I've always been a huge fan of Eva Chen. I've been following her since her start at Teen Vogue and thought of her as a role model - not just career wise, but personally as well (her impeccable style!). However, when she left her post as the Beauty and Health Director at Teen Vogue, many have wondered what her next big stint would be. Since then, she's done some high-profile consulting and held some contributing editor positions. Now - she's been named the new Editor-in-Chief of Lucky. Even cooler - she's also the first Asian American Editor-in-Chief of Condé Nast Publications. Condé...
"Design and Synthesis of Hydrogenated TiO2-Polyaniline Nanorods for Flexible High-Performance Supercapacitors" - say what? Well, that was the name of the winning experiment of 18-year-old Eesha Khare who took the one of two runner-up prizes at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for inventing a device that charges cellphone batteries in less than 30 seconds. It's taken the science and tech world by storm for an invention that could eventually wind up in some of our hands in the future. However, the teen is not interested in commercializing it anytime soon - she's headed...
You read correctly! The long-awaited 2NE1 comeback is now officially set for July of this year. Founder and Chief Executive Officer of YG Entertainment, Yang Hyun Suk, personally confirmed this himself. He added that instead of releasing the songs at once, 2NE1 will release one music video every month until their October showcase. This guarantees at least four songs for their album. The first song to be released is Falling in Love which is said to have a reggae feel and utilize oversea's choreographers. Concerts will be planned after the release of the album in October, but no information...
Electronic Dance Music (EDM) continues to take on the world by storm – and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Eventbrite has put together an interesting infographic from a recent survey comparing some of the activities and interests of EDM fans versus non-EDM music fans. Check it out below! - See more at: http://188.8.131.52/~mindlinq/audreynew/edm-fans-more-than-just-your-average-music-fan/#sthash.m0q9QP4x.dpuf
Even if you're not in town to catch the New York Asian Film Festival coming up on June 28th (they've got a cool Jackie Chan Retrospective during the fest!), you'll still be able to experience a part of the festival from your home computer with the Korean Short Film Madness. NYAFF and Dramafever have partnered together to release a collection of short films from Korea's Mise-en-Scène Film Festival (it's all shown exclusively on DramaFever!). The short films and talented new directors are: “The Visitor” by Kim Bo-young “Poison Frog” by Koh Jung-wook “Cheong” by Kim...
We've all seen the endless jokes about Asians who work in nail salons, massage parlors, and donut shops. This is often an easy target for stand-up comedians such as Anjelah Johnson and her popular skit mimicking the Vietnamese nail salon workers: Why is it such as easy target? Primarily because such businesses are in fact heavily intertwined in the Asian American community. Its easy for people to make fun of this and yet they don't take the time to understand that this is a deeply rooted issue for Asian Americans that stems from early immigration into the U.S. These comedians don't...
What I love about summer is heading out to a lot of outdoor music festivals - and being able to dress up in some quirky fashion - whether it's rocking the latest trendy accessory off the runway, or wearing a vintage piece from my closet. I recently came across these cute little accessories for my shoes: Shwings! They're definitely not for the conservative, but they do make quite the statement on your feet if you're wearing plain sneakers (I've been wearing them with my sneaker wedges!). Check them out here. Click below for some of our favorites.
The Oscars are now in full swing! Check out some of the Asian celebrities hitting the red carpet!
Don’t lie. You’re guilty of the Bobalife too.
Bobalife (MUSIC VIDEO) – Fung Brothers ft. Kevin Lien, Priscilla Liang, & Aileen Xu
Jamie Chung may be the hardest working Asian American actress in Hollywood right now. Writer Paul Nakayama witnesses the star in action.
ISSUE: Winter 2012-13
DEPT: Cover Feature
Photographer: Diana King
Stylist: Ashley Avignone @ The Wall Group
Makeup: Shelly Samia
Hair: Alex Polillo
Photo Assistant: Kevin Burnstein
Stylist Assistant: Liat Veysey
Producer: Olivia Wu
Story: Paul Nakayama
Korean American actor Steven Yeun is no stranger to us here at Audrey. We’ve featured him in our magazine, in a number of our online posts, and he was the Cover Boy to KoreAm’s October 2012 Issue. He’s become a favorite face of Asian-Americans in the media with his role as Glenn on AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead. On the most recent episode, we were pleasantly surprised to see a character aside from Glenn stand up for the Asian-American community:
In the first season of The Walking Dead, Daryl Dixon (played by Norman Reedus) points out an Asian stereotype that many of us are familiar with- All Asians are the same/Chinese.
Daryl: You got some balls for a Chinaman.
Glenn: I’m Korean.
Now in it’s third season, The Walking Dead shows Daryl in the middle of a heated argument with his older brother Merle (Michael Rooker).
Merle: Damn near killed the Chinese kid.
Daryl: He’s Korean!
Character development? Yup. Dropping some knowledge on his brother about the Asian Community? You bet. Good job Daryl!
Photos courtesy of The Walking Dead Wiki.
During an interview at 92Y on Wednesday night, Vera Wang told Fern Mallis (Creator of New York Fashion Week) that her relationship with with figure skater Evan Lysacek was nothing more of a mentor-mentee relationship and it was not the reason why her marriage fell apart.
“I’m his mentor, his true mentor I hope for his ongoing life after sports,” the Chinese American fashion designer insisted to Mallis.
Last summer, after Wang announced she was ending her marriage (just two weeks shy of their 23rd anniversary) to businessman Arthur Baker, she was reportedly seen attending functions together with the 27-year-old American figure skater. Rumors had also escalated that they had also moved in together.
Wang married Baker in 1989 and have two daughters together, Cecilia (23) and Josephine (19). Wang is known for her haute couture bridesmaids and wedding gown collections, as well as designing competition dresses for various female figure skaters. Prior to beginning her own line, Wang famously turned down the Editor-in-Chief position of US Vogue (before it turned over to Anna Wintour) after being a Senior Fashion Editor to join Ralph Lauren as a Design Director.
Men’s Health Korea never fails to brighten up my month –every month. Kpop star Jay Park is this month’s cover boy and like all given cover boys of the past, he gives the world (um, fangirls) a look at his glorious abs and his tattoos. Click on for more images from the editorial!
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SHINee is back with their third album “Dreamgirl: The Misconceptions of You”. The boys recently released the music video to the title track, but the new song wasn’t the only thing we noticed. Patterns, colors, and even more patterns (did we mention patterns?) The boys were definitely trying to stand out on this one and we’re here to help you stand out as well! Continue reading to find out how you can get this kpop look!
Ready to re-live your childhood? It’s back! The Japanese virtual pet of the 90′s, Tamagotchi, returns to us in the form of a smartphone app. The egg-shaped device allowed children of all ages to care for, feed, clean, and vaccinate their very own virtual pet. The Tamagotchi craze reached its peak during the mid 1990′s when 15 units were sold every minute in the US and Canada. Now, over 70 million Tamagotchis have been sold worldwide.
Much to the excitement of nostalgic 90′s kids, the app aims to duplicate the functions of the popular device. The app features the same abilities as the original: a feed button, a light button, a play button, a medicine button, a clean button, a health stats button, a discipline button, and an attention button (all in its original placement). ‘Toy mode’ recreates the original graphics, movements, and gameplay of the Tamagotchi device. ‘App mode’ zooms in and allows users a more touchscreen experience. Additionally, the app allows its users to collect various wallpapers, egg shells, and send screenshots directly to facebook.
Sync Beatz has licensed Tamagotchi from Bandai and is calling the app “Tamagotchi L.i.f.e.” Download this free app today!
This season of The Bachelor is nearing its end and with only three contestants left, we are able to get a much closer look at all of the girls. This is certainly true for Italian-Pilipino contestant, Catherine Giudici. On the most recent episode, Sean visited the home towns of the last four girls which gave Catherine time to show Sean the ins and outs of Seattle as well as some knowledge on Pilipino culture. With a middle name like Ligaya (Tagalog for “happiness”) and a mother who’s a Pilipino historian, we were not surprised to see that she was quite connected to her roots.
Before meeting her family, Catherine prepped Sean with a few helpful hints. She taught him to call her grandmother “Lola” which is the Tagalog equivalent. She then taught Sean the polite and formal method for greeting an elder- mano. This gesture is one that is performed as a sign of respect to the elders. The person bows towards an elder’s offered hand and presses his or her forehead on the elder’s hand. After the proper introductions (as well as gestures of Mano), Sean was asked to help make Lumpia with the family- a popular Filipino roll.
In the past, this show has been criticized for its lack of ethnic diversity so we were delighted to see this 26 year old graphic designer bring some of her culture into the mix. To watch full episodes of The Bachelor, click here and be sure to watch the final episodes!