‘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!
We saw plenty of the smoky eye (and oodles of eye candy) last night at AUDREY’S NIGHT OUT! We’ll be sharing the eye candy and all the red carpet celebs with you soon, so keep checking back. Meanwhile, we’ll help you achieve the oh-so coveted smoky eye look in our TGIFree Friday giveaway. Read on …
In our Fall 2010 issue, we highlighted Susie Wang, the creator of the all-natural, fruit pigmented cosmetics and skincare line, 100% Pure. Her line is the first to use only patented fruit and vegetable pigment in all their products, which means you’re directly applying antioxidants and minerals to your face every time you wear her makeup. In fact, the entire line is 100% vegetarian, natural, gluten-free and biodegradable — no chemicals, no toxins, not even fur for their makeup brushes. Even their labels are printed with non-toxic soy ink and all packaging is either post-recycled, recyclable or pre-cycled (“we pick up from our neighbors packing materials such as popcorn and packing boxes to re-use them,” says 100% Pure’s website).
As you can tell, Wang is a hard-core believer in preserving the earth, but she’s also quite passionate about helping animals as well. The company has made donations to various causes helping animals — including no kill shelters and private individuals with animals who need surgery. They’ve even rescued and placed dogs into loving homes themselves.
With all that passion, you know the line’s got to have a high standard of integrity. So this week, we’re giving away three sets of the 100% Pure Creamstick Eye Liner in Black Pearl and Black Tea Pigmented Long Wear Gel Eye Liner in Silver Star to our readers.
It’s actually a really good combo for our Asian faces. You can apply the Gel Eye Liner with a small, hard-tip brush for a nice, silvery-charcoal lining effect, or you can smudge it directly on with your finger for the perfect smoky eye. And the Creamstick Eye Liner is perfectly shimmery without any nasty glitter to stab the eye. That also works as a smudgy eyeliner or as an overall eyeshadow. (Check out our Beauty Trend page in our Fall issue to mimic the look on model Charlene Almarvez.)
So tell me what your fall makeup look is gonna be. You just may win a set of the 100% Pure makeup! You have till September 29, 11:59 pm. You must have a U.S. address to win. Good luck!
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!
It’s been nearly a month since my hair has undergone the Global Keratin treatment and I’m happy to report that I am very very satisfied. I never knew how nice it would be to not have to struggle through knots and brush vigorously to get a desired hairstyle. I like my hair, after blow drying, shines like the stars. I like how smooth it feels. I like how yummy it smells. (I don’t like how much I keep touching and smelling it though).
The Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner work together to cleanse, nourish, and hydrate hair while increasing manageability. Leave-In Cream can be used to style and moisturize hair while protecting it from even more environmental damage. The Leave-In Spray works as a detangler by penetrating the hair’s cuticle to condition. Finally, the Serum coats hair to instantly reduce frizz and keep hair smooth throughout the day.
But let’s stop talking about my hair. Let’s talk about yours!
Two lucky Audrey readers will be able to win a Global Keratin After Care set (retailed at $250 each). To win, just tell us why you need to try Global Keratin After Care and tweet, “Giveaway @audreymagazine” and become a fan of Global Keratin on Facebook at Facebook.
For more information about Global Keratin and the products in the After Care set, visit www.GlobalKeratin.com.
*Giveaway ends Sept. 29th, 11:59 p.m.
If there’s one thing I can’t do, it’s hair. I wish I was good at it, but I really suck at it. I am envious of women who know how to do their hair effortlessly, especially since I have to wrestle with mine to even get it up in a practical bun. My kid sister, on the other hand, is a pro at it and can do her hair like it’s her job.
If I had this little goody, maybe I’d be a better ‘do do-er. FHI Heat, the name in hair styling products, offers all sorts of high-end hair help, and their Go 1″ Styling Iron doesn’t disappoint.
The iron is not just a straightener — it’s a ceramic tourmaline styling powerhouse, so it’s actually good for your hair. It includes all the necessary features of a great styling iron (ceramic tourmaline plates, a wide adjustable heat range, extra long cord, etc.). Plus, it’s a handy size with dual voltage international plug for all you travelers. The Go Styling Iron comes in bright fun colors such as Girly-Girl and Hot-Hot-Hot — yours will come in the fabulous Mermaid Me hue.
I know I can’t do hair, but I can do math. The FHI Heat Go Styling Iron would cost you $79.99 retail, but this week, you could get yours for nil. Even this hair ignoramus knows that’s a pretty sweet deal.
Don’t wait till September 22, 11:59 p.m. to comment. Retweet for an additional entry and you must have a U.S. addy to win. (Apologies to our international readers!)
I asked a bunch of guys over Twitter and Facebook why they would want to attend our fashion show, Audrey’s Night Out 2010. Here were some of the responses that I got:
Regardless of whether they’re joking or not, it’s true! All of this will be there! Pretty girls, designers who have friends, booze, goodie bags.
If you think we’re pulling your leg, check out this video:
Two weeks ago, I didn’t come home from my Global Keratin treatment empty-handed. I walked out with a full set of after-care products which included Global Keratin’s Hair Taming System with JUVEXIN™ Sodium Chloride and Sulfate Free Shampoo and Conditioner. The first few times I tried the product, I was unaccustomed to having such a slick cream over my hair acting as a shampoo. It almost felt like it was sliding it off my hair.
After I showered, I was dismayed to find that my locks were still a frizzy fried mess. What happened to the silky smoothness of only a couple of days ago?
Undaunted, I proceeded to try out the serum (a personal fave of one of the Global Keratin reps) and whoa, it was like magic!
My hair became irresistibly silky and smooth without a brush or a comb. I constantly receive compliments and questions like, “where did you get your hair done?” My only gripe was that my do was still a little too flat for my taste. Then, I received a pro tip from Jasmine, the assistant stylist at the Sally Hershberger salon, to only condition and use the serum for the tips of my hair — the part that needs the most moisture. I tried this the next day and viola! My hair no longer sticks to my head at the top like an oily mess.
The wonderful feeling of being able to leave the house with minimal fuss on my hair and to keep it growing long without having to tie it up by the end of the day because it got too oily has been the best part of my treatment. If anything else changes with the condition of my hair within the next few weeks, I’ll let you know! Until then…
We love it when brands recognize the power of the Asian consumer. And Swiss watchmaker Longines is the newest brand to add Asian faces to their spokesperson lineup. Bollywood icon Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Chinese model and actress Chi Ling Lin, and British actress Kate Winslet revealed the new additions to the Longines DolceVita collection in Rome, Italy, this past week.
As Longines’ Ambassadors of Elegance, the stunning trio modeled the DolceVita steel and gold watches at a gala at the Villa Miani high above the Eternal City, where a film featuring the three famous faces was shown for the first time.
Check out the photos from the event.