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Jennifer Cheung Wai-yin

PUBLISHED : Monday, 22 August, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 22 August, 2005, 12:00am
 

Style secrets of the hip and fashionable


Designer and owner of ShoeGirl


Wardrobe staple?


Jeans. They go with everything so well. I prefer Korean jeans because they're cut better and they make your legs look longer. I also have a lot of slim-cut embellished T-shirts.


Fashion no-no's?


Suits. They don't look right on me. They're too serious for my lifestyle.


Handbag pick for this season?


I love the Chloe Paddington.


Favourite shoe designer?


There's no one designer that I prefer, but I'm very much influenced by the Japanese market because I've exported shoes to Japan since 1996. Japanese shoes are very feminine and ladylike.


Must-have accessory?


A cashmere or pashmina scarf is always my best companion.


Most cherished fashion item?


A stylish Dolce & Gabbana coat. It's simple and black with a detachable belt, a little split at the cuffs, and, most importantly, signature leopard lining.


Style icon?


Audrey Hepburn. She was gorgeous and very feminine. I just love her style: the Capri pants, the full circle skirt with slim-cut T-shirts, the ballerina shoes, neat chignon and pearl necklaces.


Who'd design your Oscars dress?


It would have to be Badgley Mischka. I love the clean cut designs with all the beading and pearls. I'd like a cream, satin, full-length dress with little pearls and embroidery. The side of the dress would be tulle with Swarovski crystals sewn onto it.


Most expensive fashion item?


A Voyage pea coat. I really had to close my eyes when I passed the credit card to the sales lady.


Your fashion style?


It's very feminine, but I seldom wear dresses or skirts. I like to match jeans with detailed feminine tops.


Boho or ladylike?


Definitely ladylike. I'm a typical Libran. I'm elegant and feminine.


Flats or stilettos?


Both. I wear ballerina flats most of the time, and my favourite Casadei stilettos for evenings.


High-end or high street?


Both. Being able to mix and match is important. I buy from everywhere, including chains such as Giordano Ladies and select boutiques like Pink Martini.


Fashion disaster?


I was 16 and wanted to look mature, so I borrowed my mother's one-piece dress. It was awful.


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