Budding catwalk models wanted in showcase for young designers

Interested in fashion, strutting down a catwalk and having your last name abbreviated to just a single initial? The Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and the University of Central Lancashire are jointly organising two fashion shows for young designers next month.

Friday, 5 September, 2008, 12:00am

All gone to waist

Escada The look is exotic, vibrant and sensual in the spring-summer 2008 collection (left). Fabrics are soft and flow over the silhouette, and colour blocking seems to be a key theme, with colours ranging from soft golds and neutrals to eye-popping jewel tones. The waist is accentuated, either through the cut of the fabric or contrasting belts.

5 May 2008 - 12:00am

Low level of awareness over obesity poses risks

When 73-year-old Chan Pui-fai found that his 110.5cm waistline was not good for his health, he had already developed diabetes.

7 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Autopsy today on mystery remains

A postmortem examination will be carried out today on a headless and limbless torso found floating off the Star Ferry pier in Central on Saturday. The torso was spotted by a 60-year-old fisherman at about 4.30pm. Police are treating the case as suspicious. The body's head and arms appeared to have been severed with a sharp instrument and the body below the waist was missing.

24 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

5 great: cinchers

Toughen up your outfit with this heavy-duty pewter metal chain and leather belt. Belt (HK$4,150) by

Miu Miu from On Pedder, Wheelock House, Central, tel: 2265 7473

Animal prints are always hot for autumn. Pick this leopard print waist cincher that loops through a black resin hoop (HK$3,300) by Felix Rey from Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, Central, tel: 3695 3388

8 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

style meter


Black on black (right)

Yes, it comes back every season but this time it's about layering textured, shiny or shimmering fabrics.


From wide legs to jodphurs, so put those skirts away this season (unless you are doing the 1940s glamour suit thing).


26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

40pc of HK bellies are too big, survey shows

Expanding waistlines an ominous warning of health problems

Forty per cent of Hongkongers have big bellies, with their waistlines exceeding the recommended standard, according to a patient study.

Academics say people with bulging waistlines may suffer from higher health risks than those with normal or slender waists.

27 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Poster boy seems to have wandering eye

Korean hit comedy 200 Pounds Beauty is coming to town and we're intrigued by the poster for it that is appearing in MTR stations, wondering if it is (un)intentionally hilarious. Pay attention, dear readers, to the angle of the guy's gaze in the poster (above). We don't think it's the waist measurement he's looking at!

12 May 2007 - 12:00am

Waist belt just made my belly itch

With no energy left for exercise after work, and lured by adverts for slimming belts, I parted with $1,600 to see if they were effective. The result: I think it is time I found the time and energy to visit the gym.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Wanted: A Slim till dead sequel to target all those fat cats

Members of my generation have had a singular fantasy that was never fulfilled: to see Wile E. Coyote actually catch the annoying Road Runner and barbecue it.

12 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Just handcuffs

I refer to the report headlined, 'Manager on $273,000 gets four years for bribery' (South China Morning Post, June 30).

The picture accompanying the story showed a man chained at the waist and the caption identified him as the defendant Cheung King-fung.

4 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Waist-type belt unsafe

I REFER to the letter by George Greene headlined, 'Men did not cheat death', which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on January 30.

The Society of Registered Safety Officers wishes to point out that the waist-type safety belt used by a worker who is working on a gondola at great heights, is not safe.

16 Feb 1995 - 12:00am