This knockout pair of earrings is 18 karat yellow gold florette studs, set with 2 brilliant cut diamonds weighing 0.04 carats total. They’re cute and casual, but have a hint of sophistication that’s sure to look good on any woman.
For those of us who weren’t blessed with long, thick, seductive eyelashes I have some big news: our savior is here in the form of LashFood’s Conditioning Liquid Eyeliner (in black or brown).
LashFood Conditioning Eyeliner, with Nano-Peptide Technology, gives a precise, long lasting, quickly drying, beautiful outlining effect to the eyes. And it’s semi-waterproof with a no smudge formula! That means you can don it while watching a weepy Korean drama or take a lap around the pool and still look beautiful.
The eyeliner is infused with LashFood’s Nano-Peptide Technology conditioning serum and conditions the root of lashes to transform frail and brittle lashes to become healthy and strong every day.
The Little Black Dress. It is an iconic fashion staple and every woman’s wardrobe needs one…or two…or three…
The SA VA “Elizabeth” black dress is not anything like the dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Its design is something completely different and not-so-typical and that’s what makes it so appealing. It has a crossover V-neckline which is accented with cascading ruffles and the wrap front features adjustable waist ties with a pull-through slit at the side waist for a secure and flattering fit.
This dress is perfect for those warm, sunny days when you want to relax by frolicking at the beach. Or you can glam it up for the evening by pairing it with heels and cute clutch. Wherever and however you decide to rock this dress, you will no doubt look a like stunner!
These earrings were created by meticulously wrapping sterling silver wire. They can complement just about any outfit you can think of whether it be casual or dressy.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen or heard of earrings made to look like barnacles, which is exactly why I want these! Who wants earrings that every other girl and her mom has? Not me!
Confession time: there was a point when I carried my loose coins in a Ziploc bag and just threw it in my purse. Lame…I know. However, upon discovering the amazingly adorable Harajuku Lovers “Kerfuffle Cuties Pop Bag” I now have an excuse to hang onto as much quarters and pennies as I want.
The “Pop Bag” features a polished nickel hardware HL heart logo zipper pull and ribbon zipper pull. Un-zip the bag and you’ll find a pink and yellow all over Harajuku Lovers logo inner lining design.
And that is no sight for sore eyes.
Think this bag can’t get any cuter? Wrong! It also includes a pair of 3D glasses as part of the zipper.
Among my group of friends, I’m known as the one to usually sport the purse with a crossbody strap. I just find these types of purses to be convenient, not irritating to carry, and uber cute. That’s why the Rocco e Dante “Hancock” handbag (in green) belongs in my possession and in yours!
This gorgeous Italian leather purse is so striking to look at with its edgy style inspired by vintage menswear. It features gold tone Italian hardware along with hexagon shaped studs on the front and back. You can go with the regular chain. But if you’re looking to splurge, you can go with the gold chain removable shoulder strap. Whichever you choose, you’re to get some admiring (or perhaps, jealous) stares aimed your way.
Looking for a unique taste of the voices of the Vietnamese American experience? Look no further as two award-winning authors celebrate the release of their new books with a special reading and discussion on Tuesday, September 21.
Award-winning authors Monique Truong and Andrew Lam will be reading from their new books, Bitter in the Mouth (Random House) and East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres (Heyday Books), respectively, in conjunction with the Vietnamese Arts & Letters Association (VAALA), at VAALA Cultural Center in Santa Ana, Calif.
Truong, who was born in Saigon and lives in New York City, won acclaim for her first novel, The Book of Salt. The 2010 Guggenheim Fellow follows up her New York Times Notable book with Bitter in the Mouth, a story following Vietnamese adoptee Linda Hammerick who has a special yet burdensome gift — she experiences words as tastes. Boyfriends are orange sherbet or parsnips. Her own name is mint. It’s a real-world neurological condition called auditory-gustatory synesthesia. She writes: “The truth about my family was that we disappointed one another. When I heard the word ‘disappointed,’ I tasted toast, slightly burnt.”
But it’s not just about her unusual sensorial talent. Woven into Linda’s story is the history of her home state, North Carolina, as well as her upbringing as the only one of Asian descent in a southern stronghold.
On the other side of the cultural palate is editor and co-founder of New America Media Andrew Lam’s East Eats West. Following up on his critically acclaimed Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora, the Saigon-born Lam offers a series of essays that shines new light on the bridges that connect two hemispheres into one worldwide immigrant nation. From cuisine and martial arts to sex and self-esteem, East Eats West is part memoir, part meditation, and part cultural anthropology.
Following their readings, the two authors will join University of California, Riverside, professor Mariam B. Lam and writer Ky-Phong Tran in a discussion exploring diaspora, theme, craft and the writer’s life. A wine reception is to follow.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear and meet these two exciting Asian American authors!
Monique Truong and Andrew Lam readings
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
VAALA Cultural Center, 1600 N. Broadway #101, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Free and open to the public
For more info, go to VAALA.
To see where else Andrew Lam will be appearing, click here.
I am a certified graphic tee addict. My closet is full of tee shirts from various labels and designers from all over the world. The Zoodorable “Flight of the Butterflies” tee shirt is one that I would not hesitate to scoop up for myself to add to my collection.
This v-neck jersey shirt features a fun and super funky design that will catch some eyes and definitely make people smile. I’d be smiling just knowing I was wearing it! It’s truly fresh, funky and colorful.
Plus, you get a really freaking cute plush doll with this shirt. Can you really say no to that?
Just a little reminder about the free outdoor screening of Howl’s Moving Castle by Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Ponyo) this weekend.
Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki enhances his legendary reputation as one of the world’s most visionary filmmakers with this amazing animated adventure. Howl’s Moving Castle follows the story of Sophie, an 18-year-old girl who toils in the hat shop opened years ago by her late father. Often harassed by local boys, Sophie is one day unexpectedly befriended by Howl, a strange but flamboyant wizard whose large house can travel under its own power. However, the Witch of the Waste is displeased with Sophie and Howl’s budding friendship, and turns the pretty young woman into an ugly, old hag. Sophie takes shelter in Howl’s castle and attempts to find a way to reverse the witch’s spell with the help of Calcifer, a subdued but powerful demon who exists in the form of fire, and Markl, who protects the four-way door that can instantly whisk visitors to other lands and dimensions.
Join the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and the Japantown Merchants Association at the Japantown Peace Plaza (Post Street at Buchanan Street, San Francisco, Calif.) this Sunday, September 19, at 8:30 pm, for the screening. This event is free for everyone and early arrival is highly suggested as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information on this event, please visit www.asianamericanmedia.org.
You see cross pendant necklaces just about everywhere and on just about everyone. But the Hello Drama “Cross My Heart” necklace truly is something special with its beautifully etched lucite cross pendant and sterling silver chain. It’s gothic, romantic with just the right amount of edge. Trust me, faith can be fashionable too!
Its etched out heart design within the pendant is a very small, but unique feature that is sure to have your friends saying, “OMG! Where’d you get that awesome necklace?!”