By Assunta Ng The Democratic candidates said we were, at the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina. For the Asian Weekly, the answer is also yes. But the real question is, are we better off because of President Barack Obama?
During Lars Lee’s sophomore year at the University of Washington, the Chinese American student met classmate and future fashion business partner David Fung.
Try as he may, clothing designer Jason Wu can rarely be named without mention of the stunning one-shoulder, white silk chiffon dress worn by Michelle Obama at the inaugural ball. While Wu is grateful for the recognition, his designs in every show since the inaugural ball have been a deliberate departure from the notable dress.
After the WUC fashion show, I walked to Nordstrom to meet Jason Wu.
Who is Jason Wu, you ask?
Welcome to the special 13th edition of my pop culture column! After one year of covering Asian Americans in pop culture, I have witnessed a lot of ups and downs. It is on that note that I present my list of top celebrities and figures that reflected how far Asians have come in pop culture and the bottom five that were flat out embarrassing.
By Thi-Le Vo Northwest Asian Weekly What do Asian American and Asian designers Thakoon Panichgul, Jason Wu, and Junya Watanabe all have in common? Their creations have graced the frame of first lady Michelle Obama, who is now emerging as a fashion icon. When she wore a J. Crew “crystal constellation” cardigan, it sold out […]