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  1. The rise of the Kamani family is frequently described by the British tabloids as one of the UK’s great “rags to riches” tales.Mahmud Kamani, the patriarch of the family, is the 55-year-old billionaire behind Boohoo, the UK’s fast-fashion clothing company that has achieved explosive growth in the past few years and is considered to be one of the few retailers to have dodged the retail doom and gloom.Kamani, who is now one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country and has worked his way…
  2. Diamonds are not only a girl's best friend, but they are also a luxury investor’s dream. While diamond prices overall have risen in recent years, coloured and high-quality stones have seen particularly impressive growth in the past decade.A good number of notable gems have hit the headlines thanks to their record-shattering auction prices, including a few with close connections to Hong Kong.Here, we take a look at a handful of the most famous coloured diamonds, their owners, and how much you…
  3. For aspiring first-home buyers trying to scrape together a deposit in Hong Kong's impossibly expensive housing market, the easing of mortgage restrictions late last year might have seemed like welcome news.Under the changes announced by Chief Executive Carrie Lam last October, first-time buyers can borrow up to 90 per cent of the value of a property worth up to HK$8 million (US$1.03 million) – up from HK$4 million (US$516,000) previously – or 80 per cent for eligible flats valued at up to HK$10…
  4. This story is part of STYLE's Inside Luxury column.A luxury brand’s value is not only decided by the quality of its products or their price tags, but by the storytelling around the brand.View this post on InstagramA post shared by Elon Musk Now (@elonrmuskk) on Dec 28, 2018 at 10:45am PSTOne of the best storytellers alive is Elon Musk. Tesla’s ascent to become the world’s most valuable car company is not only driven by its continuously increasing lead in creating electric cars, but also by some…
  5. Social media superstar, gay model, entrepreneur and a single father, 34 year old Edison Fan has built a strong following and a career, and is an influential voice for the LGBTQ+ community in ChinaSTYLE LGBTQ+ Series: Queer voicesScrolling through Edison Fan’s Instagram feed, at first glance, he looks like a typical fashion model. But beyond the nearly naked selfies, casual underwear shots and creative fashion editorials, he is one of China’s biggest openly gay influencers, boasting 536,000…
  6. Heading off for a quick staycation or simply to the gym? Say hello to these rad duffel bags and backpacks just roomy enough to carry all your essentials. All have a sporty or preppy style and hail from the top fashion houses so you’ll definitely make a statement as you tout them about this summer. Just check out Blackpink’s Lisa as she rocks her Celine bag, one from a range that includes larger models for when travel eventually begins to extend beyond domestic destinations again.Blackpink x…
  7. The Lincoln Memorial had a typoThe Lincoln Memorial contains a typo in one of the engravings that can still be seen if you look closely enough! pic.twitter.com/ammS5gWh6a— SERIOUSLY STRANGE (@SeriousStrange) March 12, 2015In the inscription of Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address, the word “future” started with an “E” instead of an “F”. The bottom part of the “E” was filled in to fix it. But if you look closely, the extra leg is still visible.Is Kanye West really running for president?…
  8. Known for its unique colour spectrum, tourmalines are one of a kind. In an Egyptian legend, the semi-precious stone is believed to elapse over a rainbow – earning the nickname “gemstone of the rainbow”.However, here STYLE presents five majestic jewellery pieces that will make you green with envy – with the colours of regal green and mesmerising blue, just like Kate Middleton did with her green tourmaline and green amethyst oval drop earrings. Plus, we included the notable Paraiba tourmaline, a…
  9. Aside from the practical challenges of living in a limited number of square feet, living in tinier spaces has never been trendier. But as designing for smaller spaces can be perplexing, we sat down with renowned British interior designer Katharine Pooley, who is known for her bespoke designs for super-rich clients in China, Kuwait, Qatar and the UK, to hear some of her top tips.Why Chinese buyers love luxury homes in historic London buildings Some five-minute fixesPooley advises going for a…
  10. In Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, the surprising hit film recently released by Netflix, a lovable Icelandic musical duo sets their sights on winning the famed international song contest. While the musical comedy includes a good serving of the side-splitting humour that audiences have come to expect from Will Ferrell – one of the movie’s writers and stars – an unexpected highlight of the film is the goose-bump-inducing music (read vocals) belted out by Sigrit, the female…