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CrystalPhuong.net is a Personal Style & Travel Blog based in Singapore, written by Crystal Phuong. The blog was nominated FOUR times in Top 10 Best Fashion Blogs in the annual Singapore Blog Award from 2012- 2015, voted as one of the Best Lifestyle Blogs in Singapore in 2013 by Hotelclub.com, and Best Travel Blogs in 2016 by Foodpanda.com. Crystal hopes to connect and inspire young women to lead a healthy and happy life. Be confident, be positive, and be kind.

Best Fashion Blogger for NokiaLVK Challenge.

Hi guys,

I have a very exciting announcement to make!
If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, perhaps you might know what am I talking about.

Few weeks ago, I received an invitation from Nokia team to join their very unique fashion quest called NokiaLVK. What does NokiaLVK mean?

Basically, this year Nokia have teamed up with an incredibly talented jewelry designer Leivankash to come up with a fashion challenge whereby we- invited fashion bloggers from many different parts of the world need to create our own mood board (inspired by one of LVK's collections) using given Nokia Lumia 900 to capture as many photos as possible and to provide inspiration for Leivankash to create a one-of-a-kind jewelry masterpiece. There are 5 jewelry collections in total:

I was told to pick 1 collection that I like most and create my mood board, my very own inspiration. Make a guess what did I pick? Stay tuned! I'll reveal it in a while. ;)

So what are the prizes? There is only 1 grand winner will be flying to London to meet Leila and to make her mood board come to life by creating her bestspoke LVK piece. Other 5 winners of 5 each collections will be receiving a one-of-a-kind Nokia & LVK Jewellery chest containing the brand new Nokia Lumia920 and a beautiful LVK piece.

It sounds amazing, doesn't it? When I received an email from Nokia team, I was thrilled of joy and without any hesitation, I agreed to join. To me, it's such a good chance to express my love for fashion, my inspiration, creativity and my fashion sense to the world.

2 days after confirming my participation, I came office to this beautiful turquoise goddess.

So efficient and speedy, Nokia! Thank you very much! 

And so with this gadget, I was ready to start my NokiaLVK creation. Before I started, I even did a quick research to see who are other bloggers, what are their backgrounds, where are they from etc...Holy shit, I got shocked! There are 55 bloggers all together. They are all really good and talented Fashion Bloggers from Milan, Mexico, London, New York, US etc...and of couse myself from tiny little red dot- Singapore. Looks like I am the only Singapore Fashion Blogger invited to join this fashion quest. I feel so proud! :D

Anyway, back to the contest criteria, we need to choose 1 collection that we love most. I chose Skullmania! You must be wondering why didn't I choose "Floral" as it seems to suit my style more. Trust me, it was a tough decision to make whether to stay in my "comfort zone" or step outside of it and try something new. My fashion style is more toward sophisticated, sexy, classic, girly and feminine style and I can humbly say, I know how to flaunt it.

Skull is something that I used to "stay away" from because it looks scary *in my mind*, lolz. And I'm not a rock chic, thus I wasn't interested in wearing skull inspired fashion. Only after I had my first look at Leivankash Skullmania collection, I was stunned, I was sold and I was inspired so much.

The scary looking Skull I used to think before becomes so elegant, beautiful and gorgeous through Leivankash's creations. Instantly, I'm in love with it.

Before I started my mood board, I was struggling to find out "What is my inspiration?", "Where can I find it?", "How to make my mood board inspiring" etc...But then looking at all Leivankash's collection, I realized that Fashion inspiration can come from the simplest, the most ordinary thing in life. Instead of looking around, I should find inspiration in my daily life, things that I see, I touch and make the ordinary thing become extra-ordinary through my creativity and imagination.  It's like how Leila looks at a flower, a leaf, a skull and turns them to beautiful jewelry pieces.

Enough with words, now it's time to show you my mood board:

Mood board No1: Crystal Phuong for NokiaLVK

Mood board No2: OOTD for NokiaLVK (part1)

Mood board No3: OOTD for NokiaLVK (part2)

Nothing fancy! It's all about self-taken photos by my phone of my everyday outfit. As you can see, my outfit speaks out what I feel on that day itself. Sometimes,  I'm in girly mood, sometimes sexy, sometimes fierce, sometimes classy and sometimes mysterious. All that feelings are portrayed in Skullmania collection too, don't you think?

Are you inspired when looking at my mood board? If you are, I think I've done pretty good job here and I'm happy with what I created. Not sure If I would be the grand winner of this challenge (*I wish I will*), I'm still happy to be part of this amazing quest. I never expected taking photos of my outfit everyday could get me to this international fashion quest organized by such a big brand like Nokia & famous fashion brand like Leivankash. Not to mention, I got to know many awesome and inspiring Fashion Bloggers too.

If you love Leivankash's collections and are inspired so much like me, check out her Website, join her Facebook & Follow her on Twitter.

And oh, don't forget to check Nokia's Website too. They have lot of amazing stuffs there!

Last but not least, if you think I would stand a chance to meet Leila in London, PLEASE SUPPORT ME BY LIKING THIS BLOG POST!!!!

Thank you so much everyone!
Stay chic,
Crystal Phuong
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