— April 30, 2014 —
Hong Kong's shopping scene just got even more exciting with the opening of the first stand-alone Charlotte Olympia store at The Landmark. Proving again the love from major designers and brands for our style-conscious and fashionable shopper community out here in Asia.
Exuding every bit of her iconic old Hollywood glamour, designer Charlotte Olympia Dellal, who flew in for the occasion, made a strong style statement in her perfectly coiffed hair, a scrumptious black velvet cheongsam paired with her very own platform sandals and a red lantern bag adorned with silk tassels.
Fashionistas Cara G and Kathy Chow perfectly accessorized in Charlotte Olympia's designs with the designer herself at the opening cocktail
The 900 square feet store features a wide range of Charlotte Olympia's most signature styles from variations of the iconic platform pumps to the ever-so-popular kitty slippers in an array of new colors and material. What stands out most however, is the latest Pre-Fall '14 collection titled Eye-Spy, featuring sexy and flirtatious designs that will get your heart racing. From thigh-high lace-up boots and seductive pumps with quirky heel designs to fetish clutches with handcuff handle and zipper details, this collection is certainly not made for the faint-hearted and we LOVE it!
Some of our favourites from the latest Pre-Fall '14 Charlotte Olympia collection
— April 28, 2014 —
Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow has come and gone but her wardrobe choices have left a lingering impression, especially the 2 sheer looks she appeared in during her short stay in Hong Kong promoting her cookbook It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great. Whether her cookbook recipes are delicious or easy are besides the point as the 41-year-old actress is looking good and probably feeling great too (because why wouldn't you when you look this good?!)
While it may take more than a few gym session coupled with well disciplined healthy eating to get your body all toned up like Gwyneth, we are more than ready to embrace the sheer frenzy that the actress has brought on! The trend is actually a lot easier to wear than most may think. Take inspiration from some of our favourite streetstyles and key pieces from the season!
Gwyneth Paltrow in a black lace sheer number by Michael Kors (left) and grey sheer lace panel dress by Huishan Zhang (right)
Colors and texture add a playful edge to sheer for day
Sophistication is the word with sleek black and white sheer that work just as well for day and night; step into some killer heels and you're cocktail ready!
Nothing like a sheer top to inject style and personality into an outfit. (Note that what you wear underneath is just as important so be sure to gear up on pretty undergarments too!)
(From Left) Sheer houndstooth romper and a layered sheer dress by Richard Nicoll; Sheer layering as seen in 2 looks from the Chalayan runway
(from left): 2 different interpretation of the uber sexy embellished sheer pencil skirt from No. 21; polka dot white jumpsuit by sass & bide; sheer shift dress by stylestalker
— April 25, 2014 —
The Sophia Webster™ for J.Crew collection that many of us have been drooling over since its debut at New York Fashion Week are finally available! Featuring some of the British designer's signature styles and silhouettes in exclusive colors, fabrics and prints that are oh-so-perfect for the season, the collection is a total must-have for those who are into stylish heels with major personality and a touch of whimsical quirkiness.
Sophia Webster™ for J.Crew - Anneka Pumps & Finn Pumps
Sophia Webster™ for J.Crew - Nicole pumps & Poppy Pumps
— April 7, 2014 —
Electric sekki. have recently added Ellery to our growing brand portfolio and we had the pleasure of sitting down with the designer, Kym Ellery, of the cult favourite brand on her two-day stopover in Hong Kong. Incredibly busy, she was on her way back to her native Australia to present a special new evening dress collection at Sydney Fashion Week on Monday night. There’s no rest for the wicked!
Upon meeting Kym, she has a beautiful aura that attracts you to her warm and friendly personality. Kym talks of excitement of the debut of Ellery’s Spring Summer 14 Collection in Paris last September, “It is an amazing journey and something I have always endeavored to work the brand toward and to show the collection continually. The crazy experience of showing in Paris was overwhelmed with my feeling of accomplishment and achievement!”
Ellery Fall Winter 2014
Before starting her own label, Kym worked at Russh Magazine for 4 years as an integral part of their creative team. Kym explains that making the transition from publication to commerce taught her a lot and the experience in media has helped tremendously in her path to becoming a designer and creating a brand. “It was an invaluable experience, I learnt how things operated and were interconnected, what everyone’s roles in the industry were and made great, supportive friends.” It is here Kym worked incredibly hard, leaving the development of her line in the evening and early mornings. “That’s what I would say to aspiring designers, you have to work hard and be invested, it’s a lifestyle, not a job!”
Ellery Fall Winter 2014
Each collection Ellery creates has a fresh perspective and different inspirations are obvious for each season. For her upcoming Fall Winter collection, Ellery explains she was inspired by the ancient religion of Zoroastrian, and the themes of light and tradition. Paisley has been re-interpreted into artful prints “the shape becomes a three dimensional object” with hues of blue highlighting the netural palette.
Ellery explains her “background is art and I was enrolled to do architecture and pulled out to study fashion but still architecturally inspired", this Fall season the volume of the garments move around the body coming out from the hips but still give a very close shape.
The beautiful table setting for the Ellery Private Dinner at Mott32
Kym caught up with the Lane Crawford Merchandising team - Lianna Man& Kelly Wong
Blogger Charlotte Chen in a beautiful Ellery dress with Girl about Town and RestauranteurLindsay Jang
Giusi Genzano, Kym Ellery & Electric sekki CEO Peter Solomon
Ellery channels her creativity into her namesake collection, which blends tailored, architectural silhouettes with colourful, graphic prints and a tomboy-femme aesthetic with her love of structured, fashion-forward cuts. Ellery’s Spring Summer collection is available now at Lane Crawford.