EVENT Van Cleef & Arpels Pierres de Caractère Gala Dinner WHERE The Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt HAPPENINGS : Van Cleef & Arpels continues to dazzle with its annual Pierres de Caractère collections. This year, the legendary jewellery maison added a new chapter to the collection, entitled Pierres de Caractère - Variations. To celebrate, president and CEO Nicolas Bos hosted a special gala dinner during which the new collection was unveiled. VIP guests, including actresses Zhang Jingchu and Jennifer Tse, fashion designer Barney Cheng, and supermodels Bonnie Chen and Du Juan, enjoyed a meal specially created by three-Michelin-starred chef Emmanuel Renaut. I want to wear the entire collection and look in the mirror all day long. It’s gorgeous! CHIC CHAT with Bonnie Chen You look great tonight. Can you tell us about the jewellery you are wearing? It’s an interesting piece. I especially love the coral in this necklace. Do you have any jewellery styling tips? Less is more. To pull off complicated and expensive stones, you need to dress simply and elegantly. The colour [of your clothes] should not overwhelm your jewellery. How do you like Hong Kong? I used to work in Hong Kong before I went to New York. I’m familiar with the location, food and people. It’s almost like coming home. Tell us about your Christmas plans. I’m going to Thailand. I’ll be spending three days in Bangkok and three days in Koh Samui.