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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 singapore blog award. Show all posts
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The Singapore Blog Award is back again for the seventh glorious year, and I cannot believe that I have been with it for three years until now. Saying "have been with it" I meant, my humble blog has been nominated in Top 10 of various categories since 2011. 

When I decided to focus my blog content on fashion in 2012, I didn't expect to have any award or anything. But the six month old blog, barely new in a fashion blogosphere did not only survive, but also made the cut to be one of the top 10 finalists of Best Fashion Blog in Singapore Blog Awards 2012. It was my biggest surprise. 

It felt like just yesterday when I heard the news from the organizer.

Today, when I found out that my blog was nominated once again, for the third time, as one of the top 10 Best Fashion Blogs, I could not find any other word more appropriate than "Grateful" to describe how I felt. This moment is when many of my burned weekends and sleepless nights in exchange for a new blog post are all worth it. I am like a mother who gives birth to a child, fights through all the hardships to raise her daughter up, and witnesses how successful her daughter has become. But I'm not the only one person who successfully "raises this child up". YOU contribute some parts of it! 

You are my awesome readers whom I don't (and may never) know who you are, but you have been regularly visiting this blog and following me on my life journey. 

You are my personal assistant (Carmen Chow), my photographers (Sneek Peektures, Alicia Toh, Ken Kline, Sherlene Cheng, Hui Xian, Carmen and some others), and my amazing manager, advisor (Hong TH). 

You are my generous sponsors, advertisers, clients who give so much attention and love to me and my blog readers. 

If you are not in the list above, I would like to invite you to be a part of my big TEAM (#TeamCrystal) to help me grow this blog bigger, stronger. 

You can be my VOTER! 

As you know, I can't win this award without your huge support and generous votes. Thank you so much for everyone who voted for me for these past few days, you made me to be in the top 3 of most voted blogs. How awesome is that! ^_^

The Voting period will be running from 1st July to 31st July. Anything can happen at the very last minute, so please don't let me out of this spot (*it's so comfortable right here*). Please keep voting every day until 31st July. 

If you are not sure about the voting procedure, I have here some simple instructions for you:

1. First click on this link, it'll prompt you to the page that you see below. Log in with your Facebook account.

2. Choose option 1 if you wish to take part in a lucky draw. Unfortunately, only Singapore residents are qualified to join the lucky draw. If you are residing outside Singapore or you do not want to join the lucky draw, choose option 2 instead. 

3. Now fill in your Name, DOB, Country and Email. Tick the box "I have read the T&C" and click Submit. 

4. Find the category "Best Fashion Blog" under Editor's Choice and click Vote. 

Confirming your vote for Crystal Phuong and you are done! It's so simple like that. 
I know everyone is extremely busy with our own life, and voting every day is such a hassle. But I know some of you do vote for me every day. I just want you to know that I'm forever thankful for your support and love. I don't know what else to say besides "Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"

See you in the next blog post, very soon! 
Crystal Phuong

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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, 

I'm so excited about the look I'm going to share with you in this blog entry as this is considered my "trade-mark" style. I'll leave it to you to find out what my style is and I believe it won't be very difficult if you have been following my fashion diary from the start. 

This is the third outfit pairing with Glossi Eyewear sponsored by Nanyang Optical. In the previous 2 blog posts, I have shown you 2 different outfit ideas with Glossi Eyewear: business woman look and semi-casual look. Are you ready for the new look with Glossi? 

Here it is! Presenting to you: 

Nautical dress: Kate Spade New York - Similar here
Sunglasses: Glossi Eyewear
Suede pumps: Heels - Similar here and here
Forever21 bracelet (old)- Similar here
Max & Chloe earrings (old)- Similar here

I found myself a new love when I was shopping the other day: Nautical stripes dress accompanied with a stylish, young and vibrant eyewear that are perfect for Summer. There are certain Summer fashion trends that never go out of the way: floral, color-block, prints and nautical. Of course, a pair of sunglasses is my must- have item whenever I'm out and about at anytime, any place. 

Loving how the nautical A-line dress gave me the sweet, young and refreshing look while the Glossi Eyewear added Glamour flavor into it instantly the moment I wore it on. Everything was so light, from the silky material of the dress to the strong, flexible Nylon Compound glasses frames, I had no excuse for not enjoying the golden- yellow sunshine, blue sky and strong wind that Summer has to offer. 

I've been talking so much in my previous blog posts about how special Glossi Eyewear is. Besides the hand stitch with elastic Nylon string to give flexibility and cushioning to the opening and closing of the temple, the unique reflective frame- front with patterns, I absolutely love how versatile Glossi Eyewear is. Whether you are going for a casual, fun, retro, classic, elegant, rocky, glamourous or funky look, the glasses have the X-factor to fit the bill perfectly. 

As for this glamour in style outfit, I chose skinny belt and beaded earrings in same color with the dress and completed everything with a pair of bright, eye-catching glasses. If you are going on a date, this look will definitely help you to get your man's attention. 

Hope you like this sweet and romantic look that I created. If you want to get the same sunglasses like mine, visit Glossi website  to find out where you can get it and follow them on Facebook to get their latest update. 

Thank you so much for reading! Have a great weekend everyone!

P/s: This blog entry is proudly sponsored by Nanyang Optical and as one of the requirements for Singapore Blog Award 2013. My blog is in Top 10 of Best Fashion Blog , Glossi Best Modeling 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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