Inspiration is key to establishing a distinctive personal style. I like to call my inspirations my girl crushes. Meet Liu Wen, Asian model extraordinaire and one of my current girl crushes.
Love her in this J. Crew ad. She used to be oh so high fashion – which, don’t get me wrong, is awesome – but I like seeing her in high street ads too. She’s proving that an Asian model can be versatile, I mean she’s a Victoria’s Secret model for crying out loud! I love this ad in particular because what she’s wearing really resonates with my personal aesthetic. Annnnnd that’s a win for my girl crush choice!
(Picture from J. Crew Catalog)
But no one will ever replace Tina Chow as The Asian Style Icon for me. Looking at her pictures, I still think to myself that she was one of the most special-seeming people I’ve ever seen. Her personal style was exquisite.
oh Tina Chow.