The newest trend on the beaches of China is the "face-kini," a mask that covers the entire face, save the eyes, nose, and mouth. It's a not-so-attractive accessory that screams a message louder than a simple fashion faux-pas: Asian people hate dark skin. From ubiquitous caps to umbrellas on sunny days, we are taught to avoid the sun at a young age. Fair skin equates to … [Read more...] about Facekini & Asian Aversion to Tan Skin: a Precursor to Racism?
“Today is a remarkable day. Today, we come together, as a global community, across continents, faiths and cultures, to renew our commitment to ending the AIDS pandemic – once and for all,” said Obama at a World AIDS Day event at George Washington University. Today marks the 33rd World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day isn't just about the 1.2 million Americans infected with this virus … [Read more...] about World AIDS Day: A Day of Education and Creativity
I'm nothing of a fashionista, and this is not a fashion blog. On most days, I go around looking like I've just emerged from a four-hour proctored exam, or a swamp. My mother is constantly threatening to nominate me for that slightly obnoxious wardrobe fix-up show What Not to Wear, and my hair is in a perpetual state of messy. Despite my lack of personal style though, I think … [Read more...] about Fashion Icon: Melanie Huynh, formerly of Vogue Paris
A young fashion designer in Vietnam by the name of Huy Vo released his latest creation today: a diamond and ruby encrusted satin wedding gown. This gown has already begun to catch the eyes of wedding fashion experts across the web, as seen on countless Twitter and blog posts. Compared to significantly more expensive designer wedding gowns like the $1.5 million Swarovski crystal … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Fashion Design Makes Headlines with $117,000 Dress