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01 Aug 2018

Anna Wintour to Stay at Vogue ‘Indefinitely’

Looks like we can finally put to bed the rumors of Anna Wintour leaving ‘Vogue!’ That’s great for us because honestly, did anyone actually want her to leave? As these rumors have been popping up, I imagine that exact same scene that occurred in “The Devil Wears Prada” where Meryl Streep tells Anne about all the people that would leave with her if she were “out at Runway.” Many thought that this upcoming September issue would be Anna’s last, but the rumors have officially been squashed as of this week.

CEO Bob Sauerberg took to the Conde Nast Twitter account yesterday to clear the air:

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26 Jul 2018

“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” Trailer

Even after watching this trailer twice, I still have no idea what this film is about! Regardless, I am excited about another Asian American female lead. Given that the books did quite well, I have hope for the Netflix film and can’t wait to see it! Readers, have you read the book series yet? Also, have you ever written imaginary letters to your crushes?! I have never been caught dead in this situation, but it is the exact scenario that I could see myself falling into. Oh to be young and in love…?

23 Jul 2018

A Collection Part 51

For those of you who have been following Yow Yow! for years now, you know that these are some of my most intimate posts. Often times, I’m saying more with the images that I select than in the paragraphs I’m writing ahead of the post. For the first time ever, I’ve selected images that come from only one source. I recently discovered a new Tumblr that has become a fast favorite. Worried at first that I wouldn’t have enough material to use or even that the post would be an inaccurate representation of what I was hoping to convey ended up not being a real concern after all.

It has been a week of being completely stress free and living in my moments without having a plan. I think these photos depict an image of that. I think this is what carefree-ness and whimsy looks like and it’s entirely how I’m feeling. In these photos, you’ll notice that there are some up-close shots of a part of a body or detail zoomed in. I may not have known it at the time when I was picking out the photo, but it ended up being more intentional than planned. I wanted to focus and hone in on one thing specifically as opposed to doing the whole “big picture” thing.

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29 Apr 2018

Crazy Rich Asians Movie Trailer

The trailer for Crazy Rich Asians debuted earlier this week and I’ve just been waiting to write a post about this. I haven’t read the book yet, but am making it my goal to finish it before the movie is released this summer on August 17th. I like the trailer, but I think I’m probably going to love this film even more. This is the first major Hollywood film with an all-asian cast since Joy Luck Club. In case you needed a refresher, Joy Luck Club came out 25 year ago.

My parents will laugh at this, but long ago, I dreamed of being an actress. I tried out for the school’s play in elementary school and when the audition process ended at 8PM and was way past my dinner time and closer to my bed time, I told my mother I wanted to quit. I didn’t have the stamina for that back then and that’s okay, but as I got older, I started to think about who my role models would be in the Asian community in this industry. I looked to Suchin Pak who was a news correspondent on MTV’s TRL and then went on to tell the stories of many others. I looked to Lisa Ling who more or less did the same thing, but over at CNN. I looked to my professor who was more like me in many ways that I could never imagine. I’ve always had a love for tv and movies and I couldn’t wait for those times when the Asian character was no longer just an overachiever in school with tiger parents. This is one of those moments and I don’t think it’s going to disappoint.

Based on the best-selling book by Kevin Kwan, the romantic comedy is about Rachel (Constance Wu) an American professor who finds out her Singaporean boyfriend is actually from one of the richest families in Asia.

The film is directed by Jon M. Chu and also stars Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Sonoya Mizuno, Gemma Chan and Awkwafina.

02 Mar 2017

Finding Beyoncé

It’s 2017 and by now, the children that are growing up probably have no idea what “Where’s Waldo” is. The people behind Sugoi Books are bringing this little part of our childhood book back and this time with “Finding Beyoncé” In a new 40-page illustrated book, children must pick out their Beyoncé in chaotic events that typically might surround the R&B singer.

“We’ve put together a glorious illustrated tribute to Queen B where you get to swim through the pages and find out where’s she’s hidden on the page,” the publisher wrote on the product page. “Think Where’s Waldo but with way more sass.”

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28 Feb 2017

The Closet: February 2017

Free People Come Around Cami – $38

Can you tell we’re having a little bit of a shoe moment right now? I usually refrain from buying new pairs until the summer when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale rolls around, but we’ve already got these on the brain. Now, if only they’d get hit with a massive sale… 😉

And it looks like once again, we’re obsessed with the black and rose gold combination. They just look so great together!

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26 Jun 2016

Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance

photo cred | Garance Dore

You guys, I finally did IT! It may have taken me 6 months, but this was the first book that I have finished in years. I constantly get made fun of by my coworkers because in the past couple of years, I have acquired several books, (Lean In and Blog Inc) that I have always wanted to finish, but never quite got there, unfortunately. After being adapted to blogs for so long, it was hard for me to continue to keep my attention span on an entire book so the only way we could get this done was through airplane rides.

I bought this for myself over Christmas time after Sam had told me she had just gotten it and found myself hooked quickly. Dating in 2016? Sounds exactly like what all my friends and I are talking about any chance we get. Besides loving Aziz, I loved his take on dating culture around the world, but also by different generations. This is something that my parents and I don’t always see eye to eye on, but it’s nice to know that there’s lots of people that don’t quite agree with their parents on it as well. I would recommend this to you because it’s a good and quick read (if you’re enjoying it) but who am I to give a recommendation – it took me 6 months after all. Here’s hoping that you finish this quicker than I do!

Also – this is a big deal because this satisfies one of my New Year’s resolutions – finishing something that we start! We hope that we can continue this with everything that we start, but we’re just fine checking the box off one for now.

11 Jun 2016

A Collection Part 45

Interestingly enough, we don’t have a lot of thoughts to share about this A Collection Part post. The last 3 months have been a blur, but a good one. I think we’ll have some thoughts that we can share tomorrow that we’re building up, but for now let’s just enjoy these.

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03 Feb 2016

Home for the Holidays

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There’s nothing worse than being sick during your vacation and of course the holidays! In the month of December, my company gives us a generous amount of time off so that we can get away from work, unwind and actually relax, and spend time with friends and families. A lot of my coworkers actually go on elaborate trips during this time and I always get so jealous, but it’s also the perfect time for me to just return home to Seattle too. The first day of break, I came down with the flu. Hard. And it was absolutely miserable – so bad that I didn’t even get to go visit all of my favorite places and eat at all of my favorite restaurants! Despite the flu though, I’m surprised at how many photos we were able to capture from the trip. Above is a snapshot of Oddfellows’ outdoor holiday decorations that I took when I met up with Max, Veronica, and her boyfriend Alex over brunch.

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03 Jan 2016

52 Lists Project

I wanted to take some time today to share with you all a really great present for the special people in your life. If this book looks familiar, it’s because you may have noticed that I featured it in my Christmas Wish List for 2015. While I didn’t receive it as a present this year, I did gift it to my mother who I thought would enjoy documenting her 2016 in lists and what’s important to her so that she can look back on it someday.

We’re so happy to be promoting 52 Lists Project because not only is it sold out in stores nationwide and backordered on Amazon because it’s selling like hotcakes, but it was also written by Moorea Seal who is the owner of one of my favorite boutiques back home in Seattle. Anyone remember this post from the summer when I stopped by her shop for the first time and fell in looooove?!

The journal is beautiful. I can’t get over all of the pictures I’ve seen on Instagram in which it has been featured. I also can’t wait until I can snag one for myself (if I’m ever going to be able to get one!) Heads up – all my girlfriends can look forward to getting this as a present this year for their birthdays.

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  • from where I stand
  • Just a girl on top of 🌎
  • Could snack on pieces of this halibut crudo 4ever! Strawberries with marcona almonds, serrano chili, nouc cham, and basil 🍓
  • Need a courtyard like this someday 🌿
  • In case @elisamigs and I ever decide to be a girl group, we’ll have lots of photo options
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  • Don’t underestimate the duck liver toast
  • Was told to pack a swimsuit for my trip next week! 🤗
  • morning light ✨

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