Belles of the Ball: Behind the Scenes with Beatrice and Gillian Ho
Style isn’t just about honing a specific look; it’s about how you feel. This is a sentiment that resonates with sisters Beatrice and Gillian Ho. “I rarely have all the elements of my look planned out,” says Gillian. “I start with the outfit, and I pair together the jewellery, makeup and shoes which I feel would not only accentuate the clothes, but most importantly reflect how I am feeling on the day.”
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The sisters’ styles stand in stark contrast. Gillian opts for looks that are “sleek, structured and versatile,” and names Alexa Chung and Kaia Gerber—with their “effortless, edgy elegance”—among her contemporary style muses. Beatrice gravitates to the “polished, preppy and feminine; looks that exude a timeless glamour,” citing Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Mira Yeh as eternal style inspirations.
“My favourite jewellery pieces are chokers and rings that include a combination of precious gemstones—specifically white diamonds, pink diamonds, and rubies,” says Beatrice. It’s unsurprising, then, that she gravitated to the diamond-encrusted 18-karat white gold necklace set with a combined 66.35-carats of oval-shaped black opals, diamonds weighing a total of 62.07-carats, and 3.32-carats of blue sapphires. “Jewellery injects more personality into an outfit, whether it’s a sprinkle of vivid playfulness or an extra dose of elegance,” adds Gillian, whose love of emeralds drew her to a pair of 18-karat white gold drop earrings featuring a total of 58.84 carats of pear-shaped emeralds, set with pear- and oval-shaped diamonds. Pieces like these reflect her style, she says, and “express my desire to walk into any room with confidence and composure.”
But jewellery doesn’t exist merely to make a statement; “not only can it be sophisticated and elegant, but jewellery is also symbolic and sentimental,” says Beatrice, who cherishes pieces gifted from her mother and the memories they come to represent.
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- PhotographyAffa Chan
- VideographyKevin Cheung
- StylingTasha Ling
- HairWendy Lee, Cooney Lai
- Make-UpWendy Lee, Daniel Ng
- AccessoriesJimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin (featured in video)
- GroomingUrban Chillez (manicures)