Shine on I love the sensual feeling of satin. But where can I buy clothes to wear outside the bedroom? Bedroom To Boardroom, The Peak The Dictator rules: Shiny, flimsy, figure-hugging fabrics such as satin highlight the slightest bump. Look for lined pieces whenever possible and keep your imperfections to yourself. The satin trend hasn't trickled down to cheap brands yet, so achieving the look will be expensive. At Prada (The Landmark, Central, tel: 2845-6678) you will find a simple black skirt with a grey trimmed waistband ($7,200), and a pretty, pink, below-the-knee skirt with jagged black lace on the hem ($5,500). Coming soon: neon-bright satin wrap skirts, blouses and dresses. If you have big hips, keep your lower half matt and add shine to the top. Lanvin (Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2199-7262) has a range of gorgeous sand-washed silk pieces in black or champagne. Blouses range from $2,100 to $7,400, and sit well with stunning dresses ($8,600 to $10,500). Add a vintage-look black satin clutch ($7,700) to complete the ensemble. For vogue items, see ABC's (Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2118-3668) silk cargo pants in pink or black with optional ruching along the bottom ($1,150), or its sexy pink, bias-cut silk satin skirt ($1,100). On the rebond Can you recommend a reputable hair salon that performs ionic hair rebonding? Hairy Moments, Wan Chai The Dictator: What desert island do you live on? This chemical hair-straightening method - also called Japanese straightening, ionic reconditioning and thermal retexturising - has been around for years and is offered by many salons. A reputable establishment such as Paul Gerrard Hair and Beauty (1/F, Wah Hing House, 35 Pottinger Street, Central, tel: 2869-4408) gives a free consultation. If your hair is coloured or permed it may be incompatible with the chemicals; hair length and thickness will also determine the time required for the job and therefore the price. At Paul Gerrard, shoulder-length, moderately curly hair can be straightened in two to three hours from $1,500. At The Pond (22/F, 8 Wyndham Street, Central, tel: 2524-3143), ionic retexturising takes at least three hours and costs $2,300. At The Hairdressers (1/F, Winning Center, 46 Wyndham Street, Central, tel: 2973-0512), rebonding requires four to five hours and costs from $2,000. What takes so long? It's a lengthy process of repeated washing, drying, applying chemicals and even ironing in sections. Be warned: your mop will look worse before it looks better. Remember not to wet your hair for at least 24 hours afterwards, and don't even think about colouring it for three weeks. Expect to schedule another appointment four to six months after the new hair starts sprouting in your natural kinks. Step up I've noticed a lot of wedge shoes in the summer fashion advertisements. Is this a new trend? Where can I get some? Sole Sister, Tai Tam The Dictator: Born yesterday? Then yes, it's new. For the rest of us, this trend returns every time a designer thinks, 'The 70s were cool'. There should be an explosion of wedge styles in the next few months, not least because Gisele Bundchen frolics in a pair in the latest Dior ad. Sold at Christian Dior Couture ($3,200; The Landmark, Central, tel: 2524-8277), they look like a cyber-white version of the classic corkie. Shoe designer Laurence Dacade has the wedge covered in his wild collection that includes a metallic rainbow version and more subdued models (all about $3,900; Joyce, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2523-5944). Saving up to pay your tax? Go to Nine West (Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2926-3010), which has updated and elevated Dr Scholl's slip-ons. Pairs come with a light wood base with a buckled strap across the toes in white, black, light green and pale blue ... and cost only $595. Nine West also has a corkie update with floral fabric or suede-covered heels (about $695). While there, check out the Enzo Angiolini selection of leather wedges in natural brown tones ($725 to $795). And call them wedges; use the term 'platforms' and you could go horribly wrong.