North­ern Lights Outshining even her daz­zling sur­round­ings, brought fun and glam­our to our shoot in Bei­jing

Olivia Lee-davies

Hong Kong Tatler - - Behind The Scenes -

When Olivia LeeDavies was to at­tend a gala din­ner in Bei­jing a few years ago, she bor­rowed a dress from Dolce & Gab­bana worth nearly HK$2 mil­lion. Un­for­tu­nately, when she ar­rived in the Chi­nese cap­i­tal, her lug­gage hadn’t ar­rived with her, lead­ing to a fran­tic search for the ir­re­place­able gown. (The dress was even­tu­ally found just in time for the event.) A nerve-wrack­ing sense of déjà vu swept over Lee-davies in Novem­ber when she landed in Bei­jing for our Asia’s Most Stylish shoot—her lug­gage had once again failed to ap­pear on the carousel. “I was def­i­nitely start­ing to panic and I couldn’t be­lieve it was hap­pen­ing again,” she says with a smile. “But they found it quite quickly, and the re­lief put me in a great mood.” Lee-davies’ pos­i­tive en­ergy lasted all week­end and kept ev­ery­one in high spir­its. As a vet­eran of nu­mer­ous photo shoots, she helped pho­tog­ra­pher Joel Lim set up images and chat­ted about styling with fash­ion edi­tor Justine Lee. Over the week­end, she also fell in love with a grey Ralph Lau­ren dress and a white Rok­sanda Ilin­cic num­ber, both of which she planned to pur­chase on Net-a-porter the next day. “The whole week­end was won­der­ful,” she said on the Mon­day morn­ing as the group bade each other farewell. “Drink­ing cham­page and mak­ing new friends—what more could you want?” Cheers to that. For the full story, turn to page 144. Olivia Lee-davies has a por­trait of her­self taken ev­ery decade, so she knows ex­actly how to pose

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