It’s cruel of us to bring up yummy treats when talking about fashion. Forgive us, but we’ve been inspired by the newest addition to your fashion glossary: Candace Ang, the woman behind SuperCandy and her eponymous jewelry line. But before we get to the sweet stuff, let’s first enjoy the main course.
Meet designer Candace Ang, of Chinese descent, born in the Philippines, raised in Canada, lived in Los Angeles and now residing in New York City. Her experimental aesthetic is seen in her jewelry line, whether it’s her bangles adorned with silk or satin, statement necklaces or a collaboration with another designer, and each piece is handmade at her Brooklyn studio.
“I never wanted to create anything that seems like it was stamped out of a factory,” she says. “That will continue with anything that I make. It gives some life and love to each piece.”
I’ve been on the hunt for simple necklaces for the summer. You know, ones that are subtle that don’t take away from, but complement, my outfit. And something that doesn’t make me feel like I’m carrying a 10-pound weight around my neck. But, most importantly, something that is made of real gold or silver. I’m one of the lucky ones who are allergic to fake metals — that means the second I put on a soon-to-be-tarnished necklace, the incessant itching begins. I don’t look too hot when I’m walking around sporting a red neck.
So, needless to say, I was pretty happy to find out about Isabelle Grace Jewelry – especially the puffy gold heart necklace with an embedded ruby stone.
And guess what? You can enter to win this timeless piece in this week’s Friday giveaway! (The heart pendant is usually sold separately from the chain, but we’re giving away both — it’s like two wins in one!)
I mean, seriously, thanks British Vogue for featuring the slew of Asian supermodels dominating the runway (but seriously, they’re so hot, how can you not feature them?) but mistaking model Liu Wen for Du Juan? What a fashion faux pas!
Don’t schlep when traveling for business. Three stylish, entrepreneurial Asian American women offer chic carryalls for laptop, iPad and more.
ISSUE: Spring 2011
STORY: Anna M. Park
Suzanne Park appreciates a sturdy travel bag — she’s logged 300,000+ miles herself as a former corporate exec. Thank goodness she founded Plaid Doctrine, a line of cool, eco-friendly laptop bags. They’re made with recycled material from plastic bottles, but you’d never know it from the look and feel of it. The vintage-inspired designs of houndstooth and stripes trimmed with prime-grade, vegetable-tanned leather perfectly complement spring’s preppy-punk vibe. Continue Reading »
Despite the awful rain in San Francisco the day I met Jena Wang and Lindsay McConnon for this interview, they were still looking as fabulous as ever. In fact, they were the most fashionable people in the building.
As retirees of the retail corporate world, Wang and McConnon channeled their love for fashion and an entrepreneurial spirit into Velvet Brigade, a website where budding designers can submit their fashion sketches for a chance to get their design produced. (They submit, we vote — think American Idol meets Project Runway.)
This summer take your style cues from ladies like Olivia Munn and Jamie Chung, and wear the cutest frocks featuring the big trends seen on the runways. Think polka dots, florals, stripes, tribal, orange — go bold or go home! We’ve compiled a list of shops where you can find your perfect summer dresses, but get them while they’re hot.
As summer is almost upon us (eeks! finishing up Audrey Magazine‘s summer issue as we speak!), it’s time for that annual hunt of great swimsuits to wear to the pool or the beach or down the street. (Ain’t no one stopping you.)
We’ve compiled some details to look out for when finding your perfect swimsuit–especially ones that tend to flatter Asian American bodies and skin tones. Take a look. Continue Reading »
Audrey talks style with fashion It-girl actress Kelsey Chow.
ISSUE: Spring 2011
DEPT: Audrey Style
STORY: Anna M. Park
It’s not just academics that Kelsey Chow is immersed in as a sophomore at Columbia University. “Living in New York has given me a much greater appreciation of shoes and bags and how they can enhance or complete the look,” says the 19-year-old, who is of Chinese, English and Native American descent.
With 2011 Cannes Film Festival still underway, stars have been popping up like tulips in glamorous red-carpet wear.
I’m happy to say that most are looking mighty fine and elegant. I mean, take Audrey‘s Summer 2011 cover girl, Li Bing Bing (above). How gorgeous (and prom queen-ready) does she look in this sky blue swan Georges Chakra couture?
Olivia Lopez has got a Lust for Life.
Olivia is a Filipino-Chinese-Spanish American 18-year-old fashion blogger from Southern California. Recognized in the blog world for her free spirited and experimental style, it’s crazy to think that all this creativity comes from someone so young. As of right now, Olivia has 14,073 fans, and 153 looks on Lookbook.nu, not to mention a cult following on her blog site. With a spot as a guest blogger for Olsenboye as well as the numerous modeling gigs she has under her belt (she is the face of the latest Pain de Sucre lookbook shot by Harper’s Bazaar photographer Sylvie Malfray), she is definitely a face to look out for.