ADRI­ENNE HUI HONG KONG

Indonesia Tatler - - Style -

“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

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