January 2011 Proust: Laura Li

Your symbol of high fashion — Beautifully well-made and cut statement pieces that can transcend through the ages

You favourite fabric — Silk jersey – comfy+wrinkle free!

Your favourite colour — Grey/brown tones

The collection you will never forget — Riccardo Tisci’s first collection for Givenchy

The style you most dislike — Trashy+ thoughtless

Your favourite fashion photographer — Juergen Teller

Your favourite model — Abbey Lee, Miranda Kerr, Bambi, Erin Wasson

Your shoe/shoe designer fetish — I’m a shoe designer slut – currently in love with my studded Valentino lizard kitten heels, always love Nicholas Kirkwood’s creations and any shoe that can make a plain outfit pop

Your jewel/jewelry designer fetish — Loving all fun edgey affordable designers like Made Her Think, Lowluv, Mr Kate, ManiaMania..

Your favourite fashion accessory — Mom’s diamond bean necklace, Grandma’s old costume jewelry

Your ideal bag — The mini PS1, Hermès Constance, currently swooning over the PS11

The most creative designer — Alexander McQueen

The most timeless designer — Coco Chanel

Your favourite designer — Phoebe Philo

Your favourite decade in fashion — 60s/70s

Your contemporary muse or inspiration — Leigh Lezark, Taylor Tomasi-Hill, Olivia Palermo, plus a lot of cool magazine editors

Your historical muse or icon — Jane Birkin, mom in the 60s/70s, Grandma

The “look” you prefer for a man — Polished, but casual with a little edge and scruff- any man that is style conscious

The “look” you prefer for a woman — Mixing high+low, girly+edgey.. Never sticks to one look

The fashion faux pas you can tolerate most –Logo mania (especially with mainlanders – forgive them since they still have a lot of catching up to do)

The fashion faux pas you can tolerate least — Designer brand from head to toe where it looks BAD and tasteless – for those who aren’t from the mainland and should know better and can afford to be stylish, but are just unaware – shame on you!

What is your present state of mind? Uber chill – on a beach in Malaysia – about to eat lunch!

Your fashion motto — Don’t ever be close-minded about fashion. If you’re not having fun, then what’s the point??

Questions taken from Assouline’s The Fashion Questionnaire

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  1. […] men’s cape, H&M skirt, Marks & Spencer’s merino wool tights (Thanks, Laura!), H&M thigh highs, Prada shoes, Miu Miu […]



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