playing dress up, again.

Tuesday, May 26

Loving this bold splash of color. The cut out detail is insane. You can wear both ways; I love versatile clothing. 
Cut out detail top/Buffalo Exchange . Long tee/Wetseal . Scrunch ankle legging/F21 . Studded belt/Wetseal . Strappy heels/Ross

This violet is so pretty and the ruffles make this dress so much sweeter. 
Ruffle dress/Target . Multiple studded belt/Wetseal . Strappy flats/UO

I love this graphic print! It's huge on me, but that's the beauty of belting.
Printed dress/Target, go international . Studded belt/Club Monaco . Pantent strappy pumps/Marshalls

The perfect LBD! The braided straps are a pleasant surprise along with the split layers.
LBD/Target, go international . Studded belt/Club Monaco . Snakeskin heels . bcbg

dance with me

The very essence of being a girl is playing dress up and feeling like a million bucks. The mirror after all, was your first BFF. I love playing with clothes, which is probably why i am always chronically late! Sneak peak of my latest finds from Buffalo Exchange and Marshalls. 

Cutest floral skirt, even cuter floral dress! Such a fun number; I just want to twirl around aimlessly all day long.
Floral printed skirt or dress/Marshalls . Sandals/Steve Madden

I love, love, LOVE this jacket. It's covered in minature bows!!! It makes me feel like aninstant bad-ass and girly-girl at all once.
Jacket/Buffalo Exchange. Necklace top/marshalls . Zipper shiny leggings/UO . Headband/F21. Silver heels/Steve Madden

I love the simplicity of this look. Black and white is always a no brainer combination. 
Layered tank dress/Marshalls . Necklace/Club Monaco . Feather headband/crafted by Khanh . Strappy heels/Carlos

I draw to print like moth to a flame. Prints to are so personal and fun-how can you not? It's like weekend break to a week's worth of solids. But why wait till the weekend, lighten up your outfit daily.
Printed dress/Buffalo Exchange . Feather Headband/crafted by Khanh . Silver heels/Steve Madden

Another bold number with one shoulder, no less. It's a lil long for my liking, but it certainly has a major personality. I wish I had time to fix it before going on vacation. It would've been the perfect salsa number.
One shoulder printed dress/Buffalo Exchange . Yellow belt/Vintage . Feather headband/crafted by Khanh . Heels/Steve Madden

I adore all things vintage, and this dress takes me back to old school Spanish days. I felt like sticking a red rose in my hair, and learning the Argentine tango. I love thebittersweet battle of  passion and romance vs. anger and tension in the Spanish culture. 
Floral printed dress/Buffalo Exchange . Yellow belt/Vintage . Feather headband/crafted by Khanh . T strap heels/Vintage

fashion shoot

Monday, May 18

I finally saw my vision (flower headbands) come to life with Khanh's whimsical and romantic Spring Collection. We had so much fun dressing up the girls for her spring campaign. The end result was draining and exhausting, but oh, how good it felt to be in high school all over again.

Photographer/Anthony Chiang . MUA/Rocio Velma . Models/Shannon Mulliniks and Lauren Faye

What every girl should look like at Prom!

La Vie en Rose

I know this is a long time coming, but here are snippets from Khanh's Spring Collection. I had the distinct (involuntary) honor of being her fit model. She had me, at dress up!



Starry Night

Fire and Ice


This is my favorite way to wear this dress, but there are literally 1000 ways to drape these rose petals...
c'est la vie

Fashion Show

Sunday, April 26

I did a Renaissance take on Alice and Wonderland for a Toni and Guy Hair Fashion show. Om was the genius behind all of the hair designs. 

Hair/Om . Queen of Hearts/Hope . Alice/Jessica . Mad Hatter/Alexandra

Back view

I had so much help putting everything together; special thanks to my sister, Micki, Nina Nguyen (seamstress) and Khanh Nguyen (designer/seamstress) and Freedom Parc!!!

Look du jour

Meet Micki! Cutout dress/UO . Nude platforms/Brazil
I wore Sequin asymmetrical neck dress/Neiman Marcus . Strappy heels/Carlos
Meet the talented hairstylist, Om! Will post her wardrobe resources soon. 

Queen of hearts/Hope   Cape with hearts and cascading lace sleeves/both crafted and designed by Khanh and yours truly . Dress/Freedom Parc . Gold necklace/vintage . Belt/Club Monaco . Tulle pettie coat/crafted by my sister . Pearl ring/Charlotte Russe . Lace and fringe pumps/moi

Alice/Jessica    Dress/F21 . Lace bow/moi, crafted . Cascading lace sleeves/crafted and designed by Khanh and me. Bustle skirts/all crafted and designed by Nina, my sister, and me . Shoes/Ross, also crafted by me

Mad Hatter/Alexadra   Jacket/Khanh Nguyen designs . Tiered lace necklace/designed and crafted by Nina and me . Mini lace sleeves/designed and crafted by Khanh and me . Elastic belt/vintage . White lace slip/vintage . Blace lace leggings/F21

FD Luxe Cocktail Party

Tuesday, April 14

A fun night for fashionistas and art at the Crow Asian Art Museum. 

Look du jour
Meet Sandra! Dress/F21 . Gold brooch/F21 . Handbag/Louis Vuitton
Meet the talented designer Khanh Nguyen! Dress/Zara dress reconstructed by Khanh . Gold chain necklaces/Vintage . Towering platforms/Ebay
On moi Paperbag dress/Laundry . Pearl bracelet/Charlotte Russe . Pearl ring/Charlotte Russe . Snakeskin clutch/Vintage . Metallic fringe t-strap heels/Michael Kors

I love, love, love their origami hallway!!!

We've definitely got each other's back.

Compliments of Nandina's patio on Greenville.

I have a soft spot for the shape and simplicity of this dress!!! It was at home at the museum full of Asian inspirations and hid everything I consumed : )

Bigger is better in Texas! My dress took flight with the wind...

Oh heels, I heart you so! A gift from my fashionable mother.

fashion shoot

Sunday, April 5

My idea of a JC Penney influenced shoot is boho girl meets college student fashion maven, and of course I had to do one editorial piece to mix it up.  These are my behind the scene shots; will post Roy's work soon.

Photographer/Roy . MUA/Michelle . Model/Olesya

Adorable denim jumper/F21 . Striped scarf/gift (thanks Thanh!) . Feather bracelet/Vintage (UO remade a version of it) . Emerald ring/UO . Feathered pumps!/me, crafted


Floral printed scarf/Vintage . Peasant top/Old Navy . Shorts/Express . Feather necklace/F21 . Feather bracelet/Vintage (UO remade a version of it) . Emerald ring/UO . Cutest scalloped T-strap heels/Joey

Roy liked this look so much, we only changed the top. Printed cami/Zara

I love the fresh color of this, oh so sweet! tiered dress/Buffalo Exchange . Flower headband/me, crafted . Multi-jeweled ring/me, crafted . Printed scarf/Vintage . Floral printed clutch/Express . T-strap heels/Joey


Incredible reconstructed jean jacket/Khanh Nguyen designs . Black cami/Charlotte Russe . Shorts/Express . Fishnet tights/Target . Ring/Vintage . Strap hat/my sis . Double strap pumps/Steve Madden


Roy feel in love with the denim jumpsuit, and wanted to shoot it editorially. Inspired by the minimalistic spread in this month's Harper's Bazaar.

Meet Roy, my retouching genius!

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