Capella's Creative Style Director Dora Wong: Visual Questionnaire #17
As Capella Singapore's creative style director, Dora Wong is responsible for all aesthetic aspects of the luxury resort, from how to present the amenities in each room to what plants to pick for the hotel's F&B outlets like Bob's Bar, to creating the right environment for the history-making Trump-Kim Summit last year.
Wong's creative journey began when she worked part-time at a florist in LA while studying for her marketing and finance degree. Upon graduation, Wong decided to pivot, joining the Vidal Sassoon Academy to become a hairdresser and worked in Beverly Hills for several years before returning home to Singapore. Once home, it was back to flowers, running her own business for many years before heading up the floral team at Capella before taking up the position of style director across the board.
From flowers to hair to now developing all-encompassing sets at Capella, Wong relies on her passion for texture, a good eye and keen spatial awareness to visualise ideas before they come into fruition. Find out what else inspires her in our Visual Questionnaire.
An Instagram account you're obsessed with: @AnhCoTran, who does insane bob haircuts — my all-time favourite hairstyle.
Last YouTube video that made you laugh: Ted Talks x Tim Urban: Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator
Most played song on Spotify right now: "Outta My Head" by Khalid (with John Mayer)
A film that makes you cry: Wonder — heartbreaking and insanely inspiring, all at the same. time.
Cover of the book that you would rescue in a fire : Brene Brown: Daring Greatly
Last meal you would have: Eggs with avocado on toast
Most memorable city you visited: London — I love the smell of rain, combined with the art and pop culture scene — everything just comes together like a unique melting pot.
Your guilty pleasure TV show: Friends — I could watch it over and over again, and not get tired of it.
An artist/designer who inspires you: Joan Miro
Your style icon: Cate Blanchette — bold, feminine, edgy wrapped into one elegant package.
A hand-written note/letter you treasure: Anything from my three kids.
Something that makes you smile: A bracelet from my daughter, Elizabeth who made it for me when she was 6.
One artist/performer/designer you would love to collaborate with: Jeanne Lanvin
Somewhere you wish you could perform/exhibit/sell your craft: Used to make jewellery. I would love revisit this, and set up a pop-up at Covent Garden.