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The curved heel

Walter Steiger does it in sexy snakeskin.

Retro swimwear styles

Channel that inner Marilyn.

A thigh-high split

Sunday, 8 July, 2012, 12:00am

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Light, folksy summer dresses

A bit of broderie anglaise works wonders this season.

Hermes' new range of swimwear

Perfect for chic poolside lounging.

A gingham shirt

An Amy Winehouse favourite and Marc Jacobs spring-summer staple.


Sunburn and tan lines

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Seventh Wonderland

Who started it? Australians Bonnie Coumbe and Carlos Aviles launched Seventh Wonderland at Miami Swim Fashion Week in 2008. Coumbe, who designed and created her first swimsuit at the age of 13, plays the creative yin to Aviles' business yang, a role it seems she was destined to take.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Street threads

A dash of colour

3 May 2009 - 12:00am

Street threads

1 Diesel's (20 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2525 0540) spring collection features jeans (HK$1,450 and up) that give Balmain a run for its money. Washes for women include the beaten-up Bastoni and the bleached, vintage Lhela wash (pictured). Also look for loose chambray shirts, belted dresses, slit skirts and short jumpsuits.

5 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

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One-piece swimsuits

Less tacky than bikinis. Go for 1950s-inspired numbers.

Comfortable shoes

Forget Gwyneth Paltrow's 7-inch heels; bring back comfy trainers and flats.


1 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Inaugural event keeps industry in the swim


With summer just around the corner, many people will soon head to swimming pools and beaches to counter the sweltering heat. Swimwear has to be one of the hottest clothing items in stores at this time of year.

18 May 2007 - 12:00am

Tung Chung protesters demand public pool

About 60 Tung Chung residents and their children - some in swimsuits - held a demonstration yesterday to press the government to build a public swimming pool in the district.

The residents complained that the district did not have enough recreational facilities.

26 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Glamour comes aboard boat show

More than 40 local and international brand names took part in the Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club's annual boat show held last weekend in Castle Peak Bay. The brands included Azimut, Benetti, Pershing and Fairline.

10 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

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Trashy chic handbags Ecoist, a hot new handbag line, is making waves with its funky styles made from recycled sweet wrappers, food packaging and soft-drink labels. Check it out at www.ecoist.com.

7 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

In the swim

With the warmer weather finally upon us, you can expect more free time to lounge on the beach and soak up the sun. Ditch your old Speedos and climb into a pair of Hom swim shorts for the summer. The brand offers a modern range of men's swimwear and this season's collection includes a series of different styles, including Sierra (right; $290).

24 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Bare essentials

Good news for all you ladies out there tonight! How often do you get to see some hard-bodied men parading around in their underwear at a bar at night? Get the girls together at Loft 9 at 10pm for the Aussie Bum Men's Swimwear Fashion Show.

11 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I am a big fan of Peter Thomas Roth's skin lightener for my brown spots and don't really want to change brands, because it works! Can I buy it in Hong Kong?

Pale And Interested, Kowloon Bay

18 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

What's old is new

With runways awash in retro designs and with vintage shopping the new connoisseurship, it's time to give credit where credit is due. Enter Fashion Flashbacks, a new DVD of vintage newsreels from the 1950s and 60s, two decades that remain sources of inspiration for designers.

30 May 2004 - 12:00am

Eau yes!

Perfect for riding the waves or making a head-turning impression at your poolside party, this summer's swimsuits are so delicious you should wear them with nothing but high heels and a generous splash of your favourite fragrance.

PHOTOGRAPHER John Paul Pietrus

stylist Loic Masi

HAIR Eric Bezanet

MAKE-UP Greschka

8 Jun 2003 - 12:00am