Who & Where From?: Sang Nguyen, 28, comes from the Bay Area of California. She spent three weeks as a volunteer health educator at Clinica Esperanza. We caught up with her at an Aquarius birthday party at Lawson Rock. Sang confesses to attending three to four parties a week, her favorite to date being the party at Erick Anderson’s house. Sang works full time as a hair stylist in Palo Alto but was drawn to Roatan after she met Clinica Esperanza’s founder Nurse Peggy Stranges on a mission trip to Vietnam, where Sang worked as a translator. Vietnam is Sang’s birthplace, a country she left when she was ten-years-old.
What & Why: Her summer dress was a cool $32 at “Forever 21” store in San Francisco. Of the purple leopard pattern, Sang says, “The purple matches my hair.” Her black, suede-like flip flops she picked up in San Francisco for $18. Regarding the white gold cross pendant she wore, Sang explained, “I’m not religious, but I bought that for my graduation. My mother is happy when I wear it.” With three piercing on each ear, Sang has room for plenty of earrings. This evening she wore two pair: diamond studs for $350 and plain gold earrings for $200, which she purchased at her local jewelry store. “I am allergic, so I have to wear precious metals,” says Sang. Her Movado ($420) watch was a gift from ex-boyfriend Mike.
In Conclusion: A graduate of Biology of San Jose State University, Sang has cut hair for the movers and shakers of Silicon Valley. “I’m low maintenance,” she says about her fashion, “It’s universally acknowledged by all my friends.” Edgy, funky, conservative all describe Sang’s fashion tastes. Sang believes that place dictates fashion: “When I work as a volunteer I dress down, when I am in Japan I dress differently,” says Sang, who is already planning a volunteer mission trip to her homeland this year. [/private]