Head turning The late Gianni Versace once said, "Give Philip [Treacy] a needle and thread and he writes a poem, give Philip a feather and he writes a song." With 66 of the Irishman's designs worn by guests at the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, it's fair to say that few other milliners have achieved the same level of fame. Our all-time favourites include the orange beret in velour with flower "explosion" (above left; HK$31,280), the red cloche with violet details (above right; HK$9,880) and the charming purple velour number (above centre; HK$10,480). Philip Treacy is in Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon.


Resistance is futile We've come a long way from our adolescent years, when we sported oddly coloured hair and questionable fashion choices. Now it's time for the grown-up rebel to shine and all that requires is a few standout jewellery pieces, such as those from cool French label Isabel Marant. We're smitten with the gold-plated cotton and bead necklace (above left; HK$2,280), gold-plated resin cuff (top right; HK$7,690) and gold-plated, horn and bone earrings (above right; HK$2,990). Isabel Marant is available at net-a-porter.com.


Chic to chic Sleek, elegant and rich is how we'd describe Escada's latest collection. Our shopping list includes the black and white jumpsuit (above right; HK$11,900), the red woven coat (HK$23,900) and matching dress (HK$11,900; both above centre) and the silver foiled print coat (above left; HK$20,900). Escada is in the Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4 Des Voeux Road Central.