Featuring 13 trendsetting Texans, DFW Style Daily’s Best Dressed 2013 were revealed to a sold-out crowd at Galleria Dallas on September 26th. Click here for the full list of honorees and exclusive behind-the-scenes photo shoot videos!
Founder & Designer, Nhã Khanh
DFW Style Daily: How would you describe your personal style?
Khanh Nguyen: “Casual and tailored, with a touch of glamour.”
Name a person who helped to shape your style perspective.
“My mother. Her style is always clean, sophisticated, and well put-together.”
Do you have any wardrobe items that are especially meaningful to you?
“I bought a vintage peach cotton and lace dress when I was in college. I wore it so many times, both casually and dressy. I also wore it in Venice, Italy, when my husband (then boyfriend) proposed to me. It now hangs with my wedding gown in a special place in my closet. I might wear it again on our five- or ten-year anniversary.”
Do you follow any hard-and-fast wardrobe rules?
“No. I dress according to my moods and certain occasions. I love wearing white all year long, for example. I don’t believe in the ‘no white after Labor Day’ rule.”
Did you ever adopt a passing trend that, in retrospect, you might reconsider?
“I don’t follow most current trends. I love tailored looks from the 1970’s and 1960’s mod dresses. I’d wear those anytime.”
Let’s head back in time for a moment. Do you remember a favorite ‘first day of school’ outfit?
“Oh boy! My favorite school outfit was a knitted floral cap sleeved top and a mini denim A-line skirt (I’ve met school’s dress code, mind you), layered with a denim cropped vest and completed with a pair of tan laced-up booties.”
What was the first item of clothing you remember purchasing for yourself?
“I was 12 years old, and I saved up my allowance and bought myself a $20 mini denim skater skirt. It was very expensive to me and my parents back then, but I loved it so much.”
How did you feel when you learned you had been named one of Galleria Dallas and DFW Style Daily’s Best Dressed 2013?
“Honored and excited.”
What aspect of this program is most significant to you?
“Showing part of my personal style and having fun with it.”