Look of the week


Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:11pm

What a pain in the neck

'The turtle only makes progress when he sticks his neck out'

James Bryant Conant - president of Harvard University (1933-53)

That crew neck suits you

What is ...?

1 a crew neck

a. a coat with a high collar

b. a sweater with a round neck

2 a polo neck

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

I love rockabilly and am always picking pieces here and there that might work. I heard there's a brand in Hong Kong that does rockabilly clothing, but no one can tell me the name of it.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Jet set pets

LUXURY LIVING may have taken hit from the recent downturn in the global economy, but one curious trend that seems immune to bad news are pet services. Going on holiday with your beloved pets was once unthinkable and tearful goodbyes at the kennel or cattery was the norm, but now a whole host of airlines and hotels are catering exclusively to your furry loved ones.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I just had a baby and heard one of the other new mums talking about these amazing machines from Germany that get rid of fat for you with some sort of vacuum? Please tell me where I can get one so I can drop this baby weight and get back into my old clothes.

Not So Yummy Mummy, Happy Valley

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Paisley keeps you ahead of the curve

Simplicity may be in this season, but this does not mean our wardrobes should become boring. One solution offered by fashion houses is paisley. This all-time classic has long been a feature on accessories, neckties and pocket squares, but in recent years designers have expanded on it, sometimes blending it with other floral prints.

24 May 2010 - 12:00am


Who started it? Sacai was founded in 1999 by Japanese designer Chitose Abe, who had worked for Junya Watanabe and Comme des Gar?ons for more than eight years. She has won numerous accolades, including being named designer of the year 2009 by the Fashion Editors Club of Japan. Her line is stocked at prestigious boutiques such as Dover Street Market, in London, and Colette, in Paris.

28 Feb 2010 - 12:00am


Shirts are an absolute wardrobe essential. Whether for school, work or going out, shirts are an easy choice when you just don't know what to wear, and can be matched with jeans, shorts, khakis or dress pants

H&M Shirt (HK$249)

29 May 2009 - 12:00am


Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you'll know that a leather jacket is a must-have for the fashion cognoscenti. Since the biker jacket came back into fashion a few years ago every brand has displayed its version on the runway - from John Galliano to Alexander McQueen.

8 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Canine cruelty

Dogs crammed into handbags, trussed up in pushchairs and stuffed up their owners' sweaters - you see it all the time.

If by chance you were near the restaurant now at the south end of Quarry Bay Park recently, you may well have encountered the bizarre sight of dozens of dogs being treated in all manner of undignified ways.

16 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

A White Collar item published yesterday should have said Mr Carlson Tong Ka-shing had stepped down as chairman of the stock exchange listing committee after having served his maximum term. He has not been jailed, as was erroneously inserted during the editing process. We apologise to Mr Tong and deeply regret the error.

21 May 2008 - 12:00am

style meter


Detachable collars (right) and cuffs

A la Miu Miu - a great way to spice up a boring shirt.


Not the boots, go for traditional flats for the summer.


Sleeveless styles are great for the warmer months. Opening Ceremony has one of our favourites.

Ruffled tops

11 May 2008 - 12:00am

Cut all ties and join the collar club

Fashion label Shanghai Tang hosted another one of its Mandarin Collar Society meetings on March 18 to induct a couple of more members into the club.

4 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

The metro

Your neck, guys. Your neck can be unpleasing to the eye if you don't take good care of it. But if it's accessorised nicely, it has the potential to be the most attractive part of your whole look.

31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

5 great ... pet's accessories

Keep your pooch snug and warm in this matching sweater, scarf and leg warmer set. Black and grey striped wool set (HK$1,000) from Juicy Couture, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2118 2011

24 Dec 2007 - 12:00am