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Hong Kong Tatler - - Editor’s Note -

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.

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