Inside the fabulous life of Elly Lam, Hong Kong heiress and ‘It’ girl

So, what else is there to know about Hong Kong’s very own “It” girl?

Elly Lam has a rich family

Elly Lam with her business tycoon father Peter Lam and Taiwanese actress mother Lynn Hsieh.  Photos: @elly/Instagram

Elly Lam with her business tycoon father Peter Lam and Taiwanese actress mother Lynn Hsieh. Photos: @elly/Instagram

Born into a world of wealth and fame, Elly is the daughter of prominent Hong Kong tycoon Peter Lam and former Taiwanese actress-turned-painter Lynn Hsieh. They married in 1980 but filed for divorce in 1993.

His father is best known as the chairman of property giant Lai Sun Development and its subsidiaries, which include entertainment company Media Asia Group Holdings, famous for producing iconic Infernal Affairs trilogy. He also holds key positions in the Hong Kong Tourism Board and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) today.

Elly Lam with her siblings and mom.  Photo: @elly/Instagram

Elly Lam with her siblings and mom. Photo: @elly/Instagram

The second youngest, Elly has a twin brother Lucas and a influential older sister Emily Lam-Ho, who founded the green initiatives 8 Shades and EcoDrive. The Lam family is known for their close bond and Elly often shares snippets of their life together on social media.

Whether it’s attending a glamorous Chanel gala dinner with her stylish mother or celebrating birthdays with her twins, Elly also has a special closeness to her older sister, affectionately calling her “Emmy bear” and looked up to him as a role model.

He made his society debut in Paris

Hong Kong's Elly Lam, one of the debutantes for the Parisian Le Bal des Debutantes 2014, dazzled in a Dior couture gown.  Photo: SCMP Archives

Hong Kong’s Elly Lam, one of the debutantes for the Parisian Le Bal des Debutantes 2014, dazzled in a Dior couture gown. Photo: SCMP Archives

In 2015, Lam had the honor of being one of 24 young women who made their social debut at the prestigious Le Bal des Debutantes in Paris. The prestigious event took place at the Hotel Raphael, located in the heart of the captivating city. The Pepperdine graduate made a stunning entrance, adorned in a stunning Dior couture gown.

“I love the gorgeous beading and intricate details like the pockets on each side, which are perfect for a lip gloss and an iPhone. It also has a tuxedo jacket, which gives the gown an edge,” she said. us in 2015.

Elly Lam in her gear as she prepares for her social debut in 2014. Photo: SCMP Archive

Elly Lam in her gear as she prepares for her social debut in 2014. Photo: SCMP Archive

The Le Bal event has played host to many Asian socialites from unique backgrounds over the years. In 2003, Wan Baobao, the grandson of the former chairman of China’s National People’s Congress showed him and a decade later, Isha Ambani, the daughter of Asia’s richest billionairewas engaged in 2012, according to Forbes.

His Hollywood connection

Elly Lam with Pharrell Williams and Blackpink's Rosé.  Photo: @elly/Instagram

Elly Lam with Pharrell Williams and Blackpink’s Rosé. Photo: @elly/Instagram

As we scrolled through Lam’s Instagram page, we couldn’t help but marvel at the number of famous faces she had the pleasure of hosting during their visit to Hong Kong.

From big names in Hollywood like Pharrell Williams with the superstar Rosé of Blackpink, with whom Lam shared a cozy private dinner, the socialite was not shy to show these encounters and dropped the occasional distortion in her captions. For example, when he had dinner with Rosé, he expressed their closeness by writing, “Rent back to HK just for you.”

Oscar award-winning actress Michelle Yeoh and Elly Lam.  Photo: @elly/Instagram

Oscar award-winning actress Michelle Yeoh and Elly Lam. Photo: @elly/Instagram

But that’s not all – Lam also developed close relationships with some of these famous faces. A notable example is when Malaysian-Hong Kong actress Michelle Yeoh won her historic Oscar, Lam took to Instagram to congratulate her “auntie”, expressing admiration for her as an eternal inspiration to women everywhere.

Elly Lam with rapper Nicki Minaj and model Gigi Hadid.  Photo: @elly/Instagram

Elly Lam with rapper Nicki Minaj and model Gigi Hadid. Photo: @elly/Instagram

As if that wasn’t enough, Lam also shared the stage dancing with one of the biggest female rappers in the world, Nicki Minaj, and posed next to supermodel Gigi Hadid at a private British Vogue soirée last year.

Designer duds and handbags

Elly Lam stunned in her designer dress.  Photo: @elly/Instagram

Elly Lam stunned in her designer dress. Photo: @elly/Instagram

Like other socialites and wealthy “It” girls, Lam takes great pleasure in curating a wardrobe filled with the world’s finest clothes, handbags and shoes.

She wore exquisite Gucci ensembles on numerous occasions but also wowed us in a Giambattista Valli haute couture number.

Elly Lam wears Giambattista Valli haute couture (left) and carries her neon pink Valentino Garavani bag (right).  Photos: @elly/Instagram

Elly Lam wears Giambattista Valli haute couture (left) and carries her neon pink Valentino Garavani bag (right). Photos: @elly/Instagram

Her shoes ranged from breathtaking Roger Vivier heels to Prada pumps, adding to the beauty of her overall look. But what we’re most excited about is her trove of luxurious handbags. She loves her Hermès bags and keeps up with the latest must-haves like neon pink Valentino Garavani.

Jet-setting life

Elly Lam is enjoying the music festival Coachella in Hokkaido, Japan.  Photos: @elly/Instagram

Elly Lam is enjoying the music festival Coachella in Hokkaido, Japan. Photos: @elly/Instagram

From snow-filled Hokkaido to the extraordinary Coachella festival, Lam’s love for travel and luxury knows no bounds. The socialite also seeks peaceful retreats and often retreats to beautiful tropical islands like Bali.

Elly Lam chilled in Bali and posed in front of The Beverly Hills Hotel, in California.  Photos: @elly/Instagram

Elly Lam chilled in Bali and posed in front of The Beverly Hills Hotel, in California. Photos: @elly/Instagram

From the luxurious W Bali and The Apurva Kempinski Bali to the exclusive Amanusa private villa in the Nusa Dua area, priced from US$2,000 to US$3,000 per night according to the official website, he indulges in opulent stays like there’s no tomorrow.

In addition to revisiting familiar destinations like Malibu and Beverly Hills, where she attended university, Lam is also excited to return to the beautiful island of Capri, a short private jet flight away from Sicilyand discover the beauty of Montenegro.

Elly Lam poses at Aman Sveti Stefan Resorts and strolls the charming streets of Capri, Italy.  Photos: @elly/Instagram

Elly Lam poses at Aman Sveti Stefan Resorts and strolls the charming streets of Capri, Italy. Photos: @elly/Instagram

During his stay in the Balkan state, he lived in the charming Villa Miločer in Aman Sveti Stefan, a former summer residence of Queen Marija Karadordević. A one-night villa stay ranges from US$1,000 to US$2,000, providing a truly luxurious experience for our Hong Kong “It” girl.

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