The Beverly Center shopping mall in Los Angeles is home to many high-end and affordable clothing stores and boutiques. Stores such as, Tiffany’s, Burberry, Forever 21, and Macy’s have had Los Angelenos and tourists flock to Southern California’s very first fashion location. Now, shoppers could purchase from its brand new store, Versace Collection. The high-end brand house extended its line so that men and women could have a chance to wear Versace without breaking the bank.
On Saturday, October 20th, Audrey Magazine attended a private viewing of its Fall/Winter 2012 Collection. Hosted by Phoenix International Magazine, event goers, who were dressed in their best clothes, sipped on champagne and hors d’oeuvres as they enjoyed the mini fashion show. After the models strutted the clothing around the store, attendees spent some time shopping. 10% of each purchase that evening was donated to The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.
Continue Reading for pictures and a peek at the Fall/Winter 2012 Collection!
Audrey Magazine got a chance to play its hand at the First Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament hosted by Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) at the W Hotel in Hollywood, benefitting the foundation’s educational programming. CAPE advances diversity and cross-cultural awareness by educating and promoting Asian Pacific Americans for key artistic and leadership roles in the entertainment industry.
We chatted with some celebs and asked about their upcoming projects, poker strategies and thoughts on CAPE’s mission.
It’s that time of the year to do some shopping again because the holidays are approaching! We encourage you to do yours at the Shopping Bazaar, co-sponsored by Audrey. Not only will you get the chance to shop Italian designer Kao Pao Shu‘s fantasy-filled and super edgy clothing, but a percentage of the proceeds go to the Good Shepherd Shelter, which helps women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Your purchases will help a foundation that is really effective: 96 percent of families who complete the program offered by Good Shepherd Shelter now live an independent and violence-free life.
This event starts with a Holiday Shopping Bazaar which includes Hand Crafting Justice, a fair trade partnership with the Good Shepherd Shelter. They will present products made from women who are fighting for economic justice and independence in developing countries. At 6 pm, there will be a live model presentation, where guests can see the full transformation of a model from make-up and hair styling to a live photo shoot. Prizes donated from businesses throughout California will also be awarded.
Good Shepherd Shelter and Studio DNA team up to provide makeovers for women who are victims of domestic violence. Women who suffer from domestic violence are conditioned to feel helpless and worthless of any rights. What they need is the strength to move on from their pain and this requires increased confidence. With a new look, women feel better about themselves and become prepared to take on the challenge of starting a new life because fashion and beauty can inspire one’s inner beauty. As a part of an international organization that has been helping mothers and children in abusive environments for the last 350 years, Good Shepherd Shelter provides the support and resources these women need to rebuild their self-esteem.
Come join us as we kick off the holiday season with some fashion and fund raising. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details and Kao Pao Shu looks, keep reading.
When: Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 4 pm
Venue: Kao Pao Shu Showroom
1906 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Hosts: Kao Pao Shu & Studio DNA Salon
Best friends are a special thing. Soul sisters are a rare treasure. One that often ended at childhood when you stopped trading friendship necklaces. But BuyLoveGiveLove is bringing that back.
BuyLove came to life at a local starbucks when two childhood friends came together with a vision in mind. Like a friendship bracelet for grown ups, the tote bags comes in a pair, each one containing half of a bigger design that can be seen when the bags are placed side by side. The designs are intricately-sketched heart details that is sure to make all the girly girls in us swoon.
Even better, you’d be supporting a good cause by purchasing a tote bag! Each tote bag would focus on empowering women through different non-profit organizations. Each bag purchased will give 5% of its proceeds to a non-profit organization that best represents that line.
The official launch party for the line is November 7th, 2010 in Pomona, CA. A sneak peak of the lines will be shown along with information about the various organizations BuyLove is working with. Each bag purchased will include a message about the organization that the proceeds will be going to, in hopes of inspiring women and girls everywhere to get involved. The tote bags are perfect for school, work, or even the beach. It has a top zip closure with two interior pockets and is made out of a cotton canvas with leather PU trim and metal feet on the bottom.
The BuyLove tote, with a design of an oversized gift-wrapped heart will give proceeds to Precious Life Shelter, whose mission is to provide residential and supportive services for homeless pregnant adult women.
The BuyForgiveness tote, a patched up heart, will support Marin Services for Women, helping women save and transform their lives by providing the most effective substance abuse recovery programs.
And last but not least, the BuyStrength tote (pictured above), a pretty tree blossoming with hearts, will support Operation Courage is Beautiful whose mission is to show our appreciation for our courageous military service women’s contribution and sacrifice by shipping care packages that give a little joy and femininity to their service lives.
We are giving away a pair of BuyStrength tote to one lucky winner (and her best friend). Since these bags are so awesome, we’re requesting you to:
1) Look through our previous posts and comment on three of them.
2) On the comments section below THIS post, tell us which three posts you commented on.
We will select the best comment and award them the giveaway. An @audreymagazine tweet will also count as a comment!
This giveaway ends Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 11:59PM. Good luck and happy commenting!
Celebrities are people too, okay? They’re not objects that can be bought or sold on Ebay.
Unless if it’s for a good cause and if it’s just their Twitter alter ego.
Twitchange, the first ever celebrity tweet auction began yesterday, Sept. 15 as Twitter fans can bid for three things: to be followed by their favorite celebrity on Twitter, retweeted, or mentioned by them in a special tweet. All proceeds for the auction will go to benefit aHomeinHaiti.org in finishing rebuilding the Miriam Center, which houses, educates and loves on Haitian children with cerebral palsy, severe autism, and other major life challenges.
The delightful Glee star, Harry Shum Jr. is just one of the celeb Twitterers for sale. Look, free shipping too!
Other celebs that have joined Harry in the auction include SYTYCD dance sensation, @alexdwong, Harry’s Glee costar @ijennaush, and Step Up 3 director @jonmchu.
Bidding begins on the September 15, 2010 and ends on September 25, 2010.
If only receiving attention from Harry on twitter just doesn’t cut it for you, you may get a chance to see him in person-at Audrey’s Night Out 2010!
You have until Thursday, Sept. 16 to get discounted tickets at 20% off! Purchase tickets here:
Video & interview from Ink’n'Undies
Take a minute to think about the underwear you have on. Think about all it’s done for you, those endless wash cycles and bean burritos. Very few people will see your underwear (unless you are of the mall-crawling crowd that belts up around the lower thigh, in which case you might be considered an underwear activist here), but for one particular group of people, the challenge goes beyond ‘boxers or briefs.’
When Helen Huang told her friends and relatives about starting a non-profit to provide underwear — just underwear — to the homeless, they mostly laughed. When she bought the idea to homeless shelters, they said please.
“It’s not just what you see,” Huang says regarding homelessness. To people struggling to pick themselves up, getting a bra that fits is just as much a hurdle as having an address to fill in on job applications. Women who escape domestic violence situations often don’t have time to pack their underwear. Then there are the babies. “Can I just talk about the homeless babies?” She pipes up during our interview. “Homeless children need new diapers, and pull-ups to be toilet-trained.”
Any parent can attest to how crucial those are.
So with that, Huang founded Undershare, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that relies exclusively on volunteers and donations to provide underwear to the homeless and distressed. They do drop-offs (simple: they just drop underwear off) at Los Angeles homeless shelters and sent undergarments to Louisiana when Katrina landed. Their latest project also involved underwear, but with flair: a skivvy fashion show fundraiser at the Ecco Lounge. Modeled by the Suicide Girls, a punk-rock-flavored girls club that threw all body shapes, tattoos and piercings on a runway, Ink’n'Undies had drawn a full house before 9pm. Clothes, or underwear rather, were provided by Seven ’til Midnight.
Organizations like hers, Huang says, aren’t solving the problem of homelessness. “We’re lending compassion and dignity.” In the end, she’s just trying to get some money for new undergarments. “And the people who laughed at me at first,” she adds, “they’ve all come and donated underwear.”
I always think it’s funny when people tell me I have a glamorous job. The words “magazine editor” conjure images of exclusive red-carpet soirees and celeb-infused events. Sure, I get a cool invite or two and tons of free products, and I’ve sat a mere arm’s length away from such luminaries as Tony Leung and Ralph Fiennes at one time. But most of the time? I’m just trying to catch up with my email and figure out the day to day. I wish I could clone myself just so I could make it out to all the spas and salons that various publicists want me to check out. Continue Reading »