Andria Lo and Valerie Luu have been interviewing and photographing Chinatown’s most fashionable elders on their blog and Instagram, Chinatown Pretty, since 2014.
Chinatown Pretty is a signature style worn by pòh pohs (grandmas) and gùng gungs (grandpas) everywhere—but it’s also a life philosophy, mixing resourcefulness, creativity, and a knack for finding joy even in difficult circumstances.
Together, Andria, Valerie, and Lana will discuss some of the philosophical wisdom and personal stories about immigration and Chinese American culture shared in the book through their beautiful portraits of trend-setting seniors across six Chinatowns – San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, and Vancouver.
Purchase your copy of Chinatown Pretty: Fashion and Wisdom from Chinatown’s Most Stylish Seniors from the Tenement Museum shop.
While this program is free, you can donate to support future programming from the Tenement Museum here.