Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Tribal Chic

During my backpack trip to remote region of Northern Vietnam, I was lucky to visit the H’Mong tribe’s open market. I was so captivated by their handmade textiles, fabric dye and accessories, like the-one-of-a-kind. They have amazing taste in combining clothes. It’s so spectacular and I was utterly bewitched to bring myself a skirt home. Now you see me wearing it with a white shirt, walking down the road. Very luminary and bold.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Polaroid Autumn

"The darkness is creeping in,
And the world is a place to hide."
                            Cheap Clothes_ Whitley

On an autumn morning, I woke up to the sound of music. The cold breeze was blowing outside the windows. Flashing my eyelashes, I was in an unfamiliar room in a different city. This is not Saigon. This is not the city where you only feel the heat and noise. This is Dalat. This is where my mother was born.

The old music kept playing chilling songs. I felt the coldness snick in my skin and the sky was white grey. 'I can't just stay inside' My head said. I walked out of the bed and found myself finding clothes. On the contrary of what I feel inside, I landed my hands on something warm and comfortable. And I was ready.

I stepped outside, started walking. Oh the fresh cold air blew into my lungs.  The street was empty! Suddenly I longed to be alone. In that longing moment I saw the world surrounding me in a polaroid filter. Like coffee 'Old and immortal, lonesome and lively, sensible and rich'.

Nanda baggy pants, Korean fashion girl print tee,  Blue Ex crop top blazer, unknown fedora & Zara basic heels 
Ninomax oversized shirt, unbranded aztec winter crop top, Rayban cat-sunglasses 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Those were the day - The flare of hippie spirits

In the twilight of a day, there I hear the voice of a man singing inside my head ‘I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me. She showed me her room, isn't it good, Norwegian wood?’.  Following his voice is the sound of the sitar playing strong, spiritual and free. Time slips back to the 60s, 70s, 80s golden time of freedom of life and arts. Drifting off the mainstream world and society there once lived in glory the hippies; carefree, wild and free. Though hippies are now almost non to exist, its hippy’s culture continue to be an endless inspiring knot for various forms of arts, music and fashion. Though Vietnam is a far Eastern country from the hippy mainland however it did land an impact on the 80s Vietnamese. Not only bringing the clothing and arts trends, a living attitude and lifestyle is also at adaptation. Seeking through my parents’ old photos I was surprisingly amazed. The hippy vibe of a young, adventurous and fashion couple is so vivid and alive inside a film camera 3x4 picture.
Wearing the most in-trend outfits from that era, I’m happy to say fashion is a wheel circle. Baggy high-waist pants, crop-top, bob hair, aviator sunglasses, oversized top; those we are crazy in love with were once the icons of the past. Style is a repetition of itself. And each time it repeats, it adds a little new flavor. Which is for us, we know the same old style new fashion is born again and again with a little more flare, vanity and magnificence.

Timeless items: aviator sunglasses, high waist acid wash jeans, oversized top, loafers

Timeless items: oversized top, high-waist basic jeans

Friday, September 6, 2013

How to build up your wardrobe (Part 3: Your one piece choice)

As we know tops and bottoms are key elements of an outfit. Depend on which style you want to pull off, there will be multi choices for you to make by mix matching them. However it will be a BIG MISTAKE if we miss talking about one piece clothes. Yes, nothing's value more than the truth, one piece clothes has the power to bring you the ultimate freshness, high-class and chic look in any occasion. On top of that, no other item is more appropriate to wear to a night event than the one piece clothes. To me it is absolutely not an item to be MISSED OUT! Follow my recommendation below and find yourself the inspiration and ideas to curate your one piece clothes in the wardrobe.

1. Bodycon dress: the ultimate weapon of a woman. God blessed us with the irresistible curves and this unique item is just for that holy quest!  Very appropriate for a cocktail or entertaining event, your call can be on a sequin or bandage or aztec print if you want to be outstanding in a crowd. Or a black dress for a classic sexy look.

 2. Shift dress: a charming item for sweet and classic lady. Very appropriate for workplace, seminars, day events, etc... and downtown hangout. If you're not confident with your body, this is a safer choice. For those who love the ironic and bold style, try out the printed one on the left.

3. Maxi dress: this item is your saver if you have a red-carpet-a-like- event to attend. High class, sophisticated and super duper charming, if you have a board shoulder, choose the second style from the left. If you have a small shoulder and sexy neck, the two on the right hand side are perfect for you.

4. Jumpsuit: every fashionista love this item. Jumpsuit is such a creative item that allows women to wear in any occasion with lots of SWAG and IRON. Want to look smart and trendy, you better not miss out this item.

I've just finished introducing the first 3 basic items of an outfit. From now on I will focus on outerwear and accessories. Don't forget to continue following my blog! The next entry will be published on Tuesday next week.

Have a great weekend, everybody!