Where politics and players collide

There are two fan zones on Kiev's grand main street. One is a tented community decorated with protest banners demanding the release of jailed politician Yuliya Tymoshenko.

Saturday, 23 June, 2012, 12:00am

Ukraine boycott is simple hypocrisy

What gives with the pompous UK government's Foreign Office and the other bombastic European leaders snubbing Ukraine's Euro 2012 contribution and staying away from matches?

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

CHASING dreams

Love it or hate it, New York is still the world's biggest financial centre, where aspiring people search for the American dream.

Though the Big Apple's property market has seen many challenges over the past few years, 60 per cent of residential brokers are optimistic about 2012, according to a survey by the Real Estate Board of New York.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Quotes of the week

Trump is such a cartoon character, an endorsement - no matter who he chooses - is like Bugs Bunny making an endorsement

A Democrat's view of Donald Trump's support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney

We just couldn't believe [his] peers would do something like that to their own people

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I've never been able to get my hair into a proper chignon, but I heard there's a new, easy-to-use spiral pin in the United States? Can you buy it here?

Spin Class, Pok Fu Lam

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Style meter


70s disco glamour

Dig out those palazzo pants - Studio 54 chic is back.

Killer heels

Check out these Blade heels by indie designer Chau Har Lee.

Diane von Furstenberg

We like this season's kooky print combinations.


The side ponytail

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

New strategy to lure investors

Vancouver real estate sales and marketing company is taking a leaf out of Donald Trump's book in its latest initiative to market Canadian property in Hong Kong and the mainland. The idea is to launch projects simultaneously on two continents, giving buyers on both sides of the Pacific first crack at the prime opportunities.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Up close and impersonal

Communication strategist Paul Matalucci says he doesn't envy what actor George Clooney has to do as a corporate downsizer-for-hire in the movie Up In The Air. And neither is he like Donald Trump in The Apprentice.

2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Comeback with a luxury twist for hotel-condos

Earlier this decade, buyers could not get enough of hotel-condominiums. The concept, pioneered by Donald Trump in the late '90s and adopted by a number of other hotel chains, was a no-brainer: well-off travellers enamoured of a particular hotel - its decor, amenities, location - were given the option of buying a room, and everything in it.

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Poll dancers

What is it about politicians that makes us love to loathe them? With Donald Trump, it's a no-brainer. It's not his double comb-over, though hairstyles have been known to make or break political careers, and it's more than just uninhibited obnoxiousness that makes him a nuisance.

16 May 2011 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Attack dogs put on a leash - for now

4 May 2011 - 12:00am

All tressed to impress at a party for hair-loss treatment

There was much ado about the loss of one's locks at the first MSD Propecia Hair Show at the Crowne Plaza Hotel last Thursday evening.

Avoiding too much direct talk about its patented hair-loss treatment, pharmaceutical company MSD chose a soft-sell approach.

21 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Cut above the rest

A new season is the perfect time to reinterpret your look, and a change of hairstyle or shade is a great place to start.

Neil Moodie, international celebrity stylist and founder of WAM Hair, recommends taking inspiration from several intriguing looks seen on runways - tie-ups with a twist, au naturel or deliberately down and dirty.

18 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Yvonne heads back down the aisle with another trolley of tales

Post-9/11 air travel is an ordeal, unless you're an Arab sheikh or Shanghai tycoon. That seems to be the message of Yvonne Lee Shu-yee, who is back with a sequel to her 2005 success The Sky is Crazy: Tales from a Trolley Dolly.

29 May 2010 - 12:00am

A visit to the salon inspired art curator to put together an exhibition on hair

It all began during a cut for art curator Emily Eldridge. 'I was having my hair done and thought, why not do a show about hair?' recalled Eldridge (right in picture), a regular client at Central's LaBelle Salon.

12 Oct 2009 - 12:00am