I saw a photo of Selena Gomez wearing a cute bodysuit with a skirt and thought I might revisit the look I last wore as a teenager. What say you?
Body Conscious, Happy Valley
The Dictator rules: I say va-va-voom! If we're looking at the same photograph, then your inspiration comes from a T by Alexander Wang bodysuit in black stretch modal (HK$1,500; www.net-a-porter.com) with long sleeves and a lace-up neckline that plunges all the way to the bellybutton. For more affordable, sexy lace-up bodysuits, check out websites such as nastygal.com (HK$296 to HK$1,152). Surprisingly, even a traditional department store like Bloomingdale's stocks bodysuits by brands such as Aqua and Cotton Candy (HK$317 to HK$742; bloomingdales.com). Bodysuits are obviously having a comeback but try before you buy. A bodysuit can help achieve a neat, unrumpled finish, especially if cutouts are involved. However, it can also be unforgiving of lumps. Don't even attempt to pair it with a denim mini and thigh-high boots, as the 23-year-old ex-Disney star did. Try wide-legged trousers or jeans instead. Alix offers bodysuits in almost every style imaginable (HK$969 to HK$2,598; www.alixnyc.com), while Azzedine Alaia has an elegant sleeveless bodysuit with a square neckline and a thong closure in black or red fine knit (HK$8,300; Lane Crawford). At H&M, you'll find everything from basic tank bodysuits (HK$249) to a backless design with contrast colour ties at the waist (HK$349).
Last November, I managed to nab Kanye West's Yeezy trainers and have loved them since, but now I need a fresh pair. I've been looking since Christmas and found nothing. So, you'll understand how psyched I was to read about RiRi's new Puma collab! I need them! Do you know if I can find a pair in Hong Kong, or will I have to try online?
Well Trained, Sai Kung
The Dictator: Actually, no, I don't understand the global obsession with sports shoes. Ever since Nike's Air Jordans debuted in 1985, the frenzy has only grown. I may not comprehend the phenomenon, but I cannot deny the popularity of cult trainers, so here you go. It's true, pop star Rihanna has previously collaborated with Puma on shoes such as The Creeper, but those were interpretations of existing designs. The shoe you're pining for is called The Trainer, which comes under Rihanna's Fenty label for Puma. (Her full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, people.) At first glance, you might mistake it for a high-top, but that's because of the shoe's extra-long tongue. Available in monochrome black, red, or white, The Trainer is made with a breathable kind of neoprene and offers advanced movement, flexibility and comfort. Not that you care. Somehow, I imagine you'd wear them even if they were horribly uncomfortable. When we checked, there were still some available at the Puma store in Festival Walk (HK$1,480). Limited sizes and colours are also available at websites such as six02.com and madisonstyle.com.
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