Monday, May 19, 2014

Model Crushing x Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month



Kiko Mizuhara
Kiko Mizuhara

Kiko Mizuhara
Kiko



Adrianne Ho



Adrianne Ho





Jihye Park



Jihye Park



Courtney Money

                                                                       Courtney Money

Courtney Money

A quick little post in celebration of Asian Pacific American Month. Nothing super cultural or insightful on my end, but thought I'd put the spotlight on my peoples. Here are some of my favorite girl crushes I follow on my instagram. Kiko has that Japanese school-girl-innocent-but-I'm-a-bad-ass look that I was just so obsessed with for so long. Adrianne Ho just has this unique & stunning look as well as her way to captivate her audience with her athletic and chic styling sensibility. JiHye Park is just a vision and kills in all things high-fashion and editorial. And Courtney Money is a stunning vision that sparks my need to join in on the blonde ambition hair craze that's sweeping the Asian Nation. 

In case you wanted a more historic insight I got that for ya too!

"May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).
Like most commemorative months, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month originated in a congressional bill. In June 1977, Reps. Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California introduced a House resolution that called upon the president to proclaim the first ten days of May as Asian-Pacific Heritage Week. The following month, senators Daniel Inouye and Spark Matsunaga introduced a similar bill in the Senate. Both were passed. On October 5, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a Joint Resolution designating the annual celebration. Twelve years later, President George H.W. Bush signed an extension making the week-long celebration into a month-long celebration. In 1992, the official designation of May as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month was signed into law.
The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants."

Love ya babes!
Monique







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