[STYLE] 2013 TVB Anniversary Gala: Bringing Sexy Back
The annual TVB Anniversary Gala is always one of Hong Kong’s biggest parties in town and female artists pulled out their sexiest garb to entertain. Male celebrities explored bolder styles at this year’s Gala, turning towards splashy floral prints and big hair.
BRINGING SEXY BACK
Leanne Li (李亞男) appeared in a very revealing black dress that left little to the imagination. She must be a walking temptation to Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍) in their abstinent relationship. I love peekaboo but when done in excess like that, it crossed the line to become trashy.
For centuries, lace has been one of the sexiest textiles for good reason. Myolie Wu (胡杏兒) and Koni Lui (呂慧儀) both wore lace, but both failed to put it to its best potential. Myolie’s slinky jersey/lace dress might be a tad better, but the huge cutouts left much of her bare skin showing.
Koni’s dress made me uncomfortable. Perhaps the designer was confused but it was everything and nothing at the same time. Cutouts with lace, and asymmetrical sleeves–it just took away attention from the cleavage.
TVB sex icon, Samantha Ko (高海寧) did not disappoint. She was dressed in a feminine orange slim-fitting gown, with a eye-catching plunging neckline.
Whitney Hui (許亦妮) wore a dress designed by Gary Hung. This is as sexy as Christmas wrap can get.
What’s there not to love in Jess Shum’s (沈卓盈) dress? Cascading satin, sexy vibrant red and a corset-like top made her breasts look full and beautiful. If the dress flowed down to a full skirt, it would be a sight to behold. However, the high steep slit revealed too much and made her look like she was trying too hard.
The most surprising win of the night, on all counts, would have to go to Kristal Tin (田蕊妮). Her black/grey dress was simple but edgy. With her sleeked back hair and vampish lips, her attire shouted attitude, which she was all about.
Although Kate Tsui (徐子珊) is usually the epitome of sexy, she was dressed simply in a two-piece attire, revealing only a sliver of her waist. Her impeccable makeup and her minimal use of jewelry was understated and stunning.
Linda Chung’s (鍾嘉欣) Escada dress is another which I love because it suits her perfectly. And it was a beautiful choice. But, what happened with her makeup and frizzy hair?
Dressed gracefully in a gold goddess gown, Grace Chan (陳凱琳) appeared elegant and beautiful.
I still could not decide if Nancy Wu’s (胡定欣) dress by Tony Ward Couture is a win or a fail. The sequins were lovely but the shade of blue was not. Whereas I know she is not totally flat, the dress made her seem so.
Natalie Tong’s Pius Cheung lace and ruffle dress may seem frivolous, but it adds curvature to her torso and enhances her femininity.
Mandy Wong (黃智雯) was the frosty queen of the night. Dressed in a cream dress, it was nothing out of the extraordinary. But I love it what she did to her face and hair, which strayed from her usual style.
Sharon Chan (陳敏之) and Oceane Zhu’s (朱璇) styles were oddly similar at the TVB Anniversary Gala, even receiving the same jewelry sponsor.
Tracy Chu (朱千雪) caught my attention that night with her vavavoom bosom. I gave credit to the beautiful ivory gown she had on, but lose some of those jewelry, please.
Tracy Ip’s (葉翠翠) slinky sequined pale peach dress is a huge win. Putting the focus on just one asset, the little details such as the sequins and floral appliques on the dress complement, rather than take the attention away from the focal point.
Carol Cheng (鄭裕玲) opted for a “pink princess” look this year, complete with a little tiara hair piece on her head. I would love to see her dress her age.
Carat Cheung’s (張名雅) lavish purple gown is a rare color seen on the red carpet. While it was beautiful on her, it somehow also just screamed mainland China to me.
Eliza Sam (岑麗香) continued to exude her girly innocence with the floral gown. She chose to bare the most understated cleavage, which suits her perfectly.
When dresses are so short that you cannot bend without committing a fashion faux pas, then you obviously got it all wrong. While there’s a lot to love about Katy Kung’s (龔嘉欣) pale blue dress, I don’t like how short it is. The dress would have been very lovely if it were full length.
Cilla Lok’s (樂瞳) dress was rather similar to Katy’s in cut. Short with a lot of tulle, but would have looked better with a full skirt in floor length.
Elaine Yiu (姚子羚) is another who never crossed my mind as being sexy, but the structured monochrome dress flattered her body seamlessly. Unfortunately, her makeup was all wrong. Foundation too pale and lipstick in the wrong shade that it made her teeth discolored, resulting in an aged face.
Jacqueline Wong (黃心穎) looked as pretty as a snow princess in her all white gown.
Veteran actress, Liza Wang (汪明荃) went all matronly with her dark red satin gown and jade jewelry.
Sisley Choi’s (蔡思貝) dress seemed to be taken out of her mother’s wardrobe and would have been more fitting for a much older woman.
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
Vampire princess? Niki Chow’s (周麗淇) Robert Cavalli dress looks too heavy and makes Niki look washed out. Niki has a great complexion that can be complemented by lighter colors.
Shirley Yeung (楊思琦) is almost ready to pop in her red-ribbon dress. Why is Shirley always trying to squeeze into gowns that are a size too small for her? The cut and fit for this dress are all wrong for her.
WORST DRESSED FEMALE ARTIST
When I saw Priscilla Wong’s (黃翠如) look, the first thought that came to my mind was “space”. The Jetsons? How inappropriate.
AROUND THE WORLD
While the women dressed themselves to seduce, the men seemed to have a totally different agenda.
As for Bosco Wong (黃宗澤), I do not even know where to start. While his “69” floral ensemble was shocking at first, it did not look half as bad as I continued to stare at him. However, for someone like Bosco who always dressed for shock value, I would love to see him wear something more classic for once.
While Bosco dressed himself to represent Mexico, did Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎) tour Scotland recently? I was half-expecting him to wear a kilt. I love the tartan on the lapels but I do not fancy the matching pattern in the pants. And the reddish brown shoes. Too much for me.
I do like Kenneth Ma’s (馬國明) daring and different shirt but the coat was all wrong! Coupled with the lack of socks, and the folded pants, I see an old grandmother’s attire.
Jason Chan (陳智燊) looked as yummy as pumpkin pie. Here’s a man that can rock any suit, even if it’s orange.
Tony Hung’s (洪永城) jacket is best described as “disco lights”. He could have adorned with neon-glow-in-the-dark bracelets. A bit of fun, a bit of flirtation; it fits Tony well.
This fashion review is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.