Monday, 1 June 2020

Healthy and Fitness: Ageing Well: David Chokachi at 52 is in the best shape of his life

Ageing well: at 52 Baywatch star David Chokachi is in the best shape of his life. He shares tips on keeping fit and talks about redefining the ‘dad bod’

How to get abs? Intermittent fasting is the secret for TV series’ lifeguard, keen to maintain his six-pack 25 years after baring his chest for a global audience

Chokachi shares tips on how to age well, and says he hopes to redefine how a ‘dad bod’ should look – trimmer and healthier

Read the entire feature at here.

Feature is out in all the papers this morning.

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Christian Louboutin and Sabyasachi Mukherjee in Hong Kong

A Sunday throwback; a memorable evening at Duddells.

Jing Zhang, former Fashion Editor of South China Morning Post, moderated the talk with two icons in the industry, 'the' Christian Louboutin and 'the', often mononymously known, "Sabya"  aka  designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

Louboutin is unquestionably one of the best interview subjects you can find, as articulate words pour out and his unflinching look at the industry and the ways of the world make for great, uncensored, non-pc copy. When his handlers leave him alone, he's great fun to chat with. At various points over the past 15 years, I've covered the man, his accessories in print - from early days of (the now defunct) Kee magazine, to Sentinel, to SCMP, Prestige and... so many others. 

On a personal note, his fandom of Sridevi mirrors mine (his opinion of Aishwarya Rai however does not!). We've spoken at length about Bollywood. Good times.  Still my favourite person to interview.

With Sabya, just a fan. His work is second to none in India. But so shy and he wasn't doing press during his time here in HK. Well, not with my magazine back then.

Friday, 29 May 2020

Varn Dhawan strips off in Hong Kong

It was a bitterly cold day when Varun Dhawan landed in Hong Kong for the grand unveiling of his own wax figurine in Hong Kong's Madam Tussaud's. But with the frenzy of fans asking him to take his shirt off, the happy-to-oblige Bollywood movie star didn't exactly go full monty, but more half mast. The puns and innuendos just write themselves... 

Went with my photographer Ruby Law (who had never seen or met an Indian star before - or the fanaticism unique to Bollywood) mid-way through the press conference asked, 'What is happening?!" And a little later, "Is this normal?" 

Where do I begin to explain...

My full feature on the actor is up at here.

Coffee Coffee Coffee

Not that one needs more reasons to drink coffee but for those inclined, here's more good news. 

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

My afternoon with Kirsten Dunst, in Beijing!

Spending the afternoon with Spiderman's leading lady Kirsten Dunst was great fun - you can read the entire feature here at the magazine's official site - but what stands out was one of her not-so-pleasant assistants (or it was the film's assistant) and another lady who was just lovely to work with. Felt like the actress was flanked by good cop, bad cop to protect her from the world at large, in awe of Hollywood fame.

Got to stay at the impeccable Rosewood Hotel Beijing, my suite facing the city and its famed skyscrapers.

Dunst had flown down for a Chaumet event. 

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Kiss and make-up

Outtakes from a shoot and feature on Hong Kong makeup artists. Some of my fav crew.

Monday, 25 May 2020

BTS: Shooting Lenka Korbova for a Look Book

Producing and art-directing this shoot with an all-girl crew for a women's-wear brand.