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STYLE Edit: How Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s passionate Russian affair helped inspire Le Paris Russe de Chanel collection

Russian influences in founder Coco Chanel’s life, including passionate affair with grand duke, inspire collection’s 63 pieces – from earrings and rings to headpieces and cuffs

19 Jul 2019 - 1:11PM

Russian influences in founder Coco Chanel’s life, including passionate affair with grand duke, inspire collection’s 63 pieces – from earrings and rings to headpieces and cuffs

STYLE Edit: How Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s passionate Russian affair helped inspire Le Paris Russe de Chanel collection
Millions of Gen Z Chinese have cosmetic surgery such as double eyelid operations to boost their career chances

High school graduates in China increasingly choose to go under the knife before starting college, believing it will improve their chances at work and love. One in five cosmetic surgery patients in China in 2018 were post-millennials.

16 Jul 2019 - 8:00PM

High school graduates in China increasingly choose to go under the knife before starting college, believing it will improve their chances at work and love. One in five cosmetic surgery patients in China in 2018 were post-millennials.

Millions of Gen Z Chinese have cosmetic surgery such as double eyelid operations to boost their career chances
British aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth aborts sea trial after ‘major leak’, report says

Setback for Britain’s future flagship comes after the UK said it planned to send the aircraft carrier to the South China Sea.

11 Jul 2019 - 9:50PM

Setback for Britain’s future flagship comes after the UK said it planned to send the aircraft carrier to the South China Sea.

British aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth aborts sea trial after ‘major leak’, report says
China Internet Report 2019
20 Jul 2019 - 2:43PM
China Internet Report 2019
First Mulan live-action trailer: the big takeaways, and fan reaction to teaser of Disney film starring Crystal Liu Yifei

Teaser focuses on title character, played by Chinese actress Crystal Liu Yifei; there’s no sign of Mushu the wisecracking dragon and no sound of the classic songs from the animated original, to the disappoint of some fans.

9 Jul 2019 - 12:18AM

Teaser focuses on title character, played by Chinese actress Crystal Liu Yifei; there’s no sign of Mushu the wisecracking dragon and no sound of the classic songs from the animated original, to the disappoint of some fans.

First Mulan live-action trailer: the big takeaways, and fan reaction to teaser of Disney film starring Crystal Liu Yifei
STYLE Edit: Which fragrance from Henry Jacques’ luxury Classiques collection will you choose?

French bespoke perfume maker, which has made its name serving royalty, socialites and celebrities for almost half a century, has now created 50 unique, artisanal scents

8 Jul 2019 - 9:00AM

French bespoke perfume maker, which has made its name serving royalty, socialites and celebrities for almost half a century, has now created 50 unique, artisanal scents

STYLE Edit: Which fragrance from Henry Jacques’ luxury Classiques collection will you choose?
Alibaba invests US$145 million in Chinese women’s football after Fifa Women’s World Cup showing

Move backed by charitable foundations of Jack Ma and Joe Tsai is welcomed by CFA

7 Jul 2019 - 6:07PM

Move backed by charitable foundations of Jack Ma and Joe Tsai is welcomed by CFA

Alibaba invests US$145 million in Chinese women’s football after Fifa Women’s World Cup showing
5 luxurious wellness and spa destinations to unwind at in Southeast Asia

Demand for relaxing, revitalising retreats in region is booming with The Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar all offering enticing packages and activities

7 Jul 2019 - 2:00AM

Demand for relaxing, revitalising retreats in region is booming with The Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar all offering enticing packages and activities

5 luxurious wellness and spa destinations to unwind at in Southeast Asia
Win lunch for 2 at Tosca di Angelo, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

Chef Angelo’s famous risotto acquerello is just one of the indulgent Mediterranean ‘Weekend by the Sea’ dishes to enjoy at the Michelin-starred Tosca di Angelo at the Ritz-Carlton

5 Jul 2019 - 10:23AM

Chef Angelo’s famous risotto acquerello is just one of the indulgent Mediterranean ‘Weekend by the Sea’ dishes to enjoy at the Michelin-starred Tosca di Angelo at the Ritz-Carlton

Win lunch for 2 at Tosca di Angelo, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
STYLE Edit: Gucci’s Cruise 2020 collection takes inspiration from togas, medieval art – and Mickey Mouse

Alessandro Michele, creative director of the luxury fashion and leather goods brand, stages Roman-themed show in Italian capital’s historic Capitoline Museum

26 Jun 2019 - 9:00AM

Alessandro Michele, creative director of the luxury fashion and leather goods brand, stages Roman-themed show in Italian capital’s historic Capitoline Museum

STYLE Edit: Gucci’s Cruise 2020 collection takes inspiration from togas, medieval art – and Mickey Mouse
STYLE Edit: Gucci promises US$1.8 million to preserve historic cliff used in ancient Rome’s executions

Move is part of Italian fashion brand’s conservation efforts, with Alessandro Michele, its creative director, often paying homage to classical cultures in his annual Cruise shows

25 Jun 2019 - 10:25AM

Move is part of Italian fashion brand’s conservation efforts, with Alessandro Michele, its creative director, often paying homage to classical cultures in his annual Cruise shows

STYLE Edit: Gucci promises US$1.8 million to preserve historic cliff used in ancient Rome’s executions
STYLE Edit: Gucci’s Hong Kong Wall Art highlights luxury Italian fashion brand’s Pre-Fall 2019 campaign

Mural on side of building in Lan Kwai Fong Central, features ruins of ancient temples of Selinunte in Sicily – the setting for creative director Alessandro Michele’s new collection

24 Jun 2019 - 12:00PM

Mural on side of building in Lan Kwai Fong Central, features ruins of ancient temples of Selinunte in Sicily – the setting for creative director Alessandro Michele’s new collection

STYLE Edit: Gucci’s Hong Kong Wall Art highlights luxury Italian fashion brand’s Pre-Fall 2019 campaign
STYLE Edit: Graff collection is inspired by threads which help to bind us all together

The ‘threads’ are artfully strung together to create a delicate and effortless look, that is modern yet timeless

24 Jun 2019 - 11:00AM

The ‘threads’ are artfully strung together to create a delicate and effortless look, that is modern yet timeless

STYLE Edit: Graff collection is inspired by threads which help to bind us all together
STYLE Edit: How travel brought LeBron James and Rimowa together

The Los Angeles Lakers player discusses ‘purposeful travel’ and his experience as one of three icons to feature in Rimowa’s ‘Never Still’ campaign films

26 Jun 2019 - 12:32PM

The Los Angeles Lakers player discusses ‘purposeful travel’ and his experience as one of three icons to feature in Rimowa’s ‘Never Still’ campaign films

STYLE Edit: How travel brought LeBron James and Rimowa together
Xu Xiaodong wants to countersue tai chi ‘grandmaster’ in Australian court by pursuing citizenship

‘Mad Dog’ is looking for someone to sponsor him to become an Australian citizen so he can bring a case there against Chen Xiaowang, who successfully sued him in China

23 Jun 2019 - 6:29PM

‘Mad Dog’ is looking for someone to sponsor him to become an Australian citizen so he can bring a case there against Chen Xiaowang, who successfully sued him in China

Xu Xiaodong wants to countersue tai chi ‘grandmaster’ in Australian court by pursuing citizenship
Second Hong Kong full-moon party apparently cancelled after Fyre Festival-like fiasco at first Shek O beach event

Full Moon Party Vol 2 deleted from social media after first one last weekend, where DJ used portable speakers and free drinks meant two cheap beers; revellers who paid HK$550 likened it to infamous Fyre Festival.

21 Jun 2019 - 3:14PM

Full Moon Party Vol 2 deleted from social media after first one last weekend, where DJ used portable speakers and free drinks meant two cheap beers; revellers who paid HK$550 likened it to infamous Fyre Festival.

Second Hong Kong full-moon party apparently cancelled after Fyre Festival-like fiasco at first Shek O beach event
STYLE Edit: Chanel celebrates iconic J12 diving watch’s 20th anniversary with new movement

The French luxury brand’s black or white ceramic timepiece looks largely unchanged, but now has an impressive Calibre 12.1, self-winding movement

21 Jun 2019 - 2:29PM

The French luxury brand’s black or white ceramic timepiece looks largely unchanged, but now has an impressive Calibre 12.1, self-winding movement

STYLE Edit: Chanel celebrates iconic J12 diving watch’s 20th anniversary with new movement
Where are the 6 best remote getaways in Southeast Asia?

From stunning beaches and elephant sanctuaries to adventurous underwater activities, much of the region’s beauty has yet to be discovered

20 Jun 2019 - 11:46AM

From stunning beaches and elephant sanctuaries to adventurous underwater activities, much of the region’s beauty has yet to be discovered

Where are the 6 best remote getaways in Southeast Asia?
How disastrous Fyre Festival was repeated in Hong Kong with Shek O ‘Full Moon Party’ fiasco

Luxnetworking organised event in Shek O promoted as a beach dance party and charged up to HK$550 a head. Attendees were disappointed to find the ‘Full Moon Party’ was a barbecue with small portable speakers on a plastic table on the sand.

21 Jun 2019 - 12:15PM

Luxnetworking organised event in Shek O promoted as a beach dance party and charged up to HK$550 a head. Attendees were disappointed to find the ‘Full Moon Party’ was a barbecue with small portable speakers on a plastic table on the sand.

How disastrous Fyre Festival was repeated in Hong Kong with Shek O ‘Full Moon Party’ fiasco
STYLE Edit: Why Anthony Vaccarello’s Saint Laurent bags are the next fashion must-haves

French luxury brand’s creative director adds ‘vintage’ look to everyday autumn/winter 2019 Monogram Saint Laurent All Over designs in monogrammed beige canvas

18 Jun 2019 - 9:00AM

French luxury brand’s creative director adds ‘vintage’ look to everyday autumn/winter 2019 Monogram Saint Laurent All Over designs in monogrammed beige canvas

STYLE Edit: Why Anthony Vaccarello’s Saint Laurent bags are the next fashion must-haves
STYLE Edit: Saint Laurent Kiki pumps evoke the fearless ‘80s spirit

The new Saint Laurent Kiki pumps evoke the fearless ‘80s spirit and the Pre-Fall 2019 collection showcased the pumps with even more indulgent neon hues

17 Jun 2019 - 9:00AM

The new Saint Laurent Kiki pumps evoke the fearless ‘80s spirit and the Pre-Fall 2019 collection showcased the pumps with even more indulgent neon hues

STYLE Edit: Saint Laurent Kiki pumps evoke the fearless ‘80s spirit
Macau players slam FA after officials pull out of World Cup qualifier in Sri Lanka citing safety
STYLE Edit: how Hermès’ Enchaînements Libres jewellery ‘liberates’ women

The French high fashion maison – with its origins as harness maker – creates a stunning collection of 29 different interconnecting chains

10 Jun 2019 - 10:41AM

The French high fashion maison – with its origins as harness maker – creates a stunning collection of 29 different interconnecting chains

STYLE Edit: how Hermès’ Enchaînements Libres jewellery ‘liberates’ women
BTS World mobile game release date set for June 26, giving fans chance to manage K-pop stars to success

Release date had been eagerly awaited by BTS fans since the mobile game was announced early last year. In the game, players act as managers of BTS and must collect various cards to unlock content and guide them to greatness.

6 Jun 2019 - 4:02AM

Release date had been eagerly awaited by BTS fans since the mobile game was announced early last year. In the game, players act as managers of BTS and must collect various cards to unlock content and guide them to greatness.

BTS World mobile game release date set for June 26, giving fans chance to manage K-pop stars to success
STYLE Edit: Angelo Agliano takes over as director of Tosca at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

The Sicilian chef is ideally suited for the Italian fine-dining restaurant, which offers panoramic views from the 102nd floor of the world’s highest hotel

4 Jun 2019 - 9:00AM

The Sicilian chef is ideally suited for the Italian fine-dining restaurant, which offers panoramic views from the 102nd floor of the world’s highest hotel

STYLE Edit: Angelo Agliano takes over as director of Tosca at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
STYLE Edit: Roger Dubuis evokes spirit of Zaha Hadid with Excalibur Huracán Performante

Visionary watchmaker affirms its position in pantheon of haute horology at landmark Macau event

31 May 2019 - 9:00AM

Visionary watchmaker affirms its position in pantheon of haute horology at landmark Macau event

STYLE Edit: Roger Dubuis evokes spirit of Zaha Hadid with Excalibur Huracán Performante
Goo Hara, K-pop star in suspected suicide bid, sorry for ‘causing concerns’, vows: ‘I will steel my heart’

‘From now on, I will steel my heart and try to show up healthy,’ says singer in apology for ‘causing concerns’; Goo’s ex-boyfriend is accused of assaulting and blackmailing her. Manager had found 28-year-old unconscious.

28 May 2019 - 5:31PM

‘From now on, I will steel my heart and try to show up healthy,’ says singer in apology for ‘causing concerns’; Goo’s ex-boyfriend is accused of assaulting and blackmailing her. Manager had found 28-year-old unconscious.

Goo Hara, K-pop star in suspected suicide bid, sorry for ‘causing concerns’, vows: ‘I will steel my heart’
STYLE Edit: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas party at Cannes Film Festival’s Chopard Love Night

Lavish, celebrity-packed event, hosted by the luxury Swiss watchmaker-jeweller, features a sultry stage act by Dita von Teese and concert by singing superstar Mariah Carey

24 May 2019 - 4:00PM

Lavish, celebrity-packed event, hosted by the luxury Swiss watchmaker-jeweller, features a sultry stage act by Dita von Teese and concert by singing superstar Mariah Carey

STYLE Edit: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas party at Cannes Film Festival’s Chopard Love Night
Frenchman Felix Dorfin’s death sentence adds to list of foreigners who have felt full force of Indonesia’s strict drug laws

Felix Dorfin’s conviction adds to a growing number of overseas nationals executed or consigned to death row.

21 May 2019 - 6:49PM

Felix Dorfin’s conviction adds to a growing number of overseas nationals executed or consigned to death row.

Frenchman Felix Dorfin’s death sentence adds to list of foreigners who have felt full force of Indonesia’s strict drug laws
Fake jobseekers recruited through WeChat to make work fair at Grand Hyatt hotel in Hong Kong look more popular

The fake job hunters were deployed to boost numbers at the Hong Kong event, which was organised by the government of a mainland city

19 May 2019 - 10:01AM

The fake job hunters were deployed to boost numbers at the Hong Kong event, which was organised by the government of a mainland city

Fake jobseekers recruited through WeChat to make work fair at Grand Hyatt hotel in Hong Kong look more popular