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My Spirit Animal Shows Up At NYFW: Designer Alexander Wang’s Niece, Aila

September 14th, 2012 | 5 comments | Posted by Jen

I generally do not like excessively well-dressed children. Clarification: I generally do not like the parents of excessively well-dressed children, specifically their inability to keep their desperate aspirational spooge from spilling over onto their offspring in such an obvious way.

Don’t get me wrong. I like excessively well-dressed people. Grown-ups who have had a say in the matter of what they’re wearing (and have actually paid for what they’re wearing, too). And I do like cute kids’ clothes, I really do, and I don’t think a kid has to dress like Sesame Street just vomited on them, but when the way a child dresses starts to veer into “chic” or “cool” or what fashion people call “style,” I’m out. (Same goes for rock t-shirts on babies. Stop it with the Metallica and Beastie Boys and David Bowie shirts, all of you.)

So imagine my surprise when I saw pictures of designer Alexander Wang’s niece, Aila Wang, at this year’s New York Fashion Week, and found myself wondering if this 4 year-old wasn’t some kind of sartorial chosen one? Or, at the very least, my spirit animal:

Maybe it’s because she’s Asian and a total muffin, regardless of what she’s wearing. Maybe it’s because I want her entire outfit head-to-toe (Nike Free Runs with a python dress designed by her uncle?! Genius.) I don’t know. I’m so confused right now.

[via Buzzfeed]

[ElleUK.com: Was Liberty Ross or little Aila Wang the woman of the Alexander Wang show?]

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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

February 9th, 2011 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

Nary Manivong was abandoned by his parents at the age of 14, leaving him and his siblings homeless. Today he’s a fashion designer showing a collection designed with Ally “Yes, My Dad Is Tommy” Hilfiger for Fashion Week, and the subject of the documentary, Dressed, now playing in New York City. [HuffPo]

The new It Bag? A murse! Luxury handbags from fashion houses such as Gucci, Burberry, and  Louis Vuitton are de rigueur status symbols for today’s affluent Chinese man. [LAT]

Jared Eng, creator of the popular gossip blogs Just Jared and Just Jared, Jr., shows that being a nice guy and a celebrity gossip blogger are not mutually exclusive. [NYT]

When Mark Zuckerberg unfriends you, he doesn’t fuck around: The Facebook founder has taken out a restraining order against Pradeep Manukonda, who’s stalked Zuckerberg at the Facebook offices and once at his home. [Gawker]

Italian fashion label Prada is planning to go public on the Hong Kong exchange. Their stock certificates are probably going to be gorge. [NYM]

Los Angeles-based musician Daniel Ho has two albums nominated for this year’s Grammy award for Hawaiian music. This is raising questions of authenticity among native Hawaiian musicians who’ve been overlooked in this category. [NYT]

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Intern Jasmine’s Links of the Daysian

September 15th, 2010 | 1 comment | Posted by jasmine

This commercial for Nissan’s electric car (and former BABEWATCH), the LEAF, is strange and affecting. Effective. [HuffPo]

Cathy Horyn of The New York Times wrote that designer Alexander Wang “is not a great designer” when reviewing his spring/summer 2011 collection. That is so wrong!  [NYT]

Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of New York has been hearing reports of the queer API community being kept out of certain clubs in New York City. If this bullshit has happened to you, report it to GAPIMNY online. [GAPIMNY]

Party people! Hyphen Magazine‘s release party for issue #21, The New Legacy issue, is this Friday night at Mighty in San Francisco. [Hyphen]

Asian-American students continue to outperform other SAT test takers, the only group to see gains in scores since last year. So does the A in “SAT” stand for “Amazian”? [WSJ]

Thanks, Jason!

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