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VIFW 2016: ALL BLACK DAY AND NIGHT

Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Crystal Phuong- Streetstyle day 6

Despite having so many clothes in my closet, I often raid my boyfriend's wardrobe, and basically, his clothes are mine at home. His T-shirts, shirts and even sweat pants are my favorites. It's fun to borrow from the boys once in a while. 

On the last day of Vietnam International Fashion Week, I decided to play with a menswear style during the day. A boyfriend blazer as a dress, a black crop top and shorts underneath, and black leather over-the-knee boots to complete the look. Some said I looked fierce while others thought I was too sexy. When wearing an oversized top or dress, I'd like to throw a belt on top to accentuate my waist. I also layered 2 bib silver necklaces to create a dramatic vibe and make a statement. It's either go big or go home kind of look, you know? 

Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Crystal Phuong- Streetstyle day 6

Photos by Pham Cong Thanh

Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Crystal Phuong- Streetstyle day 6

Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Crystal Phuong- Streetstyle day 6

Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Crystal Phuong- Streetstyle day 6


At night, everyone put on their best dress for the red carpet as it was the closing night. Thanks to iHateFashion for the love! My friend, Valerie & I were dressed up in their latest collection, which was shown at the fashion week just a day before. We had a blast on the red carpet and at the show. 

Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Crystal Phuong in iHeartFashion-day 6

Love this faux fur tweed dress from iHateFashion. Their new collection is so beautiful! 

Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Crystal Phuong in iHeartFashion-day 6

Brought my mom to the shows and she loved it. 

Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Crystal Phuong in iHeartFashion-day 6

Front row squad with my babe: Valerie Lim- Miss Singapore Universe 2011

Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Crystal Phuong in iHeartFashion-day 6

Sandwiched between my favorite couple: Son (on the left) and Adrian (on the right). We look like we were in a triangle relationship, don't we? 

Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Crystal Phuong in iHeartFashion-day 6

Photos by Katsu Phuong

Another successful fashion week ended just like that and I can't wait to do it all over again. 

Thank you so much for reading! 

::Outfit 1::
Nasty Gal boyfriend blazer- Similar here
GUESS over-the-knee boots- Similar here
Nasty gal fedora hat- Similar here
Lovisa necklaces- Currently obsessed with this one
Charles & Keith belt- More choices here

::Outfit 2::
Faux fur top worn as dress- Thanks to iHateFashion
Red beret- Thanks to iHateFashion
GUESS over-the-knee boots- Similar here
Lovisa necklaces- Currently obsessed with this one
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VIFW 2016: MONOCHROMATIC

Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Day 5 streetstyle- Crystal Phuong

 Photo by Long Hoang

If my memory serves me well, I had these outfit photos taken on my birthday when I was in Hanoi during Vietnam Fashion Week. Instead of attending the shows, I spent the day with my family. We went for a walk, had a delicious birthday lunch, and had so much laughter.  I'm not a big fan of cake so no birthday cake and no candles needed. The presence of people that I love means everything to me as I haven't had a birthday celebration with the family for more than 10 years (God! That's a long time).

As I grow older, I'm more aware of how short our life can be and how precious time is. Happiness can be as simple as waking up early on a weekend, having a tasty breakfast, going for a walk with your loved ones, and watching a favorite movie to end the day. The more I try to live a simpler life, the clearer my mind and heart will be. My style is an obvious evidence of how I've transformed.

I would choose black and white over neon and orange, a monochromatic outfit over a colorful printed one. If all else fails, I'll go with an all-beige outfit. It works every time. 

Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Day 5 streetstyle- Crystal Phuong

Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Day 5 streetstyle- Crystal Phuong

Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Day 5 streetstyle- Crystal Phuong

Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Day 5 streetstyle- Crystal Phuong

Photos by Son Tung

Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Day 5 streetstyle- Crystal Phuong


Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Day 5 streetstyle- Crystal Phuong

Photo by Shin Vox

::Outfit::
Bardot long sweater worn as dress (old)
Brown pencil skirt- Thanks to Forever21
Charles & Keith belt- Similar here
Raye pumps- Thanks to REVOLVE


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VIFW 2016- ON POINT

Crystal Phuong- Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Streetstyle day 3

Instead of a loud and colorful outfit seen on day 1 and day 2, I opted for a polished look with a long vest layered over a turtleneck top and wide-leg pants on day 3 of the Vietnam International Fashion Week. 

Thanks REVOLVE for this On Point vest (that's the actual product's name), I'm able to add one more item to my growing long vest collection. Please bear with me while I'm still obsessed with this statement piece, you might see another similar outfit in the next couple of weeks, who knows.


Crystal Phuong- Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Streetstyle day 3

Photos by Son Tung

Crystal Phuong- Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Streetstyle day 3

Crystal Phuong- Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Streetstyle day 3

Photo by Katsu Phuong

Crystal Phuong- Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Streetstyle day 3

Photo by Long Hoang

::Outfit::
C/MEO Collective on point vest- Thanks to REVOLVE
Forever21 white turtleneck sweater
Zara wide-leg pants- Similar here
Mugler sunglasses- More choices here
Lovisa necklace- Currently obsessed with these ones
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VIFW 2016: ARMY GREEN

Crystal Phuong- Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Streetstyle day 2

Photo by: Katsu Phuong

It seems like forever ago since the last time we communicated on this page. I'm fully aware that time has slowly left me quite far behind while I was on the airplane, in the hotel, on the mountain, or by the beach in January. With that said, it's time for a much-needed catch up over here.

As an old saying goes, "Good things come to those who wait. Better things come to those who are patient." I hope this army green outfit fromVietnam International Fashion Week last year is worth the wait. More blog posts will be live at the end of this week for sure.

In the meantime, if you are celebrating Lunar New Year, I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful time ahead.  May this year shower you with love, laughter, and great health.

Thank you so much for reading!

Crystal Phuong- Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Streetstyle day 2

Crystal Phuong- Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Streetstyle day 2

Photo by: Shin Vox

Crystal Phuong- Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Streetstyle day 2

Photo by Long Hoang

Crystal Phuong- Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Streetstyle day 2

Crystal Phuong- Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Streetstyle day 2

Photo by: Shin Vox

Crystal Phuong- Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016- Streetstyle day 2

 Photo by Nhat Linh

::Outfit::
Zara green leather biker jacket- Similar here
Topshop printed pencil skirt- Similar here
Mugler sunglasses. More choices here
Vintage top- More choices here
Carolina Herrera bracelet- Similar here