Style Chat With HK Tatler's Justine Lee

1. Who are you? 

Justine Lee - fashion stylist and writer, Fashion Editor of Hong Kong Tatler.

2. Who are you paying attention lately? 

All of these designers on the move - Raf! Alber! Demna! FW '16 will definitely be a very exciting season!

3. Share with us the process of styling a photo shoot? 

It varies. If we're doing a fashion editorial, I'll speak with the photographer I want to work with and we come up with a concept together. I'll pull clothes from various brands beforehand and ideally put together the looks a day before we shoot. I like to go into a shoot feeling prepared! 

4. Do you have a favorite project? 

I love styling fashion shoots - I came across this carpet store in HK and was able to line up a shoot there. I love how things just fall into place sometimes.

I also like styling cover stories for Tatler - those are always a person out and about in the scene so it's about finding clothes that reveal who they are. 

5. Since you are a frequenter of formal events, what's your rule of thumb for dressing up and having a good time?

Make sure you're comfortable and confident in what you wear. If you're pulling on your skirt hem constantly, or fixing up your top the entire event...it shows! I always start dressing with the shoes and plan my outfit upwards.

Justine wears a Kung Katherine dress that's available at the Saks Fifth Avenue NYC Flagship store through November 30th or via our online shop!

Justine wears a Kung Katherine dress that's available at the Saks Fifth Avenue NYC Flagship store through November 30th or via our online shop!

6. What are you currently...

Reading? Ashamed to say I haven't read a book in some time. On my last holiday I brought a book with me but discovered the podcast Serial at the same time haha. I just read the Vogue US October issue and loved the article on Eddie Redmayne's new film and the story on space travel and Elon Musk.

Watching? TV: Empire, Narcos. Films: just watched Dope and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. last week and loved both!

Eating? What am I NOT eating? Hahaha. Loving Tartine, a new resto in HK. Also just went back to Sushi Kado last week, their omakase sushi menu is such a treat.

Obsessing over? Calligraphy! I just got a set from a friend and am self-taught as of right now...can't wait to take a class. Also, I'm going to Sydney for the holidays with some friends so I'm focused on getting my summer body this winter and eating right and exercising.

Katerina Simonova