London-based fashion designer Nicole Farhi began her career with trendy British high street label French Connection. She now has a thriving company of her own and was in Hong Kong recently to see how her collection was being received at Seibu. Book: Letters To A Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, because it answers the kind of questions asked by creative people. I also like Between Friends by Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy which is a series of letters between two friends. It is a beautiful book. Magazine: Modern Painters (published in London). It is the most interesting and intelligent magazine about art - and I love art. Film: Casque d'Or, a 1952 French movie directed by Jacques Becker and starring Simone Signoret. It conveys a gloriousness to life. CD: The Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss, performed by Gundula Janowitz. It really touches my soul. I love anything by Bach, and also a piece of incredible jazz music called Lift To The Scaffold by Miles Davis, the soundtrack to a 1958 French movie called Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud. Car: I drive a Porsche 356 or a Mercedes 250 Cabriolet, both 1958 models. I'm a fan of classic automobiles. Method of keeping fit: I do yoga everyday and practice with a teacher once a week. Way to spend a Sunday: Stay home and watch videos, especially Hitchcock films or other classics. Holiday destination: Beaches along the Indian Ocean; I try a different one every holiday. Favourite place to be taken as a guest in Hong Kong: I enjoy going to Lamma Island for seafood, selecting the fish and having it cooked in front of us. Scent: A men's fragrance from Hermes called BelAmi. Beauty product: A French pharmaceutical line called La Roche-Posay which comprises of moisturisers, cleansers and eye cream. Accessory: Shoes from my own collection, which are quite narrow. I think they go well with modern fashion. Hairdresser: Maniatis in Paris, where I've been going for 20 years. It also gives me a good reason to keep visiting Paris! Meal: Any type of sashimi. Restaurant: Wakaba, a Japanese restaurant in north London. Alcoholic drink: Ballantine's whisky. Shop: A gorgeous tea shop off rue Christine in Paris' Latin Quarter. It sells delicious teas as well as pots and cups. Artist: The sculptor Giacometti. I love to sculpt and I find his work an inspiration. Designer: Yohji Yamamoto. It's a very feminine line which I often buy in Paris. Person: My daughter Candice and my husband David.