November 2011

— November 30, 2011 —

dynamic duo

Richard Nicoll and Kylie Minogue, it's a match made in heaven. Kylie's petite yet voluptuous figure carries Nicoll's Spring 2012 collection with inspiring aplomb; the peekaboo gowns work wonderfully with Kylie's sexy-but-cute persona, and his Linder Sterling printed pieces undoubtedly appeal to Kylie's well-documented playful side. Nicoll is a master at playing with juxtapositions - sultry yet conservative, eye-catching yet unassuming, colourful yet neutral - these are all themes that Richard plays with season after season, so Kylie's ever-changing personality works wonderfully with Nicoll's ever-changing mood. One thing always remains consistent, however, is Richard's eye for sophistication and class; two things that Minogue has built her musical empire on ever since she started, years and years ago. We hope to see many more collaborations between this dynamic duo in the future!


Minogue arrives at the ARIA Awards 2011 red carpet, looking stunning in a sheer Richard Nicoll Spring 2012 gown.

The gown on Richard Nicoll's Spring 2012 runway.


Kylie hits the town in a casual Linder Sterling-print Richard Nicoll shirt dress.

Nicoll and Sterling have collaborated on several collections so far to rave reviews from both critics and retailers.

Richard Nicoll is available in Hong Kong at I.T, Liger & Maria Luisa

— November 29, 2011 —

les artistes profile: boris burgess

Our second burgeoning online media mogul is Boris Burgess, founder of HKHQ.tv. Boris started his film career at the mere age of twelve; from the moment he picked up a camera, he knew that film was what he was meant to do. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Boris studied Media & Communications at the University of New South Wales, while simultaneously producing, directing and editing award-winning short films for film festivals such as the Sydney Underground Film Festival and the Dungog International Film Festival. Boris Burgess moved to Hong Kong at the beginning of 2010 to pursue a full-time career in film, founding Mediam Rare, a full-service film production house specialising in promotional videos. His newest project, HKHQ.tv is Hong Kong's freshest online channel for fashion, arts and lifestyle videos; HKHQ.tv has quickly become known for its sophisticated aesthetic and in-depth look into the behind-the-scenes action of the city's creative industries.

Boris Burgess wears a jacket from Pal Zileri and a shirt, pocket square and scarf from a selection at The Armoury.

Boris Burgess wears a jacket from Pal Zileri and a shirt, pocket square and scarf from a selection at The Armoury.

POPBEE wears a dress from Twenty8Twelve & cuffs and a necklace from Lucy Hutchings.

Two learn more about these two online media gurus, visit their websites:
HKHQ.tv
POPBEE

Our Les Artistes series was photographed by international photographer,Daniel Garrigaand produced by Elite Photography.

— November 29, 2011 —

les artistes profile: popbee

In today's Les Artistes profiles, we bring you two media moguls transforming the landscape of online entertainment. First up? POPBEE,one of Hong Kong's first online magazines, established in 2008, broadcasting the most up-to-date fashion, beauty and shopping news to its readers. Originally launched as a personal style blog by its founder, Janice Lee,POPBEEhas evolved into a growing full-blown online fashion community. POPBEEcovers all aspects of fashion and culture with contributors from all over Asia, including Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. POPBEEbrings a sense of accessibility to its readers by reporting on topics in a relatable and conversational manner; features include industry insider interviews, reviews on local 'hot spots', personal style posts,shopping dealsand more.


Janice from POPBEE wears a Twenty8Twelve dress and Lucy Hutchings cuffs & necklace.


Janice from POPBEE wears a Twenty8Twelve dress, Lucy Hutchings cuffs & necklace and Christian Louboutin shoes.

Our Les Artistes series was photographed by international photographer,Daniel Garrigaand produced by Elite Photography.

— November 28, 2011 —

north korea's first taste of luxury

It's baby's first taste of luxury! North Korea's dictatorial communist regime has recently loosened its restraints on certain categories of foreign imports: namely, luxury goods. North Korea has just opened its first 'luxury store' in the capital city of Pyongyang last week, carrying brands such as Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana, giving North Koreans their first taste of access to the rapidly expanding luxury consumer market. Despite the widely poverty-stricken population, elite members of the Communist Party and close friends of leader Kim Jong-il are reportedly big-spenders at luxury stores and hotels in nearby China. With the luxury sector in China booming at a rate far faster than the rest of the world, companies such as LVMH and the Gucci Group will surely see this new luxury store in North Korea as an interesting new emerging market. Can't wait to see what happens next!

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