Memorial Day is around the corner and people everywhere are rejoicing. Why? We get a three-day weekend. Now that you have some time, how about spending your weekend doing the things you always put off? Admit it, you have a giant list of things that you never seem to find time for. Here's what we have in mind: 1. Work Out. Every January, gyms are filled with people motivated to begin their new years resolution. By May, this motivation has usually died.
Diary from Cannes 2013: Day 4 May 19, 2013: The sun came out on Sunday, and so did... every single Asian film that I wanted to see. What I got used to very quickly as a first time Cannes attendee (with a low-priority press badge) is that every single day, I'd look through the list of hundreds of press screenings, competition screenings, and market screenings; plan my day in at least three different formations amidst much confusion and indecision; and then when I finally decided on my schedule, at least a third of it would fall through for some reason or another (screening full, interview...
A new reality show, Roll Models, is coming your way. From the producers of K-TOWN, this show takes a deeper look into the Asian American youth culture of Southern California. In particular, Roll Models focuses on the world of import cars, modeling, and go-go dancers. The show will feature well-known import models such as Nikita Esco, Michelle Yee, Gina Darling, Beckie Joon, Danielle Lo and Melyssa Grace. We are told to expect a lot of drama from these strong-willed girls who are not afraid to get in your face. Already, the show has gathered quite the buzz and people have been more than...
The release of The Hangover Part III couldn't have come at a better time. We're due for another Daily SHAG (Smoking Hot Asian Guy) and who better than The Hangover's Peter Jae (you may remember him from one of our favorite series K-Town Cowboys!), who worked as a stuntman for the film. Peter is also currently working on stunts for the upcoming Michael Mann film, Cyber, starring Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Tang Wei, and Wang Lee Hom. If you happen to be a fan of abs, you're in for a treat! Click on for more pics:
Technology has come quite a long way. Just ten years ago, texting was not a main form of communication, we had to actually remember phone numbers, and we went to the library to get information. Now, we live in a society of smart phones, gps systems, and social media. But apparently, we're not stopping there. Trying to make its way to the top of innovative technology is the process of doll cloning. Said to be perfect for the "tech-savvy ego-fetishist" individual, Japan's Clone Factory specializes in 3-D printing of human faces. For the price of $1300, you can now place your face onto a doll's...
This week, Forbes Magazine published their list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women 2013, their annual list of the impactful women from seven categories: billionaires, business, lifestyle (including entertainment and fashion), media, nonprofits and NGOs, politics and technology. The list was determined using three metrics: money, media presence and impact (please go here for a more in-depth explanation of their methodology). This year, 21 Asian women (2 are Asian American) are featured on the list, with mainly businesswomen and politicians ranking on the list, marking a very strong...
Complicated love triangles, near-death experiences, and endless tears? If this sounds familiar, your relationship may just be liken to some of our favorite Asian Dramas. Check the signs below: 1. You receive piggyback rides. This is often when you're too drunk to walk, but not too drunk to divulge some of your deepest secrets.
Audrey contributor Tamae Ishii attended the 3.1 Phillip Lim show during New York Fashion Week earlier this month. Here, she gives us an inside look.
The 3.1 Phillip Lim show was held at the cavernous venue that is the Park Avenue Armory — a favorite of the young and fashionable, including notable attendee Kanye West dressed in a bright fuchsia blazer.
The theme was “Puzzles,” which was exemplified by the giant white puzzle pieces that were strategically placed along the wide runway.
The predominant colors in Lim’s Spring 2011 collection were his trademark neutrals — camel, black, taupe
and white — with a touch of azure blue as an accent.
There was plenty of layering and asymmetry going on, but ultimately Lim showed a lot of very wearable, city-chic looks that will be popular with the hip crowd come spring.
– Story and photos by Tamae Ishii
I’m usually always running off from one place to another, therefore, I don’t ever feel the need to style my hair in the mornings. I just grab one of my trusty hair ties and throw my long hair into a ponytail.
I don’t often use hair accessories other than plain black hair ties and bobby pins, but I just might consider the Di Manno Designs ponytail holders; especially the “Python” one.
Some may say what’s the point, but I say, “Why not?” Putting her hair up in a ponytail is the easiest hairstyle a woman can do herself. Who says you can’t spice it up a bit with a little python skin?
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!
Especially when the inside is this cute.
Are you ready for Audrey’s Night Out happening TONIGHT?
America’s Best Dance Crew Boxcuttuhz and The Ivy League are performing, and we’ve added so many more celeb guests, including Twilight’s Justin Chon, the oh-so-hot YouTube phenom Joseph Vincent (whom we just interviewed and the girls mobbed him!). Also attending is Jack Yang (Grey’s Anatomy, Cashmere Mafia), Bobby Lee (MadTV), Derek Mio (Greek), Randall Park (Dinner with Shmucks), Allen Evangelista (The Secret Life of an American Teenager), C.S. Lee (Dexter), comedienne Amy Anderson, rapper Dumbfoundead, spoken word artist Beau Sia, Youtube star Michelle Phan, Amy Rider (Secret Life of an American Teenager), Nikki Soohoo (The Lovely Bones), James Kyson Lee (Heroes), Ashley Jones (The Bold and the Beautiful, True Blood), hip-hop MC Shin-B, the cast of the new Ktown reality show, and many, many more!
Shame on you for procrastinating, but lucky for you, we’ve got limited tickets available at the door so come early! First come, first served!
After its success last year with “Le Fooding d’Amour Paris-New York,” Le Grand Fooding is back this year with a brand new event, “New York vs. San Francisco.” The best chefs from the rival coasts will engage in a friendly battle to showcase their greatest dishes representing their respective cities. All you have to do is peruse and eat. The two-night culinary extravaganza will take place on September 24 and 25 at the Museum of Modern Art PS1 in New York City.
Among the featured chefs are Korean American David Chang (owner of the famed Momofuku restaurant in New York) and Thai American James Syhabout (of Commis in Oakland, Calif.). Chang, who will be presenting a dish called “Beets, goat cheese, walnuts,” provided this (good-natured?) challenge to his Bay Area rivals (as told to Anthony Bourdain in 2009): “Fuckin’ every restaurant in San Francisco is just serving figs on a plate with nothing on it. Do something with your food.” (I like Daniel Patterson’s comeback: “David who?”)
The more diplomatic Syhabout succinctly retorted: “To keep it simple, best rhymes with West.” Syhabout will be serving up “Scallops with smoked stone fruit emulsion, licorice herbs.”
During both nights there will be a pizza cook-off pitting two of the best pizza masters of each city — Charlie Hallowell for San Francisco and David Sclarow for New York — against each other. Foodies can also look forward to cocktails prepared by New York mixologist Jim Meehan (of Please Don’t Tell) and San Francisco mixologist Erick Castro (of Rickhouse). Heading up Le Grand Remix Grill is Japanese American hip-hop producer and deejay Dan the Automator.
Le Grand Fooding 2010, New York vs. San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art PS1
Jackson Ave./46th Ave., Long Island City, New York 11101
To purchase tickets, click here.
Do you like being the center of attention and turning heads wherever you go? Then you’ll probably love Dimepiece Designs’ “Hold Me Tight” dress (in black). With an exaggerated sweetheart bust, sheer mesh yoke, and four specially placed black faux leather hand appliqués you won’t have to worry about blending in with the crowd. This dress screams “Look at me!” and if that’s the attention you crave for, then you better scoop this little number up for your next night out on the town.
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!
This knockout pair of earrings is 18 karat yellow gold florette studs, set with 2 brilliant cut diamonds weighing 0.04 carats total. They’re cute and casual, but have a hint of sophistication that’s sure to look good on any woman.