Spring & Summer Street Style: Go For A Bright Yellow!

Street style has seen its fair share of monochromatic love lately, and while we adore classic black and white, we couldn’t take our eyes off these stylish, summery looks.

Not sure about pulling off yellow against Asian skin tones?

Don’t worry. Last year, we broke the myth that Asians can’t wear yellow with some amazing celebrity red carpet glam, and this summer, these six fashionable women show you how to make it work for every day wear.  See for yourself below how the warm tone can be quite elegant and also fun to try out as it continues to be a favorite trend for 2015 from runway to ready-to-wear.

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Don’t shy away from the rich hue on your next shopping excursion.  Take a look at some of our favorite finds below.

 

1. The J.Crew Regent Blazer In Linen—Available Here For $178

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2. Vince Camuto’s Jacquard Pleated Skirt—Available Here For $99

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3. Mason By Michelle Mason’s Chiffon Strapless Top—Available Here For $360

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4. River Island’s Floral Skater Dress—Available Here For $90

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5. ASOS Premium’s Embossed Scuba Midi Dress—Available Here For $118

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Are you Aca-Ready? Catch Our Exclusive Interview with Hana Mae Lee From ‘Pitch Perfect 2′

 

Are you ready? You should be, because your favorite bad-ass pitches are back! Pitch Perfect 2 is finally here and what better way to celebrate than to catch up with “the quiet one” of the Barden Bellas?
We had the opportunity to chat with Hana Mae Lee, who plays  Lilly Okanakamura. She spoke with us about her character (who isn’t actually shy), what we can expect from Lilly in Pitch Perfect 2 and her future plans to take explore different film genres. Of course, you can’t miss Hana’s awesome beat boxing skills! Watch our interview below:

 

Photos courtesy of Universal Pictures and Alain Lafaille.



A Unique Gift for Your Asian American Literary Friend

 

Wouldn’t it be cool to get a personalized, handwritten postcard written by your favorite Asian American author? The Common — a literary journal based out of Amherst College that publishes stories, poems, essays, and dispatches with “modern sense of place” — is hosting a fun India-themed event tonight in New York called “The Common in the City: Mumbai,” featuring award-winning writer Suketu Metha (Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found) in conversation with Parul Sehgal, an editor at the New York Times Book Review.

Thursday, May 14, 7-9pm
Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

One of the unique activities tonight is the Postcard Auction, where you can bid to get a famous author to write you or a friend a personalized note!

But even if you cannot attend, you still have a chance to win. Online bids are already closed, but now you can see what the highest bidder has offered, and you have one last chance to try and authorize a final, high bid to take it all home.

There are over 30 authors, and here are the Asian American ones:

Alexander Chee
Vijay Seshadri
Akhil Sharma
Amitava Kumar
Mira Jacob
Pico Iyer

Email bid@thecommononline.org with the name of the author and your bid. For more information, go to their event page. ACT NOW and good luck!



Goodness Gracious! Godfrey Gao On The Cover of ‘Harper’s Bazaar’

 

What has the Taiwanese-Malaysian Canadian actor and model, Godly–I mean– Godfrey Gao been up to lately? Being gorgeous, that’s what. Most recently, we see Gao blessing the cover of Thailand’s Harper’s Bazaar Men Spring/Summer 2015 issue with his beautiful self. And oh boooy, does he look good.

It’s been years since his first English role as Magnus Bane in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, and it looks like he has stripped off the glitter eyeliner for the Harper’s cover shoot. In fact, it appears that he stripped off quite a lot for a fresh-out-the-shower look. This is all to compliment the article featuring Gao’s grooming secrets, which include Penhaligon’s Quercus Cologne, Old Spice Classic Deodorant, Creed ‘Aventus’ Men’s Cologne and Baxter of California Hard Cream Pomade (Men, you better stock up!).

Ladies, it’s time to grab your fans because it’s going to get steamy while watching the behind the scenes. Warning: his smoldering eyes will make you weak in the knees.

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How to Take Care of Your Eyes at Every Age

No matter the decade, your eyes deserve special care, from soothing eye mists in your 20s to high-powered serums in your 40s.

 


 

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Like all good young women in Asia know, prevention is vital in skin care. Add a lightly textured eye cream to your regimen and spritz on antioxidants throughout the day. Now’s also the time to try out the boldest trends in graphic liner.

 

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1) The line’s Micro Water Complex provides super hydration. Onsen Soothing Eye Cream.

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2) No matter how late you party, eye makeup remover is key; why not use one that thickens and lengthens lashes? Ioma Fresh Gel Eye Makeup Remover.

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3) Bottega Organica Relaxing Eye Mist.

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4) Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Caviar.

 


 

THIRTIES
As you age and get busier, your eye care regimen needs to target specific problems in an efficient manner, whether puffiness after a sleep-deprived night or the beginnings of laugh lines. Look more awake with pretty pastels.

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1) Tom Ford Eye Color Duo in Ripe Plum.

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2) This eye serum addresses wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness, all in one. Clarins Total Eye Concentrate.

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3) Your eyes need sun protection, too; this one also conceals, brightens and hydrates. Boscia All-In-One BB Eye Brightener.

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4) Kickass peptides and antioxidants specifically target the dermal-epidermal junction where fine lines begin. Revision Skincare D.E.J Eye Cream.

 


 

FORTIES
High-powered serums are a must, in addition to a good hydrating, lifting, de-puffing eye cream. Lines and sagging lids make makeup more apt to smear, so always use a good eye primer. Light-reflecting eyeshadows give eyes a lift.

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1) Kat Von D Interstellar Palette.
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2) The line’s cult favorite nighttime repair powerhouse is even better, aimed at restoring the youthful light in eyes. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Recovery Complex II.

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3) A super luxe eye serum with a powerful platinum peptide to firm and improve elasticity. La Prairie Cellular Eye Essence Platinum Rare.

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4) Use a peach colored primer with collagen-promoting coenzyme Q10 to neutralize dark circles. DHC Q10 Base Makeup Eye Zone Treatment Retouch.

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This story was originally published in our Spring 2015 issue. Get your copy here



Priyanka Chopra Stars in ABC Series ‘Quantico’

 

It looks like Bollywood’s biggest actress is taking her talents abroad because you’ll soon see a lot more of Audrey cover girl, Priyanka Chopra, on TV screens in the States. It’s been announced that ABC has made an order for the new series Quanitco, which will star the Desi Bollywood actress, and is set to air this coming fall.

 

The thriller television series follows a group of young FBI recruits as they go through their training at the Quantico base in Virginia. Amongst the recruits, Chopra will be playing the protagonist, Alex Weaver, a young woman who wants to learn more about her past and believes that the FBI is the place to find answers.

 

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“Learning to be an actor and understanding the craft was a huge challenge for me,” says Chopra in her interview with Audrey Magazine. “I didn’t go to acting school. My [previously] desired career path was to be an engineer. So I listened, observed and absorbed everything that was happening around me. It gave me the foundation that I needed to build on and really paid off.” Oh boy, did it pay off. On top of being a big time Bollywood actress, a Miss World title holder and a chart-topping singer, she now can add “the first Bollywood actress to star in an ABC series” to the list.

Be sure to tune in to Quantico this coming fall to catch Priyanka Chopra in action!

 

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[Video] Audrey Fashion Show 2015 Highlights + Red Carpet Interviews

 

On March 28th, 440 Seaton in downtown Los Angeles was packed with runway models, fashion bloggers and some of your most favorite Asian celebs. Why did they all come together? For Audrey Fashion Show 2015, of course!

This grand celebration, which honored Asian Americans in fashion, beauty and entertainment, had Satine Boutique owner Jeannie Lee as the curator for the show, handpicking designers from all over the world to showcase their summer collections.

Missed out on all the fun? Check out the fashion show highlight video below:

 

 

Of course, Audrey Fashion Show 2015 would not have been such a success without our brilliant audience members. In addition to loyal Toyota owners, our audience was filled with some of the most fashion-forward celebrities in the Asian community. Check out the red carpet interviews below to find out their favorite go-to pieces and even their most embarrassing fashion trends:

 

 

Most important of all was the runway. The designers included Rachel Antonoff, Heidi Merrick, AND B, Sachin & Babi, Eleven Paris, Stella & Jamie, JACHS New York, Cult Gaia, Sechung, Becca By Rebecca Virtue and Lezard Swim. See their collections below:

 

 

Be on the look out for videos of Audrey Fashion 2015 performances coming soon!

Footage and videos courtesy of John Park Image.

 



Incredible Pen Drumming: Who Knew School Supplies Could Sound This Cool?

 

90s kids, let’s throw it back to middle school real quick! Do you recall how cool you thought you were because you could make Clipse’s “Grindin'” beat on your desk? I won’t even deny it, I watched my classmates and memorized the pattern of their palms and knuckles hitting the desk. Although reenacting “Grindin'” made for a great party trick, I haven’t knocked on tables since. But that’s not the case for beat-makers, Shane Bang and Kevin Ke.

What do you do when life gives you pens? You make music. Shane Bang teams up with good friend, Kevin Ke, to create some of the craziest beats using only a desk, pens, everyday items and their imagination. The fact that they can create complex cadences with such simple “instruments” is a testament to their innovation and creativity. It’s a nice reminder that it’s not about what you have, but what you do.

 

“I’d always wanted to be a drummer since I was a little kid, but my family couldn’t afford a drum set,” Bang explained in his interview with Daily Dot. “Around middle school, I discovered while I was bored in class that I could make simple cadences by hitting my pens on my desk. By the time I was a freshman in high school, I was pretty good, and I created a YouTube channel and uploaded my first video, just for the heck of it. I never thought it would blow up as much as it did.”

 

 

Bang’s talents has been gaining recognition, and was featured in a Sharpie commercial:

 

And even Microsoft got ahold of both Bang and Ke:

 



Talented Artist Draws Disney Princesses in Korean Hanboks

Back in 2014, we showed you the talented work of Korean artist and illustrator Na Young Wu, who goes by the handle Obsidian (@obsidian00) on Twitter. More specifically, we were taken by her illustrations which re-imagined Western fairytales as if they had happened in Korea.

Well, she wasn’t the only artist who wanted to see Disney Princesses in traditional Korean hanboks. Another talented Korean artist, Byajae (뱌재@rcbboy0527), recently showed off some skills by re-imagining Rapunzel, Merida, Elsa and Anna dressed up in the traditional Korean dress.

And it’s not just Disney Princesses. Byajae also re-imagined Jack Frost from Rise of the Guardians and Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon in the traditional Korean robes.

Fans have fallen in love with the images so much that Byajae has turned the illustrations into postcards. For just roughly $5, you can get a set of all six designs. Well, there’s one catch. Byajae doesn’t ship internationally so you’ll have to grab a plane ticket to Korea if you want these postcards. If that’s not happening anytime, just feast your eyes on his official blog and Twitter.

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All images courtesy of Byajae’s official blog and Twitter.

Can Women Have It All? Mindy Kaling Tells the Brutal Truth

 

In our most recent issue, we focused on one of the most debated topics of our time. Can women really have it all? Can we bring home the bacon and fry it? In addition to a successful career, can we become the ideal mother and homemaker, keep the flame burning in our relationship and find a way to keep in shape?

Some women claim that with intense ambition and good time-management, this dream is totally achievable. Well, according to comedian and actress Mindy Kaling, some women can “have it all,” but there’s a catch.

Kaling, who stars in, produces and writes for The Mindy Project, recently graced the June 2015 cover of InStyle magazine. In the cover story, Kaling calls attention to a joke in the show that actually shines light on her true opinion.

“There was one joke that I’m surprised was not flagged,” Kaling told InStyle. “The character Danny doesn’t want Mindy to go back to San Francisco to start a fertility clinic; he wants her to stay in New York, stop working, and take care of their family … She’s like, ‘It’s the 20th century, Danny. A woman can work and have a baby with no problem. I mean, rich women can.'”



“It was such a risky joke, but I find it utterly true,” she revealed. “The only people writing those articles [about having it all] are women who are doing very well or come from money. But we make it sound like it’s a totally universal thing.”

To be frank, we’re glad someone said it. Women shouldn’t feel as if they have failed because they couldn’t juggle a million things at once. We must all remember that circumstances play such large part.

Besides, more and more women are starting to realize that maybe the question isn’t “Do you have it all?” but rather “Do you love all that you have?”

 

 

Feature image courtesy of news.moviefone.com.