Johanna Ho

PUBLISHED : Monday, 06 September, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 06 September, 2004, 12:00am

Four dynamic Hong Kong women give insights into their personal style

Fresh-faced Hong Kong girl-about-town and international fashion success Johanna Ho describes how she combines savvy pieces from her own line with vintage finds to achieve her mix-and-match, street-smart, girlie charm

Favourite designers: Yohji Yamamoto, Sonia Rykiel and Madeleine Vionnet

Favourite shoes: Johanna Ho silver birdcage. Sexy and elegant, they are high but comfortable, and the toe cleavage reveals just enough of your toenails

In your handbag: My BlackBerry, purse, makeup bag, Power Puff Girl pen and, of course, diary/notebook to take notes of whatever inspires me on my travels. A digital camera to immortalise it

Favourite piece of jewellery: This jade bracelet which my grandmother gave me before I left to study in Britain at 13 'to fight against all evil'

Favourite colour: Lavender: it's sweet, romantic and dreamy, with a mysteriously mystic edge

Perfume: Shalimar by Guerlain

Hanging out at home: Track pants and a T-shirt

Could not live without: My jeans. They are the foundation of any of my outfits, which I dress up and down. High heels are also a must

Signature style: Feminine with a cheeky boyish charm. I always wear something sweet, but usually with something masculine or sporty. For example, lace with sloppy jeans

What is your favourite shop: Via Bus Stop in Tokyo. They have a really good selection of designers, mixed with lifestyle pieces.

It's cute and edgy, the Colette of Japan

Worst fashion moment: Two little triangles on too much flesh. Me in a bikini at the age of one, looking like a fat little Buddha!

Latest fashion purchase: These bangles I found in a Chinese antique emporium in Tsim Sha Tsui