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Tais

From first-night nervesto a lasting engagement

Co-founder of the hottest nightspot in town, creative director of a glossy magazine and international man of mystery, Gordon Lam has never lacked the company of pretty models, but Tais Fortes is that special someone he has decided to spend the rest of his life with.

Saturday, 30 June, 2012, 12:00am

Sparkling charity night for jeweller ARTE

Spanish jeweller ARTE flew in a group of stars from its home country to attend its inaugural charity gala dinner at Grand Hyatt's ballroom, including supermodel Priscila de Gustin Calvo and car racer Carmen Jorda Buades.

The event, on Thursday, started with a showcase of the brand's latest flower-inspired collection, called Hadas de las Flores.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Case struck a chord for expat tai-tais

Watching Nancy Kissel's retrial almost every day were a group of women who didn't know Kissel or her murdered investment-banker husband, but felt they identified with some issues raised in it.

They were tai-tais - expatriates who described ambitious husbands, isolation and the abandonment of their own careers back home as elements in their lives.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Jeweller dazzles with bold designs

Butler & Wilson launch at On Pedder cocktail party

Where: On Pedder, Central

When: April 15

What: Fashionistas relished the bold and glittering designs at the launch of British jeweller Butler & Wilson's latest collection, and had the chance to plan some serious shopping for the new season.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

Promo for youthful label crowds out tai-tais and the usual suspects

If Lane Crawford is trying to woo a younger fashion clientele, its latest pop-up store within a store is definitely hitting the target. Even before the launch party for American Apparel started last Friday evening, the IFC store was already filling up with customers eager to snap up the trendy US label, known for its casual cool, sexy ads and bright colours.

12 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

True tai-tais put their money where their whims are

How do you tell a bona fide tai-tai from a wannabe? It all comes down to spending power. With a haute couture display and a store opening, the Italian designer Valentino's do at the Landmark atrium on Monday had the society ladies out and about. As usual, some socialites were just there to see and be seen. Others aimed to shop til' they dropped.

14 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Royal Jelly fad - it's in the bag

Sales of 'Royal Jelly' handbags have been brisk at the impromptu sale organised this week by a couple of entrepreneurial socialites, who are using the Central Golf emporium as the unlikely venue for their little enterprise.

27 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Into thin hair

Next season's eye-opening new look? Judging by the innovations at Kim Robinson's new Chater House hairdressers, it going to be invisibility-chic.

30 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Tai tais hit the school of barred frocks

Roses are red,

And best bought at Joyce

I'd never stop shopping

If given the choice

That was Lai See's 'Ode On A Hong Kong Tai Tai'.

We wrote it after discovering that poetry is the missing ingredient in the trophy wife's life.

Well. It's missing from her class list, at any rate.

21 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Fashion statement

To celebrate the opening of the new Mondi boutique at the Sheraton Hotel's shopping arcade, a cocktail party was held and tai-tais galore turned up to see what the fashion house, designed by American Maggie Norris, had to offer.

14 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Bad timing

Tonight is the final chance to see Eve Lam and Ong Chin Huat strut their stuff on HK Highlife (World, 8pm) with some of the few remaining people left in Hong Kong with money to burn.

7 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Found in space

Karl Lagerfeld blasts off into outer space for Chloe's fall/winter collection, giving new meaning to being spacey.

And if the sensuous and slinky gowns are anything to go by, any astronaut will definitely be driven to distraction.

15 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Terri's fitting remarks cut idea down to size

Terri Holladay, the Vietnamese-American stunner on the cover of this month's Orient Beauty magazine, tells a tale other tai-tais might want to take note of.

Having just moved apartments, she wanted to get rid of some old (read one season old Versace ) clothes.

12 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

An uplifting experience

IT IS being billed as the next biggest trend after the Gucci bamboo-handle bag, black patent leather boots and colonic cleansing. Everybody from Princess Diana to Mel Gibson, Cliff Richard to Valerie Campbell (mother of supermodel Naomi) has tried the CACI 'facelift', said to be the best thing this side of surgery. And now it's here.

17 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

On the cutting edge

JOCKEY Gary Moore (right) has obviously learnt a few tricks from the best tai-tais in town. While having his nails manicured and his hair coiffured in a Central salon recently, Moore spent the whole time with a portable telephone attached firmly to his ear. The staff had to work around the telephone while he arranged the finer details of shipping in a horse from Britain.

22 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

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