Closet confessions: Yiu Lin and her love for shoes

Closet confessions: Yiu Lin and her love for shoes

Head over heels

Text: Stephanie Boey

Collage: Calleigh Yap

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