Fashion Accessories

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

Covet punk

Black rhodium leather tie bracelet (HK$850) by Gina Stewart Cox from

Thanks to the Met Ball and the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibition, punk is officially back on the fashion radar. Celebrities such as model Cara Delevingne nailed the sophisticated punk couture look.

17 May 2013 - 4:55am

Designer Nancy Gonzalez opens first Hong Kong store

Janet Ma and Qiqi Yam

New York accessories designer Nancy Gonzalez opened her first standalone store in the city on Wednesday. Located in Central's IFC Mall, the store features her latest designs including handbags and accessories crafted in crocodile and ostrich skin.

28 Jan 2013 - 5:35am

Going for gold: accessories for the festive season

Going for gold: accessories for the festive season

Fashion collectors will be inspired by this vintage looking etched metal box clutch (HK$35,500 from Ralph Lauren). It's the perfect accessory for any black-tie occasion.

28 Dec 2012 - 9:53am

Mischa founder Michelle Lai dreams big

Nicola Cheung (left) with Michelle Lai at the party.

Celebrating her brand's fourth anniversary on Tuesday, Michelle Lai of the cool accessories brand Mischa is dreaming big.

"I'm hoping to have a bigger office and perhaps offices in many more cities around the world," she said. "Hopefully we can branch out into other areas of fashion, design and accessories, perhaps even menswear."

3 Dec 2012 - 5:51am

Winter outfits get a splash of sparkle

Jacadi features gloves and scarves for boys.

Accessories such as colourful scarves keep children chic and warm this season. Whether it be a bow tie to spice up a white shirt or a hairpin to enliven the face, accessories can add a dash of personality to a child's overall look.

19 Oct 2012 - 6:23pm

Toybox jewellery boxes

Toybox jewellery boxes

Siglo - Cohiba-inspired horizontal checker humidor

24 Aug 2012 - 12:19pm

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31 Aug 2012 - 11:57pm

The essentials - men

1 Necklace

Dog tags and chunky chains are passe - instead, opt for leather styles for a more masculine and modern look.

Try for size: Leather necklace with pendant (HK$1,900) by Dior Homme, The Landmark, Central, T 2524 8277.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Breaking the macho mould

Men fight stereotypes every day. They like cars, sports, food, perhaps the outdoors, and if not, then at the very least the birds and the bees. And, while it is okay in some circles for a man to get waxed and burn candles, it is still hard for him to experiment with jewellery beyond cufflinks, a watch and a ring, without some reservation as to how he will be perceived.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Know your limits to stay stylish

Sure, there are stylish, fashionable men who have no limits to what they can get away with wearing. But how much is just too much?

Men's jewellery designers agree that it depends on the man. Creative types can generally pull off more bling, while for others an understated touch is still best.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Art sometimes imitates life

When master jewellers and watchmakers interpret nature, the chances are they will do so in precious jewels, exquisite enamelling and, quite possibly, high camp.

If every piece tells a story, Cartier's whimsically-named Tutti Frutti Parrot Watch is saying that it is indeed fun to be rich.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

A sartorial query for you. As I imagine might be the case with a number of your readers, I am required to keep receipts for business lunches and taxis and these tend to pile up over the month.

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

London designer jets in for glittering retrospective of his statement jewellery

Award-winning British jeweller Shaun Leane is best known for his fashion-forward designs, but his exhibition at Central's Fringe Club last week was a chance to look back at some of his greatest hits.

The accessory designer, who worked closely with late fashion designer Alexander McQueen, was in town to launch his retrospective exhibition 'Bound to Beauty'.

8 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Gem emerges from the rough

Hard work and determination are prerequisites for success. For a certain class of designer who creates 'art jewellery', these are not enough. To shine as brightly as the jewels they work with, they must push artistic boundaries to tell a story through the selection and setting of gemstones into wearable art.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am