On August 25th, my very cool auntie friend, my ex-boss Olivia Lee-Davies, took me to see the Mugler Autumn/Winter 2011 fashion show and party. I was so excited to meet Mugler’s muse of the moment, Rick Genest, a.k.a. Zombie Boy – just look at the blurry photos, our hands were shaking like mad!! Haha! (If you don’t know who Rick Genest is, have a look at these links: http://speedballzee.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/rick-genest-is-way-hotter-as-a-zombie/ or http://vipblog.orientalsunday.hk/yukilo/?p=5262 for some cool videos.) Equally exciting, was a chance to meet the fashion house’s creative director Nicola Formichetti, who is the stylist for Lady Gaga, and designers Romain Kremer and Sebastien Peigne. The evening began with an in-store cocktail at the Joyce Boutique in Central where the latest collection of the brand is being displayed, followed by a hot and steamy fashion show and party at the Western Market. My brother and sister and many of my blogger friends were there. We had so much fun! Take a look at the photos.
The Gucci Autumn/Winter fashion show is always the most anticipated fashion event of the year here in Hong Kong, and this year there’s no exception. From worrying over the weather to figuring out what to wear, and holding up our hunger for days in advance so that we can squeeze in our size six dresses, and hopefully, weigh a little less on our six-inch stilettos, plus the facials, the manicures and the massages – this party is huge and the invitations are the most exclusive ones to come by. Luckily for me, mizzshopaholic was on the front row with my ‘auntie’ friends, my ex-boss at Hong Kong Tatler Magazine, former PR Director, Olivia Lee-Davies and, PR guru, Lelia Chow, for this year’s fashion show which took place on August 19th at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. I love hanging out with my boss, I gotta tell you! We’ve become great friends since we worked together, we laugh and make jokes, she gives me valuable advices, and I have great respect for her. If you can imagine, our relationship is somewhat like Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway in Devil Wears Prada, the good part after the ending that is… but amongst us colleagues, we always thought she looks like Wilhelmina Slater in Ugly Betty - after all, they’ve got the same hot body. Haha! You gotta love her! Another ‘auntie’ that I love to see is Auntie Mimi Tang, Gucci’s Asia Pacific CEO, who is going to be a grandmother in November to a baby boy. How exciting?! I’ve known her since I was 14 years old because her sons and I went to the same high school. As we caught up with her for photo-takings, she told us that there will be a surprise during the night’s fashion show which got us all curious and excited. What it was at the end, as we were all left a bit clueless after the show, was the special appearance of Cecilia Cheung. Okay, hmm… no comment on that but I was surprised for sure! The audience were left in awe as we watched the actress walked up and down the runway which brought a moment of silence to the room. Somehow it was painful to watch her and she carried such a sad face. If you don’t know what’s so controversial about her, you’ll have to find out elsewhere as this blog is not for this kind of gossip. Enough said, all in all the show was exceptional. I’m head over heels for those beautiful and dramatic chiffon maxi-dresses and I’m liking the vibrant 70′s flavour with an array of brilliantly coloured fur collars and fur coats. Sources also say that the two video panels on the side of the venue costed over HK$2,000,000 for one night. Now, that’s my kinda party!
I know it’s pointless to keep apologizing on my blog post for being late, so I promise that I will try my best to post these events on a more timely fashion like my fellow blogger friends. Now… get ready for a week of events, all the biggest and hottest fashion shows in town. Starting with the Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2011 fashion presentation and party that took place on August 18th at The Landmark Atrium. This season, Marc Jacobs takes a new turn from his Spring/Summer 2011 boxy outlines and gives this collection body hugging silhouettes with fitted mid-length skirts and tailored coats – there was also an abundance use of polka-dots too. Making a clever use of the brand’s shop location on the second floor, the set of escalators near the shop were incorporated into the fashion show as part of the runway for the models – giving the audience a nice surprise. I’ve been to many parties and fashion shows that took place here but this was the first time that I’ve seen it done this way. It was awesome! Oh, and I love the mini bite size meringues, please keep them coming!!
The Tory Burch Fall/Winter 2011 fashion presentation and party was hosted on May 13, 2011, at the grand ballroom of the Four Seasons Hong Kong to celebrate the launch of the US label in greater China. My girlfriends and I were already thrilled about a party at the Four Seasons, but better yet, the invitation says Tory Burch will actually be there in person to host the party. Making an extra effort was my friend Rosa who had called me up that afternoon to tell me about the outfit she had put together after researching on Tory’s blog (which is extremely good by the way, do check it out). After I heard that she’ll be wearing a pair of green maxi trousers, I dropped the idea of wearing my red lace babydoll dress, thinking we’d look too christmassy next to each other, and opted for a blue and orange colour blocking option. My friends and I don’t often make an effort to match our outfits, but when we do, it’s super fun to see in the photos, so that’s why I’m sharing it with you all. (Hopefully Rosa wouldn’t mind, I forgot to ask for her permission!) We got even more excited once we arrived and saw that the venue was completely decked out in the brand’s signature orange colour too, from the lounge sofas to the lacquered coffee tables and bars. What great backdrop they make for our outfits we thought! Everything felt so upscale and the music spun by DJ Cassidy got us into the mood. We were all expecting to see Tory walk down the runway after the show had finished, but she was nowhere in sight. Luckily, we saw her by the entrance just before we left. When we asked for a photo, she did not hesitate for a second and welcomed us with opened arms. The three of us exchanged a causal conversation and Tory was absolutely charming, friendly and warm in person, so I thought – if her shoes and handbags did not win my heart before, her charisma certainly did.