Founded by Yvonne Hung, an urban planner/artist with an eye for design and making extraordinary products with ordinary materials, The Harbinger Company strives to rework everyday objects into something interesting. Each design is hand-drawn, computer drafted, laser cut, and hand assembled by the designer, and then boxed in locally printed packaging.
This necklace is inspired by triangles, the most basic geometric form. It is a Lasercut Bamboo Necklace with 14k gold-filled hardware. I like it because it reminds me of that geometric triangle shaped game we used to play when we were kids. You know that nerdy game? Yea, that one. The necklace is delicate in how its made but makes an overall bold statement so you can have the best of both worlds!
When I go clubbing, I like to be stylish yet comfortable. You ain’t gonna see my suffer while I’m out having fun! My clothes have to flow with the wind yet be a little edgy so that it fits the night. (Let’s just say, I ain’t going to look like I’m going to a picnic when I go out to a bar or lounge). Enter this lapeled black zippered jumper by Isabel Lu. It’s silky and breezy, with an elastic waist that will give you room to move and dance, shake and shimmy. It’s black so it matches everything and you can totally accessorize it to the maximus, especially your big ol’ grin because you’re just so dang comfy for the night.
As a writer, I pretty much lug my laptop everywhere. I lug it to the coffee shops and to the libraries. I lug it to my car and to my work. It’s like I’m back in college holding overweight books again. But I would be oh so cool if I had this “over-sized” leather messenger bag by Beth Springer. It’s strong enough for a laptop yet lightweight and is a great travel companion whether you are going across town or half way across the world. Plus, it’s also made out of vegetable dyed leather so you know it’s strong. I think my favorite thing about this bag is its color though. I’m a sucker for colors commonly found on vegetables and this spinach green is just bold enough to be striking without being too over the top. I can’t eat it but carrying it would be the next best thing!
Because skin can start to age as early as 25 and become more delicate and sensitive, caring for it is necessary to prolong the vitality of your skin. One of the main problems that occur is skin dryness. This is where Sebamed’s Anti-Dry Day Defence Cream comes in. The soothing and smoothing properties of phytosterols & avocado oil (with skin-related lipids, Vitamins A and E) combined with Vitamin E protect and care for the skin. This cream glides over your skin where it is completely absorbed, leaving no sticky traces.
The pH value of 5.5 supports the skin’s own natural acid barrier against dehydration and irritants. Dermatological tests have proven that Sebamed Anti-dry Day Cream used in combination with the Night Cream can restore the essential moisture balance of dry skin.
You got to love the skin you’re in, and you only get one, so take care of it!
I don’t think Hello Kitty can ever go out of style. I think Ray Bans eventually will, capris have already been there, done that, and purple is apparently the new pink which was apparently the new black. But Hello Kitty, that’s a classic that will stay with girls age 5 to 50. That’s why I would totally rock this Floral Heather Grey Tank by Hello Kitty by Public Library. You got the Kitty looking all distressed- in a totally cool way, of course. The tank is comfortable to wear and would look good anywhere. I’m thinking I would layer it with comfy cardigans just in time for Fall. Kitty’s coming out to play!
Do you have the best idea for a movie but don’t know what (or who) you have to do to get it made? Enter Battle of the Pitches. In its second year, the competition brings API talents straight to the boardroom where they are judged by high-level Hollywood execs and power players based on their one to two minute pitches for a screenplay idea. Sponsored by FOX Diversity and produced by MAPID (Mavericks of API Descent) and ID Film Fest 2010, Battle of the Pitches aims to promote up-and-coming artists and get them accustomed to the high stakes, pressurized nature of an actual pitch session with a producer or agent. Last year’s winner, James Huang, 33, demolished the competition with his script for the romantic comedy, All Your Fault. Here, he shares with Audrey what the experience was like.
Tell us a little bit about yourself, James.
My name is James Huang. I am primarily an actor and I have also written, produced and directed for film and television over the last 12 years between New York and Los Angeles. My script entitled, “ALL YOUR FAULT” is a romantic comedy that won last year’s Battle of the Pitches at the first ever ‘BREAKING THE BOW’ festival. My script was also a finalist at two other festivals this year, including the Beverly Hills Film Festival and the IndieProducer screenwriting competition.
Can you share with us a little about your experience for last year’s competition?
I don’t remember much of any of it since it was all up and over within a single night for me. My lovely friend, Kelvin Han Yee called me randomly that afternoon and informed me about the Battle of the Pitches a few hours before the event was to take place in Santa Monica. He asked if I had any projects in the works, as I often do, and he encouraged me to pitch my script to the live festival competition. I didn’t feel prepared to do anything of the sort, and so I graciously declined participating. But then Kelvin insulted my masculinity, artistic integrity, and genitalia (in that order) — to which I accepted his challenge and showed up to the Breaking the Bow festival. I didn’t know what any of it was, but I think I saw it advertised on Kelvin’s never ending Facebook tweets earlier that week. I also had to make it clear to Kelvin that all my parts were in perfectly fine working order, size, and of the male gender.
How did you pitch your screenplay?
In terms of pitching it, I just threw it out there in sixty seconds in a similar way that I would in trying to tell a really interesting story or even a joke at a bar — It’s dark, noisy, people’s attention spans are limited and they’ve heard it all before. You have sixty seconds to make an impression or go home alone again — ready, set, GO.
How did you prepare for the pitch?
I guess my preparation was just in the writing process itself. I didn’t prepare anything specific for the actual pitch competition since I didn’t have any time to. I had just recently finished the second draft of my script with my writing partner, Anna Musso. Not only did we have to discuss the material at length in the writing process, but we had been sharing it with a few people to check out and give me feedback and notes. When any writer does this, they naturally talk to others about the story and characters to friends, actors, and other writers. So I was already beginning to get familiar with talking about the key points of my script. I guess being concise and quick about it was all that the pitch competition really required. I also knew that I had to convey the tone of my piece with my presentation, so I had a bit of bitter attitude about it on stage — like a chip on my shoulder, which is what the central character of the story has. The character is on the brink of a melt down from having just been dumped, so I think at one point, I yelled angrily as I was explaining the story on stage. They got a laugh out of that, so I guess it was worked. I also like yelling on stage, no matter what I’m talking about.
What opportunities did winning the competition give you?
Being able to say that my screenplay won a festival contest and that the script was then read and considered by FOX 2000 and FOX Searchlight is always a nice thing to accompany a script when you’re looking for indie producers and investors. But the truth is, I’m still searching to get this film made. Hey, do you know anyone interested in giving me about a quarter million to make a film? I won this pitch competition and got to meet with FOX Searchlight and FOX 2000. They loved it. Absolutely loved it. And I love Kelvin Han Yee.
To enter, send your info to email@example.com. Entry fee is $15
Sometimes, I really wish I could be a badass. I really wish I can break out into barfights and pierce my nose and drink whiskey for breakfast. But I can’t. At least with the Silver Double Fingered Ring by Ija Designs, I can pretend I have a little bit of badassness to me. Sleek and modern, this ring will be sure to knock others out. But the beauty in the ring is that it can fit in at a dive bar or at an elegant cocktail party. Because let’s face it, a girl can’t be a badass 24/7.
My go-to solution for a bad hair day has always been to don a hat. But I used to always borrow my boyfriend’s hats for these occasions. My head is kind of big so girls’ fedoras hardly ever look good on me. They’re always too small and cramp on my big head. So when we broke up, I was kind of sad because I didn’t have anyone’s hat to wear anymore. But I wouldn’t even need to have a bad hair day to wear this IZESX Grosgrain Band Fedora! In the matchable shade of Mocha, this fedora is perfect for the reigning hipster who wants to cap her noggin with something fashionable.
You know you’re hot when pictures of you are upsetting malls all over America.
Posters of Nikita star (and former Audrey cover girl) Maggie Q- and her smokin’ guns and gams -have been pulled off several malls and shopping areas across America as supervisors are afraid of the images being too sexy and fiery. According to Variety, the shots of Q in a leather outfit seated with machine guns have been turned down by various shopping outlets, including the Grove in LA. Places in New York, Chicago and Illinois also passed on the image, allowing a replacement ad of the actress wearing a long red gown, holding a machine gun to be shown instead.
I dont particularly find these images too revealing. Victoria’s Secret ads show more than this! What do you think about all this brou ha ha? Much ado about nothing or a justified cause for concern? Either way, generating more buzz for the already killer-looking show is sure to be good for Nikita when it premieres on the CW on September 9.
More coverage of Maggie Q and her new show can be found in Audrey’s Fall issue.
I think fanny packs are the most convenient things in the world. For one, you would never injure your shoulders or your arms lugging a heavy bag around. For two, you would never just leave it anywhere because it can safely and conveniently be snugly around your waist. And for three, your arms would be free to do things such as lugging around books, giving other people hugs and snapping pictures.
So who’s with me on the fanny pack revolution? Can I get a yeah-ah?!