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Hong Kong Tatler May 2018

The last word in high society and the life luxurious, Hong Kong Tatler has been chronicling the lives of the city’s elite since 1977. From insider access to the most exclusive parties and events in Hong Kong and beyond, to authoritative coverage of art, fashion, wine, dining and travel, to face-to-face interviews with the people that really matter, Hong Kong Tatler takes you closer to the highest echelons of society than anyone else.

Hong Kong SAR China
Edipresse Media Hong Kong Ltd
12 期号


around asia

The cover story features six Generation T listers—Mike Concepcion, Jess Connelly, Rosenthal Tee, Mark Bumgarner, Jay Yao and Reese Fernandez-Ruiz—who represent different industries. They discuss their motivations and what they want to achieve. Aidil Azman, director of investor relations at MTC Asset Management, and ballerina Suhaili Micheline share a common passion: fitness. The dynamic couple talk about drive, discipline and how they discovered they were meant for each other. Cover star Yu Hong, one of China’s best known oil painters and a professor at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, is known for her portrayal of women in different stages of life. She discusses the use of new technology in art. Carmen Ow, Fanty Soenardy, Jeffrey Piak and Yenny Then, honoured at this year’s Singapore Tatler Fashion Awards, write their own rules…

making a difference

Kylie Minogue might well have been the star performer at this year’s Amfar gala dinner but it was home-grown hero Cathy Lee who ended up stealing the show. The low-key actress-turned-philanthropist made a rare public appearance at the annual fundraiser, where she was honoured with the Award of Courage for her work supporting the Chi Heng Foundation, a charity that helps children and adults affected by Aids here and in Mainland China. During an emotional acceptance speech, Cathy told the audience, “Let’s be clear; this isn’t for me. This is for all the people who suffer from the condition and live with it every day.” As a goodwill ambassador for the foundation, Cathy has travelled extensively through China visiting poverty-stricken families whose members have become infected with HIV, the virus that…

cast of thousands

Cathy Lee’s cover shoot was a crowded affair. The Chai Wan studio was packed with the Tatler crew, Cathy’s team, mainstay Chinese photographer Chen Man and her entourage, and an armed security detail from Cartier. It felt a little like we were on an exclusive movie set, but the atmosphere was far from stiff or intimidating. Cathy and Man, who had worked together a few times, chatted about their kids. There was cake, brought by Cathy, for everyone to snack on—although she stuck to homemade kale chips. Laidback music played in the background as our cover star tried on different outfits from the likes of Ferragamo and Dolce & Gabbana with statement Cartier pieces. “I have a long-lasting relationship with the brand,” Cathy said of the luxury jeweller. “This is a…


CHEN MAN The Beijing-based photographer shoots cover star Cathy Lee for Quiet Achiever (p.106) If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? To become one with AI. How would you describe yourself? A sloppy and lazy woman on the outside and a calm and concentrated man on the inside. What’s your happiest memory? Every day is a good memory. What films and books do you like the most? I am a big fan of superhero movies. I also like sci-fi. What’s an important life lesson you’ve learned? Everything that can happen will. What makes you happiest? Being with my family. TAMIHITO YOSHIDA The Japanese-born photographer, who works out of Hong Kong and Singapore, captures spring fashion in Brighter Than The Sun (p.68) Who has had the greatest influence in your life? My grandfather. What’s your happy place? My hometown of Takamatsu, in the central Kagawa Prefecture. Which actor…

tour de france

The cultural extravaganza that is Le French May, a much-loved local institution since 1993, will cast its annual spell of joie de vivre over the city from May 1 to June 30. The programme presents la crème de la crème of France’s cultural delights—more than 120 events spanning music, theatre, dance, exhibitions and gastronomy under the theme “Tributes,” shining the spotlight on French masters of the past. There’s so much on that it’s hard to know where to start, so mark your calendars with a few of the highlights, such as the opening exhibition, School of Nice—From Pop Art to Happenings, which pays homage to French artists like Arman and Martial Raysse; jazzy tributes to Edith Piaf and Charles Trenet; a dance show inspired by Chinese fairy tales choreographed by…

rumour mill

TODDLERS & TIARAS Competition for places at international schools has reached crazy new heights. We hear one couple is so eager to secure a place for their child at a particular school that they’re showering members of the board with extravagant gifts. A+ for effort; C- for tact. BAD BOY FOR LIFE To involve this heir in the family biz, his well-known and respected father has had him shadowing the management team in meetings, but the heir is sending Dad spare with his unwillingness to adapt to company culture. From his unkempt street style to his potty mouth, he’s making himself quite unpopular. UNDER THE INFLUENCE(R) She may market herself as a multitalented “entrepreneur,” but the reality is her career has tanked. She’s now resorting to bulk-buying Instagram followers and desperately pitching herself to brands…