Joomi Lim employs skulls, spikes and titanium for an edgy, high-end jewelry line.
story by DAVID YI
photographs by VICTOR CHU
It’s an early Friday afternoon, and jewelry designer Joomi Lim and her partner in business and life, Xavier Ricolfi, are running out of time. They’re conducting a meeting in their New York City showroom with a potential distributor, while simultaneously directing contractors on how to set up the lighting in the new space. They take time to speak with this reporter, before dashing off to an event at Saks Fifth Avenue to promote their line, Joomi Lim.
“It’s always this busy,” Lim says, chuckling.
Watch out – the girls are back! Girls’ Generation have finally made their Korean comeback with their fourth studio album, I Got a Boy. Of course, this did not go unnoticed, as the music video for the titular track has already racked up over 24 million views in just a little over a week. The song is quite catchy (and admittedly, just all over the place) – we also couldn’t help but notice the wacky fashion of the video (which was all over the place as well).
Click on to see as some pieces we put together to create a SNSD-styled look for “I Got a Boy”! (Click the images to see where you can get these items too!)
TC Charton, the only North American brand that designs and produces Asian-fit eyewear, has released a new style for Fall – the Shaunee, a subtle cat-eye frame in a dark acetate, topped with a kiss of molded, lightweight steel in a leopard print.
We’re loving this pair – and yes – we’re giving one away! To enter (you may enter up to four times per method!):
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Info about TC Charton:
Alexandra Peng gets inspiration by studying Asian faces wherever she goes. One style does not fit all Asians. Each of her frames addresses certain Asian features; lower nose bridges, higher cheekbones and wider or narrower faces make it challenging for many Asians to find proper fitting eyewear. TC Charton gives the Asian consumer a myriad of choices with color schemes and patterns, which complement the skin tone.
TC Charton ophthalmic frames and sunglasses are available at fine optical stores in the U.S. and Canada and online at www.tc-charton.com
We all have a party gal friend that works hard — and plays harder. She enjoys a night on the town, and knows the best clubs, bars, parties. This style guide is dedicated to her!
Gifts Under $50:
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.
ISSUE: Spring 2012
DEPT: Audrey Style
STORY: Anna M. Park
Indie rocker Meg Frampton has always been frustrated with jewelry. “I think jewelry should have special meaning and should remind the person of something positive. It shouldn’t just be a shiny rock on a chain,” says the 26-year-old, who once worked at a jewelry chain store. So she crafted a robot out of base metals and vintage watch parts and named it Chandler (yes, the one from Friends — Frampton’s one-time obsession).
“Chandler the robot is quirky, steampunk, a bit on the ‘industrial’ side with a classy-feminine edge,” says Frampton. She’s expanded the collection to include other iterations of the original (Stupendous Chandler is particularly adorkable), bringing her visions to life while on tour with her sister Dia and country singer Blake Shelton. Her love of the quirky spills over into the Korean-Dutch American’s personal style as well, who finds inspiration in the gothcute aesthetic of filmmaker Tim Burton. “I love it when fashion has personalities,” says Frampton. “Sometimes I like adding a little
‘darkness’ to an outfit.”
My feel-good outfit: Cute shoes and a vintage dress. Big earrings.
Wearing straight off the runway: Floral accents, wedges.
Can’t wait to wear: High-waisted cut-off denim shorts — because I live in Austin, Texas, and I can.
Style secret: Keep a pair of flats in your purse if you know you are going to be out for a whole evening, just in case your heels are killing you.
More stories from Audrey’s Spring issue here.
All right, I’ll be the first to admit it. Shopping for us picky Asian girls is no easy feat. Not only do you have to keep up with the Chongs, you may feel that you also have to able to read our minds to please us.
When it comes to pleasing an Asian girl, Valentine’s Day is definitely the time to do it, so listen up to these Valentine gift ideas:
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Are you carefree and adventurous or are you classy yet glamorous? Lola, Roxy and Zoie will help you decide!
These three fashion jewelry profiles will cater to your specific fashion needs according to your personality or mood, thanks to the new online accessory online store Seven Freedom 2 Express. Mina Patel and Riya Bhattacharjee created this web boutique to customize shoppers’ personal styles.
Beginning with Lola, the J.Lo inspired accessories swear by glamour, grace and charm while providing pieces that are elegantly structured to attract the sparkly ruby or sapphiric crystal fanatic. Roxy, in its complete opposition to Lola, thrives on the ideals of adventure and sponteity; priding itself in edgy and metallic fashion items such as geometric clutches and rhinestone studded snake watches. Zoie, emulating an easy-going spirit with the wind as her compass, is a line that offers pieces coated in earth, aerial and aquatic hues. Its turqouise gems and oak-spilled belts are a few examples of what would intrigue an “boho-chic” kind of mood.
You can purchase these especially tailored treasures here.
As we’re hitting the colder time of the year, a scarf is my favorite accessory to wear. They’re easy to carry and add a pop to any old outfit.
So imagine my delight when I found this mesmerizing video on 25 different ways you can wear a scarf! This tutorial is taught by youtuber wendyslookbook and is so fun and easy to watch and learn!
Special props to the editor and cameraman for taking this beyond just another homemade Youtube video.
Check out the video for yourself!
Which is your favorite way to wear a scarf?
The just-released iPhone 4S looks crazy so it’s only fitting that you have an even crazier case to go with it.
In comes the id America soft foam pads.
The foam pads cover the back of the iPhone and there’s also a clear protector for the front. I like how the pads are light and thinner than a normal case, yet I feel like the foam protects the phone.
But the coolest thing is the funky colors and patterns the cases come in. So fun and easy to switch out according to your mood!
The cases sell for $11.99 each but Audrey Magazine is giving away cases to FOUR (4) lucky readers!
HOW TO ENTER:
You may enter as many times as you wish! Contest ends Wednesday, October 26th, 11:59 PST. You must have a mailing address to win. Gluck!