Day: March 31, 2021

Asian American-owned businesses making efforts to protect staff after slew of attacks

Many Asian American business owners, especially women, now are taking additional measures to protect employees — and themselves — after a string of racially motivated attacks throughout the U.S.

Included among those is the recent shooting in Georgia, where six of the eight who were killed were women of Asian descent.

“A couple of our employees, however, were still attacked during rush hour times, despite our best efforts, which happened late summer, early fall in two different incidents,” Jason Wang, founder of Xi’an

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Why Have Fashion and Beauty Brands Failed to Respond to Anti-Asian Hate?

Fashion brands are expected to be quick to respond to news-making incidents of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and anti-feminism.

After six Asian women were among those killed in the recent shootings in Atlanta, the violence and discrimination experienced by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have become urgently discussed issues. One of the most surprising things was how silent the fashion industry was—particularly luxury brands, of which Asians are the largest demographic consumer.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, reports from the U.K. to Australia have found that hate crimes against East and Southeast Asian people have risen. In the U.S., the AAPI Hate National Report found that verbal harassment and shunning (the deliberate avoidance of Asian Americans) lead the types of discrimination experienced by AAPI people, at 68.1 percent and 20.5 percent respectively. Physical assault is the third largest category; 11.1 percent of respondents reported

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Northwest car club Beauty & Keys is putting women in the driver’s seat

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. —
It’s a group that combines a love of cars and cosmetics. And they do them both full throttle.

Beauty and Keys started, was born because I really liked to go on drives. And I noticed that most of the time, I was the only woman in the driver’s seat. And so I thought there must be more women who really like to drive just like me. And so I combined my two favorite things which are cars and cosmetics and made Beauty and Keys.”

Founder Jamei June has been leading the club for 3 years now. Her female-focused driving events include winter SUV rides and Ferrari rides. And fun mingling opportunities like Car Girls and Cocktails.

“Every single time a woman comes to one of my drives each time they become more confident, and they become more fun and freer. And then they bring more

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Blanca Padilla Let’s Us In On Her Supermodel Beauty Routine

Model Blanca Padilla spends a great deal of time on set in the makeup chair, so when it comes to her personal beauty routine, the girl likes to keep things simple. The perfect example is her latest Instagram post, where she shared a 10-minute, almost-five product beauty routine.

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First up, Padilla applied a serum to damp hair, before moisturizing her skin and going in with a handful of makeup products: concealer to even out and illuminate the complexion, a subtle contour stick, eyelash curler and mascara, highlighter, brows, lipliner and lipstick on both the lips and cheeks. She omits the lip stuff out of the “five product count” but admittedly it still seems slightly over-seven not including the eyelash curler? Either way, it’s definitely minimalist and judging by the beautiful end result, we’re absolutely taking notes.

See Padilla in action

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