We spotlight the ‘Bling Empire: New York’ star’s best street style moments in the city, from sequin party dresses to tailored ensembles with a twist

The streets of New York are certainly not short of style, populated as it is with models and celebrities like Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Hailey Bieber and both Olsen twins. Standing out in the city, then, is real feat—and one that Tina Leung has achieved through her eclectic taste in fashion.

As she no doubt demonstrates in the new Netflix reality series, Bling Empire: New York, Leung has an eye for what’s cool and the ability to put a fresh twist on current fashion trends. Those qualities are the mark of an It-girl, a title that Leung rightfully deserves after having made a name for herself as a fashion stylist and blogger over the past decade.

While she frequently flits between other cities like Hong Kong, where she grew up, as well as Paris, Milan and London for Fashion Week, Leung’s colourful and daring street style fits right in with the energy of New York, the American fashion capital where she has studied, lived and worked for years. To make our case, we spotlight some of the Bling Empire star’s coolest outfits in the city below.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 07: Tina Leung is seen in Chelsea on December 07, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
Above Heading to Marc Jacobs’ The Perfect Party at Hotel Chelsea, Leung showed her love for the New York designer wearing a look from his standout fall/winter 2022 collection. Leung chose the bleached and distressed denim jacket in periwinkle—a hue that nicely complemented her pastel-green-dyed hair, while contrasting her all-white ensemble underneath. (Photo: Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 17: Tina Leung is seen in Tribeca on November 17, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
Above On a night out at The Palace in Tribeca, Leung amped up the glamour in a Des Phemmes dress covered with sequins and feathers. It featured a daring slit, which Leung expertly made use of to show off her white knee-high boots. Leung’s Self Portrait diamanté Bow Bag provided a girly touch while emphasising her support of Asian designers. (Photo: Getty Images)
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Tina Leung attends the Thierry Mugler: Couturissime Exhibition Opening Night at Brooklyn Museum on November 15, 2022 in Brooklyn, New York.
Above At the opening of the ‘Thierry Mugler: Couturissime’ exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, Leung sported a Mugler cutout catsuit designed by Casey Cadwallader, which has been seen on everyone from Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid to Billie Eilish. Leung made the look her own by pairing it with a long, black leather coat that seemed to come out of ‘The Matrix’. (Photo: Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Tina Leung wearing grey oversized coat, pants, black cropped top outside Peter Do on September 13, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
Above Fully on board with Vietnamese-American designer Peter Do’s vision of modern minimalism, Leung sported one of Do’s oversized coats with ease. The piece was layered over matching grey trousers and a black sports bra, which added an athleisure-inspired twist to the otherwise corporate outfit. (Photo: Getty Images)
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Above Who walks their dog in metallic knee-high boots? Leung does—and her gold shoes are courtesy of none other than Jimmy Choo. The stylist incorporates similar hues in the rest of her outfit, including a tan blazer and an embroidered corset top from Acne Studios. (Photo: Instagram / tinaleung)
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Above Like a modern day Annie Hall, Leung stepped out in the city wearing a brown checkered suit by Michael Kors. The menswear-inspired look was given a sexy twist via Leung’s black ribbed turtleneck crop top and pointed black heels. (Photo: Instagram / tinaleung)
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Above She may be a master of power dressing, but Leung knows how to be playful, too. Case in point: this flared denim minidress from buzzy New York fashion label Area, which Leung unexpectedly paired with a Hello Kitty bag and denim gloves. (Photo: Instagram / tinaleung)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 15: Tina Leung is seen arriving to the Michael Kors Collection Fall/Winter 2022 Fashion Show at Terminal 5 during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
Above You’ll find black trench coats aplenty in New York, but not many of them come covered in sequins. Perfect for the streets while exuding the elegance of an evening gown, Leung’s Michael Kors coat was the perfect piece for a night out in New York—and it nicely contrasted with her blonde hair, too. (Photo: Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 14: Tina Leung is seen leaving the Carolina Herrera Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week  on February 14, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
Above In another example of Leung’s excellent taste in outerwear, the stylist added a gothic, ‘Wednesday’-style flair to her look with a bow-embellished Carolina Herrera coat that opened up into a tulle skirt. Leung covered up even more with her black leather gloves and boots, as well as oversized sunglasses. (Photo: Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 12: Tina Leung wears earrings, a white pearls necklace, a yellow tulle with embroidered ruffled pattern large sleeves t-shirt, a matching high waist yellow tulle with embroidered ruffled pattern slit / split midi skirt, a white latte fluffy long coat, beige leather strappy and mesh yoke pumps heels shoes, a gold large chain feet bracelet, outside Jason Wu , during New York Fashion Week, on February 12, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)
Above Ever the style chameleon, Leung pulls off bright colours just as well as she does her all-black ensembles. The fashion star tapped on the power of dopamine dressing by opting for a ruffled organza top and matching skirt in sunshine yellow—both by Asian-American designer Jason Wu. (Photo: Getty Images)
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