Uyen won both the Fall Magic as well as the Most Flattering Look contest! Let’s learn more about Uyen!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Uyen Tu and I'm a Law student from Melbourne, Australia. Recently I've become a new slasher in town: the student/blogger on my personal style blog (concept-u.blogspot.com).
How did you become interested in fashion?
I've always loved fashion, even when I was a teenager with no fashion credentials.
During my early teens I quietly followed fashion by myself. I went through a fashion rebellion stage and swore never to follow what my friends were wearing. It wasn't until my late teens that the fashion gods got through to me and it was then that I realized you don't need any excuses when it comes to fashion.
What inspired you to start your own blog?
I wandered into blogging not too long ago after my sister suggested that I turn my internet-reading obsession into a proper hobby. I was always clicking, clicking, clicking away, watching shows on the internet, reading about trends, commenting on celebrities and their take on fashion, so the idea of blogging seems just right. I've only been blogging for a couple of months and I absolutely love it! It opens you up to such a broad audience so who knows where this will take me.
What are your dreams and aspirations?
My aspiration for the next few years is to be able to travel the world and see as many places as I can. As for my dreams, I’m hoping that my soon to be opened online store uyenboutique.com would be a success.
How would you describe your style? What’s your favorite look at this moment?
I think deep down I'm a minimalist at heart when it comes to fashion, so when I'm not experimenting with new trends, my "go-to" outfit would always be a blazer (fitted, boyfriend etc) thrown over a white t-shirt and skinny jeans. I'm also a believer in less is more, which means I would usually only wear one statement piece at a time. Lately I've been obsessing with maxi skirts and am on a mission to get my hands on as many as I can find!
Where do you get your fashion inspirations?
My sister is a fashion designer so I always come to her for inspiration and a chance to sneak out a few things from her wardrobe whenever I can. I'm also constantly inspired by celebrities such as Diane Kruger for her perfection, Kate Bosworth for her minimalistic approach to putting an outfit together and Chloe Sevigny for making everything look so quirky. They never fail to amaze me with their great individual styles.
Where do you shop? What are your favorite brands?
I shop everywhere, and I love mixing high end with chain store finds so there is never a shop I would say no to. Lately I've succumbed to online shopping because not only is it addictive, its easy. ASOS and Topshop are great for basic finds.
Uyen has both the brains and the looks! We wish Uyen best of luck in the fashion industry!