Style confession: Yardbird co-founder Linsday Jang | South China Morning Post

Style confession: Yardbird co-founder Linsday Jang

The co-founder of Yardbird, one of the city's most buzzed about Japanese spots, grew up around restaurants in Canada and New York. She continues to create hip dining experiences, including the recently opened Ronin


PAINTING BY PRODIP LEUNG from the "Daydreaming With …" exhibition. I asked him to make one for me with a lotus on top and an armband that reads "shanti", signifying peace.

CÉLINE BAG It's far better than a huge handbag; just big enough for the necessities. Having had two kids and too much to carry, you learn to slim things down.

UNIS CHARLIE'S TIGER CAMO MEN'S JACKET bought in New York. I really like men's clothing. I like things that are feminine with an androgynous twist.

KAZAKH CARPET from Ap Lei Chau. This antique rug is 50 years old. I love how even the colours are fading.

BOND NO9 PERFUME This is my favourite scent from a company that pays tribute to New York City.

SACAI SKIRT I bought this in Japan and love the simple cut and studded detailing. I poured almost 20 litres of wine on it the first day I wore it. I took it to a wedding dress cleaner and luckily it was made good as new.


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Saint Laurent flats bought in Paris, from one of the first collections since the brand's name change.






Jacket from Japanese store UnderCover by Jun Takahashi.





Her grandfather's Rolex, worn with a vintage strap to give it a new look, paired with a custom bracelet made by a friend in New York.





... and at play





An all-seeing eye bracelet is said to ward off evil.





Jang has been doing yoga for 13 years and considers Canadian gym wear brand Lululemon a staple.






Jang's sneaker collection for downtime ranges from Nike Dunks and Free Runs to Isabel Marant sneaker boots.





Text and photos by Carmen Chan and Ken Wu (



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