MEET SARA: Imagine spending your typical work day surrounded by the latest collections of the world’s most coveted brands - Celine, Alexander McQueen and Chloe, just to name a few. Sounds like a babe's dream job, right? Meet Sara Wong, who is one of the few lucky ladies that has made this dream a reality. Sara is the Divisional Merchandise Manager for Contemporary and Emerging Designer Footwear and Handbags at Pedder Group for Lane Crawford. She describes one of her most rewarding work moments as: "Seeing the excitement on someone's face while trying on a pair of shoes we've selected for our store."
What does babes supporting babes mean to you?
Empower women to be confident in developing their own self identity.
If you could choose your nickname, what would it be?
What is your spirit animal?
What is your proudest babe moment or achievement?
Moving halfway across the world, away from family and friends, to pursue my career aspirations
What is the most unexpected thing you have in your purse or wallet?
Special Chinese pills that cure all ailments. They look like yellow Skittles.
Tell us about a time where you were faced with a situation that you could have been unkind, but chose to be a babe instead?
When I patiently waited 2 hours for my lost luggage and thanked the representative for finding it.
What product would you seriously stockpile if you found out they weren’t selling anymore?
Blistex mint chapstick! I’m addicted.
If you had a yacht, what would be the name of it?
Beauty and the Beast.
What was the best piece of advice you received when you were first starting your career?
Never let the highs get too high, or lows get too low.
What is the best piece of advice you have received now that you are in your career?
Don’t ask anyone to do anything you wouldn’t do yourself.
Red, white, or rose?
White, though I love Red, but I get very flushed, like I’m wearing pink eye shadow
When I dance I look like….
I’m doing the hula hoop with my eyes closed
Who do you channel when you’re about to do something that scares you?
A big wave surfer: Fearless
What is your favorite destination to visit?
What is your favorite meal to eat?
Breakfast, raisin bun and coffee
What is the most fulfilling part of your career?
Seeing my vision come to fruition
Where is your favorite place to draw inspiration from?
On a rooftop terrace overlooking the city
What is your guilty pleasure?
Buying another pair of shoes
What quality are you working on yourself right now?
Learning how to speak another language
What is the biggest hurdle you’ve had to overcome in business?
Earning respect from veterans in my industry
Coffee meeting or drinks meeting?
Coffee meeting with Brandy
If you’re going out for a cocktail you’d order…
Gin and tonic, extra lime
If you had unlimited budget for 2 hours shopping where would you go?
Harry Winston’s on Rodeo Drive.
What is your favorite movie?