Leona Liu

Leona Liu

Leona Liu is the Editor of STYLE, covering a variety of lifestyle topics from fashion to design. She has previously worked at iconic titles like VOGUE, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, National Geographic and most recently, the design magazine Perspective.

Latest from Leona Liu

Golden Globes 2021 best and worst dressed: Anya Taylor-Joy wowed in Dior Haute Couture and Tiffany & Co. while some Hollywood stars – cough, Kristen Wiig and Awkwafina – underwhelmed

Anya Taylor-Joy wowed in Dior Haute Couture and Tiffany & Co. while other Hollywood stars – cough, Kristen Wiig and Awkwafina – might’ve been better off just staying home

Anya Taylor-Joy wowed in Dior Haute Couture and Tiffany & Co. while other Hollywood stars – cough, Kristen Wiig and Awkwafina – might’ve been better off just staying home

Golden Globes 2021 best and worst dressed: Anya Taylor-Joy wowed in Dior Haute Couture and Tiffany & Co. while some Hollywood stars – cough, Kristen Wiig and Awkwafina – underwhelmed
3 Mar 2021 - 1:21PM
Breitling targets female, Asian and millennial consumers – and instead of ambassadors, the luxury watch brand has celebrity ‘squads’ with members like Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron and Adam Driver

CEO Georges Kern discusses the importance of China, sustainability, the casualisation of luxury and the need for storytelling to attract younger audience – as well as the brand’s new Chronomat models

CEO Georges Kern discusses the importance of China, sustainability, the casualisation of luxury and the need for storytelling to attract younger audience – as well as the brand’s new Chronomat models

Breitling targets female, Asian and millennial consumers – and instead of ambassadors, the luxury watch brand has celebrity ‘squads’ with members like Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron and Adam Driver
6 Feb 2021 - 3:03PM
Melania Trump’s biggest fashion fails: 5 times the former first lady should have rethought her wardrobe during husband Donald Trump’s US presidency

When she was first lady, Melania was seen as the epitome of high fashion – second only to Jackie Kennedy – but the former model had a few jarring episodes, too

When she was first lady, Melania was seen as the epitome of high fashion – second only to Jackie Kennedy – but the former model had a few jarring episodes, too

Melania Trump’s biggest fashion fails: 5 times the former first lady should have rethought her wardrobe during husband Donald Trump’s US presidency
9 Feb 2021 - 3:32PM
Stella McCartney designed a dress for Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry – after Chloé, she set up her brand, working with Adidas and more, and now has LVMH as an investor

The daughter of former Beatle Paul McCartney made an evening gown for Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry and counts luxury conglomerate LVMH as an investor – and she’s using her star power to hold her industry more accountable

The daughter of former Beatle Paul McCartney made an evening gown for Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry and counts luxury conglomerate LVMH as an investor – and she’s using her star power to hold her industry more accountable

Stella McCartney designed a dress for Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry – after Chloé, she set up her brand, working with Adidas and more, and now has LVMH as an investor
24 Jan 2021 - 9:00AM
Who wore it best at Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ inauguration ceremony? Melania Trump said goodbye in Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana while Lady Gaga donned bespoke Schiaparelli haute couture

US President Joe Biden and Vice-president Kamala Harris were just sworn into office – and the political figures and celebrities there all brought their fashion A-game, but who made the best impression, and whose outfit carried hidden messaging?

US President Joe Biden and Vice-president Kamala Harris were just sworn into office – and the political figures and celebrities there all brought their fashion A-game, but who made the best impression, and whose outfit carried hidden messaging?

Who wore it best at Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ inauguration ceremony? Melania Trump said goodbye in Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana while Lady Gaga donned bespoke Schiaparelli haute couture
21 Jan 2021 - 6:11PM
‘Huawei princess’ Annabel Yao released her first pop single Backfire, making waves on Weibo – but some think the heiress daughter of billionaire Ren Zhengfei’s talents lie elsewhere

‘I know who I really want to be,’ said the ‘Huawei princess’ of her music career – while Weibo netizens joke that her new song Backfire might end up as the tech company’s new ringtone

‘I know who I really want to be,’ said the ‘Huawei princess’ of her music career – while Weibo netizens joke that her new song Backfire might end up as the tech company’s new ringtone

‘Huawei princess’ Annabel Yao released her first pop single Backfire, making waves on Weibo – but some think the heiress daughter of billionaire Ren Zhengfei’s talents lie elsewhere
19 Jan 2021 - 1:07PM
Cartier, Chanel, Chaumet, Piaget and Chopard: 5 best high jewellery watches to add sparkle to your wardrobe in 2021

Nature is the muse for many of these luxury timepieces by the likes of Cartier and Chanel that make a much stronger statement than simply telling the time

Nature is the muse for many of these luxury timepieces by the likes of Cartier and Chanel that make a much stronger statement than simply telling the time

Cartier, Chanel, Chaumet, Piaget and Chopard: 5 best high jewellery watches to add sparkle to your wardrobe in 2021
1 Jan 2021 - 12:55PM
From a US$3.4 million Lamborghini yacht to a bespoke Hermès jukebox and a James Bond-style Aston Martin with no windscreen: the 10 coolest ultra-luxury toys of 2020

A diamond-encrusted face mask, ruby-covered fountain pen or car based on No Time To Die’s futuristic Aston Martin? If money is no object, the world was your oyster in 2020

A diamond-encrusted face mask, ruby-covered fountain pen or car based on No Time To Die’s futuristic Aston Martin? If money is no object, the world was your oyster in 2020

From a US$3.4 million Lamborghini yacht to a bespoke Hermès jukebox and a James Bond-style Aston Martin with no windscreen: the 10 coolest ultra-luxury toys of 2020
31 Dec 2020 - 7:52PM
Nita Ambani’s handbag collection: Chanel, Celine, Fendi and a lot of Hermès – worn to meet Prince Charles or watch IPL cricket games

Mukesh Ambani’s wife has a stable of luxury bags from Celine, Chanel and Fendi, but Hermès is clearly her favourite – topped off by a customised Birkin Himalaya worth a cool US$360,000

Mukesh Ambani’s wife has a stable of luxury bags from Celine, Chanel and Fendi, but Hermès is clearly her favourite – topped off by a customised Birkin Himalaya worth a cool US$360,000

Nita Ambani’s handbag collection: Chanel, Celine, Fendi and a lot of Hermès – worn to meet Prince Charles or watch IPL cricket games
24 Dec 2020 - 12:00PM
Air Jordan or Yeezy, what are 2020’s bestselling sneakers? StockX CEO Scott Cutler on how Covid-19 and Netflix’s Michael Jordan documentary The Last Dance impacted sales

Netflix’s The Last Dance saw sales of Air Jordans spike, while Kanye’s trainer brand continues to do the business on resale platform StockX

Netflix’s The Last Dance saw sales of Air Jordans spike, while Kanye’s trainer brand continues to do the business on resale platform StockX

Air Jordan or Yeezy, what are 2020’s bestselling sneakers? StockX CEO Scott Cutler on how Covid-19 and Netflix’s Michael Jordan documentary The Last Dance impacted sales
20 Dec 2020 - 12:00PM
How to wear a face mask with style: match Covid-19’s must-have accessory with your favourite Gucci and Saint Laurent this Christmas

We might all be sick of masking up, but top designers like Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs were matching masks with high fashion long before the pandemic

We might all be sick of masking up, but top designers like Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs were matching masks with high fashion long before the pandemic

How to wear a face mask with style: match Covid-19’s must-have accessory with your favourite Gucci and Saint Laurent this Christmas
21 Dec 2020 - 5:15PM
Melania Trump’s holiday looks: Dior art deco to Dolce & Gabbana houndstooth – all the US first lady’s Christmas and Thanksgiving outfits

One thing we’re sure to miss is the sense of style the outgoing Flotus brought to White House official functions – such as these fetching holiday season looks

One thing we’re sure to miss is the sense of style the outgoing Flotus brought to White House official functions – such as these fetching holiday season looks

Melania Trump’s holiday looks: Dior art deco to Dolce & Gabbana houndstooth – all the US first lady’s Christmas and Thanksgiving outfits
2 Dec 2020 - 7:00AM
What’s Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka wearing this holiday season? Here are 6 previous Thanksgiving and Christmas looks that might clue us in

Whether she’s holidaying in Paris or attending official Thanksgiving events at the White House, the US first daughter is always bang on trend – just don’t ask her to decorate a dining table for you

Whether she’s holidaying in Paris or attending official Thanksgiving events at the White House, the US first daughter is always bang on trend – just don’t ask her to decorate a dining table for you

What’s Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka wearing this holiday season? Here are 6 previous Thanksgiving and Christmas looks that might clue us in
30 Nov 2020 - 1:13PM
Is Princess Diana’s ring eclipsed in The Crown by the queen’s pearls? Netflix drama shows the British monarch and prime minister Margaret Thatcher using pearls to project power

Long worn by royals and heads of government, and today by vice-president-elect Kamala Harris, pearl jewellery makes a forceful and elegant statement about your taste and sophistication

Long worn by royals and heads of government, and today by vice-president-elect Kamala Harris, pearl jewellery makes a forceful and elegant statement about your taste and sophistication

Is Princess Diana’s ring eclipsed in The Crown by the queen’s pearls? Netflix drama shows the British monarch and prime minister Margaret Thatcher using pearls to project power
19 Nov 2020 - 4:45PM
Alibaba’s Singles’ Day offers a lifeline to luxury brands, with Louis Vuitton and Dior buying into China’s annual Double 11 shopping festival to recoup Covid-19 losses

From new Cartier watches to Dior jumpers costing US$2.4 a day – luxury brands need Chinese consumers to shop like never before

From new Cartier watches to Dior jumpers costing US$2.4 a day – luxury brands need Chinese consumers to shop like never before

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day offers a lifeline to luxury brands, with Louis Vuitton and Dior buying into China’s annual Double 11 shopping festival to recoup Covid-19 losses
12 Nov 2020 - 10:04AM
Net-a-Porter CEO Federico Marchetti talks Covid-19 trends, millennials vs Gen Z and Yoox’s early influence in sustainable fashion

As the online fashion retail company turns 20, CEO Federico Marchetti speaks about centring sustainability, digital and Gen Z, approaching the Chinese market, and what’s next for the luxury brand

As the online fashion retail company turns 20, CEO Federico Marchetti speaks about centring sustainability, digital and Gen Z, approaching the Chinese market, and what’s next for the luxury brand

Net-a-Porter CEO Federico Marchetti talks Covid-19 trends, millennials vs Gen Z and Yoox’s early influence in sustainable fashion
5 Nov 2020 - 1:35PM
Melania Trump vs Jill Biden: who was best dressed at 2020’s final US presidential debate, the first lady in Christian Dior or the former second lady in Dolce & Gabbana?

Between the first lady’s Christian Dior and the former second lady’s Dolce & Gabbana, which outfit would you vote for, and what were they trying to say?

Between the first lady’s Christian Dior and the former second lady’s Dolce & Gabbana, which outfit would you vote for, and what were they trying to say?

Melania Trump vs Jill Biden: who was best dressed at 2020’s final US presidential debate, the first lady in Christian Dior or the former second lady in Dolce & Gabbana?
30 Oct 2020 - 5:55AM
From Lady Gaga channelling Audrey Hepburn’s Tiffany Diamond to a Cartier necklace that wouldn’t look out of place on Deepika Padukone: 5 yellow diamond pieces for autumn 2020

Lady Gaga wore one to the Oscars and Audrey Hepburn made them famous in Breakfast at Tiffany’s: yellow diamonds pack more punch than most

Lady Gaga wore one to the Oscars and Audrey Hepburn made them famous in Breakfast at Tiffany’s: yellow diamonds pack more punch than most

From Lady Gaga channelling Audrey Hepburn’s Tiffany Diamond to a Cartier necklace that wouldn’t look out of place on Deepika Padukone: 5 yellow diamond pieces for autumn 2020
24 Oct 2020 - 12:56PM
Nita Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s unbelievable handbag collection: a US$350,000 Hermès Birkin is just the beginning ...

Mukesh Ambani’s wife Nita might own one of the most expensive Hermès Birkins in the world, but that’s just the start – what else is in her and daughter-in-law Shloka’s wardrobe?

Mukesh Ambani’s wife Nita might own one of the most expensive Hermès Birkins in the world, but that’s just the start – what else is in her and daughter-in-law Shloka’s wardrobe?

Nita Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s unbelievable handbag collection: a US$350,000 Hermès Birkin is just the beginning ...
23 Oct 2020 - 10:00AM
Beijing’s real-life Crazy Rich Asians: from Wang Sicong to Wang Shuo – Zhou Xun’s boyfriend, once romantically linked to Fan Bingbing – meet 4 young Chinese billionaires living their best lives

One reportedly spent US$119,000 on a watch to woo Fan Bingbing – another owns a garage of supercars and likes to spread celebrity gossip on Weibo

One reportedly spent US$119,000 on a watch to woo Fan Bingbing – another owns a garage of supercars and likes to spread celebrity gossip on Weibo

Beijing’s real-life Crazy Rich Asians: from Wang Sicong to Wang Shuo – Zhou Xun’s boyfriend, once romantically linked to Fan Bingbing – meet 4 young Chinese billionaires living their best lives
16 Oct 2020 - 8:00AM
Richer than Kylie Jenner, in Alibaba founder Jack Ma’s contacts list – meet China’s self-made female billionaires empowering women in business, tech and finance

China boasts the highest number of self-made female billionaires in the world – meet the inspirational entrepreneurs empowering women in business, tech and finance

China boasts the highest number of self-made female billionaires in the world – meet the inspirational entrepreneurs empowering women in business, tech and finance

Richer than Kylie Jenner, in Alibaba founder Jack Ma’s contacts list – meet China’s self-made female billionaires empowering women in business, tech and finance
7 Oct 2020 - 10:10AM
Viktor & Rolf’s avant-garde designs are more like wearable art, and the Dutch fashion duo aren’t afraid to do couture during a pandemic, either

Viktor & Rolf’s outlandish autumn/winter 2020 collection was launched virtually – but it didn’t stop their out-of-the-box designs being noticed

Viktor & Rolf’s outlandish autumn/winter 2020 collection was launched virtually – but it didn’t stop their out-of-the-box designs being noticed

Viktor & Rolf’s avant-garde designs are more like wearable art, and the Dutch fashion duo aren’t afraid to do couture during a pandemic, either
4 Oct 2020 - 4:00PM
Versace CEO Jonathan Akeroyd on working with Donatella Versace, Covid-19’s impact on luxury fashion brands, and his strategy for sales in China

Versace transformed massively following its acquisition by Michael Kors, and Covid-19 has caused even more changes – CEO Jonathan Akeroyd thinks that other luxury fashion brands should follow suit

Versace transformed massively following its acquisition by Michael Kors, and Covid-19 has caused even more changes – CEO Jonathan Akeroyd thinks that other luxury fashion brands should follow suit

Versace CEO Jonathan Akeroyd on working with Donatella Versace, Covid-19’s impact on luxury fashion brands, and his strategy for sales in China
3 Oct 2020 - 6:00AM
Inspired by Chiara Ferragni: from Dior to Alexander McQueen, the 5 best new brown luxury handbags to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival on trend and in style

These handbags were designed by legendary luxury brands like Dior and Alexander McQueen in the hottest shade of the season – and we can’t wait to get our hands on them

These handbags were designed by legendary luxury brands like Dior and Alexander McQueen in the hottest shade of the season – and we can’t wait to get our hands on them

Inspired by Chiara Ferragni: from Dior to Alexander McQueen, the 5 best new brown luxury handbags to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival on trend and in style
24 Sep 2020 - 2:38PM
Nita Ambani’s ultra-rare Hermès Himalaya Birkin handbag is worth at least US$350,000 – encrusted with 240 diamonds and last spotted at a London lunch date with Karisma and Kareena Kapoor

For the wife of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, flaunting a coveted Birkin handbag is an every day affair – even a diamond-encrusted ‘holy grail of handbags’

For the wife of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, flaunting a coveted Birkin handbag is an every day affair – even a diamond-encrusted ‘holy grail of handbags’

Nita Ambani’s ultra-rare Hermès Himalaya Birkin handbag is worth at least US$350,000 – encrusted with 240 diamonds and last spotted at a London lunch date with Karisma and Kareena Kapoor
16 Nov 2020 - 2:04PM
Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen: how high fashion offers fairy tale escape from coronavirus woes

Escapism is the aesthetic for this collection of Covid-era couture perfect for flitting through the forest

Escapism is the aesthetic for this collection of Covid-era couture perfect for flitting through the forest

Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen: how high fashion offers fairy tale escape from coronavirus woes
9 Feb 2021 - 3:22PM
Meghan Markle, Angelina Jolie, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Fan Bingbing among stars who rocked past Ralph & Russo designs – meet the Australian duo behind the British couture label

The London-based design duo have had to embrace seismic changes, launching their autumn/winter 2020 collection digitally while planning for future challenges of Brexit and the need for sustainability

The London-based design duo have had to embrace seismic changes, launching their autumn/winter 2020 collection digitally while planning for future challenges of Brexit and the need for sustainability

Meghan Markle, Angelina Jolie, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Fan Bingbing among stars who rocked past Ralph & Russo designs – meet the Australian duo behind the British couture label
22 Oct 2020 - 2:09PM
Melania Trump’s Alexander McQueen military uniform vs Michelle Obama’s rose dress by black designer Tracy Reese – how 2 first ladies used fashion to send very different messages

Melania’s conciliatory, headline-making speech was underscored by a military style ensemble it was impossible not to interpret – a far cry from Michelle Obama’s rose dress at the Democratic summit 8 years earlier

Melania’s conciliatory, headline-making speech was underscored by a military style ensemble it was impossible not to interpret – a far cry from Michelle Obama’s rose dress at the Democratic summit 8 years earlier

Melania Trump’s Alexander McQueen military uniform vs Michelle Obama’s rose dress by black designer Tracy Reese – how 2 first ladies used fashion to send very different messages
28 Aug 2020 - 3:15PM
Forget Meghan and Kate – millennials are channelling Queen Elizabeth’s pastel styles, with a little help from Chloe and Dolce & Gabbana

Pastel colours, striking hats and pussycat bows: how the 94-year- royal family pushed aside Meghan and Kate to become a cutting-edge millennials’ muse

Pastel colours, striking hats and pussycat bows: how the 94-year- royal family pushed aside Meghan and Kate to become a cutting-edge millennials’ muse

Forget Meghan and Kate – millennials are channelling Queen Elizabeth’s pastel styles, with a little help from Chloe and Dolce & Gabbana
22 Aug 2020 - 6:00AM
Melania Trump loves her Hermès Birkin so much it started a meme – how many of the coveted luxury handbags does she own, and worth how much?

The first lady sullenly clutching her Hermès Birkin close while leaving Air Force One started a meme for millions – so how many of the coveted bags does she own?

The first lady sullenly clutching her Hermès Birkin close while leaving Air Force One started a meme for millions – so how many of the coveted bags does she own?

Melania Trump loves her Hermès Birkin so much it started a meme – how many of the coveted luxury handbags does she own, and worth how much?
21 Aug 2020 - 2:36PM