Vintage Clothing from the Past: Hong Kong 1950s-Early 60s

Mad Men‘s fourth season debuted yesterday, but have you ever wondered what clothing from other countries looked like around the same period? Below are clips from various fashion shows in Hong Kong back in the 1950s and early 1960s. Notice how many pieces look like they were inspired by Asian clothing. Also, observe what the […]

From Smartbride: Wedding Dresses with Vintage Glamour

Do you love the style and grace of a vintage themed wedding? We do. That’s why this week, we’re glammin’ it up vintage style, sharing some of the “vintage inspired” wedding dresses on SmartBride Boutique. Whether your budget is $175 or $1750, you’ve got some beautiful options! (for more, click here to go to Smartbride […]

Non-English Majors and the Publishing Industry

Back in the day when I was looking for a full time work, I was astounded that publishing jobs tend to look for either journalism or English majors.  I can understand why they prefer someone with a journalism background, but English?  Why aren’t other liberal arts majors listed?  I find it interesting that HR would […]

Mad Men: A New Beginning? (SPOILER ALERT!)

Cynthia Cheng The third season finale of Mad Men was definitely a great way to end the year.  It’s like a close of something old, and an opening of something new.  The timeline is December, 1963, just weeks after JFK’s death, and we are finding that Sterling Cooper and its parent company, PPL, are being […]

Mad Men Premiere: Will You Be Watching?

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Cynthia's Thoughts: Our Dependence on Technology – good or bad?

In the past ten years, society has been increasingly dependent on technology. The cell phone, once a gadget of those in the financial sector, can be found on practically everyone between the ages of 16 and 65. Some people don’t even have landlines, almost unheard of prior to 2003. Recently, I was watching a first […]