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Laetitia Yu

PUBLISHED : Monday, 26 February, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 26 February, 2007, 12:00am

Style secrets of the hip and fashionable


Investment banker


Wardrobe staple?


Suits for work.


Fashion no-nos?


Looking like you walked out of brand XX's lookbook, page XX.


Favourite shoe designer?


Jimmy Choo Couture, Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Louboutin.


Must-have accessory?


Phone and BlackBerry.


Most cherished fashion items?


Everything from my mother; a vintage cameo and enamel necklace from Reina Tan and Audrey Chiu, founders of When I was Five; and charms from my nieces.


Favourite designer?


Barney Cheng and Balenciaga. Barney is so amazing; his talent extends beyond designing only clothes. Nicolas Ghesquiere, who designs for Balenciaga, is a genius and his creations are original.


What do you buy every spring/summer?


Sunblock


Style icon?


My mother. She knows who she is; she never compromises for the sake of trends; and she is always impeccable.


Most expensive fashion item?


Hermes Birkin - and fortunately for me it doesn't depreciate in value.


Flats or stilettos?


Stilettos


High-end or high street?


Both, so that I can mix and match.


Fashion disaster?


Someone once stepped on my gown and ripped it at the beginning of the evening, so I had to spend the rest of the night sitting down.


Favourite spring trend?


The minidress.


What colours and prints will you be wearing this spring?


White, bright colours


and metallics.


What are you coveting this season?


I've got my eye on an Estaraza alligator bag by Sharie R. Tse. A friend carried one at the Paris shows and received so many compliments, including one from Andre Leon Talley of Vogue.


Favourite resort wear?


I burn really easily, so a hat and sunglasses are musts, along with chiffon and cotton tops.


Your fashion style?


Simple and elegant, with a bit of edge.


Name three things you can't do without in your wardrobe?


Jeans, a good coat and a lightweight and roomy shoulder bag.


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