After the storm comes the time to have fun

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am


It takes a lot to stop the party pack from having a good time, but a T10 signal might do the trick. So as soon as Typhoon Vicente swept out of Hong Kong, fun was back on the itinerary.

Guests partied up quite a storm on Tuesday to celebrate the opening of Max Mara's largest Hong Kong store, in Central's St George's Building.

The celebrations began in the afternoon, when the Italian fashion brand's chairman, Luigi Maramotti, was joined by celebrity guests Kelly Chen Wai-lam, Cherie Chung Chor-hung and Coco Lee for a lion eye-dotting ceremony.

The trio excitedly checked out the brand's limited-edition Margaux bag and signature cashmere jacket. But they still appeared to be a bit anxious in the aftermath of the typhoon.

Chen said she hardly slept the night before and rose at 6am, fearing her windows had been broken. Chung, however, said she was worried that her flower pots had been smashed.

After the grand opening, the evening celebrations were held at Shaw Studios in Tseung Kwan O, with VIPs including Olympic diver Guo Jingjing, model Lynn Xiong Dailin, interior designer Candice Chan and businessman Leonard Chao joining the party.

The organisers truly deserved the free-flowing champagne. They must have been relieved that the typhoon blew through a day earlier.