Six hot Hong Kong fashion and beauty events to put in your diary – from Charlotte Tilbury exhibition to Lush workshops
Whether you want to take part in a eco-friendly soap workshop, join a handmade jewellery class, visit a make-up exhibition or learn to make a silver ring, there is an event for you in Hong Kong during the next month
Whether you’re looking for make-up inspiration from Charlotte Tilbury, want to get hands-on at green workshops by Lush, or fancy making your very own silver ring, then look no further, we have all your fashion and beauty needs covered.
Charlotte Tilbury on show
Lane Crawford in Central’s IFC Mall has been transformed into Charlotte’s Beauty Wonderland. Yes, that’s cosmetics queen Charlotte Tilbury we’re referring to. Her star product – Charlotte’s Magic Cream – is loved by celebs, vloggers and supermodels around the globe.
The exhibition is a celebration of the British cosmetics and skincare queen’s 26-year career.
Go along and dive into the photo archives of her most famous works, and don’t forget to get some selfies with the hot-lip sofas and oversized lipsticks on show. The Beauty Wonderland heads to Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsuifrom April 30 until May 6.
For 10 days, the Conscious Collective will promote events focused on sustainability to help consumers make conscious lifestyle decisions. From April 27 to May 6, the event will present a line-up of workshops and seminars, bringing together 75 industry partners, sponsors and brandsto connect with consumers.
Lightstage, 218 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan, tel: 6448 0712. https://www.facebook.com/wearetccasia/
Local talent gathers at PMQ
If you’re curious about the state of the local fashion industry, you should go along to pop-up 23 Senses at PMQ in Central. Organised by local fashion website Fashionally.com, the event features 23 local labels. Brands including S.F.Z. Sons – a collaboration between Sonic Lam and street-artist Start From Zero; YMDH by footwear designer Jason Lee; and YLY Studio, run by design duo Matt Hui and Lilian Tsang will be launching their designs.
23 Senses pop-up event, April 27 to May 20. PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St, Central. For more information: facebook.com/fashionally/?fref=nf
Lush has you covered
Lush has impressive green credentials. It’s one of the few all natural cosmetic brands (its products are 100 per cent vegetarian) and it doesn’t buy from companies that carry out, fund or commission animal testing. In fact, they test their products on human volunteers before they’re sold to the public.
Carrying on with this theme, the company ishosting Lush Live Central on May 12-13, an event where the public can learn more about and debate topics including humanand animal rights, and the environment.
There will also be handmade soap workshops on site. Limited charity items will be on sale with proceeds donated to the brand’s charity partners.
PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St, Central. For more information: hk.lush.com/products/lush-live-central-12-may
Lord of the silver rings
Nothing sounds better than being able to say, “Oh thank you, I made that myself”. And if jewellery making is your thing then this silver ring-making course by contemporary jewellery studio Obellery is for you.
The course provides six templates to choose from, and each style comes with a different silversmithing technique to learn. Toolsare provided.
Obellery, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St, Central. HK$800 per person (five grams of silver is provided). For more information: www.obellery.com/silverringjewelleryworkshop/
Double Mother’s Day happiness
Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May and while there’s a lot going on around the city, we can’t stop thinking about Vive Cake Boutique’s afternoon treat special, Like Mother Like Daughter. The cake shop has partnered with brow experts Benefit Cosmetics to dish up a variety of sweet and savoury delicacies.
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Available from May 1 to 31. 1.30pm to 6.30pm (Thursdays to Sundays and public holidays) HK$598 for two/ HK$328 for one.
1/F, H Queens, 80 Queen’s Rd, Central, tel: 9602 2869
B/F, 200 Lee Tung St, Wan Chai, tel: 5111 4895