Snapped by street style expert Tommy Ton, Vashtie & Vanessa Hong take on NYC

Effortless chic meets elevated elegance for friends of Swarovski Vashtie Kola and Vanessa Hong’s street-style shoot with Tommy Ton. Set in the urban jungle of downtown Manhattan, the two stars strike a balance between modern glamour and an effortless, low-key cool.

The pair gives a great lesson on how to spice up casual looks with the right touch of sparkle. As comments, “It's all about letting your subjects be themselves and let their beauty radiate”.

The duo fell for Crystaldust bangles combined with easy-to-wear and sleek bracelets such as Distinct, Subtle and Fine. Another crush of theirs was the star shaped designs, prominent in Swarovski’s Fall Winter collection. Vashtie chose the delicate Firework necklace and its refined accents, while Vanessa went for Fizzy collection, wearing both the eye-catching necklace and stackable rings.

When asked about what be brilliant means to her, Vashtie explains “For me it was about being bold and casual at the same time. Having wardrobe moments that dazzled but that were also natural.” As for her, Vanessa shares how she selected the pieces for the shoot. “I wanted to keep it really simple and fresh, but still elevated. The elevation came from the Swarovski pieces that added a little something ‘special’ to the ensembles.”

Credit: Vashtie Kola and Vanessa Hong by Tommy Ton
Post production: Hannah Kuo

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