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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.
Showing posts with label What’s Your 501 Interpretation?. Show all posts
Showing posts with label What’s Your 501 Interpretation?. Show all posts


Hi everyone,

This Summer, Levi's has something very sweet, romantic and girly surprise for us. Are you ready to find out? 

The iconic American denim label, responsible for the very first pair of jeans has started the first collaboration with Carnaby Street Shop Liberty to create a capsule collection wardrobe essential to bring Spring/ Summer to your doorstep. How exciting! 

When I first received an email from Levi's team and looked at the collaboration. I was stunned and only could say one word: "WOW". Never thought of floral prints could go so well with Denim, have you? This is genius and THIS is what we would call "Thinking out of the box". 

I always feel so amazed to learn about how do different fashion brands (sometimes from different countries and cultures) come up with the collaboration ideas based on each other's strengths and uniqueness to excite us. Talking about Liberty, they have been a leader in printed textiles and print designs in England since the late 1800s. Their huge portfolio of 43,000 designs to date are mostly originated from hand drawings and often inspired by floral, fauna and the exotic, oriental and Asiatic designs. As for Levi's, the 140 years old brand (since 1873) has become the most recognisable and intimated clothing in the world with their stores are in more than 110 countries.

With such strong foundation and rich history of designing iconic clothing both brands have, this collaboration promises to be one of a kind collection that is feminine and whimsical with a modern edge. While one is steeped in classic American style, the other has built a design legacy from artistic and creative melting pot that is so London.

Collaborating for the first time, the new Levi's® X Liberty London collection is as honest, frank and earnest as the path that brought the two brands together.

While Levis' re-interpreted their classic denim silhouettes, Liberty focused on the archival designs from '40s and '70s. There are two exclusive prints created for the Levi’s® X Liberty London collection. The hero print from the collection is called Carlin. This design of painterly garden flowers is inspired by a print in the Liberty archive from the 1970s. The print was redrawn with watercolour pencils and put into repeat design to create a painted, colourful, and flowing floral. The design is named after the Levi’s® designer Jenny Carlin who worked on the collection.

Kerr Bandana is the second print in the collection. The design is both floral and Pointillist in its appearance and is inspired by a painting from the Liberty archive that dates back to the late 1940s. The Levi’s® and Liberty design teams originally redesigned the Kerr Bandana print as a bandana design with a border, and then took the elements to laser burn the pattern onto the denim. The denim is then garment finished using an innovative laser technique to apply the design to the indigo. 

Overall, I would say the collection is a perfect match of American cool and British whimsy – girlie with a tomboy edge, the marriage of iconic fits and fabrics, fashion and arts. 

The Levi’s® X Liberty London collection features 11 pieces including the iconic 501® jean shorts, Trucker vest, a bustier and a small collection of covetable accessories ranging in prices from SGD$189.90 to SGD$399.90. The collection will be available at Levi’s® Lady’s stores (313@somerset #01-21,Bugis Junction #01-25/25A, Vivocity #01-191) in late June.

Below are some pieces that I love: 

For more information about the Levi's, please visit: Levi's website, Levi's 501 Interpretation website and follow them on Facebook

P/s: This blog entry is proudly sponsored by Levi's and is one of the requirements for Singapore Blog Award 2013. My blog is in Top 10 of Best Fashion Blog , Levi's 501 Best Interpretation Blog and is waiting for your support.  Please VOTE FOR ME! Click HERE to find out how to vote. 
Crystal Phuong

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Hi everyone, 

What usually comes to your mind when you think of buying a pair of jeans? Size, shape, material, or color? The first thing that comes to my mind is always the shape. As I'm a small girl at 5' something, I particularly pay more attention to any jeans that are slim-fitting and give me more curve and height credits. I, somewhat, always ended up buying GUESS, ZARA, Cotton On Jeans but hardly found a pair of jeans that I considered Perfection. 

And because many years ago, Levi's jeans in my eyes were the jeans for men only (based on many advertisements I saw), I thought there wasn't anything in store for me. Thus, I never stepped in. Saying this might not give me any advantage especially when Levi's sponsores me the whole outfit that you are going to see below but oh well, at least I'm honest. 

There is a first time for everything. 

My first time trying on the Levi's Curve jeans was a mind-opening experience. I'm not even kidding. Why are they so fitting? Why are they so curvy? Why the length of the jeans is so perfect? Why are they so comfortable? I got myself lost in so many "Why" questions especially "Why did I NOT wear any Levi's Jeans before? 

The outfit I was wearing is from Levi's Spring/ Summer Collection 2013. Vibrant, youthful colors are what you will see in their store. It wasn't easy for me to pick one item only among many other incredible items like shirts, shorts, jeans, dresses etc... as I wanted all of them. At last, I decided to go for jeans and shirt pairing as I thought this look would be versatile and dynamic enough for everyone to wear. 

If you want to go out for brunch, shopping or walking around with your friends, I would recommend you to wear this outfit with a pair of wedges sneakers for the sake of comfort. 

But if you are up to a casual date night or even a party, put on your favorite heels and you are ready to go. 

I also love how soft and comfortable the shirt material is. It feels like touching my own skin. 

The Levi's Jeans I was wearing are called Demi Curve which frames perfect proportions by flattering the waist and smoothing the overall silhouette. There are 2 more types available for you. While "Bold Curve" honors real curves and celebrate true feminine contours, "Slight Curve" celebrates straight figures by defining the waist and accentuating curves. If you are unsure which type will look great on you, please feel free to ask the sales staffs, they are very friendly and helpful. 

Curve from the front 

To the back.  Levi's ever once said "It's about the shape, not the size" and I couldn't agree more. In fact, Levi's designers studied the bodies of more than 60,000 women to develop three custom fits based on the difference between the measurement of a woman's hip and seat- the greater the difference, the curvier the body. 

I didn't even have to adjust the length at all,  the jeans just fit me so perfectly to my utmost surprise. 

I was also attracted to the creative idea of white jeans with purple as secondary/ highlighted color on the inner side. It's like a peek-a-boo when you fold the hems upward.  

Matching belt and accessories to add in the final touch. 

Blouse: Levi's
Jeans: Levi's - Similar here
Heels: Cesare Paciotti (Similar here)
Forever21 necklace - Similar here
Lovisa heart rings (Similar here and here) - Swarvoski watch
Wedges Sneakers: Isabel Marant

Have these curvy jeans made you feel the itch of getting them home yet? If you are still wondering whether or not Levi's has any pair of jeans that fits you, I suggest you give it a try. I bet you would not want to buy jeans from any other brands after that like I did.  

Good luck in finding your favorite jeans and I hope this blog entry has given you some good tips and information. 

Thank you so much for reading everyone. 

P/s: This blog entry is proudly sponsored by Levi's and is one of the requirements for Singapore Blog Award 2013. My blog is in Top 10 of Best Fashion Blog , Levi's 501 Best Interpretation Blog and is waiting for your support.  Please VOTE FOR ME! Click HERE to find out how to vote. 
Crystal Phuong

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Hi everyone,

In the previous blog post, I announced that my blog is currently listed in Top 10 Singapore Best Fashion Blog, Levi's Best 501 Interpretation Blog and Glossi Best Modeling Blog of Singapore Blog Award 2013, I hope I have already had your support by now. But even if you aren't sure whether or not I deserve your vote, take your time and read on. 

In this blog entry, I'm going to share with you my person Levi's 501 Interpretation which I found it very interesting and challenging at the same time. Before the award finalists were announced officially, we attended a casual meeting with Levi's & Omy peeps to get more information about the brand and to take a look at what's new in store. Looking at their latest collection, I was so excited to think about how should I wear Levi's jeans. Suddenly, I was told that there isn't any 501 jeans for women sold in Singapore, they are only for men *sad face*, I then realized this could be a big challenge as it's impossible for me to fit into man's jeans even in the smallest size. How? 

After visiting Levi's store twice last week and spending a week to brainstorm my outfit idea, I finally had my perfect Levi's 501 Interpretation to share with you. And so, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! 

Here is how I wore Levi's 501 men jeans! 

I used to wear slim fit jeans as I believed they would give me extra height credits and make me look sexy. Levi's 501 proved me wrong! 

Never thought of wearing a comfortable pair of jeans could still look so fashionable and chic! I love how much comfort the jeans give me especially around the waist area yet never lose their silhouette. Also, the large pockets are brilliant ideas for me to keep my iPhone whilst strong stitchings make me feel the power of a modern woman. When pairing 501 jeans with a blazer, they seem to make a perfect match!

Just in case you don't know, this is called boyfriend jeans style which is making a huge trend right now.  Suddenly I felt, wearing boyfriend jeans has never been easier and every girl should have at least one boyfriend jeans in her wardrobe. I have one for myself now! Thank you Levi's 501!

After all, you still hesitate to wear them because of your curve and height? I have some good advices for you on "How to wear boyfriend jeans?"

1. Find the jeans that fit your waist area and opt for straight cut. Make sure they are not too baggy. 

2. Don't be afraid to roll them up to create cropped look. Boyfriend jeans look great when they are rolled and paired with everything. 

3. Blazers and T-shirts are boyfriend jeans' best friends. While blazers will give you chic and stylish look, T-shirts will make you feel more casual and relaxing. 

4. Accessories are keys to give you more feminine touch. I chose statement necklace since the rest of the outfit are pretty simple. 

5. If you are petite like me, NEVER go out without a pair of high heels. They will always make you look taller and sexier.

In short, have you had any pair of Levi's 501 jeans yet? If not, I suggest you should get one for yourself. Or better still, buy one for your boyfriend and you can wear his jeans *Psstt, it's a secret*. How excited it is to think about wearing your boyfriend's jeans without him knowing it! I find it really cool. 

Want to know more about Levi's, check out their Website , Levi's 501 website and follow them on Facebook.

I hope this blog post will give you an idea to try something new and if you love what you are seeing here, I think I DESERVE YOUR VOTE! 

Please click HERE to find out how to vote for me! 

Thank you so much for reading and I'll talk to you again soon in another Levi's 501 post.

P/s: This blog post is proudly sponsored by Levi's as one of the requirements for Singapore Blog Award 2013. 

Photo by: Alicia Toh
Crystal Phuong

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Levi's 501 Interpretation Event

Levi's 501 Interpretation Event

Event/ Product Launch:

Hi everyone,
Last week was such a hectic and crazy week for me with lot of works and events. One of the exciting events I was invited to attend by OmySG was Levi's 501 Interpretation

I'm sure you probably know or hear about Levi's but not many of you know the history of this brand. Let me share with you:

The Levi’s® brand epitomizes classic American style and effortless cool. Since their invention by Levi Strauss & Jacob Davis in 1873, Levi’s® jeans have become the most recognizable and imitated clothing in the world – capturing the imagination and loyalty of people for generations. Today, the Levi’s® brand portfolio continues to evolve through a relentless pioneering and innovative spirit that is unparalleled in the apparel industry.

This Spring/Summer 2013, the Levi’s® brand is marking the 140th anniversary of its iconic 501® jeans by introducing a non-denim Levi’s® 501® collection for the first time. Breaking with tradition, yet maintaining the product’s true essence and timeless spirit, the three-piece non-denim collection is available in true chino, chalk blue and mineral red. The brand will also unveil the next generation in Levi’s® 501® jeans, which feature subtle and thoughtful changes to the design aesthetic, tailoring the product for the pioneers of today.

Levi’s® 501® jeans hold a seminal place in fashion history and over the last 140 years have developed into a cultural icon. From presidents to movie stars, rock stars to fashion icons, and artists to pioneers in technology – Levi’s® 501® jeans are among the most worn and loved jeans in the world.

To celebrate the 140th anniversary, Levi's held an event in ION Orchard with appearance of 4 local celebrities namely: Felicia Chin, Xu Ya Hui, Tosh Zhang and Ian Fang. 

Posing at the back-drop with local celebrities before the event started. From left: Ya Hui, Felicia Chin, myself, Ian Fang & Tosh Zhang.

There was a huge crowd in ION Orchard that day. They came to watch and to support their favorite celebrities. 

Ivy Tan from  YESS 933FM was the emcee that day. 

Event started with our local celebrities short catwalk and introduction showing their way of wearing Levi's outfits. 

Each of them had their own uniqueness in wearing their given outfit. While Ya Hui's outfit was fun and funky, Felicia's one was sexy and feminine and Tosh's look was cool and rocky (went well with his hairstyle), Ian's outfit seemed to be more casual and neat. 

After introduction, all celebrities were invited to join some games using Levi's apparels. 

Identifying different parts on Levi's jeans seemed not tough enough to challenge Felicia, she & her luckiest fan won the first game. 

At second games, each celebrity was asked to use Levi's apparels to style 8 Days Shirtless guy, whose model had the highest vote would win the games. 

Felicia & her model. 

Ian Fang got himself ready. 

and this was Ian Fang's style on his model

Ya Hui with her 8 Days Shirtless guy. 

Here was what Ya Hui styled for him. She and her model won the games with this most voted outfit

Last but not least, Tosh Zhang and his model. 

and the final look. 

Which outfit do you like most? Do you want to win any Levi's outfit after reading this blog entry? :D If the answer is YES, here is a chance for you:

From 8 April, Log on to Levis501.com.sg to share your 501® style interpretation! 
Simply upload a photo of yourself in a pair of Levi’s® 501® jeans, and include a short write-up explaining your style inspiration.

The top 5 styles will each be rewarded with $300 cash & $200 Levi’s® vouchers! 

That's it from me today. Good luck everyone! :)
I'll talk to you soon :)
Crystal Phuong

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