Name: Chezka Cenon
Nationality: Macau Chinese
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What do you love about living in Macau?
Macau is a quiet, casual place, with a lot of lovely places to take pictures.
What’s your fashion motto?
Don’t let self-doubt and embarrassment get in the way of an amazing outfit.
What are Macau’s fashion essentials? Anything we can’t go without?
Macau has very unpredictable, finicky weather, so the first thing a Macau person should always get is a lightweight trench or jacket (bonus points if the jacket is waterproof). Buy it in a basic shade like black or camel. It will save you during those days when it suddenly gets cold, wet, or windy. Another thing to buy are sensible flat shoes, like sneakers or ballerinas, because you can walk your way through the whole city, but there are a lot of hills, slopes, and the ground tends to be uneven.
What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion, for me, is a way of expression. You can be whomever you want to be—sexy, casual, fun, fierce—with just a few pieces of clothing. It also helped me overcome low self-esteem and extreme shyness.
How can Macau inspire the way you dress?
There are some very stylish locals. I love how their pieces are so stylish, current and fun. It’s really inspiring to see, and I always make a mental note of the pieces they are wearing to later give them my own spin.
What would be an ideal weekend in Macau?
An early gym/swim session at the clubhouse, followed by a big brunch session at Savory Crab or Lax Cafe (all-day breakfast!), shopping at the Venetian Macau or the Senado Square, a short photo session for my blog and then just walking around the Nam Van or Vila de Coloane Areas. Finally drinks at a local, Macau, vibe bar. Bliss!
What is your view on Macau’s fashion scene, do we have one?
We could do better. There are a lot of local talents but no support, so, for the most part, they remain very niche. It’s also very, very small, and that freaks people out. I mean, you should see how people stare when they see me during a photo session.
How would you describe your personal style?
I like to keep my look very clean and coordinated, with a few sartorial pieces—like a turban, choker or a bright coat. I do enjoy new trends, but it’s very important to me to make sure that the outfit has my own personal “Chezka-esque” touch.