I have to admit, when I “dressed up” to interview him, I was really a bit pressured, feeling like there would be a microscope to look at me from head to toe! I worry so, is it redundant?
However, I did not see that “worry” sign in you, even it helped me guess a part of your personality. That proves the clothes have been chosen successfully: It makes you feel comfortable, or at least, does not reveal the inferiority of the “client”.
In fact, the more “occupational disease”, the more you want to see something beyond that, something the stylist can’t create and bring to you. That is the attitude. More than fashion, it’s charisma.
At a time of confusion, she could not find a new opportunity after her heavy debut role, and was not even invited to the red carpet of the Film Festival despite playing the female lead, Lan Ngoc once bitterly told me: “Contempt or respect, in this profession, sometimes only through a dress”. The merit or the sin of a designer, through that statement?
So Lan Ngoc said that when she was old? At the time of being famous, right? Usually a new actress does not necessarily have a charisma right away. And when people have been famous for a long time and are confident enough, sometimes people just need to wear a really simple outfit and still be able to exude charisma. But maybe because of that bit of “regret”, Lan Ngoc was even more motivated to assert herself and get where she is today. I believe that if you interview Lan Ngoc again now, she will definitely say differently!
“The shirt doesn’t make a monk”, but “the shirt can also make a… prisoner”, because of its “fashion slaves”, don’t you think?
Although I work in fashion, I still have to reiterate that the most important thing is still charisma. There are many people who wear brand-name clothes but don’t go anywhere! Whether the shirt makes you or not, first of all, it has to be you. There is a saying: “Familiar is afraid of stomach, strange is afraid of clothes”. But I’m not afraid of “clothes”. Standing in front of a strange girl, the first and foremost thing that I notice is not the clothes, but the charisma, the way they “overwhelm” me when they look at me, talk to me, give energy to me. When I first met a person, I didn’t really know what they did, whether they were successful or not, but the way people were confident, the way people talked happily, I suddenly found myself being dragged. enthralled and more or less overwhelmed. As for when I meet a timid girl, just standing up and down, looking back and forth, without saying anything, then that girl is easily judged, not because of the clothes she wears. .
With aura, even the clothes that are not beautiful will suddenly catch the light. Then there will be no right or wrong here. Fashion sometimes can not talk right and wrong, once people’s charisma is more than enough to cover. I like a woman who is able to “overwhelm” that way.
Before being part of the elite and getting orders from Hollywood, were you curious about that world?
Curious before, now… even more curious. Because I never belonged to that elite, never belonged to that flashy world, I was only a servant of that world. When I was a student, I once ventured up to the Rooftop Bar on the 9th floor of the Caravelle hotel, tiptoed to the bottom of the menu for the cheapest glass of water, just to see what the upper class, what kind of music they listen to, dance How to dress, how to dress, how to spend money…, in general, I am very curious! Even after that, every time I go abroad to return, I can see the stores of “terrible” brands, I never thought I would be… depressed because I see how much effort I have put in at the best of my time. are grains of sand compared to their enormity. But I got something very talented… comforting myself. Like, if you lose money, “go to change”, lose love, “black love, red and silver”, lose opportunity, “another door opens”… That should be, think about it, why, human brand We have a hundred years, how can we compare, why should we put “depression”! Not to mention, I’m still an amateur, I didn’t go to any fashion school! Well, other people have 10 dong, they can do it right, here I only have 1 dong, then I can do this much. There are sophisticated seams, people have good machines, it’s obvious that people can sew like that; This is my machine is not as good, but I can still sew the right seam, that’s it!
“The wisdom of Cong Tri” is like that. Deep is him, shallow is also him.
How shallow are you?
Is sometimes making friends have to ask wide-eyed: “Wow, at this level, you still think like that?”. But silly is good sometimes. It’s like the feeling of finding a forgotten change in an old shirt of last winter. It may be wrinkled, but it makes me so happy!
What type of person usually makes you doubt?
I don’t like someone with too many layers.
A bag covering the belly, is that a sign of… lack of confidence?
Oh yeah, I did it to cover my fat belly!
Oh, fat is a sign of… success right?
I remember once going to interview Thanh Lam, on the first day the diva turned 40, I saw her wearing a very bright yellow shirt. Lam said, usually, she chooses clothes according to her mood. And that yellow color, that day, it made her happy, it can also be for “reassurance”, for a vague anxiety…
“Dress according to the mood”, huh, that’s also a good idea that not everyone can do. Because the mood of women of that age is often very erratic, if a woman does not have a taste in dress, does not know how to choose clothes, but changes constantly like that, it is not good to be confused. Thanh Lam, I really think it’s nice to wear outside, look very young, sometimes she mixes this with this and looks fun, meeting and talking very much.
Often times when I am not very confident, I will choose black and white. Black – white is not necessarily beautiful, but certainly not wrong, right?
Not sure! Black and white can still be wrong. Many girls go to a wedding, suddenly wearing a black dress, then wearing a whole white flower, why can’t it be wrong, so wrong! Or a whole long white dress, don’t know who the bride is, gosh, it’s so wrong!
So, why do you often wear black and white, maybe because of your mood?
I’m different, I wear it to… create the mood. Black and white often bring a sense of peace of mind. I have a feeling my clients like me to wear it, like that feeling of peace of mind, before they choose their clothes and decide to put down money.
Is it possible to ask a person who specializes in the high-end fashion segment, moreover, it is also the choice of many Hollywood stars, Grammys …, how to … without “expensive” can also “cut into pieces” Is that Okay? (Don’t tell me about the aura, that dish is much more difficult!)
There are two ways to dress: one is to let others respect you, the other is to be understood. Then it’s simple, you just need to innocently express your personality, as a way of face-to-face communication with people, with the clothes you choose. It’s like when you walk into an old room, the furniture is old too, you don’t know where it sparkles, but suddenly you have a very emotional feeling, because it’s real, because of the way you ” charm” cuddles the items together. And it gives off a very familiar atmosphere (I won’t use the word “character” to make it difficult for you anymore). Fashion is new, flashy, but fashion is also sometimes warm, familiar. That way, you can absolutely choose a casual outfit and make it a background for personality accessories. I can use whatever I want in my life as a background, it’s your choice!
The author of “Little Sun” used to love the girls “there are no tickets, no one gives them, so they often eavesdrop”. So have you ever “loved” the girls… can’t afford to buy his high-end clothes?
There was a time when I also thought about creating a product line in the lower segment like some strong brands have done but maybe I need more time to consider. Even with “huge” orders, not all of them I accept, because I still have to measure my strength, can I afford it at the same time? I turn down many orders. It’s just like how I run a house, I don’t have to open all the doors in the morning. Still have to watch the wind direction! You have to calculate how much wind your house can withstand. Now that I’m U50, I can’t “take a lot of food” like before.
In addition to needing to care about the feelings of high-end customers in the same brand, it is also about each person’s personality. Lowering the price will mean lowering the standard, which is really a difficult problem for a perfectionist like me.
To be yourself, it is not necessary that I love you, but more importantly, that you feel like you. Fashion, its essence is a flashy world, for those who love it, and those who don’t like it can step back and ignore it, why not! After all, each of us can shine in our own way, a way no stylist can design better than you!