It’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and this coming Sunday, May 6 at 6 PM, Macy’s at the Memorial City Mall, will celebrate by having Korean beauty expert, Morgan Alison Stewart from The Beauty Breakdown. She will discuss the impact of Korean culture and beauty with Yellow Magazine editor Issa Chou. If you’re in the Houston area, be sure to check it out.
It’s going to be a fun event! You’ll have a chance to snap a photo with Morgan, watch on-stage demonstrations, and have one-on-one consultations with Macy’s beauty team. And the best part? With your qualifying purchase, you get to take home a special gift.
I’m super excited to attend this event. It’s not very often that big retailers such as Macy’s recognize and celebrate Asian Pacific American heritage and I’m absolutely thrilled about this opportunity.
See, growing up, my friends and I have always been influenced by western cultures in our approach to fashion and beauty. I wanted to have bigger eyes, taller nose, and fairer skin. As I grew older, this has changed. Personally, I have come to embrace my own beauty and enhance it in my own unique way.
This is why it’s important for me to celebrate the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. When I first started this blog 7 years ago, I named it “Lynne Gabriel – Asian Fashion Blogger.” I wanted Asians to have a representation in the blogosphere. My blog has gone through a couple of minor re-branding since then but my goal remains the same, and of course, more Asian influencers have emerged.
My love for daintiness and simplicity in make-up and modesty in fashion came from my culture and being in the business of blogging, I try my best to incorporate that.
Believe it or not, at my age, my mom still rolls her eyes or usually says something if she deems that any dress that I think of potentially wearing is too short for her liking. Asian mothers can be pretty strict I tell you! So I try to keep that in mind and I’m grateful that has been engrained on me because I know that I don’t always have to show my skin to be pretty.
My mom has also taught me to keep the use of make-up in moderation. I use light make-up to none for my daily look (usually just light foundation and powder) and go a bit more on Sundays for church and photoshoots. The whole concept is to not have the same look for both ordinary days and special occasions. She’s always told me that if I wear heavy make-up everyday, I won’t look any different for special occasions and I can say that this teaching has served me well.
I’m pretty sure that Morgan from The Beauty Morgan has got some stories to tell. I can’t wait to hear what she has to say about Korean culture and beauty.
If you’d like to hear more about Asian beauty discussion, be sure to stop by Macy’s Memorial City Mall on Sunday, May 6 at 6 PM. It sure is going to be a fun-filled event.
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