The creative director of Shanghai Tang and daughter of founder David Tang offers a glimpse into her daily life, design style and a cause worth fighting for.
What gets you out of bed in the mornings?
It’s usually my son. It might be early but it’s a joy to have him bother me out of bed.
What gets you to sleep?
I listen to meditation music and zone out.
What is one music track you like to listen to while you work?
Since watching Rocketman, I’ve been in an Elton John phase. I’m Still Standing’s positive vibe gets me through my to-do list.
Your favourite pet?
Roger, a miniature schnauzer I bought for my mother as a birthday present. He was a real sweetheart and a gentle soul.
Of these four elements – the sky, ocean, mountains and animals – which inspires you the most?
The sky. I travel a lot with my job. I find flight time productive because I don’t get distracted. I also love to explore new cities or revisit places where I have happy memories.
What is your fondest childhood memory?
Having birthday parties with my family and friends. I’m a big fan of receiving presents.
What is one cause you will fight for and why?
I am the President of the Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association (HKDSA). It is a cause that has been important to my family for a long time, and I am deeply motivated to shine a spotlight on the amazing work HKDSA does to support people living with Down syndrome as well as their families and carers in Hong Kong. It’s my mission to change perceptions and do my bit to make Hong Kong a more inclusive society for those living in difficult circumstances.
What’s one style you hate and never want to see again?
I hope I never have to set eyes on another pair of Crocs.
What is your personal style?
Dress up, dress down. Accessorise.
What would your last meal be?
Dim sum and hot and sour soup.
Which room in the house do you spend the most time in?
Probably my closet. I spend quite some time in there trying to find items that have been lurking out of sight!
Is there one movie you have watched more than once?
Elf – a must-watch every Christmas.