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Ralph Lauren's evening gowns

The season's most interesting take on Chinoiserie.

Hugh Hefner-worthy velvet loafers

See Alexander McQueen, Church's or Charlotte Olympia for inspiration.

Sunday, 4 December, 2011, 12:00am

House of Causse

How did it start? The House of Causse, founded in 1892 in the little French town of Millau, was a place where nobility and couturiers could mingle, and where the creme de la creme commissioned exquisite gloves to be made from the finest materials. Also that year, the label opened a boutique at 12 Rue de Castiglione, Paris.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Out shopping

Shine on

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Vision in white

Lifestyle cover: striped tube dress by Jil Sander from Joyce, 16 Queen's Road Central (inquiries: 2810 1120). Chain-link gloves (HK$28,400) from Chanel, Prince's Building, Central.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Stepping out in style

The look: Replay

The look: Brooks Brothers

Red fingerless gloves from Giorgio Armani, price on request

Sportmax gloves, HK$2,680

Lea Clement beanie from Seibu, HK$680

iBLUES hat, HK$780

Oroton gloves, HK$1,300

Max & Co hat, HK$2,480

Emporio Armani gloves, HK$2,700

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

In case of emergency

First-aid kit basics

A first-aid kit should contain emergency supplies for unexpected minor medical emergencies or accidents. It is a good idea to keep a first-aid kit at home, or to take one with you when you go on a trip. You never know when there is going to be a medical emergency. But what should you have in a first-aid kit?

First essentials

21 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Editor's picks: gloves

Animal prints are always a hit in winter. These zebra-print gloves come with a button and a delicate bow. Gloves (HK$3,600) by Causse from On Pedder, New World Tower, Queen's Road Central, tel: 2118 3489

21 Dec 2009 - 12:00am


Everyone knows what gloves are for, but not many see their fashion potential. There are so many different kinds, shop around and find the perfect match for you and your outfit this winter. Although monotones are the easiest choice, you can add some cheer to the cold days with bright colours and patterns

5cm HK$295

4 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Burning issue

Cooks in Hong Kong don't have easy access to the variety of chillies you might get in places such as Sichuan province, India and South America - most markets here carry only two or three types. But whether you're using Thai bird's-eye chillies, the fiery habanero or the naga jolakia - said to be the hottest in the world - great care should be taken with them.

10 May 2009 - 12:00am

No grey areas

Lifestyle cover: rope dress (HK$85,500), gold plaque elastic belt (HK$4,500) and fingerless gloves from Loewe, The Landmark, Central (inquiries: 2522 0996).

29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Glove affair

Complete your winter wardrobe with a stylish pair of gloves that will come in handy for every occasion.

Paw print gloves by Emporio Armani HK$1,800

Purple trimmed gloves by Just Cavalli HK$2,850

Zip-up gloves by Versace HK$3,100

Driving gloves by Alfred Dunhill HK$1,750

Leather gloves by Bally HK$2,390

12 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Photo finish

Watch and fashion shows add glamour to prestige event

26 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

5 great: pairs of gloves

Colour-blocking is a big trend for winter and this pair of apple green, forest green and tan leather gloves from the runway are sure to be a hit among fashionistas. Gloves (HK$4,850) from Prada, Alexandra House, Central, tel: 2522 2989

31 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

All packed

Architect Gary Chang, a self-confessed hotel obsessive, opens his suitcase.

1. Waterproof cap

'I don't like wearing macs so I use a waterproof cap instead.'

2. Map of Europe

4 May 2007 - 12:00am

Five Great ... Snow essentials

Try separates rather than a matching outfit to create your own look on the slopes. Keep warm in this padded jacket with detachable polar fleece lining (HK$4,200) by Stella McCartney for Adidas. It features handy pockets for your mobile phone, cash and iPod. From Adidas Sports Performance Centre, 17 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2730 0157.

8 Jan 2007 - 12:00am