One of our girls, Liu Wen, looking as fresh as ever for spring. Check out the rest of the editorial below!
Manna Kadar Cosmetics was the exclusive make-up sponsor of the 2013 LA Fashion week providing make-up for the runway shows last month. While some might think this was a daunting task (handling every show!), Manna of Manna Kadar Cosmetics takes it all in stride. This could be because of the long-wearing make-up she designed for the everyday woman. Says Manna, “The premise for the line is [that] all the items are long-wearing, double duty so once you put the make-up on, it doesn’t move, it doesn’t smudge.”
Manna got her foot in the beauty industry door at an early age as she owned seven cosmetic stores by the time she was twenty-two while attending USC. Operating cosmetics stores was the best hands-on training for her as she was able to truly test every product constructing her own analysis on what product performed well and what product didn’t. She would go on to take some time off and venture into the financial world as a banker for seven years. But her passion for beauty consumed her and she jumped right back in, acquiring a few more salons and spas. What did she gain overall from this experience? “I kind of learned both sides of the business…the combination of the two is what led to creating Manna Kadar Cosmetics,” says Manna.
AUDREY caught up with a busy Manna in between one of many shows during Fashion Week and we got the lowdown on her collaborative working process with fashion designers, one of her key products and how to achieve beauty “fabulousness” in a mere seven minutes.
Nigel Barker, the host of “The Face” on Oxygen (and a former judge on America’s Next Top Model), recently talked to Juju Chang of ABC News and provided some refreshingly great tips on taking a selfie. Click on to find out how you can take your best selfies for your next Instagram or Facebook profile picture!
The Hong Kong de Chanel Collection is that perfect gift for the about-town gal – especially the one who dreams of those sultry nights out in Hong Kong. What I love about the colors in this collection are the metallic hues that are inspired by the city lights of HK. You can’t go wrong with Chanel, right?
Buy the collection here.
Audrey covergirl, Jamie Chung has even more beautiful photos for us. Since we last spoke to Chung, the actress has kept herself quite busy. Recently, she has been playing the role of Mulan on the tv series Once Upon A Time. She is also casted for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For which is scheduled to release on October 2013.
Jamie Chung is this month’s covergirl for Bello Magzine’s Action Issue. JustJaredJr.com reports some of her responses:
” On fashion: “I feel like I have a lot of catching up to do. Only recently have I been really splurging, and experimenting, and trying new things.”
On living in NYC: “Currently, I’m staying in the financial district so it’s kind of convenient to all the different ones. I’d like to consider myself quite savvy with the subway.” “
Click on to check out more of her photos!
Let’s rejoice! Another designer collab is on our way – this time, from Derek Lam for Kohl’s. Last year, Kohl’s launched their first designer collaboration series (DesigNation) with Narisco Rodriquez – now all eyes are on Lam for their second collection. Lam found his inspiration in the city of Rio de Janiero. Prices range from $36-$88 and will include skirts, dresses, jackets, and swimwear.
Click here to shop the collection!
At the young age of 13, Kim So Hyun has made a name for herself as a rising child actress. Although she is just beginning her teenage years, she may already be looking forward to adulthood. In this fashion photoshoot for Ceci magazine, the actress shows us a more mature side to herself. Click on to see more!
After being asked a few times, Fashion Designer Pia Gladys Perey finally debuted her first runway show for 2013 Fashion Week in Los Angeles last month. Perhaps the timing never felt right until this year and it’s just a sign of the growing popularity of her brand, Pia Gladys Perey. She explains, “I have expanded my label and want to see how people from the US will react to my label. It’s very exciting and am very much looking forward to getting into the US market.”
Yesterday on Anderson Cooper live, the daytime talkshow brought on Kimora Lee Simmons for a segment called “Fab or Drab”. The former model and current President/ Creative Director of JustFab shared her insights on some of the latest fashion trends. Kimora talks jeans, architectural jewelry, and even “dripping” tights. Check it out for yourself below!