Tag Archive | "vol 27 no 41 | October 4 – October 10"

Where the Asian models at?

Where the Asian models at?

Models present creations by Chinese designer Zheng Luo at the Omnialuo Zheng Luo designer spring/summer 2009 collection during New York Fashion Week September 12. Photo by Hou Jun, provided by Xinhua News Agency.

By Amy He
Northwest Asian Weekly

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. Read the full story

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A few of my favorite makeup things

A few of my favorite makeup things

By Monica Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

I love the fashion and beauty industry.

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. Read the full story

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A cut above the rest

A cut above the rest

With years of experience under his belt, Sung Chien expertly blow-dries his client's hair at 7 Salon in Bellevue. Photo provided by Nathan DeMarre

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

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. Read the full story

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Jeepney | A pop-history lesson

Jeepney | A pop-history lesson

The Jeepney staff (from left): graphic designer Ramil Azucena, intern Sarah Shannon, CEO and creative director Karlo Reyes, fashion designer Masha Osoianu, COO and sales manager Rex Korrell and intern Sunny Facer (bottom) Photo provided by Karlo Reyes

By Caroline Li
Northwest Asian Weekly

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.

Reyes and Korrell are the brains behind Jeepney, an urban clothing company that concentrates on graphic tees and the Filipino American experience. Read the full story

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Erasing race under the knife

Erasing race under the knife

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

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. Read the full story

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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!

a bit sultry: Print dress: $1.99 Orange belt: $0.99 Dress alteration: $15.00 Total cost: $17.98

By Jacklyn Tran
Northwest Asian Weekly

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.

Some may sneer at my mission, but I know the finds that are hidden between the ill-fitted, shoulder-padded blazers and the shrunken, “who on earth would wear that?” sweaters. With enough know-how, I’m confident that I may well come out with a rare find or at least raw materials that can be made into an exceptional piece. Read the full story

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Exposed | Artist examines the secrets of women

Exposed | Artist examines the secrets of women

By Albert Lanier
Northwest Asian Weekly

Editor’s note: Though Gazelle Samizay primarily works within her Afghan culture, many of her themes and elements of her life are universal. We know that many of our readers will find that much of her Afghan American experiences mirror their own Asian American experiences.

“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.” Read the full story

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Join the revolution

Join the revolution

Photos provided by Soy Clothing

By Caroline Li
Northwest Asian Weekly

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. Read the full story

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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

By Ryan Pangilinan
Northwest Asian Weekly

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

“I want to say that Seattle’s still lacking in the fashion industry,” said designer Karen Wu laughingly. But Wu intends to change the way that Seattle is looked at by the rest of the fashion industry. Read the full story

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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

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

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.

Thai Nguyen, 27, said it takes “blood and sweat.” Read the full story

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Not just for kicks

Not just for kicks

Two co-owners Chikara Sugiyama (left) and Adrien Lo proudly show off their merchandise.

By Jacklyn Tran
Northwest Asian Weekly

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. Read the full story

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INSIGHTFUL | Bharti Kirchner

INSIGHTFUL | Bharti Kirchner

“Vegetarian Burgers,” one of Bharti Kirchner’s cookbook, was published in 1996.
Photo by Rob Rose

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

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. Read the full story

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TOUGH | Shawn Wong

TOUGH | Shawn Wong

By Evangeline Cafe
Northwest Asian Weekly

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.”

The 1960s were a formative time for the second generation Chinese American. As an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, he joined the nation in trying to grasp the evolving notion of identity. Read the full story

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RESOLUTE | UW Press

RESOLUTE | UW Press

By Gerald Patriarca
Northwest Asian Weekly

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. Read the full story

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WINSOME | Lensey Namioka

WINSOME | Lensey Namioka

“The Valley of the Broken Cherry Trees” by Namioka was published in 2005.
“Half and Half” by Lensey Namioka was published in 2003.

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

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

But, it’s her unique storytelling that has a new generation of those ages 5 through 15 thinking she’s hip, not weird. They are the ones who selected her last book, “Mismatch,” for the 2008 International Reading Association Young Adults’ Choices list. Read the full story

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IMAGINATIVE | Philip Lee

IMAGINATIVE | Philip Lee

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

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. Read the full story

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CREATIVE | Aki Sogabe

CREATIVE | Aki Sogabe

By Yoon S. Park
Northwest Asian Weekly

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. Read the full story

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INDISPENSABLE | Gary Luke

INDISPENSABLE | Gary Luke

"Breaking Blue" by Timothy Egan is one of the multitude of books that Sasquatch Book has published.

By Evangeline Cafe
Northwest Asian Weekly

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. Read the full story

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DRIVEN | Peter Bacho

DRIVEN | Peter Bacho

A satire, "Nelson's Run" by Peter Bacho was published in 2002.

By Evangeline Cafe
Northwest Asian Weekly

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. Read the full story

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SHARP | Mayumi Tsutakawa

SHARP | Mayumi Tsutakawa

Mayumi Tsutakawa was one of the editors of "They Painted from Their Hearts: Pioneer Asian American Artists," published in 1995.

By Krista Thom
Northwest Asian Weekly

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. Read the full story

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