Fashion icon, influencer: Who is Hong Kong socialite Abby Choi?

Less than two weeks ago, Ms Abby Choi was on the cover of fashion and luxury lifestyle magazine L’Officiel Monaco, looking glamorous in a nude-coloured gown.

By Tuesday, the 28-year-old model had been reported missing. And on Friday, her headless body was found in a village house in Tai Po, a suburb in Hong Kong.

Ms Choi, who was a fashion icon and media personality, had made a name for herself as one of the most sought-after influencers in the industry.

She had a keen eye for style and an ability to mix and match pieces in ways that made her a trendsetter. With more than 84,000 followers on Instagram, Ms Choi had fans not only in Hong Kong, but also around the world.

She was a regular attendee of Paris Fashion Week and had been featured in numerous big-name magazines such as Elle, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Ms Choi was reportedly pictured with celebrities such as rapper and producer Pharrell Williams.

“I am a person who keeps absorbing inspiration and always tries new styles. Sometimes, I also try to dress up more extravagantly by mixing and combining different looks,” said Ms Choi in an interview with L’Officiel Monaco published earlier this month.

Born and bred in Hong Kong, she had a reported net worth of around HK$100 million (S$17.2 million) and hailed from a wealthy family with business dealings in China.

One of Ms Choi’s closest friends was Ms Moka Fang, the wife of Hong Kong singer-actor Aaron Kwok. Reports say Ms Choi and Ms Fang often spent time together shopping, travelling and attending parties.

In fact, Ms Choi was a regular at the Kwoks’ mansion, and was reported to have celebrated Mr Kwok’s birthday with his family and friends.

Ms Choi had two children with her former husband,

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Toronto is getting a new fashion and music festival next month

MODECANADAROCKS will be bringing Canadian music and fashion together into one big night this March.

The festival – held at Rebel –  will highlight some of the up and coming talent in Canada’s music and fashion scene, and is set to open with a red-carpet reception, followed by a night of live music, DJs and performances. 

The live performances of the night are set to be divided into three parts, with different focuses throughout each act – Of Art and Indigeneity, The Order of Canadian Style, and Black to the Future. 

Canadian musicians like Cody Coyote, Tyler Shaw and Savannah Ré will also be taking the stage throughout the night. Ari Hicks and Zeina are among some of the other artists performing, and the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance will also be in attendance.

You’ll also get the chance to grab some food, drinks, and browse around, as small local businesses will be setting up shop throughout the night. 

MODECANADAROCKS Fashion Music Festival will be held at 11 Polson Street on March 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Tickets range from $50 to $275, and are available on Eventbrite. Proceeds from the event will be donated to organizations supporting homeless youth in Ontario.

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Lagos designer creates zero-waste fashion brand

A Lagos-based fashion designer is producing zero-waste garments made out of doilies, duvets, sheets and textile waste as raw materials, using environmentally friendly techniques such as smock, embroidery and crochet.

Jéssica António, 28, handmakes fashion pieces in her studio in Praia da Luz. Some with fabrics she buys, others with material she receives from people and a second-hand shop in Lagos, which donates clothing that is too large or cannot be sold.

“Some pieces are 100% zero waste, made using techniques, such as ‘smock’, which is an English technique that I use in many of my pieces”, she says. It is a “very delicate” technique she learned in Denmark, in which a small manual machine with curved needles produces details for parts and accessories.

Using the name J-ANT – the ‘slow fashion’ brand Jessica began developing in 2020 – the designer sells pieces on her website and international platforms. Her clients are mostly foreigners, American or Japanese, or residents in Portugal, such as Brits and Russians, since “it has been difficult, for now, to reach the national market”.

“Most of my customers are foreigners. The Portuguese show interest, but we have to be realistic: they might nothave the money to spend on a piece like this”, notes the designer, defining the style of her creations as “raw” and “relaxed luxury”, in which neutral tones predominate, with a romantic and traditional touch.

J-ANT dress
Photo // Marinka Grondel @marinkagrondel

Her collection – for which she only uses natural fabrics such as cotton, linen, wool or silk – includes coats, tops and bustiers and, soon, bags made with reused duvets, doilies converted into tops and other pieces made from sheets.

“We also use a lot of men’s suits, which are deconstructed to recreate new pieces”, like the blazer that Carolina Deslandes recently wore

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The New Collaboration to Watch Out For: H&M and Mugler

H&M’s latest luxury house collaboration is set to deliver runway glamour to the high street with Mugler for their 2023 Spring collection

Fast fashion giant H&M did it again with another major designer collaboration. Bringing the true artistic vision of Mugler to streetwear, H&M has become an avenue for fashion enthusiasts to explore the unique aesthetic of the luxury brand as they come together to produce an exciting collection for Spring 2023. This innovative collaboration will see the two team up to produce pieces that are sure to turn heads. From haute couture to accessible streetwear, H&M and Mugler will showcase the best of their worlds, creating a range of luxe and practical designs.

H&M And Mugler Collaboration

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When it comes to designer collaborations, H&M has a reputation for being a trendsetter in the fashion industry. The company is also known for partnering with some of the biggest names in the business, making high-end fashion recognizable to the masses. 

H&M collaboration timeline 

H&M Collaboration
Photo Credit: @h&m (via Instagram)

Over the years, H&M has collaborated with an impressive roster of designers, including Alexander Wang, Balmain, and Versace. These collaborations have become some of the most highly anticipated events in the fashion calendar, with enthusiasts eagerly falling in line to cop the latest drops. With H&M’s track record of successful designer collaborations in the past 20 years, it’s no surprise that announcing their collaboration with Mugler already caused a stir among fashion enthusiasts worldwide.

The Mugler magic

For decades, the famed French luxury fashion house has cemented its legacy, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the world of haute couture—with their signature aesthetic of bringing fierce pieces to the forefront. 

Mugler Kylie Jenner

Under the creative direction of Casey Cadwallader, the house of

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Eddie Redmayne Lights Up Social Media In Daring Saint Laurent Blouse at SAG Awards

eddie-redmayne/” data-ylk=”slk:Eddie Redmayne;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “Eddie Redmayne has not been playing it safe on the red carpet this season. A week ago, at the BAFTA Awards in London, he went shirtless in a black Alexander McQueen tuxedo-inspired jumpsuit. The sleek, minimalist look landed him on best dressed lists by The Hollywood Reporter, Esquire and Vogue.

Sunday, at the 29th SAG Awards in Century City, the best supporting actor for The Good Nurse went further out on a limb, sartorially speaking, walking the red carpet in Saint Laurent’s Lavalliere Heritage Blouse featuring an outsize bow. He paired it with wide velvet black pants and zipped boots from the fashion house. (Check out the star-studded SAG Awards red carpet arrivals here.)

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A number of fans on Twitter voiced their admiration for the look, with comments including “Eddie Redmayne serving as usual,” “dares & wins,” “Yasss,” “I love Eddie Redmayne’s style every single time,” and “Honestly looks so good. Never thought Eddie Redmayne would be the forefront of menswear on a red carpet but here we are.” Other commenters simply noted his ’edgy” take on red carpet dressing this season with comments like, “Always trying new things. He’s never afraid of using bold fashion.”

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne

But other Twitter users were less enamored — “Oh no. No. No.” and “What is Eddie Redmayne wearing?” And one user wrote that Redmayne’s outfit made him look like King George IV, while another said he thought the actor was “cosplaying as Lydia Tár.”

For anyone who wants to follow Redmayne’s lead and get his Saint Laurent look, the blouse is in the fashion house’s autumn winter 2023 men’s collection, which was shown on Jan. 17 in Paris.

Saint Laurent Menswear Fall-Winter 2023-2024 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2023 in Paris, France.

Saint Laurent Menswear Fall-Winter 2023-24 show as part

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Naomi Campbell’s Sexy Take on Business Professional Included a Cropped Tuxedo Jacket With Nothing Underneath

Forever a fashion icon.

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Jonas Åkerlund for Alexander McQueen

Naomi Campbell has had her fair share of iconic runway and campaign moments (fashion/gallery/naomi-campbell-best-90s-runway-moments” data-ylk=”slk:Chanel Spring/Summer 1993;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “Chanel Spring/Summer 1993, anyone?). But the fashion legend’s storied career didn’t end in the ’90s. Case in point? Campbell just fronted Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2023 campaign while wearing a sexy take on a businesswear staple with a bit of her signature flair.

The fashion house’s campaign featured a series of short films by Jonas Åkerlund shot against the backdrop of a bustling London. For Campbell’s clip, the supermodel walked across a bridge overlooking the city in a super-cropped black tuxedo jacket, which she wore open sans a shirt, with ultra-low-rise matching trousers.

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Her famous long hair was worn pin-straight and parted down the middle, and her glam included a smoky eye and a subtle lip. She accessorized with a sculptural silver statement ring on one of her hands.

The brand’s metropolitan-inspired campaign also starred Sadie Sink, Pom Klementieff, Yseult, METTE, and Nyagua. In her movie, Sink wore an ornate, off-the-shoulder ballgown with an intricate embroidered pattern. Her fiery red hair was parted down the middle and styled in voluminous curls.

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Jonas Åkerlund for Alexander McQueen

According to a press release, the campaign aimed to “celebrate strength and individuality” of women. “Set in London, the backdrops are as powerful as the women themselves: from the brutal interior of an underground carpark to the iconic dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral,” the statement read. “Each character is immersed in their own world until finally all are united in a formidable community.”

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Fashion retailer The Iconic lays off 6% of staff amid workplace restructuring

Sixty-nine roles at Australian shopping e-commerce giant The Iconic are in jeopardy as the company undergoes a major restructure.

The 69 jobs will be culled and represent a six per cent reduction in the brand’s workforce.

Some of the cut staff could be moved into different positions but it’s unclear at this stage how many workers will stay employed.

All the roles are from The Iconic’s head office team, who are headquartered in Sydney.

The lay-offs come as the popular fashion website moves into a new stage of growth that will focus on turning their business into a shopping marketplace platform, similar to the likes of Farfetch.

The Iconic entered the e-commerce market in 2011 and has risen to popularity since then.

It sells the products of more than 1500 different clothing brands, many of them local Australian retailers.

The Iconic is a subsidiary of the Global Fashion Group, headquartered in the UK.

The Iconic announced to staff on Thursday that the culling was taking place.

A spokesperson told it was an “organisational redesign” of the company

This will lead to “streamlining some roles through role consolidation and in some cases, role redundancies”, they said.

“Our people have been our biggest priority throughout this process,” the spokesperson added.

“We have been acutely focused on limiting the impact on our people as much as possible, however, these necessary structural changes have unfortunately affected 69 roles

It comes as the Australian retail space has endured a major shake-up because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Several major fashion retailers which sold their wares through The Iconic have collapsed in the past year.

Just last week, Australian prestige clothes firm Alice McCall went into liquidation. reported on Friday that the company owes

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QVC Fashion 360 Event Is Back for Spring

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While we may still be waiting for winter to end, spring has officially sprung over at QVC. It’s time to start building out your 2023 spring wardrobe so your closet is set by the time the seasons start to change. New tops, bottoms, dresses, bags, shoes — we want it all!

That’s why we’re so excited to reveal the return of QVC’s Fashion 360. The much-anticipated fashion event is back for spring 2023! It’s an elevated shopping destination in the form of an immersive experience. It’s your one-stop shop for all things spring. No need to open up a million tabs from a million different sites — especially if you don’t even know what type of outfit you want to wear in the first place. QVC has you covered!

Check out QVC’s Fashion 360 event!

For each new season, QVC introduces a new set of themes and lifestyle stories, meticulously curating and highlighting key trends, styling tips and brands to watch. From concept to checkout, Fashion 360 will help you uncover and assemble what will become your new go-to outfits and pieces. And, of course, there will be amazing savings and sale prices on thousands of items!

With curated catalogs like The IT List and the Spring Trend Report — to name just a couple — Fashion 360 is essentially your own personal, free style concierge. It’s a quick, effective way to not only learn about new trends and tricks but to nail them immediately. You’ll see what QVC designers, brands and style-makers speak to you and your sense of style too!

Check out QVC’s Fashion 360 event!


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Recycled fashion brand opens eighth Nottingham store

“Recycled fashion” retailer White Rose, which was set up by two Nottingham Trent University students in 2009, has opened another new store in the city – its eighth in total.

The charitable fashion brand has opened the new shop on the upper mall of the Victoria Centre. As well as creating three new permanent roles, its team will be on the look-out for approximately 20 volunteers to fill the store’s day-to-day operations.

With the aim of reducing fast fashion’s impact on the environment and minimising waste, shoppers will find a range of second-hand men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and footwear.

Its offering of pre-loved items also features a mix of premium and high-street brands, including the likes of Ralph Lauren, Miss Selfridge, Adidas and Zara, among others.

Nigel Wheatley, centre director at Victoria Centre, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome White Rose to the centre; a charitable fashion brand, founded here in Nottingham, making a real difference not only to the industry, but also our local community.

“Since the first store opening back in 2009, we’ve seen the positive impact White Rose has had in encouraging the uptake of pre-loved clothing and the reduction of waste.”

Lee Reynolds, general manager at White Rose, added: “We are delighted to be able to bring White Rose in to Victoria Centre. The centre has so much history within Nottingham and we can’t wait to be a part of that. The new flagship store will give Victoria Centre’s shoppers the opportunity to buy excellent second-hand fashion for a great cause. As we will be selling menswear and womenswear, we hope we are able to open up affordable, sustainable fashion to everyone.”

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I’m a fashion writer and I’m buying these clothes from Target

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These are my favorite Target fashion finds of the month! (Photo: Target)

Like many people, one of my favorite things to do in my free time is to grab a coffee and wander the aisles of Target. The superstore has practically everything you could ever need, from cute home-decor products to everyday essentials to big-ticket items and of course, stylish fashion finds. But as much fun as it is to walk around your local store, there are always thousands of more items available to choose from on Target’s website. Plus, it’s usually easier to find your favorite pieces in a greater variety of size and color options.

The problem there, of course, is with so many items on the site, it can be hard to know where to start, but that’s where I come in. As a fashion shopping writer, I spend the majority of my day searching through the internet for the best fashion finds around. And these are the 11 pieces at Target that I think are so good, I’m adding them to my own cart this month. From a flattering pair of leggings to a cozy sweater and comfortable sneakers, keep reading to shop all my top picks. Prices start at just $8. And oh yeah: You’re welcome.


Relaxed Fit Collared Button-Down Shirt

You can never go wrong with a classic button-down, and I love the relaxed fit of this one. Made from a linen/rayon blend, this lightweight top is a great layering piece to have on hand as you transition into spring. Even better, it comes in seven different styles and ranges in size from XS to 4XL!

$25 at Target


Super Soft Leggings

I’m always on the hunt for flattering and comfortable leggings, and after reading the rave reviews on this

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