Inside Tina’s Choice
I am not a trend person so I often update my look with statement accessories. They are easy to wear, can change an outfit instantly and you can never have enough.
Since I am always on the lookout for unique pieces, I was super excited to discover Tina’s Choice, an accessories boutique that opened earlier this week. The brainchild of renowned Hong Kong stylist Tina Liu (who is never without her signature chunky necklace and quirky glasses) it stocks over 20 accessories brands, which she has sourced during her travels. Tina has great style and an incredible eye so the store has a unique yet edgy edit of jewellery, scarves and handbags that appeal to everyone from fashion lovers to collectors. It’s also great to see a boutique in Hong Kong that could easily rival those in Paris or New York in terms of style and offerings.
Necklaces by Monies
Interestingly I hadn’t heard of many of the brands the store carried, which made discovering them all the more exciting. I tend to gravitate towards minimalist and geometric designs, so I immediately picked out Monies from Denmark which features chunky sculptural necklaces in black, silver and gold. Austrian designer Sonia Bischur’s collection of origami inspired leather ties and necklaces are also super chic (and very Chanel). London based design studio Logical Art meanwhile offers laser cut leather necklaces that are easy to wear and look amazing. Another highlight is Cecile Boccara, a jewellery designer who created Haute Couture pieces for the likes of Lacroix and Valentino. Her lace pieces (especially the earrings) are elegant but edgy at the same time.
Earrings by Cecile Boccara (left) and necklace from Sonja Bischur (right)
In addition to jewellery there are some fantastic handbags by Sarah’s Bags from Lebanon (one black clutch features zippers around the edges) while Zilla from Italy uses unconvential materials such as aluminum foil which she morphs into futuristic clutches and bags. There is also a selection of gorgeous scarves from India and Italy.
Sarah’s Bag clutch
The store itself reminds me of a modern boudoir, with everything displayed on a chic mannequins and displays. Everything comes in limited quantities and prices are reasonable ranging from a few hundred dollars up to HK$8,000. This is a style haven not to be missed!
Tina’s Choice is at Shop 309, Lee Gardens One, 33 Hysan Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. www.tinaschoice.com