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  1. It was a royal shrug that sent waves around the globe a few days ago. Great Britain’s Princess Anne went viral again, this time with a simple gesture. The world is once again reminded of her warmth, authenticity … and chutzpah.It happened in a receiving line, normally the most uneventful of places. Queen Elizabeth was hosting US President Donald Trump for a Nato leaders’ summit. The queen, her elder son, Prince Charles, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, greeted Trump and his wife,…
  2. There are about 2,153 billionaires in the world, and unsurprisingly, the United States is home to a large number of them. However, there are 15 countries – including Georgia, Iceland and Liechtenstein – believed to be home to only one billionaire.Thailand’s 31 richest entrepreneurs revealedHere they are:AlgeriaIssad RebrabNet Worth: US$3.9 billionAngola Isabel dos SantosNet Worth: US$2.2 billionEswatini (formerly Swaziland)Nathan KirshNet Worth: US$5.4 billionGeorgiaBidzina IvanishviliNet Worth…
  3. Chinese bridal jewellery is usually equated with family heirlooms but, thanks to growing demand for modern pieces, some brands are using appealing designs to reinterpret traditional motifs and auspicious symbols.With limited variations for engagement rings – most are simple designs crowned with diamonds – jewellery designers have more room to complement wedding and evening gowns, in addition to traditional Chinese bridal dresses.Brides in traditional Chinese culture wore jewellery items that…
  4. Tea time. That beautiful moment of the day when you can relax, enjoy a hot beverage, socialise and nibble on snacks. Imagine, in the past, the poets of ancient China would brew a pot of tea and light incense in their villas to create a harmonious atmosphere conducive to freethinking and creativity. Now, fast forward to the present. People still enjoy tea, usually as a community in a tea house or the form of a casual bubble or milk cap tea from one of the many stands. And if you want to be…
  5. From railway offerings to primary offerings – Chinese billionaire Zhang Lei has come a long way.Last month his Hillhouse Capital Group made a strategic grab of shares at Amazon.com – increasing the venture capital firm’s stake to 43,156 shares – an US$81.72 million investment in the American e-commerce giant which made Jeff Bezos the world’s richest man.It’s sure a far cry from when a teenage Lei saved a total profit of just 800 yuan (US$114) after a period of selling noodles, water and…
  6. Event: The West Hollywood Edition VIP Opening PartyWhere: The West Hollywood Edition, Los AngelesHappenings: Hospitality mogul Ian Schrager, the co-founder of legendary nightclub Studio 54 and pioneer of boutique hotels, unveiled his latest property, The West Hollywood Edition, with a dinner and late-night party on November 12 attended by a long line-up of A-listers.Who wore Dior best at the Guggenheim New York’s fundraiser?The evening began with a dinner featuring the finest Californian…
  7. Have you seen the gorgeous look Rihanna channelled at this year’s British Fashion Awards? Social media certainly approved. The pop star and beauty guru, who took home the Urban Luxe Award, appeared in London championing vintage and regal charm, by sporting a strapless turquoise satin dress from her own label Fenty.Officially a fashion designer since collaborating with LVMH on the aforementioned brand, the multi-hyphenate starlet brilliantly adorned the mini dress with a fairy-tale style sheer…
  8. Brunei’s dashing Prince Abdul Mateen Bolkiah has competed at this year’s 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines. He represented his country in polo, as he did in Malaysia in 2017 alongside his sister, Princess Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah.Prince Abdul Mateen, 28, and his sister, 35, were not the only Asian royals who took part in the various athletic events. Brunei has a tradition steeped in passion for athletic glory.Asian royalty in quest for gloryView this post on InstagramA post…
  9. Originally made for the Italian Navy in the 1950s, Panerai’s Luminor collection is hugely popular because of its distinct design – the sturdy cushion-shaped case, the large dial and the characteristic bridge-shaped device which seals the crown with a lever and protects it from accidental shocks.Panerai’s submersible resurfaces as a stand-alone lineIn 2016, Panerai introduced the Luminor Due, a thinner version of the iconic watch for enthusiasts looking for sleeker options in new colours and…
  10. It may be cold outside but we have Celine’s spring 2020 campaign to remind us of warmer climes. The spring campaign, shot in Saint Tropez by artistic director Hedi Slimane back in May, carries on from the winter collection’s theme of evocative seventies daywear.Spending habits of China’s self-made female billionairesAs in winter 2019, the “Parisian student” is the focus of the new spring collection, with an inclusive, unisex wardrobe. We also have the silhouette of a “bohemian, nonchalant…