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BABEWATCH: Designer Prabal Gurung

May 11th, 2010 | 5 comments | Posted by Jen

Name: Prabal Gurung

Hails from: Kathmandu, Nepal

Resides in: The East Village, NYC

Occupation: Fashion Designer

Why He’s a Babe: Nepalese women’s designer Prabal Gurung (pronounced “Prah-bull Grr-rung”) makes beautiful dresses for a living. And despite having only launched his eponymous line in 2009, he’s already becoming a household name, due in large part to several recent public appearances by Michelle Obama rocking his handiwork. What we love about Prabal is how he talks about The Woman He Designs For, whom he describes as someone who “dresses for herself” (check!), who’s “aware of the world around her” (we hope!), and who’s never vulgar (er, two out of three ain’t bad?). We also love the way he talks, in the most buttery of accents that’s a melange of all the places the designer’s ever lived: New York, Melbourne, London, New Delhi, Kathmandu, and Singapore. Which is fitting for someone who’s quickly developing a far-reaching influence. After a recent trip home to Nepal, Gurung began to understand the global impact of dressing someone like FLOTUS:

You know, to me, it’s just a dress, but when I went home I realized it was so much bigger than that. Being stopped on the street by people thanking me for being a positive representative of Nepal–it was overwhelming.

Just a dress? We think not

[photo via Just Jared]

[Prabal Gurung official website]
[HuffPo: Prabal Gurung On Dressing Michelle Obama: To Me It's Just A Dress, But People Thanked Me On The Street]

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Voter Registrasian

September 24th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

The hilarioso fellows at Reno 911 have partnered up with the rocking people of to create a cache of tongue-in-cheek PSAs–challenging demographic groups notorious for low voter turnout (i.e. young people, Asian-Americans) NOT to vote.

You hate girls in bikinis in videos! You think girls in bikinis are DISGRASIAN!

Not always, my friends. Not voting is a true disgrace. I believe this girl in a bikini actually votes –she can stay.

See all of the videos here. And if you haven’t registered to vote, redeem yourself by registering now.


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Korunk Juice

June 21st, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

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.

Back da fuck up, bitches.

“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:

JY: I’m so stoked for this collaborasian, Lil Jon.


JY: Min is going to be bigger than Britney. Bigger than Xtina.


JY: Bigger than Rihanna.


JY: We’re taking over the music business, man.



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