Electronic Dance Music (EDM) continues to take on the world by storm – and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Eventbrite has put together an interesting infographic from a recent survey comparing some of the activities and interests of EDM fans versus non-EDM music fans. Check it out below! - See more at: http://184.108.40.206/~mindlinq/audreynew/edm-fans-more-than-just-your-average-music-fan/#sthash.m0q9QP4x.dpuf
Even if you're not in town to catch the New York Asian Film Festival coming up on June 28th (they've got a cool Jackie Chan Retrospective during the fest!), you'll still be able to experience a part of the festival from your home computer with the Korean Short Film Madness. NYAFF and Dramafever have partnered together to release a collection of short films from Korea's Mise-en-Scène Film Festival (it's all shown exclusively on DramaFever!). The short films and talented new directors are: “The Visitor” by Kim Bo-young “Poison Frog” by Koh Jung-wook “Cheong” by Kim...
We've all seen the endless jokes about Asians who work in nail salons, massage parlors, and donut shops. This is often an easy target for stand-up comedians such as Anjelah Johnson and her popular skit mimicking the Vietnamese nail salon workers: Why is it such as easy target? Primarily because such businesses are in fact heavily intertwined in the Asian American community. Its easy for people to make fun of this and yet they don't take the time to understand that this is a deeply rooted issue for Asian Americans that stems from early immigration into the U.S. These comedians don't...
What I love about summer is heading out to a lot of outdoor music festivals - and being able to dress up in some quirky fashion - whether it's rocking the latest trendy accessory off the runway, or wearing a vintage piece from my closet. I recently came across these cute little accessories for my shoes: Shwings! They're definitely not for the conservative, but they do make quite the statement on your feet if you're wearing plain sneakers (I've been wearing them with my sneaker wedges!). Check them out here. Click below for some of our favorites.
While there are a good number of unusual sexual fetishes out there - this by far, is probably one of the more unusual I've discovered: eyeball licking. Yes, you're reading that right: eyeball licking. The sexual fetish came to light when a middle school teacher had written a post on the Japanese site Naver Maotome about an unusual trend amongst her students: eye patches. The teacher also had a described an incident between two students in the gymnasium: After class one day, I went into the equipment store in the gymnasium to tidy up. The door had been left open, and when I looked...
Marc Jacobs, who's renowned for his own line, as well as his work with fashion house Louis Vuitton, will soon be coming out with a beauty line in collaboration with beauty retailer Sephora. The 122-piece collection will be Sephora's first global launch and will include concealers, color correctors, and lacquers, among some other products. You can get your hands on the goods this summer on August 9th! Click on more for more pictures of the line!
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Margaret Cho is returning to entertainment with a headlining show — this time on YouTube. She will launch her webseries “In Transition” on July 3rd on her YouTube channel, which is being represented by Youtube multichannel network Maker Studios.
“In Transition” will star Cho as a part of a trio of women who have been recently released from prison. Cho is also executive producing the series alongside Rico Martinez, who worked with her on her last series, “The Cho Show,”, as well as fellow co-star Selene Luna. The show’s first season will comprise of 13 episodes, followed by a live “hangout” with her and the audience on YouTube.
Check the trailer below!
Liu Wen as the lady in red for Vogue China.
May 22, 2013: No, Ryan Gosling was not there, but despite his absence, my last night in Cannes ended with a bang… plus some stabbing, gorging, and good ol’ fashion beheading. Luckily, the bloodiness was all onscreen, courtesy of Nicolas Winding Refn in his latest film Only God Forgives.
But let me rewind. By Wednesday morning, most of the Asian films I still wanted to see were either not playing anymore (Ilo Ilo) or too difficult to get into (The Lunchbox), so I figured this was a good time to try to get into a famous Cannes press conference — all available for viewing online, but obviously much more exciting in person.
The thing with Cannes is that even if you don’t necessarily see celebrities that often (or if you do, it’s often from far away or as part of a formal Q&A), you know that they are there… everywhere, all the time. This is not only because you go online and Cannes photos are all over news sites and blogs, but there are large TV screens both inside and outside the main venues, where it’s often live-streaming celebrities in the press conferences or on the red carpet. So even if you’re separated by a conference room wall or blocked by a crowd of photographers, every few hours, it’s like — Oh, Robert Redford is here. And there’s Justin Timberlake. Nicole Kidman and Ang Lee. Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet. Andy Lau and Sammie Cheung. Aishwarya Rai. Repeat for every single country that boasts a thriving film business around the world.
But there was something about the Only God Forgives press conference that shined brightest, which had everything to do with us being serious Asian entertainment journalists interested in Hollywood making films in Thailand… and not at all related to the fact that we thought Ryan Gosling might be there. Of course not.
This pretense was greatly tested when we arrived, and there was no Ryan Gosling name plate on the table.
Nina Louie was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphona nine months ago, which has spread to the brain. In less than two months, the 32-year-old mother has to find a match. Save Nina, the online campaign started by her family and friends, has since gone viral to help Nina find a bone marrow donor. At the moment, out of 10.5 million potential donors, none have been a match for her. To be a bone marrow donor, it is required that the the donor be a close genetic match (Louie is of Chinese and Thai descent). Currently, only 720,000 Asian donors are listed on the national registry.
For those looking to sign up for the bone marrow registry, if you’re a healthy adult between the ages of 18 and 44, you can join the registry for free by taking a cheek swab test. For those between ages 45 and 60 who wants to join the registry, there is a $100 fee.
For more information on Save Nina, please click here.
The model, television personality and British Vogue contributing editor will soon add author to her resume – she’s got a personal book coming out in October, which will include drawings, photographs, style advice – and all sorts of little tidbits.
From the Penguin Group:
The darling of the fashion world and co-host of the music TV show Fuse News shares her inspirations, musings, and her own very personal and eclectic style
With influences that range from the sultry beauty of Jane Birkin to the rocker chic of Mick Jagger, it’s no wonder that everything worn by Alexa Chung instantly becomes the latest trend. Already a hugely popular television personality and a muse for Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld, Chung is now a co-anchor of the nightly music show Fuse News, covering today’s hottest acts and entertainment news. Chung’s first book, It, provides her legion of fans with a long-awaited inside look at her fascinating world.
A wholly unique collection of Chung’s personal writings, drawings, and photographs, It covers everything from her candid thoughts on life, love, and music to her favorite ensembles and how to decide what to wear in the morning. With Chung’s characteristic wit, charm, and refreshingly down-to-earth attitude, this full-color compendium is a must-have for anyone who loves fashion, music, and just about everything Alexa Chung.
The book will be released on Oct 29, 2013. Price: $31.50.
It’s been 20 years since the release of “Waterfalls” from girlgroup TLC – and to celebrate, they’re releasing a Greatest Hits album. For the Japanese release of the song, they collaborated with J-pop queen Namie Amuro for a remixed version of their popular 2003 hit. Check out the song below! Tell us what you think in the comments!
Jason Wu has another title to add to his belt – Artistic Director for BOSS! He’s already got a huge celebrity following, a number of designer collaborations under his belt, The designer will be in charge of Hugo Boss’s main womenswear ready-to-wear and accessory collections. Wu will work with the team out of Germany and also create a New York studio for BOSS. Wu will debut his first BOSS collection for Pre-Fall 2013 this winter. He will later present a Fall 2014 collection at New York Fashion Week in February 2014.
Are you excited to see what Wu has in store?
Diary from Cannes: Day 6
May 21, 2013: People always talk about how exhausted you’ll be at the end of Cannes, but what they don’t say is: unless you’re smart enough (or funded enough) to come several days early so you can adjust to the new time zone, you actually start Cannes exhausted. The cheapest trip I could find resulted in two three-hour stopovers and a total of 20 hours in transit, during which I was desperately trying to finish up unfinished assignments… and not quite succeeding… resulting in even more sleeplessness as I came home from late-night Cannes screenings and stayed up even later to write.