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Woman Behind the Scenes

Meet Dieu Han, a countryside girl turned beauty queen and fashion designer

Dieu Han is a golden-eyed lioness of a woman. She has a firm, intent gaze, a commanding frame and a character that rings of authority. It can probably be said that […]

By |June 19th, 2016|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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These Boys’ Lives

Vietnam’s biggest boy band is at the top of the charts again, but not for their music

It’s sometimes jokingly said in publishing circles that there are never any guarantees in putting out a bestseller, unless of course you happen to […]

By |June 15th, 2016|Art, Arts, Music|0 Comments
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Kim Khanh: Strength and Beauty of the Nineties

I promised myself I wasn’t going to ask Kim Khanh about her being single in her 40s. I like to think that this publication has fairly high editorial standards, and there are far more interesting things to say about a woman than […]

By |June 9th, 2016|Arts, Fashion|0 Comments
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I Come From Ocean

Designer Dieu Anh celebrates the summer season with a collection inspired by the color, beauty and mystery of our oceans. I COME FROM OCEAN patterns blend Patrick Carpenter’s photos of the sun’s reflections off the water’s surface with the life […]

By |May 29th, 2016|Arts, Fashion|0 Comments
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Bang On

Michael Barnes on his journey from washing celebrity hair in London to doing hair and fashion shows in Vietnam

Some creative talents are made in an instant, in a single epiphanic moment that changes one’s fate forever. For Michael Barnes—one of […]

By |May 25th, 2016|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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The Value of Beauty

Entrepreneur, model, actress and tourism ambassador, Ly Nha Ky shares her insights on beauty and lifestyle with Oi

As someone skilled in business as well as acting and modeling, what do you think is the value of beauty?

While many people claim […]

By |May 23rd, 2016|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Transformer

Breaking down barriers, Jessica an finds success as a transgender model

“I didn’t plan on creating a club or anything like that for transpeople. Nothing about what we do is formal or even official. At first, it was just a name, […]

By |May 23rd, 2016|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Dress to Impress

Celebrated ao dai designer-artist Si Hoang speaks about opening Vietnam’s only museum Dedicated to this traditional long dress

One of Vietnam’ s most iconic ao dai designers, Si Hoang is as much a philosopher as he is an artist. That is […]

By |May 15th, 2016|Arts, Design, Fashion|0 Comments
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Continuing Education

This  is Tai. He’s currently in fifth grade. His mother proudly shows us all the certificates and achievements Tai and his sister have won in school over the years. Tai is proud of his most recent academic awards, however, next […]

By |May 15th, 2016|Arts, Education, Photo Essay|0 Comments
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The Old Man and the Sea

Coincidence is sometimes very beautiful

Nearly three years ago, I found myself browsing the online pages of Thomas L Le – a scholar and translator of Vietnamese and French poetry. I was so moved by one of the poems that it […]

By |April 28th, 2016|Art, Arts, Postcards from Vietnam|0 Comments