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BABEWATCH: “Bruce Lee In Casual Wear” Action Figure

August 5th, 2011 | 3 comments | Posted by Jen

Y’all. I never knew an action figure could be sexy until I laid eyes on Hot Toys’–appropriate name–Bruce Lee in Casual Wear action figure. Bruce Lee’s always been a muthafucka with mad swag but this one you can actually touch. I mean, the shades, the lace-up shirt, those spectators, and a beach chair included? I don’t know if I want to lick him or bite his style. A little bit of both I guess.

Don’t get me wrong. I tried to lust after my brother’s Han Solo action figure back in the day, but they made him ugly back then. Plus my bro never let me near any of his collectibles. Now I know why!

Whether you want to lick him or be him, Bruce Lee in Casual Wear will set you back about $150. Whatevs.

[MWCTOYS.com: Bruce Lee in Casual Wear Review]

Thanks, Oliver!

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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Hello Kitty Turns 35

November 2nd, 2009 | 2 comments | Posted by Jen

hello kitty coin purseThe very first Hello Kitty merch, Coin Purse, 1974

Name: Hello Kitty (née Kitty White)

Born: November 1, 1974

Occupation: Icon

Known for: Presiding over a $5 billion dollar empire, pioneering kawaii style, having no mouth, that fucking red bow, serving as Japan’s tourism ambassador, being everyone’s favorite pussy–from children to club kids to celebrities to haters–and decorating everything from guns to bongs to maxi pads to vibrators.

What explains Hello Kitty’s enduring popularity?

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RIP Robert McNamara

July 6th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


We wish an eternal good night to Robert McNamara, who died in his sleep early this morning at the age of 93. There were many lessons learned from the former Secretary of Defense’s mistakes regarding US involvement in the Vietnam war, to be sure–but perhaps we gleaned more by appreciating his ability to look back and actually admit when and how he was wrong. We’re Asian for chrissake; we certainly know how difficult the latter can be.

[Washington Post: Robert McNamara, Architect of Vietnam War, Dies at 93]

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BABEWATCH: Yiying Lu

March 31st, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Name: Yiying Lu

Hails from: Sydney, Australia

Occupation: Artist and Graphic Designer

Why She’s a Babe: All you Twitter users are already familiar with Yiying’s iconic logo, the Fail Whale, an adorable creature buoyed by birds that pops up whenever Twitter gets overloaded with traffic, which is a lot, lately. What you may not know is that Yiying is as cute as her creation. Or that she doesn’t earn revenue from the perpetual use of her design, apart from the Fail Whale gift items available on Zazzle. Which seems kinda messed up–though legal–especially since Twitter is the fastest-growing social media platform in the sea. Just sayin’.

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The Abbey Dawn of a New Sartorial Age

September 15th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Avril Lavigne debuted her new fashion label, Abbey Dawn, in Tokyo this weekend, ripping off paying homage to every major rock and pop icon of the late 20th century. Everything from punk to pop and glam to grunge was sent down the runway in the singer’s first juniors’ collection for Kohl’s.

There was a nod to Sid Vicious:


And to early Madonna:


To Kurt Cobain:


And even to fictional and truly truly truly outrageous riot grrrl Jem:


Then there was this paean to, um, Avril herself:


Hmm. Did I say that she paid homage to “every major rock and pop icon of the late 20th century”? I guess what I meant was that Avril gave big-ups to “…many major rock and pop icons of the late 20th century, and one marginally-talented, tie-wearing random.”

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BIRTHDAY CELEBRASIAN!

August 21st, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Happy birthday to Connie Chung, who turned 62 on Wednesday. Her dragon lady eye-makeup and softball-style of journalism has made us squirm over the years, yet we can’t help but love her. For a long time, she seemed to be the only dignified Asian figure on television. She was not only drop-dead gorgeous, but she kicked ass in her profession, becoming the second woman to co-anchor the evening news (after Barbara Walters). Connie spawned a whole generasian of imitators, but she remains an untouchable icon (not to mention drop-dead gorgeous, decades younger-looking than 62, and chic as all get out). We also love that, despite her beauty and achievements, she still possesses some endearing, cuddly qualities, like converting to Judaism for hubby Maury Povich–which makes her Chewish–and poking fun at herself.

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RIP Yves Saint Laurent

June 2nd, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

The world bid adieu to fashion icon, feminist, pioneer, and artist Yves Saint Laurent, aged 71, this weekend. In light of the news, our day has surely lost a bit of its color–but Saint Laurent never feared change, and this is perhaps merely change, so we will follow suit.

Goodbye, beautiful, bold friend!

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