Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Girl power refaced

"Yes, this is what I do. I cry and cry, and then I go back to work."
With Cashmere Mafia pulled off the air, I rested my eyes on Lipstick Jungle for my weekly dose of sugar, spice, and everything nice in a pair of stilettos. Interestingly enough, Korean-American Lindsay Price plays fashion designer Victory Ford on the show. Along with Lucy Liu as magazine publisher Mia Mason on Cashmere Mafia, Asian-Americans finally appear to be making a big impact on mainstream television, albeit extremely glamorized. Glamorization is fine and dandy with me -- it's about time that we're not depicted as karate princesses or nerdy outcasts. In Lipstick Jungle and Cashmere Mafia, Victory and Mia are brilliant and gorgeous role models who work hard for what they want -- and oh, they definitely know what they want.

Still, I identify more with Victory, from her ridiculous search for a scraggly purple hat to her determination to prove herself to the harsh world. She's slightly klutzy, imperfect, stubborn, and occasionally pouty -- but you can't not love her because she also happens to be the sweetest person with 200 pairs of shoes in the world.

Mia is icy, but Victory is more like icing.

Miss Couturable
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