I just got back, state side, from spending 8 days in Vietnam. From Nimh Binh to Hanoi, and even took a 2-day motorcycle trip from Hanoi to Mai Chau. Though this isn’t a travel blog, but a street style and fashion one. So here are some the the gems that I was able to capture in Hanoi city.
To be honest, I was hoping to get a lot more shots, however during this time of year, is the hottest. Unlike the western cultures, where anytime the temperature passes 70, we dawn on sandals and short shorts, the Asian cultures do the opposite; they cover from head to toe. Especially when they’re riding, they have full hoodies with extra long sleeves that cover the tops of the hands from any sun’s ray they can avoid. This is not just so that they don’t get sunburned, but to maintain the lightest skin tone possible.
This being so, it was hard to capture their personal style’s under riding layers, for they only took these off once they reached their inside destination. It really was a rarity to see anyone that rode around without the covers, making my findings minimal! But I did get to capture a few!
Such a beautiful traditional Vietnamese dress, the Ao Dai Kate Moss if she was Vietnamese? I found these in a Northern Museum in Mai Chau, of the white Thai culture’s traditional dress (they have 2 separate cultures, the white and the black) A lovely designer I met in Mai ChauProbably a tourist, but I liked his choices of color matchingNormally I don’t post pictures of my self-but I couldn’t help it in this Vietnam-Parisian foyer of mirrors^_^When in Vietnam-ride the madness! (me in front of the Vietnam Opera house)