Clinique might have been trying to promote its Derma White line of whitening products at the Four Seasons hotel on Tuesday afternoon, but local stylist Bonita Cheung Kit-man (pictured) wasn't doing them any favours by suggesting that white isn't always right. 'Actually, I would prefer to work with models with a different skin tone,' the local designer suggested, even though she was the special guest of the cosmetic function. 'When I pick my models, I am more into their personalities and their facial qualities. Besides, when we talk about skin, it is not so much the colour itself but the complexion and evenness rather than just white! white! white!' Cheung designed the shiny white outfits worn by all the models. While we certainly agree that some women's obsession with looking pale as a vampire is misguided, not healthy and far from attractive, we didn't expect Cheung to echo those sentiments when she was invited to plug the lightening cream. In particular, she pointed to model Cara Grogan's sun-bronzed skin as an example of a healthy colourful glow. 'You can look gorgeous with a clean, smooth and healthy tan just like Cara.' We suspect Clinique executives will be gritting their teeth when they read this.