In previous years, Asian models and designers have been been taking large strides. For example, more than ever – we are beginning to see more Asian faces gracing the pages of the world’s top fashion magazines, walking the runways of renowned fashion designers (40% of the models walking were women of Asian descent during New York Fashion Week in February 2012), and featured in international ad campaigns for popular brands. Fashion designers of Asian descent have also been making a name for themselves, such as designer collaborations with national retail chains such as Target, H&M, and Macy’s. Follow our monthly series as we name the best of the best featuring Asians in Fashion.
Li Bing Bing for Gucci
Take a good listen to “What Am I Supposed to Do?” – the lead single off of Kero1′s forthcoming album, set for release in Summer 2012. Featuring a whole lot of soul from Suhn (of the Tones), the song sends a strong message of urging everyone to find something to believe in/fight for.
In addition, 50% of all proceeds of the song’s sales in the first month will be donated directly to Free the Slaves, a charity focused on ending slavery for women, children, and men around the world.
While KPOP’s popularity is undeniably making it’s rounds and creating a Beatles-like sort of pandemonium around the world, let us bring your attention to something just a little different: Korean hip hop. While Korean hip hop may not be on the world map like KPOP, it is definitely an under-appreciated genre that is well deserving of more praise.
The Amoeba Culture Concert was a prime example of that.
Taking place on Thursday, May 3rd at Webster Hall in New York City, Verizon Wireless will be celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with the 2nd Annual Visionaries Conference. The event will honor the contributions and achievements of the Asian Pacific American community. Keynote panelists Jamie Chung (actress), Joe Zee (stylist and creative director at ELLE Magazine) and Mark Munoz (MMA fighter) will share their inspirational stories with the local community. The conference will be hosted by XiXi Yang, entertainment TV personality. RSVP at verizonapahm.com – space is LIMITED!
In addition, attendees of the Visionaries Conference will automatically be entered to win the newest products utilizing Verizon 4G LTE technology such as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Samsung Tablet 7.7 or the Samsung Smart TV. LIKE the Visionaries Conference for up-to-date information at Facebook.com/VerizonAPAHM, FOLLOW the tweets at Twitter.com/VzwAPAHM2012 and visit www.verizonapahm.com for more details.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
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Manhattan, New York 10003
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Please meet our latest Audrey Style Gal: Allison Teng of Curvy Girl Chic!
Audrey Magazine braved bumper to bumper traffic and a parking ticket on April 14 to join the masses (nearly 10,000 people) at the first 626 Night Market in Pasadena, CA, “a central gateway point to introduce local businesses and entrepreneurs [from the 626 area code region],” said one of the founders, Taiwanese American Jonny C. Hwang. The night market website had promised beef noodle soup, stinky tofu, Japanese red bean pancakes, and other unique Asian food and products sold by 80 local businesses during the San Gabriel Valley version of the cultural commodity experience found in countries like Thailand and Taiwan. We didn’t get to partake of the eats and goods due to the intimidating crowds, but we caught a few words from Hwang, a few attendees, and one of the vendors at the beginning of the night market. Thanks for the great photos, Paul Gor!
Audrey Magazine had the privilege to experience celebrity stylist and The Private Room Beverly Hills salon owner Tina Dizon’s expert braiding skills and hair expertise. The Vietnamese American Dizon (who has styled Christina Applegate and Nicole Richie, among others) founded the modern, luxury boutique salon a little less than a year ago to offer heartfelt, high-end service. Known for her exclusive “ballet,” painstakingly customized extensions, Dizon has a passion for hair and people. She talked top spring and summer hair trends as she introduced us to a one-sided French and waterfall braid, color chalking, and fun clip on extensions.
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