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 . . .
The Vietnamese Áo Dài is an alluring silhouette that elongates the body and accentuates the waist. It is essentially a tunic, with two, high, side slits worn with pants. The dress is worn for many occasions, but the more elaborate and luxe the áo dài, the more special the occasion. For a . . .