Thursday, June 24, 2010

We Review: SEX & THE CITY 2

Watching Sex and the City was like seeing old friends again…hearing Carrie’s voiceover narration; watching how Charlotte’s life as a mother had progressed; being able to see that Miranda and Steve had survived their marital indiscretions; and Samantha…well she was still being Samantha.

The girls go on an all expense paid holiday to Abu Dhabi and the middle-eastern getaway could not have come at a more opportune time. The women learn and analyze their relationships with their men and reaffirm the great bond that they have, letting us know that, sometimes… all you need is some “time with the girls”…

The four girls give us incite into the lives of The 21st Century Woman. What’s great about our foursome, is that they have constantly been fighting against traditional forms and ideas of how women should act and how they are perceived. First it was, the single woman having sex …like a man. Now, ‘What happens after you say I do.’

We find out from the movie, whether you’re a mother, lover, wife, or friend, is that relationships require work. It’s easier to accept others, than to change them. It’s wiser to understand them, than to get angry. And most of the time, it’s more fun to love ‘em, than to leave ‘em.

There might not have been too much sex, and very little city, but the fashions did not fail. Our style guru Carrie sported some amazing clothes in this movie that we absolutely loved.

We j’adored Carrie in Abu Dhabi, styling the Dior black tee, paired with a violet-grey frou frou skirt (see right). In our Demi-couture range you can find our pink frou frou skirt and pair it up with any of our low back tops, for a similar look.

Trains on skirts and dresses are a lost art. Carrie wore a black dinner dress with a flowing train to her dinner with Aiden (see left). Much like the frou frou skirt, which also had a train, we pick trains to be a real show stopper at any event or party in town.

To ease people back into skirts with trains, we offer a range of demi-couture skirts with removable trains, perfect for cocktail parties, balls or any evening event.

Safari, tribal, prints and breezy summer clothing sets the trends for this summer’s ‘look’. Carrie’s white dress that she wore on her camel ride with the girls was amongst one of our many favorite looks from the film.

Although we do not have clothes like this in our collection, we do have two summer dresses to offer this summer, which follow the trends. Our one shoulder Ikat dress, flaunts a tribal-looking design. Also recommended is our re-movable one strap dress, which comes in summer-crisp white. Both dresses are 100% cotton, ideal for summer wear.

Don’t forget, our Super Summer Sale lasts until the 30th of June. If you’re in the area, come by and say hello. With up to 75% off, Power Hours, Champagne Nights, how can you say no?

At the end of the day, the movie managed to keep us updated on the lives of Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte: their loves, lusts, and inner secrets of another lap of their life. If they came out with Sex and the City 3, guess what? We would still watch it. We are loyal to them, loyal to the fashions, and loyal to Sex and the City. We continue to be infatuated with the four ladies mainly because, in the wonderful words of Carrie Bradshaw,

"Women come to New York for the two L's: Labels and Love."

Fashion Film Rating: 3/5

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Friday, June 18, 2010


Starting on the 17th - 30th June, our team at Kanchan Couture have been working hard to bring you a Summer Blitz Sale like never before and...


We have never been more excited about the summer. Rain, typhoon, or shine, we want to make sure our customers always have something to wear.

Walk-in to our store on 108 Wellington Street during sale period this month, to receive our special summer deals for 2010.


Come in on any Wednesday during the Sale period between the POWER HOURS and get a FREE Limited Edition Summer Accessory designed especially for our summer sale. Kanch has created this year's 'must have' accesory, a sexy-satin-wristband, and you can receive this at a low cost of NOTHING. Yes, you read it correctly, no conditions, while stocks last, you can receive this accessory for absolutely free for simply walking into the store on the 23rd and 30th of June during Kanchan Couture's Power Hours.

Power Hour: 6.00 - 8.00 pm | 23rd June | 30th June
**While Stocks Last**

PRIVATE Champagne Nights

If you haven't heard about the Private Champagne Nights happening during the sale period yet, then seek, hunt and be-friend a Kanchan Couture team member NOW. Each one of the girls' are hosting a private champagne night, with special discounts for their friends and of course some complimentary bubbly...

Who's champagne night are you invited to? Kanch, Annie or Maice...

Champagne Nights:
17th June | 18th June | 24th June
Call the lovely Annie NOW
for more details about the sale: 2117 1782
or email:

Shop Hours:
Monday - Friday 11.00 - 8.00 pm | Saturday 11.00 - 6.00 pm

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I do... home or away

Getting married in a location away from where you call home is becoming increasingly popular. For some, overseas weddings provide an opportunity to travel and get away somewhere romantic and exotic. A beach in Hawaii, a romantic castle in Scotland, a vineyard in France; couples are attracted to the experience of something totally different, while being able to combine the wedding with the honeymoon! However, for a lot of Hong Kong expats, traveling to their wedding means getting closer to friends and family.

Whether returning to your ‘home’ country or traveling to a beautiful beach in the Philippines, overseas destinations can be spectacular and memorable, however there are often a lot of worries to contend with. Organising the cake, coordinating the decorations and flowers, making sure everyone arrives on time and has somewhere to stay. And most importantly; the dress! This is the most important part of the day and, for a bride, the dress is the crowning glory. Kanchan Couture knows all about this. For three years we have been making custom made dresses for brides who get married all over the world. Whatever your time restraint, budget, travel plans, etc, we make sure your dress is one thing you don’t have to worry about! Our brides have previously been married everywhere from Scotland to Sydney, from Bali to Bordeaux, so we know how it works.

Working from initial ideas and sketches to first try to final masterpiece, Kanch is on hand every step of the way to answer questions, provide advice and make sure that what the bride envisions is what she is wearing as she walks down the aisle. Depending on where you are getting married and what time of year, different fabrics, styles and colours are more appropriate. Kanch will, of course, advise on all these, as well as recommend hair accessories and footwear options.

We love working with brides to bring their visions to life. We would normally say between 3 and 6 months is a good time frame to complete the dress, however if time is not on your side or your departure date is looming, there are always options available! We have a collection of beautiful dresses that can be ready for you in as little as two weeks. If you are getting married and would like to see what Kanchan Couture Bridal can do for you, please come in for a chat with one of our bridal consultants.

Call 2117 1782 or e-mail to book your complimentary first consultation.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"Kanch" video behind the scenes

With thunderstorms forecast and the clouds looking ominous, our filming team descended on our Wellington Street boutique at 10.00am on Sunday morning. Not quite so bright eyed and bushy tailed, the models had their hair and makeup done, the video team prepared the equipment and I provided Subway with a week’s quota of sandwich orders.

The first part of filming was completed before we all bustled into a van and traveled to our secret location somewhere in Hong Kong. Bellies filled and the rain holding off, we were all optimistic that the day would be great! And we got off to a good start… The location, that we had not previously seen (yes, little bit of a gamble!), was fantastic: wide-open, industrial, water, cranes, bricks… the lot! We got to work preparing and deciding on exactly what was going to happen where and how things were going to play out. In the end it turned out to be a play it by ear kind of situation as we just had fun with the story, the set and the models.

I didn’t realise how many different angles, cuts and stop/starts are required just to get a 2-minute video. I have a new found respect for Mr. Spielberg! This filming, directing, producing malarkey is not a walk in the park. I just hope everyone involved had a great time and that it comes across on the video. Expect drama, colour, word flashes, energy and a bit of uniqueness!

Check out the behind the scenes and sneak peak pictures on our Facebook page and stay tuned for the release date!