From remembering 9/11 to an empowering musical showcase to our own Audrey’s Fashion Night Out, here are this week’s Happenings.
When: Now to Sunday, September 18th
Where: 145 6th Ave, New York
How: Purchase tickets here.
Taking place four months after 9/11, Barriers deals with the Chinese/Pakistani Abbas family, and the loss of their oldest son Nabhil at the World Trade Center. As this multicultural family begins to disintegrate, we piece together the past each one hides, and the future they all share. Originally mounted in 2002 and then subsequently co-produced with the Asian American Theater Company in San Francisco and Los Angeles in 2003, Barriers is returning to the stage to look back on the ten-year anniversary of the World Trade Center tragedy. The play is written by Rehana Mirza and directed by Colete Robert.
An easy way to turn that sexy little black dress into a fashion faux pas is by having your bra strap hang out or your décolletage less than perky. Haven’t you ever wondered how celebrities like Carrie Underwood, Fergie and Brooke Burke manage to look flawlessly beautiful at every red carpet event? Besides having a team of stylists and makeup artists, they also turn to Pure Style Girlfriends‘ line of wardrobe savers including tapes, lifts and bras — which is this week’s giveaway!
In the midst of our very fabulous 2011 fashion show, Audrey’s Fashion Night Out, one of my favorite things to get all wrapped up about is the clothes.
This year, we have seven FABULOUS designers showcasing their wears. Just looking at their Fall/Winter look books got me all hot and bothered.
Here are some of my favorite picks from each line.
Look at those ruffles! And that sweet bow on the side of the gray pencil skirt? I can definitely see myself with this sexy secretary look around the office.
“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!
This past summer, the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas hosted the ENK WSA Show, the most comprehensive footwear and accessories biannual show in the world. Twenty10 Footwear was one of many exhibitors to showcase a sneak preview of its Holiday 2011 and Spring 2012 women’s footwear collection.
Based in Los Angeles, Twenty10 Footwear has a full collection of women’s shoe styles ranging from flats to rainboots to sneakers and pumps. What makes this brand special is that it exclusively holds the Hello Kitty license for women’s footwear.
Want something retro with a modern spin to add some pizzazz to your outfits?
Then check out Smitten NYC, a line intended to bring you just that. Founded in 2008 and available in department and online retail stores, Smitten is dedicated to bringing functional yet fashionable clothes with a vintage feel and a modern cut.
Sigh…seems like fashion designers are not the only people Forever 21 is stealing from.
Singer-songwriter David Choi was surprised to find lyrics from his song, “That Girl,” embossed on a Forever 21 tee-shirt.
“I’m disappointed that Forever 21 [because I felt] like they didn’t have to ask permission to use my lyrics in their commercial product, but I’m also flattered at the same time,” the Youtube star told Audrey Magazine.
Well, those are good lyrics. Check out the music video for “That Girl” below and see if you can spot the stolen words.
Forever 21, when will you stop?! We also wonder, how does hearing about these copyright issues affect your impression of the fast fashion mega-brand? Let us know below!
Fast fashion mega-brand Forever 21 is under fire again for producing designs a little too similar to original pieces by other designers.
Sarah Nami Ahn is one mega-talent. Originally on a path to becoming a neuroscientist (she obtained her PhD from UCLA), the Korean American changed course after her brother got into a motorcycle accident. She spent six months in the hospital nursing her brother back to health. She then went on to work for renowned interior designer Kelly Wearstler and opened her own design firm, Nami Design. (Check out our story on her in our Summer 2011 issue.)
But that wasn’t enough for the triple threat: While taking some fashion courses at FIDM, Ahn submitted a design for a national contest held by apparel line Laundry by Shelley Segal — and won! (Her LBD design is currently being sold at major department stores.)
For more info, please check out the NAMI facebook.
It’s finally Friday! Start your indulgent weekend with a giveaway!
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