City Skies

My style is always changing but I love the simple black-and-white color palette. It’s so chic and it really suits the city-lifestyle and fashion. I wanted to capture the beauty of Dallas’s iconic white bridge: The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge so I decided to stick with a “city chic” theme. I also had the chance to work with Kaido/Paul Asyn! Check out more of his work from the links below!

Website: http://www.paulasynphoto.com/

Instagram: http://www.paulasynphoto.com/instagram

One of my best friends set up the photoshoot date and we all met up and found the bridge in the middle of Dallas. It was really windy that day haha so it was hard to get photos without my hair flying crazy everywhere. I’m experimenting new styles everyday and exploring more and more of Dallas and it’s nice to be able to enjoy everything with all of my friends!

The Look:

I started off with the basics: blue jeans and a white shirt. I love how city style is mixed with a bit of street-style edge so I wore ripped jeans and paired it with pointy black heels. These heels are my new obsession, I love the interested cut and how the sharp design pulls the whole look together. My white shirt was also a flowy, blouse-like long sleeve with a second layer on top. My favorite piece from this outfit is the black cape blazer. I absolutely loooovee it! It’s such a unique piece and it was a gift from the designers at Tinsley Radix (from their boutique: Chantilly), where I formerly interned! I topped off the look with some dainty jewelry: pearl ring, MK rosegold watch, and a pair of sunglasses.

*** I’m also trying a new format: Check out the slideshow below! I hope you like it 🙂

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Outfit Details:

-Top: Zara

-Bottoms: Ross

-Heels: Ross

-Blazer: Chantilly

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen

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Nutcracker Ballet

Hi everyone!

I know it’s been awhile since I posted but the new year is here and I have all these new ideas! I’ve been meaning to blog about my  experience attending the Nutcracker Ballet but I’ve just been so busy so I’m glad that you can finally read all about my look!

This was my second time attending the ballet performance by the Texas Ballet Theater and they never disappoint. I’m so glad I got to attend with Dania this year too! The whole performance is absolutely breathtaking and beautiful and I love dressing up to make the night feel even more magical. The Nutcracker is such a classic, elegant story and I recommend dressing up since it’s not a regular performance to see! It’s a perfect little Christmas tradition as well! I love to dress up in gowns and feel special because there’s not many occasions after high school to wear long gowns so I take advantage of the moments when I can. Unfortunately, this year, I procrastinated on tickets and finding a gown but thank goodness for Windsor gowns! They have the PERFECT gowns for any occasion, even last minute shopping on a budget! I just clicked the “Under $50” tab to browse through their selections and put my dress on hold and even found earrings in store to match! My gown was only $46!!! I’m absolutely in love with it; it has such a sophisticated edge and perfect to use for other formal occasions in the future. I decided to play up my look by thinking BOLD. I had dark smokey eyes, darkened eyebrows, plum lipstick, and parted my hair in the middle. It was definitely a very dark and sultry look but I love how I felt elegant at the same time. I kept the jewelry to a minimum so I wore thin, gold bangles and a pair of gold diamond-shaped earrings. I hope you love the look! (*Also, the red gown my sister is wearing is also from Windsor! It was less than $50 as well!!)

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Outfit Details:

-Gown: Windsor Store

-Heels: Go Jane

-Earrings: Windsor

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen

 

Cruella de Vil

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I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! I absolutely love Halloween and the idea of dressing up as a different character for a night. This year, my friend Dania decided to go as villains because we thought it would be something new and fun. Dania chose Maleficent and I chose Cruella. Cruella de Vil is one of the most iconic villains of Disney. She’s known for her black-and-white and red colored high-fashion looks. I find her to be one of my most favorite villains because she is such an intense, dramatic figure. She’s portrayed as a wealthy, powerful woman with a pampered and glamorous lifestyle and she won’t stop until she gets exactly what she wants..dalmatians.

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My Look: 

This look was actually thrown together really last minute since I wasn’t sure whether or not I was going to dress up for Halloween so I wasn’t able to look for many props to prepare for my costume! I started off with basics so I chose a black top and tight pencil skirt to act as a little black dress. Cruella’s iconic looks consists of mainly black, white, and pops of red. I didn’t have any red accessories like Cruella’s gloves so I opted for red lipstick. I chose to wear a white coat over my black dress with a fur collar and fur cuffs. Then I created a quick last minute shawl by taking a baby/kid’s Dalmatian costume (bought at a thrift store) and cut it into a long piece and stapled the cloth together because I ran out of time to sew it. Afterwards, I draped the shawl over my shoulders to add a hint of the Dalmatian print. To complete the look: I painted a pair of earrings green with green nail polish, slipped on black printed tights (the polka-dots were a nice touch!), black heels, and black lace gloves. I also managed to make a last minute cigarette stick by taking two straws and wrapping them with black duct tape and a white napkin piece at the tip!

Hair/Makeup:

Unfortunately, I did not get the chance to buy enough white hair spray to color my half of my hair white. But I did use a leftover small bottle to color the ends of my hair. I couldn’t find many pictures of Cruella’s makeup looks online but I noticed that she had green eyeshadow in the cartoon version so I wanted to try some on to match the earrings. I also mixed in purple because I was inspired by this makeup video recreation. It was definitely interesting to blend in different colors: green and purple and then wear red lipstick but it was a really fun experience for Halloween!

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Dream. Create, Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen

Ariana Grande Concert

Hey Everyone!

This was my second time this year going to the Ariana Grande Concert this year and she definitely does not disappoint! I went to support my amazing cousin/dancer Max Pham Nguyen (he’s in the last picture of the post) and it was an amazing performance! We were surprised with front row tickets this time and I went with my two best friends: Dania and Renee! We all went for neutral colors: taupe, grays, black, and nude tones.

My Look: 

I absolutely love Ariana Grande’s style with crop tops, pencil skirts, and of course, a lot of black. My outfit for the concert was inspired by her look in her “Love me Harder” music video. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to buy the lace crop top that I wanted so I opted for a black bustier with a lace covering. I paired it with a black pencil skirt but decided to wear neutral accessories so I wore big pear stud earrings and nude heels. My makeup was also Ariana Grande inspired so I had thicker winged eyeliner and plum lipstick. I put a few strands of my hair back so it would be half up and half down. I managed to make 3 headbands with bunny ears for me and my friends! We decided to go with bunny ears because we thought that it would be a little bit more different than the usual cat ears. It was such a fun project and so easy to do! I used black nail polish to paint a neon-colored headband, wire, and three different types of lace/black shirts (from thrift stores) to cut up and use the material as the fabric for the lace ears, the ears’s trim, and the veil. It was definitely a really creative project and really completed the look!

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Outfit Details:

-Bustier Top: TJ Maxx

-Skirt: A’Gaci

-Heels: Charlotte Russe

-Bunny Ears: DIY by me (:

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen

Derby Chic

Hello Everyone!

I had such an amazing time this past week at the Nasher Sculpture Center’s Garden Party! This was my very first year attending and there was so much to enjoy! There was amazing food from Wolfgang Puck Catering, beautiful contemporary sculptures to adore, music by DJ Lucy Wrubel, and rose-gold champagne to sip. The show stopper for the night was a beautiful Stanley Korshak fashion show featuring stunning gowns!

The attire was “Derby Chic” and honestly, I did feel a little bit under-dressed at this party since some people were wearing gorgeous gowns and intricate Derby hats. I went for an overall “classic vintage” look so I stuck with black for my color palette. I played up my look with lace, diamonds, and of course, red lipstick! The overall look was very simple but elegant and the lower cut lace front of the dress was something different that I’ve never tried before. I was actually able to thrift my dress so I’m not sure what brand it is! I tend to get very lucky with thrift shopping so I find various deals and this dress was only $12! The hat I wore was really large but comfortable but the evening was a little bit hotter than I intended. I can’t wait until next year to fully plan out an outfit and maybe opt for lighter blush colors! I think I’ve been way too excited for fall lately so I’m quickly rushing into the darker tones in my closet haha. Unfortunately, it got dark very quickly so we didn’t get to take many pictures!

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Outfit Details:

-Dress: N/A (Thriftstore)

-Hat: Rue 21

-Heels: A’Gaci

-Purse: Sam Moon

-Earrings/Bracelet: Versona Accessories

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen