Deciding what to wear to an event can be a grueling task. Do you overdress? Underdress? Do you wear your favorite classics or try something trendier?
And in the case of a fashion show, the age old question can be, do you go with black or color?
Through my red carpet corresponding, I’ve found most celebs sticking to the classic black for the evening. Nevertheless, some found great ways to spruce up a basic. But is it better than donning a bright hue? Let’s take a look at the competition.
Serena Yang sassed up her LBD with geometric gems on the shoulder blades and killer shoes.
On any other man, this outfit would look a bit frumpy and hobo-ish but Jack Yang is not any other man. Blackjack!
Pro ping pong player (dude, I know,right?) Soo Yeon Lee kind of has this Halloween witchy costume thing going on but she’s dang gorgeous so she pulls it off.
Love Karin Anna Cheung’s blingin’ chains and hot skirt.
Lina So looks classy and elegant…and kind of out of place at this event!
Nikki Soohoo’s white stripes brings a stark contrast to her black strapless.
Ashley Jones supports designer Jenny Han with a jewel-toned purple cocktail that looks comfy and stylish.
James Kyson Lee had a flight to NY that evening which may explain why he was so warmly dressed for the warm evening. Nonetheless, shnazzy scarf!
Lynn Chen sports a casual maroon top. We were more in love with her fabulous professional do. The first time she ever got her hair done for an event!
Mayleen Ramey looks super Californian cool in this breezy sundress and flat sandals. ROck ‘em girlfriend!
Michelle Phan’s blue gem-toned cocktail was a nice contrast to the red carpet.
Paperdoll’s unique style is shown through each members’ different fashion choices.
Sheetal Sheth rocked her gunmetal gray jumpsuit.
So what do you think? Is it cooler to stay in edgy black for the evening or don a bright hue? If you want my opinion…
I wore this for the evening (pictured here interviewing Justin Chon). So I say: viva la color!
The right clutch for an event is always difficult to scrounge up. You only need a few necessities for the evening. A lipstick, credit cards, a camera, your phone. Therefore the bag has to be compact yet pretty enough that acquaintances won’t think you just picked a random brown bag off the street and decided to use it for the night. JLouise Handbags came up with the Pearl , Beige and Tan Ring Bling handbag that suits this need perfectly. They’re super sleek and clean, giving it a very elegant look yet has some funky metal ridges at the bottom that goes well for the modern girl. I like that this handbag looks like something that wont dent if I accidentally swing it around. It’s not too softy-softy. Which I like ‘cause I am so not a softy softy girl.
‘Cause it was awesome!
Here are some of our favorite parts of the night.
Audrey’s makeover of the Petersen Automotive Museum was a complete success. The already gorgeous showroom was enhanced with lavender gobo light strewn across the walls. Our only gripe may be going all the way to first floor just to use the restroom but if you can’t make the trek, you didn’t really need to go anyway.
Star-studded Red Carpet
Star-studded Red Carpet
Lots of celebs popped up on the red carpet, including The Bold and the Beautiful’s Ashley Jones (pictured above), C.S. Lee (Dexter), Youtube makeup guru Michelle Phan, and Amy Hill. Non-celebs also made plenty use of the bright orange Audrey backdrop, posing like the inner-divas they are throughout the night.
The Twilight star stole the show not once but TWICE when he took the stage hosting the celebrity runway portion of the show. First, he gave an endearing speech honoring and celebrating the Asian American woman and then he took off his shirt to reveal some bright red nipple tassels and short jean shorts. Talk about making a fashion statement!
The outfit on the left is SO HOT. The bowler hat, the red lace rights, the fluffy scarf. Jotting it down for our Christmas wish list. And the fur vest on the right is furr-ocious. Paws off to designer Jenny Han.
We loved being able to check out what we saw on the runway right after at the designer pop up booths. That way, fashion like Jellypop shoes (above) can go straight from the runway to…your feet!
Let’s face it, we’re Asian. We love free stuff. The packed Audrey’s Night Out goodybags reciprocated our feelings quite nicely.
Meeting new people while hanging out with old friends are the key benefits to Audrey’s Night Out. Whether mingling, networking or flirting, there were plenty of people from the 1000+ guest list to chat with.
Hey, we had a long, hard month working on this night, okay? Thanks Ketel One and Stella Artois for making it all that much better.
Photos courtesy of Karla Ticas. What were your favorite moment from the night?
After months of preparation, the night finally came!
Audrey’s Night Out was an indubitable success and we have been overwhelmed with all the love, laughter, fun, fashion and Ketel Ones shared throughout the evening and then after.
Full-on updates will be posted over the next couple of days but in the meantime, let me share with all of you who couldn’t make it (and those who did but still want to stare at pictures of themselves) some great places where you can catch snapshots of the night:
If you attended the show and have pictures and words to share, share them here!
As you may know from our previous post, the L.A. Flea Market opened up at the Dodger Stadium this summer and Audrey Assistant Editor Janice Jann and guest Helen Wong decided to help scrounge for the best vintage finds, sniff out the food trucks and give you tips and bits on…How To Navigate A Flea Market!
Flea market fashion to couture fashion, check out Audrey’s Night Out 2010 TOMORROW!
It’s an exciting time for Asian Americans in the fashion industry. At the Council of Fashion Designers of America early this year, all three awards for the best new designers of the year were awarded to Asian American men; Richard Chai for men’s wear, Jason Wu for women’s wear and Alexander Wang for accessories. The New York Times wrote an article about Asian Americans climbing the fashion industry ladder. And it just warms our hearts to see the influx in fashionable Asians at New York’s Fashion Week.
Audrey contributor Tamae Ishii scoped out the scene in NY earlier this month and brought to us a bevy of beautiful and stylish people, even writing a piece on the Oscar De La Renta show (pictured above).
Below find more of some of fashion’s fashionable elites including Kelly Choi and Joe Zee of Elle. (Click on shots for closeups).
Even though fashion week is over, you can still get your fix for fashionable Asians at Audrey’s Night Out 2010. Only two more days until show time. Buy your tickets now!
When Bruno Mars held a special free concert at The Grove in LA on Friday, he made hundreds of young girls and boy swoon with his romantic medley, “Just The Way You Are.” We were totally impressed by Mars, whose real name is Peter Fernandez’ charm and charisma onstage. Watch it here:
Mars was promoting his debut album, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” set to be released on October 5th. The title is both representative of the soft lovey dovey side the artist likes to sing about as well as his more rebellious persona. “I’m, you know, a little bit of a gangster.” Mars told KIIS FM’s Ryan Seacrest Friday morning.
The gangster side definitely came out a little when we found out via KoreAm that was arrested this weekend in Las Vegas on cocaine charges.
The 23-year-old singer, who rose to mainstream fame after singing on the Travie McCoy hit, “Billionaire,” was found with 2.6 grams of cocaine at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
According to an arrest report, a bathroom attendant alerted a security guard after seeing Mars enter a bathroom stall with a bag of white powder.
Police tested the powder and concluded it was cocaine. The report also stated the singer admitted doing a foolish thing and said he had never used drugs before.
Mars was released without bail on Sunday, and has not yet commented on the issue to the public.
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Oooh we are just getting so excited for Audrey’s Night Out this Thursday! We’ve been ransacking our closets for some stylish somethin’ somethins to wear.
What about you? Excited to come watch the fashion show and mingle with the stars? Wanna BE in the show? Here’s your chance!
We’re looking for fashionistas to become the next AUDREY GIRL by sending in their favorite looks to our fabulous fashion show producer Chriselle’s facebook page or tweet her @chriselletweets by September 21st, 12:oo noon central time.
The most stylish cat will get to purr on the runway for Audrey’s Night Out alongside celebs and fashion models. Will it be you?
Well, we sure don’t think it’s going to be us.
Happy sitting in the audience to enjoy the show? Buy tickets here.