TRI­CIA CHONG, 37, STAY-AT-HOME MUM

24-7 (Singapore) - - In Good Time -

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.

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