ADRIENNE HUI HONG KONG
“When Tatler told me I was going to receive their Most Stylish Woman award, my first reaction was, ‘Are you sure you’ve got the right person?’ I was stunned, because I don’t think of myself as stylish. I just wear what I want and set my own dress code, always. I simply see fashion as a reflection of my personality. I like to have fun with it.”
Adrienne Hui is delightfully direct and straightforward when discussing matters of style. Even in cut-off denim shorts and a plain blouse she looks amazing, but it’s this blasé attitude that makes you instantly covet anything she’s wearing. And yearn to peek into her closet, too (she has two), because chances are it’ll be the stuff fashion dreams are made of. Cool without trying is, after all, the secret recipe for real panache.
A regular on Hong Kong’s social scene, the former private banker and mother of two often sports laidback-but-so-on-it outfits that exude body confidence and a killer fashion sense well beyond fads and trends. “I believe in looks that appear effortless, even if a lot of effort has been put into them,” Adrienne says. “I know what I like and what I look good in. It’s all about how I feel. It has to be me.”
On the red carpet, that translates into looks that are bold and free-spirited—like the stunning macramé lace dress by Versace she wore to this year’s Hong Kong Tatler Ball—but also timeless. “I only purchase gowns I know I can wear again,” she says. “That’s a rule I apply to everything in my closet, actually. I am quite a savvy shopper.”
Away from the limelight, comfort and premium quality are of the utmost importance: “Hermès, Chanel, Max Mara are my go-to for cashmere and coats,” she says. “I like things to stand the test of time.”
“Adrienne embodies the edgy face of style—ballsy, understated and sleek regardless of the situation,” says Hong Kong Tatler editor-in-chief Jakki Phillips. “She always looks well puttogether yet is willing to take risks. She can pull off any style, from short, tight sequin dresses to long, flowy chiffon gowns. She’s also really great at styling looks for herself that mix high fashion and street wear.”
Photography Jason Capobianco Styling Justine Lee Hair and make-up Dickey Blue; Megumi Sekine Location Aqua Luna This page and and opening spread: Jacket, top, skirt, shoes and accessories by Versace