Monday, November 30, 2009

An Adventurous Advent Calendar

Traditionally the advent calendar consists of two pieces of cardboard on top of each other. Twenty-four doors are cut out in the top layer, with a number ranging from one to twenty-four on each. Beginning on the first day of December, one door is opened each day, counting down the days remaining until Christmas Eve, from one to twenty-four where the 24th door often holds an extra surprise like an extra large piece of chocolate.

Till today I love opening the doors on the calendar to find out what the surprise behind the door will be, often in life we forget how the simplest pleasures are the most exciting – occasionally its nice to be a kid again. So this year we decided to share the fun and excitement and have put together our own calendar with a ton of goodies behind each door, making Christmas shopping less stressful for all of us.

Each day we will be giving you a uber fun Christmas gift you could get for your friends, family and loved ones….off course each trendy item is hand selected by us at Kanchan Couture.

So pop by our new shop – at 108 Wellington Street 4th Floor (We are so excited to have moved to a brand new space) or visit our website or blog to learn what the adventure of the day will bring. Feel free to tell us what you like or are looking for and we’ll try and get it on there.

If you do pop by our store and spend over 500 HKD, you'll get the mentioned gift for free!! For more details ring us: 2117 1782

Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la….

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Fashionable Vitamin Water

Who knew that water could be so fashionably "cool".... Coca Cola Inc has done it again....

Chic packaging
Great colors to brighten a gray day
Strong / smart branding and market entry
..this makes one realize the importance of good branding and getting the whole package right.

Bravo to the new fashionable water in town!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The New "It" Bag...

Woke up this morning loving my python skin black and white matt finish bag.

Clean powerful appearance, authentic materials, quality workmanship and real life practical focus are the pillars of Laykh. Either rocked with jeans, taking care of business in a suit or femme fatale in a little black dress, the strong and sexy streamlined looks are the epitome of modern style whilst retaining eternal elegance.

The very talented designer Kash is a dear friend and inspiration. Seen her spend long hours contemplating the R&D for the bags, the brand identity and the business as a whole….. she’s got some great new stuff in the works.

We love LAYKH (Destiny)..
t: (852) 6080 5802

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A night to remember....

Every show is the same - months of preparation and then in just a few minutes it's all over……Driving on days of adrenaline and then suddenly it hits its peak and a low follows, now the search for the next “big thing” is on. For me, this train of emotions is one of the highlights of being in the fashion industry.

Style for School was a great success, the night started with guests arriving and having their picture taken, followed by champagne, canapés and a lot of chatter. The doors opened and the games began. An hour later the show was over and the audience were left wow-ing the dresses.

A big Thank you to all the people who gave their time and energy in putting together this event, most of the dresses were auctioned and a good deal of money was raised for Room to Read.

Leave you to wonder who the new owners of these fabulous frocks are……

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Style 4 Schools

A couple of months ago a friend of mine wrote me an email and asked if I would like to be involved in a Charity event called Style 4 School, without hesitating I said yes, yes, yes…..I was especially intrigued as Room To Read, was the charity involved. They raise money to educate young girls all over the world, helping women get more of what they want.

The task at Hand….was to mentor Hong Kong International school 12th grader Orange Chan while she put together a collection of 5 dresses. What a ride its been, from long hours of looking at mood boards, tech drawings and fabric picking the collection is finally ready and the event lined up for this Friday.

The Quintessentially Foundation’s inaugural Hong Kong fundraiser will take place on Friday 13th November 2009, when it presents ‘Style 4 Schools’ - THE fashion event with a difference.

…..W Hotel from 7pm to indulge in a night of fashion, frivolity and fundraising.

It is often said that the perfect wardrobe is based around one classic item - the Little Black Dress. Keeping this in mind, this very special fashion fundraiser will include a fashion show of iconic pieces donated by renowned international designers Chloé, John Rocha, Salvatore Ferragamo, DVF and Matthew Williamson, to name but a few. If you like what you see, there will be an opportunity to bid for the dresses in an auction with all proceeds benefitting Room To Read, the charity which endeavors to improve the lives of children through opportunities that only education can provide.

This event will also see the launch of an exciting new inter-schools competition, where Hong Kong students showcase their creations and compete to win a fashion internship.

Don’t miss this chance to combine luxury, fashion and philanthropy - seats and spaces are STRICTLY limited so it is advisable to book now to avoid disappointment. Prices are: HKD 1250 (VIP seating and lucky draw), HKD 750 (adult standing) and HKD 250 (students standing).

For more information or to reserve your tickets, please contact

Sneek Preview…one of the dresses Indian inspired…