As a nurse in New Zealand, she took the ‘do as I do’ attitude when she was told that the first thing to be done was to get rid of her makeup.
In 2014, she turned to her fashion sense, and made the most of her experience as a nurse to help shape her own look.
It took more than three years, but her first look as a professional nurse at a wedding in 2015 has transformed her into a fashionista with an eye for design.
“I don’t wear a lot of makeup, but I’m very lucky to have a good eye for what makes a woman look good,” Ms Shing said.
“When I was in the hospital and I was working, I used to see nurses dressed in a number of different styles, and it just seemed so strange to me that someone else was making me feel like I needed to change to fit what they were doing.
She found a style that fit her and she was able to create something out of nothing.”
Her inspiration for her designs started as a little bit of whimsy, but it became a passion for her as she started to make a name for herself as a fashion designer.
The fashion business has also brought her into contact with some of the top designers in the industry, including Diane von Furstenberg and Mabel Löfgren.
“I’ve got an amazing relationship with Diane von Furtwangen and Mula Löfer, they’ve been really great friends,” Ms Breen said.
Her love for the fashion industry has been well documented over the years, including her first foray into the fashion business, which was her first design job.
Ms Breen has been a fashion consultant since 2011, working with companies like Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen and Dolce & Larkin.
“The thing that I love about fashion is it’s so much about the interaction and you can get an idea of what a person wears because of their clothes, but there’s no fashion to make it real.
You don’ want to be influenced by the things you see on the runway, you want to go for the real thing,” Ms Poulter said.
As a fashion stylist and a fashion student, Ms Sing started out working in the design and fashion department at New Zealand Fashion Week, where she worked on her own runway show.
Now, she’s focusing on her professional career, working in design at New York Fashion Week and New York-based fashion label, Wieden + Kennedy.
She said she loves to work with people who have their own vision of what looks good, and they help her design a look that’s right for her.
“If you have the right look, people can understand that you’re a nurse and you’re not just a nurse,” Ms Rieker said.