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For Hanh Merriman, fashion has always been constant throughout her life. When Merriman was just twelve years old and living in rural Vietnam, she asked her mother for some fabric, as she wanted to create her own design. Though, she had no knowledge of pattern making or sewing, she was determined to create something. This became Hanh’s first memory of fashion and a driving force to continue to create more, and she did! Armed with an innate sense of fashion and creative mind, Hanh ignited a lifelong love affair with fashion.

Hanh Merriman is a former style blogger and the founder of Life In Travel, where she chronicled her global adventures and designer obsessions. A frequent street style subject, Merriman is no stranger within the fashion community.

New York Times’ fashion photographer, Bill Cunningham was notoriously critical of whom he snapped for his street style column, “On the Street.” Even Cunningham was seduced by Hanh’s fashion sensibility. She was flattered to make the cut and has cherished the moment ever since!

Hanh was very honored to be featured in Vanity Fair’s international best-dressed list. She was also named best-dressed in local publications like D Magazine, DFW Style Daily and Dallas Modern Luxury.


Merriman is a devoted wife and loving mother to two daughters, which captivated the minds of Dallas fashion photographers, Kristi and Scott Redman. Eventually, landing Hanh in D Moms, Mom Crush: Four Women Changing Dallas. Hanh’s instantly recognizable style also swayed Paper City editors to christen her as the “Acolyte Of The Exquisite.”

In her own words, “Fashion is all about having fun–playing with your style, making an adventure of it, expressing your mood and who you are. You should enjoy it. Fashion is a living art form,” said Merriman.

Season, after season she gave the photographers something worth snapping at New York and Paris fashion week. Landing her otherworldly enables in the pages of American Vogue, Style, Marie Claire, Elle and Glamour.

Hanh Merriman sees fashion as a totally transformative and empowering medium; where she expresses herself artistically through the clothes she wears. At heart Hanh is a woman about ideas, and most importantly she’s a woman who believes in the magic of fashion!

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