Self-raising flowers With the holiday party season now upon us, we recommend you dress the part with the latest fun and flirtatious shoes from Dolce & Gabbana. End the year on a high note with the floral-print brocade Mary Jane (left; HK$11,250), rose-embellished satin sandal (above right; HK$10,710) and the lace and mesh peep-toe ankle boot (above left; HK$6,895). Dolce & Gabbana is available at

Outside the box Add some sparkle this Christmas with clutches from Fiona Kotur. Created using the ancient cloisonné technique, favourites include the Empire Bacall (above left; HK$5,600), Empire Levin (top; HK$6,950) and Empire Merrick (above right; HK$7,750). Kotur is available at Sogo, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Extra padding If there's one thing Russians do extremely well, it's dealing with the freezing cold. Sadly, this is not the case with Hongkongers, who whip out their puffy jackets at the first sign of autumn. Take a cue from the latest Moncler X Erdem collaboration, inspired by the imperial Russian family. On our wish list are the padded coat (above centre; HK$17,800), the reversible padded jacket (above right; HK$15,650) and the grey coat with shearling collar (above left; HK$24,050). Moncler X Erdem is available at Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, Central.