OOoh! It’s gold! It’s silver! It’s shiny! It’s pretty! This gold and silver bars necklace from Aiko Designs takes me back to the days of my girlhood when I read Sweet Valley High books (remember them?). I remember how Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield were always described as wearing these delicate “lavalieres” that they got as presents from their parents and I always wanted one! I’d imagine what they wore might look something like this one. Dude, how cool is that? If you get this, you could look like the girls from Sweet Valley High! You know that’s cool.
When Audrey Got Angry, an Awesome evening happened!
Thanks to everyone who made it out Saturday night to the opening weekend of The People I’ve Slept With for Audrey Gets Angry, a q&a and after party hosted by Audrey Magazine and Angry Asian Man. (And Lynn Chen for a blog shout-out afterwards, woot woot!)
We hope you had as fab an evening at Libertine on Sunset as we did!
Judging by the amazing turnout (packed house!), we’re pretty sure you did as well.
Stars Karin Anna Cheung and Lynn Chen will also be part of our star-studded lineup on the catwalk for Audrey’s Night Out.
Audrey hopes to see you at our next event!
If you have any pictures or stories of the night or comments on how to improve on our events, let us know! Share a comment below. Photos by Helen Wong, Andrea Krauss (and my iPhone).
“The public is screaming for Asian American talent,” CAPE director, Jennifer Sanderson tells me. “Screaming for Asian American talent. I get calls on a daily basis asking for Asian American writers and talents. I want our communities to know about these opportunities and just really go for it.”
Judging by the numerous submissions that CAPE received from the United States and all over the world (including Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan), it seems like the talents are responding. The prestigious 11th annual CAPE New Writers Awards, in both Screenwriting and Television Writing categories packed the Japanese American National Museum’s (JANM) theater with industry newcomers and pros alike.
The event, produced by CAPE (the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) Foundation, Inc., and Fox Entertainment Group (with support from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association), honored Jaffar Mahmood as the Screenwriting winner for his script, How to Throw a Party in Pakistan. Mia Riverton’s script, His & Hers and Ann. N. Truong’s script, So I Married a Black Guy were 1st and 2nd runner up, respectively. Randall Park took home the Television Writing award for his original script, Erasists. Leonard Chang’s Isa’s Return was 1st runner-up and Becoming Kate by Leonardo Nam and Sara Drew was 2nd runner up.
If many of these names sound familiar to you, it’s probably because they are familiar faces.
Ceremony producer Leo Chu remarks, “About half of our finalists this year have been actors so apparently, they have been busy acting as well as writing.” He goes on to joke, “Some of them, it’s the first script they’ve ever written which is pretty astounding and disheartening to me as a writer.”
And even more impressive is the fact that whereas in the past, winners have been scripts that were adapted from shows currently on air or movies that have already been made (for example, last year’s Television Writing Winner, Aaron Ho’s script was his version of a How I Met Your Mother episode), all 6 of this year’s scripts were original.
After the awards were handed out, the audience was treated to readings of last year’s winning scripts. Amusing, heartfelt and very well-written, the works definitely carry merit.
“Writers are king, “ Sanderson says, “We have to develop these talents.”
Future projects CAPE has in store for aspiring writers include a “Writing for Mainstream” workshop which Sanderson feels will be an amazing way for writers to get their work out.
Photos courtesy of Steven Lam
My hair has been through a lot. It’s undergone years of perms, highlights, curlers, dye jobs and hairspray abuse. I can go for weeks without brushing it. Sometimes, if I’m not careful, it’ll just sit as a tangled bird’s nest atop my head.
So when I heard of the Global Keratin’s Hair Taming System with JUVEXIN™, a treatment where protein compound that can restore hair back to its youthful state, I had to check it out.
My treatment was held at the swanky Sally Hershberger salon in Los Angeles where the ultra-pro stylist, Kristen and her assistant Jasmine Chang (who is also on the hit reality show, K-town, woot woot) was put in charge of styling my hair.
Now, I had my hesitations because it would seem that this system seems most effective with those who have giant, wild, unmanageable hair. As an Asian girl whose stick-straight locks isn’t usually that unmanageable, I wasn’t sure if I would be an ideal subject. I was afraid that the treatment might even make my hair flatter and I just ain’t down with that. Nonetheless, Kristen and the rest of the Global Keratin team assured me that after the protein compounds start setting in my locks, my hair may actually become fuller.
The treatment itself was easy enough with a few simple steps. After applying the treatment on my hair, my stylists blew dry and then hot-ironed the locks to set the formula in. I’m not supposed to wash my hair for the next two days (so, sorry people who have to see my greasy do!) but after that, I can do whatever I want.
I’ll be checking in over the course of the next few weeks to let you know how it works out. Meanwhile, here’s hoping I won’t have to keep wearing this anymore.
As much as I love how I look when I’m toting my SLR camera around my neck, it can get a bit painful after awhile. I mean, it’s fine when I’m visiting the Eiffel Tower or the Great Wall of China but when I’m just hanging out? Unnecessary.
That’s why this KidViskous “Camera” necklace on a long silver chain is perfect. Made of light-weight, silver mirror Lucite, it’s got the look down pat without the necessary neck massage afterwards. But, it would still be nice to get a neck massage.
Every year, there seems to be one majorly buzzed-about film with a heavy Asian American ensemble cast. This year, Quentin Lee’s The People I’ve Slept With is it. Starring Karin Anna Cheung and a slew of other sexies including Archie Kao, Randall Park and Lynn Chen, the film revolves around one woman’s frisky ways causing her to get knocked up without knowing who the babydaddy is. This is definitely not your typical Asian American romantic comedy. Which is why you should definitely check it out…With Audrey! And Angry Asian Man!
On August 28th, Audrey Gets Angry. Seriously. Let me explain.
The People I’ve Slept With will be playing in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Sunset 5 with a cast and crew Q&A moderated by Angry Asian Man’s Phil Yu. Following that, head on over to Libertine on Sunset, where Audrey is hosting an intimate after-party with the stars of the film. Karin Anna Cheung, Lynn Chen, Archie Kao, writer Koji Steven Sakai, producer Stanley Yung and director Quentin Lee are already slated to appear.
To attend, RSVP to email@example.com. If you attend the after party, you might even get a chance to win two VIP tickets to Audrey’s Night Out 2010— the hottest fashion event for the Asian American community.
So, to sum it all up, a night to watch the hottest AA film of the year, hang with the stars and possibly win tickets to another fabulous event? This could be better than sex.
Purchase movie tickets here.
So, I have a sister who always seems to be getting bath sets for presents. It’s as though her friends are trying to tell her to take a bath or something! I would get this Bubalina Chocolat gift set for her though. Not because she needs a bath or anything but because this gift pack, which includes body sugar scrub, body butter creme and hand and body lotion, smells really good. Yummy.
Time to book the babysitters and clear your datebook because Audrey’s Night Out is back! For the third year, Audrey Magazine is hosting Audrey’s Night Out 2010, a fashion show bringing the Asian American community together for an evening of fashion, fantasy and fun.
Collaborating with some of the most exciting talents in the fashion, entertainment and music industry, Audrey’s Night Out will include hot celebrity models (and hot professional models) in the coolest Fall fashion, stellar musical performances and a fabulous star-studded after-party with a hosted bar.
Ticket sales start September 3rd, but get your party pants ready NOW! And make it a fashionable pair, please.
There is nothing complicated about this origami! By Beth Springer, this Silver Origami Italian Leather Purse is simply a pleasure to look at and hold. It’s lightweight and eco-friendly and super pretty! So not only do I feel like I am making the world a prettier place, I feel like I’m also making it a better place. And who doesn’t like that, right?
Katie Holmes is channeling former First Lady Jackie O for the cover of New York Magazine’s Fall Fashion issue.
In the issue, which has Mrs. Tom Cruise looking easy breezy fashionable, Holmes talks about designing for her luxury clothing line, Holmes & Yang, with Korean American stylist Jeanne Yang, which debuted in Fall 2009. Holmes’ inception to fashion design began after she became a mom. Holmes tells New York, “I started making clothes for Suri when she was born, designing dresses, and then having seamstresses sew them, because I don’t sew very well. As a child, I was always drawing clothes, and I’ve always loved fabrics, and when Suri was born, I wanted to have certain things be from me and created just by me for her. And so that kind of got me into it, and then one day, Jeanne and I were getting ready for something and we thought, men have such beautiful tailored shirts, they have such a uniform, and we thought it would be nice to make things that are simple that you can have forever.”
Holmes, 31, and Yang, 40, met six years ago at a shoot and decided to collaborate on a classic and functional collection four years later. Parts of the Fall 2010 pieces were debuted in Elle Magazine late June, where creams, pinks and blacks ruled the color palette, inspired by the timeless, simple beauty of ballet dancers.
The Holmes & Yang collection also includes Mommy & Me designs for little girls to match their mothers, a trend Katie and her super-stylist tot, Suri has been regenerating as of late. Yang’s 7-year-old twin daughters are also fans.
And they’re not the only ones embracing Holmes & Yang’s collection. Barney’s New York has agreed to extend sales of the line for another 8 month, a contract that reportedly net Holmes and Yang a cool $5 million.