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Audrey’s Night Out unveils redesign of Asian American fashion magazine

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R&B recording group Legaci sang their hearts out at Audrey's Night Out on Sept. 15, 2012.

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Jamie Chung, cover girl of Audrey Magazine, steps into the red carpet for Audrey's Night Out on Sept. 15 2012.

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David Choi, musician and YouTube video producer, growled and clawed at red-carpet cameras during the red carpet event Audrey's Night Out on Sept. 15, 2012.

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A model showcases fashion designer Richard Bowman and Xavier Othon's latest designs during the fashion runway show at Audrey's Night Out on Sept. 15, 2012.

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A model displays fashion designer Julia Clancy's latest designs during the fashion runway show at Audrey's Night Out on Sept. 15, 2012.

Fifth annual Audrey’s Night Out last week at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica reveals the new look of a Gardena-based fashion magazine aiming to reach a broader audience.

Audrey Magazine, now in its tenth year, has a readership of 30,000 and caters to mainly Asian American women. But this year, they hope to expand readership to non-Asians, print, online, social media and elsewhere. 

Eugene Choi, Director Business Development at Audrey Magazine, said Audrey’s Night Out provided just the opportunity to inaugurate the brand new design.

The beauty and lifestyle publication had changed their logo and revamped their whole look, said Choi. Kanara Ty, associate editor of Audrey, said the magazine "wanted to move in the direction of high fashion mainstream magazines, such as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. It's still Audrey, but she basically just grew up a little. Inside, you'll also see a more streamlined and modern look." The old logo was of lower-case letters and light pastel colors, whereas the new logo had thin, black upper-case letters on a white background.  


'Gossip Girl' moves from Upper East Side to beachside in new LA season

In the season 5 opener of popular CW guilty pleasure TV series "Gossip Girl," the excruciatingly rich Upper East Side cast find themselves in sunny Los Angeles. The cross-country move may be the last gasp of a show running out of New York plot twists, or it may simply be a chance to watch the fashion-heavy show take a stab at at west coast clothing.

The complicated, lusty and largely unbelievable plot of "Gossip Girl" unravels like a soap opera. The series began in 2007 with the teens in an upper crust private high school, and through an array of backstabbings, mental breakdowns, drug addictions and designer shoes, the beautiful cast manages to make it to graduation.

Although the series' narrative is decadent and addicting, the real mainstay of the show is the clothing. While there may be some wealthy real-life fashionistas who actually spend $1,000 on Christian Louboutin booties, for the rest of us, the show's a chance to be a voyeur into a world of indulgence.


The fashion of Steve Jobs - Not just black turtlenecks

Apple's legendary leader Steve Jobs became known for his trademark black turtleneck and jeans, but that wasn't the only version of Jobs' aesthetic. As Jobs steps down from his iconic run as Apple's CEO, a look back at the looks that defined the man.

In this 1970s photo of a young Steve Jobs with Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, Jobs has a beatnik meets hippie look going on, but you can already see that turtleneck collar he would later make his calling card.

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Jobs has tried on a variety of facial hair, but while displaying the Apple II in 1977, he goes with a pretty standard business look with a shirt and tie.

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The height of 1980s business fashion sense, Jobs goes clean cut with a suit and a bow tie, showing off an early Macintosh in 1984. It was still black and white, and the early Macintoshes didn't even have internal hard drives the way we've come to know them, relying on diskettes.