old school, like a strand of pearls. Or, it may be that it doesn't quite fit into the image of the modern woman.

27 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Winter wiles

Emporio Armani's autumn/winter collection features feminine outfits in shades of grey, brown and black with a dash of purple. Puffy taffeta skirts (right; $2,300) go with slim fitted jackets featuring lifted shoulders (right; $6,500), while delicate gauze blouses are adorned with silk ribbons and bows that escape from beneath jacket sleeves and collars.

6 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

She's so fine

Take the season's sensual neutrals to new heights with diaphanous fabrics embellished with applique and lace. Sheer brilliance!

Lifestyle cover: linen smock dress ($28,980) by Chloe, chunky sandals ($4,900) by Givenchy,

necklace ($193,000) and ring ($53,000) by Loree Rodkin, all from Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central. Stockings, stylist?s own.

25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

The new Blue

Ralph Lauren's Blue Label for women is making a rustic but sexy appearance with a touch of bohemia this season. Baggy cargo pants are matched with lace blouses, while knitted tops are paired with cropped leather jackets. Dresses feature floral prints and ruffles with a romantic flair. Vintage-inspired buckles and intricate beading and embroidery are essential details.

28 May 2006 - 12:00am

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It's making a comeback on cardigans and amid nautical-inspired looks.

Gold jewellery

The perfect accompaniment to this season's whites but don't go all P. Diddy.

Ruffle-front blouses (left)

The Kaiser (Karl Lagerfeld) loves them and so do we. For the ultimate luxury, check out Balenciaga.

14 May 2006 - 12:00am

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Drop shoulders They'll create a romantic look on blouses and dresses this spring. It's also a big trend for next season.

The nautical look (left) It returns yet again, but this time avoid stripes and opt for dashes of red, white and blue, and materials such as crochet.

9 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Swiss ease

Swiss label Bally's latest collection is inspired by nature. Tailored linen and ultra-soft suede jackets with razor-sharp sculpted shoulders are matched with light cotton voile blouses and linen shirts. The canvas pencil skirt (left; $13,500) comes with floral leather applique featuring stitching and piping. Waistlines are higher, with trousers and skirts resting well above the hip.

19 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Divine inspiration

American fashion house St John was founded more than 40 years ago as a knitwear brand. Now its founders have stepped down, however, the company is aiming to expand its image. Word has it they are in negotiations to sign Vera Wang as head designer, while sexy actress Angelina Jolie is the new face of their advertising campaigns.

5 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Junior formers' stylish handiwork

It was a fashion show with a difference as models took to the catwalk wearing clothes designed from recycled material.

Junior form pupils of New Life Schools Incorporation Lui Kwok Pat Fong College in Kwun Tong

turned newspapers into shirts, plastic into blouses and drinking straws into hats before making shoes from pieces of discarded cloth.

23 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

French made

Black berets, biker jackets, broad-shouldered blouses and le body: autumn/winter is all about the '80s at Louis Vuitton, where designer Marc Jacobs juxtaposed the soft and the sharp, the oversized and the slim, the shiny and the matte. His inspiration? Alaia, Mugler, Montana and Les Rita Mitsouko, as seen on the pages of avant-garde French fashion magazine Jill circa 1986. So chic.

24 Sep 2000 - 12:00am