• Asian,  New York

    China Guest blogger: Meet Nicole, the Ultimate Fashion Lover

    Hi everyone! My name is Nicole and I am very excited to be a new guest blogger at heydoyou. Yvonne and I met this summer while I was working for an online jewelry company called BaubleBar. We had been in contact since then and now I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity to write for such a great blog!


    Ten things about myself:

    1. I am half-American and half-Filipino.

    2. I grew up all over South East Asia (mainly in Hong Kong and Singapore).

    3. As of this past May, I am a Vassar College alum with a degree in Asian Studies.

    4. I will continue to study Sino-American relations at a Johns Hopkins graduate program in Nanjing, China soon.

    5. I love fashion so much that two of my classmates and I started a personal style blog featuring our friends at Vassar called The College Catalogue. Since I have already graduated from college, it only seems right to graduate from managing this blog by moving on to new things!

    6. So…in the next coming months, I plan to merge my interests in China and fashion by blogging about cultural trends seen in Nanjing and Shanghai. I hope to share some of my exciting adventures and interesting stories with you all.

    7. I have a terrible case of food envy. Whenever someone is eating anything that looks good, I have to eat it too.

    8. My other weakness is shoes. Oh my god do I love shoes. I can never get enough!

    9. I’m currently obsessed with Lianne La Havas since I saw her perform at Central Park this summer.

    10. I spill on myself. A lot.


  • Asian,  WorldWide

    Hong Yi is Dope

    Shanghai based visual artist Hong Yi did a sock portrait with 750 pairs of white, grey and black socks.  I love it!

    Describing her inspiration, the artist said: “When I first moved to Shanghai, I stumbled upon an old residential alleyway and saw bamboo sticks poking out of windows with laundry hanging onto them, waving in the air. To me, that was incredibly beautiful. And the amazing thing is seeing something so traditional in a modern, pumping city like Shanghai

    See the original post here

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    Shanghai World Expo 2010

    OMG  this is out of this world.  First every Shanghai World Expo started on May 1, 2010.  Hot Damn! How do I get a media pass for that!!??

    Over 70 million people will attend this show that lasts for 6 months. EEEEEE! Totally freaking out!
    1.3 billion expected to be involved in this amazingnesss.
    Tons more pics here

    *HeyDoYou is for the cute, clever and connected*

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    Oriental Mix

    Living here in Toronto, sometimes I get so wrapped in US Weekly, YBF and theSuperficial that I forget I am Chinese! My mom is from futuristic and affluent island Hong Kong (hello fashion capital!) and my dad is from the arts and culture hub of Shanghai (hello Vegas of China). There is no denying that the influences of Hollywood and BET shape fashion trends and define the street style here in Toronto – but there is a whole entire nation pushing fashion forward – Asia! I found some famous Japanese pop stars by a quick Google search and realize that supercute + sexy = lethal! I am lucky because I am an Asian girl – besides having pin straight hair that just grows and grows and loves being dyed, permed, styled AND being smooth as a peach without much thought – I AM PLAIN. Asian girls have very plain features, innocent looks and therefore very versatile – Our looks that can be transformed by any hair, makeup, clothing, lighting and of course attitude. I would say my style is heavily influenced by Japanese street fashion, hiphop honeys and my imagination.

    JJ Magazine is something I treat myself to once in a while – It is the fashion Bible of Japan, like Vogue on estacsy. It is about $33 and is an eternal lookbook – from outrageous to classy, to era inspired, to music inspired, to the ‘office-lady’ look to harajuku girls… If you want to know what’s gonna be popping in Summer 2011, just look at last months JJ magazine.

    I always go back to my cultural roots to maximize my style and wardrobe. What influences your style?

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    Say it Right

    Found a cool little guide on
    chicspy on how to pronounce all those lux brands you love:

    1. Abaeté: Ah-bye-ah-tay
    2. Alejandro Ingelmo: Allay-handro In-gel-mo
    3. Andrew Gn: Andrew Jen (rhymes with “ten”)
    4. Andy Thê-Anh: An-dee Tay-Ann
    5. Anya Hindmarch: Ahn-ya Heind-march
    6. Arthur Mendonça: Ar-thur Men-doe-sa
    7. Badgley Mischka: Badge-lee Meesh-ka
    8. Balmain: Bal-mah
    9. Bottega Veneta: Bo-tega Ven-e-ta
    10. Bulgari: Ball-gah-ree
    11. Burberry Prorsum: Bur-bur-ree Pror-some
    12. Carolina Herrera: Caro-leena Hair-era
    13. Cesare Paciotti: Che-sah-ray Pah-cho-tee
    14. Chaiken: Chay-ken
    15. Christian Lacroix: La-Kwa
    16. Christian Louboutin: Loo-boo-tin (“tin” rhymes with the French word “vin”)
    17. Diane von Furstenberg: Fur-sten-berg (pronounced as spelled)
    18. Dries Van Noten: Drees Van Know-ten
    19. Ermenegildo Zegna: Er-men-a-geel-do Zen-ya
    20. Etienne Aigner: Eh-tee-yen On-yay
    21. Gareth Pugh: Gareth Pew
    22. Giles Deacon: Jy-els Dee-kin
    23. Givenchy: Jee-von-shee
    24. Giambattista Valli: Gee-ahm-battista Valley
    25. Hedi Slimane: Eddy Sli-mahn
    26. Hermès: Air-mez
    27. Hervé Léger: Air-vay Lay-jay
    28. James Perse: James Perse (as in a lady’s purse, not ‘pierce your ear’)
    29. Joeffer Caoc: Joe-fur Kay-ock
    30. Junya Watanabe: Joon-ya Wah-tah-nah-bay
    31. Lambertson Truex: Lam-bert-son Tru-ex
    32. Lanvin: Lon-vin (“vin” also rhymes with the French word for “wine”)
    33. Loewe: Low-ev-ay
    34. Louis Vuitton: Loo-ee Voo-ee-ton
    35. Madame Gres: Madame Gray
    36. Marchesa: Mar-kay-sa
    37. Mainbocher: Maynbo-shay
    38. Moschino: Mo-ski-no
    39. Monique Lhullier: Mo-neek Loo-lee-ay
    40. Narciso Rodriguez: Nar-siss-so Ro-dree-gez
    41. Nicolas Ghesquière: Ni-co-la Guess-ki-air
    42. Olivier Theyskens: Oli-vier Tay-skins
    43. Pierre Cardin: Pee-air Car-dain
    44. Proenza Schouler: Pro-enza Skool-er
    45. Ralph Lauren: Ralph Lauren (as in Lauren the girl’s name, not Sophia Loren)
    46. Rei Kawakubo: Ray Kah-wah-koo-bo
    47. Rodarte: Ro-dar-tay
    48. 6267: Six-two-six-seven (not Sixty-two-sixty-seven)
    49. Sonia Rykiel: Sonia Ree-kee-eel
    50. Sophia Kokosalaki: So-fee-a Ko-ko-sah-lah-kee
    51. Thakoon: Ta-koon
    52. Thierry Mugler: Tee-air-ree Moog-lay
    53. Tibi: Tbi (not Tee-bee)
    54. Tocca: Toe-ka
    55. Versace: Ver-sah-chee
    56. Vionnet: Vee-oh-nay
    57. Yohji Yamamoto: Yo-jee Ya-ma-mo-to
    58. Yves Saint Laurent: Eve San Lor-ron
    59. Yvonne Kai: E-von K-eye
    60. Zac Posen: Poe-zen