Sales! Sales! I love Sales! Seriously, nothing gets me into a store like a 50 % OFF Sale. I am the best bargain shopper ever, if I do say so myself. Even the guy at the art store yesterday said I should do his shopping for him, cause I’m that good. Well, the best sales event is coming up this Saturday Jan. 31st only at the fabulous Hillary Flowers Boutique (40 Clinton St. between Rivington and Stanton in the L.E.S in NYC). None other than yours truly will be hosting THE best Valentine’s shopping party and sale you’ve ever seen. Yep, shameless plug, I know, but come on people, retail sucks these days, so I gotta do what I can. Anyways, if you come, you not only get 50% OFF all Kahri clothes that are already discounted (which is basically like giving them away) you also get FREE cupcakes and cookies! Now, have I got your attention? Yep, I said FREE sweets! Not only will you some free sweets just for walking in the door, you’ll get special Valentines decorated cookies and cupcakes. Now how cute is that?
Now come out and pick out a cute V-day dress for yourself or your friends at Hillary Flowers Boutique. This super sale is one day only, Jan. 31st from 1-8pm. Of course, there are like 20 other designers you can choose from at the boutique also, from jewelry to handbags back to clothes, this boutique has it all! More »
I know, I know. You want to be a big actress who is sobbing on stage after she wins the Oscar for the most critically acclaimed film since whenever. You want the lights, the camera, and the action….but some obstacles are in your road to fame. Fear not, dear reader, as the phenomena known as seat filling is your ticket to the top…at least for a night.
Seat filling is when an event or show takes in the general public to sit in seats when they are empty. Say someone has gotten up to go to the bathroom in the middle of an awards show taping - a seat filler is bought in so the section doesn’t look empty on camera. Seat fillers are recruited in advance and always usually dress pretty well.
I’ve seen postings for seat fillings everywhere in the country; where there are events, there are seat fillers needed. The website most commonly used is but I’ve also seen litings up on Craigslist, casting websites and even campus bulletin boards.
I was skeptical of all the high-low collabs at first, but now I love ‘em. Case-in-point: I got a fabulous lil’ black faux leather studded clutch by Hayden-Harnett for Target for Christmas for just $19. It looks great, just a bit noticeably lesser quality than an original. Now the creative genius Alexander McQueen is joining the Minneapolis-based low-end chic chain Target. The line hits stores March 1st, so get there before it all sells out. Check it out below: More »
You’ve probably never heard of it, but the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award has been given to rising fashion stars since 2001. Today, WWD announced the winners of the 8th annual Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation (EDFF) Award and don’t be surprised if you don’t know some of the names, but you will. Lucky recipients of the $25,000 award are Lyn Devon, Matthew Ames, Cushnie et Ochs by Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, and Ohne Titel by Alexa Adams and Flora Gill in the women’s design category. Corpus, by Jerrod Cornish and Keith Richardson won for men’s design, and jeweler Monique Péan won for accessories. The foundation’s inaugural award for sustainable design went to Bodkin Brooklyn designers Eviana Hartman and Samantha Pleet. More »
We’re nearing the final days of 2008. It’s been such a long (stressful) year but there have been some good things that came out of it. Although I wish we were still in 2007 (my Senior year of HS), I’m happy to be moving forward.
But before we do, let’s recap on the best of 2008! Of course it’s all my personal opinion. More »
Grab your electric guitar, strap on some heels, pull on some tights, and zip up that pretty dress, because it’s time for the After Party! I recently styled a photoshoot for VenusZine, which just went live on their website. We rocked it hard core, shooting in Williamsburg, BK. Now you can check out the story and go buy yourself the perfect outfit for rockin’ it out into the New Year! In….10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3..2…1…………. More »
So I know it’s almost Christmas now but I finally decided to upload these photos! I don’t necessarily celebrate holidays, including my birthday, so this is as good as it’ll get for me.
These photos are from Thanksgiving and more or less Christmas. As you can see, NY goes all out for Xmas and why wouldn’t they? It’s the best time of the year. Berdoff Goodman is known for their window displays and they are quite the sight. Also if you’re around Grand Central, you can check out the light show and the Aquos LCD Christmas tree.
In case you’re wondering, I spent the Thanksgiving Day eating at a busy Dim Sum restaurant and later walking around Chinatown. I managed to snap a few photos. Nothing special honestly but my cake was really good. More »
Sorry for not posting more often, the last week has been absolutely crazy for me because I’ve been silly enough to think that planning a fashion show at the end of the semester wouldn’t be such a big deal. Let’s just say that after this, I have incredible newfound respect for what I saw at NYC Fashion Week.
My term as APA Heritage Chair for the Asian American Students Alliance at Yale is ending, so I wanted to do a final event that would be fun, interesting, culturally-relevant, and totally girly. Why not a Pan-Asian Fashion Show? And to make it a little more interesting, I planned on working with student designers on campus to redesign some of the clothing so that we would have both traditional and “modernized” pieces on the catwalk.
Conceptually what could possibly be so hard about a fashion show - people strut around for 10 min or so and that’s it. But there are SO many elements to it that you never really think about until you actually try to put one together - lighting, music, fitting, runway training, photographers, programs, volunteers, publicity, vip guests, the list is endless. Even things like the name took forever (we originally wanted “Fusion” but there’s already an event on campus, so we decided to give a nod to French haute couture and call it “Melange“). More »
In honor of the upcoming “giving season”, I present to you the most charitable little boy ever. I saw this video today and was so blown away at the last wish by this 11 year old with lukemia and 2 weeks to live. He just wanted to feed the homeless. No meeting basketball stars, or rockstars, or anything superficial, just to feed the hungry. Serious, probably when I was 11 I would have rather met Shannon Miller or Kim Zmeskal (old school olympic gymnasts) than feed the hungry. Now try not to cry when you watch this video. (click this link to see the video) ?cl=10831031 More »
Time Magazine traditionally interviews a prominent individual for its weekly magazine, and recently it has been allowing its readership to do the asking.
In honor of her retrospective finally making it to Beijing and Hong Kong, Vivienne Westwood is taking questions on TIME.com. You can post your questions and see other people’s questions here, and she might actually answer it!
A bit more about this amazing and eccentric designer as described by Time:
For over 35 years she has had a knack for combining the traditional with the outrageous. From defining London’s punk movement in the 70s to creating that extravagant wedding dress that Carrie wore in Sex and the City: The Movie, her designs have always shocked and turned heads. This December, after being deemed inappropriate by a government spokesman in 2004, the V&A retrospective on her work, Vivienne Westwood: A Life in Fashion, will finally make its way to Hong Kong. Vivienne Westwood will now take your questions.
KahriAnne Kerr is just a simple farmer’s daughter from small town Iowa, who somehow wound up being a hoodstuck New Yorker for the last 5 years. KahriAnne graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology’s fashion design program in 2005. KahriAnne is an independent fashion designer and owner of the hip, funky, rocker chic women’s contemporary clothing line Kahri by KahriAnne Kerr. KahriAnne loves to walk the streets of NYC like they are her own personal catwalk. Shake what ya momma gave ya (or didn’t give ya in my case)!
GirlyBubble loves Party 4 a Cause, which is why we’re super excited about their Rockin’ 90s Dance Party!
One of my favorite dance parties at Yale is a themed 90’s party called “Nostalgia,” and since this sounds like a bigger, crazier version of that it will be guaranteed EPIC. If you’re as nostalgic as I am about the bygone days of Urkel, “Show me the money!”, Clueless (as if…), Screech, The Macarena, Sega Genesis, Ace Ventura (allllrighty then), Ace of Base, Full House, Friends, and the original boy bands, you have to come and show off your version of The Carlton Dance!
If that’s not enough reason to join the party, they’ll also be raffling off great prizes throughout the night like restaurant gift certificates and tickets. Best of all, net proceeds will be going to support a really worthy cause: Habitat for Humanity - NYC and their housing development program for low-income families. Having fun while doing good is what Party 4 a Cause is all about, and we are looking forward to seeing you there!
WHEN: Friday, November 14 @ 10:30pm WHERE: Stitch NYC, 247 W. 37th Street (between 7th and 8th ave), New York, NY 10018
$10 suggested donation at the door. You must be 21 or older to attend. Attendance is limited, so be sure to RSVP at the facebook or event page. 90’s clothing is optional, but come on - it’s a 90’s party, how can you NOT dress up according to the theme?! If you’re at a loss for ideas, just think Madonna during her “Ray of Light” days and you’ll be good to go ;)
Hi everybody! My name is Ani and I’m a full-time college student and pop culture aficionado. I love all things related to entertainment - movies are my passion and I can’t imagine a life without music or fashion. My purse is always littered with my makeup and clippings of ads I like (a current H&M campaign ad is covered with some mascara from a tube I didn’t close tightly enough - oops!) I’m a slave to the grind, what can I say? I also thoroughly enjoy writing and meeting new people, as I believe everyone has unique stories to offer to the world - and I want to be right in the middle of it. I’ve been writing since I joined my high school paper years ago- nowadays I work on my college’s paper as well as occasional freelancing. I really look forward to being here on GirlyBubble and interacting with everyone.
Hello everyone! I am elated to be the first official contributing writer for GirlyBubble! I’m excited to share all my experiences, stories, advice….and of course secrets…shhhhhh…..with all you ladies. And if there are any guys out there reading this…. hmmmm DON’T GO AWAY….. I’m not judging you! As a matter of fact….. (clap clap) I applaud you for taking the initiative to understand the complicated mind of the opposite sex!
But before all that excitement happens, I need to introduce myself to you. My name is JudyMae Chao. I had been a professional internatonal model for 15 years! My first contract agency was Wilhelmina Models and I was one of only a rare few Asian models working in main stream NY in the early 90’s. My clients were major catalog clients like Macy’s , Lord & Taylor, JCPenny’s, Sears…..etc….. I booked a national Swatch commercial and was the first Asian girl to have a Clairol Color box campaign. A few years later, being bored with the commercial life, I decided to get into high fashion and editorial modeling. I signed with FORD Models and began my international career. I’ve gone on to work with some of the biggest models at the time which includes Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. I’ve worked on a Peroni commercial with Kimora Lee. You can find more information on my site judymaechao.com. I retired from the industry when I turned 30 to pursue other business ventures. I currently own my own Image Consulting Studio where I mentor young, aspiring girls about the industry. I teach them the in’s and out’s and lead them in the right direction! Looking back, life in the world of modeling had been great to me but it didn’t come without challenges and failures. I’ve gone thru many brick walls and obstacles and I will share them with you all.
As an Asian American girl trying to make it in the industry many years ago….. I only wished I had someone who had gone before me to mentor me……. I didn’t. But from all my challenges, I’ve learned a lot and I hope to share it with you all and in some way help you to make better choices and achieve your greatest dreams!
Ever since Cosplay Day at Kinokuniya in August, there was one particular cosplayer that caught my eye; however, I didn’t have the opportunity to get to know her which nearly broke my heart. Her cosplay at the time was Rhyme from the Square Enix game The World Ends With You. I absolutely loved it and was able to get a quick photo.
It was then by chance that I saw her again at New York Anime Festival last weekend cosplaying in a completely different outfit. To say the least she looked stunning in her handmade cosplay and this time I made sure to get to know her.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. (Name, age, height, hobbies, etc. Anything you want to include). My name is Jennifer (or Kaori, whichever works for you) and 22 years old. I like to read manga, novels, watch T.V., play video games, sewing and hanging out with friends. I don’t really watch anime because I don’t have the time, and sometimes, it’s just not as good as the manga. I come off as quiet and shy when people first meet me cause I tend to get very nervous. I never know what to say, so I’m always quiet. Some people take it the wrong way, and think otherwise. Please be patient with me, and I will open up. It just nerves get the better of me. More »
I’ve been MIA for the last two days because I spent the weekend at the Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business Intercollegiate Business Conference (HUWIB IBC), which featured a wide range of notable and powerful women speakers who hold high ranking positions at companies such as Google, Dreamworks, Travelocity, and Pinkberry. Bobbi Brown herself was the keynote speaker and walked us through the philosophy of her makeup beliefs and brand. Luckily for me I got some free makeup courtesy of Bobbi Brown and a copy of the Transformers DVD from Dreamworks in addition to tons of great business advice/inspiration, but unfortunately no free Pinkberry or Gphone… can’t wish for too much =P
I feel compelled to give a quick assessment of the Bobbi Brown makeup samples I received as a note of thanks for the freebies. My sample kit consisted of copper penny shimmer wash eye shadow and sandwashed pink lipstick. More »
I made the shortest trip ever into the city today - a grand total of one and a half hours pretty much entirely spent at Té Casan, a shoe boutique in SoHo made famous by Natalie Portman’s vegan shoe collection sold there. The COO is a member of 85 Broads, a women’s career networking organization, and hosted this shopping/networking party at Té Casan for the women of 85 Broads. I’ve been a member of 85 Broads for a year and decided to go check it out.
Essentially a shopping party for loaded career women means lots of shnazzy pantsuits, champagne, and trying on boxes upon boxes of $400 shoes. As a poor college kid I can’t actually afford limited edition designer boots (although I tried a few pairs on and they’re SO comfortable/cute I almost died). Nor did I have a lot of time to stick around and schmooz. But it definitely brought the store to my attention since I frequent SoHo a lot and for some reason have never gone far enough west to find Té Casan. I was also able to talk to Ayesha D’Souza, the hostess, who is gorgeous and seems like a typical 85 Broads woman - ibanker who went to Wharton and now runs a retail startup business - fabulous and successful and glamorous! More »
This past Wednesday September 12 was the Seventeen Magazine Rock-N-Style Concert and Fashion Show in honor of Fashion Week here in NYC. I had the privilege of attending but didn’t get to enjoy all of it.
I arrived about 30 minutes late which didn’t seem to make a difference as we were still able to enter as press. Thanks to Jessica and the numerous Seventeen staff for being so kind. Unfortunately it was raining and made it really difficult for ChelseaDan and me to take photos and maneuver around. Luckily there weren’t as many press people (5 at most in addition to a few young bloggers); however, the red carpet was a little cramped as it wasn’t that big. I didn’t realize photographers could be so pushy sometimes. Nonetheless, the celebrities were there: Delta Goodrem, Jaslene Gonzales, Donnie and Nastia Liukin to name a few. More »
Wednesday night’s party was so much fun! But first, before I give my take on the night, I’d like to officially apologize to all of the people who’s toes I stepped on (figuratively and literally). Also, I’d like to say mucho thank you to Scene PR for sponsoring our little shindig! Woot!
And now, for those of you who could not make it out: you really missed out on some fun! hehe! The model competition was feirce, and I was so suprised that so many models participated! There was an abundance of beautiful faces, all lined up and ready to strike a pose for the photographers in the VIP pit. It was a little hectic, and we almost ran out of time for each model, but everything worked out great, thanks to the cooperation and understanding of everyone involved.
Thank you to everyone who came to our Fashion Shoot Party! We hope you had a blast watching all the models do their thang, schmoozing, dancing, drinking, and having a good time (I know I did ;D). Many many thanks our wonderful volunteers, sponsors and co-host SCENEPR for helping make that night possible. We had some trouble with the venue and the party hosted there after ours, but the Plumm was very swanky and we enjoyed a great turnout of guests and an impressive showing of eager models and photographers. You can enjoy photos from the night here. It’s still growing as we get more photos coming in from various photographers, so be sure to check back and maybe you’re in one of them! More »