Spend 5: Olivia Tsang, Stylist

Olivia Tsang has two of the most creative jobs in the fashion world – she is a photographer and a stylist. You only have to flick through the gallery below of some of her work to know she was born with that creative flare so many of us long for.

Born in Hong Kong, Olivia spent her formative years in New Zealand. She longed to be a painter until she fell in love with fashion photography when she came across Cindy Sherman’s work in a library. Olivia has worked with luxury brands including Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chloe, Tod’s, Versace, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Lane Crawford, Harvey Nichols, I.T etc. Her editorial clients includes Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Esquire and GQ. And she is personal stylist to mega Asian star Andy Lau.

TWAIN spend 5 with Olivia…

Name: Olivia Tsang

Occupation: Photographer and Stylist

Career highlight… finding out I share the same birthday with legendary photographer Guy Bourdin!

I’d love to work with… passionate, reliable people who respect what they do

Fashion faux pas… when someone looks uncomfortable in what they wear, its painful to watch

This season is all about… modern retro, 70s, movie <<Almost Famous>>

Style muse… women who has that unexplainable, magnetic charisma. Never goes out of style

My wishlist consists of… Christian Dior transparent heel boots, Chanel boyfriend watch, that Sergio Rossi lace thigh high boots

Daily essential… Kiehls #1 lip balm, Chantecaile future skin foundation, iPhone (sad, I know)

Designer to watch… Mary Katrantzou, David Coma

Favourite photographer… my favourite female photographers are Sally Mann and Cindy Sherman

I collect… photographs, my pug’s bandanas (over 100 of them) and memories

My life in 3 words… love, mistakes, photography

2015 highlight… a weekend in Sonoma

Biggest campaign… it would have to be I.T – they have very distinct style

I am excited for… being on set with people I love and respect and a camera in my hand

Life motto: never stop thinking like kids

Follow Olivia: @OliviaTsangHK