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Fashion: Holiday Dresses

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  by: Erin Sartori ‘Tis the season to start planning party outfits. With all the cozy get-togethers and holiday parties lined up, you can start pulling out your sparkly, flashy items from the back of your closet. Just remember to balance your outlandish dresses with some more toned-down options and you’re all set! Lace Sleeve A-Line Dress For after-work drinks …

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Top 10 Fall Items to Get For Your Closet

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By Erin Sartori With fall in the air and winter gradually approaching, it’s time to pull out your trusty menswear-inspired outerwear for both casual weekends and 9-5 weekdays. You can wear a beautifully tailored coat or a slim-fit cardigan when it’s not quite chilly enough. This season’s chicest toppers seem to be larger than life with dropped shoulders, big lapels …

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Designer Frank Huynh is Trending with DC Fashion Week Debut

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By Derek Mong For many of us, we look at a chessboard and only see a few dozen figurines strewn upon a checkered black-and-white plank. For fashion designer Frank Huynh, that chessboard is the launching pad for an entire clothing line. Huynh is personifying individual chess pieces and using their bodies, their “personalities,” as inspiration for the garments in his …

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Our Community: Touch of Asia

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Touch of Asia, a cultural event hosted by Asian American Chamber of Commerce took place at the Fairfax County government center on December 6th.  The guests and participants sampled tasty Asian Cuisine while enjoying a cultural fashion show infused with traditional Asian costumes and beautiful western gowns! Portions of the proceeds were donated to selected non-profit AACC members. Asian Fortune …

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Jasmine Zhou Debuts Line Hudiefly at DC Fashion Week

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By Jane Chun Photo Credit: Jasmine Zhou DC Fashion Week (DCFW) featured many local designers at the Emerging Designer Showcase at the Washington Post Conference Center on Sep.28. Among the designers include the first Chinese-American designer Jasmine (Lingfei) Zhou, founder and CEO of Hudiefly. Hudiefly is a graphic and ready to wear brand founded in 2012. According to the Hudiefly …

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Not Your Average Cosplayer: A Look at the Overlooked in Otakon 2013

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By Jenny Chen Boys in tawny hair, starched white shirts, and make-up lounged along the walls of the Baltimore Convention Center. They were accompanied with various incarnations of Totoro, and girls carrying foam daggers. Welcome to Otakon 2013 – or at least, the outside of it. All the thinly veiled warnings from my friends when they heard that I was …

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Dressing for the Job

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By Jane Chun At many of the largest companies today, Google, Facebook, Zappos, a suit and tie is so yesterday. But they also make people wonder – what is the best outfit to wear to an interview? How much do first impressions matter? The study, The Effect of Appearance on First Impressions by Karen Pine, the University of Hertfordshire, and …

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“Khanh Pham: Designing for change”

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by Suchi Rudra It didn’t matter that her parents kept telling her no. By the time Khanh Pham moved with her family from Vietnam to the US at the age of 13, she was already determined to be a designer. Pham taught herself to sew, made her own clothes and attended college at University of Oklahoma to obtain a degree …

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The Wei Way: A Passion for Fashion

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Designer and Fashionista Anchyi Wei starting off 2013 with her usual flair. “If you’re really passionate about something, you’ve just got to go for it,” says Anchyi, whose New Year’s resolutions center around building her new jewelry design business. Originally from Tapei, and raised in Gaithersburg, Wei blends Chinese cultural influences and antiques with modern materials. Wei and hubby Michael …

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