DAWN QUEK, 35, LAWYER

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

A prin­ci­pal at in­ter­na­tional law firm Baker & McKen­zie.Wong & Leow, Dawn ad­vises in­di­vid­u­als and cor­po­ra­tions about is­sues rang­ing from tax plan­ning to wealth man­age­ment. She es­pe­cially rel­ishes the in­tel­lec­tual chal­lenges that come with her job and be­ing able to “con­stantly meet and get to know peo­ple from very di­verse back­grounds”. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS BE­ING OVER­DRESSED. I be­lieve in dress­ing taste­fully for work although there’s no dress code at my of­fice. My style is clas­sic and fem­i­nine, so while my clothes are clean-cut, I al­ways try to work in a twist such as an un­ex­pected fab­ric or tex­ture, bold ac­ces­sories like long neck­laces, or bags in bright colours. I EN­JOY DRESS­ING UP. I’m al­ways in dresses or skirts with heels. I rarely wear pants or jeans. I take about 40 min­utes to get ready for work ev­ery day. I AD­MIRE AN­GELINA JOLIE’S STYLE. She’s al­ways so poised and el­e­gant. I RARELY WEAR A WATCH TH­ESE DAYS, BUT MY IN­DUL­GENCE IS A BVL­GARI SER­PENTI DOU­BLE COIL TUBO­GAS TIME­PIECE. It’s a vin­tage model and has a round bezel in­stead of the snake head-shaped ones you see now. It dou­bles as a state­ment bracelet. I pair it with a sim­ple shift dress or white shirt and pen­cil skirt for days at the of­fice. A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE. My grand­mother used to tell me that. It’s the best piece of ad­vice about time I’ve ever re­ceived. SADLY, I CAN’T TRAVEL BACK TO MY CHILD­HOOD DAYS, SO I TRY TO SAT­ISFY MY SPIRIT OF AD­VEN­TURE BY EX­PLOR­ING THE WORLD. I used to en­joy vis­it­ing big ci­ties like Paris and New York. Re­cently, I de­cided to spend more time in Asia; last De­cem­ber, I went to Ba­gan and Inle Lake in Myan­mar and took lots of spec­tac­u­lar photographs. MY LOVE FOR BVL­GARI EX­TENDS BEYOND ITS WATCHES. I love the brand’s strong, almost ar­chi­tec­tural aes­thetic, which comes through in iconic pieces such as the Octo watch and B.zero1 rings. I HOARD BVL­GARI JEW­ELLERY. Years ago, I bought two rings from its Spiga col­lec­tion which I still wear ev­ery day. I’m sav­ing up for a Catene bracelet – its gourmette chain is in­spired by sau­toir neck­laces of the ’50s, so it’s re­ally gor­geous. THERE’S ONLY ONE SE­CRET TO CON­FI­DENCE. Be true to your­self.

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