Asian blogging trio share insider tips

PUBLISHED : Friday, 19 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 19 October, 2012, 6:03pm

As the Asian blogger presence grows more prominent with each passing season, we ask a few regular faces about their experiences at Europe's recent spring-summer 2013 shows.



Janice Wong Veteran fashion author and blogger

Your style: modern baroque - dress by Marni, belt by Fendi, clutch by Jimmy Choo, boots by Alexander McQueen and watch by Dior.

Best SS13 show: in Milan, it was Versace. It combined the DNA of the label with the hippie 1970s, a safari look and masculine-feminine elements.

Favourite fashion week moment: seeing Mrs [Caroline] Burstein again - owner of Browns [London] and the godmother of British fashion. She is my fashion mentor and promises to write the preface for my next book.

Insider tip for fashion week: as Yves Saint Laurent once said: "Fashions fade, style is eternal."


Ingrid Chua-Go aka "the Bag Hag"

Your style: very experimental - here I'm wearing a red Mary Katrantzou dress, red velvet coat and necklace both by Romanian designer Janina Nectara. A big pyrite [fool's gold] ring, by a local Parisian artist. Shoes and sunglasses are Prada, and the gunmetal leather bag is Tod's.

Best SS 13 show: Fendi, for having the best accessories collection. The new tote bag with the "ghost" baguette pocket is a SS13 must-have. And Just Cavalli - this season's silhouettes, prints, colours, and detailed beadwork came together so beautifully.

Insider tip for fashion week: three constants during fashion week are parties, blisters and sleep deprivation. So make sure you drink a lot of water, load up on vitamin C, and bring a foldable pair of flats in your bag.

Tina Leung Fashion stylist and blogger

Your style: eclectic - it changes all the time with my mood.

What are you wearing: Loewe coat, Maria Escoté spring-summer 2013 dress, Roger Vivier booties and clutch.

Best SS13 show: at Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel and Louis Vuitton, the sheer number of models added to the "show" aspect. Moncler Gamme Rouge was adorable, with clothes that really surprised me. Loewe just keeps getting better each season.

Insider tip for fashion week: this might sound like a given, but make sure you stay hydrated. There were a couple days where I'd be going from show to show and forget to drink or eat anything.