Meet Thao Nhi Le

Thao Nhi Le is a Vietnamese It-girl studying International Fashion Retail at the University of Reutlingen in Germany. You’ll usually find Nhi walking around the street with a big black hat and a smile on her face. On her blog 'Daphale' she shares a simple and visual diary reflecting her personal style, love for fashion and everything that keeps her busy and happy. Scroll down to read our interview with this creative fashionista.

What inspired you to start your blog?
For as long as I can remember, I have always loved fashion. Even back in primary school, I started to dress up and mix and match different looks, so I definitely stood out. At that time, my parents were my biggest inspiration style wise. At the age of 14, I started to post my outfits on and in 2014 I started my blog, DAPHALE.

What does the name of your blog mean?
DAPHALE means rhinestone in Vietnamese. Hence, my blog becomes a visual diary reflecting the colourful facets of my everyday life. The focal point is my personal style, my love for fashion, and the little things in life that provides me with joy – like travelling and good food.

How to stay up to date on fashion?
Instagram, for sure. I love to scroll around looking at pretty pictures of my favourite influencers and what they are wearing or just peeking at beautiful and inspiring people around the world.

What would you say is the major difference between German and Vietnam-girl style?
In Germany most girls tend to dress very casually. However, in Berlin the girls seem more edgy and cool, while girls from Munich seem more chic and feminine. In Vietnam, most of the girls dress very girly. On a regular day they like to dress up in cute dresses, heels and designer bags. On another note, streetwear style is also getting quite popular.

What look are you going for?
The festive season is upon us and this time around, I’m going for a feminine, sensual and minimalist look.

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