Ten minutes to show time and the air was abuzz with excitement. I was particularly aflutter because this was my first film festival ever. And what better way to be introduced to the scene than at the nation’s largest Asian and Asian American film showcase? People chattering, cameras flashing, and smiles all around. Probably the fact that White Frog was also highly acclaimed director Quentin Lee’s new movie starring Twilight’s Booboo Stewart and Glee’s Harry Shum Jr. had something to do with the buzz as well. With a few words of introduction and welcome, the curtains spread wide and the lights turned down. The movie was so fast-paced and attention-snatching that it was over before I knew it.
Audrey Magazine caught the pre-screening of ‘Daylight Savings’, the black-and-white indie sequel to ‘Surrogate Valentine,’ before its SXSW March 10, 2012 world premiere. Helmed again by Dave Boyle and starring Goh Nakamura, Yea-Ming Chen, and Lynn Chen, the film follows Goh, (who reprises his role as himself) a rising independent musician who faces the aftermath of his long-distance girlfriend’s sudden breakup as he is about to embark on his biggest tour. A broken heart, conflicting emotions, spontaneous road trip, and potential new romance makes for an endearing adventure that could be better told.
2011 gave us some great stuff. Here, Audrey Magazine’s Florence share her picks of the year’s Best Blogs.
I have pretty horrible fashion sense and not much creativity when it comes to putting an outfit together. This makes it easy for me to appreciate those with their own unique sense of style. Rumi Neely has just that. Neely is able to put together the grunge and glamour of high-end, commercial and vintage pieces with ease. Not only are her fashion choices inspiring to look at, but Neely, who is of Japanese, Dutch, and Scottish is gorgeous as well. Since its’ birth in 2008, FashionToast has become an influential digital montage of high-res photos of Neely modeling her effortlessly chic style, while letting readers in on her purchases, travels, and adventures. Continue Reading »
There’s something magical about a holiday movie done well.
We asked celebs at the Audrey Magazine & KoreAm Journal A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas screening what are some of their favorite seasonal flicks.
To find out who listed Die Hard and who named…Casablanca(?!) as one, check below! Continue Reading »
Not sure what you all are feeling up to this week, but personally, I am most looking forward to getting a spa! Too bad Spa Week’s not till October, but that doesn’t mean I can’t book in advance! But lucky me, I have a Wi Spa coupon from my Audrey’s Night Out goody bag. You can win one too! Just follow the instructions here.
Spa Week – Book Now!
When: Now until Sunday, October 16
Where: Spas across United States and Canada – visit SpaWeek.com for details
How: Sign up on SpaWeek.com
With the stress we’ve all been enduring, I say it’s time we treat ourselves for some de-stressing treatments – all at a discount! This fall, Spa Week is taking place from Monday, October 10 – Sunday, October 16. Hundreds of day spas, medical spas, resort spas, yoga and Pilate studios and other health and fitness centers will be offering 2-3 exclusive services for a discounted price of just $50 each. Book your appointments now! Continue Reading »
I never have been nor ever will be a tiny Asian girl. I’ve always been a chubby kid — it’s evident in my baby pictures which bear remarkable resemblance to Notorious B.I.G as I sit there big-cheeked, big-thighed, staring into the camera with a scowl (I was probably hungry). It was evident from my pants split at the butt-cracks because I was so booty-licious, no amount of fabric or denim could hold it in.
We here at Audrey are huge fans of Lynn Chen. She made a red carpet and catwalk appearance at Audrey’s Night Out, and blogged about her experience here. Instead of participating in the debauchery of the after party, she went around posing with the vintage cars at the Petersen Automotive Museum. She is so refreshing!
Her turn as the uptight older sister to Karin Anna Cheung’s more … shall we say … morally carefree sister in The People I’ve Slept With (the title says it all) was classic, but if you want to see another side of Chen, you have to go get White on Rice, out on DVD today.
The disc is loaded with never-before-seen features, including a documentary film of the Japanese premiere, deleted scenes, and a voice cameo by legendary actor Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Spider-Man 3). White on Rice was born of collaboration between Dave Boyle (Big Dreams Little Tokyo) and lead actor Hiroshi Watanabe (Letters from Iwo Jima, The Last Samurai), who worked together in Boyle’s first film. “I knew right away [Watanabe] had the comic charisma to carry a lead role in a comedy. He’s the only guy who could pull of this role, and I’m proud of our work together on the film,” said Boyle.
The Honolulu Advertiser calls the film “A Satisfying Comedic Feast,” while the San Francisco Chronicle said the film was “A cinematic milestone.”
Check out our interview with Lynn Chen here. Chen plays the love interest of Jimmy, a misguided 40-year-old divorceé trying to navigate his way through a new life (and find a new wife) in America out of his sister’s basement.
For more information on the film, visit: http://whiteonricethemovie.com
To watch the first five minutes of the movie go to:
Deciding what to wear to an event can be a grueling task. Do you overdress? Underdress? Do you wear your favorite classics or try something trendier?
And in the case of a fashion show, the age old question can be, do you go with black or color?
Through my red carpet corresponding, I’ve found most celebs sticking to the classic black for the evening. Nevertheless, some found great ways to spruce up a basic. But is it better than donning a bright hue? Let’s take a look at the competition.
Serena Yang sassed up her LBD with geometric gems on the shoulder blades and killer shoes.
On any other man, this outfit would look a bit frumpy and hobo-ish but Jack Yang is not any other man. Blackjack!
Pro ping pong player (dude, I know,right?) Soo Yeon Lee kind of has this Halloween witchy costume thing going on but she’s dang gorgeous so she pulls it off.
Love Karin Anna Cheung’s blingin’ chains and hot skirt.
Lina So looks classy and elegant…and kind of out of place at this event!
Nikki Soohoo’s white stripes brings a stark contrast to her black strapless.
Ashley Jones supports designer Jenny Han with a jewel-toned purple cocktail that looks comfy and stylish.
James Kyson Lee had a flight to NY that evening which may explain why he was so warmly dressed for the warm evening. Nonetheless, shnazzy scarf!
Lynn Chen sports a casual maroon top. We were more in love with her fabulous professional do. The first time she ever got her hair done for an event!
Mayleen Ramey looks super Californian cool in this breezy sundress and flat sandals. ROck ‘em girlfriend!
Michelle Phan’s blue gem-toned cocktail was a nice contrast to the red carpet.
Paperdoll’s unique style is shown through each members’ different fashion choices.
Sheetal Sheth rocked her gunmetal gray jumpsuit.
So what do you think? Is it cooler to stay in edgy black for the evening or don a bright hue? If you want my opinion…
I wore this for the evening (pictured here interviewing Justin Chon). So I say: viva la color!
Are you ready for Audrey’s Night Out happening THIS WEEK?
We’ve added so many more celebrity guests, models and designers. Super cute ready-to-wear designer Disaya (an Audrey favorite — you’re going to love her stuff!) and lingerie line Fleur’T. Hobnob with celebrity guests Ashley Jones (The Bold and the Beautiful, True Blood), Amy Rider (Secret Life of an American Teenager), Nikki Soohoo (The Lovely Bones), Joseph Vincent (Youtube star), James Kyson Lee (Heroes), Bobby Lee (MadTV), Justin Chon (Twilight), Michelle Phan (Youtube star) and many, many more! (Seriously, so many more) Free flowing Ketel One Vodka and Stella Artois beer all night long. Tunes spun by Amy Phamous, Dofunk (93.5 Kday DJ) and A-List let you get your groove on.
And we just need one very important guest to make this event complete: YOU!
Buy tickets here:
When Audrey Got Angry, an Awesome evening happened!
Thanks to everyone who made it out Saturday night to the opening weekend of The People I’ve Slept With for Audrey Gets Angry, a q&a and after party hosted by Audrey Magazine and Angry Asian Man. (And Lynn Chen for a blog shout-out afterwards, woot woot!)
We hope you had as fab an evening at Libertine on Sunset as we did!
Judging by the amazing turnout (packed house!), we’re pretty sure you did as well.
Stars Karin Anna Cheung and Lynn Chen will also be part of our star-studded lineup on the catwalk for Audrey’s Night Out.
Audrey hopes to see you at our next event!
If you have any pictures or stories of the night or comments on how to improve on our events, let us know! Share a comment below. Photos by Helen Wong, Andrea Krauss (and my iPhone).