Thursday Style with Audrey | Dashing Diva’s Designfx

With stick on polish being a popular trend, I was excited to be given the opportunity to review Dashing Diva’s Designfx nail appliqués.

Designfx is a new nail appliqué line that is comprised of 36 unique designs. These designs include bedazzled 3D bling and chic prints for your fingers and toes. The appliqués don’t require heat lamps for application or acetone for removal making them easy to put on.

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Asians in Fashion | Monique Lhuillier’s Spring ’14 Bridal Collection

French Filipina designer Monique Lhuillier is well known in the fashion industry for her exquisite evening and wedding gowns, with a huge following celebrity following that includes Jennifer Lopez, Kristen Stewart, and Katy Perry. Her latest bridal collection for the Spring 2014 season was met with much adoration from the public, as it premiered at the 2013 New York Bridal Fashion Week from April 20-22. For the inspiration behind her collection, Lhuillier told Refinery29:

“I imagined myself being locked up in this gorgeous apartment in Paris looking out the windows and fantasizing what my wedding would be. That’s why the set was very much like a Parisian interior. I wanted my brides to be a little more covered this season. I find it sexier and newer to show a little less skin. So, I showed all those capes, which were more dramatic — and the entrance made more of a statement.”

For more images of the collection, please go here.

Thursday Style with Audrey | Curls or Stick Straight?

I love Thursdays; not only does Thursday usher in the long awaited weekend, but Thursdays also mean it’s styling day here at the Audrey office. My co-workers and I meet up shortly after lunch and instead of our usual check-in meetings, we have a styling “party” where we test out styling products. Today was a hairstyling party and we tested out a 1” Lighted Titanium 450 Flat Iron by Andis Professional and Remington’s “All That!” hot rollers. With these products we either curled or straightened our hair and added finishing touches by using either hairspray and/or hair serums.

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From Architect to Make-up Entrepreneur I UNII Cosmetics’ Minna Ha

Minna Ha of UNII Cosmetics (Courtesy of The Collective)

Los Angeles-based Korean American Minna Ha has made a name for herself in the makeup industry by founding UNII Cosmetics. Taking a hands-on approach in the development of her line, she has created an “innovative, re-usable and chic” makeup palette that has been featured in publications such as Marie Claire and Real Simple. Read our Q&A with Minna to find out more about her and to read our review of the UNII palette!

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Spring 2013 | Pop-arazzi: Johnny Anastacio

DEPT: Pop-arazzi
AUTHOR: Ethel Navales
ISSUE: Spring 2013

“Meet Kimora Lee Simmons’ Fab Right Hand Man”

“The King of Fab,” “Mister Fabulosity,” and “The King of Accessories” are just a few of the many nicknames that Johnny Anastacio has earned as senior graphic designer at JustFab.com. And that was before they began shooting the new reality show Kimora: House of Fab, which follows JustFab creative director Kimora Lee Simmons as she runs the online personalized shopping service. We talk fashion, race and role models with the The King of Fab.


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Fall Trends Preview | Fall Hair Trends with Justin Surh

Justin Surh, one of L.A.’s most talented stylists, wields his scissors at Michaeljohn in Beverly Hills. With over 20 years experience, Justin has carved out a stellar career as a haircutting master. Training with both Vidal Sassoon and Toni&Guy in London, Justin has honed his flawless technique in some of the most prestigious salons in Los Angeles. He is highly sought after, renowned for his perfect cuts and beautiful coloring. Justin’s passion for hair delivers amazing results for his clientele. His hair color methodology complements his signature haircuts. Justin’s hair philosophy is about being “fresh and easy to maintain.” He has worked with celebrities, styled for the runway, editorials and numerous TV commercials. Justin talks to us about hot hair trends for fall! Click on to read more! 

 

 

 

 

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Fall Beauty Trend Preview I Blush

Ming Xi at Michael Kors (F/W 2012), Courtesy of Style.com

This fall, get inspired by the Michael Kors’ runway and keep your cheeks as the centerpiece of your makeup look!  Also, keep reading to check out our product review of two blushes from the ever-popular makeup brand, MAC.

Keep reading after the cut for fall beauty!

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Ask Audrey Staff | What’s in Our Makeup Bag?

Find out what’s in our stash!

Do you have that specific eyeliner that you can’t go a day without? Or maybe you’ve found your perfect skin foundation. Maybe you’ve fallen in love with just the right eye shadow to make Asian eyes pop. Whatever it may be, we all have our own beauty secrets and favorites. Today, we’ve decided to share some of ours! I went and asked a few people here at the Audrey Magazine Office to share their favorite/essential piece of make up. Continue reading to find out whats in our bags and click on the pictures to see where you can purchase them!

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Summer Issue Extra: More Women Redefining Beauty

As an assistant editor for a women’s lifestyle magazine, I’m exposed to images, faces, bodies and shapes all day, every day. I surf blogs, I flip through magazines and I interview some of the most “beautiful” people on the planet.

As my life has gotten more infused with the media’s standards of beauty, I have to admit, I’ve become a little disturbed by the narrow scope of what is deemed beautiful in our society. Long limbs, blonde mane, enormous eyes, lush lips, big boobs, etc. As an Asian American woman, we have a slightly different set of requirements to be beautiful (straight black hair, big eyes, clear, pale skin, waif-y body shape, etc.), but it’s still there.

But then, I realized I was actually in a position to do something about it! Audrey Magazine decided to put out a casting call seeking REAL women to participate in a photo shoot for our Summer issue. We wanted to feature girls who had great stories to share about their quirks, their bodies, their faces.

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The Kpop Gods Have Spoken: Kpop Queen Hyori Lee is back as “Miss Korea”

What’s better than one Hyori? Two Hyori’s

There’s only one Kpop queen in my heart – and her name is Hyori Lee. With the recent release of “Miss Korea,” you can understand how excited I am for her comeback (it’s since 2010!) to the music scene. As usual, she’s looking gorgeous as ever as a pinup beauty queen. I wonder what her next album will pack in store.

Check out the video below!

You can also check out more goodies related to Hyori’s comeback below!

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