Wardrobe Insider: Barbara Yu Larsson

Barbara Yu Larsson, the Co-Founder of PAKT shares her style secrets, where she loves to shop and what you’ll never find in her wardrobe.

 1) Describe your style in three words

Classic, elegant and modern.

2) What’s the most precious item in your wardrobe and why?

My Lecoanet Hemant silk, kimono dress because so many special memories are wrapped up in it. It reminds me of trips to Paris and staying in the Coco Chanel suite at the Ritz.

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PAKT Pick: “More than Enough” by Elaine Welteroth

More Than Enough: Claiming Space For Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) by Elaine Welteroth. The former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue and current Project Runway judge delivers a powerful memoir of her life and career so far. With a forward by the brilliant Ava Du Vernay and fellow trailblazers Malala Yousfazai and Yara Shahidi as fans, Elaine’s book makes for inspiring, summer reading.

PAKT Summer Fabric Guide – How to Care For Your Silk

Silk has always been a classic go-to fabric of choice for fashion brands and designers around the world. Few other fabrics can compare to its elegant beauty and sensuous feel.  This is a fabric that evokes glamour and splendour — which explains why it is so often used for formal gowns and luxury items. While once a rarity, today silk can be found in many of our wardrobes — it’s comfortable, luxurious, and light.

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Baby, It’s Mouldy in Here – A Guide to Mould-free Wardrobe

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It is that time of the year in Hong Kong when humidity rises above 70% and everything feels just a little bit damp. It’s getting warm too – perfect conditions for mould to enter our lives…and into our clothes. You can’t escape the humidity and neither can your clothes. So how do we tackle mould?  More importantly, how can we prevent mould setting in? Because once you get mould, it’s difficult to get rid of!

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PAKT Fabric Guide – Leather Care 101

In Hong Kong, one of the problems that we all face with leather items is our fight against humidity.  As we race through the early part of the year (this year has sped by so fast has it not?), we are getting into the humid and sorry to remind you, wet months. 

How many times have you picked up a pair of shoes, a hand bag, a leather jacket, leather trousers, dress or skirt and found that nasty green mould on it (it smells too!). You think a good wipe with a damp cloth will get rid of the problem but unfortunately, mould is stubborn and comes back.

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PAKT Fabric Guide – Fur Care 101

The sun is starting to come out and we look towards packing up our winter wardrobe and getting some much needed space back into our lives. One of the quintessentially classic items of winter wear is fur that exudes elegance, luxury and wealth.  Let’s be honest, a fur also does come with a hefty price tag and is definitely an investment. 

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Furs are all about luxury, elegance, wealth and class…
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