from Dalat with love

photos by Dong Hoai Nam
edited by me

Jacket, Top - Project 1990 / Pants, Hat - Zara / Glasses, Jewelry, Bag, Heels - Floralpunk

This was my very first trip to Dalat and I haven't been this close to nature in a long time.
It was magical. I will do a proper blog entry about my trip real soon, with suggestions on where to stay and what to do (actually we didn't do that much, but still).

LIIQ RUSH x FLORALPUNK

MODERN BASICS.
Shot by Bis Nguyen / Edited by me

Dress, Top & Pants - LiiQ Rush / Shoes, Bag, Sunglasses & Earrings - Floralpunk
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LiiQ Rush stores:
43 Nui Truc Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
100 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

LiiQ Rush, founded by Bao Ly Tran, is a Vietnamese fashion brand from Hanoi, with a store in Saigon, that I associate with effortlessness. All pieces go pretty well by themselves. Just put on shoes and you are good to go. I proposed this shoot because I wanted to put a Floralpunk twist to it though. I truly believe in the impact accessories can make haha. 
My kids at Floralpunk told me to change my style after seeing photos from this shooting, because I'm usually more the jeans, T-shirt, Vans kind of girl : )))) I'll try to blog more often from now on yo, to introduce you to local brands, places to eat and just sharing random memories with you. I still really really love blogging. So stay tuned with me <3

Le Thuy Giang PT.I

@_jangg shot by me



Clothing: Subtle and Simple
Location: Kurious Cafe Bangkok, Thailand

There are very few people I personally know that really inspire me with their work in a creative way. Giang, co-founder of the Hanoian brand Subtle and Simple is one of them. I respect her so much as a friend for her personality, but also for her ambition and work. I also really adore Viet, her boyfriend who is the other half of the brand, but more because he is really really funny haha. But I'm sure he deserves his credit as well, the things is, that he is just too funny to consider anything else. Giang is one of those people who exactly know what they want. Or at least that's how I feel. She is fearless and stubborn but in a good way. And I really admire her for that. When I first got to know her, she talked so little and I was a little intimidated by her, but after having known her for a while, I can only talk highly of her. She is not the lovey dovey type, so she might find reading this a little creepy : ))))

In my opinion Subtle and Simple is growing into a brand like no other on the Vietnamese fashion market. With its own aesthetics and brand values, I'm so confident that they will outgrow the local market sooner or later. To me, Subtle and Simple is a brand that needs to be known internationally. Watch out for their next collection. I've seen previews and I'm already in love ! 

Oh and these photos were taken during our recent Thailand trip. After lunch we went to this cafe, which belongs to a hotel, and can I please mention how shooting-friendly public cafes in Bangkok are ? Seriously we spent like one hour shooting all kinds of things from flatlays to outfits there and nobody said a thing, they kept being friendly and smiling : )
I really like shooting Giang because she has a deep expression and poses so naturally. This is the first set of images I took for her. It's been a long time since I have taken photos I love this much ! I hope you guys like them as much as I do <3