Need a boost? How about a new ‘do?
We noticed it first when designer Phillip Lim sent his models down his Fall 2009 runway donning bowl cut wigs. Hmm. Kinda cool.
Then, seemingly out of nowhere, a model from Japan named Tao Okamoto walked practically every runway. The adrogynous, bowl-cut topped model donned tweeds and furs at Ralph Lauren, quirky separates at United Bamboo, and sparkling minis at Emilio Pucci.
“Nude” looks were all over the spring runways. From sporty khaki at Alexander Wang to aggressive minis in barely-there hues at Jen Kao to twisted and knotted nude chiffons at Burberry Prorsum, you’re going to want to run out and get something in this naked hue as soon as the dust settles from the mad rush that is the holidays.
It’s that time again. The Winter Olympic Games are upon us, this time in Vancouver, starting February 12, 2010. The U.S. has got a lot of talent as usual, and we’re going to highlight some of the Asian American athletes who may be competing at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.
First up is 16-year-old Mirai Nagasu, who is hoping to make it on the U.S. figure skating team. (The team will be announced in a couple weeks.)
Estee Lauder may have a reputation for being an “older woman’s” makeup line, but I’ve always been a fan. To me, the brand is very nostalgic. My mother’s vanity was always filled with their products and I’d watch her tap and smooth and massage on the various creams with envy. As a teen, I would follow my mother to the local department store and we invariably stopped at the Estee Lauder counter. The gleaming gold jars, the pastel hued bottles … to me, that was glamour. Not to mention all the mini-sized freebies my mother would give me every time Estee Lauder had a free gift with purchase promo (which was fairly frequently). Every gift with purchase promo meant we’d be having a mother-daughter shopping date.
Since my teen years, I’ve branched out and dabbled in all sorts of different skincare brands. But I may have to return to my first skincare love, now that I’ve discovered Estee Lauder’s Hydrationist, the company’s newest moisturizer.
Totally not greasy or oily, it does what I never thought I could do — moisturize my T-zone without breaking out or developing an oil slick by midday. The scent is absolutely addicting — they actually took a note from an undersea coral that no human being has ever smelled! But most of all, I love seeing that gold-topped jar on my vanity. It reminds me of home.
Estee Lauder Hydrationist Creme for Normal/Combination Skin, $38, www.esteelauder.com.
Your girlfriend has always got your back.
Jittery about that first date? She helps you pick out the perfect outfit.
Two a.m. phone calls to gush about how sweet and gentlemanly he was? She’s ready to analyze every little move.
It’s been two weeks and still no phone call, email or even a text? She’s got a shoulder, a martini and a VIP guest list plus one for the hottest club in town.
Global Girlfriend is a fair trade fashion company that works with more than 50 cooperatives in more than 20 countries, including right here in the U.S. They offer stylish, fashion-forward clothing, accessories and beauty products, all while empowering women throughout the world with self-sustaining work. And for each purchase, Global Girlfriend donates a portion of the proceeds to Camfed (Campaign for Female Education), dedicated to education and empowerment of girls and young women in rural Africa.
There are really only two times a year when you can go really crazy without raising any eyebrows: Halloween and New Year’s.
If you missed one chance to get yourself tricked out, treat yourself this coming NYE. Take a cue from the spring runways and try a pop of color in your makeup palette. Just a swipe on the eyes or a dab on the lips will make you stand out (no black light needed).
The easiest way to freshen up your look is with a new lip color. The hottest looks on the spring runways were a shade more fuschia or tangerine. Just keep it matte-ish and your look will look fresh, not dated.
Just wanted to give a shout out to all our readers and supporters! We couldn’t have done it without you, especially this past year. Thank you for always believing in Audrey! We do it all for you!
Just a bit of eye candy to cheer you up.
And it’s not too late for you to get in on the action. You can get one too! (The calendar, we mean, not a model.) Become a fan of Audrey Magazine on Facebook and tell us what makes Asian American men hot and we’ll send you one! But hurry! Once the calendars are gone, they’re gone!
(You can still buy one for yourself at www.amazon. All proceeds go to the Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, www.aphcv.org.)
You’ve been so good this holiday season. Treat yourself with these special deals.
AA designer Juli Lee offers luxurious lounge wear and lingerie, because the ultimate luxury is looking your best even when no one’s around.
Get 20% off at www.JuliannaRae.com. Use promo code AUDREY20 until January 15, 2010.
Need a last minute gift for under $50? Perhaps you’ve been considering finally getting a cell phone for your kid (or your mom!). Maybe you’re sick of snail texting on that 10-key. Or maybe you just need new, slick technology to go with your new, slick self for the new year. Either way, score major points with anyone on your list with the new Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 cell phone.
We love the high gloss, titanium black “now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t” keypad and display. It looks all minimalist and cool until you activate it, and then the glow-through keypad and OLED external display magically appears. If you need to do some speed texting, just flip the phone open and you have a full QWERTY keyboard and a high-resolution 2.6 QVGA internal display.