Causeway Bay has always been part of life for Grace Lam. Growing up in Hong Kong, she attended St. Paul’s Convent School for kindergarten and primary education along with her twin sister and two elder sisters. “I was so excited to join the clan of Lam sisters,” she laughs.
Although Grace lived in London most of her life and spent most of her fashion and publishing career travelling the world, her ties to Causeway Bay remain unchanged. “It has changed in the sense that there are taller buildings and more fancy shops but in general, I think Causeway Bay has maintained its original local charm.”
The Hong Kong native has amassed over 20 years of experience, after first studying Graphic Design, Fashion and Photography at Central St. Martin’s in London. She began working at the renowned i-D magazine where she bumped shoulders with the likes of Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino and Pat McGrath while honing her love for fashion styling celebrities such as Lana Del Rey, Kate Moss, Maggie Cheung and John Woo. In 2005, she returned to Asia and helped launch Vogue China. For more than a decade, she held the position of Senior Fashion Style Editor and was known to champion local Chinese talents, which she continues to do.
With its local independent boutiques and shopping avenues, Causeway Bay resonates with Grace. “I love the market in Jardine’s Crescent as it’s fun to walk through and there are lots of different stalls that sell a variety of interesting things,” she says. “I like to support small local businesses, and in Causeway Bay there are so many choices for shopping and food.”
“It has changed in the sense that there are taller buildings and more fancy shops but in general, I think Causeway Bay has maintained its original local charm.”
“Causeway Bay is a go-to destination for anything and everything. If you want something, you can pretty much find
“It’s just like Oxford Circus in London, it’s noisy and busy, fun and yummy, charming and diverse. Causeway Bay is a go-to destination for anything and everything. If you want something, you can pretty much find it here,” she says. “It truly represents Hong Kong, as there are so many locals who hang out here.”
Her love for her home city and desire to contribute to the community inspired her to launch a web series called Grace Lam Style in 2017. The web series features Grace Lam Style Tips and Grace Lam Women – where she divulges practical styling tips and features inspirational women. As one of the city’s most eminent stylists, she continues to collaborate with major fashion and beauty brands.
But when it comes to relaxing, Grace continues to frequent Causeway Bay with her family, taking her son Theo to play and run around in Victoria Park, and enjoying a sense of community with local business owners such as a fruit stall on Lee Garden Road where she and her mother are regular customers. “Causeway Bay is like the Mother of Hong Kong. She knows everything, and has everything to offer.”