“My stylist, Amanda, is the best, but I have no idea what looks good. Even just walking down the street, our cast is very good at that. They clean up real well and I’m like, in sweats and Nikes. I love it, but I think I should start looking nicer.” — Jenna Ushkowitz
We think Jenna looks pretty darned nice already and have compiled a few of our favorite looks from the starlet – including EXCLUSIVE quotes from our Fall ’11 Interview!
Ever since I first laid eyes on Fei Wong and her delightful pixie cut in the magical Hong Kong film Chungking Express by Wong Kar-Wai, I wanted to chop all my hair off.
Wanted to is one thing. Getting the courage to take action is another.
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Walking along Market Street in downtown San Francisco, I noticed that this years summer in the Bay Area was unusually hot. Beads of sweat began to from on my face upon my arrival at Estia Salon, a nature-inspired haven that offers holistic skincare and bodywork, located in the heart of the city. My skin felt oily, congested, and gross and I began to feel terribly sorry for the esthetician that would soon have to witness the ghastly sight of my skin.
Luckily, the minute I met Shelly Michaelis, the owner of Estia Salon, I knew I was in experienced, knowledgable, and caring hands. Shelly is a well traveled surfer who understands the risks people face from exposure of the outdoor elements. Being half-Filipino and half-German, Shelly also is an expert in dealing with Asian skin which is often prone to hyper-pigmentation and oil. At my tender age, I already had sunspots creeping beneath the surface of my skin and had unsuccessfully battled my oily t-zone area for years. Could Shelly be the heaven-sent redeemer for my doomed skin?!
Having never been one to obsess over my hair much, I came to a revelation recently.
My hair is thin. Asian hair thin.
This was told to me by my longtime hair cutter who, after lopping off half my hair, informed me I did not suit a certain hairstyle because of my limp locks.
So that explains why I’ve always had a hard time creating that sexy bombshell look. That explains why I hardly ever get to have my hair fall completely straight down my back. That explains how the universe was created! (Okay, so maybe not that…)
Thank goodness there is a product out there for thin-haired girls like me to achieve instant va-va-va-voom hair.
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Until I was about 13, I had virgin hair. My long black strands were shiny, healthy and only incurred slight damage from daily blowouts and the occasional hot curlers. But one day, on a whim, one of my older sisters suggested I get highlights. With the older-sister-knows-best mentality, I went for it — despite the fact that I knew my mother would be livid. She believed in going au naturel when it came to my hair color because she thought it made me look more Chinese and less Americanized.
It has been quite a busy year for New York-based jewelry designer Tiffany Chou. The Korean American adoptee has had her sea-inspired collection of necklaces and cuffs featured in Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan and Audrey. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of her jewelry line, Chou is giving away a one-of-kind set of 14 karat gold plated bangles.
The cat’s out of the bag– our Fall cover girl is none other than the gleeful Jenna Ushkowitz!
(Shown here getting all dolled up for the shoot.)
You see her break out in song-and-dance routines as Tina Cohen-Chang on Glee, and now you get the chance to see Jenna Ushkowitz strike a pose for the cover of Audrey’s Fall 2011 issue coming out in September. The Park Plaza Hotel was the perfect setting for the Hollywood glamour photo shoot with the 25-year-old Korean-American.
Check out the behind-the-scenes coverage and interview we got, with the help of Asian American entertainment network MYX TV. You’ll get the inside scoop on Ushkowitz’s make-out sessions with co-star Harry Shum, Jr. and her favorite Glee episodes.
We can’t wait to share the rest of our shots–and the magazine– with you! Audrey Magazine Fall 2011 issue hits stands early September. Purchase your copy here.
There was no better way to spend my Friday night than relaxing at the four-year-old Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village — it’s a bit of a drive, but completely worth it to get away from the hustle and bustle of L.A. But it’s not your typical hotel and you’ll notice it when you first step in. Aside from all the bells and whistles you would expect from the Four Seasons franchise, this particular location is heavily focused on the art of feng shui, a Chinese system of aesthetics. I mean, everything down to the Yamaguchi Salon to Dr. Ronald Moy‘s skincare line to the fabulous outdoor landscaping.
There’s no better way to spend your Sunday morning than sipping on champagne, getting an autographed copy of first-time author Kimberly Lin‘s book Recession Proof, checking out the latest in skincare at January Labs Skin Essentials, enjoying an art show by Vans, and scoping out the latest apparel at PURRE. Fashion blogger Rachel Nguyen from ThatsChic.net will be there to co-host the event with the Newport Fun Book Club for Ladies. And make sure you find Shirley from Audrey Magazine and tell her hi! Take a photo with her and you may see yourself in Audrey!
When: Sunday, July 31, 11:30 am
Where: Purre, 2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
We are loving this make-up tutorial done by YouTube make-up guru frmheadtotoe a.k.a. Jen.
Inspired by Kpop star Hyuna‘s latest debut video “Bubble Pop”, an upbeat summer jam filled with lots of oohs, ahhs, and bubble, Jen shows us how to make our eyes pop!
Watch video below…