In your closet: Catherine Fung

PUBLISHED : Monday, 14 January, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 14 January, 2008, 12:00am

Wardrobe staple?

Converse trainers in unusual hues, Chanel ballerina flats, Christian Louboutin heels, Louis Vuitton cashmere sweaters and LP&P hand knits.

What do you always wear?

Tom Ford's Black Orchid perfume.

Fashion no-nos?

Uggs and sweatpants with your name emblazoned on your behind.

Handbag pick for this season?

An oversized clutch - the brighter the hue, the better.

Favourite shoe designer?

Christian Louboutin.

Must-have accessory?

A skinny belt on everything for spring/summer 08.

Most cherished fashion item?

My full feather Anya Hindmarch evening bag from 1998.

Who would design your Oscar dress?

I'd design it myself.

Style icon?

Audrey Hepburn meets Angelina Jolie.

Your fashion style?

Elegant with an edge.

Favourite winter trend?

Super chunky hand-knit sweaters.

Favourite piece of jewellery?

A gold ring from the 1950s, given to me by my grandma.

Flats or stilettos?

Eighty per cent of my shoes are heels but I wear flats 90 per cent of the time.

High-end or high street?

High-end quality with a splash of high-street fun.

Fashion disaster?

Wearing white angora on the New York City subway.

Wide legged or skinny?

Skinny. It goes with all my shoes and boots.

What is your fashion obsession?

Obviously, shoes!

What's on your wish list?

Balenciaga's braided leather flat boots.

Favourite piece of lingerie?

A silk lace robe from Kiki de Montparnasse.

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

97 pairs.

Best place for bargains?

Flea markets in Paris. I've just bought a pair of Balenciaga vintage sunglasses for Euro12 (HK$139).

Favourite designer and brand?

Olivier Theyskens, Vionnet and John Galliano.

Catherine Fung is a fashion designer and boutique owner