Tina Leung shows how to mismatch the right way

Rules are meant to be broken – see how stylist and style icon Tina Leung styles her H&M favourites.

If you follow Tina Leung on Instagram, the first thing you learn about her is that she is constantly travelling. One outfit post she’s in Paris, you refresh the feed and she’s at her favourite noodle bar in Hong Kong. (Yes, one of the best things about Tina Leung is her love for food and her willingness to share it. Warning: don’t check her Instagram if you’re hungry – if it wasn’t for Tina we would never know of the concept pizza fries.)

Maybe the nomadic lifestyle has inspired her style: one of the most eclectic style icons on the street style scene, Tina Leung is a true international style icon. When we asked her to pick and style her current H&M favourites, we knew she would have a new take on them. Photographer Adam Katz Sinding caught her in Hong Kong, where she is – mostly – based. 

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO LOOK?
”Presently.... A spaghetti strap dress over a tee, leather jacket and biker boots or flats in the form of Roger Vivier slippers or basic Keds. Easy peasy.”

WHY IS FASHION IMPORTANT?
”It gives us an identity and is an outlet for self-expression. Signifies freedom of choice. Can you imagine if we all wore the same thing and there were no other choices?”

WHO IS YOUR STYLE ICON?
”I don’t have one weirdly…”

WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
"Not sure if I have a signature style either. Changes all the time depending on my mood!"

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE ON EARTH?
”My bed. Second is soaking in a bathtub.”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?
”Shoestring fries, potato chips, beef jerky and any Asian cuisine.”

IF YOU HAD TO LEAVE YOUR APARTMENT IN A HURRY, WHAT WOULD YOU GRAB?
”My phone, its charger, headphones, credit card and ATM card.”

Can you imagine if we all wore the same thing and there were no other choices?


Tina Leung
 

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN HISTORY, WHAT FASHION ERA WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN?
”I guess it depends which country I would be in during this era... I do love what the women at court wore during the Qing Dynasty. 

WHAT ITEM WOULD YOU NEVER PART FROM?
”My phone and headphones. Can’t live without music.”

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?
”A stage actor.”


WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY FASHION PLEASURE?
”Excess.”

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET?
”[Qing dynasty] Empress Dowager Cixi.”

WHAT DO YOU NEED RIGHT NOW?
”An amazing personal assistant and a manager/agent would be awesome! Haha!”

WHAT IS YOUR LATEST BEAUTY DISCOVERY?
”This Hourglass lipgloss tester I received. Obsessed with it right now. Perfect red and the way it goes on so smoothly and evenly. Love!”
 

Adam Katz Sinding is the photographer behind Le 21ème. Follow his work on Instagram.
 

TINA LEUNG

WHAT: Stylist

LOCATION: Hong Kong/Paris

WEBSITE: tinaloves.com

INSTAGRAM: @tinaleung

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