The 12 with Lucia Tait Tolani

Lucia Tait Tolani Jo Lorenz Elle Decor
 


Lucia Tait Tolani is Hong Kong's own Marquess of Style . . .

With a portfolio that reads like a feature in September Vogue, Lucia is the personification of intelligence, grace and selflessness - thoughtfully all wrapped up in one chic, little package.

Wife to Vishal and mum to the very beautiful Taj, she is smart, engaging and inspires other woman to strive for excellence in everything they do. 

Founder of Hong Kong's only by-invitation personal styling event service, Pair, Lucia draws on her 10+ years in the fashion and lifestyle industry to bring her clients the best.


I recently had the pleasure of styling Lucia's amazingly elegant home for ELLE DECOR, where I asked her THE 12 . . .


HOME CITY:

NYC, represent!


FAVOURITE CITY

Right now, Home Kong
 

DEFINE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE IN THREE WORDS

Polished, simple and evolving
 

STYLE ICON

I'm always attracted to the drama and glamour of the original 'jet set' in their element - think Jackie O in Capri
 

WORDS TO LIVE BY

Coco Chanel is oft quoted, but a lesser known zinger is: 'I don't care what you think about me. I don't think about you at all'. It was the 'you do you' of 100 years ago
 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ASPECT OF PAIR

When a client sends me a picture of themselves wearing a piece we chose together, looking confident and happy

 

 
 Lucia wears Dolce & Gabbana from MatchesFashion.com

Lucia wears Dolce & Gabbana from MatchesFashion.com

 



THREE PEOPLE YOU WANT AT YOUR DINNER PARTY (AND WHY)

People don't dress for dinner anymore. I'd go for opinionated bon vivants with outlandish wardrobes - the Marchesa Casati, Marie Antoinette, and the Dowager Countess of Downton
 

FAVOURITE DRINK

On a long night, a vodka-martini-up-with-olives-but-not-dirty, on a short night, an Aperol Spritz
 

FAVOURITE BOOK OR MOVIE

Anything pertaining to old world social values and/or satire - Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth, Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Love, etc
 

THREE THINGS ALWAYS FOUND IN YOUR HANDBAG

NARS lipstick in Red Lizard or Cruising, a cashless wallet and my iPhone on vibrate
 

WHEN YOU'RE NOT WORKING, WE'LL FIND YOU . . .

Reading - either by myself in the bathtub with a stack of magazines or curled up with my baby boy and his storybooks

AND LASTLY, WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR SOMEONE LOOKING TO IMPROVE THEIR PERSONAL STYLE

Forget trends and focus on fit. Once you've got the basics for your body down, you can start experimenting.  

 

 
 Lucia's dining room on the cover of this month's  ELLE DECOR

Lucia's dining room on the cover of this month's ELLE DECOR


 

STYLING

Styling by me, assisted by Rosie Lai, and photographed by Michael Jaune for the ELLE DECOR Yearbook (Hong Kong). All photos owned by SCMP.

 

 

SEE MORE ON LUCIA . . .

- www.luciataittolani.com 

- www.instagram.com/luciataittolani/


MORE ON PAIR . . .

- www.instagram.com/pairhk/