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Vanessa Hong The Haute Pursuit Credit: Chad + Paul

Vanessa Hong's Style Notes

Masterfully mixing minimalist monochrome with subtle detailing, Canadian tastemaker Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit shares a snapshot of her life in style...

On Her Party Style…
“My party style is usually more feminine that what I would wear during the day. I often like to do separates so a top and bottom than a full dress, something that is fitted and something that is not. And I always love a lipstick.”

On Her Perfect Party…
“My perfect party would be small, intimate and with people I love.”

On Pre-Party Prep…
“My pre-party ritual is always a long bath to prepare for the night. I love paper masks. I set the mask on for a few hours. It gives me great skin. I put on my outfit to some good music and then head out.”

On Party Beauty…
“For my typical party beauty look I always have my hair slicked back because I think that’s really sexy. I do bare face with a dark lip and always with my cat eye.”

On Party Shoes…
“My party shoe is always very, very high, the higher the better. I never wear flats to parties.” 

On Her Party Clutch…
“I always carry a small clutch to parties. I always carry a chapstick, lipstick and credit cards.” 

On Everyday Style…
“My personal style is very minimal, it’s very restrained. I like details; not the ones that scream out at you, but the subtle ones. Subtle details in an outfit could be a great zipper, a great fringe, a hidden pocket.”

On Her Must-Have…
“My ultimate piece of clothing would have to be a pair of Isabel Marant leather skinnies I’ve had for five years now.” 

On Trends…
“With trends, you should dissect something out of what’s happening right now in fashion and take in what suits you - your body, your style. You don’t need to ascribe 100% to any particular look.” 

On Her Favourite Shopping Destination…
“I like to shop most in Beijing. I love it there because there are a lot of small shops in and around the city, a lot of up-and-coming independent designers. There’s a really cool art and cultural scene happening there, which spawns a lot of fashion; you just have to find it.”

On Beauty Tips…
“One of my favourite things to do is to take a long bath with Epsom salts. I bring a small towel to steam my face and exfoliate. It’s the most amazing and stress relieving thing I can do for myself.”

On Skincare…
“For great skin, the number one rule is to be hydrated. Water is my best friend and my second best friend is my facialist.”

On Fragrance…
“In terms of fragrance I’m very loyal. I’ve been wearing TOM FORD Black Orchid for the last 10 years. I really like scents that are a bit more unisex, that have a musk to them and a little bit of mystery.”

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