It was a sizzling and gummily humid day, but Laura Cheung managed to look super cool in winter coats and chunky knits
over star Laura Cheung arrived full of enthusiasm on the dot of 10am for our shoot at New World Development’s new luxury residential development at Clear Water Bay. We headed straight into one of Mount Pavilia’s soon-to-open duplex apartments for hair and make-up, after which Laura changed into the first of many outfits from Chanel’s fall/winter collection—a heroic mission, as it was one of the hottest, stickiest days of the dying summer. With slicked-back hair and a broody lip, Laura looked remarkably fierce but also extremely relaxed. “I feel like myself,” she said. “I love an edgy look.”
From structured bouclé grey jackets to Chanel’s signature tweeds in black, navy and grey, Laura wore a predominantly monochromatic palette, spiced up here and there by the brand’s space-inspired creations for the season: silver shearling coats, glittery boots, chic sequins. These futuristic elements worked perfectly against the sharp, all-white design of the Chi Art Space at Mount Pavilia, where photographer Kwannam Chu captured most of the images.
Laura was extremely flexible throughout, handling all the changes of clothes and our instructions for adopting different poses, along with running up and down from the gallery to the roof for extra shots. She kept our spirits high, too, telling jokes, playing with the camera, and never once complaining about the heat.
At 6 o’clock, once we wrapped things up, she ran to change back into her breezy clothes and flats. “I’m attending a dinner for my grandfather tonight, I have to dash,” she said. “I can’t be late for my grandpa.” And she was off.
Turn to p.162 to read the cover story. Laura poses beside Andrew Luk’s artwork Distilled of Fired Leaves at Chi Art Space in Clear Water Bay