Mira Yeh

PUBLISHED : Monday, 06 March, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 06 March, 2006, 12:00am

Style secrets of the hip and fashionable


Wardrobe staple?

Sky-high stilettos. I don't like to get lost in a crowd so four-inch heels and above are a must-have.

Fashion no-nos?

I hate to be a follower of any- thing, so I don't follow trends and set styles.

What do you always wear?

My SPF30+ Shiseido sunscreen. It's the first thing I put on in the morning, even before I roll up my blinds.

Favourite shoe designer?

There's no particular label I go for, but this season I love Lanvin and Prada because they have gorgeous wooden platforms.

Must-have accessory?

My American Express card. It really is a case of never leaving home without it.

Handbag pick for this season?

Supersized bags from Prada or Louis Vuitton. I'm into big, deep bags at the moment. The deeper, the better - so I can throw all my junk into it.

Most cherished fashion item?

My wedding gown by Charles Chang-lima. He's my best buddy from New York and I've known him since the early 90s. I didn't see it until the day before my wedding. It was a stunning piece and fitted perfectly.

Style icon?

Kate Moss and Jane Birkin. They're not conventional people, they're rule-breakers and have a very individualistic style. And they can express who they are by how they dress.

Who'd design your Oscars dress?

Haute Couture Chanel.

Most expensive fashion item?

It's yet to come. Wouldn't Amex be pleased to hear that?

Your fashion style?

Tai-tai with an edge. I'm married, but I don't want to follow the typical 'ladies who lunch' look. I'm a bit of a rebel and it shows in my sartorial style. I favour clothes with a twist - not revealing, but gothic-inspired, for instance.

Boho or ladylike?

Definitely a mixture.

Fashion disaster?

I would consider looking like a mumsy housewife a fashion blunder. There's nothing worse than dressing up in dull, uninteresting clothes, because they make you look mediocre and I totally eschew mediocrity.