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November Proust: Helen Ma


Your symbol of high fashion – Quality

You favourite fabric – Expensive velvet and nice soft linen

Your favourite colour – Black, gold and royal blue

The collection you will never forget – Tom Ford for Gucci in 1995. The fall collection was filled with 60s inspired mod styles. It was sexy and provocative, slim fitting, cutting edge… An amazing and unforgettable collection!!!

The style you most dislike – The cowboy look

Your favourite fashion photographer – Helmut Newton

Your favourite model – Kate Moss, Amber Valletta & Mariacarla Boscono

Your shoe/shoe designer fetish – With regards to heels, Christian Louboutin and Roger Vivier

Your jewel/jewelry designer fetish – In terms of watches and bracelets, Cartier

Your favourite fashion accessory – red lipstick, sunglasses, heels

Your ideal bag – New and vintage Birkins/Kellys (Hermes) in all sizes

The most creative designer – Alexander McQueen

The most timeless designer – Yves Saint Laurent

Your favourite designer – Prada, Balmain, Givenchy

Your favourite decade in fashion – 90s

Your contemporary muse or inspiration – Kate Moss

Your historical muse or icon – Coco Chanel

The “look” you prefer for a man – White shirt, jeans, a nice classic leather belt with a gold buckle or a linen shirt with a pair of shorts and loafers!

The “look” you prefer for a woman – Intelligent, confident, classic, tall, slim and heels, heels, heels…can’t live without them!!!

The fashion faux pas you can tolerate most – Going too edgy, but it all makes sense when you look at the whole outfit!

The fashion faux pas you can tolerate least – Wearing expensive labels and pretending to be educated with a snobby attitude or dressing like a Christmas tree!

What is your present state of mind? Ice cream

Your fashion motto – In my case, stay young ☺


Questions taken from Assouline’s The Fashion Questionnaire


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