12:14 PM

Hi Miss Saigon, You KickAss Chick You,

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9:22 AM

Settlin' down...

YEeeah YOOoooo, just received our very own copy of SneakerFreaker Mag,# 16 Issue.... AWESOME!!!Features a great article, "Girls got Kicks" About Lori Lobenstine, from www.femalesneakerfiend.com... An awesome site for chicks by chicks, Which also was one of the first sneaker fiend site to show LOVE to S.C... So for that, forever we're are humbled and gratful!!! Also another great article, Paul Litchfield,"the Architect"... A pioneer in his own right... Teeheehee He speaks on when his department at Reebok, was a three people team... Three!!!! yeah the magic number!... We're always on a three pepole rotation here at S.C! Back to th eMag, Luve it, although made me wonder when we, S.C will get our own feature in the editorial?... ;o). AS some of you may know we've been featured on their site... If you didn't go check it out....http://www.sneakerfreaker.com/articles/Miss-Saigon-Customs-Interview/...

Anyhoo, still settling down from my trip to Paris.... At least trying. here is something to be shared,.... For the first time in my life, and many other Parisians' lifetime, I saw Notre Dame, CLEAN... Whooooaaa.... & funny enough, it looked weird to me... As though they had just peeled her of her coat of 100 of years history.... Now ... Notre Dame just looks like St Paul Cathedral, on 5th Avenue... Weird...

Voila... Enough of Paris... Err... I had the honor to do a pair for Mr. Jamie Fox,... Oh Yeeeah....

Felicia Morris aka the Poetess from the FOXX HOLE (Jamie foxx's sirius satelite radio show) hooked us up with tix to the Jamie Foxx show at the Tower theater in Philadelphia.

6:06 PM

S.C girls application.To be cpy & paste, sent back to saigoncustoms@gmail.com

Ladies please be honest, be as detailed as possible, take it light!

Do you have a boyfriend, and if so would he mind you handling our Stallions?

Can you play any of the following games?:

a) Scrabble.

Your definition of "Stallion" is:

a) A dummy.
b) A strong beautiful male, there to pamper you ;o)?
c) A horse.

Can you handle being well treated and served by the Stallions, without getting big headed?

Your idea of hotness in a guy is:

a) His sense of humor.
b)His charisma.
c)His wallet.
d)His phallus.
e)All of the above.
F)None of the above

When surrounded by strong, beautiful, fierce, sisters you:

a)Stay by yourself and wish you were home so you could suck on your thumb?
b)Start acting crazy, trying to grab the most attention?
C)Look around, start counting others' physical flaws, forgetting your own?
d)Silently congratulate yourself for being part of such fly ass crew of hot chicks?

Why would be a good addition to the S.C crew?

a) You're superficial& vain?
b)You would smack someone silly for being superficial & vain?
c) you ROCK , you know it, & we need you to REP S.C the right way.
d) dunno.

What special skills would you be bringing to this crew? And what ambitions do you have with these skills?

Name three qualities about yourself that could make you indispensable to the S.C crew.


Please sign, and return to saigoncustoms@gmail.com

10:12 AM


YEAHHHHHH! Saigon Customs is back in effect.... I, Miss Saigon, have just return from my hometown of Paris!!!!! ... Yet I am deeply saddened to announce to you guys the impromptu departure of my most beloved first apprentice, Miss Erika.
Erika left us to go back to Tassie, to be closer to family members, elders she wanted to enjoy some moments with before it may be too late... And for that we support her!!!!! Also we want ot give her big shout out for contributing to this blog and makin' it awesomely entertaining... FIRST APPRENTICE, you will be missed.

Now... How was Paris?... There are no words awesome enough to describe how it felt to come home after so long.

However I can tell you all about the Stallions hunting experience in the land of Baguettes and croissant... What an adventure!...

But first things first... We have been auditioning Stallions left and right, and so far the stable is growing fast and steady... So... Now it's time to get our our Saigon Girls Crew up to part...
So we will have the same process as the guys to apply to become a Saigon Girl... You Gals should copy and paste the application you will find below, and e-mail it to us. Upon acceptance, you will be required to sit down and have a fun interview for us to post on the blog, as well as some picts.

To apply , one must: be an excellent rider, of course, Stallions need to be handled by experienced riders!... You must possess a skill at which you excel, must be down to earth and deal with life in light hearted way... You must be able to put aside your ego and attitudes which may not be conducive to the crew... You must be energetic, fun, confident and self assured. Stallions can be a handful at times, and we are seeking girls that will stay gracious no matter what the pressure! ;o)

Please see the application following this post, have fun with it... And hope to see you in our inbox soon!

12:08 PM

Packing Light

We leave for Paris today. I'm packing light but there's some essentials I just can't forget. 

"Le Fouet"

5:53 PM

SC goes to NY

You know, it's still a huge deal for me to be all like "Oh yeah, I'm going to New York for a photoshoot in the morning" - seriously! I hope I never get all jaded and spoiled by my amazing life here and stop appreciating the fact that I am 1.5 hours away from the Big Apple in the Saigon Limo and that we know the most amazing fucking people there. After pulling our crazy all-nighter we were out of this joint at 8.30 am. We took our neighbour Michelle with us, stylist/Saigon Girl Phelena Jean and her OGG Dad Nappa (Original Gangster, Gentleman/Grandfather, he thinks he's not a Stallion but little does he KNOW PAPA!!!), as well as Miss Saigon and myself of course.

When we got to New York we met up with our model Silq and Saigon Photographer Marlon...
Awww.... After making magic happen with a lil shoot on the riverfront we headed to the Shaolin Temple on Broadway where we met up with astonishing Shifu Shi Yan Ming, a Shaolin Master.
This guy is amazing, when we walked in there's magazine covers with this guy on the front of them everywhere (including a shared one with the RZA) and more flicks of him with celebrities like Shirley Manson, John Leguizamo and Bjork, many of whom come to Shi Yan for the best Shaolin training in America! Shi Yan's been in ads for Nike, IBM, HP, Hallmark and is the face of Chase Manhattan Bank. WOW! That's why we were so stoked to present him with his own pair of dragon-themed Saigon Customs which he additionally modelled the hell out of.

I feel bad even saying "hell" when talking about Shi Yan since the temple came with a whole lot of rules that we had to abide by which includes no profanities (I think we failed a couple of times on that one - sorry Shifu) Although I felt eerily comfortable with them all, maybe because it kind of sounded like I could have written them.

Anyways, after feeling all stoked and pleased with ourselves because of the great shoot at the temple, we bailed to get our so ho on in SoHo. Then we met a man with a cat on his head.

And this douchebag took a picture of my cleavage when I was leaning over.


So I haven't posted the money shots yet as we're still finishing them but I will post them when they're done. I just want to say that we are SO appreciative to have such an incredible crew come together and work so well for us and it showed in the flow of the day (even with Miss Saigon calling Cedra "the Gestapo" for keeping us all on point and organised hahahahaa.....) Here's a whole lot of candids so y'all can feel what an amazing day it was...

Taking M.A.F.I.A.'s Pandas for a walk...

Phelena Jean getting her stylist on...

^^ da OGG Nappa!!!

^^ This is modelling!!!

3:41 PM

Marlon Lawe x Saigon Customs

= <3

(you can't see me but I've got hearts flying out of my eyes right now)

7:01 AM



12:15 PM

Bobby Hill + Saigon Customs at UBIQ

Wow, how good is it not only to be in an exhibition but to be sharing the place with somebody dope who's just as happy to reflect some shine onto you and your few little shelves of shoes in his amazing exhibition?
Meet succesful New York graffiti/pop artist Bobby Hill who opened his solo show yesterday at Ubiq here in Philly. Bobby is a Brooklyn-based street artist who creates a "fantastic blend of Warholian pop imagery" that's been heavily influenced by his graffiti background in the 1980's (COULD YOU POSSIBLY HAVE BETTER PEDIGREE? COULD YOU?!?!). He's also done a lot of commercial work for big clients.  The show was great. We loved it! We were given a couple of shelves in the same room as his Bobbyness where we did a similar display to the one at the ISB (I never want to see another popup again, okay, I quit.) Here are some flicks of some lovers and just a hater or two (but we heart you).

7:29 AM


... to ride Kaws

...to marry the first guy I meet wearing these...

... To know if these will go the same way as the Dunkle?

... to go see the Takashi Murakami and the LiveStrong STAGES exhibitions in Paris... And I will, bitches!

... to know how many other people would feel weird rocking these odd-coloured kicks, even if they are kind of ugly-awesome?
... to know if that's really baby pink in the fill?

Most flicks via Sneaker Freaker

1:09 AM

Night Owl/The Vine

One of the most important things I've learned during my time here at Saigon Customs is that trying to work during the day is a waste of fucking time. Ask me two months ago and I would've told you I was the world's biggest early bird, up at the crack of sparrow fart without hesitation and ready to start the day. Now I see the error of my ways: I love my life here - sleep til 11, get up, enjoy the day, eat dinner and then buckle down at about 9 o'clock (with a beer, no less!) to power through until 3-4 and get a shitload done with NO INTERRUPTIONS.

This also means that we are on top of it the second anything comes through from Australia, with a gnarly 14 hour time difference putting all of our arses on our work chairs at the same time. Thanks again to DJ M.A.F.I.A.  who has been responsible for showing us a truckload of love over the past couple of weeks (I'm watching your kicks being made right now!). Once again she karm0-loads by giving us a very tidy feature on The Vine, one of the soundest blogs in Australia right now (how could it not be, with the Muff Daddy as official streetwear editor?) We like it, we like it!!

PS @ Mafia I heart you too! and it's okay about the "no shine" it's all Miss Saigon's, I am just the lowly First Apprentice and I burn too easy anyhow haha

9:18 AM

Be the bigger person

So, what happens when you think you are a not jealous person but then you find out that peroxitard little moles are facestalking your ex and you simply can't stand the thought of them getting their manky paws on him? Today I've designed a whole lot of exercises to help all of you budding young Saigon Girls to conquer the GREEN EYED MONSTER, the least attractive attribute when your whole swag is supposed to be about self-confidence and grace.1. No cliches.
Such as comfort eating or watching chick flicks in your pyjamas with your girls on standby with the Kleenex. No! Fuck that! Are you a Saigon Girl or do you need it beat back into you? Last girl that tried tricks like that around here I personally put into a shipping container and sent to Egypt. Once she's found her way back from the desert, let's see how valuable she thinks feeling sorry for herself is.

2. Attach a breathalyser to your keyboard

Not getting onto Facebook drunk at 3am sounds so simple and yet it remains elusively difficult. This is possibly the most important step in not saying something that you will regret. That's why, as a Saigon Girl, you must attach your keyboard to a breathalyzer. My model of choice, why the Alcohawk Pro of course. Anything less would probably implode from the fumes of any of us Saigon Girls returning from the Sundae Party.

3. Hurts so good
I'm not talking self harm here like, locked in my bedroom listening to My Chemical Romance emo shit. No, I mean a good old fashioned, character-building beating, delivered by your mentor of choice. Personally I never feel so upstanding and righteous as when the welts on my back are freshly raised, what about you?

4. Take up martial arts
Here at Saigon Customs we are up doing heron poses at 4am followed by ninja drills running to and from the top of the hill to get our daily supply of water. The Stallions help us out with surprise ambushes, bless them, to make sure that our combat skills are always on point. The feeling of knowing that you could push any random moll's face back into her brain is actually reassuring. So much so, I'm more likely to refrain from any acts of jealous violence altogether. We are all about love, love, love here at SC. I swear it. Love. (But you can always put her face onto a punching bag, remember).

5. Take your other Stallions for a run
Let your Stallions take you to a movie, listen to you talk, give you massages, make you laugh, whatever. This is what Stallions do best. Not only does this distract you from whatever "He" might be doing, but it allows you to keep your entire Stable fit and healthy. Happy Stallions are healthy Stallions!

6. Get a life

7. Go to Paris (see above)

^^^8 days left til Paris, bitches.