Cover: July 2013
My photo shoot for the July 2013 cover was a wonderful experience. It was shot in Tai O, a charming fishing village tucked into the coast of western Lantau, a treasure with houses on stilts and a vibrant market. I felt like I was back in old Hong Kong.
We arrived at the former colonial police station, which had been converted into a heritage boutique hotel, and I was taken to a beautiful suite where the make-up artist, stylist and hairdresser prepared me for the shoot. A speedboat then whisked us to a stunning old sampan for the first shot ... at which point panic set in as it was early June and the humidity was so high. All I could think of was that I would look like a frizz ball, as I had not warned the hairdresser that I have super curly hair with a mind of its own. I also knew that going back to the hotel for air-conditioned touch-ups was not an option until we had done at least the first few shots, as we were a long way from it. Thankfully, my hair behaved and I had a great time exploring the area—in 5-inch Dolce & Gabbana wedges!