Tim Lim

Who needs a hug?

Teddy boys and girls needn't keep their furry friends at home any more.

Sunday, 4 July, 2004, 12:00am

Body art

Frocks and fine art, two uneasy yet inextricably linked bedfellows come together in an exhibition at the Hong Kong Design Centre (28 Kennedy Road, Admiralty, tel: 2522 8688). Fashion Art from Korea traces the work of contemporary artists, academics and cutting-edge creators who use clothing to reinterpret the body.

4 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Get down and dirty

Call it what you will, vintage or secondhand clothing - traditionally a no-no for tai tais and superstitious shoppers - is shaking off its ghostly taboos and infiltrating Hong Kong's fashion consciousness. From high-end collectibles to next-to-nothing finds, here's a short list of some of the best shops in town.

16 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Spring colour

Vibrant knits, relaxed leathers, graphic patterns and sexy cut-outs are key looks for the season ahead. Get more mileage by investing in them now, adding or subtracting as desired - or as the thermometer dictates.

Previous page: satin bodysuit ($5,520) and drawstring trousers ($5,080) from Gucci,

The Landmark, Central.

29 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Dressed to chill

The classic cocktail dress never goes out of style, so celebrate the start of Lunar New Year with a sweet little number and finish off the look with lady-like gloves and spiky stilettos.

1 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Home alone

Want to play dress-up? Forget the rules and toss this season's essentials - leopard prints, oversized blousons, miniskirts and big-girl boots - together for a fun take on proportion, print and colour.

4 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Rock chic rules

Metal-heads take centre stage this season as rock 'n' roll struts out of the stadium and onto the high street. Buckle up in laser-cut leather skirts and silver lame accessories ... and take the air-conditioning to the max.

13 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

A user's guide to fashion

Cosmetics for a crisis

30 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

A user's guide to fashion

Horizontally yours

1 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

A user's guide to fashion

Refreshing launch

7 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

A user's guide to fashion

Window opportunity

9 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Shore leave

Seaside style strolled the catwalks for summer, with design houses as diverse as Junya Watanabe, Marni, Giorgio Armani, Anteprima and Louis Vuitton sending out sailor-inspired stripes and deep V-necks. All aboard!

Fashion editor Tim Lim

Photographer jean-louis wolff hair park seon ho

Make-up miae

Models eun joo and lima

3 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

A user's guide to fashion

The haircare bunch New to Clinique counters: the Simple Haircare System. Created with the help of top New York stylist Jimmy Paul, the brand's first foray into haircare is as straightforward as its celebrated older sister, the 3-Step Skin Care System.

27 May 2001 - 12:00am

Hide out

Look cool in this season's hottest material, second-skin leather. Perforated nappa, short shorts, cropped jackets and strappy sandals are guaranteed to help you survive the summer in style.

She wears perforated leather top ($5,350), leather hotpants ($5,200), short-sleeved jacket ($8,000) and strappy sandals ($2,800) all from Loewe, The Landmark, Central.

27 May 2001 - 12:00am

Grande dame

Strong, stylish and a sample-size six, jazz harpist and City Festival regular Daphne Hellman is one rare bird. Born 84 years ago into the influential Van Beuren family, this renowned beauty - photographed by Man Ray for the cover of Harper's Bazaar in the '30s - is still a striking woman, inside and out.

13 Feb 2000 - 12:00am