Shoes can create a look

Accessories can make or break a bride's look. Overdo them and you detract from the main item, under-accessorise and you can end up downplaying an outfit. Mismatch and the overall effect can appear disjointed.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:47pm

Life's a beach for partygoers as Havaianas' app launch turns out to be anything but a flip-flop

Central partygoers left their city-slick duds and fancy heels at home (for once) in favour of flip-flops and beach shorts at Havaianas' iPhone app launch party this week.

27 May 2011 - 12:00am

Fly light

GEORGE CLOONEY'S jetsetting character in Up in the Air might have popularised the concept of light travelling, but ask anyone who's frequently on the road and bringing just your iPhone, iPad and Kindle isn't going to cut it anymore.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Keep it short and chic in the summer heat

Hanging out at the beach is the best opportunity to indulge in bright colours and patterns. I often see men looking rather dull wearing a random pair of black swimming trunks. Without any colour or patterns to distract you, these black trunks highlight every flaw in your physique (and plain white ones are even worse).

19 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

Where can I find a pendant that opens up like a locket-type thing? It's a gift so I want it to be nice but I'm not talking about diamonds or anything and second-hand creeps my friend out. Nobody seems to know what I'm talking about.

Hidden Treasure, Central

27 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

I'd like to make my hands look better but, obviously, I don't want any of that nail polish stuff and don't want to be sitting around gossiping women - or be seen by anyone, really.

11 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Tang caught out on his support for arts

The chairman of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Henry Tang Ying-yen, had an embarrassing moment at yesterday's first public consultation forum.

A student at the Academy of Performing Arts asked Tang when he had last attended an event staged by a small arts group.

9 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I adore Chanel's jelly flip flops with the flower on top (and everything else by the brand) but am not quite up to that spending level. Can you recommend any lookalikes or copies?

Dame aux Camelias, Stanley

5 Jul 2009 - 12:00am


Neighborhood (HK$329)

The classic pairing of black and white can sometimes be boring, but when they are combined in a cool geometric pattern, boring is the last adjective you'd use.

Neighborhood (HK$329)

3 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Obsession: Python flip flops

While a simple pair of Havaianas are a lifesaver, there are days when the casual style isn't working with your summer frock. This is where local brand Sabina Swims steps in with their luxurious take on flip flops.

22 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Style meter



The light-to-dark effect as championed by Burberry Prorsum.

One-shoulder dresses

Back in style for summer.

The tux vest

It's a tailored vest made from tuxedo fabric. Perfect for formal occasions and when it's too hot to wear a blazer.

Graphic patterns

10 May 2009 - 12:00am

Style meter


Peace-sign jewellery

This free-loving symbol from the 1960s is popping up everywhere, from Chanel to cool new brand AS29 (above) at Lane Crawford.

Man sandals

Dressier than flip flops, they're more structured and can be worn with trousers but still look good with shorts.

The Lucky dress by Issa

27 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Top tips: finding a foundation

Giorgio Armani's international makeup artist Reza Zaimeche says it's important to change your foundation with the seasons.

'A lot of women don't know what type of skin they have. So go to a professional and get it analysed. Your skin type also changes with the seasons and your hormones.

17 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Eco luxury

Natural materials and waste products make fashion statement

There are the rubber tappers in Venezuela, the women villagers in the Philippines and the ragpickers and scavengers of New Delhi. All of them struggle to make a living, and have had their culture and society radically changed over the past decade.

31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Surf's Up

Head to the beach this summer in style with funky flip flops and hip trunks.

Dias flip flops by Paul Smith HK$790

Single bracelet by Yves Saint Laurent HK$1,250

Shorts by Gucci HK$4,960

Long Play bag by Loewe HK$6,100

Polo shirt by Diesel Enquiries: 2551 2006

Painted calfskin sandals by Hermes HK$5,400

14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am