The recession hit just as I was about to graduate from college.
Already having chosen to dedicate my life to an unstable career (in writing and entertainment), I was unprepared for my road to employment to get even tougher.
In the terrifyingly big city of downtown LA, it can be hard to find a relaxing place to spend the some time with co-workers or friends, waiting for traffic to die down.
But head on over to Chaya Downtown and you’ll immediately feel at ease in their Japanese Beer Garden. Continue Reading »
Now that The Voice fever has officially swept the nation, my Facebook news feed, and the Audrey office, I can finally voice (heh heh) my love for the top 4 finalists.
Beverly McClellan, Vicci Martinez, and Javier Colon are all freakin’ telegenic mofos who have more talent in their pinky finger than my whole 5’7″ frame so forgive me for being a little jealous. However, the one I’m rooting for will definitely have to be the soft-spoken folksy half-Korean Dia Frampton.
I mean, seriously, thanks British Vogue for featuring the slew of Asian supermodels dominating the runway (but seriously, they’re so hot, how can you not feature them?) but mistaking model Liu Wen for Du Juan? What a fashion faux pas!
As an assistant editor for a woman lifestyle magazine, I’m exposed to images, faces, bodies and shapes all day, everyday. I surf blogs, I flip through magazines and I interview some of the most “beautiful” people on the planet.
As my life has gotten more infused with the media’s standards of beauty, I have to admit, I became a little disturbed by the narrow scope of what is deemed beautiful in our society. Long limbs, blonde mane, enormous eyes, lush lips, big boobs, etc. As an Asian American woman, we have a slightly different set of requirements to be beautiful (straight black hair, big eyes, clear, pale skin, waify body shape, etc.), but it’s still there.
But then, I realized I was actually in a position to do something about it! Audrey Magazine decided to put out a casting call seeking REAL women to participate in a photo shoot for our Summer issue. We wanted to feature girls who had great stories to share about their quirks, their bodies, their faces.
It was already difficult enough narrowing down which ladies to be a part of our Body of Quirks photo shoot but then, we ended up with some really great shots that didn’t make the actual page!
Here are some outtakes of the shoot. Enjoy!
New York Times‘ Modern Love column is always a refreshing insight into the nuances and complexities of modern love.
In the latest column, Bringing Home the Wrong Race, actress (and all-around babe) Diane Farr (Californication, Numb3rs) writes about dating a Korean American man–and finding out his parents don’t approve of her because she’s white. She shares about the couple’s trials and tribulations to getting to where they are today–married with three kids.
It’s incredible to look back on the past couple of years and see how much the cupcake has really infiltrated our lives.
The cupcakes shop Sprinkles is everywhere. Cupcake birthday cakes. Cupcake wedding cakes. Cupcakes on a lonely Friday night. Cupcakes after a full day of shopping. Cupcakes on a rainy day.
But take this for a spin: imagine getting a scrumptious box of cupcakes delivered to your door by a princess.
As summer is almost upon us (eeks! finishing up Audrey Magazine‘s summer issue as we speak!), it’s time for that annual hunt of great swimsuits to wear to the pool or the beach or down the street. (Ain’t no one stopping you.)
We’ve compiled some details to look out for when finding your perfect swimsuit–especially ones that tend to flatter Asian American bodies and skin tones. Take a look. Continue Reading »
With 2011 Cannes Film Festival still underway, stars have been popping up like tulips in glamorous red-carpet wear.
I’m happy to say that most are looking mighty fine and elegant. I mean, take Audrey‘s Summer 2011 cover girl, Li Bing Bing (above). How gorgeous (and prom queen-ready) does she look in this sky blue swan Georges Chakra couture?