Instead of crunching numbers, Nguyen spends his days creating couture at Thai Nguyen Couture in Orange County. From evening gowns and bridal gowns to ready-to-wear lines, he immerses himself in each step of the process.
First lady Michelle Obama chose to wear a gleaming silver-sequined, cream-colored gown last Tuesday night to the first state dinner held by her husband’s administration. She was tending to her hostess duties in a strapless silhouette with the beads forming an abstract floral pattern that was custom-made by Naeem Khan. She wore a matching wrap, a stack of bangle bracelets on her wrist, and dangling earrings.
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Fashion designer Malia Peoples models her own Japanese-inspired design, a fuzzy cat-ears hat. Peoples admits that Japanese fashion can oftentimes be quirky. Photo provided by Malia Peoples Co-owner Jay Doughten stands in his boutique, Atsui Tokyo, a clothing store on Madison Street that specializes in bring high quality Japanese fashion to Seattle. Atsui Tokyo photos […]
Model photo: Alfred Lape wears his own designs. (Photos provided by Alfred Lape and lavshlv.com) By Jacklyn Tran NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY As Alfred Lape strolled the walkways of UW as a student, it wasn’t the department he was headed toward that indicated his passion in life. It was what he did while walking between classes […]
By Peter Jo NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Americans spend millions of dollars on skin care products each year in the hope of recapturing a youthful luster. A 30-day supply of skin products can range from $20 to $250, depending on the product. While lotions, creams, toners, or light treatments may have some effect in improving appearance, […]
By Ryan Pangilinan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Whether it’s a carefully disheveled thick mane or a sleeker, longer style, Asian hair has evolved into a unique cultural force. Across the United States — and definitely here in Seattle — many salons have specialized in styling Asian hair and providing cuts that are native to trends in […]
Growing up in the Philippines, Designer Kiko Rodriguez never thought he’d be making wedding gowns in America. However, he is currently living out his dream. (Photos provided by Kiko Rodriguez) By Vivian Nguyen NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY He designs his white dresses so they symbolize destiny and fate, but the way Kiko Rodriguez fell into the […]
By Yoon S. Park NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When one thinks of fashion, cities such as Milan, Paris, London, Tokyo, and New York immediately come to mind. Where does Seattle fit into that mix? According to local boutique owner Michelle Kim, Seattle fashion is — in a word — safe. It’s safe both in style and […]
By Ryan Pangilinan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Flipping through fashion magazines, it’s apparent that male Asian American models aren’t very prevalent. There are the typical stereotypes that ac-company the stigma of being a male model — a thin, muscular body and usually, white skin. When there are ethnic models, they are usually Black. This uneven balance […]