Pastel Town

Dear Ho Chi Minh City; I'm in love with your colours.





Feeling retro today wearing this pair of flare jeans. I've been looking for a perfect pair of flare jeans and I was planning to wander around thrift stores to get one because it's the only place you can get a vintage flare jeans. Time to ditch the uncomfortable super skinny jeans and take your high-waisted flare jeans out for a walk!





My first thought when I saw Ho Chi Minh City from my plane window was, such beautiful colours! I don't know if it's intentional or purely coincidence that all the people here painted their walls and houses with bright and pastel colours, it created a beautiful color palette especially when it's seen from above. I did't have much time to explore this beautiful city but I had a few hours walking and admiring the gorgeous historical buildings with Asian and European cultural fusion in it. This city is a little bit of everything, and it's really interesting to find a piece of culture adversity in one place, making it one of a kind. 




Colors always put me in a good mood, and there were colours everywhere here. I was so excited as I walked past this pink church in Saigon. Other thing I realised about this city: people have a strong habit of drinking coffee and you can easily find traditional coffee shops every 2 metres alongside of the road, consists of short tables and small chairs.



I had no chill for desserts. 



Vibrant colours everywhere.





Found this very cute florist and cafe called Gac Hoa, where we can have a cup of Vietnamese coffee and tea with a surprisingly affordable price (compared to what I have to spend for a coffee time in a cafe back in Jakarta or other countries).  We stayed while waiting for today's uncertain gloomy weather, while enjoying the shabby chic interior and a talented guy doing a mural with a sharpie on the wall.






We decided to go for an authentic Vietnamese foods for lunch. After almost 40 minutes of walking and depending on Google Maps, we finally arrived at Cuc Gach Quan. It's quite hidden and we almost missed it because it looked like a private resident from the front, but we were greeted by a friendly waiter and he let us in.





Back to the hotel for a quick photoshoot for Couturissimo and Designare magazine styled by Willabelle & Edison, and shot by Sebastian. By quick I mean 3-4 minutes per outfit because we were in a rush to go to the next fashion show. It's the quickest photoshoot I've been and I'm so excited for the result. It's really satisfying to work with an awesome team who can work effectively in such a small amount of time yet they can still pull the best result. :)







Boots by Staccato.


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  1. Omg, if I were you I would sweat like gallons! Nevertheless, you looked lovely as always :)

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  2. their food looks quite interesting!
    all i know is pho XD
    loving that second look white dress <3
    and da staccato boots!

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  4. You're so beautiful with that white dress Sonia!! Love your photos ♥

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  5. wow i guess you had a blast. what an interesting city it is, hope i can visit the city someday! <3 <3

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  8. Loving the pair of flare jeans!
    Great look from head to toe :)

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