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DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! British Vogue Isn’t Racist, It Just Thinks We All Look Alike

June 17th, 2011 | 1 comment | Posted by Jen

In December, American Vogue decreed that Asian models are all the rage. Six months later, British Vogue is saying the same thing in its June 2011 issue with Alexa Chung on the cover. (See what they did there? Asians, Asians, everywhere!) This is great and all–that Asians have become the new It Bag–but in hailing the so-called “rise of the Asian model,” British Vogue incorrectly identified Liu Wen, first Asian model to walk in a Victoria’s Secret show and be a face for Estee Lauder, as her Chinese compatriot Du Juan, first Asian model to appear on the cover of French Vogue.

Jezebel pointed out that this case of Mistasian Identity was uncovered the same day that Continue reading DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! British Vogue Isn’t Racist, It Just Thinks We All Look Alike

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The 2008 Pirelli Ka-Calendar

December 3rd, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

On the heels of opening a $97-million plant in China’s Shandong Province Tuesday, and announcing that “China, for us, represents the future, a new world to explore,” Italian tiremaker Pirelli released the 35th edition of its exclusive calendar, “Pearls of the Orient” (sounds of gagging), shot entirely in Shanghai. Coinky-dink? Prolly not. It’s the first calendar of its kind shot in Asia by Patrick Demarchelier and features ubimodels Gemma Ward and Agyness Deyn in racial drag, Chinese models Du Juan and Mo Wandan–also, I suppose, in drag–and one of my favorite actresses, Maggie Cheung. All of them are wearing Dior Hot Cooter.

Too bad you can’t buy the calendar (it’s only given to celebutards and other very important people), cuz I’d love to give my parents something chic to hang in their kitchen (do your parents do this, too?). Alas, most of us will have to settle with feasting our eyes on this preview:


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Three Gorges

March 6th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Gorge. Gorge.

And Gorge.


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