Turning the tables east

Culture appropriation and the lack of Asian representation are highlighted at their finest when Asian culture is borrowed or stolen by western fashion designers, film directors and singers under the guise of “making art and pop culture”.

In another parallel universe, a paradise is a place where Asian representation would be highly appreciated, just like the west, but why wait to be transported elsewhere? Instead, create the reality. 

From paying homage to the films and songs that have shaped every Asian child staring wide-eyed at a screen and wondering – “That could be me” or “They would have been better if they were Asian”. The new era of standing out is seeing western culture through the eastern lens is a sight for sore eyes.

Modern Day Holly Golightly

She’s a free and wild spirit. ( Get the look: Formal one shoulder black dress: Windsor , Long elbow satin gloves: Amazon, White Fur Stole: Shein , Black heel square toe heel: Marks and Spencers, White pearl choker necklace: Shein , Pearl Beaded Necklace: Shein )

Holly Golightly was right when she said: ” Elegance is the only beauty that never fades” (Get the look: same as above)

Material Girl Prom Queen 

Wake up, smell the roses and this victory (Get the look: burgundy satin body con dress: Shein, Women’s mid white Mary Jane heels : Amazon)

Watch the prom queen conquer (Get the look: same as above)

Y2K Cowgirl

Let there be Cowgirls (Get the look: Green knitted long sleeve jumper: MANGO, Cow print skirt: Shein, Black corset: Amazon, Faux patent leather hike lace up boots: Nasty Gal, Brown cowgirl hat: Amazon)

Pose if you’re a modern cowgirl (Get the look: Same as above)


Midsommar Beauty

Home is where the cult is (Get the look: Embroidered floral blouse: Zara , Flower crown: Homemade similar one available on Amazon)

Drink your poison ( Get the look: Same as above)

Main Credits:

Photographer, Stylist and creative direction: Charmaine Shaharin

Styling Assistant: Faraday Gamble Gittings


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