Casual glamour by Rachel Ma

The Hong Kong creative director injects some effortless elegance into her Spring wardrobe.

Elegant, sexy cool – Rachel Ma knows all about the importance of balance in a look. The Hong Kong creative director, stylist and fashion icon is an expert in finding those cool details that takes an outfit from demure elegance to casual cool. Rachel Ma recently finished a production with the Hong Kong Ballet – ”a wonderful experience” and was at the time of our shoot busy working on some very exciting advertorials. Swipe to see how this fashion pro wears her current H&M favourites.  

WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
”Androgynous, clean lines, effortless and unfussy.”

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE ON EARTH? 
”I can’t answer that, I have so much more to see and explore!”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD? 
”Asian cuisine, of course!”


WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO LOOK? 
”I spend 7 days a week either shooting on set, in the office or in meetings. My wardrobe has to allow me to work comfortably and to move around easily. It should also be appropriate for quick day-to-night dressing, as I often have fashion events or openings to attend in the evenings.

My go-to look is an oversized blazer with a pair of culottes trousers and ankle boots. Always dressed in white, black or red.”

WHY IS FASHION IMPORTANT? 
”Fashion reflects personality. It’s not just fashion that is important, it’s style; it’s how you carry yourself. I work with and am surrounded by a lot of people every day, and that has made me a magnet to truly confident individuals.

Fashion shows whether a person is comfortable in their own skin. It is a great form of self-expression and your style often speaks before you do.”

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN HISTORY, WHAT FASHION ERA WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN? 
”I am a '90s kid, it’s the coolest!”


WHAT ITEM WOULD YOU NEVER PART FROM?
”My portable phone charger. My entire day freezes if my phone is out of battery. Oh! And my boyfriend’s mini bottle of Issey Miyake eau de toilette, for good luck!”

WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY FASHION PLEASURE?
”Cycling shorts. Please don’t judge.”

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET?
I just finished a book about Phil Knight, co-founder of Nike. A brilliant mind with an unstoppable drive.”


WHAT DO YOU NEED RIGHT NOW?  
”I really need to pack my bag for my flight to Berlin tonight! Haha.”

WHAT IS YOUR LATEST BEAUTY DISCOVERY? 
”Water! Drink more of it.”

 

Adam Katz Sinding is the photographer behind Le 21ème. Follow his work on @le21eme.

 


RACHEL MA

WHAT: Creative Director

WHERE: Hong Kong

INSTAGRAM: @rachelmahk

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