The seven things Hong Kong fashion designer Vanessa Tao can’t live without

Rouge neon lipstick and Maria Yat lingerie are among a few of her favourite things

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 April, 2016, 6:12pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 16 April, 2016, 10:22am

I always wear my very thin vintage golden watch with chain which I got from an old local shop. You know the ones under stairs of tenement houses. It’s classic and simple.

When it comes to lipstick YSL is my go-to brand. YSL #14 coral in touch for daily use and YSL #50 Rouge neon for my night lips!

I just love the work of British fashion photographer Tim Walker. His pictures are so dreamy, romantic, and the sets so inspiring.

My favourite city is London. Since starting my label I don’t take that many holidays but every season after fashion weeks I do go back to London to visit friends and have a bit of a rest. The city’s my second home.

My favourite place for a drink in Hong Kong is Le moment @ peel street in Central. The wine there is really good. I don’t really like cocktails – most are too sweet.

Raf Simons is my favourite designer – I especially love what he did for Dior. I mean who doesn’t love it? I also love Simone Rocha – I love her garcons feel with feminine touch.

For lingerie I love Maria Yat. She is a friend from London who started her eponymous brand a year ago. Her modern and sporty underwear collection is a must for summer.