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Roger Vivier: Celebrating the legacy of the ‘Fabergé of Footwear’

HONG Kong actress Carina Lau wearing RV comma heel pumps and carrying Prismick bag

French shoe designer Roger Vivier belonged to my mother’s generation. Vivier designed shoes for Hollywood stars like Ava Gardner and Catherine Deneuve, and for royalty—Queen Elizabeth II tapped him to make her shoes for her coronation in 1953.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Made for walking

STUART Weitzman boots

Stuart Weitzman, a man well-known for his namesake brand of comfortable and classy shoes for women, has redesigned his flagship store along Via Sant’Andrea in Milan. Famed Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid worked on the curvy forms and futuristic look of the grand boutique, marrying design-forward interiors with Weitzman’s design-forward shoes.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Sport luxe for Spring-Summer 2014 at Gucci

METALLICS on prints

At Gucci, creative director Frida Giannini took “activewear essentials as a starting point” in her Spring-Summer 2014 collection. So you see maxi T-shirts in mesh, patterned elastic trim mixed with Lurex, jacquard, laminations and leather inlays. There were soft and flowy kimonos reminiscent almost of a boxer’s robes, paired with crisscross string bikini tops. The resulting look was sporty and suggestively sexy.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

My 5 best winged styles for 2013

THE STRUCTURED Fendi 2Jours tote for that polished look

The “bat wing” shape is not really a groundbreaking bag design; the shape was conceptualized as a shopping tote with extended sides or “wings,” popularized and made mainstream by Phoebe Philo with the Celine Luggage Tote.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Carolina Herrera: ‘It is diversity that makes fashion and style interesting’


In recent years, Singapore has become Southeast Asia’s favorite fashion hub, with global designers and fashion houses presenting their collections in the Lion City, the latest one being Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel.

Posted: June 14th, 2013 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Why Beyoncé, Scarlett Johansson, Victoria Beckham love these Swiss-made shoes

FLORALS for Spring 2013 at Steiger

“Never question a woman and her relationship with her shoes.” Whoever said this was certainly a wise one. Men love their cars, women love their shoes. So, men, never ask why women cannot do with just one pair of shoes.

Posted: March 1st, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What’s your lucky bag color for the Year of the Snake?


In this day and age, more people are still inclined to rely on amulets and lucky charms, daily zodiac horoscopes, and even card or palm readings to enhance their luck in matters of the heart, wealth and finances, and in their everyday lives.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery | Read More »

How Angèle Lancel made handbags indispensable to women


It’s not often one is given access to things of great historical value to a fashion house. So when I was invited to view the bag archives of one of the most prestigious French luxury maisons in Paris, I had to restrain myself from jumping with glee.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Louis Vuitton keeps fashion in check


By the time Marc Jacobs presented his Spring-Summer 2013 collection in New York, which consisted of stripes, bold lines and prints, fashion insiders had already predicted that he would be showing the same lines (no pun intended) for Louis Vuitton.

Posted: November 8th, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

New bags are a study in lightness–and light


Light.” Furla’s creative director Fabio Fusi answered in one word. I asked him what inspired him to create this season’s collection.

Posted: September 28th, 2012 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Phoebe Philo and the hit bags she has designed


Phoebe Philp is that “It” designer of “It” bags. I know she might cringe at being labeled that, but there is really no other way I can describe this bag visionary who has created the most popular bags over the last several years.

Posted: September 7th, 2012 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

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