Home Sweet Home
elebrating women whose talent, work and all-round impressiveness inspires us has always been part of the Hong Kong Tatler DNA and over the years the magazine has showcased those we know to be smart, creative and philanthropic. And, as we all know, there are a lot of women in Hong Kong like that.
Which brings me to this month’s cover, which began its life shortly after a phone call I had with Fiona Kotur Marin earlier this year. She was talking about the prospect of a significant birthday, the expansion of her business with new collaborations, as well as her plans to extend her brand beyond bags. So it seemed the perfect time for us to collaborate on a cover feature. When the team suggested we might do a different kind of fashion shoot from those we have seen previously with her, the designer was keen to explore the idea.
Hence the gorgeous, relaxed, playful Fiona pictured by Jason Capobianco and styled by Justine Lee, shown at home with her kids embracing her inner fashion self (p.104). For the words to accompany the photos, Fiona let Chloe Street shadow her in daily life, including accompanying her to Shenzhen where the art of cloisonné has been reinvigorated in Kotur’s most recent collections. A story emerges of a woman who is not only a dedicated mother of four boys and a successful, very driven accessories designer, but one who is also all about working for the greater good of her adopted home city of Hong Kong.
We’re also happy this month to profile Sumei Thompson (p.58), who in her role as CEO of the Women’s Foundation is spearheading meaningful change around the issues and ideas that are most important to Hong Kong women right now, along with those that will shape their future.
Elsewhere in the magazine, we take a look at the re-emergence of Chelsy Davy, the erstwhile girlfriend of Prince Harry, who has launched the ethical jewellery line Aya (p.100), and Rosetta Getty shares her perfect weekend—in Positano (p.152). While we may not all be enjoying the lazy days of an Italian summer, I hope a similar sense of beauty and pleasure is at the heart of our latest issue.