Archive | Vol 27 No 41 | 10/4 – 10/10

Where the Asian models at?

Where the Asian models at?

The beginning of September marked the start of the spring/summer runways showcasing fashion for the next year. The fashion capitals of the world — New York, Paris, Milan — are taking note of all the upcoming trends and everything will eventually precipitate in next year’s Vogues.

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A few of my favorite makeup things

A few of my favorite makeup things

I have been involved in it my whole life. Naturally, I have tested plenty of products out there and have grown to love many. There are even some I can hardly live without. Some are from your local Nordstrom and others are just a trot down to the local drug store. I love mixing and matching, and any time there’s a bargain I am a happy camper.

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A cut above the rest

A cut above the rest

Gone are the days where the only men who could be found at a hair salon were the ones sitting in the waiting area while a significant other or relative got her hair done. Now, this formerly female-dominated arena is experiencing an integration of the sexes as more and more men are stepping across that threshold, into the styling chair.

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Jeepney | A pop-history lesson

Jeepney | A pop-history lesson

When we think of the roots of hip-hop, we think of the streets and the youth that made street culture a multimillion dollar industry. The transformation of this underground culture into mainstream industries has allowed people like Karlo Reyes and Rex Korrell to turn what was once a hobby into a living while still staying true to their roots as Filipino Americans.

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Erasing race under the knife

Erasing race under the knife

Virgina Gaw, 51, was born with double eyelids and through her childhood, she had bright wide eyes. She got plastic surgery because aging has made her top lids a bit “droopy,” giving her the appearance of narrow eyes and being tired all the time.

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Big Fashion at petite prices | How to shop second-hand and proof that it works!

Big Fashion at petite prices | How to shop second-hand and proof that it works!

The door swings open releasing a whiff of the stale air that floats around the treasures I’ve come to search through. The smell is reminiscent of an old closet or forgotten attic. But that doesn’t deter me.

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Exposed | Artist examines the secrets of women

Exposed | Artist examines the secrets of women

“It’s basically an inside look at an Afghan American family. The video will be specifically looking at three women who are revealing their families’ secrets as they prepare a traditional Afghan dish.” This is how artist Gazelle Samizay describes her latest work, “Noshe-e Jan.”

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Join the revolution

Join the revolution

SOY Clothing started in 1999 as a concept between classmates. The idea that there needed to be more diversity in the urban-wear marketplace was not new, but very few had taken the initiative to explore alternate offerings, especially in the Asian American realm.

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London, Milan, New York, Los Angeles … Seattle? — Designers aims to put the Emerald City on the map

London, Milan, New York, Los Angeles … Seattle? — Designers aims to put the Emerald City on the map

The Pacific Northwest isn’t really the first place that comes to the mind when people think of high-class fashion.

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Something new out of something old — Vietnamese designer brings his modern touch to a classic

Something new out of something old — Vietnamese designer brings his modern touch to a classic

If he had followed his parents’ advice, he would be working in an office as an accountant. They once ran their own sewing school in Vietnam and knew that success in the fashion industry takes an enormous amount of hard work and patience.

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Not just for kicks

Not just for kicks

Take a stroll on East Pike Street in Capitol Hill and one might walk right on by the Rock Paper Scissors store with its nondescript facade. The face of this business may be understated (with only a logo indicating its existence), but the heart and vision that lie within the storeowners radiate more than any neon sign.

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INSIGHTFUL | Bharti Kirchner

INSIGHTFUL | Bharti Kirchner

She started off as an engineer but later realized her true passion was in writing. She is now considered a pioneer in her field but more importantly, Bharti Kirchner is a believer in pursuing dreams.

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TOUGH | Shawn Wong

TOUGH | Shawn Wong

Award-winning author Shawn Wong grew up in an era defined by bellbottom pants, tie-dyed shirts and young revolutionaries screaming the mantra: “Peace, love and rock ‘n’ roll.”

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RESOLUTE | UW Press

RESOLUTE | UW Press

For nearly 90 years, the University of Washington Press has been in the business of publishing books. For over half that time, Naomi Pascal has been at the forefront of the operations.

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WINSOME | Lensey Namioka

WINSOME | Lensey Namioka

She excelled in mathematics when she attended elementary school in Cambridge, Mass. Her classmates thought she was weird for her unique academic ability.

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IMAGINATIVE | Philip Lee

IMAGINATIVE | Philip Lee

Philip Lee is no stranger to the publishing business. Beginning in 1977, for seven years, throughout high school and college, he worked in a number of bookstores. Another seven was spent in marketing in the magazine publishing business at Conde Nast Publications in New York. He has worked for Glamour, Mademoiselle, Vanity Fair and GQ magazines. However, despite greatly enjoying the business, Lee wanted to work somewhere that reflected his culture.

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CREATIVE | Aki Sogabe

CREATIVE | Aki Sogabe

Who could have imagined that a little girl in Japan experimenting with paper cutting would one day grow up to illustrate books and exhibit works of art in America? Aki Sogabe has dared to give voice to her artistic passion, transforming everyday images and forms into a beautiful collection of work that spans decades and oceans.

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INDISPENSABLE | Gary Luke

INDISPENSABLE | Gary Luke

Meander through the aisles of your corner bookstore, and you’re bound to come across some intriguing titles. “The Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest,” “The Cancer Lifeline Cookbook,” or how about “Sleeping Bag Yoga”? These books share a common thread beyond just challenging convention. What may not be so apparent is that the person putting out these covers is Asian American.

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DRIVEN | Peter Bacho

DRIVEN | Peter Bacho

Novelist and teacher Peter Bacho believes everybody has a story to tell. The Filipino American recalls his own humble beginnings, growing up poor in Seattle’s Central District in the 1950s. A juris doctorate, a master’s degree and two award-winning novels later, Bacho is now being honored as a pioneer who paved the way for Asian Americans in literature.

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SHARP | Mayumi Tsutakawa

SHARP | Mayumi Tsutakawa

Seattle has no shortage of people who are well known within the arts community. The International District in particular has a number of outstanding leaders in the Asian American community. But both these communities owe a debt of gratitude to Mayumi Tsutakawa.

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