Canvas sneakers are an all-season essential for every guy's wardrobe. Lightweight and versatile, they go perfectly with shorts or jeans in the summer.

Mercibeaucoup (HK$999)

Friday, 26 June, 2009, 12:00am

Mary Ching

Who created it? The Mary Ching accessories line was founded in 2006 by Eurasian designer Alison Yeung. A graduate of Central Saint Martins in London, Yeung worked in finance before leaving for the mainland to design shoes and accessories.

6 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Stick with it

Even the most stylish and confident of fashionistas can use a helping hand occasionally. Shoo sticks, designed by an Australian company for troublesome sling-back straps and slip-on styles, would make a worthy addition to your fashion emergency kit. The hypoallergenic adhesive strips can be stuck on any area of the foot to keep shoes positioned correctly and prevent painful chafing.

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Smalls talk

LINGERIE IS THE foundation of a woman's wardrobe. It can miraculously transform your shape while making you feel feminine and sexy. However, figuring out what type of lingerie to buy can get complicated. 'The first step in lingerie shopping is to book an appointment with a bra adviser or fitter,' says lingerie designer Dolores Delaney.

26 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

International exhibition gives a chance for hands-on fun

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Pottery Workshop in Central, an exhibition - Joy in Clay -

will be held from April 21 to May 5.

More than 30 students will take part in the exhibition. The show consists of art works representing different ceramic shaping techniques: hand-built, wheel-thrown, slip cast and clay sculpture.

26 Mar 2005 - 12:00am


'Would fake skin implanted with someone else's fingerprints or a mutilated finger from another [person] be detected [by the system]?'

Legislator Choy So-yuk, expressing concerns that criminals who had watched too many Hollywood movies might have funny ideas about fooling a new automated immigration-processing system

'We have nothing to hide whatsoever.'

11 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Art of seduction

Marilyn Monroe's legend lives on, as fashion celebrates the art of seduction and the autumn collections unveiled sexy lingerie looks, says ISABELLE-MARIE CREAC'H. Boudoir belles swanned down the catwalks of Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, Stella McCartney and John Galliano in frivolous French knickers, peek-a-boo lace and plenty of silk ribbons and corsets.

31 Dec 2003 - 12:00am


Adopting this season's obsession with anything soft and shiny does not have to come at bank-breaking prices. Check out the following pieces and breathe a dose of sexy yet affordable glamour into your wardrobe.

Prices are pre-sale.

Satin camisole with shell ($238) by Ju's from JDC, 27 Russell Street, Causeway Bay.

24 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Use of signs on a downward slope

There has been a recent proliferation of mostly useless 'slope-registration' signs. In March this year at the Open Day for Government House, I was astounded to see such a sign desecrate a beautifully manicured gently sloping lawn. The likelihood of this garden slipping is remote. In the event that it did slip, it is most definitely not a threat to the general public.

5 Jun 2002 - 12:00am


As the founder and owner of Hong Kong's two Lingerie Cafes - boutiques specialising in upscale, sexy swimwear, nightwear and little nothings - Amy Chong, 34, can be forgiven for indulging in a bit of provocative, flirty dressing. She loves slip dresses, halter tops, strappy sandals - and maybe just a little pashmina wrap for a bit of coverage.

10 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Wah Yik clarifies records

Listing candidate Wah Yik Holdings yesterday clarified that its non-retention of computerised bowling game slips 'for a prolonged period on a stand-alone basis does not in any way undermine the proper maintenance of' its accounting records, nor did it indicate a lack of accuracy. The slips were 'part of its internal records', used only to reconcile daily cash receipts.

28 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

straps for cash

Eveningwear for steamy summer nights should be lightweight and low-maintenance. Look for barely-there boudoir-inspired slips with spaghetti straps and lace details.

models: dominique and helen from models international hair: koren from private i and steve from headquarters make-up: theresa rene Location: Trattoria, The Landmark.

17 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Uplifting experience

THE Wonderbra has arrived in Hong Kong. That famous garment that immediately turns anyone of any sex into a Dolly Parton look-a-like is here (right).

Unfortunately, Backbites could not work out how to satisfactorily get the thing on to the chestal region.

Rather than providing uplift, the items needing upward mobility ended up rather flattened.

14 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Ship shapes

Rig yourself up in this winter's evening wear for nights that are nautical but nice. Black and white are the colours that rule the new wave and soft wool, smooth velvet and foxy fur are the fabrics to steer for. So slip into these ship shapes, enlist a first mate and join the party crew - before you miss the boat! Model: Asa from Calcarrie's.

Stylist: Serena Momberg.

15 Jan 1995 - 12:00am