We die for fashion design student Hanh Nhu's adorably retro fashion sense. The fashion design student, based in Rueil-Malmaison, France, gave us the rundown on her personal style and picked some key pieces she's coveting.

Tell me about what you’re wearing. My mum and I made my red velvet dress, so it didn’t cost me much. There’s a random white shirt underneath, but I can’t remember the brand. I got my hat and jacket from the H&M men’s section; I believe they cost around $50 together. My shoes are by Deandri, but I got them on sale from Nasty Gal for $100. I’ve also got on some various bracelets from friends and relatives, and a watch I always wear. 

Where do you get your style inspiration? I spend a lot of time on the Internet, so I guess my inspiration comes from fashion blogs and street-style photos. And movies, like Rosemary’s Baby and The Professional. 

How has your style evolved over the years? When I was younger, I was fond of Japan and manga, then I was emo, then I was some kind of hipster, then I went to art school and started to watch a lot of movies. I suppose all that stuff mixes together in my clothes. I don’t think I have a defined style; I could dress like a Japanese schoolgirl today, an eight-year-old boy tomorrow, and totally sloppy the day after. 

How do you think the Internet is changing fashion? It seems like everyone with an Internet connection can be a “fashion designer” now: there are lots of online shops that consist of $50 T-shirts with random images of a nebula, cats, or sentences on them that don’t make sense. There are also a lot of trends that were born from the Internet, like seapunk—it seems like lots of fashion designers get their inspiration from the Web. I bet Jeremy Scott has his own secret Tumblr account where he posts images of unicorns, Daria, and dyed hair. 

What are some of your favorite places to shop? I mostly buy my clothes at H&M or Zara. Sometimes I’m in the men’s section searching for cool tees and shirts and people look at me weirdly while I’m trying them on. I rarely thrift, because I’m lazy. I’d rather shop on Etsy or eBay where all I have to do is move my hand and click on stuff.

Are you down with Hanh’s ’90s-inspired style? Then get these goods:

Big Collar Denim Dress, £60, thewhitepepper.com

Marble Cropped Turtleneck, 40C, shallowww.biz

Topshop Modern Tailoring Check Suit Jacket, $200, topshop.com

Jeffrey Campbell Weller Platform Loafer, $165, urbanoutfitters.com

Clear Connection Choker,$19, nastygal.com

Top-Striped OTK Tube Socks in Red, $12, sockdreams.com

Clear Backpack with Multiple Pockets, $16, clear-handbags.com

Stolen Girlfriends Club Black Cable- Knit Shorts, $135, bonadrag.com


By Katie Fustich


  This interview first appeared in our Dec/Jan print edition of BUST    Magazine. Subscribe Now!

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