Thuy By Design

Dream Big. Sparkle More. Shine Bright



By on March 11, 2018

Now that I have a blog, does that mean I’m a brand? To me, being a brand or having a brand is associated with entrepreneurship, and I’m nowhere good with business enough to consider myself an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur must be someone who knows how to manage a business and has the right connections. I’m […]

Visual Professional Self

By on March 9, 2018

A logo is important for a brand. Mostly everyone can agree on this. A logo can make or break a brand. Along with the product/ service, the logo is almost the first thing everyone thinks of when a brand is mentioned. The Apple logo is one that I’m really impressed with since it’s simple yet […]

Tribe – Customer – Audience

By on March 9, 2018

When building a brand, an important first step is always to determine the target audience. With a fashion/lifestyle blog like mine, I mainly target young women from 16 to 30 years old who are interested in fashion or work in the creative industry that can be related to fashion. My target audience should be those […]

Professional Self

By on March 9, 2018

What is my professional self? I’m too much of a carefree and silly person to have ever sat down and thought of something as serious as “my professional self”. However, sadly, everyone has to grow up at some point. I’m graduating soon and the idea of getting a proper job after graduation terrifies me everyday. […]

My Lunar New Year Feast

By on March 3, 2018

Say hello to the Year of the Dog! For those who celebrated Lunar New Year 2018, I hope you had an amazing time with your family and friends. Being Vietnamese, Lunar New Year is an absolute huge thing for me. This was the 5th year I didn’t get to spend the most important Vietnamese holiday […]

The Perfect Winter Turtleneck Sweater

By on January 28, 2018

Winter makes me miserable. It’s horrible when the air hurts your face. It’s dreadful when that cold wind keeps messing up your hair and it ends up all over your face. And it’s not cute when you have 100 layers on and no one really sees you because you’re too cold to have any parts […]

“The Anon Raver”

By on January 22, 2018

Who: Athena Sfikas URL: Blog name: The Anon Raver Athena articulates her professional self through her interest of giving reviews on music-related events, and bringing “awareness to issues surrounding the music community to enact change, enhance safety, and more.”. At first glance, Athena’s website seems to be more of a visual-based page since the background image […]

Why Be Afraid of Sparkles?

By on January 22, 2018

As little kids, we are gravitated towards anything that sparkles, especially us girls. Sparkly things seem to have such a strong magnet field that we would always open our eyes wide and crawl (or run, in my case) towards the thing that is so shiny and magical. Sadly, as we grow up, many of us […]

My Gold Pants

By on January 16, 2018

Raise your hand if you are a big fan of Gossip Girl!  Now raise your hand again if the main reason you’re such a big fan of Gossip Girl is the outfits! I’m pretty confident that many of you will agree with me on this one. Gossip Girl outfits are the! How can you not […]

About Thuy Tran

By on January 16, 2018

Hello beautiful people, welcome to my blog! My name is Thuy and I’m 21 years old. I was born and raised in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I graduated high school in Vietnam, and now I’m a Communication major and Publishing minor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada! My blog is where you will […]