Vietnamese Traditional Clothing: Áo Dài 101 Without getting too deep with the history of the Vietnamese áo dài, Wiki pretty much summed it up: The áo dài evolved from a five-paneled aristocratic garment worn in the 19th & 20th century court. In the1920s & 1930s, though, the silhouette of . . .
MIND. BLOWING. It's all I've been saying about Calvin Hiep's collection for HYP Fashion & Beauty. The collection, appropriately named, Dripping Gold, was a true testament to what Viet Fashion Week's 2016 host, Roxanne Chow, called, "bold, exotic, ostentatious and innovative." In my own words, . . .
Ahhhh....Jacky Tai Bridal...the bread and butter to Matron of Style's attendance to Viet Fashion Week 2016. Tai's bridal collection showed both Vietnamese wedding ao dai's and wedding gowns. It was a beautiful visual of the wide range of design talent Tai possesses. Summer 2016 can't come soon . . .
Behold, Son Collection in its entirety as shown at Viet Fashion Week 2016.Excerpt from Viet Fashion Week Day 1 Recap: Son Collection is brand-recognized throughout Vietnam. He traveled halfway around the world arriving three days before the show to pre. His collection of cocktail dresses, . . .
One good thing leads to another and it has certainly been the case between Matron of Style and photographers, Lin & Jirsa! We continue our post from last night by getting straight to business…style business.Mai’s vision of her dream ao dai was brought to life by designer Thai Nguyen. Her . . .
When Matron of Style introduced herself and her vision to photographers Lin & Jirsa, they responded with not only one bride to feature, but TWO! This month, the collaboration continues with Mai & Nham who tied the knot earlier this year in January of 2016.The first time I connected with . . .
I can't help myself with these back to back fashion week posts, but this one, I'm uber proud of! Last Friday, May 6th, Matron of Style had the honor of covering Viet Fashion Week’s press preview day and dahling, it was smashing! International Vietnamese designers showing at this year’s event gave . . .
Oh the anxiety of shopping the streets of Bolsa! To a gal like me, born and raised in SoCal, I find shopping in Little Saigon easy to navigate, but not so easy to negotiate. Here are a few things bound to happen when shopping for an ao dai and how to overcome them!They will insult you, then . . .
When I first connected with Vi by way of photographers Lin & Jirsa, she was so sweet and easy going! She describes her personal style as relaxed and simple with girly touches. She's a huge fan of anything that gets her out the door fast!We started digging into the inspiration behind her áo . . .
I JUST CAME TO SAY HELLO In Vietnamese wedding culture, the bride and groom--with entourage in tow--greets every table of guests at their reception to toast and thank them for attending. This gesture is called chào bàn and can involve lots of drinking for the groom. Chào bàn literally translates . . .