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Flora Cheong-Leen

Cheong has designs on best of both worlds

Every little girl dreams of being a ballet dancer. Then they grow up and want to be fashion designers. Flora Cheong-leen (pictured) lives the best of both worlds. Clothes are her career but dancing is still her pleasure.

Friday, 19 August, 2005, 12:00am

Flora's back in style

In a recent public appearance, fashion designer and dancer Flora Cheong-Leen (isn't that a lovely name?) wore a backless number so astonishing, the paparazzi and press were literally talking behind her back. Every time she turned back to face them, she was asked to turn around again.

13 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Designers 'must establish own identity'

Local fashion designers need to create a strong image if they want international recognition, according to Hong Kong fashion designer Flora Cheong-Leen.

Ms Cheong-Leen weighed in with her thoughts while reflecting upon the design strengths in her own collection themed 'love me, feel me, see me', which, she said, explored the essence of Chinese identity.

17 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Health key to beauty, says Flora

Flora Cheong-Leen has been very quiet of late and now it is revealed why - she spent the best part of the last year writing a health and beauty book.

In two volumes, the book, written in Chinese, emphasises both inner and outer beauty, although Flora stresses that the inner beauty part is more important.

12 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Art launch a feast for all senses

IN sparkling form at a luncheon held to launch the Cleto Munari objets d'art collection at the Museum Annexe in the Prince's Building are (at left) Yumiko Kuok, Cleto Munari, Carol Lu, Giancarlo Giorgi and Flora Cheong-Leen.

Other guests who attended the function included Margery Au, Jean Wong, Bagwanti Mohan, Irene Chu, Linda Fung, Chitra Chellaram and Tina Liu.

12 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

China role fashionable for Flora

HAS fashion tsarina Flora Cheong-Leen been smitten by the come-to-China-before-China-comes-to-you syndrome? Never a week passes without her dashing to Kai Tak to catch a flight to Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian or some such happening city across the border.

6 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Flora's all dressed to chill in frosty Beijing

WITH ''socialist market economy'' replacing ''socialist central planning'' as the buzz-words in China, the sort of scene pictured left is what we can expect to be seeing with alarming frequency on the streets of Beijing.

3 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Busy Flora flees flock of stalking pressmen

TEA with busy-busy Flora Cheong-Leen, who seems to be spending her time in the fast lane these days (and we're not referring to her cute little turbo sports car - apparently the only one of its kind in Hong Kong).

13 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Flora quick to reveal her love for male companion

SEEING Flora Cheong-Leen the other night at a fashionable soiree with her arm wrapped fondly around her male companion's waist, we asked the fashion designer (sadly estranged for the past six months from husband Alan Hoo) whether this was the new man in her life.

18 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Party guests take Flora for a ride

WHAT an enchanting evening was had when the Bela Vista in Macau threw a sparkling bash to celebrate its first anniversary under the management of the Mandarin Oriental.

7 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Wonder what Flora has her eye on?

JUST what was fashion designer Flora Cheong-Leen (right in orange pants) up to in the close confines of this mini-van on the mean streets of Shanghai? Could it be that fitness fanatic Cheong-Leen, who exercises two to three hours daily, was catching up on her tongue and eye workout? A warm-looking P.S.

15 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Flora bursts into bloom

FLORA Cheong-Leen looked as if she had been poured into her white bell-bottoms. But not the matching jacket. ''Size 36,'' said the ex-dancer, ex-model, designer. ''Bigger jackets sit so much better.'' Has the trim, terrific body which once graced Britain's Royal Ballet been expanding lately? Not so you'd notice without the aid of a magnifying glass.

21 Jul 1993 - 12:00am