Sho Kashima was an Olympic hopeful in freestyle skiing/moguls, but after suffering a knee injury two weeks ago, he won’t be going to Vancouver next month. But the 23-year-old is definitely someone to keep an eye on, so here’s a little info about him.
I’m a big fan of Alexa Chung, the 26-year-old Chinese-British It-girl who hosted “It’s On with Alexa Chung” on MTV. (Too bad it got cancelled.) There’s just something about her that is so off-hand cool. I love her ever-undone hair and barely-there makeup look, regardless of whether she’s in a tiny cocktail dress or a neo-preppy getup.
Now Madewell, J. Crew’s heritage denim label, has just announced that Alexa will be designing an exclusive collection for its fall 2010 collection.
Did you know that up to 60% of API women experience intimate partner abuse or sexual abuse in their lifetime and are least likely to report it? That is an extraordinarily high percentage given that the national average is 33%.
Now, Asian American stars Sandra Oh, John Cho, Aaron Yoo, Lisa Ling, Leonardo Nam, Archie Kao, C.S. Lee, Joan Chen, Justin Chon, Far East Movement, Kaba Modern and more than 100 other members of the creative community will appear in a series of videos supporting the Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF), which provides a multi-lingual 24-hour call center, emergency shelter, transitional housing program, counseling services and various community outreach programs to address domestic violence. Hundreds of others contributed their time, experience and resources to produce the videos and help raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault.
I’m a serious travel-phile.
As much as I love fashion, offer me a choice between the latest Balenciaga or Nicholas Kirkwood, and a trip to some far flung place on the planet, and you’ll find me on the next plane out.
It’s a love my parents unwittingly instilled in me from childhood. My earliest memory in life is when I was 3, on a plane crossing the Pacific. Every summer, my dad would load up the kids in our station wagon and we’d take long road trips all over the mid-West and East coast. (We even drove from Michigan to Florida once!) I made my second trip across the Pacific at the age of 14 (this time, alone), and I haven’t stopped since.
Now as a full-fledged grownup (chronologically, anyway), I’ve been to every continent on earth, save for Antarctica, and have gone abroad almost every year of my grownup life. And in my travels, I’ve stayed in 5-star beachside resorts, cozy bungalows, $5-a-night hostels — even sleeping bags in the middle of nowhere.
But by far — by far — the most amazing place I have ever stayed at — no, I have ever seen — is the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India.
Less than a month away and we’ve got Olympic fever! We’ve already covered Mirai Nagasu and Julie Chu for you. Now check out cutie J.R. Celski, who’ll be competing for the U.S. short track speedskating team in Vancouver.
Did you hear? President Obama told People magazine in its most recent issue what he has on his iPod: “You know, there’s Reggie Love, but then all I get is Jay-Z, and I love Jay-Z, but once in a while I might want some Yo-Yo Ma or something.”
If you’ll recall, the iconic Chinese American cellist performed at the President’s inauguration, along with classical music icon Itzhak Perlman, Gabriela Montero and Anthony McGill. And Ma serves on the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
Well, the President’s in luck. Because the multiple Grammy-winning artist is celebrating his 30th anniversary recording with Sony Music (that’s right — he’s going to be 55 this year and and look how young he looks!) with the release of Yo-Yo Ma: 30 Years Outside the Box.
Now, I’ve been raving about nude hues for quite some time. They’re gonna be huge for spring and I, for one, am a convert.
I really like a flesh-toned spring coat to liven up winter blacks. And for sure I have to get a beige or khaki pant or skirt to pair with a crisp white top or slouchy white tee. And tan is the perfect hue to balance a glowing pastel like lemon or mint.
You know a foreign film’s gotta be special when a major U.S. studio gets involved. Especially when that film is a children’s movie entirely in Hindi.
That’s exactly the case for Aamir Khan‘s Like Stars on Earth (Taare Zameen Par), Disney’s first ever Hindi-language release. The award-winning film is available on DVD starting today.
The film follows precocious 8-year-old Mumbai native Ishaan Awasthi (Darsheel Safary). Less interested in good grades and neatness, than the vivid colors, dancing kites and lively animals of his imaginative world, Ishaan is shipped off to boarding school for “reform.” Almost 200 miles from home and suffering from homesickness, Ishaan is unmoved when a new art teacher (Aamir Khan) energizes the classroom by asking students to think, dream and imagine, instead of merely following the rules. Determined to draw the introverted child out, the teacher sets out to help Ishaan find the wondrous power of creativity that lies within him.
The Vancouver Winter Olympics are just a month away, and we are highlighting Asian American athletes who’ll be representing the U.S. every week.
This week, we’ve got the spotlight on Julie Chu, who will be going to the Olympics as a part of the U.S. women’s hockey team.
Maybe it’s sparkle overkill from the holidays, but my nude obsession continues.
This time, it’s Estee Lauder’s latest collaboration with Michael Kors called Very Hollywood Color Collection. The limited edition collection comes in gorgeous nude packaging that is the exact combination of matte and shine that you want in your spring nude lipstick. I love it just decorating my vanity.