The disastrous floods on the mainland have prompted Elle to cancel its lavish international fashion show and party at the Diaoyutai State Guest House, which was to mark its 10th anniversary in China. Instead Elle will donate two million yuan to the Red Cross to help flood victims. Christine Brendle, Asia Pacific president and chief executive of publishers Hachette Filipacchi, said: 'It would have been inappropriate to celebrate our anniversary while so many parts of China people are battling for their homes and livelihoods.' Beijing's China Club will, however, witness a glitzy catwalk show and dinner hosted by Italian fashion behemoth Gruppo GFT to display one of its brands, Chiara Boni; guests will include Deng Rong, the daughter of late Paramount Leader Deng Xiaopeng, and prominent Chinese Government officials. The following evening, Giorgio Armani - fresh from opening his Beijing boutique in the Palace Hotel, will attend a performance of Puccini's Turandot in the Forbidden City. Jewel purpose MARK September 4 to 6 in your diaries for a sale of authentic 'kundan' Indian jewellery - at reasonable prices. Surana Jewellers of Jaipur, a 250-year-old firm, will display a line of gold and enamelled baubles at the Stanley Room of the Conrad, from 10 am to 7 pm each day. Prices start at about $5,000 for some sparkly earrings, and run to about $25,000 for necklaces and other, heavier pieces. For more information call Chandra Kothari on 2523-7454. the big hit DESIGNER-of-the-moment, Narciso Rodriguez, was well-pleased with the turnout at a cocktail bash at his boutique in the Landmark the other week, organised by representative Bluebell. 'Women were just buying and buying,' he said afterwards. 'Where is the recession?' Among those who turned heads included actress Rosamund Kwan. After the cocktail party, Bluebell hosted a dinner for Rodriguez at chic eatery China Lan Kwai Fong. Massimo Ferretti, co-owner and director of fashion label Alberta Ferretti, was also there. Everyone seemed to enjoy their Peking duck, despite the freezing air-conditioning. One diner complained about the Alaskan temperatures, only to be offered a napkin by a waiter ... a cool spring THE newly revamped Spring Moon restaurant at the Peninsula Hotel makes a much more stylish offer to chilly customers, graciously handing out black silk Shanghai Tang shawls to guests who find the air-conditioning a bit too brisk. Perhaps other restaurants with the same problem should take note. Other elements, such as the Chinese afternoon tea, seem set to make the Spring Moon a new fashionable lunching venue ... even if it is on that side of the harbour. brain damage FASHION is rarely sensible, but sometimes it is beyond ridiculous. Watch brand Swatch has just launched a new timepiece called 'Migraine'. I called the folks at Swatch Hong Kong to ask why and was told that 'when the hands move, the pattern and the dial move sequentially'. So? 'So,' said the Swatch marketing executive, 'every time you look at it, you get a headache.' bossy boys GERMAN menswear empire Hugo Boss has chosen Singapore as the site for the international launch of its latest 'diffusion' collection - Boss Sport. The leisurewear line will be previewed as part of Boss's 10th anniversary in Singapore. This Thursday evening will see a party-cum-presentation at the Venom nightclub. Swedish super-model Alex Lundqvist, the pin-up boy of the Boss brand, will lead a troupe of similarly slick poseurs. The event will include a concert performance by Japanese group Pizzicato 5. The company will take advantage of the gathering to premiere its latest men's fragrance called - what else? - 'Boss'.