Good Evening, Ma’am

Prepare to make an entrance in these dresses that are destined for the season’s special events. Stand out from the crowd and be on-point for the next occasion in this selection of evening dresses by LYLA TRAN (1/11 Pasteur, D1; Facebook: LYLATRAN). Whether your heading out to a glamorous, sophisticated event or out for a few drinks with the girls, we’ve got you covered.

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Precisely White

What could be more appropriate treatment for your wardrobe after Tet than to detox it from noisy clashing graphic prints and the saturated color pops that punctuated our autumn outfits. Well, it may be a little premature to take on summer’s biggest color trend in full force, but start as you mean to go on we say. Orchestrating a wardrobe whiteout will provide as much

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The Iconic dress

A lasting impression for any visitor to Vietnam is the beauty of the women dressed in their ao dais. Girls dressed in white pick their way through muddy streets going home from school or sail by in a graceful chatter on their bikes. Secretaries in delicate pastels greet you at an office door and older

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The Giving Tree

Fashion trends are constantly changing, but the simple meanings behind a lot of pieces, like the mustard seed necklace, the evil eye bracelets and the Tree of Life, remain timeless and relevant. Trang Pham, the Director and Designer behind Saigon Spring Jewelry (9A, Street 43, D2), shares her unique take on the Tree of Life. What inspired you to create your own Tree

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A Model Citizen

Vietnam’s male supermodel explains why modeling fame isn’t as simple as looking good In the last few years, and with the aid of shows such as Vietnam’s Next Top Model, and The Face Vietnam, modeling has emerged and grown in local psyche as a legitimate and highly desirable career choice. Once known only in certain circles, Ha Anh, Hoang Thuy

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Drama Queen

Have you been to the Eiffel Tower? What about the Grand Canyon? London’s Tower Bridge? All questions you might reasonably be asked by a travel-obsessed friend. You might even be able to answer positively to many of them. But what exactly did you do there? There are few in the world who would be able to answer these questions in as dramatic

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Wearing it Wrong

The founder of Fashion4Freedom talks ethics and activism Coming from a background in mergers and acquisitions, when LanVy Nguyen decided to transition into the fashion industry, she brought with her a knack for seeing through smoke and mirrors. The goal was to create high-end products in Vietnam, but finding a manufacturer who could do so in a

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The Zebra Tote

In case you missed it, Punda Milia’s striking black and white totes are this year’s must-have There was a time when a purse  was the perfect size to carry our everyday items, but as technology has gotten bigger with tablets, smartphones (along with extra power packs), and our lives more complicated with what-ifs (an umbrella/raincoat if it rains, a shawl

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That Summer Girl

Ann by An Nhien designer Le Nguyen An Nhien is a graduate of the HCMC University of Architecture, majoring in fashion design. She has won a number of awards, including third prize at the Pure Fashion 2009 Contest and one of the Top 19 contestants in the final Vietnam Collection Grand Prix 2008. An Nhien appreciates creativity and goes for new trends. Her

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Lam’s Ladies

Li Lam designs for the modern woman who is passionate, free and also in control. Lam’s clothes aim to bring not only the beauty but also comfort and style to the wearer. Photographer: Cao Trung Hieu Clothes: Lam Boutique (98 Mac Thi Buoi, D1 & 63 Xuan Thuy, D2)

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