Closet confessions: Yiu Lin and her love for shoes

Head over heels


By Stephanie Boey

Closet confessions: Yiu Lin and her love for shoes
When did fashionable entrepreneur Yiu Lin first fall in love with shoes?


Founder of boutique Shoes Shoes Shoes, Ung Yiu Lin first fell in love with footwear after a scene in female-empowered action flick Charlie’s Angels in 2000. “I remember seeing on the big screen, Cameron Diaz running in her thigh-high Michel Perry boots. Women can truly do anything in heels!” 

And the rest, they say, is history. Juggling between being a mother of three young children, running a business while maintaining an active social life on Instagram, Yiu Lin manages to pull it all off with ease…and impeccable style.

Having to wear many hats in a day, the fashionable entrepreneur believes that women don’t look at shoes as a singular. “I only need one shoe in my life. Said, no woman ever!”. “I can’t live without shoes because I feel it lets us express ourselves our different personalities”, and usually starts out her day in flats when she’s running errands, and onwards to a business meeting, she’ll throw on a pair of killer black heels.

Yiu Lin’s must-haves

1) The classic black boot

“What I love about these Michel Perry boots is that they are timeless. I like the ruching detail that begins at the toe and it’s also a good heel height. A classic black boot, with a little bit of a twist!”

2) The animal print heel

“They really express your personality and all of us women do love animal print. It’s quite a fun bootie and is perfect for the KL weather because it has cutouts at the side”

3) The party heel

“These are from a brand called Schutz from Brazil. They speak volumes because it’s such an interesting shoe with the layers of fringe and metal chains”


Videography: Octopost Studio

Concept, text and coordination: Stephanie Boey

Art direction: Joan Kong

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