A quantum of cool for babies in the fast lane

A quantum of cool for babies in the fast lane

The first thing that comes to mind at the mention of Aston Martin is Agent 007 James Bond. So it was a rather odd event that somehow managed to combine prams and the iconic British sports car.

Friday, 15 March, 2013, 10:12am

China Digest, November 29, 2012

The Beijing Institute of Technology has received 1.2 billion yuan (HK$1.48 billion) to build a large centre for the research and development of defence technologies, and construction began on Monday, the Beijing Evening News reports.

29 Nov 2012 - 4:41am

Big smile for the scammer

On Cameron Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, a young lady taps me on the shoulder and hands me her card. 'You have the perfect look to be a model. Are you interested in being one?' After paying me more compliments and informing me she was a scout, she asks me to come to their agency nearby.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Vogue and the thin edge of the pledge

The recent pledge by Vogue worldwide to ban models under the age of 16 and those thought to have an eating disorder is set to have a huge impact on the fashion industry. The ambitious pledge - dubbed the Health Initiative - runs in the June issues of the magazine in reaction to concerns over the rise of unhealthy body images and eating disorders in young women.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

New modelling agency to steer clear of the 'leng mo' look and appeal to women instead

The nephews of film producer Charles Heung Wah-keung officially launched a modelling agency on Monday afternoon at a press conference at the Hyatt Regency in Tsim Sha Tsui.

So what makes the M. Spy Model Agency any different from the dozens of other modelling agencies in the city?

24 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Don't rush into being a model

Walk down any busy street in Hong Kong and somebody could tap you on the shoulder from behind. You'll turn around and see this smiling person who will say you're the ideal girl for a modelling job.

Their offer may look like the start of a glamorous career, but you have to be careful. Some of these scouts are real, others have bad intentions.

6 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Beautiful people

SANYA MARRIOTT RESORT AND SPA prepares to host Elite Model Look World final on first weekend of November

19 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Being a ballerina too tall an order for model Du Juan

'I really wanted to be a ballerina when I was small but as I grew taller and taller, I felt like my dream was shattering. So I turned to modelling in late 2002,' Du Juan recalled.

4 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

It's not all glitz and glamour on the catwalk

Models and agents look to cash in on mainland opportunities

Modelling today has become an attractive career option for those with the right qualities, and a highly paid job for established models.

14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Models throw a juicy bone to dog rescue centre

No cynicism, just a straightforward comment. That it's really nice to see homegrown talent show compassion for animals and welfare issues here. Local supermodel Rosemary Vandenbrouke (right) and some of her modelling friends will put on a fashion show at WasabiSabi tonight to raise money for Hong Kong Dog Rescue (HKDR).

31 May 2007 - 12:00am

Picture-perfect talent

Supermodels can be a lot more multi-talented than we think. At least, that is the case with Rosemary Vandenbroucke. The versatile beauty has revealed that she is now busy preparing her second album, which is to be launched earlier next year. Yesterday, she exhibited a series of photos she took in Thailand at a promotional event.

30 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Channel Hop

Models can be discovered in the most mundane places. Take supermodel Claudia Schiffer. At 17, she was dancing the night away at a disco in her hometown of Dusseldorf, Germany, when she was spotted by an agent.

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Get out your tape measure

Like legs? Look no further than the Intercontinental Hotel tonight, where 22 contestants will strut under spotlights in a bid to win the coveted Elite Model Look Competition 2004. They will compete wearing sportswear, casual wear, swimsuits, executive suits and evening gowns.

3 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Modelling pageant for mainland

The Elite modelling agency will bring its global model competition to Shanghai in October to help develop local talent, organisers said yesterday.

It will be the first time the event has been staged on the mainland and media interest is already evident.

29 May 2004 - 12:00am

Students warned to beware of scam for models

Police have warned students looking for extra holiday cash not to fall for modelling scams, in which targets are told they could earn big money as models if they pay up-front fees to improve their looks or put together a portfolio.

11 Aug 2003 - 12:00am