By Amanda Eberstein
With her daring sartorial sense and anything-goes attitude, Tina Leung has quickly evolved from an on-the-rise stylist to one of the industry’s biggest social media and street style stars. Last year, in the wake of anti-Asian hate crimes, she co-founded House of Slay, a community and advocacy platform to combat racial discrimination alongside designers Prabal Gurung, Phillip Lim, Laura Kim and Ezra J. Williams. This year, the founders were honored with a CFDA award for Positive Social Influence. Here, Leung talks about her early days in Miami, her beauty and skincare routines and the looks you’re most likely to capture her in whilst jetting around the globe between her homes in New York and Hong Kong.
You’ve styled fashion shoots all over the world. Have you ever worked in Miami?
I spent one summer interning with a stylist in Miami. I did everything from running to get tank tops for an actor’s press junket to styling wardrobes to assisting on editorial shoots. So, I spent a lot of time at Bal Harbour Shops.
How does your look change when you are traveling between New York and Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, I find myself wearing heels and being much more put together. In NYC, I love throwing random things together and calling it a “look.”
Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
What beauty products do you use when traveling?
Biologique Recherche everything! They have a spa inside Saks Fifth Avenue at the Bal Harbour Shops. And also U Beauty’s Multimodal Defender and Resurfacing Compound, Valmont’s Prime Renewing Pack, a 111SKIN sheet mask, Augustinus Bader Light Cream and Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops and Hyaluronic Serum.
How does Miami influence and inspire your personal style when you are visiting?
I get a little spicier and more colorful when I’m in Miami. I love a Versace moment.
What is your favorite Miami hotel?
I usually stay at The Setai in Miami Beach, but I am very excited for the new Raleigh!
What types of jewelry pieces do you love?
I am a huge fan of Bulgari, particularly their Serpenti and Monete collections. I love vintage Buccellati and I have a yellow gold David Yurman chevron pavé pinky ring that I wear all the time.
Rimowa since forever.
Rimowa Check-in suitcase in Citron.
Bulgari’s Serpenti Viper earrings.
What other accessories or items are you currently eyeing?
Chanel’s new rubber boots that were all over their Fall runway, Valentino’s Pink PP One Stud shoulder bag and a Hermès Birkin with all the zippers.
How would you describe your own fashion aesthetic?
A look from Chanel’s Fall 2022 collection.
A look from Valentino’s Pink PP collection.
What are the fashion pieces that you are coveting for fall?
I need Valentino’s new oversized pink crepe couture suit. It’s so good. Also Saint Laurent anything, Loewe’s Gloves printed dress and a Prada herringbone coat with mohair fringe.
What are your go-to shoes for a night out on the town?
Gucci, Versace, Prada, Valentino, Saint Laurent, Aquazzura, Gianvito Rossi, Miu Miu. I’m a shoe addict!
Gianvito Rossi Jaipur slingback pump.
Aquazzura’s Galactic Flower sandal.