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.
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Just in time to coincide with our spring issue (have you snagged your copy yet?), Tanger Outlets has launched TangerSTYLE Studio featuring celebrity stylist Vanessa Lachey who is of Filipino, Irish, and Italian descent. The model, actress, TV personality and host, and former Miss Teen USA will share exclusive trends and style tips throughout the year. Tanger will introduce its version of Fashion Week at many Tanger Outlet Centers from April 9-14, including a fashion panel and the chance to win gift cards and a shopping spree.
TangerSTYLE Q&A with Vanessa Lachey
TangerStyle: What are your favorite trends this spring?
Vanessa Lachey: Wow, there are so many great ones, but I have to say that I’m most excited about Color Blocking! I love how the blocks of color pop and can help showcase your best assets!
TS: Must have accessory?
VL: With all the bold handbags and fabulous jewelry, how can you choose just one? But I can’t live without a great pair of shoes!
TS: What are you most looking forward to this spring?
VL: From clothes to moods, everything is lighter and brighter. I’m loving yellow! Just picturing a pop of this sunny color makes me smile. From
bold Color Blocking to splashes of yellow and the little Pink Dress, TangerSTYLE takes you inside
I’m a fan of food tours.
I get to indulge in my absolute favorite activity in the world — eating — but not feel so guilty about it because walking around to get to the places to eat justifies the pig out. It’s also fun meeting new people on the tour and discovering more about places I’d normally just drive to.
Six Taste’s food tours give you all of that satisfaction and more.
The other day, I went out for a night on the town wanting to dance. My companion and I were itching to get jiggy with it but we were in a city where we weren’t sure if there were any good dancing places.
After a delicious dinner, he and I, dressed to the nines (okay, maybe 8-and-a-halfs), took a walk through the main street of the city. It was a lively street with people bustling in and out of restaurants, parking to get to the movies on time, and waiting at stop signs for friends. However, none of the establishments looked like it would make for a good dance floor.
Finally, we heard distant Mexican music playing in the corner of one of the blocks.
The doors are now open for filmmakers to submit their films to be considered for Short Notice’s third season. Short Notice is returning with a new awards format, including an Audience Award and a $5,000 Grand Jury Prize.
An hour-long television program on Mnet, Short Notice features today’s hottest Asian- American filmmakers and their short films while providing sneak peeks into the creative process.
This year’s Grand Jury will consist of renowned Asian-American celebrities, and established filmmakers/actors that will serve as in-house mentors for the future filmmakers. The Audience Award will be selected entirely by the viewers through an online poll.
Short Notice film submissions will be due on March 15, 2012. Season three will premiere on May 10, 2012 at the Visual Communications Film Festival in Los Angeles, California.
For more information on the submission process, visit Short Notice’s sites:
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/shortnoticetv
YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/user/ShortNoticeTV
Even after 17 cycles, I still closely follow America’s Next Top Model (ANTM). Sure every week, every cycle, the girls go through hair and make-up, do photo shoots, walk the runway and the routine repeats over and over again, but something about the transformation the girls go through in the competition as models draws me in even after so many years. What always frustrated me though was the lack of Asian faces – seriously, I can probably count them up with just five fingers – so I was very excited when I heard about MYX TV’s new reality series Supermodel Me, which features ten aspiring female models of Asian descent fighting for their dream to become a supermodel and win the grand prize.
The reality TV show, which was shot in Singapore, premiered on MYX TV on February 15th. The contestants come from a variety of heritage backgrounds such as Indian, Chinese, Malaysian, Korean, Thai and Filipina. The models may be Asian, but the show appeals to anyone interested in viewing the glamorous and demanding world of fashion. “Our goal is to position Supermodel Me as an arena to showcase our Asian capabilities yet still appeal to a global audience with the input from international guests and judges,” said Karen Seah, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Refinery Media.
Catch Supermodel Me every Wednesdays on MYX TV at 10:30pm.
We knew our Spring cover girl Hannah Simone was hot hot HOT.
We also knew the former UN officer with two college degrees was a smart cookie.
So it’s only fitting that we share some of her hot photos and smart witticisms with you.
“My family’s said to me from the beginning, ‘People are always going to tell you to pick what you want to be when you grow up. You take that and throw it out the window, that’s garbage. People are complicated and we love many things and we’re passionate about many things. You can be a human rights activist and also be doing these comedy plays in your community and that’s OK. All those things are a part of who you are and you can love them equally.’ — Hannah Simone, on how her parents encouraged her varied interests
Okay, so we’re maybe a teensy weensy bit tired of talking about Jeremy Lin, the 23-year-old New York Knicks point-guard who linfiltrated America with Linsanity.
But look! Audrey Magazine landed on Wall Street Journal talking about Jeremy Lin!
To read the article that started it all, check here.
From moving documentaries to action packed comedies, it looks like we’re welcoming the month of March with an artistic mixture of some great talents. And what a great way to welcome Spring, as we get ready to slip on our sandals and appreciate comedy, investigation, and social-changing inspired art.
Let The Bullets Fly
A film by Jiang Wen
When and Where: March 2 in Cinema Village, NYC and Laemmle NoHo 7 in Los Angeles, March 9 at 4-Star in San Francisco
A 2010 action comedy film written and directed by Jiang Wen, “Let The Bullets Fly” is a stunning mix of dark comedy and eye-popping violence. In China, this action-comedy starring Chow Yun-Fat has become the highest-grossing domestic film of all time. Set in 1920s Sichuan, the film tells the tale of the bandit “Pocky” Zhang Mazi, who poses as a local governor in a dusty town- but finds himself at odds with the local mobster, who is not eager to share his turf with another drifter.
Actress Hannah Simone blows us away on the Spring cover of Audrey Magazine!
Dressed in an orange and cream Max Mara halter dress and shot in-studio by Diana King, Hannah (New Girl) is the epitome of a Spring wildflower.
The TV starlet is not the only thing that pops in our latest issue. We also chat with modern moms, paranormal romance author Marjorie M. Liu, Jpop prince Jin Akanishi, promote pretty pastel fashions, and dabble in the art of bromance.
So don’t delay! Order your copy of Audrey Magazine online today!
I’m a LA native and former follower of the original 90210 show who had never explored Beverly Hills beyond Rodeo Drive until Six Taste’s memorable media preview of the limited edition Valentine’s food tour with fab bloggers like e*star LA, Backyard Bite, and The Dating Advice Girl. Our lovely tour guide, Celeste, took us on a culinary stroll, mainly along Canon Drive’s restaurant row, to six indulgent stops for delicious cheese, wine, spicy hot chocolate, oxtail, house-made spaghetti, truffle popcorn, lamb ribs, handmade chocolate, meet and greets with the chefs, private kitchen tours, and more. The Six Taste experts are not kidding when they tell you to come hungry; everyone was stuffed by the end, and we still had the rest of the gorgeous day ahead. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day next year with old and new friends or a sweetie?
Here’s a recap of the fun and food and a preview of what Six Taste offers!
The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills, one of the oldest cheese stores in the US that opened in 1967, offers gourmet items like Turkish olive oil, caviar, and over 600 cheeses from around the world, including Australia and Canada. Owner Norbert Wabnig engaged us with his humor and cheese knowledge while serving fig cake with Bavarian double crème bleu cheese, white truffle honey and Parmesan, and a variety of goat, cow, and sheep’s milk cheeses.