Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design HK

A conversation series for Hong Kong creatives
Hosted by Carla, Celia & Debbie

A salon night held bi-monthly will be limited to six creative ladies. We’ll wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. If you’re a female student or creative and would like to join, please email us. It’s free and reservations are first come, first serve. Additionally, please get in touch if you’d like to host us in your space, share your craft or lead a discussion. We’re also on Facebook and Instagram!

March 8, 7:30pm, 2017 Salon Night No.1

It’s International Women's Day! We’d love to start a dialogue on what this means to fellow creative ladies in Hong Kong.

May 25, 7:30pm, 2017 Salon Night No.2

Creativity & Inspiration – share with us a passion project or a point of inspiration.

September 12, 7pm, 2017 Talk & Salon Night No.3

We've invited Jocelyn Liipfert Lam, Strategy Director and Founder of LIIPSTIIK, to share her experiences of starting and running a creative business.

October 30, 7:30pm, 2017 "Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict" Screening

A documentary following the life of a woman who became one of the twentieth century's most proficient wheelers and dealers at the top end of the art market; collecting art, but also artists along the way.

February 10, 11am, 2018 Talk & Salon 'Noon No.4

We’ve invited illustrator & artist Charlene Man 萬蒨衡, member of London-based studio Day Job, to share her experiences working between Asia/UK.

March 16, 7pm, 2018 Talk & Open House

LWD x Constant Open House night present London based creative director and filmmaker, Claire Arnold, who brings her specialty of working in art direction and branded editorial content to share some personal visions and perspectives.

March 22, 7pm, 2018 Salon Night No.5

This event is for sharing creative work/projects inspired by the revived feminist movement. Expect an intimate evening of presenting, critiques, sharing ideas and getting to meet other creatives.

April 28, 3pm, 2018 Talk & Salon 'Noon No.6

島中坊研:在地手藝 Island Workbench: Workmanship in modern society
LWD首次以廣東話同大家會面。我地有請袋子設計師Amy 祁穎圓分享同Steven(拍檔、共同創辦人、男友) @island_workbench ,一手一腳成立島中坊研的故事。島中坊研的兩個小店及工作坊均紮根長洲,並邀請島中的婦女協助縫製自家設計的袋子。

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few women creative directors. She believes we can change that through mentorship and championing others’ work. We couldn’t agree more, and we also think it would be fun to meet other lady creatives, so we reached out to her and Ladies, Wine & Design Hong Kong was born.

About the Hosts:
Carla Almeida is a multidisciplinary designer, art director, lecturer and ceramic enthusiast. Born in Oporto, Portugal, she is now living and working in Hong Kong. She is passionate about freshly brewed coffee as she is for manchego cheese, Fellini, African patterns, Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew and the Russian constructivism. Her way of thinking is of an idea maker and a storyteller.

Celia Leung grew up in Hong Kong before pursuing her Masters in San Francisco. Having worked for over a decade in a number of design agencies, her experience covers both local and international clientele and projects. Beyond work, she has a great love for the arts and crafts, and is particularly enthusiastic about ceramics, photography, and traditional letterpress.

Debbie Poon moved to Hong Kong from her native city London in search of adventure and new experiences. Since then, she has developed her skills in design and branding from working with a range of studios, as well as creating a zine series on the side. She finds inspiration from contemporary art, walking along the seaside, other people’s Spotify playlists and baking.

*2018* Welcoming Venus, Karis and Katrina to the hosting team! Bios coming soon..

Meanwhile, some inspiring reads:

Where are all the women Creative Directors?
We Need to Talk About Money
Kill Them With Kindness
Gender Disparities in the Design Field

Numbers show that there’s a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, we find the people we’re inspired by most are often other talented ladies. Here are a few women in Hong Kong we have admired or worked with! Please do email us if you want to nominate someone for this list.