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TIME OF HER LIFE

Former model and now established entrepreneur ANGIE TING talks life, business, family and how to juggle it all.

TIME OF HER LIFE

THERE'S NO DOUBT that Angie Ting feels at home in front of a camera. In fact, she’s so perfectly at ease during our photo shoot in the luxurious surroundings of the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong that it’s easy to see how she had such a successful career as a model. However, you’d be wrong to think that she’s just a pretty face. In addition to her modelling past, Ting is an accomplished pianist, businesswoman, wife and – most importantly – mother to two young children.
Although she acquired an MBA at a remarkably young age, it wasn’t until after Ting had her children that she realised her enduring passion for business. Having spent years in toyshops, Ting believed she’d spotted a gap in the market for eco-friendly toys; following her instinct, she joined her husband’s toy-manufacturing company and founded eco-friendly brand Apple Park. Now a favourite among Hong Kong parents, Apple Park is stocked in Harvey Nichols and has also been successful abroad.
Establishing such a successful business takes hard work; Ting is also busy raising a young family, so her days are a whirlwind of activity. She explains, “I have a very busy daily schedule. My typical day starts early in the morning when I see my kids off to school, then I prepare myself for the full day of work. I work through lunch two to three times a week: I try to finish my work early in order to spend more quality time with my kids, and to help with their daily homework and revision.
“Most days, I accompany my husband to business dinners. I treasure my children, my husband, my family and my girlfriends. Time management means everything to me.” As time management is so crucial in her daily life, it’s not surprising that Ting is especially discerning when it comes to buying watches. “Like business, I believe we must love and believe in what we wear,” Ting says. “I choose watches that reflect my personal style and passions: I look for a piece that’s elegant, practical and timeless.”
Swiss luxury watchmaker Piaget embodies those three qualities, and Ting has long been a fan of the brand. As she dashes from work to home and then to parties, Ting needs a watch that looks as good at a society ball as it does in the office. Fortunately, the watches from Piaget’s Limelight Gala collection fit the bill perfectly. As Ting’s fingers dance across the grand piano during our photo shoot, it’s clear that Piaget is a perfect choice for this stylish mother and businesswoman.

TEXT / OLIVER GILES
PHOTOGRAPHY / MAN TSANG
CREATIVE DIRECTION / GORDON LAM
STYLING / HARRY LAM
STYLING ASSISTANT / KAREN TSANG
MAKE-UP / CANDY LAW
HAIR / ZAP TANG
VENUE / GRAND HYATT HONG KONG