13 Burst results for "Valerie Lou"

"valerie lou" Discussed on Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

03:39 min | 10 months ago

"valerie lou" Discussed on Woman's Hour

"I think it's important to highlight that that you know. It's critical to understand the relational aspects of both black and white women's experiences because we can learn from each other in terms of furthering our commonalities to address against women. But the bottom line is this jessica black conventionally mine auto. Women are less likely to report abuse lack of trust of support services direct and indirect discrimination systemic racism. We have a long history of racialist responses to violence against women and girls in our communities for example go home bonds hostile environment wind rush brexit islamaphobia and basically events how actually fueled powerlessness and the rights and protections of black ratio is more which is women's on basically not being protected now. The research vices to space is really a snapshot data. And that's really really important because what it highlights. It kind of supports the research that has been ongoing in our communities by black and asian feminists intensive documenting the complex abuses in in terms of the multicultural multi multi-diverse communities and of course these are marked by gender norms of family kinship aspects. You know the way muscat in. He's understood in beaten. African caribbean heritage communities all in south asian communities middle eastern communities. And of course there is also horrible. This is problematic problem. Our ties ation of coach. The the cultural essential is goes. He speaks to in terms of the assumptions. Are often made interns that one-size-fits-all it doesn't and we need to ensure that services reflect the experiences of diverse women and girls in our communities and goes you just finally. I suppose that's what you want to see. More of going forward specialist training That is able to help these ethnically diverse women. Let me tell you about galleries. Which is what we're trying to get implemented. you see. Everybody knows of the murder of sarah. Everard i myself am the sister. Space team went down to to to support. But what we found. Is that when it came to like B but una colon aga- black women. The media's not interested and neither is the violence against women does sector. i mean under coin even in death. They had the police taking photos selfish. We've there but these. Everybody knows the name of several. Sarah everard which is good. The why's it when it comes to black women. There is no outrage. So valerie's lou is the petition that we must make sure is it. Goes through because what people think they understand about african heritage women. That don't don't we very very rarely have a voice. We find everybody else's allowed to speak on our behalf is if letterman can't articulate all invisible but we must be able to say to the community to the agencies onto the government nook will not being heard. This is what we want. we want. Volume is low because it supports what victims of domestic abuse are saying that we are not being seen on third to respond to space to just to say you know. It's really important that that you know we have the problem here. In terms of the way in which there's a lack of representation reporting black women's experiences minority women's experiences when they're subjected to to to merger and of course working closely with the organization is the space..

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"valerie lou" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:42 min | 11 months ago

"valerie lou" Discussed on KQED Radio

"49. I'm Michelle Hennigan. Julie Davis will be here with a traffic update in 10 minutes. Former yoga instructor now faces federal charges for his alleged role in the January 6th insurrection at the US Capitol. His story on the next all things considered from NPR news. Stay with us for all things considered coming up this afternoon at 4 30 here on KQED Public Radio. I'm Marco Woman. You're with the world. Fashion magazines and street style. Blogs are great, but there's often something they overlook older people can have killer style, too. That's something that photographer Andrea Lo and writer Valery Lou notice when they were walking around Chinatown in San Francisco. It is the focus of their book, Chinatown, pretty fashion and wisdom from Chinatown's most stylish seniors. Andrew and Valerie. Thanks for being here. Thanks for having us having us so Chinatown pretty. It's a term you coined to describe the fashion of the older adults. He profile Valerie Lou. How would you define Chinatown? Pretty style Chinatown. Pretty style is a very eclectic mix of clothes that they've held over from Hong Kong 30 years ago, combined with things that they have made themselves or were gifted to them from their grandkids. That's really a Patrick of Paris textures, colors and lots of patterns, sometimes for patterns in one outfit, and I think what drew us to the style to begin with was that Their clothes did seem to tell a story and we see that revealed in of the handmade items. A lot of the women who migrated over work that seamstresses and factories so They're able to make their own clothes, and we see lots of gorgeous handmade pieces as well as lots of knitted sweaters and scarves and hats as well. The seniors really customize the close to make it work better for them. We often see interior pockets that are hand sewn inside of the jackets or or their shirts. I will see them, you know, extend their hats are combined to hats to make one and there's a lot of creativity and resourcefulness that comes about in these details. Yeah, I mean, you say in the book, The secret to some of the style sense is all in the layers Explain that in San Francisco. We have a saying, which is never leave home without a jacket because the weather is so fickle, and it can change in an instead. And in the case of Chinatown. It's like, never leave the house with, like four layers. Chinatown. Senior citizens are kind of the ultimate urban dollars are out there every day shopping, local hangout the park and so they need to be ready for all types of weather. So it wasn't just San Francisco's Chinatown. You looked at several Chinatowns in North America, New York, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Oakland. What drew you to older residents in particular? Well, the project started with Valerie and I hanging out in Chinatown getting in some and people watching and we were really fascinated. By the density of senior citizens. We noticed in the neighborhood. They are very active and they're out and about buying groceries every day, using the parks and the plaza as their living room, so you'll see them playing games and socializing. You know they're just out there, and we were really fascinated by that and wanted to learn more so that curiosity and this fascination with this amazing style we were seen really led us to start the project. So let's talk about one example. A couple of examples, maybe early in the book You write about spotting a woman in San Francisco's Chinatown who was always wearing these fabulous jade green sneakers. Valerie, What is her story? So many Tam is definitely a Cinderella story. Um, I was really lucky to live in Chinatown for six months and our journal every day at this cafe and I would see her get off the bus. And the first thing I noticed for these jade sneakers. It looks like kids, something kind of straight out of urban outfitters. And then when I scanned up, I realized she had a silver Bob. I was so shocked that she was like in her seventies, and I would never shake the person who's next to me, like, Did you see this person? And when we started the project a few months later, we actually met her one fateful day during the Lunar New Year and became fast friends And eventually she became our cover model. I mean the profiles in Chinatown pretty. They, of course, start with the clothes but often take on bigger themes like history, but also the thoughts on life. Just longevity from the elderly. What advice? What wisdom stuck with you. We always enter interviews with what's the secret to a happy life. Chinatown Senior citizens are people have experienced warfare. Immigration. Uh, you know a lot of work. They've often taken on second or third careers, even in their old age, and so there's a lot to learn from them about how to be resilient and how to, you know, find joy. In everyday life, and there's one person that comes to mind Miss Yang, who he met in San Francisco Chinatown. She was a schoolteacher before she retired, and she said When she was younger, she was a perfectionist. But now she has Alzheimer's, and she can't really remember. You know, even like when she immigrated over or how, But she said, Listen, my kids are all good. I eat yum cha or dim sum with my friends. So life is good. If I can remember things that's great if I don't That's all right too. So learning how to accept the circumstances that you're in and finding peace in that that's really poignant. Speaking of resilience. In the last few months, we've seen an awful uptick because you know, in violence against Asian Americans in a particular older Asian Americans. I'm just wondering, what does it mean to you both to craft a portrait of these older adults in the midst of all of this? This project has really been a celebration of our Asian elders and We've heard from a lot of readers and, um people in the community that this has been a bright spot for them, And we're really thankful that we can share these photos. And these stories with others did this project kind of allow you to make intergenerational connections, even friendships that you otherwise would not have? I mean, have you stayed in touch with your subjects? Lots of our experiences through Chinatown, prettier, ephemeral. We're catching people as they're about to board. The bus would like £10 of groceries, so it's very temporary, and we're just lucky to have this interactions and they'll stick with us might take away from this project is just to weave. Senior citizens into your life. There was a gentleman in New York who was really frustrated that younger people you know, don't interact with older people, and he's left us with a proverb. He said. Listen one day the sun was set on us well. And our take away from that was treat senior citizens the way you'd want to be treated. I want to be complemented by a gaggle women when I'm in my eighties, so we try to say does on Good morning and Paul Paul whole leg. Saying, Grandma. You look good, so communicating with senior citizens. It's just a part of our daily life. Now do unto others as you would have them do unto you when you are 70 years old. Has this project change your own personal style or how you think about clothes. Are you layering more? Yes, definitely layering more and also just dressing more with abandoned. I think that What we've learned is that scene they seniors with the beautiful colors and you know it's this effortless style. That really combines a lot of styles into one, So I've tried to incorporate that more into my My outfits. It encourages me to try these things with my style, too. Photographer Andrea Lo and writer Valery Lure the authors of Chinatown pretty fashion and wisdom from Chinatown's most stylish standards. It is great to meet you both. Thank you for being with us. Thanks for having us you..

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"valerie lou" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

09:08 min | 11 months ago

"valerie lou" Discussed on PRI's The World

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If to in lots of weakness and as soon as ackward the economic challenges that brought the country into this position the fossey's confidence macari is a security analysts at s. b. m. intelligence in lagos speaking with us about the most recent kidnapping of school students in northern nigeria confidence. Thank you very much good to speak with you again. Thanks for having me fashion magazines and street style. Blogs are great. But there's often something they overlook older people can have killer style to. That's something that photographer andrea. Lo and writer valerie lou notice when they were walking around chinatown in san francisco. It is the focus of their book. Chinatown pretty fashion and wisdom from chinatowns most stylish seniors andrew in valerie. Thanks for being here. Thanks for having us so chinatown pretty. It's a term coined to describe the fashion of the older adults. He profile valerie lou. How would you define chinatown pretty style. Chinatown pretty style is very eclectic. Mix of clothes that they've held over from hong kong Thirty years ago combined with things that they have made themselves or gifted to them from their grandkids. So it's really a patrick of arras textures colors and lots of patterns sometimes for patterns in one outfit and i think what jewish to the style to begin with was that they're closed did seem to tell a story and we see that Revealed in all of the handmade items A lot of the women who migrated over worked as seamstresses in factories. So they're able to make their own clothes. We see lots of gorgeous handmade pieces laws. Lots of knitted sweaters and scarves and hats as well. The seniors really customize the close to make it work better for them. We often see interior pockets. That are hand sewn inside of the jackets or their shirts or we'll see them. Extend their hats are combined too hot snake one and there's a lot of creativity and resourcefulness that comes about in these details. You say in the book the secret to some of the style. Sense is all in the layers. Explain that san francisco. We have a saying which is never leave home without a jacket because the weather so fickle and it can change in an instant and in the case of chinatown. It's like never leave the house with like four layers. Chinatown senior citizens are kind of the ultimate. Urban dwellers are out there every day. Shopping local hanging out the park and so they need to be ready for all types of weather so it wasn't just san francisco's chinatown. You looked at several chinatowns in north america new york vancouver in los angeles and oakland. What what drew you to. Older residents in particular project started with valerie. And i hanging out in chinatown getting doing some people watching and we were really fascinated by the density of senior citizens. We noticed in the neighborhood. They are very active and they're out and about buying groceries every day using the parks plazas as their living room. So you'll see them playing games socializing you know. They're just out there. And we were really fascinated by that wanted to learn more so that curiosity and this fascination with this amazing style we were seen really let us to start the project. So let's talk about one example a couple of examples maybe early in the book you write about spotting a woman in san francisco's chinatown. Who was always wearing these fabulous jade-green sneakers valerie. What is her story so manning. Tam is definitely a cinderella story. I was really lucky to live in chinatown for six months and our journal every day. At this cafe and outs here get off the bus. And the first thing. I noticed where these jade sneakers they looked like heads something straight out of urban outfitters and then when i scanned up i realized she had a silver bob. I was so shocked that she was in her seventies and whatever. Shake the person who's next to me like did you see this person. And when we started the project a few months later we actually met her one fateful day during the lunar new year and became fast friends and eventually she became our cover model. I mean the profiles in chinatown pretty they of course start with the close but often take on bigger themes like history but also the thoughts on life and just longevity from the elderly. What advice what wisdom stuck with you always enter interviews with. What's the secret to a happy life. Chinatown senior citizens are people that have experienced warfare immigration You know a lot of work. They've often taken on second or third careers even in their old age. And so there's a lot to learn from them about how to be resilient and how to you know find joy in everyday life and There's one person that comes to mind. ms saying who i met in san francisco chinatown. She was a schoolteacher before she retired. She said when she was younger she was a perfectionist but now she has alzheimer's and she can't really remember even when she immigrated over or how but she said listen. My kids are all good. I eat yum cha or denison with my friends. So life is good if i can remember thanks. That's great if i don't that's all right to so learning how to accept the circumstances that you're in and finding peace in that it's really poignant speaking of resilience in the last few months. We've seen an awful uptick in violence against asian and in particular older asian-americans. I'm just wondering what does it mean to you. Both to craft a portrait of these older adults in the midst of all of this. This project has really been a celebration of asian elders. And we've heard from a lot of readers and People in the community that this has been a bright spot for them. And we're really thankful that we can share these photos in these stories with others. Project to kind of allow you to make intergenerational connections even friendships that you otherwise would not have i mean. Have you stayed in touch with your subjects. Lots of our experiences through chinatown pretty are ephemeral or catching people as they are about to board the bus with like ten pounds of groceries. So it's very a temporary and we're just lucky to have interactions and those stick with us might take away from this project is just a we've senior citizens into your life. There was a gentleman in new york. Who was really frustrated that younger people don't interact with older people and he's left us with a proverb. He said listen. One day the sun will set on. Us wall and our take away from that was treat senior citizens. The way you'd wanna be treated. I wanna be complemented by goggle women when i'm in my eighties. So we try to say dose on good morning and popol leg dan. You look good so communicating with senior citizens. It's just a part of our daily life now do unto others as you would have them do unto you when you are seventy years old. Has this project changed your own personal style or how you think about close. Are you layering more. Yes definitely larry more and also just stressing more with abandoned. I think that what we've learned. Is that seeing these seniors with the beautiful colors. And you know it's this effortless style that really combines a lot of styles into one. So i've tried to incorporate that more into my my outfits. It encourages me to chinese things. With my style to photographer andrea lo and writer. Valerie lewer the authors of chinatown pretty fashion and wisdom from chinatowns most stylish seniors. It is great to meet you both. Thank you for being with us. Thanks for having you. Tensions are bubbling up between french champagne producers and russia a new law in russia orders foreign champagne makers including the french to label their bottles as sparkling wine. 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"valerie lou" Discussed on The Candid Frame

The Candid Frame

01:42 min | 11 months ago

"valerie lou" Discussed on The Candid Frame

"Valerie lou for joining us. Find out more about their project by visiting china town. Pretty dot com your thoughts and feelings about this show matter if you haven't already please write a review on apple podcast or any service. You use to listen to podcasts. It helps us to stand out among the many thousands of podcasts. That are out there. Your voice makes a difference and remember you can support the show by contributing to our patriot effort or make a one time a recurring donation via pay pal. Thanks to patrick grady for his recent contribution. I'm.

"valerie lou" Discussed on The Candid Frame

The Candid Frame

03:23 min | 11 months ago

"valerie lou" Discussed on The Candid Frame

"When it comes to a personal fashion sense i differentiate between people who are stylish and those who have style for me the former is about people who follow trends or those because they are on the cutting edge helped to create them. People who have style are thing to themselves the way they dress is an expression of who they are when you see them. You immediately know you're seeing someone unique n genuine. It's that quality that drew photographer andrea. Lo and writer valerie lou to create their project chinatown pretty. They approached senior aged chinese men and women who live in chinatowns in the us and canada. Who possessed that unique sense of style. They not only photograph them but convince them to share their personal stories of living in the us and in canada the resulting showcases the wonderful aesthetic of these people who provide us a glimpse into the richness of the chinese american community. This is a body anex and welcome back to the candid frame. I'm enjoying the bug. I'm glad i found out about it. It's been a lovely tones Go through and really has sort of opened my eyes to something. That was always in front of me forever. Especially since we have frequent downtown's chinatown many a time and Truly revealed something. Very special to me. That i i'm looking forward to revisiting you know with this with this fresh perspective. Tell us about how this began for you guys. 'cause i read in the book that you guys hang out a lot and you would have dim sum that arrest ronnie always observing these people coming by. How did that appreciation of these people turn into an idea that you collaborate it. Yes angie and i would go on these dates chinatown and we both had a visceral reaction to the street style that we observed on the senior citizens there will be like. Did you see that hat. And those shoes and that outdoor pajama set. You know it made our heart race. Minner is go super wide and so we just wanted to investigate. How senior citizens composed their outfits importantly where they got their shoes. So what was it. Ab- about the style of of the seniors were it was it was there was something specifically about these older people in their fashion style. That really piqued your interest. Much more so than the other fashions does that are out there of you. Know of a much younger demographic what was the fascination with people in their seventies and eighties and sometimes even older. I think underlying theme that we see in outfits because quite very Style is a tends to be a patchwork so it's a mix of patterns colors era's a lot of closed. They've had for many decades which we might think of as vintage clothing but it's religious close. They've kept for like forty years along with let a gifted items and clothes that they make themselves so like the hat that valentine ads like hand crocheted..

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"valerie lou" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

02:36 min | 1 year ago

"valerie lou" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

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"valerie lou" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:44 min | 1 year ago

"valerie lou" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And they join us now. Welcome, Tanya. Thanks so much for having I'm having a Chinatown pretty. What a name. Tell me how you all started this process of documenting the Chinatown seniors. Yeah. Angie and I started just by going out on them. Some dates in San Francisco, Chinatown and we both like was just responding to the style that we saw. There was a lot of colors, textures, and it was so surprising and so joyful. We wanted to know. Like how did he seniors put their ofits together? And where did they get those shoes? So it was born out of curiosity of kind of the clothes and as we got to meet more seniors that the clothes became a gateway to learn more about their immigration stories. Independent lives. They live in this urban area and also the wisdoms I have for you know everybody. Yes, this is This is really about placing value on our elders saying the mus full people really? And And really is you right? It's about connecting with your own sense of self. Where people receptive to being interviewed, and they understand this project, Andrea, We really had to let them know like you look beautiful because they didn't quite understand why we why we're interested in them they would often Be like, Oh, this jacket this whole thing, But I think by the end of the conversation, they would start to understand why we thought they were so beautiful and why we were inspired by them. And also through the project. Speaking to people maybe my parents age, not quite senior citizens yet, but the Children of the people that we would stop and talk to We found that they would also start to understand. Oh, I never really thought that my grandma or my mom or my dad looked so beautiful that they would start to understand and to notice a swell the book and the photographs in it are just beautiful. They're just absolutely beautiful and also really joyful. Did any of the people you spoke with make a lasting impact on you. I think that's one of the most beautiful parts of this project is not only seen these joyful outfits but just connecting with seniors, despite language and cultural barriers. Today. I was just looking at a picture of hotel ending who he met in service, Cisco Chinatown He had on two hats, a beanie and an I V cap cocked to one side, and I've never seen that before, and You know, we learn more about the story and at the end, he was like, Do you want my hat? So there's just so many cute, touching, beautiful encounters with people in the book. You'll also had a chance to connect with someone named Dorothy. Or as you all call her polka dot And I can't imagine that this quarantine for all of the seniors has been really hard on on all of them. But I'm thinking about polka dot How's she doing? She lives a really active life. She would say that 6 a.m. every day. Listen to democracy now on exercises in bed for that hour, So she does all her work out before she gets out of bed like she's making the most out of quarantine and Harris spirits have been pretty high. But when I saw her the other night, we ended up going out to dinner. And she said, You know, my spirits didn't need to be lifted, but they were, but overall as she's been making good use of the time making that use of the time indeed, and she's also really been thinking about the election. We have some sound from from her. Let's listen this election. Has helped me to be more positive in the sense of I can do something into might not only my vote, but also to be more activate. So I've been One of them was to embroider two T shirts that When I go out I wear the most recent one is account ability. At the same time. When I do feel discouraged, I think that well. It's up to my grandson's age. Who just turned 18. So that's one encouragement I have for the younger generation do something. Andrea. What did you learn about yourself in this process and having these types of conversations with seniors like Dorothy? Yeah, I learned that everyone, of course, had a very unique stories. But I was also able to somehow fit my own personal background and come to understand it better. My family's background and their immigration story in sort of the broader History of immigration patterns and Speaking with these people, you know, those pattern started to emerge of like, Oh, these air the jobs like seamstresses. That was like one of the only jobs that Chinese immigrants could take upon immigrating because you didn't need to know English and just understanding that in my own family's overlap has been really great. What about you, Valerie? I think what's beautiful about the people mean Chinatown is just the resilience allot of people emigrated over here had to start over and that's part of our dedication in the buckets to anyone that's had to start over. And my family, You know, they immigrated from Vietnam after the war and just have you been able to carry on live independent lives and dressed joyfully, despite everything they've been through. Are those the messages you want folks to take away from China? Pretty. Especially now in this current moment. Yeah. You know what We always tell people are the seniors in Mia's Papa holing. Which means Grandma. You look good. So whatever takeaways. What we want to share is like, just tell elders. They look fantastic. It's a simple way to engage which is more important now more than ever, And if I can add to that Chinatown. Still there. You don't have to miss it. It's open and it's waiting for you. So just go check it out. Go eat dinner. Take a stroll around. It's still thriving, and it's still there for you. That's Andrea Low and Valerie Lou, the creators. Of Chinatown pretty. Thank you so much for your work and sharing this with us. Thank you for having us Mom. 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"valerie lou" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

05:01 min | 1 year ago

"valerie lou" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"Hello and welcome to another edition of they call Bruce Non filtered conversation about what's happening in Asia America I'm bill you and Jeff Yang, , and this week we have a very special set of guests who are the authors, , the creators of a very, , very special book when his right in. . The heart bone. . Shall we say? ? It is a book called Chinatown Pretty. . It is a book of incredible photographs and some just lovely words celebrating the elders who Don't just make up a the generation, , the greatest generation of our community but who? ? Make. . It beautiful with their very presence? ? So. . We left a welcome to they cost Bruce. . Valerie Lou in. Andrea . Lo. . Thank you guys so much for joining us. . Thanks for having US have come. . You guys have put together a really great project. . Know it started off as kind of a Website Project And then is now an a full-fledged published book. . It's Chinatown Pretty. . Is Just A. Really. . . Great tribute to Chinatown Elders grandmas and GRANDPAS, , but it hits on a very specific. . Aesthetic. . A fashion aesthetic. . I think what's really great about is that you've taken sort of the <hes>. . The the style photography mold and apply to <hes> kind of the more most unlikely subjects I think. . People who are very special in our community so Maybe, , you guys could describe actually what is Chinatown Pretty Yeah. . This is Valerie Chinatown pretty as a style that's common and chinatowns across North America <hes>. . It's really a patchwork of different. . Eras right close from Hong Kong? ? They've had for thirty years mixed with like say supreme hat that they got from who knows where? ? A lot of colors. . A lot of patterns <hes> sometimes I, , four shades of pink or four different floral patterns in one outfit. . And that's about keeping warm mostly <hes>. . So you could have a big puffy jacket but also keeping the sun out at the same time. . So really white built a hats. . I love that description <hes> just viscerally <hes> but I think for people who have not seen your blog and the book itself. . Just a little bit more kind of literal color around that. . So. . When we talk about transparency pretty we're talking about people who are usually immigrants for immigrants who but who have lived here a while and who have. . Synthesized a look and the fascinating thing is the look is different from person to person but somehow it all still fits this mold of Chinatown pretty it blends Western clothing it blends. . Traditional clothing from. . <unk>. . Historical closets as it were. . Sometimes across gender lines. . It's often incredibly colorful like you said, , is layered <hes> it's branded, , but it's also unique like there's a signature to how people. . In that generation dress that feels so much more vibrant than you know those of us, , who are I mean in in quarantine were like the sweatpants anyway. . But I guess, , what was it? ? That first struck you about the look of Of these elders and kind of lead you to coin the term and decided to actually explore it photographic in words. . Yeah. . This is Andrea I'm I'm the photographer behind the project and I think we would. . have. . Known each other for. . Several years now, , and we would hang out in Chinatown get dim sum and just people watch in the park. . And that <hes> press was really fascinating Chinatown I feel like has some of the best people watching and I think what we? ? Both intuited without really realizing why is that? ? A lot of the outfits we would see on the senior so people sixty five and plus. . They there's all this history woven into their outfits I think. . For us we might think, , oh, , it's like this vintage jacket from the seventies but you know for them it's like close. . It had ended preserved for decades. . Mixed with <hes> with newer Chinatown fines and let the handmade clothing as well. . So there's so much. . Shown in one outfit it's like there's a lot you can extract from it, , and so we were really curious about you know. . Not only like where did you get these cool shoes but also yeah, , how did this? ? Is just such A. . Look in. . So we're really curious. . About the stories and the people behind it and so that's that was sort of the seed of. . What led us to investigate. . So

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They Call Us Chinatown Pretty

They Call Us Bruce

05:02 min | 1 year ago

They Call Us Chinatown Pretty

"Hello and welcome to another edition of they call Bruce Non filtered conversation about what's happening in Asia America I'm bill you and Jeff Yang, and this week we have a very special set of guests who are the authors, the creators of a very, very special book when his right in. The heart bone. Shall we say? It is a book called Chinatown Pretty. It is a book of incredible photographs and some just lovely words celebrating the elders who Don't just make up a the generation, the greatest generation of our community but who? Make. It beautiful with their very presence? So. We left a welcome to they cost Bruce. Valerie Lou in. Andrea Lo. Thank you guys so much for joining us. Thanks for having US have come. You guys have put together a really great project. Know it started off as kind of a Website Project And then is now an a full-fledged published book. It's Chinatown Pretty. Is Just A. Really. Great tribute to Chinatown Elders grandmas and GRANDPAS, but it hits on a very specific. Aesthetic. A fashion aesthetic. I think what's really great about is that you've taken sort of the The the style photography mold and apply to kind of the more most unlikely subjects I think. People who are very special in our community so Maybe, you guys could describe actually what is Chinatown Pretty Yeah. This is Valerie Chinatown pretty as a style that's common and chinatowns across North America It's really a patchwork of different. Eras right close from Hong Kong? They've had for thirty years mixed with like say supreme hat that they got from who knows where? A lot of colors. A lot of patterns sometimes I, four shades of pink or four different floral patterns in one outfit. And that's about keeping warm mostly So you could have a big puffy jacket but also keeping the sun out at the same time. So really white built a hats. I love that description just viscerally but I think for people who have not seen your blog and the book itself. Just a little bit more kind of literal color around that. So. When we talk about transparency pretty we're talking about people who are usually immigrants for immigrants who but who have lived here a while and who have. Synthesized a look and the fascinating thing is the look is different from person to person but somehow it all still fits this mold of Chinatown pretty it blends Western clothing it blends. Traditional clothing from. Historical closets as it were. Sometimes across gender lines. It's often incredibly colorful like you said, is layered it's branded, but it's also unique like there's a signature to how people. In that generation dress that feels so much more vibrant than you know those of us, who are I mean in in quarantine were like the sweatpants anyway. But I guess, what was it? That first struck you about the look of Of these elders and kind of lead you to coin the term and decided to actually explore it photographic in words. Yeah. This is Andrea I'm I'm the photographer behind the project and I think we would. have. Known each other for. Several years now, and we would hang out in Chinatown get dim sum and just people watch in the park. And that press was really fascinating Chinatown I feel like has some of the best people watching and I think what we? Both intuited without really realizing why is that? A lot of the outfits we would see on the senior so people sixty five and plus. They there's all this history woven into their outfits I think. For us we might think, oh, it's like this vintage jacket from the seventies but you know for them it's like close. It had ended preserved for decades. Mixed with with newer Chinatown fines and let the handmade clothing as well. So there's so much. Shown in one outfit it's like there's a lot you can extract from it, and so we were really curious about you know. Not only like where did you get these cool shoes but also yeah, how did this? Is just such A. Look in. So we're really curious. About the stories and the people behind it and so that's that was sort of the seed of. What led us to investigate. So

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"valerie lou" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

05:01 min | 1 year ago

"valerie lou" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"Hello and welcome to another edition of they call Bruce Non filtered conversation about what's happening in Asia America I'm bill you and Jeff Yang, , and this week we have a very special set of guests who are the authors, , the creators of a very, , very special book when his right in. . The heart bone. . Shall we say? ? It is a book called Chinatown Pretty. . It is a book of incredible photographs and some just lovely words celebrating the elders who Don't just make up a the generation, , the greatest generation of our community but who? ? Make. . It beautiful with their very presence? ? So. . We left a welcome to they cost Bruce. . Valerie Lou in. Andrea . Lo. . Thank you guys so much for joining us. . Thanks for having US have come. . You guys have put together a really great project. . Know it started off as kind of a Website Project And then is now an a full-fledged published book. . It's Chinatown Pretty. . Is Just A. Really. . . Great tribute to Chinatown Elders grandmas and GRANDPAS, , but it hits on a very specific. . Aesthetic. . A fashion aesthetic. . I think what's really great about is that you've taken sort of the <hes>. . The the style photography mold and apply to <hes> kind of the more most unlikely subjects I think. . People who are very special in our community so Maybe, , you guys could describe actually what is Chinatown Pretty Yeah. . This is Valerie Chinatown pretty as a style that's common and chinatowns across North America <hes>. . It's really a patchwork of different. . Eras right close from Hong Kong? ? They've had for thirty years mixed with like say supreme hat that they got from who knows where? ? A lot of colors. . A lot of patterns <hes> sometimes I, , four shades of pink or four different floral patterns in one outfit. . And that's about keeping warm mostly <hes>. . So you could have a big puffy jacket but also keeping the sun out at the same time. . So really white built a hats. . I love that description <hes> just viscerally <hes> but I think for people who have not seen your blog and the book itself. . Just a little bit more kind of literal color around that. . So. . When we talk about transparency pretty we're talking about people who are usually immigrants for immigrants who but who have lived here a while and who have. . Synthesized a look and the fascinating thing is the look is different from person to person but somehow it all still fits this mold of Chinatown pretty it blends Western clothing it blends. . Traditional clothing from. . <unk>. . Historical closets as it were. . Sometimes across gender lines. . It's often incredibly colorful like you said, , is layered <hes> it's branded, , but it's also unique like there's a signature to how people. . In that generation dress that feels so much more vibrant than you know those of us, , who are I mean in in quarantine were like the sweatpants anyway. . But I guess, , what was it? ? That first struck you about the look of Of these elders and kind of lead you to coin the term and decided to actually explore it photographic in words. . Yeah. . This is Andrea I'm I'm the photographer behind the project and I think we would. . have. . Known each other for. . Several years now, , and we would hang out in Chinatown get dim sum and just people watch in the park. . And that <hes> press was really fascinating Chinatown I feel like has some of the best people watching and I think what we? ? Both intuited without really realizing why is that? ? A lot of the outfits we would see on the senior so people sixty five and plus. . They there's all this history woven into their outfits I think. . For us we might think, , oh, , it's like this vintage jacket from the seventies but you know for them it's like close. . It had ended preserved for decades. . Mixed with <hes> with newer Chinatown fines and let the handmade clothing as well. . So there's so much. . Shown in one outfit it's like there's a lot you can extract from it, , and so we were really curious about you know. . Not only like where did you get these cool shoes but also yeah, , how did this? ? Is just such A. . Look in. . So we're really curious. . About the stories and the people behind it and so that's that was sort of the seed of. . What led us to investigate. .

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They Call Us Chinatown Pretty

They Call Us Bruce

05:02 min | 1 year ago

They Call Us Chinatown Pretty

"Hello and welcome to another edition of they call Bruce Non filtered conversation about what's happening in Asia America I'm bill you and Jeff Yang, and this week we have a very special set of guests who are the authors, the creators of a very, very special book when his right in. The heart bone. Shall we say? It is a book called Chinatown Pretty. It is a book of incredible photographs and some just lovely words celebrating the elders who Don't just make up a the generation, the greatest generation of our community but who? Make. It beautiful with their very presence? So. We left a welcome to they cost Bruce. Valerie Lou in. Andrea Lo. Thank you guys so much for joining us. Thanks for having US have come. You guys have put together a really great project. Know it started off as kind of a Website Project And then is now an a full-fledged published book. It's Chinatown Pretty. Is Just A. Really. Great tribute to Chinatown Elders grandmas and GRANDPAS, but it hits on a very specific. Aesthetic. A fashion aesthetic. I think what's really great about is that you've taken sort of the The the style photography mold and apply to kind of the more most unlikely subjects I think. People who are very special in our community so Maybe, you guys could describe actually what is Chinatown Pretty Yeah. This is Valerie Chinatown pretty as a style that's common and chinatowns across North America It's really a patchwork of different. Eras right close from Hong Kong? They've had for thirty years mixed with like say supreme hat that they got from who knows where? A lot of colors. A lot of patterns sometimes I, four shades of pink or four different floral patterns in one outfit. And that's about keeping warm mostly So you could have a big puffy jacket but also keeping the sun out at the same time. So really white built a hats. I love that description just viscerally but I think for people who have not seen your blog and the book itself. Just a little bit more kind of literal color around that. So. When we talk about transparency pretty we're talking about people who are usually immigrants for immigrants who but who have lived here a while and who have. Synthesized a look and the fascinating thing is the look is different from person to person but somehow it all still fits this mold of Chinatown pretty it blends Western clothing it blends. Traditional clothing from. Historical closets as it were. Sometimes across gender lines. It's often incredibly colorful like you said, is layered it's branded, but it's also unique like there's a signature to how people. In that generation dress that feels so much more vibrant than you know those of us, who are I mean in in quarantine were like the sweatpants anyway. But I guess, what was it? That first struck you about the look of Of these elders and kind of lead you to coin the term and decided to actually explore it photographic in words. Yeah. This is Andrea I'm I'm the photographer behind the project and I think we would. have. Known each other for. Several years now, and we would hang out in Chinatown get dim sum and just people watch in the park. And that press was really fascinating Chinatown I feel like has some of the best people watching and I think what we? Both intuited without really realizing why is that? A lot of the outfits we would see on the senior so people sixty five and plus. They there's all this history woven into their outfits I think. For us we might think, oh, it's like this vintage jacket from the seventies but you know for them it's like close. It had ended preserved for decades. Mixed with with newer Chinatown fines and let the handmade clothing as well. So there's so much. Shown in one outfit it's like there's a lot you can extract from it, and so we were really curious about you know. Not only like where did you get these cool shoes but also yeah, how did this? Is just such A. Look in. So we're really curious. About the stories and the people behind it and so that's that was sort of the seed of. What led us to investigate.

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"valerie lou" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

05:01 min | 1 year ago

"valerie lou" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"Hello and welcome to another edition of they call Bruce Non filtered conversation about what's happening in Asia America I'm bill you and Jeff Yang, , and this week we have a very special set of guests who are the authors, , the creators of a very, , very special book when his right in. . The heart bone. . Shall we say? ? It is a book called Chinatown Pretty. . It is a book of incredible photographs and some just lovely words celebrating the elders who Don't just make up a the generation, , the greatest generation of our community but who? ? Make. . It beautiful with their very presence? ? So. . We left a welcome to they cost Bruce. . Valerie Lou in. Andrea . Lo. . Thank you guys so much for joining us. . Thanks for having US have come. . You guys have put together a really great project. . Know it started off as kind of a Website Project And then is now an a full-fledged published book. . It's Chinatown Pretty. . Is Just A. Really. . . Great tribute to Chinatown Elders grandmas and GRANDPAS, , but it hits on a very specific. . Aesthetic. . A fashion aesthetic. . I think what's really great about is that you've taken sort of the <hes>. . The the style photography mold and apply to <hes> kind of the more most unlikely subjects I think. . People who are very special in our community so Maybe, , you guys could describe actually what is Chinatown Pretty Yeah. . This is Valerie Chinatown pretty as a style that's common and chinatowns across North America <hes>. . It's really a patchwork of different. . Eras right close from Hong Kong? ? They've had for thirty years mixed with like say supreme hat that they got from who knows where? ? A lot of colors. . A lot of patterns <hes> sometimes I, , four shades of pink or four different floral patterns in one outfit. . And that's about keeping warm mostly <hes>. . So you could have a big puffy jacket but also keeping the sun out at the same time. . So really white built a hats. . I love that description <hes> just viscerally <hes> but I think for people who have not seen your blog and the book itself. . Just a little bit more kind of literal color around that. . So. . When we talk about transparency pretty we're talking about people who are usually immigrants for immigrants who but who have lived here a while and who have. . Synthesized a look and the fascinating thing is the look is different from person to person but somehow it all still fits this mold of Chinatown pretty it blends Western clothing it blends. . Traditional clothing from. . <unk>. . Historical closets as it were. . Sometimes across gender lines. . It's often incredibly colorful like you said, , is layered <hes> it's branded, , but it's also unique like there's a signature to how people. . In that generation dress that feels so much more vibrant than you know those of us, , who are I mean in in quarantine were like the sweatpants anyway. . But I guess, , what was it? ? That first struck you about the look of Of these elders and kind of lead you to coin the term and decided to actually explore it photographic in words. . Yeah. . This is Andrea I'm I'm the photographer behind the project and I think we would. . have. . Known each other for. . Several years now, , and we would hang out in Chinatown get dim sum and just people watch in the park. . And that <hes> press was really fascinating Chinatown I feel like has some of the best people watching and I think what we? ? Both intuited without really realizing why is that? ? A lot of the outfits we would see on the senior so people sixty five and plus. . They there's all this history woven into their outfits I think. . For us we might think, , oh, , it's like this vintage jacket from the seventies but you know for them it's like close. . It had ended preserved for decades. . Mixed with <hes> with newer Chinatown fines and let the handmade clothing as well. . So there's so much. . Shown in one outfit it's like there's a lot you can extract from it, , and so we were really curious about you know. . Not only like where did you get these cool shoes but also yeah, , how did this? ? Is just such A. . Look in. . So we're really curious. . About the stories and the people behind it and so that's that was sort of the seed of. . What led us to investigate. .

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They Call Us Chinatown Pretty

They Call Us Bruce

05:01 min | 1 year ago

They Call Us Chinatown Pretty

"Hello and welcome to another edition of they call Bruce Non filtered conversation about what's happening in Asia America I'm bill you and Jeff Yang, and this week we have a very special set of guests who are the authors, the creators of a very, very special book when his right in. The heart bone. Shall we say? It is a book called Chinatown Pretty. It is a book of incredible photographs and some just lovely words celebrating the elders who Don't just make up a the generation, the greatest generation of our community but who? Make. It beautiful with their very presence? So. We left a welcome to they cost Bruce. Valerie Lou in. Andrea Lo. Thank you guys so much for joining us. Thanks for having US have come. You guys have put together a really great project. Know it started off as kind of a Website Project And then is now an a full-fledged published book. It's Chinatown Pretty. Is Just A. Really. Great tribute to Chinatown Elders grandmas and GRANDPAS, but it hits on a very specific. Aesthetic. A fashion aesthetic. I think what's really great about is that you've taken sort of the The the style photography mold and apply to kind of the more most unlikely subjects I think. People who are very special in our community so Maybe, you guys could describe actually what is Chinatown Pretty Yeah. This is Valerie Chinatown pretty as a style that's common and chinatowns across North America It's really a patchwork of different. Eras right close from Hong Kong? They've had for thirty years mixed with like say supreme hat that they got from who knows where? A lot of colors. A lot of patterns sometimes I, four shades of pink or four different floral patterns in one outfit. And that's about keeping warm mostly So you could have a big puffy jacket but also keeping the sun out at the same time. So really white built a hats. I love that description just viscerally but I think for people who have not seen your blog and the book itself. Just a little bit more kind of literal color around that. So. When we talk about transparency pretty we're talking about people who are usually immigrants for immigrants who but who have lived here a while and who have. Synthesized a look and the fascinating thing is the look is different from person to person but somehow it all still fits this mold of Chinatown pretty it blends Western clothing it blends. Traditional clothing from. Historical closets as it were. Sometimes across gender lines. It's often incredibly colorful like you said, is layered it's branded, but it's also unique like there's a signature to how people. In that generation dress that feels so much more vibrant than you know those of us, who are I mean in in quarantine were like the sweatpants anyway. But I guess, what was it? That first struck you about the look of Of these elders and kind of lead you to coin the term and decided to actually explore it photographic in words. Yeah. This is Andrea I'm I'm the photographer behind the project and I think we would. have. Known each other for. Several years now, and we would hang out in Chinatown get dim sum and just people watch in the park. And that press was really fascinating Chinatown I feel like has some of the best people watching and I think what we? Both intuited without really realizing why is that? A lot of the outfits we would see on the senior so people sixty five and plus. They there's all this history woven into their outfits I think. For us we might think, oh, it's like this vintage jacket from the seventies but you know for them it's like close. It had ended preserved for decades. Mixed with with newer Chinatown fines and let the handmade clothing as well. So there's so much. Shown in one outfit it's like there's a lot you can extract from it, and so we were really curious about you know. Not only like where did you get these cool shoes but also yeah, how did this? Is just such A. Look in. So we're really curious. About the stories and the people behind it and so that's that was sort of the seed of. What led us to investigate.

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