Balia sparkles in diamonds as love hits the rocks

Troubled marriages seem to have been a staple of entertainment news headlines recently. Model Balia Chan is one of the latest victims of rumours that her marriage is unravelling.

Wednesday, 6 July, 2011, 12:00am

Party gives model back her ring-a-Ding-ding

Plenty of stars were out on the night Samsung launched its Galaxy SII smartphone. At the launch party on Tuesday, at the Harbour Grand Hong Kong hotel in North Point, guests got to grips with the new gadget. Model Christine Yeung Ding-ding lost her mobile phone recently, but she cheered up when she was given a new one at the event.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Actors steal the show at a timely store opening

Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet has opened another store in Hong Kong, this time in Elements mall in Tsim Sha Tsui. The shop is the brand's first collaboration with local timepiece retailer Halewinner Watches Group.

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Qeelin jewellery house cocktail party fetes eight young artists

Jewellery house Qeelin threw a cocktail party at IFC Mall to open its Caring Robot exhibition, which featured work by eight young artists from Hong Kong, Beijing and Paris. They were all entrants in the inaugural Qeelin Art Award competition, which is aimed at nurturing design talent.

26 May 2011 - 12:00am

Charity bash gets chorus of approval

Barney Cheng's charity gala dinner

Where: Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

When: May 7

What: Renowned local designer Barney Cheng Siu-leung hosted a fund-raising gala dinner for a non-profit organisation, Crossroads Foundation. The Diocesan Boys' School choir performed.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am

Monaco revellers make it snappy

Club Monaco photo-experience party

Where: Helena May

When: May 6

What: Fashion label Club Monaco held a party to exhibit photos about the interpretation of the brand from the eyes of eight taste makers including stage actress Kearen Pang Sau-wai. An instant-photo booth was set up for guests to create their own four-photo strip.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am

Racy night for birthday boy

Francis Cheng's birthday party

Where: The Racing Club, Happy Valley

When: May 5

What: Socialites and celebrities were out in force at the birthday bash for Francis Cheng Shiu-hong, business development director for Occasions PR and Marketing. Guests shared the champagne and the birthday cake on the night.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am

Time is money for these jet-setters

Audemars Piguet QE II Cup 2011 Race Day

Where: Sha Tin Racecourse

When: May 1

What: Horse racing enthusiasts turned out in style for the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup Race Day. The latest Audemars Piguet watches were showcased.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Spars come out to celebrate launch

I.T. store grand opening

Where: 1 Hysan Avenue

When: April 26

What: Fashion chain I.T threw a star-studded party to celebrate the opening of its four-storey store in Causeway Bay. Fashion lovers watched boxing bouts and tap-dancing performances.

29 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Cartier puts on the glitz

Cartier high jewellery collection gala dinner

Where: Ritz-Carlton

When: April 15

What: Watchmaker and jeweller Cartier launched its latest high jewellery pieces with a gala dinner. Movie director Andrew Lau Wai-keung was among the guests who enjoyed cocktails and admired the gems.

22 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

New look puts spring in their step

Moiselle spring-summer fashion show

Where: ArtisTree

When: March 16 What: Fashionistas flocked to the label's spring-summer show. The 59 new looks were presented by models.

Who: Enjoying the show were Candice Yu On-on, Hilary Tsui Ho-ying, Gigi Fu Ming-hin, Sabrina Ho Chiu-ying and Brandon Chau Kwok-fung.

22 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Chanel guests enjoy plumes with a view

Chanel high jewellery exhibition opening cocktail

Where: Mandarin Oriental

When: April 12

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Cool change for winter attracts a full house

Valentino autumn-winter 2011-12 fashion show

Where: Landmark's atrium

When: April 7

What: Valentino's latest collection attracted a full house of celebrities and socialites. Creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli made their first appearance in town to greet guests.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Champagne night of fashion has VIPs seeing red

Diane von Furstenberg Red Ball

Where: Zhang Huan's studio, Shanghai

When: March 31

What: Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg hosted a Red Ball in Shanghai to celebrate her Journey of a Dress exhibition. Guests were treated to champagne and dance performances.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Stop, look and glisten

Jewels of Italy jewellery parade

Where: Convention and Exhibition Centre

When: March 5

What: The Italian Trade Commission displayed more than 60 pieces of Italian jewellery in a gala parade as part of the 28th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am