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Why we approve of YouTube darling Lydia Jo:
- Though she’s got about a jillion videos of her singing on the Internets, she’s smart enough to set her social networking profiles to private and keep her junk to herself (Good girl!).
- When covering Mariah Carey songs, she knows to stick to the awesome 90′s stuff, not the creepy, Charmbracelet-era crapola:
- With her cute hair flip, baby cheeks, and funky earrings, she kinda vibes like a modern Claudia Kishi.
- She plays piano real nice.
- She loves family. Try to resist this performance with sis and bro. TRY TO RESIST! (Also, props for roping in siblings… no easy task):
- She is a very talented singer.
We basically love everything about the Hong Kong-born, California-raised Jane Lui. There’s that sweet, naturally pretty face of hers, coupled with her skinny frame and goofy-adorable aesthetic. And there’s her very familiar immigrant story and too-cute happy energy. But above all things, we love the strong, smoky, sensual voice that emanates from somewhere within the tiny person: a power tool that comes unexpectedly from its host.
Since discovering Lui’s greatness, we’ ve combed through her official site, stalked her on MySpace and Facebook, followed her on Twitter, and subscribed to her YouTube channel–uh, call us superfans (or creeps). What we really can’t seem to get enough of, though, is this collaboration with YouTube star SingingDork888, a cover of The Turtles’ classic “Happy Together” that gives us all kind of sweetheart tingles:
It makes us sigh, like black-and-white pictures of our parents when they were skinny, young, and smiling.
SoCal residents, catch some live Jane Lui action with DISGRASIAN favorites Kina Grannis and David Choi this month (May 14th at 6pm) at the UC Riverside campus Bell Tower. We’re gonna try and be cool in the back, but it’ll be hard.
May 30, 2008 should be remembered, not only as the release date of the longest “Sex and The City” episode yet, but as the day the dreamy collaborasian between designer Alexander Wang and Japanese retailer Uniqlo became fashion reality.
The proposition came from Uniqlo, as much a surprise as a delight.
“I replied like, ‘Yeaaaaah’ and ran screaming to my brother and sister who I work with, just so excited.”
Fans and followers flocked to Uniqlo’s SoHo flagship to line up as early as 8 AM for an 11 AM opening. Meanwhile, Wang marveled as friends and family snatched up the adorable, reasonably priced dresses.
“It’s amazing, that’s just like wow, we didn’t announce it!” he said. “I mean, there were blogs and online things, but that people actually followed it means so much to me that people love the clothes so much they came here early.”
So modest, and so talented, that Alexander. So when will Uniqlo answer my fashion prayers and open a store in Chicago? Or start selling their lovely wares on-line?
Electropop world superstar Kylie Minogue just finished recording a duet track, “In My Arms,” with super-popular Taiwanese Mandapop singer Jolin Tsai, for Minogue’s forthcoming record, X.
Looks like a little On the Boba shaming wasn’t enough to dissuade Miss Kylie from her commitment to Asiaphilia. Perhaps her aims are true? If so, we await the release of X with basian breath.
Korean music mogul J.Y. Park threw a party Wednesday to celebrate the opening of JYP Entertainment’s U.S. headquarters in New York City. Park, who launched Rain’s career and has produced for Mase, Outkast, and Will Smith, is collaborating with Dirty South Crunk Master Lil Jon on the debut album of 15 year-old Korean singer Min.
“Min’s style mixed with Lil Jon’s grimy beats is gonna be hot,” Mr. Park told New York Business.
Dirty South Korea! Korunk Juice! Throw It Up, ROK!
Here’s a picture of Park and Lil Jon from the party:
Lil Jon: YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAH!
JY: Min is going to be bigger than Britney. Bigger than Xtina.
Lil Jon: WHHHHHHHHHHHAT?!? WHHHHHHHHAT?!?
JY: Bigger than Rihanna.
Lil Jon: YEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAH!
JY: We’re taking over the music business, man.
Lil Jon: FUCK Y’ALLLLLL! YES Y’ALLLLLLL! YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHH!
The Fashism Industry is abuzz with excitement for this exciting “new” collaborasian: Yohji Yamamoto’s cerebral design and the Dr. Martens boot.
“Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto, known for his love of black and detachment from contemporary trends, is collaborating with the every-rebel shoemaker for his fall collection. Yamamoto left the standard translucent rubber sole, yellow stitching and heel loop untouched but added such features as an inside zipper, a pointed toe, a “YY” logo and buckled straps. Both men’s and women’s boots will be available in July at Barneys in Beverly Hills for $490 to $1,250.“
So… I can look like exactly like I did in ’92 with my bad haircut, thermal leggings, and “Nine Inch Nails” scribbled across my hand (minus the “bad,” the “thermal” and the scribble)–for about a grand. Oh, and ZzzzZZZzZzZZZzzzzzZzzzzz…
Yohji, you’ve done this shoe-rape before. Quit it! It’s embarrassing.