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Blue Carreon is a fashion and lifestyle writer based in Asia. He writes a weekly column on men’s fashion for The South China Morning Post in Hong Kong and a monthly lifestyle column for Harper’s Bazaar Singapore. He is the content editor of the design website Style Intel (www.styleintel.com). He is also a regular contributor to glossies like Tatler, Prestige and Men’s Folio. He previously worked as the editor-in-chief of Amica magazine in Singapore and as style editor of Hong Kong Tatler. When he is not writing about fashion, he travels frequently between Hong Kong, Manila and New York.

Read my thoughts on fashion, design and lifestyle at Style Intel.

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Entries by Blue Carreon

A Conversation With Interior Designer Timothy Corrigan

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 5:57 AM

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Last fall, the interior designer Timothy Corrigan launched his book An Invitation To Chateau du Grand-Luce which chronicled the restoration of his stately home in France's Loire Valley. The book was accompanied by lush photographs of the chateau and the grounds which had...

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A Conversation With Table Accessories Designer Kim Seybert

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 11:20 AM

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Kim Seybert started her career as a fashion designer but it is in the home industry, particularly in tabletop accessories, which she really made her mark. If you care about table settings, chances are you own something from Kim Seybert, be it a...

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A Conversation With Style Maven India Hicks

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 2:40 AM

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Who wouldn't want to be invited to India Hick's slice of paradise in the Bahamas? Just look at her Instagram feed and you'd be begging for a golden ticket to her world replete with hammocks, yoga on the beach and as in the...

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A Conversation With Fashion Designer Mary Katrantzou

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 7:51 AM

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When it comes to prints no one is as daring or fearless as Mary Katrantzou what with her bold gestures and unexpected pairings. Her voice and her aesthetic is so singular and so clear that fast fashion companies often look to her for...

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A Conversation With Fashion Illustrator, Jordi Labanda

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 12:50 PM

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Jordi Labanda is one of my design heroes. I remember fawning over his fashion illustrations in Wallpaper magazine in the early part of 2000. His illustrations captured the glamour and the glitz of the fashion world. He created images that combined...

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A Conversation With Accessories Designer Eddie Borgo

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 12:49 PM

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Eddie Borgo has carved a name for himself in the jewelry and accessory industry with his pieces that combine punk elements with geometry and architecture. His are statement pieces that would give any outfit an edge and an element of the...

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A Conversation With Architect and Interior Designer, Ashley Hicks

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 2:40 PM

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Like his father, the design legend David Hicks, Ashley Hicks has become one of the pillars of the architecture and design world. He does interior design work. He has furniture collections. He creates fabrics and rugs under the David...

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A Conversation With Supermodel Karolina Kurkova

(2) Comments | Posted November 23, 2013 | 5:29 PM

Top model and television personality Karolina Kurkova talks about being real, Botox and bedtime stories.

When I wake up... I drink my hot water with lemon.

Before I go to bed... I read my son a bedtime story.

A well-dressed man... exudes confidence, elegance and charm without being cocky.

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A Conversation With Designer and Donghia's Creative Director Chuck Chewning

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 9:20 AM

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Chuck Chewning is one of the most celebrated names in the architectural and design world. Among his recent projects is the renovation of the Gritti Palace in Venice. He is also the creative director of the storied furniture and home furnishings company Donghia....

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A Conversation With Berluti's Alessandro Sartori

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 6:26 PM

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Since being appointed as the artistic director of Berluti, Alessandro Sartori has brought ready-to-wear elegance to the house formerly known only for handsome and luxurious shoes and briefcases. In fact to call his clothing collections ready-to-wear is rather a disservice to...

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A Conversation With Architect and Designer Gert Voorjans

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 10:50 AM

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Before launching his book Interior Life, the easiest way to view and appreciate Gert Voorjans' aesthetic was to visit a Dries Van Noten stand-alone store. Voorjans has created for Van Noten environments that are richly layered with influences from the East...

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A Conversation With Decorator Ellie Cullman

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 5:22 PM

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The interior designer Ellie Cullman has a lot to celebrate. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the design firm she founded called Cullman & Kravis. She also has a new book entitled The Detailed Interior: Decorating Up Close With Cullman &...

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A Conversation With Decorator Amanda Nisbet

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 10:27 AM

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The decorator Amanda Nisbet entitled her first book Dazzling Design. She couldn't have found a more apt title because her brand of decorating is just that -- dazzling. She lends glamour to her spaces but not the kind that restricts you from sitting on...

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A Conversation With Fashion Designer Elie Tahari

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 1:14 PM

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The fashion designer Elie Tahari celebrates his 40th anniversary in the industry this month. In fact, September 4 was inaugurated as Elie Tahari day by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in honor of the designer's anniversary and contributions to fashion.

Taking a few minutes off...

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A Conversation With Fashion Designer Jenny Packham

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 11:40 AM

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Jenny Packham has dressed a lot of stylish and individual women like Angelina Jolie and Kate Middleton. Her brand of fashion is all about effortless elegance. Her clothes are like women's dreams come to life -- exquisite and beautifully crafted.

As she prepares...

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A Conversation With L'Objet's Founder Elad Yifrach

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 5:01 PM

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Ever since starting L'Objet in 2004, Elad Yifrach has been making luxurious and envy-inducing tabletop and home accessories that have -- and continue to -- graced many stylish homes all over the world. L'Objet's pieces are glamorous -- born out of marrying classical motifs...

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A Conversation With Menswear Designer John Varvatos

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 2:52 PM

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The menswear designer John Varvatos whose style is all about irreverent, tailored and rock and roll pieces talks about alternative careers, tequila and of course, rock and roll.

When I wake up... I can't wait to see my daughter Thea.

Before...

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A Conversation with Interior Designer Tobi Tobin

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 3:12 PM

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Tobi Tobin is a Los Angeles-based interior designer whose works have graced the pages of top magazines like Architectural Digest and House Beautiful. She has her eponymous store on Sunset Boulevard which perfectly captures her aesthetic that is largely about black and white and...

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A Conversation With Michelle Obama's Top Designer Barbara Tfank

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 2:49 PM

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The first lady Michelle Obama has worn Barbara Tfank's elegant silk dresses multiple times. Perhaps the most memorable of all is the the floral number the first lady wore to meet the Queen of...

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A Conversation With Style Icon Farida Khelfa

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 12:26 PM

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With the revival of the house of Schiaparelli in motion, I talk to Farida Khelfa -- model, muse to many designers, and now the ambassador of Schiaparelli -- about being well-dressed, Botox and the unending search for happiness.

When I wake up... I...

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