One of our favorite designers, Sue Wong, recently unveiled a collaboration with the film Oz: The Great and the Powerful. You won’t see any inspired glam from the likes of the Dorothy or the Tin Man, but rather the women of Emerald City, and the Good and Bad Witches. From the company:
SUE WONG unveils a spellbinding collection of evening dresses inspired by the upcoming Disney fantasy-adventure film, Oz The Great and Powerful,. This limited-edition collection arrives in stores just in time for the launch of the motion picture in spring 2013. Sue Wong’s unique vision for elegant fashion and her mantra of “Beauty Magic Transformation” aligns well with the spirit of the fantasy world in the film to deliver sophisticated dresses for modern women everywhere.
The collection takes its inspiration from a number of themes in the film. The art deco of Emerald City inspires a stunning rose empire waist column dress with intricate deco geometric hand beaded detail, while the stark black and white visuals of Kansas are manifested in dresses detailed in black and white seutache embroidery. The competing duality of the Good Witch and the Bad Witches characters give rise to ethereal gowns of white and champagne juxtaposed with dramatic femme fatale gowns of black, while the playful fantasy Landscapes of Oz and porcelain visuals of China Town come alive in dresses of floral applique and blue and white lace. From the fine fabrics to the exquisite detailing, each piece is a testament to Sue Wong’s masterful blending of high glamour looks with wearability fit for soirees, dates and red-carpet worthy events.
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It’s been quite a season for Asian women on reality shows: Katherine Kish on Top Chef: Seattle and Celeste of King of the Nerds both won on their respective shows. Add Catherine Giudici to the list – as she was proposed to by Sean Lowe (29) on the 17th season of The Bachelor. The twenty six year old Filipina Italian graphic designer from Seattle was chosen over 24 year old Lindsay Yenter, a substitute teacher from Fort Bragg. The filming took place in Thailand. On their date, Catherine and Sean share their final date riding elephants (while Lindsay and Sean had a rafting date on the Mekong). In the end, Sean gives his final rose to Catherine.
And then they ride off into on the sunset….on an elephant. Yes, not kidding on that one.
We were rooting for Catherine all season – and we glad she won! Congrats Sean and Catherine!
We know we don’t need to explain this one. We can assure you that the pictures inside pretty damn hot. KoreAm Journal’s March 2013 is absolutely on FIRE. Get the issue here.
The winter chill is almost gone and Spring is here! The recent warm weather in Los Angeles made me think of one thing: it’s about time for bathing suit shopping! While the stores haven’t fully stocked on the latest swimwear collections from multiple brands, some online retailers are rolling out their two and one pieces early on already. I found this cute little gem for the Sanrio lovers out there: a Chococat swimsuit (priced at $22.80 at F21). Readers, what do you think? Is this too much Sanrio – or would you rock this on the beach for the upcoming warm seasons?
On a side note, I found it really amusing that they styled the outfit with the furry salmon colored boots (?) with a pastel-like baroque scarf. Because, you know, that’s how I roll to all pool parties.
We talk to Everly’s designers – the sisterly duo Adriana and Fabiana – about the line’s latest collection. Read on to find out their inspiration and what’re digging for spring!
French alternative rock band Phoenix is back with their latest single, “Entertainment.” While we’re loving the jam – we were more intrigued by about the concept of the video – which seems some sort of time traveling modern-saeguk Korean drama. Set in North Korea. Kind of. Yeah – we were pretty confused too.
Also, one of the lead actors is the very handsome Sejin Park - who caught our eye in this video. We hope to see him in future work!
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As a special preview for CAAMFest (formerly the San Francisco International Asian-American Film Festival), Asia’s premier music industry event, Music Matters, has teamed up with an alliance of Asia’s leading indie music promoters (China : Maybe Mars / Korea : DFSB Kollective / Taiwan : The Wall) and Singapore’s Viki.com to proudly present the launch of San Francisco Music Matters Asia (March 7th-8th, 2013).
A brand new extension of the highly successful Music Matters Live festival in Singapore (http://AllThatMatters.Asia/LIVE), the two-day San Francisco showcase will spotlight Asia’s top indie music artists. According to Music Matters Founder and CEO Jasper Donat, “Asia is smoking hot for talent at the moment and we’re delighted to have some biggest and best live bands from the region sharing the same stage for the first time ever in America.”
Tthe inaugural showcase headliners include the following critically acclaimed, SXSW music acts from China, Korea, and Taiwan:
Carsick Cars (2009 China MIDI Awards : Album of the Year – Nominee)
The Gar (2012 China MIDI Awards : Song of the Year – Winner)
White+ (2012 China Douban Awards: Electronic Music Album of the Year – Winner)
3rd Line Butterfly (2013 Korean Music Awards : Musician of the Year – Nominee)
Galaxy Express (2011 Korean Music Awards : Musician of the Year – Winner)
Goonam (2012 Korean Music Awards : Modern Rock Album of the Year – Nominee)
Lowdown 30 (2013 Korean Music Awards : Album of the Year – Nominee)
No Brain (2007 Korean Music Awards : Band of the Year)
The Chairman (2011 Taiwan Golden Melody Awards : Band of the Year – Nominee)
J.Crew and denim company Goldsign collaborate for the first time – and produce a must-have collection for denim lovers alike.
The collaboration features three fits: “Jeane” – a feminine, sexy, high-waist American jean; “Jenny” – a slim leg, classic, 5-pocket, high-waist jean with cuff; “Holly” – a timeless 1950’s high-waist pencil skirt; ranging in price from $198 to $288. The washes vary in authentic vintages, pure indigos, and soft pastels and the fabrics and trims were designed with the modern woman’s lifestyle in mind. Focusing on feminine fits, the washes vary in authentic vintages, pure indigos, and soft pastels.
“This collection was inspired by a flight from New York to Los Angeles as Goldschmied read the Marilyn by Andre de Dienes book. He became mesmerized by an image of Norma Jeane Baker – young and fresh – a natural beauty. She was honest, sincere, full of energy, and motivated to succeed…dressed in red, white, and blue (jeans); she was the epitome of the “American Dream” of the 1950s.”
You can check out the collection now at their site.
In our interview, cover girl Elodie Yung told me that she’s not a model. In fact, this was her second cover shoot. But as you can see in this BTS video of our cover shoot at The Mountain Mermaid in Topanga Canyon – it didn’t matter. The G.I. Joe: Retaliation star was natural at it – and much more, a natural beauty. She radiated so much warmth on the set that everyone fell in love with her – and I promise, after you watch this video, you will too.
Justin Chon made an appearance last night on Conan, promoting his latest film, 21 and Over. Watch on as Justin talks about how much love he gets from Twilight Moms and how he prepared for his nude scenes.
Justin Chon on Twilight Moms
Justin Chon on Picking a Prosthetic Penis