Fashion Blogger Reese Nguyen Is a Very Girly Tomboy | Calgary's Best Dressed 2018

She is known to mash up masculine and feminine styles to create a look all her own.



 

Photograph by Colin Way

styling by Kara Chomistek and Jessie Li; Makeup by Joanne Black; hair by Sue Thompson

Roberto Cavalli blazer from Nordstrom, skirt from Topshop, bralette from Aritzia, Fendi bag from Winners, Marni shoes from Holt Renfrew.

 

Fashion blogger Reese Nguyen’s style is all about juxtaposition. “Sometimes I’m very girly and I’ll wear a floral print, but I’m also a bit of a tomboy,” she says. “I try to find a happy medium, and I like to be comfortable. Fashion-meets-function is very important to me!” 

Last year, while working a corporate job in the energy industry, Nguyen started the blog Oui to Weekends to share her style and thoughts on beauty, fashion and travel. It didn’t take long for her to learn the digital-media ropes and she has since grown her personal brand to the point where she is now working with companies that she believes in and that are in line with her style aesthetic, such as Storets and Premonition Designs. Though the fashion sensibility that has made Oui to Weekends a hit isn’t always in line with the more conventional dress seen in the office towers of the oil-and-gas world, Nguyen continues to push boundaries in the pursuit of her dreams.

 

Photograph by Colin Way

styling by Kara Chomistek and Jessie Li; Makeup by Joanne Black; hair by Sue Thompson

From left: Diane von Furstenberg pants from Century 21; blouse by Premonition DesignsJW Anderson bag from Reebonz; Christian Louboutin shoes from Holt Renfrew • Details from the Roberto Cavalli blazer, Topshop skirt and Fendi bag seen in the main image • Stelly Clothing top; BDG jeans from Urban Outfitters; bag from Danse Lente; Acne Studios shoes from Holt Renfrew; 007 Stool supplied by Limitless.

 

This article appears in the April 2018 issue of Avenue Calgary. Subscribe here.

 

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