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The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge Whenever we have big gatherings such as a ua neeg or hu plig, it always centers around food. The woman of the house comes up with a plan of what to make and the man of the house gathers up men to help him with preparing the meat for the event. Something […]

Fashion Tips

WHAT IS A LAPEL PIN Before we delve into the purpose, design, and practicalities of wearing pins for suits, let’s firstly discuss what a lapel pin actually is. We begin with the lapel itself which is the edged part on each side of your suit jacket immediately below the collar which is folded back on […]

Fresh Traditions 2015 Recap

Were you looking forward to the 9th annual CHAT Fresh Tradition Fashion Show as much as I was? As I entered the Roy Wilkins Auditorium on Saturday, September 12th 20145, I was greeted by CHAT’s friendly committee members who happily welcomed and checked my guests and I in. After being checked in and putting on […]

How to Make a Hmong Camera Strap

Tools: Sewing pick and sewing machine Material: Used camera strap and Hmong money bag strap 1. The colorful strap is ideally used for a money bag/small Hmong handbag but instead I decided to cut and sew it into a camera strap. The Hmong strap can be found at Hmong Village, Hmong flea market, Hmong stores, […]

What is XIXOmenswear?

Being Hmong, we are often mistaken as Chinese or Japanese. We are lost in a sea of similar faces and at times, we have to explain who we are with a brief history lesson because few knows about the Hmong. Imagine if you could show who you are proudly–your heritage, background and culture–without a word. […]

Our first promo video!

The official first promo video is a great way to show our accessories in today modern society.  It was a fun filled day with slight over cast during our photo/video shoot.  The action took place in Minneapolis with those who came far and close.  With the style we just wanted to show our paj ntuab […]

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