Let's be honest. I kind of hate Lisa Cheng. A pocket rocket with a thriving business, a tight bod and seemingly a super attitude, she's everything I kind of want to be. Oh, and she gets her lingerie at wholesale prices. Bitch, right?
Obviously though, that's because she's the girl behind Sheer lingerie boutique, which swooped in a little over a year ago and basically filled a very gaping hole in Hong Kong's retail landscape. How did no one before her think that Hong Kong needed a really sweet lingerie land that wasn't as clinical as Marks & Spencer or as bizarre as Private Shop or as kinky as a Causeway Bay sex shop or as expensive as Lane Crawford? Anyway, she thought it, and did it, and now it's your one-stop shop for everything that goes underneath your clothes. Be they nursing bras or shaping girdles or VPL-proof thongs or push-ups designed specifically for small-breasted Asians or cool swimwear, Sheer has it all (plus some really cute changing rooms, so girly and plush). Look for Geek faves like Zimmerman swimwear, Chantelle bras (the demicups are SO flattering), Hanky Panky T-backs in every colour under the rainbow, silky Olivia von Halle jammies and boudoir-ready Mimi Holliday lingerie sets.
Such a sweet little shop has got to be backed by a fairly interesting girl, no? In which case, read on to find out a little more about Lisa Cheng... notably, which food group she favours, why she wants to be Leonardo DiCaprio and her secret method for instantly removing puffiness and eye bags.
HKFG: What’s on your lust list?
LC: A vintage record player, Hermes Kelly bag, a new pair of Tom Ford sunnies.
HKFG: What fashion item can’t you live without?
LC: Accessories! I always feel naked without them.
HKFG: What’s the thing you could live without... but still can’t bear to part with?
LC: My weekly Sunday body massages.. it's an expensive habit but it keeps my mind and body zen for the week ahead.
HKFG: What’s your favourite thing about Hong Kong?
LC: Cabs are cheap! It's not easy getting from one place to another in four-inch heels.
HKFG: Tell us your secret ambition.
LC: Dive with a school of hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos islands.
HKFG: What’s the song that you sing in the shower?
LC: Lately it's Just One Look by Doris Troy. I'm a sucker for uplifting, sing-a-long oldies.
HKFG: Your ultimate indulgence food or go-to food when you’re stressing out?
LC: Any kind of carbs.
HKFG: The celebrity you would most like to be/trade places with is...
LC: I'd say Leo diCaprio. He seems to always be lounging on his yacht somewhere fabulous, surrounded by beautiful models, and still manages to make multimillion dollar blockbuster hits every year or so. Not bad!
HKFG: What was your first big investment purchase?
LC: I invested in my own business two years ago, I put everything I had in it.
HKFG: What you would wish for if a genie came out of a lamp to grant you three wishes?
LC: Health and happiness for my loved ones, for me to not sleep and still be functional, ability to beam to places like they do in Star Trek so I don't have to take a plane.
HKFG: Name your secret-weapon beauty product.
LC: Green tea bags chilled in ice water - it does miracles to instantly remove dark circles and puffy eyes.
HKFG: What’s your worst nightmare?
LC: Waking up one morning with regret that I didn't live my life to the fullest.
HKFG: Last thing you think about before going to sleep?
LC: What I need to do tomorrow (sadly).
HKFG: What’s your favourite iPhone app?
LC: Units! I don't use it all the time but it's so handy when I need it! Who can remember what the conversions of kg to lbs are?
HKFG: What were your last five Google searches?
LC: lingerie hong kong, how to get to galapagos islands, mikoh (a new swimwear brand I've discovered), how to make Korean soondubu jigae, pantone fall winter 2013 fashion colors.