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‘Alpha Girls’ Finale, Recapped

April 25 • by Esther Cho

Sadly, all good things must come to and end, including “Alpha Girls.” For those of you who missed it, here’s where we left off with each Alpha Girl: Tokimonsta Tokimonsta headlined a show at Webster Hall in New York City after returning from her trip to Seoul, Korea. Close friends Soo Joo, Dumbfoundead, Lewis, Rekstizzy,…


Sponsored Post: A Guide to Making Business Attire Look Good

April 22 • by Xiaofei Jalette

Finding the perfect suit isn’t all that easy. It took Samantha Shih some soul searching before she decided to take a leap of faith and build her own business, 9TAILORS, which provides custom tailored suits and dress shirts for clients in Boston and New York. We sat down with Shih for a Q&A to get tips…


‘Alpha Girls,’ Episode 7, Recapped

April 13 • by Esther Cho

We’re down to the second-to-last episode of “Alpha Girls,” with the finale just around the corner! The stories of each alpha girl continue to unfold, with more exciting celebrity appearances, store openings, new collaborations, fashion shows, and more. Let’s rewind real quick so you can get your latest fix of Episode Seven. Mina, having spent…

College & Career

Mochi Minis: What Bamboo Ceiling?

April 8 • by Tiffany Ayuda

Kevin Tsujihara became the first Asian American to spearhead a major Hollywood studio last year when he was named CEO of Warner Bros. Since then, Tsujihara has made bold moves and exercised diplomatic skills in the unprecedented role, persuading J.K. Rowling to expand the Harry Potter movie series and closing deals for the production of…

Food & Health

An Update on Young Adult Use of E-Cigarettes

• by Stephanie S Lee

In a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, asked middle and high school students several questions about tobacco use, including whether they have tried cigarettes or e-cigarettes and if they had thought about quitting smoking. This is what they found: Current regular cigarette smokers were more likely than…


‘Alpha Girls’ Episode 6, Recapped

April 7 • by Esther Cho

For every beginning there is an end. We’re nearing the end with only two more episodes left of Alpha Girls. So let’s get to it! After her New York fitting with Jeremy Scott, Soo Joo headed over to the Vogue and H&M Fashion’s Night Out party, followed by a V-files after party in Soho. With…

Makeup Mondays

Makeup Monday: Sandal-Ready Pedis and Bobbi Pin Tricks

• by Nicole Chiang

I’m super excited that the sun is coming out and the temperature is warming up. This week, I’m bookmarking ideas and tips that I can’t wait to try this season. How are you preparing for spring? Let us know in the comments or tweet us at @MochiMag #MochiMM. Have a great week! Sandal Ready Feet…


A New Take on Rap: Spoken Word Poets Discuss the Model Minority Stereotype, Generational Divides, and More

April 1 • by Jessica Yang

How many times have you been asked “What kind of Asian are you”? I know that I’ve been asked it many times. For spoken word poet Alex Dang, it’s a source of annoyance and anger, as he acts out in a video that’s been spreading among the Asian American community. His performance, called “What Kind…


‘Alpha Girls’ Episode 5, Recapped

• by Esther Cho

Hey, Alpha Girls fans! We’re more than half way through the series! In this week’s episode, “Work Work Work,” we learned about all of the effort and hard work that it takes for the girls to be at the top of their game. Soo Joo went on day two of New York Fashion Week—after finishing…


Mochi Minis: America’s Next Top Model Films in Seoul and Japan’s New Origami Legend

March 29 • by Tiffany Ayuda

Our former cover girl Jamie Chung, who stars in JJ Abrams’ new NBC show Believe, talks to Refinery29 about how she transitioned to acting, the not-so-glamorous life of jetsetting, and her upcoming nuptials to How to Make It in America actor, Bryan Greenberg. Tyra Banks and the contestants of America’s Next Top Model will take…