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As a 24-year-old Chinese American woman, I admit I have mixed feelings about my Nerd Raccoon Hoodie from Forever21:

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BOF outlines changing cultural international fashion trends in Amongst Chinese Girls, Cute Gives Way to Cool:

First, she holds up a big panda-eyes T-shirt and announces: “This was our bestseller last spring.” Then she points to the bunnies that swarm all over the brand’s summer miniskirts, another bestseller. Finally, she presents a whole menagerie of cats, swans, lions and mice that proudly parade on a successful series of tops. In the winter, she said, faux-fur hoodies with small ears have been doing well, helping this writer to understand why chilly Chinese girls sometimes look like bear cubs.

Until recently, these kinds of “childish” products have driven strong results…

While the women born in the 1980s lived in an environment of fast economic growth, combined with rigorous education standards, post-90s women are no longer guinea pigs in a new socioeconomic experiment. They still suffer from the pressures of schoolwork and market competition, but they have adopted more liberal and individualistic values, which can translate into more selective and anti-mainstream shopping habits.

I think this article highlights important cultural changes in the Asian social zeitgeists (in some historically very isolated cultures) and perhaps a more global attitude about fashion.

And this is a good thing.

Available for the iPhone 5!

Hat-tip to The Feminine Miss Geek.

The Feminine Miss Geek

This might just be one of the more awesome things I have seen in awhile.

It looks to be a silicon case that comes in six colors. The case itself has a woven pattern, which allows you to cross stitch any pattern you like onto the case itself!

You get the case, some thread and a needle to get you started, and a variety of patterns for just 18 bucks! Really cute and clever idea that I had to share. Cross stitching is a great starter craft for the non-crafty, it’s cheap to get started, and there are so many cool projects for stitchers out there right  now. Via Subversive Cross Stitch and Anti-Craft.

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