Photographer Mark Bramley spent two days in Tokyo and documented its well-lit city beauty in a video titled, Lost In Tokyo. Bramley manages to capture its unique metropolitan and urban culture through a visual timelapse of busy downtown streets, daily subway commutes and colorful skyscrapers. Although the clip hurrily leads the eye to different scenic moments, its visual story flows rather poetically; creating a sense of peace. If this video does not make you want to purchase a ticket to Tokyo, I don’t know what does!
Watch the beauty unfold below….
We all knew she could put on makeup, but what we didn’t know is that she can act. But, really, that isn’t too surprising. Her voice is so soothing that she could probably put newborns to sleep, and her appearance can only be magnified with her stealer makeup techniques.
At only 24-years-old, the #1 most subscribed woman on YouTube, Vietnamese-American make-up artist, Michelle Phan, is embarking on a new venture—incorporating short films into her already whimsical make up and beauty tutorial videos.
Just in time for December 31st, Phan’s latest YouTube video is a hybrid short film and makeup tutorial, “Midnight Kiss”, featuring actor Justin Chon. In the video, Phan re-creates every girl’s dream of the perfect Cindarella-esque kiss at midnight, equipped with a drop-dead-gorgeous New Year’s Eve party look.
I’ll admit, collecting hotel shampoos and conditioners has become a sort of a hobby of mine. I just love their compact size for traveling! (Although, irony of irony, when I go to a new place, I usually don’t use my looted hotel toiletries, I use the new ones in the new hotel).
This winter, I’m not going to hide away and hibernate, I’m planning on doing some hefty traveling and what better set to carry with me than Hugo Naturals Winter Retreat Pack?
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· 1 Shower Gel
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· 1 Essential Mist
· 1 Lip Balm
Compact, efficient and well-scented– this is traveling done right!
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Having never been one to obsess over my hair much, I came to a revelation recently.
My hair is thin. Asian hair thin.
This was told to me by my longtime hair cutter who, after lopping off half my hair, informed me I did not suit a certain hairstyle because of my limp locks.
So that explains why I’ve always had a hard time creating that sexy bombshell look. That explains why I hardly ever get to have my hair fall completely straight down my back. That explains how the universe was created! (Okay, so maybe not that…)
Thank goodness there is a product out there for thin-haired girls like me to achieve instant va-va-va-voom hair.
Say hello to the göt2b Powder’ful volumizing styling powder. Continue Reading »
We are loving this make-up tutorial done by YouTube make-up guru frmheadtotoe a.k.a. Jen.
Inspired by Kpop star Hyuna‘s latest debut video “Bubble Pop”, an upbeat summer jam filled with lots of oohs, ahhs, and bubble, Jen shows us how to make our eyes pop!
Watch video below…
Do you ever wake up one day and feel like there’s something you’re just so thankful for, you wanna tell the world about it?
Sometimes it could be big stuff. (My baby sister is so awesome! My car didn’t die on me today!) Sometimes it’s a little more minuscule.
Today’s one of those days.
I’ve always been a makeup hoarder. I have to pack my two giant makeup pouches everywhere I go just in case my makeup melted off my face one day and I’ll have to reapply.
But Too Faced‘s Glamour to Go palette, available at Sephora, completely changed my world.
As an assistant editor for a woman lifestyle magazine, I’m exposed to images, faces, bodies and shapes all day, everyday. I surf blogs, I flip through magazines and I interview some of the most “beautiful” people on the planet.
As my life has gotten more infused with the media’s standards of beauty, I have to admit, I became a little disturbed by the narrow scope of what is deemed beautiful in our society. Long limbs, blonde mane, enormous eyes, lush lips, big boobs, etc. As an Asian American woman, we have a slightly different set of requirements to be beautiful (straight black hair, big eyes, clear, pale skin, waify body shape, etc.), but it’s still there.
But then, I realized I was actually in a position to do something about it! Audrey Magazine decided to put out a casting call seeking REAL women to participate in a photo shoot for our Summer issue. We wanted to feature girls who had great stories to share about their quirks, their bodies, their faces.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Here are some stories
From Audrey mags old and new
For your enjoyment
‘Cause Audrey loves you!
Cover Feature | Hannah Simone of New Girl
Feature | Mother Superior
Plugged In | The Reeducation of Cherry Truong
Mind & Body | Detox and Cleanse
My Story | Balancing Life from Uneven Bars: Anna Li
The Awful Truth | Isn’t it Bromantic?
Entertaining | Dina Yuen
Cover Feature | Keeping Up with Kaling with The Office‘s Mindy Kaling
Feature | Booze Control
My Story | Dying to Be Me: Sarah Yeung
The Awful Truth | Grading the Hall Pass
Cultural Collage | Blog Spotlight: Cakies
Cover Feature | I Dream of Jenna with Glee’s Jenna Ushkowitz
Plugged In | The Fire Within book review
Personalities | Tim Kang
Personalities | Diana Reyes
Personalities | Brent Chua
Personalities | Rachael Yamagata
Personalities | David Chiu
Personalities | Rebecca Wang
Mind & Body | Audrey staff samples Supplements
Beauty | Lighten Up with brightening cosmetics
The Awful Truth | How the Internet Changed My Sex Life
Entertaining | Surachai Tangsakyuen
Cultural Collage | Through My Pen
Cover Feature | Unbound with Snow Flower and the Secret Fan’s Li Bing Bing
Plugged In | Daughter of the River Huong book review
Personalities | Ashok Amritraj
Personalities | Dilshad Vadsaria
Personalities | Jared Eng
Personalities | George Takei
Personalities | Priscilla Ahn
Personalities | Anjula Acharia-Bath
Mind & Body | Lose the Plastic with Angela Sun
Beauty | Sunscreen Special
Beauty | Cargo’s Judy Yonemoto
My Story | Patty Chang Anker
The Awful Truth | Dates of Glory
Entertaining | Royal/T’s Picnic Cocktail
Entertaining | Nami Design
Cultural Collage | Through My Lens: Desert Refuge
Cover Feature | New Munn Rising with Olivia Munn
Plugged In | The Devotion of Suspect X
Personalities | Steel Magnolia: Anisha Nagarajan
Personalities | Late Bloomer: Randall Park
Personalities | The Queen’s Speech: Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai
Personalities | The Storyteller: Jon M. Chu
Personalities | A Joyful Noise: The Go! Team
Personalities | Dream Weaver: T.V. Carpio
Audrey Style| Audrey It-Girl: Kelsey Chow
Mind & Body | Food Fail: Natalie Minh’s Nutrition Failures
The Awful Truth | The Back-Up Plan: How To Be a Good Wingman/woman
Entertaining | Japanese Cocktails
DestinAsian | Travel Gear
Cultural Collage | Through My Lens: Poppy Fever
Feature | Paradise Found: India’s Wellness Retreats
Plugged In | Bitter in the Mouth by Monique Truong
Personalities | On The Rise: YouTube Sensation Joseph Vincent
Personalities | The Glamorous Life: The Motivational Ruby Veridiano
Personalities | Party Time: Food Network Star Aarti Sequeira
Personalities | National Hero: The Green Hornet’s Jay Chou
Personalities | Soul Barer: Singer Heather Park
The Awful Truth | Dating for Dummies: New Year’s Resolutions
My Story | An Uncertain Education by Lianne Lin
Beauty | Lash Royalty’s Elizabeth Le Pek
Entertaining | Kabuki’s Master Sake Sommelier Yuji Matsumoto
Entertaining | Hot in the Kitchen with Kelly Choi
Through My Lens | Last Look of Winter
Feature | Something Old, Something New … Something Red?: Asian Wedding Superstitions
Personalities | Radical Reboot: Hawaii Five-O’s Grace Park
Personalities | Girl Next Door: Pretty Little Liar’s Shay Mitchell
The Awful Truth | The Office Grind: Intra-office Dating
My Story | The Giving Tree
Feature | Hip Hop Groundswell: Far East Movement
Feature | The New Rhythm Nation
Personalities | Comedian Steve Byrne
Personalities | Host Jeannie Mai
The Awful Truth | Going the Distance
My Story | Gianna Driver’s Cycle of Hope
Plugged In | The Surrendered by Chang Rae Lee
Feature | A Quiet Revolution: O.A.R.
Personalities | Thao Nguyen and Get Down Stay Down
The Awful Truth | Gaming the System
My Story | Veronica De La Cruz’s Fight For Life
Entertaining | In the Kitchen with Jaden Hair
Feature | Protecting Our Youth
Feature | The Spicy Trade
Girl Talk | Gleek Appeal: Jenna Ushkowitz
Audrey Man | New Moon’s Justin Chon
My Story | A New Direction
Plugged In | Thirsty For More: Park Chan-wook
Stylemaker | Seventy Two Changes
Girl Talk | A Wave of Love
We’re going to be constantly updating this archives page with our favorite stories from past Audrey issues so continue to check back when you have time. If you want to read the issues in print (and really, who doesn’t) and keep a little bit of Asian American history in your archives, check our shop to purchase back issues. But hurry — they sell out fast!
Remember that survey that we made you all take awhile back? No? Well, we still remember all your responses! (Thanks for the overwhelmingly great and helpful suggestions, BTW!)
One of the tips that we took away from the surveys was that you wanted more “real” women to be featured in our pages. You wanted more diverse faces and body types to redefine the definition of Asian American beauty .
Well, here’s your chance!
We here at Audrey love women of all shapes, colors, ages and sizes and we want them in our pages! We’re looking for confident, sexy women (and that’s all of you, isn’t it?) to feature in a beautiful upcoming Audrey Magazine photo shoot. We’re looking for Asian American girls of all shapes, sizes, ages and personalities, of South Asian to East Asian descent, hapa to Pacific Islander. If you’re interested in being featured in Audrey Magazine, please submit the following:
2) A self-introduction (name, age, where you live, occupation, ethnicity) and what features you love most about your body and face and why.
Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject Line: BODY PHOTOSHOOT
*Note: You DO NOT have to be a professional model or actress to be a part of our photo shoot! We are looking for REAL Asian American women who love their bodies and faces regardless of size, shape or color.
Looking forward to your submissions!