Meet the latest recruit to our Style Ambassador family: Auckland-based student and blogger, May Ling Chen.
From frames with attitude to white being the new black, no stone is left unturned in our interview with the understated yet effortlessly stylish kiwi.
Name & Nickname: May Ling Chen, May, Mayo
Home base: Auckland
Current occupation: Student
What inspires me: Anything can really, but if we’re talking specifics I would say philosophical quotes (really into Buddhist ideals right now) and listening to other people’s ideas via social media normally. It inspires me to develop my own point of view and move from there.
Frame Style: Derek Cardigan 7037 in Black
Know what attitude you want to convey (if any), but try out any style. You never know which frame could be the right pair for you.
My glasses collection consists of: Four pairs of frames.
I chose the pair of glasses I’m wearing because: Of the fit. They suit my face shape and have a versatile look for anywhere I go or any occasion.
A tip on picking out the perfect pair of frames is: Know what attitude you want to convey (if any), but try out any style. You never know which frame could be the right pair for you.
My favourite online source for style inspiration is: Instagram and YouTube!
Buying the same piece of clothing in multiple colours, yay or nay? Definitely! Especially if it’s basic pieces.
My favourite fashion trend of the moment is: Masculine femininity, especially the big coats and boyfriend jeans. If we’re talking colours then definitely white as the new black!
If I could be stuck in an elevator with anyone, it would be: YouTuber Claire Marshall / heyclaire
I would describe my personal style as: Minimalist casual with my own twist.
My current style muse is: Vivienne Kongvongsa
Favourite city to go shopping is: I’ve never left NZ, so it would have to be Auckland. But I’ve planned a Melbourne trip next year and would love to go to NY or Paris!
Final word: Be true to yourself and spread positivity!