Audrey Fashion Show Giveaway Winners Revealed!

Fashion. Music. Fun. These are just a few of the many words I can use to describe Audrey Fashion Show 2015, which took place this past Saturday, March 28th at 440 Seaton in Downtown Los Angeles.

To show our appreciation to our wonderful guests, we asked everyone to take pictures of the show and put it up on social media with the hashtags #afs2015 and #LetsGoVip. We then chose two lucky winners at random to receive an exclusive gift from the runway.

It is our absolute pleasure to announce our two winners:




Congratulations to Kelly Li and Suhaila Hobba! We will be direct messaging you soon to give you details about the giveaway. In the meantime, here’s a quick glimpse at even more fashion show fun we found on social media! Be on the look out for our event recap and even more pictures coming to you soon.




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KRNFX x MIKESONG @krnfx @mikeosong #badassery #afs2015 A video posted by Yulree Chun (@yulch) on


@__justinkang__ favorite band #runrivernorth #audreyfashionshow


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[Video] Audrey Magazine on Kababayan Today with G Töngi


Hosted by Filipino American actress and model G Töngi, Kababayan Today is America’s very first and only daily talk show for and about the Filipino/ Filipino American community. Luckily for us, Audrey Magazine was recently invited on to the show so that we could talk about our content as well as our upcoming fashion show.

Don’t miss out on all the fun! Hosted by Jeannie Mai, Audrey Fashion Show 2015 will take place this Saturday at 440 Seaton in Los Angeles. There will be live performances by Run River North, Mike Song, KRNFX and the Filharmonic, as well as an exclusive after party directly following the fashion show.

There are still general standing tickets available which can be purchased here, but spots are limited so make sure you purchase your ticket asap! For more information, you can always visit the event’s official website.

Want to see more of G Töngi on Kababyan Today? You’re in luck. The show airs every weekday at 4:00pm on KSCI/LA18 in Southern California and 5:00pm on KIKU in Hawaii.



Calling All Toyota Owners: Get Your VIP Tickets to the Audrey Fashion Show 2015


Own a Toyota? Look’s like it’s your lucky day! Not only is Toyota sponsoring the Audrey Fashion Show 2015, they’re making sure all loyal Toyota owners get VIP treatment for this highly-anticipated event. Spots are limited, so make sure you register today!

The first 100 Toyota owners (plus a guest) will receive exclusive VIP Access to the show. This includes:

-Complimentary VIP Tickets for you and a guest
-VIP Seating
-Hosted Bar
-Access to the VIP lounge (to meet celebs, designers and bloggers)
-Access to the After-Party
-Toyota Gift bag

Click Here To Register and Receive VIP Tickets to the Audrey Fashion Show

Audrey Fashion Show 2015:
Saturday, March 28, 2015
440 Seaton St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

7:30PM – Doors Open
9:00PM – Fashion Show & Live Performances (including popular duo Mike Song and Krnfx, Run River North and more)
10:00PM – After Party

For more information, check out the official website here.


#LetsGoVip #AFS2015


These Disney Villain Perfume Bottles Will Make You Want to Join the Dark Side

For my entire life, I have always sided with “the good guys.” Yup, Disney taught me well because there was never a time where I rooted for the people who would make it onto Santa’s naughty list. Well, thanks to Japanese designer Ruby Spark, we may all be joining the dark side if that means getting our hands on these gorgeous perfume bottles.

Spark first put up her designs on Pixiv, a Japanese online community for artists. It wasn’t long before the perfume bottles picked up attention and had everyone begging Disney to make these designs a reality.

“There’s something special about each and every Disney villain. When I look at them, they have a sort of mysterious sexiness you’d never get from the princesses.” Spark explains. “Perfumes aren’t always soft and floral. Some of them have a tempting character, something that feels almost a little dangerous even. I thought it’d be wonderful to combine perfumes like that with the motif of Disney villains.”

Disney Princesses have definitely gained loads of popularity over the years and have inspired countless artists such as this artist who felt compelled to re-imagine the girls with different ethnicities and this company who created Indian bridal wear inspired by Disney Princesses. Well it may be time for the pure-hearted Princesses to step aside for these Disney villains.

Maybe, if we all plead hard enough, Disney will take notice of these perfume bottles and let them hit the shelves. Until then, they’re still incredible to look at.



The Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Photo courtesy of PIXIV.


Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians. Photo courtesy of PIXIV.


Captain Hook from Peter Pan. Photo courtesy of PIXIV.


Gov. Ratcliffe from Pocahontas. Photo courtesy of PIXIV.


Claude Frollo from Hunchback of Notre Dame. Photo courtesy of PIXIV.


Hades from Hercules. Photo courtesy of PIXIV.


Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. Photo courtesy of PIXIV.


Prince John from Robin Hood. Photo courtesy of PIXIV.


Madame Medusa from The Rescuers. Photo courtesy of PIXIV.


Yzma from Emperor’s New Groove. Photo courtesy of PIXIV.


Foulfellow and Gideon from Pinocchio. Photo courtesy of PIXIV.


Scar from The Lion King. Photo courtesy of PIXIV.


Mother Gothel from Tangled. Photo courtesy of PIXIV.


Lady Tremaine from Cinderella. Photo courtesy of PIXIV.


Ursula from The Little Mermaid. Photo courtesy of PIXIV.


Doctor Facilier from The Princess and the Frog. Photo courtesy of PIXIV.


Gaston from Beauty and the Beast. Photo courtesy of PIXIV.


Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. Photo courtesy of PIXIV.


Jafar from Aladdin. Photo courtesy of PIXIV.


All photos courtesy of courtesy of PIXIV




You’re Invited to the Audrey Fashion Show 2015!


In its 12-year history, Audrey Magazine has become the nation’s premier Asian American women’s lifestyle magazine. We cover Asians and Asian Americans in popular culture, fashion/beauty trends and important social issues relevant to the Asian American community.

This month, we are honoring Asian Americans in fashion, beauty and entertainment with a highly-anticipated fashion show. With high-end designers (curated by Satine Boutiques’ Jeannie Lee), a state of the art venue and a star-studded red carpet, this event has everyone talking.

It gets even better. The event’s sponsor, Toyota, has granted exclusive VIP access for all Toyota owners which includes reserved seating and access to VIP lounge to meet with the celebrities, bloggers and designers.

And you’re invited. 



The Audrey Fashion Show 2015:
Saturday, March 28, 2015
440 Seaton St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

7:30PM – Doors Open
9:00PM – Fashion Show & Live Performances (including popular duo Mike Song and Krnfx, Run River North and more)
10:00PM – After Party



For more information, visit the official website. To purchase tickets, click here.






[Video] Jubilee Project Releases Another Tearjerker About Unconditional Love


Jubilee Project has done it again. Their latest video “Blind Devotion,” which has us simultaneously crying sad and happy tears, proves that they’re masters at pulling our heartstrings.

Not familiar with Jubilee Project? According to their official website, they “make short films, PSAs and documentaries in collaboration with non-profits to increase awareness and inspire action. [Jubilee Project’s] vision is to produce entertaining content that will empower, enable, and inspire others to do good as well.”

And with over 172K subscribers on YouTube, they certainly seem to be doing a good job at that goal. “Blind Devotion” was uploaded onto their channel just a few months ago, but it has already gathered nearly 4 million views.

The premise of the short is simple enough: A woman explains the various ways she shows her devotion to her husband. But when their lives are flipped upside down, she has to deal with the guilt of being a burden to him. Of course, this only gives her husband an opportunity to show his devotion back. If you’ve given up on the idea of unconditional love, then you should definitely watch this.

“Blind Devotion” is the second short in a series by Jubliee Project which focuses on unconditional love. The series is in partnership with with Pastor Francis Chan and his latest book You and Me Forever. In the book, Francis Chan and his wife Lisa explore what it means to have a fulfilling and successful marriage. Best of all, all proceeds from book sales goes to a good cause.

The official website promises:

100% of the net proceeds from You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity will go towards various ministries that include providing food, shelter and rehabilitation for thousands of orphaned children and exploited women around the world. We would love to raise $5 million, so please support the work now by ordering your own copy here or by donating directly to the project fund.”


Find out more about the book in the video below.

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Artist Shows Disney Princesses As Acid Attack Survivors to Raise Awareness

For some people, the idea of an acid attack is far too cruel to even fathom. But for the 1,000 women who are attacked with acid every year in India, this is a very dangerous reality, and that’s exactly what artist Alexsandro Palombo wants to make sure the world realizes.

Acid attacks are a form of assault where the attacker throws acid or any other corrosive substance onto the body of someone else to try to maim and disfigure them. Because death is not a common result of an acid attack, the goal of this attack is lifelong bodily disfigurement. The acid often burns through skin, cartilage and bone. This not only leaves severe scars and disfiguration, it can lead to blindness, deafness, the inability to talk and various mental health issues.

Although acid attacks can happen to anyone, the majority of acid attacks happen to women in Central and South Asia. Worst of all, these inhumane attacks are often a response to a marriage refusal. Imagine being attacked for simply telling a man you’re not interested? Huffington Post points out that the Taliban has even used this form of assault to scare away young girls from the classroom. As much as we all want this to stop, there are no stern laws against acid attacks within the Indian judicial system. This is where artist Alexsandro Palombo wants to see change.

“If we just observe and stand still, then we are all accomplices,” Palombo said. “And [to] be complicit means to take the side of those cowards, monsters and criminals.”

Realizing that many people around the world do not know about (or simply ignore) acid attacks, Palombo wanted to draw attention to and raise awareness for this issue in the most startling way he could think of: He portrayed beloved Disney Princesses as acid attack survivors.

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Be sure to check out more of Alexsandro Palombo‘s work on his Facebook. If you want to see the brave faces of actual acid attack survivors, check out this incredibly inspiring photo shoot.


All photos courtesy of Alexsandro Palombo’s official Facebook page. 




Aziz Ansari’s Book ‘Modern Romance’ Explores How Technology Affects Relationships


We were all sad to see the cast of the Parks and Recreation say goodbye to their loyal viewers during the series finale last week, but when one door closes another one opens. That certainly seems to be the case for 32-year-old actor and comedian Aziz Ansari. Not only does he have a Netflix stand-up comedy special on its way, Ansari also has a book coming out soon. And no, it’s not what you expect.

Many comedians, such as Mindy Kaling and Amy Poehler, release memoirs to give fans a look into their personal life. Ansari, on the other hand, is releasing a book called Modern Romance where he apparently recruits a sociologist to conduct studies on love and romance in this day and age.

“I had been starting to do this stand-up about dating and realized that the current romantic landscape is way different,” Ansari told TIME.  “All these very modern problems — like, sitting and deciding what to write in a text — that’s a very new conundrum.”

Ansari goes on to explain that while doing research for a stand-up bit, he realized he wanted the perspective of someone in the proper academic field to assess things like texting and how it can affect relationships. The result? A sociology book that has Ansari humor written all over it.

“I want to be clear: The book is not, “It’s crazy! We have phones now!” The changes are far beyond the technology,” Ansari explains. “And marriage, not that long ago, was an economic institution where two families would come together to bring their wealth together. The whole idea of finding a soul mate only became a thing in the past 100 years. So the whole redefinition of what marriage is — nobody’s really written this comprehensive book about this kind of thing. I think it’s really funny and very interesting.”

Needless to say, the book certainly shows plenty of promise. Modern Romance hits bookshelves on June 16th. You can learn more about the book here on the official website.

In the meantime, check out Ansari on The Tonight Show talking about how text messages have changed the dating game. We wouldn’t be surprised if this stuff shows up in Modern Romance.



Win a ‘Big Hero 6′ Blu-ray by Telling Us Your Unconventional Superpower

Superheroes come in all shapes, sizes and personalities, and there probably isn’t a more eclectic group of crime fighters than the members of Big Hero 6. But what if you were part of the team? What would you bring to the table?

Here’s your chance to win a free copy of the Big Hero 6 Blu-ray: Collector’s Edition, which includes a DVD and Digital Copy. The disc includes the origin story of Big Hero 6, deleted scenes, Easter eggs and interviews with the directors who brought the film’s vibrant characters to life.



How to Enter the Giveaway

Audrey Magazine and KoreAm Journal  want you to experience this movie for yourself, so we will be giving away eight copies of the Blu-ray to those who give the best answers to this question:

If you could be a member of Big Hero 6, what would be your unconventional superpower?

* You can give your answer in the comment section below, in the comment section of this article’s Facebook post or tweet at @AudreyMagazine with the hashtag #balalala.

* Then, enter your email at our contest page to complete your registration. Your email will not be stored, nor will be used for any other purpose besides this contest.

* Winners will be chosen based on the creativity of their answer and will be notified through email.


For those of you who don’t win, don’t worry—you can still get all the Baymax you want by purchasing the Big Hero 6 Blu-ray, which is now on sale everywhere. We will be accepting contest submissions until Friday, March 6.



Rules and Disclaimers: Participants must be 18 years or older and live in the United States. Residents of Hawaii and Alaska are eligible for this contest. We value your privacy. Your personal information will be kept confidential and will never be shared with third parties. It will only be used for communications related to this contest.


Featured image courtesy of Disney


Check Out the Trailer to ‘Twinsters’

By now, you’ve probably heard the incredible tale of Samantha Futerman and Anaïs Bordier– twin sisters who only learned about each other’s existence through YouTube and Facebook.

In February 2013, Anaïs, a French fashion design student living in London, got her first glimpse of Samantha through a YouTube video which featured the aspiring American actress. Shocked by their similar appearances, Anaïs couldn’t help but looking into Samantha’s background and finally sent her a Facebook message saying they had the same birthday and were both South Korean adoptees.

“I knew that I had biological family,”Anaïs told us a few months ago. “And I had a feeling that there was more to it. However, I never thought it would be a twin!”

After confirming that they were twins, the two decided it was important to share their inspiring story to the world. In 2014, they released the book Separated @ Birth: A True Love Story of Twin Sisters Reunited. 

But it gets even better. The two created a Kickstater campaign to fund Twinsters, a documentary that would show Samantha and Anaïs meeting in person for the very first time. It seems we all wanted to know the story behind this reconnection because the campaign was a huge success.

Twinsters will hold its world premiere March 15 at South by Southwest. In the meantime, you can check out the trailer below: