Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Night of living dead

As promised, here comes the Halloween post! Halloween in Vietnam is kinda different from other countries I guess, since it's not our traditional holiday. We don't do trick or treat and not everyone dress up as other characters. It's more like a fun, creepy day for us to dress a little bit more Goth and Grunge and Black. You can see it very clear through our photos :D Those are photos we took when we went to a Halloween  party last weekend called "The Night of Living Dead". And on Sunday I went to The Garden Mall and saw many people cosplay-ing and dressing like zombie and such, too bad I didn't bring my camera that day :( It was really cool walking around the mall and saw Naruto or any other anime character with fantastic clothes walking to you, buying bread and all haha.

I also have a Fall Inspiration post in the draft, haven't finished it yet though :( Will try to post it asap! In the mean time, enjoy some of our Vietnamese Halloween!
Cool heels <3 But unbearable pain haha
Cutest Snow White Everrrr
There is a dress code for Halloween: Everyone wears BLACK!

Interesting mix


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cozy breezy

Sorry for the lack of post lately. I have been meaning to do a biggg post about Fall Inspiration and Halloween outfits, but that's for tomorrow (It's Halloween guysss , are you excited?). And so this is some outfits left from our shoot last week

 Pon - 20 - Student

Her outfit was simple: blue polo shirt, beige jeans. But I really like the detail on her belt! How many people here put thoughts in belt? I only have one belt and have never thought of investing on it. This really did change my mind. And the color matchs the brown, warm tone of her bag, jeans and sandals. So guys, more tips on boring, simple outfit: add something interesting, like belt!

Tung - 24

We met this guy when we were doing some window shopping at some shops around the Church. He was the shopkeeper there I guess (I have forgotten the name of the shop though :( It's Midori something I guess..). He was wearing, as you can see, a striped shirt, blue vest and jeans, very simple, comfortable and preppy. But the interesting part was his shoes, they are hand-made by leather (like all other shoes in the shop)! So the quality is great and the fact that they are "hand-made" just make it much more special =)

End of today's post, just some easy breezy outfit for your casual fall season (YES I'm enjoying fall here in Hanoi woo hoo). Prepare for the Halloween post though hehe

Friday, October 26, 2012

Cobalt Love

Nhi - 16

Blue cobalt is the new black! I have always love how fresh, classic and ocean-like that tone of blue is. Nhi pull out a very classic outfit with the blue cobalt dress as the main piece. It's not photographed in here, but there are studded around the neck-line of the dress to give a more modern, edgy look. She mixed the dress very well with a small classic Louis Vuitton bag and black platform. So chic!

Well this aside, we will have a "Club Day" at our university this evening and there will be free food so I'm excited lol. And me and Pon will both go to a Halloween party held by our school's culture club this Sat so it's gonna be cool and full of weird fashion and we will bring back something cool for you hehe. See you later!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Button Button

Mick - 16

I will just go straight to talk about the outfit because mannnn, this was my favourite OOTD woo hoo ~ It's all about the detail guys! Well at first glance, I must admit that the outfit seems quite simple and plain with blue shirt with blue jeans. We first noticed Mick because of her colorful tribal pattern slipper shoes. But then when she stood up we were so amazed by the unique button-line. I don't know whether it's DIY or not, but it's really interesting and stand out. Definitely an DIY inspiration :)

Love x

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Similar and Different

Dung - 19 

Nguyên - 23

So as I have said on our Facebook, Pon and I spent the whole yesterday afternoon hunting for style ~ It was Vietnamese Women's day, so every places were packed with flowers, couples and extra-feminine-girls (you know, in days like this, girls will dress up to emphasize their girly, softer sides). It's like everyone around you was wearing pretty dresses. It's not that I don't like dresses, but well, how can I put it.. like seeing many stuff of the same kind at once, and you will feel like nothing is special anymore (does it even make sense?..)

Therefore I was kinda thrilled when I see those girls above, dressing all tomboy and cool! And can you see the coincidence here? They both wore layers with the same checkered shirts/ blazer! I didn't notice this until I came home and looked through the photos. One same piece, but they managed to pull off different vibes. See, I told you style present personality very well :)

Let's go in detail about the clothes. Dung wore a graphic shirt, checkered blazer and pretty cool jeans with Vans. It's really simple and easy but it works! I like how it was not too casual by adding blazer, but also ultra comfortable with Vans and simple jeans. Also a little bit fun with the T-shirts (she was like: "What about my T-shirt? It's a Super Junior T-shirt! Can you photograph it?" Haha cute)

Nguyen pulled off a more dramatic look with her red (?) skinny jeans (with a peek of leopard pattern) and black boots. She kept it balance with simple top and a small packback. I always like it when the outfit was balance (not too loud, not too simple etc..) ~ But maybe sometimes I will break the rules and do something "more is more" like the legendary Anna Piaggi (no it's not a joke, she really was a legend)

Anw the weather is lovely today! Good day people ~
Khoai x

Monday, October 15, 2012

The wind is calling

Ly - 20 - Student

Sorry I have been quite lazy lately :( Just come back from my first day of the new semester, everything was nice and fresh ~ The first day of the semester is the chance to catch up with friends, get excited (or not) about new courses, new lectures... And you can have new stuff hehe: books, notebooks, pens etc (university students still love shopping for new learning supplies you know..) I got to chat with some old and new friends, got a present (are you reading this? thankssss i love it!) and then had a meeting with my club. It was a bit tiring, but still really great :)

Time for outfit! Pon and I were supposed to meet and have a photoshoot last week, but I couldn't make it and now we are running out of new photos :( This was from Pon's photo trip (the same with last post). She was wearing an oversize shirt, tucked in the trending-studded-shorts; which created a contrast effect: flowy, soft on top (with the girly touch of that headband) and tough, funky with the lower part. Really cute eh?

Have a nice week y'all

Friday, October 12, 2012

Miss Complicated

Van - 22 - Student

Hi all ~

This week has gone in a blink and we will start the semester next week. Gosh I'm not ready to come back that soon :(

Anw this is today's outfit. Seems like Pon had a mini photo trip and brought back some really interesting style for me. Like this girl above. She was wearing a long black dress (or may I call it maxi dress?) with huge text-print on the front, sleeveless denim jacket, cap with matching colour, and Dr.Marten boots. I always like how girls these days don't really belong to any specific "type", you know, like you have to be only girly OR tough OR grunge etc. We girls refuse to be defined simply like that (feminism is calling)! Like in the mix above, she can be sporty, girly, cute and tough at the same time, how cool is that? =)

Lovely weekend people x

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Friendship bracelets

Thuy - 23 - "I love SA" owner

I was not that surprise when Thuy told us she was the owner of "I love SA" (a quite popular shop in Hanoi). I mean, yeah look at her, with cool style like that, she's definitely something! Her checkered shirt matched really well with those shorts: the colour and the pattern blend well with each other. Yet my most favourite thing about her outfit was those stack of bracelets around her ankle. Personally I really really love friendship bracelets like those, they are always so colorful and cute, and it's never hurt to add moreeee! And you can make it yourself too (well not for someone as clumsy as me...), so they are really cheap :')

Anw, Halloween is coming soon! We don't really celebrate Halloween in Vietnam though. But maybe some clubs in our university will do something, a party, or well, anything! Or even if they don't, I will wear something and freak everyone out haha. What are you going to where in Halloween?


Monday, October 8, 2012

Mullet obsession

Hey guys.. Guess who.. It's Pon sharing the first piece of writing...yay......

When we first started the blog, we divided the work into 2 parts, me photopraphing and editing while Khoai is in charge of our blog (writing and posting).. ok letting her do all the writing work makes me feel so guilty (it is because I'm not at writing..not as good as Khoai :)). That’s my excuse anyway for not participating on writing   
so..hello this is me being a good girl.. enjoy XO

Lan Anh - 18 - Student

Here I present to you a girl who has been inspired by vintage style lately. The combination of the top with lace neckline, mullet skirt, vintage lace shoes makes she look so gentle and lovely. She usually wears dark colors but today she makes a small change by adding a classic thing - a polka dots skirt...aww, isn't it cute ?!??

by the way..must admit that I'm the biggest fan of mullets.. I seldom wear dress (really, not my style) but when I saw them.. I was like "omg where the hell can I find those beautiful skirts. they look amazing".. I couldn't help falling in love with them. 
Here are some of my favorites :x  

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Wear Pink!

Pon - 20 - Student

Here is Pon's outfit (finally)! She wore a lace top, a Pink Tie-Dye Studded shorts and a lot of cute bracelet around her ankle. Isn't the outfit interesting? It's a combination of girly, cute and a bit edgy. Pon told me: "Ew I wear a lot of pink lately it's weird~", but really, if a pink outfit can be this great, I might wear pink everyday~

Talking about pink, do you know that pink is the colour to fight against bullying? Read the story here and join the campaign here (February 27, 2013!!! Remember that guys!)

Anw, great weekend everyone!

Friday, October 5, 2012

See through

Jani - 23 - Photographer

When I first started this blog, a question struck me: "What is the criteria? What am I actually looking for?". And this is my answer for you all: I don't seek for pretty clothes or pretty faces, I am looking for personalities which are shown fearlessly through personal style.  For me, those who have the strength to be who they are, are the strongest of all.

The guy above is one of those strong ones. Well, who else dare to wear a see through top like that? I bet that he had received a few weird glances from passengers. But nah, why dress for others when you live your own life? The mix is strange (in a good way~), I feel like each item has its own talk, none is weaker than the other. And they were combined with each other, and became a very fierce outfit :-)


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tartan peek

Taken by Pon
Khoai - 19 - Student

Recently I have a habit of destroying my clothes, like cutting and ripping and stuff... But well, works for me, since I have too many boring, plain stuff, making some changes would be good (Not really, one pair of old jeans have gone to heaven). That pair of leggings (?) above is one of my genius creation haha. Weeks ago I found myself drooling over ripped jeans from streetstyle photos in Fashion Week, so I decided to give it a try. The result was, meh, not as I imagined; but it was refreshing for me, like having some brand new things =)

I mixed those leggings with a white t-shirt, old boots and school bag. But then I still felt like it lacked of something fun, so I tied a tartan shirt around my waist. I have always loveeee tartan pattern, maybe from the influence of Vivienne Westwood clothing in Nana (Have you read it? Have you read it??? Best manga ever!!!). And since it gave me some rock&roll feeling, I added a ring-necklace which you can't see very well in here. It's like consist of 5-6 rings: rose one, cross one, etc, very cool =)

That's for now. Don't know why I suddenly feel like writting about myself..


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Denim on denim

Photos taken by Pon

Duc - 19 - Student

Currently I have so many streetstyle photos in my laptop that I want to write about (yay first time ever we are not running out of photos woo hoo~). But then I decided to choose this. I don't know why, maybe it's because of the very gentle blue tone of the outfit that eases my mind~

The girl was doing so well with "denim on denim". I have tried this, and believe me, it's hard to wear denim on denim, you may look too stiff/ too boring/too "worker-like" or something. But look at how cool and effortless her outfit was! The different shade of denim-blue matched really well with each other, and also with her leopard loafers and brown-deep green bag. However the denim top is cute by itself too with those aztec print. Also, tips for those who like to dress casually and not too much layer: add accessories! Like Duc: she added really cool spikey necklace and few more bracelet, and it became much more interesting to look at. Don't you just agree? :)


Monday, October 1, 2012

The most important ingredient

Photos taken by us
Duong - 15 - Student

So yeah we finally had a chance to meet each other and went out for shooting~ And as expected in Mid-Autumn Festival, there were lots and lots of people in the street, in the mall, in cinema etc.. However it's not that easy to find real stylish kids. But since we are professional hunters (who still have to walk like 5 rounds to gain courage to ask someone for photos), we still did teehee *proud*.

Here is one of them. When he said he was 15 years old, me and Pon exchanged secret thought "Oh kids these day are so cool, we must be really old..." Just look at the boy! He wore sort of casual yet elegant outfit with beige shirt, black blazer, brown satchel and clock. But then BAM, those spikey shoes made the outfit stand out from the rest. It's like adding the most important ingredient to the mix, and make it real awesome!

So yesterday after walking around we took at rest at Boo&Kusa to try out some Crepe~ You will pick 4 ingredients for your own crepe and they will put it in for you. Except for the fact that the staff seemed to be quite slow in making crepes, and there was no wind in the air (damn you weatherrrr); it's really good: the crepes are pretty good, the store is really cute and you can watch the road from the second floor :D

That's for now, happy October people x