Where can I find Rock & Republic jeans in Hong Kong? Thanks. Rock Fan, Singapore The Dictator rules: That's a hard one. I can't imagine Rock & Republic would be sold in multiple established stores. And you wouldn't consider looking in a shop that sells jeans, would you? No, not you. You're too busy making us do all the work for you. Try denim specialist boutiques such as Bauhaus (G/F, 176 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2314 7515) and Indigo (32A Staunton Street, Central, tel: 2147 3000). Indigo has three Rock & Republic styles: the crystal-embellished Kasandra (HK$3,500), the straight-leg Cosbie (HK$2,500) and the basic pocket Kasandra (HK$2,300). Indigo offers other cult denim brands, personalised service and even a denim recycling programme. Others might wonder why you're obsessing over a single brand when there are so many denim labels to choose from. Now, that's something we can understand. The self-described edgy and progressive brand makes sexy, lean, modern silhouettes, mostly inspired by the rock 'n' roll aesthetic. You'll find some of its other styles and cuts at Seibu (HK$1,990 to HK$3,790; B2, Kowloon Hotel, 19 Nathan Road, tel: 3693 2388, or Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2971 3888); and Harvey Nichols (HK$2,400 to HK$3,100; The Landmark, Central, tel: 3695 3388). Where can I buy Christian Louboutin's Declic black pumps. I've looked on many online sites and in Lane Crawford but they don't seem to be available any more. Please help! Pump Action, Deep Water Bay The Dictator: Why go the long way around a problem, especially in Louboutins, when you can go straight to the source? We went directly to the fabulous lacquer-red Christian Louboutin boutique (G/F, 7 On Lan Street, Central, tel: 2118 0016) to ask for you. Unfortunately the answer was a resounding 'Non'. It no longer carries the Declic style, nor will it place special orders for customers. For those who don't call their shoes by name, the Declic is a classic pump with a slightly pointy toe and an ingenious hidden platform to give girls a discreet boost. We considered recommending alternatives but, really, there are none. Netaporter. com has also sold out, as are most retailers. We did manage to track them down on eBay but at astronomical prices (about US$600 to US$900). Are you sure you still want them? I really like waxing for hair removal but hate those red bumps and ingrown hairs that always seem to come with it. What can I do about it? Lady Bump, Red Hill The Dictator: Well, I'm not sure what you can do about your masochism besides see a therapist. I can, however, help with the post-waxing problems. Put those tweezers down - you will only make matters worse. Betty at the Mandarin Oriental absolutely swears by Guinot's Epil Confort (HK$350; The Mandarin Salon, 24/F, Mandarin Oriental hotel, 5 Connaught Road, Central, tel: 2825 4800), a moisturising gel formulated to soothe irritated skin, reduce ingrown hair and retard regrowth. You could also try Ingrown Hair Eliminating Peeling Pads by Bliss (HK$325; Lane Crawford, Pacific Place, tel: 2118 2999), which are soaked in hydroxy acids to smooth over the bumps and eliminate ingrowth. The Paua Spas website ( www.spaforlife.hk ) sells Depil Spa Ingrown Hair Serum (HK$160), which treats and prevents ingrown hair and has calming ingredients such as aloe vera and chamomile. The site also offers Waxaway After Care Lotion (HK$150), which has an active formula of witch hazel and mango as well as vitamins A and E. A therapist once recommended taking an over-the-counter antihistamine after waxing to reduce redness as your body reacts against the rather unnatural act of ripping out its hair. We're not advocates of pill-popping in any form, especially when not prescribed by a doctor, but it does work moderately well.