This week we get up close and personal with our in-house stylist, Queenie Tsang, who has been with Emma Wallace since Day 1! As our Stylist & Social Media Content Creator, she knows every piece of the collection inside-out and has been with the brand every step of the way. Ask her anything - from design details, to occasion dressing and styling tips… she will give you amazing style advice and even keep you in the loop of our VIP sales (so she’s the person to know)!
If you’ve been to our store no doubt you have met Queenie… she is the smiley face that greets and advises you on your Emma Wallace look. Reading from afar? No worries, Queenie can provide you with an online styling consultation. Read on to find out how!
In this week's #moderndaymuse interview Queenie gives us some styling tips and shows us around the quaint neighbourhood of Po Hing Fong, where our standalone flagship store is.
Tell us about yourself and what were you doing before you joined Emma Wallace?
I’m originally from Hong Kong and studied at the London College of Fashion majoring in Fashion Styling and Production. After graduation, I came back to Hong Kong and worked as a personal shopper at Topshop before joining Emma Wallace.
As a stylist, what is your personal everyday style?
Something effortless, easy to mix and match. My go-to is always a white t-shirt with a pair of jeans. Sometimes I like to spice things up by layering a chic jacket on top, like the Vinh Jacket. I love the kimono-inspired silhouette because it makes my casual look unique!
We're curious! What does a typical day look like for you?
My typical day at the store starts with checking on the displays and disinfecting the surfaces to make sure everything is clean and tidy to welcome our customers. Then I’ll get the online orders ready to be sent out so that our lovely customers can get their hands on our wonderful pieces without leaving the comfort of their home. When I have a styling appointment, I’ll prepare a few looks before the VIP arrives. For those who cannot visit the store, we also offer online styling consultation because we want to keep our #EmmaWallaceWoman stylish even while working from home! Afterwards, I usually start planning the social media contents for the day, to keep our followers in the loop with the happenings at Emma Wallace.
So what’s your favourite part of the job and why?
My favourite part of the job is interacting with our customers and working partners, those lovely ladies are always inspiring and have some stories to tell. Also, there is a lot of space for me to be creative, from styling to creating social media contents, my job is challenging but also a lot of fun.
What is your favourite piece at Emma Wallace, it can be from any collection and why?
My favourite from the latest SS20 collection is definitely the Chow Top. I love the cute little embroideries complementing the boxy 80’s silhouette. It can easily go well with any jeans or skirts... literally any kind of bottoms, you name it! The Kiu Skirt will be my pick from AW19. I personally love wearing skirts and this one really stands out with sparkly beading. The best thing about it is that it’s so easy to dress up or down for different occasions - either paired with a basic t-shirt and trainers for casual outings, or with a vest top and heels for parties or events. It is certainly an essential item in my wardrobe.
It's almost summer, give us some tips on how you would mix & match the pieces from our SS20 collection!
I’m in love with this collection as you can create many different styles among these pieces! I tend to pick an iconic piece like the Sayoko Top and match with something simple for a casual outing, or go head-to-toe with matching patterns for an event or party for a WOW look. Rocking the patterned look cannot be easier, our go-to print this season is decked out on the Jasmine Romper. Just throw on a pair of strappy heels and you’re good to go!
If someone was looking for a Friday night outfit for a dinner with cocktails to follow, what pieces would you recommend?
For a Friday night outfit I’d pick the Paloma Jacket and Forth Shorts, wearing a tube top or bralette underneath the jacket then finishing the look with a pair of heels. This outfit makes me feel like I can take on any adventure!
If someone was shopping at Emma Wallace and wants to make a day out of it in the area, do you have any recommendations on what they can do?
The Sheung Wan neighbourhood is truly a hidden gem. There are small cafes like SP_CE, where you can watch the world go by with some excellent coffee and food, and chic yoga studios like Yoga BamBam for some mind and body relaxation. If you’re looking for something a little different, check out Tutu’s ceramic workshops. This gem offers ceramic classes and private parties for those who love a hands-on project. If you are looking for planting pots, they sell handmade ceramic pots as well. Round off your day with a visit to Hollywood Road Park or a ride up the world’s longest escalator, stepping on at SoHo after a meal at one of the many highly-acclaimed restaurants. There’s so much to do in this neighbourhood, you can easily spend a day here!
To book an appointment with Queenie, either for an in-person or online consultation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org