Corporate Style Journal – Amanda, architect – ii

To continue our previous chat with Amanda, a young architect who attracted my eyes when I was on a bridal make-up hairstyling work in London last May.  Let’s hear more about her favorite accessories and beauty views.

6.  Can you share with us your favorite accessories which represent yourself?

Any accessories in gold!  My nose stud was made from London (Very subtle but becomes part of Amanda). I sometimes wear very basic pearl earrings and I like lace detail.  (Caroline: Very interesting contrasting elements which create chemistry on Amanda)

And my favorite watch “Arne Jacobsen for Rosendahl”


watch photo from Amanda

watch photo from Amanda

7.  What’s your key cosmetic/skin care products? Or do you bring anything along with you?

Thick eye line is my favorite and has been evolving to obsessive thicker line after years.  I use “Tony Moly” eye liner.  I prefer bold red opaque lip color and I like Bobbi Brown lipstick for its long lasting effect.   I tone down lip color when I’m with work outfit.  I always use Urban Decay eye primer.  I don’t visit facial salon and simply use pharmacy brand Physiogel for my skin care.

8.  Which is your favorite hair salon? What’s your favorite hair styling products?

Il Copo.  I perm my hair to bring more volume as I wish to slimmer my face, ha ha!  I use “Powerpoint” hair clay on my wet hair and let it air-dry naturally (and lazily) which created the rich texture.  I sometimes use the curling cream from Loreal Professionel

9.  How do you enhance your style? Inspiration source?

I am inspired by architecture, graphic arts.  I love visiting Osage and other galleries in industrial building in Kwun Tong and Wong Chuk Hang.

(Special thanks to the photography by Rico at An Ant Capture studio,

Corporate Style Journal – Amanda, architect – i

My eyes were attracted by Amanda, when I was on a bridal make-up hairstyling work in London last May, as she’s one of the fashionably edgy guests of our bride G.  I can see her confidence of who she is and of what she loves.

1. How do you describe your style, as I seemed to see your 2 extremes? How do you incorporate into your role as a young architect?

I’d try many things and varieties.  For weekends, I love vintage pieces which are happily colorful and patterned.  For work, I go for timeless basics and structured silhouette in neutral colors like black/white/grey/navy, especially if I’m meeting client and would like to look not too young in the field.



2. Where do you normally shop for outfits? Any favorite shop?

For vintage, I love to hunt at Beatniks at Peel Street, at Brick Lane in London and some vintage shops in Korea.  For basics, I go to COS and even go to Uniqlo for men’s knit.

I like the jeans from Topshop as its “Joni” cutting of the pant ends is just perfect to me.

Of course, how can I miss my favorite shop EDIT (This is the cool niche fashion select shop owned by our bride G whose wedding had connected Amanda and me).


(Suit jacket from EDIT, Sheer Shirt from Topshop, boots from YSL)

3.  How do you carry vintage dress or personalize it?

I love contrast- like wearing a parka military jacket with vintage dress.  I always bring vintage dresses for travel – as they can be conveniently rolled-up in the luggage and their colors are happy for travelling.

4.  Which outfit cutting or color is your favorite?

I’ve already counted my short height as my identity (Caroline: I just love her sense of humor and embracing who she is).  I used to choose dress with a shorter cutting in front as to conceal my short height and not to expose my arms/legs so that I look slimmer, but I now don’t care much and just wear what I love. (This is the twinkling confidence I saw in her eyes!)

I enjoy any color, but specially like navy.

5.  Any recent best buy?

My navy folder clutch bag of Chanel, with quilt lining & floral inner lining.

My Stubbs and Wooten loafers.

To be continued…


(Special thanks to the photography by Rico at An Ant Capture studio,