All posts by Dana Nguyen

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Market to Market

Colorful houses along Portobello Market For my second to last day in London my friend Marissa and I explored two different markets for the very last time. The first market we went to was Portobello Market, which is one that I haven’t been to yet. The market was unique in that it was a mix ...

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Leaving London

A light display in a South Kensington boutique window It’s my final week here in London and I’ve been counting down the days for over a month now. As amazing as studying abroad has been, it’s been way too long since I’ve been home. To sum up my London experience, I want to take the ...

London Haul

I am one of the most frugal people you’ll ever meet. I tend to pick up pennies off the ground, thrift shop and order the cheapest meal on the menu. I don’t online shop unless there’s free shipping and I’m constantly searching for the best deals by looking for coupons and freebies, especially anything that ...

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And That’s A Wrap

DSquared2 retail store And that’s a wrap. Our final London College of Fashion course is finally over. Yesterday we had our last Trend Reporting class, which was an interactive course that involved a lot of excursions to art museums, fashion companies and luxury department and flagship stores. In just five days we visited three museums ...

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Good Eats

Over the past week I’ve been eating at some really good places in London, so here is a list of a few of my favorite ones. Asian salad and Melrose Sunshine pressed juice from The Good Life Eatery 1.   The Good Life Eatery: This is a hip and healthy café where you’re bound to find stylish ...

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A Market Full of Great Expectations

One of my sorority sisters also happens to be in London, and she’s actually living in the same exact building just one floor above my flat. She is doing the London and Berlin study abroad program and just arrived in London a few weeks ago. Today we decided to go to Camden Market, since neither ...

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London Above and Beyond

The view from the top of Primrose Hill I can’t believe today was the very last day of my first portion of the study abroad program. Today we had our very last class, where our professor took us to Camden to explore the block of colorful houses. At the very end we walked up Primrose ...

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The Problems of A Fashion Stylist

Three 2,000 word essays, one group presentation and one editorial photo shoot later, the final week of my London College of Fashion program is finally here. Never in my mind would I have ever thought of spending over $500 on clothes for a professional fashion spread. Styling has been one of my favorite courses of ...

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Random Pieces of Advice

A fluorescent light display from the Victoria & Albert Museum If you’re planning on traveling to London any time soon, here are a few essential tips that will help prepare you. 1.   Always bring a light sweater or jacket no matter how hot it is. London weather is known for being unpredictable, so it’s always worth ...

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From the East to the West

Today was the most eventful day I’ve had in London yet. It felt like one of those jam-packed days I had in Paris! My roommate Arin was in London for the weekend, so we met up and spent the entire day out. We explored West, Central and East London all in one day. Our meeting ...