Huyen My, first runner-up of Miss Vietnam 2014, shines in a red Ao dai embroidered with a colourful dragon pattern at the Vietnamese Goods and Tourism Week in Bangkok. She joins other Vietnamese beauties to promote the country’s tourism in Thailand. Huyen My hits the catwalk as the vedette for the Ao dai fashion show. She is the centre of attention for the media and spectators at the event. Prior to becoming first runner-up of Miss Vietnam 2014, Huyen My worked as a model, so she has extensive catwalk experience. Due to her busy schedule, she only sometimes accepts invitations to perform on the stage. Huyen My stands out on the stage with her natural glamour and elegance. Huyen My, first runner-up of Miss Vietnam 2014, shines in a red Ao dai embroidered with a colourful dragon pattern at the Vietnamese Goods and Tourism Week in Bangkok. She joins other Vietnamese beauties to promote the country’s tourism in Thailand. Huyen My hits the catwalk as the … [Read more...] about Huyen My ravishing in Thailand’s Ao dai fashion show
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HANOI - Only people affiliated with the United Nations may be aware that United Nations Day recently came and went. But because my children attend the United Nations International School (UNIS) here, it was a pretty big deal in our household. Our kindergartener was thrilled. "I want to wear my ao dai!" he said. The kids and parents were all encouraged to wear the native clothing of their homeland for a celebration that included the march of 67 flags representing each nation here. He used the northern pronunciation, much to the chagrin of his Saigon-born, California-raised mother. Not until we arrived in Hanoi did I learn how Vietnamese accents alter the sound of consonants, and how words I learned to pronounce "ow yai" (ao dai) became "ow zai" from northern lips. In his little royal blue tunic, our five-year-old boarded the school bus matching his Vietnamese Canadian neighbors, just three boys amid scores of culturally hyphenated children at UNIS. Our daughter, a sixth-grader, … [Read more...] about In praise of the ‘ao dai’ of Vietnam
I love working and living in any country I have never been to before. I usually want to live in a foreign land for one, two, or three years at the most. But I have lived in Vietnam for five years, and plan to stay here for at least another three to complete my PhD in business information systems at RMIT, a university in Ho Chi Minh City. I took part in Tet (Vietnam's Lunar New Year) once and loved dressing up in an ao dai (Vietnamese national costume consisting of a tight-fitting silk tunic worn over pantaloons) because it makes women look very elegant. Every Friday, I see many girls wearing ao dai and bicycling to school. They look very nice and should preserve that. It makes me want to look as nice as them. I do not see ao dai as sexy, but it is rather feminine. It shows elegance and brings out the more feminine side of the wearer, partly because its design helps put the person in a good posture. Ao dai is very unique. Everyone who sees it straight away could say that this is … [Read more...] about My beautiful ao dai
Vietnamese people are proud of their traditional attire, an Ao dai with a turban, not unlike the Japanese with their kimono and the French with their smart suit. The combo of Ao dai and turban make the wearer look serious and elegant and it is usually worn at festivals and ceremonies. Vietnamese people are proud of their traditional attire, an Ao dai with a turban, not unlike the Japanese with their kimono and the French with their smart suit. The combo of Ao dai and turban make the wearer look serious and elegant and it is usually worn at festivals and ceremonies. It is interesting that the attire of Ao dai and turban is common for both women and men. The Ao dai for woman usually clings tightly to the wearer's body with its flaps separated at the waist, while the Ao dai for man always hangs loosely. The turban for woman is worn high on the head while the turban for man is worn lower. Since long ago the Ao dai and turban have been attached to the life of people in both … [Read more...] about Ao dai and Turban -Traditional Attire of Vietnam
Fashion designer Thierry Vincienne Thierry Vincienne made the decision to renew himself by visiting other continents despite having a stable number of customers in France and some countries in the region. His companion in coming to Asia was a suitcase. After going to scores of nations, visiting and doing business there, he at last decided Vietnam would be his final destination. At his first time in Vietnam, he regarded Vietnam - a far-away but not strange land – as his second fatherland. He has now been in Vietnam for 12 years. His feelings about Vietnam are the same as at the first meeting, although now he can speak a little Vietnamese. Thierry has been the main designer of NEM NEW since 2002. In addition, he is a reporter for VTV’s weather forecast programme and other television shows. Hereafter is a talk with him. - France is named Land of Fashion, so why did you choose Vietnam as a place to live and work? And what is the reason you have settled in Ho Chi Minh City, … [Read more...] about Ao dai has enchanted me for years!