Tiny Treasures

Bite size deliciousness from Hue and the southern coastal town of Phan Rang… Tucked away in Tan Binh District, Beo Gap Nuoc on 118 Truong Cong Dinh is a compact little restaurant specializing in Hue and Phan Rang cuisine. The name translates to “algae meets water,” an idiom meaning two things are destined to be … Read more

Mid Century

Mid century shapes are everywhere this season and the key is to go big. Voluminous skirts, layered cocktail dresses and fitted day dresses are all iconic looks of the time, and can be found all the way over here in Saigon. We have rounded up some of our favorite mid-century looks, designed here in Vietnam Dress | Ha Nhat … Read more

Valentine’s Day

Educator and fashion designer Valentine Vu spends most of his time arming his students for the realities of the fashion industry Valentine’s family left Vietnam in 1993 with very little to try for a new life in Canada. Both parents worked tirelessly with ambitions their son would become a doctor or a lawyer, a future … Read more

Fair Footwear

We speak with Saigon Socialite founder LanVy Nguyen, who offers an insight into Vietnam’s lost craft of imperial and pagoda wood art and the difficulties of producing an ethical, designer brand… THERE IS AN endless array of homegrown fashion pieces in this city, from accessories to ready-to-wear to show stopping couture. But when it comes … Read more


May’s fashion coverage is all about subtlety, strength and grace, whether in your fashion choices or actions. With this in mind, who better to seek inspiration from than the geisha, as Japanese influence has been a favorite at fashion weeks this spring. It is still said that geisha inhabit a separate reality called Karyukai – … Read more

The Frugal Fashionista

When looking good doesn’t have to cost a pretty penny… GETTING A UNIQUE, luxury look doesn’t have to bankrupt you, and more often than not, you probably already have something in your wardrobe that, with a bit of styling and few new accessories, can be completely transformed. This month’s issue has explored the shinier side … Read more

Wedding Belles

For some brides, choosing the right dress is equally as important as choosing the right groom… For MY BIG day, I was determined to scrap the idea of a traditional white dress and replace it with something completely different. I was looking forward to a wedding outfit that would be comfortable, fashionable and most importantly, … Read more

Trip The Light Fantastic

This season is full of delicate fabrics and pale feminine hues, but among the quieter trends that have walked down the runways of the West – a bold streak of neon from Gucci, Burberry Prorsum, Kenzo and Fendi, among others, have given a welcome break to the more neutral collections out there… Jumpsuit | Cashew … Read more

Haute Couture @ Dep Fashion Show 11

Forget the numerous rules and regulations of the exclusive “Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture” in Paris. What I love most about this area of fashion design is the attention to detail, the drama and the art with which each piece of clothing is used to convey the designer’s story. It’s also a good opportunity … Read more