Crazy in Love

Hong Kong Tatler - - Editor’s Note - —Jakki Phillips Edi­tor-in-chief

All the sin­gle ladies, all the sin­gle ladies. Now put your hands up! That’s ex­actly what we asked Asia’s hottest chi­cas to do when we were com­pil­ing our who’s who of the re­gion’s most el­i­gi­ble women. Cherry-picked by Asia Tatler edi­tors from In­done­sia, Malaysia, Main­land China, the Philip­pines, Sin­ga­pore, Tai­wan, Thai­land and, of course, Hong Kong, the 60 women that made our Asia’s Most Wanted list (p.90) are not just sin­gle—they are gor­geous, globe-trot­ting brainy bach­e­lorettes.

And when we say sin­gle, we ac­tu­ally mean not mar­ried or en­gaged. So if you liked it but you didn’t put a ring on it (what would I do with­out Bey­oncé), then your girl­friend might just ap­pear on our hot list. Bear­ing in mind that our re­cent Asia’s 50 Most El­i­gi­ble Bach­e­lors list has chocked up more than 1.6 mil­lion page views on Hk­tatler.com, you might want to drop down on one knee pronto be­fore roy­alty and ty­coons start muscling in on your action.

And be­fore you ask—yes, we do have pri­vate num­bers for all th­ese hot­ties, but Tatler’s Lit­tle Black Book is strictly for our use, I mean, our eyes only.

Love was also the force that brought to­gether well-known lo­cal cre­atives Alan Chan and Stan­ley Wong for their lat­est project. The ob­ject of their af­fec­tion was not each other (although Alan’s wife claims Stan­ley knows her hus­band bet­ter than she does); it was our beloved city that is the fo­cus of their com­ing ex­hi­bi­tion, Very Hong Kong Very Hong Kong.

Ex­am­in­ing Hong Kong de­sign trends of the past, present and fu­ture, their artis­tic ven­ture show­cases more than 1,000 works span­ning 11 cat­e­gories, in­clud­ing graph­ics, toys, fash­ion, ar­chi­tec­ture, mu­sic and comics. With quiet, re­flec­tive Stan­ley com­ple­ment­ing Alan’s fre­netic en­ergy, the life­long friends have co-cu­rated a well-ob­served and per­fectly bal­anced show that is a fit­ting love let­ter to our city’s cre­ative flair. The show opens at City Hall on Au­gust 6 and Comix Home Base in Wan Chai on Au­gust 17. Read as­so­ci­ate edi­tor Mar­i­anna Cerini’s in­ter­view on page 82.

And fi­nally, we ramp up our 40th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions with a story that looks back over four decades of Hong Kong Tatler (p.108). From a champagne-slurp­ing puppy to a rock-climb­ing cover star in high heels and a de­signer gown, past edi­tors and in­ter­vie­wees re­count their most mem­o­rable Tatler mo­ments.

Don’t miss our of­fi­cial 40th an­niver­sary issue next month for a trip down mem­ory lane and a glimpse into Tatler’s fu­ture.

Travel is in Louis Vuit­ton’s DNA so it comes as no sur­prise that its first smart­watch, Tam­bour Hori­zon, fea­tures an app that mon­i­tors your flight de­tails and con­nects to the brand’s famed city guides.

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