As I have written many times, my blog is not just a platform for fashion and trends, iminhtouch is first and foremost an outlet for me to express my inner thoughts and emotions not unlike a digital diary. 

This article is inspired by one of my favourite movies: L'Amant (The Lover). A dramatic film produced by Claude Berri and directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud in 1992. Based on the autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras, the movie details the love affair between a young French girl and a wealthy Chinese man in 1929 in French Indochina. 

Well, I must admit that I recently recognized similarities in this love story. One and a half years ago, I left Switzerland to follow my dream and start a new life here in Vietnam. I would never had ever imagined falling in love here with such a beautiful city. Our love story is one of the most passionate, emotional and dramatic relationships I ever had. Just like the chinese man and the French girl: an impossible love affair you may think But it happened never the less!

The first time I met Saigon, I was expecting far more. I was probably cautious and a little bit defensive. With time, I discovered a different side to the city, I learned more and experienced wonderful times and in the end this city is full of surprises and every day I experience another little unexpected moment that makes each day special. I do love this city even though our relationship has had a lot of ups and downs.

Today, on the occasion of the celebration of the Chinese New Year, I want to celebrate our love and mutual respect. Thank you for giving me some truly amazing memories and provoking so many strong emotions and feelings in the past months. As every passionate and volatile relationship, sometimes it is good to step back, take a break and see how we feel about each other in order to embrace better our future..

Photography by Lê Nguyễn Hoàng Hiếu
Concept & Styling by Thư Vũ
Hair & Make up by Công Anh Lê Nguyễn

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