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 . . .
A beautiful thing about cultural wedding traditions is that its elements hardly change over time. Rather, traditions remain true and close to the hearts of its people. Allow me to introduce to you, Vi & Larry, married in July of 2013. Two and a half years later, their Đón Dâu ceremony is . . .
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 . . .
Congrats on your engagement!As a Bride-To-Be, planning a traditional Vietnamese engagement alongside a wedding ceremony is no easy fete! Thankfully, the engagement is often a collaborative effort with your parents and loved ones. You’ve heard that saying failure to plan is planning to fail? And . . .
The Year is 2012. I am t-minus three months from the BIG day. My family is hosting my Lễ Hỏi or a traditional Vietnamese Engagement. Pinterest is two years old. I refused to sign up for an account for fear of becoming an obsessive bridezilla searching and pinning themes, colors and details. No . . .