Travel chic

Gone are the days when people dressed up to travel. There was a time when people had to shop or have clothes made to wear on the plane. These days, it's all about sweat pants and hoodies and well-worn T-shirts. Casual is now the norm.

Friday, 12 August, 2011, 12:00am

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Vintage brooches

We love those by Lulu Frost.

Natural leathers

We're digging the nude look.

Polka-dot dresses

Pair with red accessories and attitude.


Frills on wool cardigans

The sartorial equivalent of nails down a chalkboard.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Roque by Ilaria Nistri

Who started it? Fashion designer Ilaria Nistri was born in Florence, Italy. She studied law and, after graduating, joined the family's textile business, where she worked until 2005. She then embarked on a series of travels, which inspired her to design a line of clothing.

30 May 2010 - 12:00am


Summer is over and it's now time to focus on your autumn wardrobe. But don't pack your mini dress away just yet because this summer staple also appeared on the autumn runways. With some clever styling, it can easily be worn year-round.

28 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

The metro

I have shied away from cardigans for as long as I possibly could. I ignored them when they made a splashy comeback two years ago. I refused to succumb despite their ubiquity, despite being surrounded by men wearing cardigans at the office, at the mall, while waiting for a cab.

25 May 2009 - 12:00am

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Knitwear with an edge

We love asymmetrical cardigans with draping in the front. Hong Kong knitwear designer Lisa T has some great styles in cashmere (left).

Any style of leather jacket

Get one quick! Biker styles are the obvious choice but if you want something unusual go for a soft draped look.

Faux fur

11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

The metro

I came back from Milan two weeks ago with only one new pair of shoes - grey patent lace ups from Dolce & Gabbana - autumn versions of the shoes I bought last summer. I've always returned from my Milan trips with a new wardrobe. The city was my fashion Holy Grail, but this last trip seemed more like torture rather than a pilgrimage to the shopping gods.

10 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Pringle 1815

Who created it? Pringle 1815 is the stylish and contemporary counterpart to Pringle of Scotland. Launched last year for the autumn-winter season, the line takes its name from the year the main label was established.

13 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

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So useful in a town where the air-con is permanently set to sub-zero temperatures. Plus they are cute over dresses.

Shopping online

US sites are slashing prices thanks to the state of the economy.

Geometric prints (right)

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Flash the cashmere

Cashmere has become even more luxurious at fashion boutique Tabla, where owner Tania Mohan has designed an exclusive collection of separates around the fabric. Available already at boutiques such as Kitson in Los Angeles and featured in magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, the line is made from 100 per cent cashmere and hand-embellished with vintage-inspired Indian embroidery.

30 Sep 2007 - 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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Romantic heroes

Romantic stars from music and film were the inspiration for brands such as Louis Vuitton at the autumn shows.

Black and navy

Once a fashion faux pas, this colour combination is now ultra cool.


From fur trappers and newsboys to skull caps and berets, keep heads covered in style.

18 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Knit two, then twirl

The young, trendy and stylish turned out in force at Felix, on top of the Peninsula, to view Anna Molinari and Blumarine's autumn/winter collection.

20 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Fund soars over $900,000

THE total amount of donations to Operation Santa Claus burst through the $900,000 barrier yesterday.

The jointly sponsored campaign by RTHK and the South China Morning Post finished the day at $908,737.

14 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Be a winner with a winter warmer

IF you need something to keep out the winter weather and you wouldn't mind helping a worthy cause, pay a visit to one of Operation Santa Claus' oldest friends.

Esprit, which has been helping to raise funds for the past four years, has come up with a special Christmas collection with all takings boosting yesterday's total of $425,013.

8 Dec 1993 - 12:00am