Fine print

For Kate Spade's creative director Deborah Lloyd, it was a random bookstore encounter with Helen O'Neill's Broadhurst biography that sparked an interest in the designer.

Friday, 1 June, 2012, 12:00am

Chic Rue Madame puts the colour in summer couture

Chic Parisian fashion boutique Rue Madame hosted an arty event at Central's Opera Gallery on Tuesday to show the spring-summer collections of its eight new brands.

Mannequins were used to display the colourful collections against a backdrop of romantic paintings by Korean artist Kwon Ki-soo and stainless steel and copper sculptures by mainland artist Fan Xiaoyan.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

High tees

If you thought the Americans had the monopoly on luxe tees, think again. Launched in 2005, French brand American Vintage has become a cult favourite with fashion insiders. Now the brand has opened its first Asia store, in Hong Kong. The 700 sq ft boutique stocks the brand's complete line of luxe basics for men and women, including tees, trousers, jackets, blouses, underwear and accessories.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Gadgets pop up

Specialised lifestyle and gadget store The Gurus Shop is launching a pop-up store from September 5 to October 31 at Landmark Men - the recently launched men's floor in the basement of The Landmark.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Picnic gear

Legend in a lunch box

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


Who started it? Susana Torrubia established her handbag and accessories label at her home in Malaga, Spain, in 2009. She had previously worked as an art director, in-house designer and fashion trend forecaster.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The goods

Into the mix

D&G is keeping men's accessories chic and simple this season. We like the mix of leather and canvas in the large tote bag (top left; HK$4,500) and the khaki cotton travel bag with detachable strap (top right; HK$5,200). The beige canvas slip-on (above; HK$2,100) is perfect for the summer. D&G is at Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2956 0833.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


While you may not be able to escape to the tropics this summer, you can still recreate your own island look for the city streets. The trend was first spotted at Christian Dior, where South Pacific-styled models (left) floated down the runways in floral chiffon halter dresses, crochet separates and sexy shorts, topped off with sailor hats.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I saw this amazing white top and I'd like to get one for myself. It's plain all over except on the sleeves, which have flowery bits sort of hanging off of them, sort of sticking out, if you know what I mean?

Petal Pusher, The Peak

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Buying happiness

February is quite simply an awful month for me. In just 28 days it contains Valentine's Day and my mother's and sister's birthdays. All three of which I consistently forget, alienating the women in my life within the space of a few days. It's not my fault though; I just don't buy into these corporate gift card holidays celebrating capitalist materialism.

27 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Editor's picks: Florals

Perfect for casual days, these white flats come with a simple floral appliqu? decorated with a tarnished gold chain for a cool look. Ballet flats (HK$3,980) from Chloe, The Mandarin Oriental, Central, tel: 2865 2833

10 May 2010 - 12:00am

Street threads

1 Seibu has a slew of new arrivals in its Co-ed spring collection, which features labels such as J Brand, Diesel and Paul & Joe Sister. Look out for French brand American Retro, known for its rock-inspired separates such as the studded blouse (pictured; HK$4,490). For hot days, there's Eryn Brinie's ruched sheer top with a polka-dot detail (HK$1,180).

11 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Symphonies in silver

Anteprima Plastiq The Wire bag looks to nature as its central theme this summer. Floral designs are appearing on knitted bags, from subtle black-on-black to gregarious pink-on-fuchsia colour schemes. Bags also come in off-white and silver, beige and wheat. The real star of the show is the Anniversario bag.

5 May 2008 - 12:00am

A Happy Arrangement

Gary Kwok's love for flowers has taken her from Tokyo to Paris and London. She now works for Armani, and tells us why burgundy is the new red for roses this Valentine's Day.

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Grin and bear it

Inspired by the bold colours of pop art, the new Fendi Forever line offers two styles in bright metallic shades such as gold, turquoise, fuchsia, orange and red. Choose from the canvas and sequin Boston Bag (top; HK$4,380 to HK$7,980) or the Mini Mama Baguette (above, centre and right; HK$5,980) in mirrored calf skin. A matching wallet (left) retails for HK$2,880.

15 Jul 2007 - 12:00am