Sophie Stevens’ loves watching her designs come down the catwalk at the awards. This design won runner-up in the nightlife section last year. Photos: supplied On the eve of the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards, Brittany Pooley talks to local fashion student Sophie Stevens as she prepares to hit the catwalk for the fourth time in Read More →

DeGem Eternity Diamond Bracelet. DIAMOND fans should not miss the DeGem Diamond Fest ongoing in Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang, until Sunday, The regional luxury jeweller is showcasing a glittering selection of pieces including over 100 GIA-certified items at attractive prices. The range includes collections from two international brands, Lazare and Forevermark, for whom DeGem is Read More →

Marie Antoinette’s personal collection of pearls is set to go under the hammer in a landmark jewellery sale. The remarkable items, which were smuggled out of France during the Revolution, are being offered for sale as part of a $5million catalogue of royal jewels being put up for auction at Sotheby’s, Geneva, later this year. According to Read More →

Spritzing on a warm, heady fragrance in the summer feels like wearing tight black jeans and a turtleneck to the beach in the middle of July: stifling, sweltering, deeply and profoundly wrong. Strong woody notes stew in the hot sun; musks start to smell less like having hot sex on clean sheets and more like the sweaty balls they’re named for. Summer Read More →

Directors of some of the Britain’s biggest companies were busy buying shares yesterday, even as the market was climbing towards a fresh record high. Two independent directors at Burberry, for example, were either taking an opening position in the luxury brands retailer or adding to their holding. Jeremy Darroch, chief executive of Sky and Burberry’s senior Read More →

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