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Kogi BBQ and Setting Up Your Own Neighborhood Hawker Food Court

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Roy Choi, chef and owner of Chego restaurant and the Kogi Korean taco trucks in Los Angeles, Axel Koester / Redux

Before Kogi, most Los Angeles residents only had only glimpsed food trucks from afar, sitting in a parking lot or next to a construction site. 

This was in The Daily Beast about Roy Choi, the 41-year-old founder of Kogi BBQ food trucks. Now Choi, a 2010 Food & Wine Magazine Best New Chef recipient, has started his fifth food venture called Sunny Spot,  Choi’s take on a Caribbean roadside cookshop.

For the full article, click here.

Choi’s success begs several questions:

1) Where is my Kogi BBQ in Boston?!

2) Indeed, why not more major cities?

3) If he can do it, why can’t YOU? Food trucks can go upscale? Oh yeah! Choi laid the groundwork, now it’s up to you!

4) Is this how social media can spawn new food concepts?

 “It challenged a lot of people’s barriers and definitions of what is clean, what is dirty, what is right, what is wrong, without knowing it,” says Choi. “Before Kogi came out, we called them roach coaches. We called the stuff outside of clubs dirty dogs, danger dogs, death dogs. It’s that Western privileged mind-set: That’s dirty, that’s f—ing underground, that’s ghetto…We took away that ridiculous, passed-on, generational, privileged stereotype towards food that Latinos have been eating for a long time, or street food in general…We’ve stopped downgrading a certain segment of society. That’s pretty cool.” from The Daily Beast

and here’s his concept (that’s where YOU come in!):

The recognition from Food & Wine, the first time the magazine awarded Best New Chef to a food truck, helped legitimize the trend, and, Choi believes, street food is what can save our cities.

“We can take empty gas stations and empty parking lots, we can take under performing centers, we can turn those into little hawker centers like they have in Singapore,” he says. “Then we can encourage small business to come in and make a delicious dish with one thing, like this Cuban sandwich you’re eating. Just make one thing and then just transform our city into a city that’s filled with just small vendors serving the most delicious thing that they can.” from The Daily Beast

p.s. Please start one in Boston!

p.p.s. Thank you to Nathalie for sending this link my way!

p.p.p.s. Here are three recipes by Roy Choi by way of Food and Wine Magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Asian American Women and Breast Cancer: PLEASE Help Spread the Word About Importance of Screening!

I met Chien-Chi Huang through social media and she reached out to me about Asian women and the Breast Cancer Project. My mother is a breast cancer survivor, so I wanted to post her story in the hope that it raises awareness and helps to prevent it through screening.

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My name is Chien-Chi Huang and I was diagnosed with breast cancer just few months after I turned 40. I was shocked when given the bad news because I thought only white women or old women could get breast cancer. I was even more surprised to learn that many Asian American women I knew had breast cancer, but nobody talked about it.

In fact, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Asian American women and the leading cancer cause among Chinese, Filipino, Japanese and Korean women. Yet when compared to other racial groups, Asian American women have the lowest screening service utilization rate. Language and cultural barriers often prevent people from seeking proper, timely treatment and support, which have a great impact on the survival outcomes.

Many still suffer in silent, feeling isolated and stigmatized.

Cancer is a subject no one wants to talk about, and it is especially hard for Asian Americans to come forward and speak about it. Therefore, it is even more important for people to see others who beat the disease and hear about the resources available in the community.

I am very grateful as I have the second chance to live a productive life. I believe we could save lives by recruiting and retaining Asian American women for early detection services. As a prevention health worker, I understand that personal stories can be a powerful tool to change people’s perception, attitude and behaviors. My ultimate goal is to empower others to dispel myth, reduce disparities and bring hope to fellow Asian American women by sharing their cancer experience and breast health related information.* With the support from the

Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® and the Saffron Circle, I will work with health facilities and community based organizations to conduct culturally appropriate educational workshops in the Asian American communities. The project is also funded in part by a matching grant from Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.

To realize this vision, I need your help to recruit and encourage Asian American women to get involved in the Asian Breast Cancer project’s free workshops.

For the sake of our mothers, daughters and dear friends: please forward this to whoever might be interested in taking part of this effort to raise breast health awareness in the Asian American communities!

I hope you will consider donating your time, talents and resources by contacting me at: abcH2H@gmail.com or (617) 870-4056. Thanks for your attention and I look forward to hearing from you.

* This goal is inspired by the Asian & Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network’s mission to minimize the burden of cancer and improve the quality of life of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders by dispelling myths, reducing disparities and providing hope.

 

Dear Friends and Families,

Six years ago this time, I just finished my chemo and about to have a mastectomy. My life turned upside down and yet I learned so much about myself and the people around me: I learned that one cannot go on without the
support of her family and friends no matter how strong she thinks she is!

I wish to thank you all for helping me during my road to recovery and I hope I can be helpful to the others just like you did for me.

This year I am organizing a team to participate at the Komen Race on Sunday, 10/30 and I hope to raise additional $1,000 in the next 3 days – would you please make a contribution and help promote our cause via your network (please see attached for some info regarding the Asian Breast Cancer Project and a factsheet)?

Here’s the link to my teampage:

http://www.komenmassrace.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=476445&
lis=1&kntae476445=7F9C52D098714C54AFE5997ADC3D73B2&supId=333371428

 

Facts Asian & Pacific Islander American Women Need to Know About Their Risk

  • Cancer is the leading cause of death of Asian & Pacific Islander (A&PI) women in the United States, with breast cancer as the most common.
  • Cancer deaths are increasing faster among A&PI Americans than any other U.S. ethnic or racial group.
  • U.S. A&PI rates of invasive breast cancer have increased approximately 1.2 % every year between 1988 and 2005, and have yet to decline.
  • Although breast mortality rates have declined among every other U.S. racial groups, they have increased among A&PI women.
  • Among A&PI women, compared to others, breast cancer has been found to show a relatively younger median age at diagnosis and early tumor onset.
  • Breast cancer rates among U.S. A&PI women are 60% higher than those found in the same women’s A&PI home countries.
  • Immigrant A&PI women who have been living in the United States for 10 years have an 80% higher risk of developing breast cancer than their newly-arrived A&PI immigrant counterparts.
  • Despite the misconception that A&PI women don’t get breast cancer, the incidence rate of breast cancer among South Asian women living in the United States—along with 3rd and 4th generation Japanese and Chinese American women—reaches that of U.S. white women.
  • A&PI American women have very low rates of breast cancer screening, which increases their chances of later stage disease presentation. Multiple studies consistently show that A&PI women over 40 obtain regular mammograms at the lowest rate of any U.S. racial/ethnic group—rates are even lower for low income and recent immigrant women.
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Chung To: From Investment Banker to AIDS Activist in China

Chi Heng Foundation China's Blood Orphans Chung To founder JadeLuckClub Jade Luck ClubMy husband pointed this article out in my alumni magazine. Ex-investment banker Chung To quietly goes about his work in China helping “blood orphans,” thousands of children born of Chinese farmers infected with by HIV-tainted blood products spread largely through roving blood dealers.  He started and runs Chi Heng, the longest running private program for  educating AIDs orphans in China. I wanted to highlight him as a really great role model; someone who is truly making a difference.

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The full article is here.  One Less Investment Banker: Chung To Quit Wal Street to Sponsor Schooling for China’s Blood Orphans

To learn more about the Chi Heng Foundation, please go here.

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This beautiful bag – made from 100% cotton – was manufactured by women impacted by HIV in rural China . By purchasing this bag, you are giving these women an income, supporting the education of their children, and empowering communities stricken by HIV/AIDS and poverty.

The drawing, done by three children during Chi Heng Foundation’s Art Therapy Program, illustrated their aspirations —-“I will grow up happily and filled with life, just like this tree.”

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More on Failure: Why Failure is the Secret to Your Success from bNet

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Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. 
Winston Churchill

I found this on bNet: Why Failure is the Secret of Your Success by Suzanne Lucas. The idea of failure as a sure path to success is not what a Tiger Mom believes in and that is precisely what I like about it. Think about the old Soviet Union. Do you remember that the old state run factories were never allowed to go into bankruptcy even when they were failing? Like a circle in hell, the factories were forced to stay open, doing the same doomed operations over and over. Contract that with Apple computer. Without the Lisa, there would never have been the Macintosh computer (or iPod or iPad). Learning from your mistakes is a sure path to success and this article addresses kids these days who are never allowed to make mistakes. And that’s the biggest mistake you can make as a parent!.

p.s. If you like this post, you might like Embracing Failure: It’s the New Success.

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. 
Bill Cosby

The full article is here.

Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts. 
John Wooden

The key points:

  • What does it take to succeed? Apparently a whole lot of failure.
  • Dominic Randolph, who leads an expensive, top ranked private school in New York City, is concerned about students that have known nothing but success. These kids don’t know how to fail because they’ve never done it. Therefore, when things get outside their comfort zone, or they first encounter people more capable than they are, they have no skills for dealing with it. We talk a lot about hard work, but school grading generally ends up being based on how well you did on the test, not about how much effort it took to get there or how persistent someone was.
  • As Levin watched the progress of those KIPP (a network of charter schools) alumni, he noticed something curious: the students who persisted in college were not necessarily the ones who had excelled academically at KIPP; they were the ones with exceptional character strengths, like optimism and persistence and social intelligence. They were the ones who were able to recover from a bad grade and resolve to do better next time; to bounce back from a fight with their parents; to resist the urge to go out to the movies and stay home and study instead; to persuade professors to give them extra help after class.
  • The ability to bounce back from failure is a key point. But, what if you’ve never failed? What if your parents fix every problem you ever have? What if you never gain this valuable skills? Then you’re far less likely to have true success.  If you’ve never had to try again and again, are you going to assume that the problem is unsolvable if you fail the first time?

 Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street. 
Zig Ziglar

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Henry Ford

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Surrogacy in India, A Story of An American Couple in Search of a Baby

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Made in India is a documentary film that looks at the  complex journey of international surrogacy. Is this the next frontier of off-shore outsourcing?

Made in India,” the story of an infertile American couple, an Indian surrogate and the reproductive outsourcing business that brings them together, is a documentary featured in PBS NEWSHOUR’s ongoing series looking at international issues through the lens of documentary film makers.

Reproductive outsourcing; what do you think about this? What if you can’t afford $25-30k just to pay the surrogate mother (not the mention other costs)? Is this baby buying or surrogacy? What do you think of this form of Medical Tourism?

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How to Get Into an Ivy League College: Many a Truth Has Been Said in Jest (Humor)

Ivy Gate How to Get Into an Ivy League College Humor JadeLuckClub Jade Luck Club This is a funny post from Ivy Gate Blog, How To Get Into An Ivy League School: A Step-by-Step Guide Featuring Testimony From a Real, Live Silver-Spoon Legacy and a Racial Minority! by Maureen O’Connor, but many a truth has been said in jest.

Namely:

3. Exploit your minority status, hide your white background, avoid being Asian.Espenshade and Chung estimate a 230-point boost for African-Americans, 185 points for Hispanics, a 50-point deducation for Asian-Americans, and nothing for Whitey. Currently, the Common App allows students to self-identify multiple races or none at all; thus, the following guidelines:
  • i. Non-Asian Minorities: List your race in the section provided for it and devote at least one essay to race-related “grappling.” If possible, join an organization (preferrably a charitable one!) that focuses on your ethnic background and/or related backgrounds: Not only does this allow you to bring up your race more than once, it’ll help with all that grappling! Since you’re an Ivy-aspiring young’un, you should already be introspective and caring enough to do these things on your own. But if you’re among the dispassionately aggressive multitude that manages to take every Ivy League class by storm, you’ll be wise enough to fake it.
  • ii. White folk: You have two options. The first option is to be honest, check off the “White/Caucasian” bubble, and move on. The second option might make you go to hell, but if you want to go to Harvard, you’re probably into fiery torture, anyway. So: Fudge the truth. This could mean checking off the “Other” bubble. (Race is a social construct! We’re all “out of Africa,” anyway!) Alternately, you could take advantage of that one great-great-grandmother who might have been part Iroquois because she had the most gorgeouscheekbones. We spoke to a white, US-born child of Apartheid-era South Africans who identified himself as “African-American” on his application. No word on whether it ever came up. Of course, we’ll never know if it mattered, or if he got in on merit.
  • iii. Asians: You’re screwed. It’s not the negative-50 SAT points that will get you, it’s the nebulous world of underhanded anti-Asian discrimination that upper education can’t quite shake, of late. Part I of our guide saw an admissions officer snorting at “another Asian math genius with no personality.” This time, let’s try the account of a Yale student from the West Coast:
My interviewer complimented me as a breath of fresh air because he sees a lot of really smart Asian fellows come in with absolutely no personality, who just do well in school, and he laments that they don’t seem to have lives outside of school, making for really boring interviews. The funny thing is that I was pretty much exactly that throughout high school (except of Mexican heritage), but he just happened to catch all the wrong, “not-an-academic-recluse” signals from me.

While interviews are generally irrelevant (see #4) the sentiment is startlingly pervasive. Asians who want to beat the odds can decline to name their race, but it’s not like they won’t notice if your name is, say, Jian Li. If you feel like going to hell, try the fudging techniques listed in section ii. (As a mixed-Asian girl with a white name, I should probably note that race denial can turn its subjects into depressed, addled un-people and probably isn’t worth it. Then again, the sandblast of time may have dulled my memory of how it feels to be a desperately ambitious, upwardly-mobile eighteen-year-old, so my risk/reward calculus could be off.)

The entire post is here. All posts on Why You Shouldn’t Identify as Asian When Applying to College are here.

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Why Asian Americans Are Coached to Achieve but NOT Suceed? The New Role Model: Jim Young Kim, President of Dartmouth College.

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There are stereotypes of Asians that wouldn’t exist if there wasn’t a grain (or more) of truth to them:

  • “Driving while Asian” i.e. bad drivers
  • Students of EITHER classical violin or piano
  • Math genius
  • Music prodigy
  • Glasses wearing dork
  • Nerd
  • Hopelessly uncoordinated and bad at sports
  • Risk adverse
  • Boring
  • Bad dresser

This is not to say that there aren’t another ten positive stereotypes too.

  • Non confrontational
  • Hard working
  • Studious
  • Rule follower
  • Quiet
  • Obedient
  • Respectful of elders
  • Respectful of authority figures
  • Hands on parents
  • Tech savvy

Ok, this is not you or I and certainly we know lots of Asian Americans that don’t fit this. Actually, is this true ’cause I am just now thinking of my friends and most played violin?… Except for my college roommate that played piano. Uh, yes it was classical piano not jazz, folk or rock and, yes, she was quite good.

Here’s a funny question: Do you know any Asian American kids studying classical piano or violin who are really terrible musicians? Mediocre even?

Strange, because for all the practicing, I don’t think the parents want their child to be a professional musician. It’s just to get into a good college, right?

I guess my point is that are we Asian parents promoting these stereotypes and if so, to what end? Are we raising leaders? Are we raising our children to succeed or just get into a top Ivy League college and expect that, if it happens, to carry them through? The old stereotype model just isn’t working anymore, either to get into a top college or to break a glass ceiling (in my humble opinion).

I wonder why there isn’t equal emphasis on driving compentently. Seriously, bad driving can be fatal and it’s a useful life skill. Why don’t Asian parents enroll their children in race car driving not to qualify for the Indy 500 but just to avoid accidents. Why is that so different from practicing piano and violin just for the resume? Frankly a race car straight A AP laden high scoring Ivy League applicant is different from snoozefest classical stereotype.

 

Who is the new Asian role model for modeling your children after? Many would say it’s Dartmouth President Jim Young Kim. If so, I think this would be the right model to be shooting for. Who is he?

“Dr. Kim immigrated with his family to the United States at the age of five and grew up in Muscatine, Iowa. He attended Muscatine High School, where he was valedictorian and president of his class and played quarterback for the high school football team.” Wikipedia

“Dr. Kim trained as both a physician and anthropologist, receiving his M.D. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Brown University in 1982. A former senior official at the World Health Organization and co-founder of Partners In Health, he is internationally acknowledged for his leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and other diseases.

Dr. Kim received a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship in 2003 and was named one of America’s 25 ”Best Leaders” by U.S. News & World Report in 2005. In 2006, he was selected as one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.” In a profile for TIME, Tracy Kidder, who described Kim’s work in the book Mountains Beyond Mountains, wrote, “One of his students told me that Kim was his most inspirational instructor; he made you believe you could change the world. I have no idea what he’ll do next. But looking forward to it gives me hope.'” Dartmouth News

Note that there is no mention of any classical instrument competency. He’s a doctor, yes, but he also studied Anthropology and applied both to developing countries. He’s well spoken and as for his driving ability, I don’t actually know, but as a quarterback he must have decent reflexes and eye-hand coordination!

 

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Top 25: Universities That Contribute to General Good of Society

UCSB Top 25 Universities that contribute to general good of society JadeLuckClubMy sister and brother-in-law both sent me this article. They both attended U.C. Santa Barbara but my brother-in-law transferred to U.C.L.A. My husband also went to U.C.L.A. (also as a transfer student), I went there for business school and my father went there for his Ph.D. And that, folks, is why there is a dig at arch-rival U.S.C. which ranked 50!

Washington Monthly  rates schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country). Higher education, after all, isn’t just important for undergraduates. We all benefit when colleges produce groundbreaking research that drives economic growth, when they offer students from low-income families the path to a better life, and when they shape the character of future leaders.

And we all pay for it, through hundreds of billions of dollars in public subsidies. Everyone has a stake in how that money is spent. That’s why one-third of each college’s score on our rankings is based on social mobility: How committed are they to enrolling low-income students and helping them earn degrees?

Our second category looks at research production and success at sending undergraduates on to PhDs.

Finally, we give great weight to service. It’s not enough to help students look out for themselves. The best colleges encourage students to give something back.

Here’s a list of the top 25.

1 University of California–San Diego 100
2 University of California–Los Angeles 99
3 University of California–Berkeley 98
4 Stanford University 93
5 University of California–Riverside 85
6 Harvard University 83
7 Case Western Reserve University 83
8 University of California–Davis 81
9 Jackson State University (MS) 78
10 University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 77
11 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 76
12 University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill 76
13 University of California–Santa Barbara 76
14 Syracuse University 74
15 Texas A&M University–College Station 74
16 University of Notre Dame 74
17 Cornell University 74
18 South Carolina State University 68
19 University of Texas–Austin 68
20 Johns Hopkins University 67
21 University of Pennsylvania 66
22 Rice University (TX) 66
23 University of Washington 66
24 College of William and Mary (VA)* 65
25 University of Chicago 65

 

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Top 10: Best Asian American Fashion Designers. Who Will be Next? UPDATED

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The newest Asian American Fashion Wunderkind is Joseph Altazarra. His ethnicity is a bit under the radar but he’s half French-Basque (father) and half Chinese American (mother). It’s a good looking combination! He studied art history at Swarthmore College then interned for Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler and Givenchy despite not having a formal fashion education. It helps that he runs with NYC It Girls like his cousin and model Lily Kwong, “Lauren Santo Domingo, the Vogue editor, and Vanessa Traina, who walked in his spring show.” NY Times Blog

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His clothes are known for Body-Con chic with an edgy twist.

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The first eight designers are from the U.S. Embassy site and I added two more favorites. Thank you to my friend Ginny for sending me this link!

“Asian-American designers are a major force in the global fashion industry, as the New York Times recently noted. In this group are Vera Wang, Anna Sui and other established figures, plus relative newcomers such as Jason Wu and Thakoon Panichgul (both of whom are favorites of U.S. first lady Michelle Obama). Each designer has a distinctive aesthetic, reflecting the deep Asian-American talent pool in fashion and other fields. Here, models show off evening wear by Monique Lhuillier, a Filippina-turned-Californian.”

Asian American designers are rocking it. Who will be the next Big Thing? Can you suggest some under-the-radar Asian designers? Let’s discover them together!

 

1. Thakoon Panichgul

Known for gorgeous prints and COLOR, Thakoon is a line that says “happy!”

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2. Monique Lhuillier

Her gowns grace red carpets and A Listers and her bridal collection is sought after by socialites.

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3. Jason Wu

Dressing Michelle Obama put him firmly on the fashion map, but his flowy, feminine and flattering creations are what makes his line go supernova. His studded-on-the-bottom handbags are also the newest It Bag.

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4. Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang is Downtown NY cool. I love his looks but I am not cool enough to pull them off. Working on it!

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5. Anna Sui

With a funky boho vibe, Anna Sui is pure fun. I bought a dress from her capsule Target collection that gets a lot of compliments. No one can believe I bought it for $4o! Her own line is even nicer.

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6. Phillip Lim

He started his own company at only age 31 (hence the 3.1) and he’s a runaway wunderkind commercial success. He hits all the right notes, season after season.

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7. Vera Wang

Her dad is a gazillionaire industrialist and her mom is a Tiger Mom. Known for her prodigious work ethic, Vera Wang is a runway and “for the masses” big-time success. Her Tiger Mom should be proud!

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8. Derek Lam

To me, he’s the Asian Michael Kors known for lux casual. I can’t afford him but I have been coveting his clothes for more than a decade.

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9. Prabal Gurung

He strikes the right balance of flouncy and tailored. If you can’t afford him, he did a nice capsule collection for J. Crew. There is still a little bit left.

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10. Doo Ri

She understands drape more than any other designer, except, maybe for Donna Karan who famously failed that class in design school. Her clothes are lux, louche and gorgeous. I want!

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Honorable Mention

Vivienne Tam

She creates very wearable clothes for real women, particularly those in the workforce.

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Peter Som

 

Peter Som describes his aesthetic as one of “effortless elegance and refined sexiness”, and aspires to provide a fresh perspective to modern American fashion.

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Asian High School & College Students: Be Featured in Article!

JadeLuckClub Be Heard Asian Students Denied Admission to Elite Private CollegesI’m Jesse Washington, an AP journalist who covers race and ethnicity. I’m looking to speak with Asian high school and college students about whether they identify themselves as “Asian” on their college applications. Asian students are often denied admission to competitive schools despite grades and test scores superior to non-Asian applicants. Was/is this an option for you? Anonymity may be granted for some interviews. You can find me at jwashington@ap.orgwww.jessewashington.com, or www.twitter.com/jessewashington.

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