Harper's Bazaar (Singapore)

WENDY LONG FREELANCE WRITER

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How would you describe your style?

I know it’s a no-no for some, but I like total looks—it’s like inhabiting the whole vision of the designer. I might wear the same designer from head to toe, but with pieces from different collection­s, or I would change up the accessorie­s to make [the look] more my own. I love Saint Laurent so I wear a fair bit of black. It’s sexy in a way that is not so in-your-face; it’s quite French and effortless, and I like that kind of edginess in a look. Fashion to me is like works of art, so I care more about how I look and how I feel in them rather than practicali­ty.

Do you have a go-to piece or look?

My favourite item would be a pair of sequinned shorts by Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent. I have a lot of his more dramatic pieces, but this is the one thing I feel goes with everything. My staple look would be these shorts with booties and a jacket.

Which other designers do you love?

I like Balmain for its sequinned dresses. On lazy days when I don’t know what to wear, I just throw on a sequinned dress. I am also rediscover­ing a long-lost love for Alaïa; and Chanel is such a classic. Some people think it’s just another tweed jacket, but for me, there’s always something slightly different, so I try to pick up at least one or two every season. I think it’s worth collecting because it’s truly timeless.

What trends are you into this season?

I’ve been playing around a lot with accessorie­s. Most of my Saint Laurent looks are of a similar spirit—the biggest difference comes from the accessorie­s. For example, this season, Vaccarello paired a lot of looks with sheer stockings and feather booties. It’s these small things that totally change the look. I wear them with my older pieces and they look updated. Other key accessorie­s for me this season are the Dior Saddle belt and the veiled bucket hat.

 ??  ?? Azzedine Alaïa wool top, fur skirt, leather belt; Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello hat; rhinestone earrings and feather booties, Long’s own
Azzedine Alaïa wool top, fur skirt, leather belt; Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello hat; rhinestone earrings and feather booties, Long’s own

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