1. Men’s cardigan, Ted Baker, $1,150
2. Leather jacket, Miss Sixty, $2,690
3. Striped scarf, Agnes B., $790
4. Odeon clutch, Babe, $3,300
5. Peep-toe ankle boots, Pedder Red, $995
Brighten up cool fall days with a splash of red.
We love a local brand done good. Since 2009, DYOS (Design Your Own Shoes) in Causeway Bay has been the ultimate go-to for custom made yet affordable wedding and occasion shoes. Buoyed by its success, the label has now expanded to include Avenues, offering ready-to-wear shoes and boots for all occasions, designed by their team right here in Hong Kong. Take a look at the versatile yet stylish line of footwear and accessories, or order a custom-made pair of heels at their DYOS counter in the back. Prices are surprisingly reasonable, with a pair of patent heels starting at $795.
New shoe store opening in Central.
HK Magazine: What’s your background?
Nassim Asgari: I am half-Austrian and half-Iranian, two completely different cultures. I like to think that my designs are like me and reflective of this mix of cultures. There’s a lot of mixing-and-matching in my designs, which is why I love Hong Kong so much, because you meet so many people from different parts of the world.
Known for her elegant gown and jewellery collections, Nassim Asgari is one of the rising stars of the Asian fashion industry. She divides her time between London and Hong Kong, busily promoting her collections. Chris Wong catches up with her to talk about her love of fashion.
In the quest for the ever-elusive perfect shave, Philips has come
up with the SensoTouch 3D. Suitable for both wet and dry shaves, the movable heads closely follow the contours of your face and neck, reducing irritation and offering an incredibly smooth shave.
$2,298-$3,888 from Fortress, G/F, Yu Sung Boon Building,
107-111 Des Voeux Rd., Central, 2544-4385
Good old Marks and Sparks launched a surprisingly saucy new line of lingerie last week with an eye-popping artjamming event. We just can’t get enough of this candy-striped, lace-trimmed set—a treat everyone can afford at just $275 for the bra and $95 for the knickers.
Marks & Spencer, 1/F, Central Tower, 22-28 Queen’s Rd. Central, 2921-8323
Get preppy and pouty with Tommy Hilfiger’s Fall/Winter collection. The American label’s signature use of bold primary colors are combined with grownup silhouettes for a look that’s sleek but rather sultry.
Basement, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Rd. Central, 2525-8848
Aveda teams up with Hope For Women this season with seven limited edition gift sets created with the help of women artisans and indigenous people in Colombia. Each set comes with a free tagua hair nut band crafted in Bogota.
Bring hope to 400 families and 400 acres of rainforests in Colombia by supporting this venture that seeks to ensure fair wages and safe working conditions to workers.
The Holiday 2010 gift collection begins November 2010 for a limited time only.
The Marc Jacobs empire is expanding with a new flagship design store designed by Stephan Jaklitsch Architects (SJA), opening on Canton Road, November 1.
Get The Look
Rock Solid — Add some sparkle to your life with diamond and crystal embellishments.
Crystal embellished purse Beavaldes, Harvey Nichols, $28,000
Harvey Nichols The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Rd. Central, 3695-3388
Yes, it’s that time of the year again, when we put down our red pens, hold our calls and pass the decision-making over to our doting public, letting them cast their vote on what’s awesome and kick-ass in Hong Kong—and what sucks, too. We spent more than a month collecting questionnaire forms (honestly, who still posts them?) and collecting information from our online survey to present the best of the city, as voted for by our readers. The results are in, people. Read ‘em and weep.
Hong Kong’s best of the best, as voted for by you!