TRICIA CHONG, 37, STAY-AT-HOME MUM
Most of Tricia’s day is spent entertaining and keeping up with her one-year-old son, which means that those classic shift dresses she used to favour for the office (when she worked in private banking) haven’t seen much light of day of late. “I never thought that motherhood would require so much more thinking out of the box,” she laughs. MY PRIORITIES HAVE CHANGED. It used to be husband, then friends. Now it’s baby, husband and friends, in that order. Of course, whenever I can, I still like to explore new places where I can dine out with friends. I’M A BIT OF A TOMBOY. My style is simple and classic with a dash of rock chic or androgyny. Once I decide what I want to wear in the morning, it takes me only half an hour to get ready. When I worked in a bank, the dress code was business so I always perked up my black dresses with bright accessories. AT THE TOP OF MY WISH LIST IS THE BVLGARI DANIEL ROTH PAPILLON VOYAGEUR TIMEPIECE. I look for practicality in my watches. I love to travel, so I think the dual time-zone function is especially handy. Plus, I’ve become interested in complications. IF I COULD TRAVEL THROUGH TIME, I’D LIKE TO GO BACK TO THE ’50S. That was a period when society became more open-minded and women were starting to enjoy more independence. I think it was a really sexy era for ladies. I ALSO OWN BVLGARI JEWELLERY. My wedding band is a Bulgari B.zero1 ring. My husband and I had very different ideas about how we wanted our wedding bands to look. Eventually, we picked different designs from the same label. I’ve never regretted my choice because my ring goes with all my outfits. IT’S IMPORTANT TO FOCUS ON THE PRESENT. That’s the best advice I’ve ever received, so I want to share it with others too.