iheartCrystal Phuong- Singapore Fashion, Lifestyle Blog.

Sep 1, 2014


Living off Orchard road for more than 2 years, this is the first time I did a photo shoot at the most crowded, expensive and famous street of Singapore. Ask me why? I don't know. Perhaps, walking in and out, on Orchard everyday makes everything become normal to me. I see the same stores, the same advertisement showing across the street, and sometimes, the same uncle who tries to sell roasted chestnut to make his living. Slowly, I have forgotten how excited I felt when I had a chance to visit Orchard Road for the first time.

Very often, we take things for granted, and we will not realize it until something happens to hit us by chance.

I was hit by an email inviting me to take part in a Singapore memories campaign, in which, I was required to talk about my memory and journey that I had in Singapore. It was, of course, none other than a memory I had with Orchard. It's a place where I first started working in Singapore, and every friend of mine who heard its name, wished their office could be here.

Fast forward 5 years, I'm now living on Orchard Road. The street is still the same, but the girl (me) is now different. 5 years ago, I wore no make up, carried a tote bag that I bought overseas to work, and wished one day I could afford to buy a Forever21 dress. Today, I was caught on the street wearing Proenza Schouler bag, ZARA sweatshirt, Schutz shoes and Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses.

The only things that stay the same, perhaps, are my heart and my soul. I was wondering, if "Orchard Road" had eyes, he would be very happy to see how much this little girl has grown.

Thank you so much for reading!
ZARA sweatshirt- Also love this one
Vintage fuchsia skirt- Similar here
Schutz Lace Up Sandal- Similar here
Guess necklace- Similar here
Lovisa jewelry- Similar here
Moschino Iphone case

Aug 26, 2014


If there is any pair of shoes that catches everyone's attention on the street, it has to belong to Sophia Webster. I'm saying this based on my own experience when I wore these Sophia Webster Riko heels out two weeks ago. Everyone looked at my feet first, then they looked at my face. I should feel upset about it, shouldn't I?.  But then again, how to blame them while I myself can't take my eyes off these little colorful Riko heels on my feet?

The more I'm obsessed with the shoes, the more I admire the designer herself. I salute the crazy creativity that Sophia Webster has to put into each pair of shoes. Coming from a designer who is a fan of girly charm and obsessed with a flamingo, all Sophia Webster's shoes are fun and colorful, sexy and feminine, quirky and chic. I'm a sucker for shoes like that. It's the reason why, I knew I had to bring 2 pairs of Sophia Webster's heels home, without any doubt, when I first saw them displayed in the store last month. 

It didn't take me a long time to decide what to wear with these colorful heels. Most of the time, my shoes emphasize to my outfit. I guess this time, the Riko heels made an exception, my outfit was a compliment to my shoes. 

Thank you so much for reading!

ZARA Cropped sweater- Similar here 
BYSI zipped midi skirt- Similar here
Sophia Webster Riko heels- Other colors here and here
Givenchy handbag
Shopbop bracelets and necklace
Dior sunglasses


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